ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – Marketplace Thursday, September 10, 7:00 PM Host Kai Ryssdal reports on how the collapse of Lehman Brothers shook our belief in the financial system. Just one year ago, most Americans believed their money was safely invested in their 401K plans and their houses would be worth more every year. People on Wall Street believed that too, and they made big bets on mortgage-backed securities. No one believed that a financial powerhouse like Lehman Brothers could collapse.
Tulsa, Ok – AAA today projected the number of Americans traveling this Labor Day weekend will be substantially lower than last year's travel volume. Approximately 39.1 million travelers are expected to take a trip of 50 or more miles from home this year, a decrease of 13.3 percent from the 2008 holiday period when Labor Day travel was the strongest of the decade.
Tulsa, OK – The sentence is 107 years in prison for Kimberly Graham. She is the Tulsa woman convicted of running into a group of motorcycle riders outside a Tulsa bar. Five people were killed and Graham fled the scene.
Judge Tom Thornbrugh handed down the sentences today. The sentences will run consecutively.
Oklahoma City, OK – Services held for slain pastor
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Nearly 500 people packed an Oklahoma City church to remember a pastor who was slain inside her small church in Anadarko as she prepared for a Sunday service.
Carol Daniels was found dead Aug. 23 after people coming for services notified police that the door to the church was locked. Police found her body inside. Authorities said she died of multiple sharp force injuries. No arrests have been made.