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Friday, March 28, 2008

Bridges Foundation hails re-opening of its center
The Bridges Foundation celebrated the grand re-opening of its Outsource Center with a recent open house. The renovation of the center, 1345 N. Lewis Ave., was completed in January and provides a beautiful work center for the foundation’s clients. The Outsource Center employs 30-50 people with developmental disabilities who seek to learn a trade and improve their job skills. Area businesses like IC of Oklahoma, Cintas, Mercury Marine and John Zink outsource jobs to the center, which are then completed by Bridges’ clients. The four-month renovation project improved virtually all aspects of the work area including new restrooms, lighting, windows, flooring and


work stations. In addition, the existing lunchroom was expanded and updated to provide a comfortable break area for clients. The reception was a landmark event for all those at Bridges who have worked for several years to make possible these upgrades to the aging facility. Special guests at the open house included: Roscoe Turner and Tom Baker with the City of Tulsa, Mark Graham

and Sharon Gallagher of the Tulsa Area United Way, Hastings Siegfried of Nordam, and Don Walker of Arvest Bank. More than $300,000 was donated by area foundations to make this renovation possible. Major donors include: The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation, the city of Tulsa, the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the Grace & Franklin Bernsen Foundation, the Hille Foundation, the Maxine & Jack Zarrow Foundation, Osteopathic Founders Foundation, Tulsa Charity Fight Night, the UPS Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and Williams Cos. Inc.
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Deputy Mayor Tom Baker, Tulsa Area United Way CEO Mark Graham, the Bridges Foundation client Tommy Davenport, Bridges Foundation Board President Sherri Wise and Bridges Foundation Executive Director Jeff Summers recently celebrated the grand re-opening of the Bridges Foundation’s Outsource Center.

billboard charts
Weekly charts for the nation’s best-selling recorded music as they appear in next week’s issue of Billboard magazine.

Billboard Hot 100: Top 10
1. “Bleeding Love,” Leona Lewis. SYCO/J/RMG. 2. “Love in This Club,” Usher feat. Young Jeezy. LaFace/Zomba. 3. “Sexy Can I,” Ray J and Yung Berg. Knockout/Deja 34/Koch/Epic. 4. “With You,” Chris Brown. Jive/Zomba. 5. “Love Song,” Sara Bareilles. Epic. 6. “No Air,” Jordin Sparks duet with Chris Brown. 19/Jive/Zomba. 7. “Low,” Flo Rida feat. T-Pain. Poe Boy/Atlantic. 8. “Don’t Stop the Music,” Rihanna. SRP/Def Jam/IDJMG. 9. “Lollipop,” Lil Wayne feat. Static Major. Cash Money/Universal Motown. 10. “Shawty Get Loose,” Lil Mama feat. Chris Brown and T-Pain. Familiar Faces/Jive/Zomba.

Hollywood. 6. “Rise Above This,” Seether. Wind-up. 7. “Fake It,” Seether. Wind-up. 8. “The Pretender,” Foo Fighters. Roswell/RCA/RMG. 9. “crushcrushcrush,” Paramore. Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic/Lava. 10. “It’s Not My Time,” 3 Doors Down. Universal Republic.

Hot Country Songs
1. “Small Town Southern Man,” Alan Jackson. Arista Nashville. 2. “You’re Gonna Miss This,” Trace Adkins. Capitol Nashville. 3. “What Kinda Gone,” Chris Cagle. Capitol Nashville. 4. “I Saw God Today,” George Strait. MCA Nashville. 5. “All-American Girl,” Carrie Underwood. Arista/Arista Nashville. 6. “Just Got Started Lovin’ You,” James Otto. Warner Bros./WRN. 7. “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy),” Rodney Atkins. Curb. 8. “Laughed Until We Cried,” Jason Aldean. Broken Bow. 9. “Picture to Burn,” Taylor Swift. Big Machine. 10. “Love Is a Beautiful Thing,” Phil Vassar. Universal South.

5. “Sexy Can I,” Ray J and Yung Berg. Knockout/Deja 34/Epic/Koch. 6. “Crying Out for Me,” Mario. 3rd Street/J/RMG. 7. “Suffocate,” J. Holiday. Music Line/Capitol. 8. “Touch My Body,” Mariah Carey. Island/IDJMG. 9. “Just Fine,” Mary J. Blige. Matriarch/Geffen. 10. “With You,” Chris Brown. Jive/Zomba.

video logs
Top Video Rentals
1. “No Country for Old Men,” Buena Vista Home Entertainment. 2. “Hitman,” 20th Century Fox. 3. “Dan in Real Life,” Buena Vista Home Entertainment. 4. “Bee Movie,” Paramount Home Entertainment. 5. “American Gangster,” Universal Studios Home Video. 6. “Into the Wild,” Paramount Home Entertainment. 7. “August Rush,” Warner Home Video. 8. “Michael Clayton,” Warner Home Video. 9. “Beowulf,” Paramount Home Entertainment. 10. “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium,” 20th Century Fox.

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
1. “Welcome to the Dollhouse,” Danity Kane. Bad Boy/AG. 2. “Trilla,” Rick Ross. Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam/IDJMG. 3. “Mail on Sunday,” Flo Rida. Poe Boy/Atlantic/AG. 4. “Ego Trippin,” Snoop Dogg. Doggystyle/Geffen/IGA. 5. “NOW 27.” Various artists. Sony BMG/EMI/Universal/Zomba. 6. “Self-Made,” Rocko. Rocky Road/Island Urban/IDJMG. 7. “Discipline,” Janet. Island/IDJMG. 8. “Silverback Gorilla,” Sheek Louch. D-Block/Koch. 9. “As I Am,” Alicia Keys. MBK/J/RMG. 10. “Growing Pains,” Mary J. Blige. Matriarch/Geffen/IGA.

Top DVD Sales
1. “Bee Movie,” Paramount Home Entertainment. 2. “No Country for Old Men,” Buena Vista Home Entertainment. 3. “101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition,” Buena Vista Home Entertainment. 4. “Hitman,” 20th Century Fox. 5. “Dan in Real Life,” Buena Vista Home Entertainment. 6. “August Rush,” Warner Home Video. 7. “Stargate: The Ark of Truth,” 20th Century Fox. 8. “Nancy Drew,” Warner Home Video. 9. “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium,” 20th Century Fox. 10. “Beowulf,” Paramount Home Entertainment.

Billboard 200 Top Albums: Top 10
1. “Welcome to the Dollhouse,” Danity Kane. Bad Boy/AG. 2. “NOW 27.” Various artists. Sony BMG/EMI/Universal/Zomba. 3. “Trilla,” Rick Ross. Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam/IDJMG. 4. “Mail On Sunday,” Flo Rida. Poe Boy/Atlantic/AG. 5. “Sleep Through the Static,” Jack Johnson. Brushfire/UMRG. 6. “Hannah Montana 2 (Soundtrack)/Meet Miley Cyrus,” Miley Cyrus. Walt Disney/Hollywood. 7. “Ego Trippin,” Snoop Dogg. Doggystyle/Geffen/IGA. 8. “Taylor Swift,” Taylor Swift. Big Machine. 9. “Little Voice,” Sara Bareilles. Epic/Sony Music. 10. “Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: The Best of Both Worlds Concert,” Miley Cyrus. Hollywood/Walt Disney.
STEPHEN PINGRY / Tulsa World file

Top Country Albums
1. “Taylor Swift,” Taylor Swift. Big Machine. 2. “Good Time,” Alan Jackson. Arista Nashville/SBN. 3. “Carnival Ride,” Carrie Underwood. Arista/Arista Nashville/RMG/SBN. 4. “Still Feels Good,” Rascal Flatts. Lyric Street/Hollywood. 5. “The Ultimate Hits,” Garth Brooks. Pearl. 6. “Raising Sand,” Robert Plant/Alison Krauss. Rounder. 7. “Some Hearts,” Carrie Underwood. Arista/Arista Nashville/RMG. 8. “Enjoy the Ride,” Sugarland. Mercury/UMGN. 9. “Long Road Out of Eden ,” Eagles. ERC. 10. “American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II,” Trace Adkins. Capitol Nashville.

Puddle of Mudd has the No. 1 and No. 2 single on the the mainstream and alternative/modern rock charts with “Psycho.” Here, guitarist and lead singer Wes Scantlin performs during the band’s show in Tulsa at the Cain’s Ballroom in 2004.
5. “Who Knew,” Pink. LaFace/Zomba. 6. “Apologize,” Timbaland feat. OneRepublic. Mosley/Blackground/Interscope. 7. “Wait for You,” Elliott Yamin. Hickory/RED. 8. “Teardrops on My Guitar,” Taylor Swift. Big Machine/Universal Republic. 9. “Love Song,” Sara Bareilles. Epic. 10. “Hey There Delilah,” Plain White T’s. Fearless/Hollywood. Down. Universal Republic. 5. “Fake It,” Seether. Wind-up. 6. “Falling Down,” Atreyu. Hollywood. 7. “Rise Above This,” Seether. Wind-up. 8. “Life Is Beautiful,” Sixx:A.M. Eleven Seven. 9. “The Stone,” Ashes Divide. Island/IDJMG. 10. “I’m Not Jesus,” Apocalyptica feat. Corey Taylor. Jive/Zomba.

Hot Rap Songs
1. “Independent,” Webbie, Lil’ Phat and Lil’ Boosie. Trill/Asylum/Atlantic. 2. “Low,” Flo Rida feat. T-Pain. Poe Boy/Atlantic. 3. “Dey Know,” Shawty Lo. D4L/Asylum. 4. “I Won’t Tell,” Fat Joe feat. J. Holiday. Terror Squad/Imperial/Capitol. 5. “Superstar,” Lupe Fiasco feat. Matthew Santos. 1st & 15th/Atlantic. 6. “The Boss,” Rick Ross feat. T-Pain. Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam/IDJMG. 7. “She Got It,” 2 Pistols feat. T-Pain and Tay Dizm. Universal Republic. 8. “Umma Do Me,” Rocko. Rocky Road/Island Urban/IDJMG. 9. “Flashing Lights,” Kanye West feat. Dwele. Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG. 10. “Elevator,” Flo Rida feat. Timbaland. Poe Boy/Atlantic.

Bright yellow prevails in all directions — forsythia and bunches of jonquils are blooming everywhere. We want to think spring is here to stay, but it keeps running away until it has made an adjustment in the temperatures. Onions and garlic have been planted, and next comes radishes and lettuces. Wildflowers, at least those that are close to the ground, now cover the slopes. Given a few warm hours, others will join in and spring will truly appear. To some, a dandelion is something to dread, but on a cold morning walk, one little dandelion brings on a smile and a warmer feeling. In times past, I have sensed that some people thought it hilarious that they were all dressed up and going out to dinner and I was pushing a lawn mower. I wanted to push the lawn mower and put out pots of flowers and enjoy what I accomplished. One little girl commented that her mama didn’t have to mow — poor thing. I loved it.


Alternative/Modern Rock Tracks
1. “Long Road to Ruin,” Foo Fighters. Roswell/RCA/RMG. 2. “Psycho,” Puddle of Mudd. Flawless/Geffen/Interscope. 3. “Shadow of the Day,” Linkin Park. Warner Bros. 4. “Believe,” The Bravery. Island/IDJMG. 5. “Falling Down,” Atreyu.

Mainstream Rock Tracks Hot Adult Contemporary
1. “Bubbly,” Colbie Caillat. Universal Republic. 2. “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” Fergie. 3. “Home,” Daughtry. RCA/RMG. 4. “Lost,” Michael Buble. 143/Reprise. 1. “Psycho,” Puddle of Mudd. Flawless/Geffen. 2. “So Happy,” Theory of a Deadman. 604/Roadrunner/RRP. 3. “Long Road to Ruin,” Foo Fighters. Roswell/RCA/RMG. 4. “It’s Not My Time,” 3 Doors

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
1. “I Remember,” Keyshia Cole. Imani/Geffen/Interscope. 2. “Love in This Club,” Usher feat. Young Jeezy. LaFace/Zomba. 3. “Falsetto,” The-Dream. Radio Killa/Def Jam/IDJMG. 4. “Like You’ll Never See Me Again,” Alicia Keys. MBK/J/RMG.

Rapper Remy Ma convicted of shooting woman in NY
B Y S AMUEL M AULL Associated Press
The defense had conceded that Remy Ma, whose real name is Remy Smith, fired a NEW YORK — Grammy- shot toward a friend she susnominated rapper Remy Ma pected of stealing $3,000, but was led out of a Manhattan said it was an accident. courtroom Thursday, weepSmith, 26, faces up to 25 ing and in handcuffs, after being convicted of shooting a years in prison following her woman outside a nightclub conviction in state Supreme Court for assault, weapon last summer. possession and attempted coercion. The singer was nominated for a Grammy as part of the Terror Squad for the 2004 hit “Lean Back.” She also has appeared on recordings with Busta Rhymes and Eminem. Joseph was shot after a party at a nightclub in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood you had to take to shoot somebody.” on July 14, 2007. Assistant District Attorney Michael McIntosh said the defendant “took an illegal .45caliber automatic and loaded it with hollow-point bullets,” then used both hands to cock the weapon as she got into the car. “She took every step The rapper demanded that Joseph dump the contents of her purse; Joseph denied she had taken the rapper’s money and refused. Fisher said the gun went off accidentally as the women struggled over the bag.

Collect pictures of your classroom using the newspaper and win a chance to be featured as the NIE Classroom of the Month. One classroom each month will be featured on the NIE website and in the newspaper. The winning students will also receive donuts and juice from our sponsor, Krispy Kreme, along with a classroom set of newspapers on a Sponsored by morning of your choice. All classes will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win free NIE services. Send pictures and a short description of the activities pictured to Sara Amberg, Educational Services Coordinator, Tulsa World 315 S. Boulder Tulsa, OK 74103 or send a electronic image with description to Good Luck!

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