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Fall 2020 Fundraiser

FALL 2020 FUNDRAISER

'We Need You!' Our Fall 2020 Fundraisier has begun. This is where you come in! To contribute online, click here. If you would like to call with your gift or pledge (during business hours) the number is 888-454-7800. If you would like to mail us a check, the address is: KCCU, 2800 W Gore Blvd, Lawton, OK 73505. Our overall goal is to raise $50,000, solely to pay for programming and program delivery. Most of our programs went up in cost anywhere from one to three percent for FY21. The money we...

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Lawton, OK – Texas women's head track and field coach Beverly Kearney recently spoke to citizens, students and athletes at Cameron University Theater in Lawton as part of the university's Centennial Celebration. Not only has Kearney has won seven national championships over her career, she has faced the challenges off the track of losing her mother and becoming homeless at 17, to surviving an auto accident and being able to walk again after being told she coudn't. KCCU's David Meyer has more.

Austin, TX –
State officials gave IBM an $863 million contact to consolidate data operations in 27 stage agencies. But the project has been marred with problems.

Now IBM faces the possibility of losing the contract if the company doesn't fix the issues.

The contract was supposed to save the state $178 million over seven years. Instead, the project has saved far less and frustrated state agencies with problems.

Oklahoma City, OK – An Oklahoma senator who supported a $700 billion financial rescue plan say he's concerned that the intended program won't be implemented.

Sen. Tom Coburn joined two other Republican senators in signing a letter to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson expressing ``deep concern'' that the mechanics of the program have been changed.

The Bush administration has changed the bailout package by dropping the idea of buying banks' troubled assets _ which was the centerpiece of the original proposal.

The plan now is to buy bank stocks.

Plano, TX – J.C. Penney says third-quarter profit fell by more than half as consumers cut back on spending and took less trips to the mall amid a deteriorating economic climate.

The department-store operator says profit for the three months ended Nov. 1 fell 52 percent to $124 million, or 56 cents per share, from $261 million, or $1.17 per share last year.

Plano, Texas-based J.C. Penny says revenue fell 9 percent to $4.32 billion from $4.73 billion last year.

Austin, TX – The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, still reeling two months after Hurricane Ike, is laying off about 3,800 people.

UT System regents yesterday announced they were forced to make the job cuts because the teaching hospital is running out of money.

UTMB's current rate of spending, including wages and benefits for faculty and staff who have not returned to work, exceeds revenues by almost $40 million per month.

Dr. Kenneth Shine, interim chancellor of the UT system, expected most of the jobs cut would be from the hospital.

Oklahoma City, OK – With a huge wind corridor in western Oklahoma and local researchers working on creating biofuels from perennial native grasses, experts say Oklahoma is poised to become a leader in the renewable energy industry.

Speaking yesterday at the Oklahoma Biofuels Conference in Oklahoma City, renewable energy experts say the emphasis on biofuels and wind energy likely will continue under President-elect Obama's administration.

Tulsa, OK – A report by a real estate data service says the number of home foreclosures in Oklahoma fell by 36 percent from September to October.

The report by RealtyTrac estimates 817 foreclosures were filed in October. That's one for every 1,967 households in the state.

Nationwide the number of foreclosures rose by more than 5 percent in October to a rate of one for every 452 households.

The highest rate of home loan defaults is in Nevada for the 22nd straight month with one of every 74 homes foreclosed on in October.

Oklahoma City, OK – Two of Oklahoma's largest banking companies are turning down an offer by the Treasury Department of additional capital.

BOK Financial and BancFirst Corp. say they don't need and don't want help from a program offering additional money to financial institutions.

The U.S. Treasury's Capital Purchase Program is an effort to stabilize the financial services sector. The Treasury Department receives preferred stock and warrants in return for the investment.

Lawton, OK – It's the "Cameron Centennial Moment," an Oral History Project in conjunction with Cameron University and KCCU, dedicated to broadcasting perspectives from current and former students, alumni, faculty, staff, and others that were impacted by Cameron University.

The Cameron Centennial Moment will air every Friday until the conclusion of the Centennial Year at 7:30 in the morning and 4:30 in the afternoon.

This week's Cameron Centennial Moment features Dr. Scherrey Cardwell, English professor from 1971-2008.

Lawton, OK – As the leaves begin to fall, so does the temperature; and when the temperature drops and there is precipitation, things may become dangerous. KCCU's David Meyer speaks with Comanche County Emergency Management Director Clint Wagstaff and Comanche County Public Information Officer Chris Killmer on what to do to get ready for the winter.

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