The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

National and world

October 5, 2012

Jazz hall organizers say they will pay $60k debt

TULSA, Okla. — Facing eviction, directors at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame have announced they will finally be able to pay off some $60,000 in bills the organization has owed for months.

Friday’s statement by the Tulsa nonprofit comes two days ahead of a special meeting set by the county to discuss what to do with the museum.

Jason McIntosh, the hall’s CEO, says nearly 100 donors from across the country have offered help after learning of the hall’s financial struggles last month.

The 24-year-old organization has been plagued by financial problems. This spring, a nearly $4,000 check cut by the hall to cover a half-year’s insurance bounced.  

The county had indicated the facility could face eviction if it didn’t pay off its debts by this month.

 

1
Text Only
National and world
  • Immigration web.jpg House chairman: $3.7 billion border request ‘too much’

    The developments indicated that Obama faces an uphill climb as he pushes Congress to approve $3.7 billion to deal with tens of thousands of unaccompanied kids who’ve been arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border from poor and increasingly violent Central American nations. And they suggested that even as the children keep coming, any final resolution is likely weeks away on Capitol Hill.

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Benghazi web.jpg Commanders: Benghazi rescue hampered by lack of info

    For the military, the fog of war shrouded Benghazi even before the night of Sept. 11.

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • MED CDC Anthrax web.jpg Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

    The CDC also released a report that detailed three other incidents in the past decade in which mistakes or other problems caused potentially dangerous germs to be sent out. No lab worker or member of the public was sickened in any of the incidents, the CDC said.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Governors_Hass-1.jpg Biden to governors: Lead us out of this mess

    “The way things have gotten today, and I’m not singling out any party or any group of people — the politics, the culture in Washington, it’s become too personal, it’s too corrosive,” Biden said during a meeting of the National Governors Association. “I think you’ve got to lead us out of this mess we’re in.”

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Teacher tenure fight gains momentum with ruling

    The California ruling struck down state laws dictating how long it takes for a teacher to earn tenure as well as rules that protect senior teachers during layoffs.

    July 11, 2014

  • AFSCME.jpg Union pulls black college support after Koch gift

    A powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the college fund's president appeared at a Koch event.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Haskell.jpg Texas shooting suspect collapses in court

    A shackled Ronald Lee Haskell was standing before a state district judge during a probable cause hearing when he fell to the ground. After another minute, he collapsed again.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gay Marriage Colorado web.jpg Judge: Gay couples can keep marrying in Colorado

    Couples began trickling into Denver City Hall to tie the knot Thursday afternoon.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Boehner lawsuit web.jpg House GOP moves ahead on suing Obama

    Obama has called the GOP effort a “stunt” and criticized lawmakers for inaction on legislation such as a stalled bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration system.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Israel Iron Dome web.jpg Gaza dead tops 85 as Israel presses its offensive

    Undeterred, Hamas militants have fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, including salvos Thursday at the country’s two largest cities, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, that were intercepted by the rocket-defense system known as the Iron Dome.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads