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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-06 10:58 AM
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35. Oklahoma State University is prepping use of eminent domain
to condemn 160 acres north of campus, with 400 homes, mostly owned by elderly or rented by students to build an "athletic village" for its intercollegiate athletics programs. Boone Pickens gave them over $150 million for the buyout. The university it using high pressure and scare tactics to speed the process before new tax assessments can take place later this year. There are few alternatives for the elderly who live there, many over 50 years, in homes valued at $50 - $70K. Just not any place for them to go with that little money to have their own place. Its the brainstorm of boone, the president and the athletic director, with NO support of faculty, staff or students. Of course alums from Tulsa and OKC love it as does the Chamber of commerce. It is an embarrassment and a sin to throw the elderly, disabled and lower income families on the street so OSu can have an indoor practice facility. Hell, they're a crappy team.
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