Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Carlton Landing at Lake Eufaula

Kirk Humphreys was twice elected Mayor of Oklahoma City from 1998 through 2003, served on the Putnam City School Board from 1987 through 1995. Kirk Humphreys directed the MAPS Projects which dramatically revitalized the downtown area, in 2001 Kirk led the effort that resulted in MAPS for Kids, a sweeping $690 million revitalization of the city’s public schools. He has been married to Dana for 34 years and they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. They attend Henderson Hills Baptist Church.

"Kirk Humphreys, chairman of Humphreys Real Estate Investments, introduced the plan in July, 2008, for Carlton Landing, which would be built on 1,600 hilly, wooded acres in eastern Oklahoma on Lake Eufaula. . In addition to 1,600 acres of land, the company has acquired an additional 180 acres. Humphreys said the land was purchased with cash and 70 to 80 percent of the equity for the project has been raised despite the current financial crisis that has derailed projects around the country."

"At the early stages of the project, Humphreys brought in Andres Duany, a Miami, Fla.-based architect who has designed more than 300 similar community projects around the country."

The other articles I've read about Kirk Humphreys project says that he wants it to be like the town Seahaven in the movie The Truman Show. If he had enough money to buy the 1,600 acres and found 70 to 80 percent of the money to start this project I just imagine he will get what he wants.

"A weeklong session resulted in the plans for Carlton Landing that would include where homes might be built, and the location of amenities to serve the community."

"The sessions, known as a charrette, brought together developers, designers, Realtors, government officials and anyone else who wanted to offer input for the project."

"The final result included a town center, a place for businesses, a church, school, and several housing options for what could eventually be home, or a second home, for about 2,500 people."

_______Kirk Humphreys bailed out a possible airplane bomber._________

Man Arrested at Will Rogers World Airport Released on Bail

Posted: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A University of Oklahoma student was released on $10,000 bail Thursday after appearing in federal court to be formally accused of a felony for allegedly bringing a small explosive device into Will Rogers World Airport.

Federal agents arrested Charles Alfred Dreyling Jr., 24, on Wednesday at a security checkpoint after a Transportation Security Administration employee noticed something suspicious in his carryon luggage as it went through an X-ray machine about 9:30 a.m., FBI spokesman Gary Johnson said.

The device was described in an FBI affidavit as a carbon dioxide cartridge filled with gunpowder that could be detonated when connected to a power source such as the batteries Dreyling had in his electric razor and in his cell phone, which were also in his carryon bag.

An FBI bomb technician concluded the device could detonate with sufficient force to cause serious injury.

Dreyling faces a federal charge of trying to get on an aircraft with an explosive device. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

He was released to the custody of his mother, Vicki Dreyling. His terms of release include living at his parents' home in north Oklahoma City and a 10 p.m. curfew.

Dreyling appeared in federal court wearing an orange Oklahoma County jail jumpsuit and orange flip-flops. About twenty friends and family members attended the hearing in a show of support for Dreyling.

Former Oklahoma City Mayor Kirk Humphreys, who is Dreyling's landlord and his longtime friend, also came to the hearing.

Humphreys said Dreyling had created a ''glorified firecracker'' and then forgotten that it was in his luggage.

Airport spokeswoman Karen Carney said Dreyling planned to travel to Philadelphia on a Delta flight that connected through Atlanta. Humphreys said Dreyling was traveling with his family on a vacation to see relatives on the East Coast.

Dreyling told authorities that he had made the device and said it was ''basically a pipe bomb,'' according to an affidavit. Dreyling said he built the device for entertainment value, never intending to hurt anyone, and forgot that it was in his carryon bag when he brought it to the airport, the affidavit said.

Dreyling said he learned as a teenager how to build homemade explosives from Web sites like ''The Anarchist's Cook Book.'' Dreyling said he has built and detonated several explosive devices for recreational purposes, according to the affidavit.

He also told authorities that he had a bag of gunpowder, an empty carbon dioxide cartridge, and several ignitors in his Norman residence, according to the affidavit.

''I know Charlie Dreyling quite well,'' Humphreys said. ''I've known him since he was in the first grade. I appreciate what the authorities are doing making our airlines safe.

''I have every confidence that they'll find out Charlie Dreyling is a fine young man and no terrorist.

''He had a little explosive device, and boys like to see things go bang. He took it down to an outing at the lake, left it in his bag, forgot it and went to the airport.''

Dreyling's carryon bag was removed and an Oklahoma City police officer detained him until the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force came to the airport, Johnson said.

A preliminary hearing for Dreyling was set for Aug. 31.

No apparent connection between Dreyling and any terrorist group or activity has been found, Johnson said.

Copyright 2005 Associated Press


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