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April 16, 1990 | United Press International and From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Scores of Oklahoma schools closed today in response to a call for a weeklong teachers walkout to protest the Legislature's apparent rejection of a $230-million tax and education bill. Oklahoma Education Assn. President Kyle Dahlem said more than 3,000 teachers had committed themselves to withhold services. Many of them demonstrated at the state Capitol, where legislators resumed efforts to reach a compromise, and others demonstrated in their home districts.
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March 9, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
With an Oklahoma Class 3A state quarterfinal playoff basketball game on the line and a chance to beat a powerhouse opponent, Hugo High's Trey Johnson scored on a layup to seal the victory -- for the other team. Hugo was leading Oklahoma City Millwood by one point with 2.9 seconds left in the fourth quarter on Thursday night, needing only to inbound the ball and run out the clock. Johnson received the inbounds pass with no defender around him and drove to the basket for a layup.
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NEWS
April 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State lawmakers broke a deadlock on school financing that would raise teachers' salaries, ending a strike that had idled classes for more than 300,000 students across the state this week. As striking teachers crowded the halls of the Capitol in Oklahoma City, senators approved an emergency clause on a $230-million education reform and tax bill. The emergency clause allows the bill to become law as soon as it is signed. The bill goes to Gov. Henry Bellmon, who is expected to sign it.
NATIONAL
September 26, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A junior high school student in Stillwater, Okla., committed suicide at the school before classes began on Wednesday, police and school officials said. The student, who has not been named, died from a gunshot wound, Police Capt. Randy Dickerson told the Stillwater NewsPress. “It doesn't appear that anyone else was in danger or threatened,” he said. Supt. Ann Caine said counselors would be available for students, who were taken to a nearby shopping center after the shooting to wait for their parents.
NEWS
January 26, 1994 | Associated Press
Children and teen-age parents in Oklahoma will be required to stay in school as a condition of collecting welfare under a federal demonstration project approved Tuesday. The demonstration, which required a waiver of federal regulations governing the Aid to Families With Dependent Children program, will begin Feb. 2 and last for three years. It was approved by Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala.
NEWS
November 11, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Oklahoma has joined a list of states questioning the teaching of evolution by requiring a disclaimer in school science textbooks that evolution is a "controversial theory," education officials in Oklahoma City said. The state education board confirmed that a textbook committee imposed the requirement last week because members thought teaching evolution is too one-sided.
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December 7, 1999 | CLAUDIA KOLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He wasn't a loner. Neither was he a scapegoat, a bad student or even, at least to outside appearances, a child in any distress at all. Though he doesn't fit the labels appended to other perpetrators of school violence, yet another public school student opened fire Monday on his classmates--this time in Fort Gibson, Okla. It was the seventh school shooting in two years.
NEWS
November 3, 1999 | From Reuters
A 4-year-old boy was suspended for a year after he took his parents' loaded pistol to his Oklahoma preschool, police and school officials said Tuesday. The two-shot .38-caliber pistol was loaded with especially lethal hollow-point bullets, which are designed to maximize damage to a target by flattening on impact.
NEWS
February 20, 1991 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Acting in a case that could shape the future health of the military reserves, the Supreme Court said Tuesday that it would decide whether workers have an absolute right to leave their jobs for lengthy training as reservists. The decision, due next year, will not affect the nearly 200,000 reservists called up to active duty because of the Persian Gulf War. Federal law guarantees reservists ordered to active duty the right to return to jobs without penalty.
NEWS
December 13, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Raymond Dancel Gary, a former Oklahoma governor whose rapport with voters helped ease the integration of state schools, died Saturday of heart failure. He was 85. Gary, a Democrat, became Oklahoma's first native-born governor when he was inaugurated as the state's 15th governor on Jan. 10, 1955. One of his first actions was to order the "whites only" and "colored only" signs removed from the state Capitol's restrooms. Correctly figuring that the U.S.
NEWS
March 30, 2002 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When FBI and immigration agents arrested Zacarias Moussaoui at his motel in suburban Minneapolis on Aug. 16, they suspected he might be a potential airline hijacker. He wanted to fly "the Big Bird," he'd said. He was in a hurry to learn. And despite more than 50 hours at the controls, he couldn't even solo a single-engine Cessna. But the only direct evidence of his breaking the law were technical violations of his visa. More than seven months later, U.S.
NEWS
December 7, 1999 | CLAUDIA KOLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He wasn't a loner. Neither was he a scapegoat, a bad student or even, at least to outside appearances, a child in any distress at all. Though he doesn't fit the labels appended to other perpetrators of school violence, yet another public school student opened fire Monday on his classmates--this time in Fort Gibson, Okla. It was the seventh school shooting in two years.
NEWS
November 11, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Oklahoma has joined a list of states questioning the teaching of evolution by requiring a disclaimer in school science textbooks that evolution is a "controversial theory," education officials in Oklahoma City said. The state education board confirmed that a textbook committee imposed the requirement last week because members thought teaching evolution is too one-sided.
NEWS
November 3, 1999 | From Reuters
A 4-year-old boy was suspended for a year after he took his parents' loaded pistol to his Oklahoma preschool, police and school officials said Tuesday. The two-shot .38-caliber pistol was loaded with especially lethal hollow-point bullets, which are designed to maximize damage to a target by flattening on impact.
SPORTS
June 26, 1998 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For participants, a summer football all-star game is a last chance to shine in front of friends and family, play with longtime teammates and make memories. But for five recent graduates from Palmdale High, playing for the south in the High Desert all-star game tonight at 7:30 at Palmdale is merely the start of things to come.
NEWS
October 2, 1994 | DOUG FERGUSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Virgil Cooper's retirement was simple. He started each day with two pieces of toast and a cup of coffee, walked five miles, delivered meals to the elderly and hauled clothes to the Goodwill. And he always found time for the boys at Jo's Drive-In, a Main Street diner in the heart of Oklahoma's oil patch, where the talk started with football but almost always settled on politics. Cooper's dissatisfaction with government became personal.
NATIONAL
September 26, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A junior high school student in Stillwater, Okla., committed suicide at the school before classes began on Wednesday, police and school officials said. The student, who has not been named, died from a gunshot wound, Police Capt. Randy Dickerson told the Stillwater NewsPress. “It doesn't appear that anyone else was in danger or threatened,” he said. Supt. Ann Caine said counselors would be available for students, who were taken to a nearby shopping center after the shooting to wait for their parents.
SPORTS
March 9, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
With an Oklahoma Class 3A state quarterfinal playoff basketball game on the line and a chance to beat a powerhouse opponent, Hugo High's Trey Johnson scored on a layup to seal the victory -- for the other team. Hugo was leading Oklahoma City Millwood by one point with 2.9 seconds left in the fourth quarter on Thursday night, needing only to inbound the ball and run out the clock. Johnson received the inbounds pass with no defender around him and drove to the basket for a layup.
NEWS
January 26, 1994 | Associated Press
Children and teen-age parents in Oklahoma will be required to stay in school as a condition of collecting welfare under a federal demonstration project approved Tuesday. The demonstration, which required a waiver of federal regulations governing the Aid to Families With Dependent Children program, will begin Feb. 2 and last for three years. It was approved by Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala.
NEWS
December 13, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Raymond Dancel Gary, a former Oklahoma governor whose rapport with voters helped ease the integration of state schools, died Saturday of heart failure. He was 85. Gary, a Democrat, became Oklahoma's first native-born governor when he was inaugurated as the state's 15th governor on Jan. 10, 1955. One of his first actions was to order the "whites only" and "colored only" signs removed from the state Capitol's restrooms. Correctly figuring that the U.S.
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