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December 8, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
A 13-year-old boy charged with shooting and wounding four fellow students outside a small-town Oklahoma middle school used a 9-millimeter pistol taken from his father's closet, investigators said Tuesday. The semiautomatic weapon was purchased by the boy's father at a Wal-Mart store, said police in Fort Gibson, the scene of the latest outbreak of gun violence at U.S. schools.
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August 16, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
The parents outside Plaza Towers Elementary were misty-eyed - and the television camera lenses focused - as they watched students return to a school devastated by a tornado. It has been nearly three months since a massive twister leveled the Plaza Towers campus in Moore, Okla., killing seven third-graders as students and teachers sought shelter in hallways and restrooms. In all, the storm killed 24 people. On Friday, the school welcomed back students as the new academic year got underway.
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SPORTS
March 29, 2002 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oklahoma isn't just OK anymore. The sprawling campus is dripping Ws and dollar signs, an institution of higher football suddenly flush with Final Fours and lavish sports facilities without hash marks. For one week, anyway, basketball talk has nudged aside the relentless speculation on whether Jason White or Nate Hybl will play quarterback and who will replace graduated linebacker Rocky Calmus.
NATIONAL
July 17, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
MOORE, Okla. - The tree at Plaza Towers Elementary School has leaves again. They jut out in all the wrong places, sprouting from spindly shoots on the disfigured skeleton of what was once a magnificent thornless honeylocust tree. But the leaves are there, green and alive - and for the teachers at this school, that's enough. It's been two months since a massive tornado leveled the Plaza Towers campus, killing seven third-graders as students and teachers sought shelter in hallways and restrooms.
NATIONAL
July 17, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
MOORE, Okla. - The tree at Plaza Towers Elementary School has leaves again. They jut out in all the wrong places, sprouting from spindly shoots on the disfigured skeleton of what was once a magnificent thornless honeylocust tree. But the leaves are there, green and alive - and for the teachers at this school, that's enough. It's been two months since a massive tornado leveled the Plaza Towers campus, killing seven third-graders as students and teachers sought shelter in hallways and restrooms.
NATIONAL
August 16, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
The parents outside Plaza Towers Elementary were misty-eyed - and the television camera lenses focused - as they watched students return to a school devastated by a tornado. It has been nearly three months since a massive twister leveled the Plaza Towers campus in Moore, Okla., killing seven third-graders as students and teachers sought shelter in hallways and restrooms. In all, the storm killed 24 people. On Friday, the school welcomed back students as the new academic year got underway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1995 | MICHAEL ARKUSH
The two disasters had nothing in common--and everything in common. One was natural, the other man-made. One hit a whole county, the other one block. Yet, they both struck indiscriminately, and with an unforgiving fury that altered their nearby landscapes--both physical and emotional--forever. So when the bomb exploded in Oklahoma City two weeks ago, the fallout reached a school in Van Nuys. It immediately reminded students of last year's Northridge earthquake.
SPORTS
May 18, 1989
Football star Dexter Manley told a Senate panel today that he has finally overcome childhood rejection and gained self-respect since seeking help three years ago to learn to read and write. Manley, a defensive end for the Washington Redskins, graduated from Houston schools and Oklahoma State University despite a severe learning disability that effectively rendered him illiterate. He enrolled in night classes at Washington's Lab School three years ago after seeing teammate Joe Theismann felled by a broken leg during a game against the New York Giants.
SPORTS
September 16, 2002 | Chris Dufresne
We don't normally break out the B-movie horror-flick imagery until much later in the season--you know, the monopoly monster known as "BCS" terrorizes villagers and squashes dreams of underdog, non-BCS college town kids across America. Well, the kill came earlier than expected this year, before the official end of summer. Bummer. Once again, the sign hanging on the BCS door reads: Members Only.
SPORTS
October 22, 2002 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
The season's first release of the bowl championship series standings, that roulette-wheel-like ratings system that has bungled college football's last two national championship games, provided another shock Monday. This time, however, the surprise is that the BCS standings are in almost ironclad agreement with conventional wisdom -- at least for one week.
SPORTS
March 29, 2002 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oklahoma isn't just OK anymore. The sprawling campus is dripping Ws and dollar signs, an institution of higher football suddenly flush with Final Fours and lavish sports facilities without hash marks. For one week, anyway, basketball talk has nudged aside the relentless speculation on whether Jason White or Nate Hybl will play quarterback and who will replace graduated linebacker Rocky Calmus.
NEWS
December 8, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
A 13-year-old boy charged with shooting and wounding four fellow students outside a small-town Oklahoma middle school used a 9-millimeter pistol taken from his father's closet, investigators said Tuesday. The semiautomatic weapon was purchased by the boy's father at a Wal-Mart store, said police in Fort Gibson, the scene of the latest outbreak of gun violence at U.S. schools.
SPORTS
January 4, 1989 | DANNY ROBBINS, Newsday
Wide receiver Hart Lee Dykes of Oklahoma State, the Big Eight Conference's all-time leader in receiving yardage, ended his college football career Friday night in San Diego's Holiday Bowl, where Oklahoma State defeated Wyoming, 62-14. But the final chapter of his life at Oklahoma State won't be written until later this week. The National Collegiate Athletic Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2005 | Steve Harvey
Call it fine breeding. Before Tuesday's USC-Oklahoma game, careful Orange Bowl officials drew up a strict code of conduct for the schools' mascots. Oklahoma, which is represented by the Sooner Schooner on the sidelines, was warned that "taunting, foul language and inappropriate/rowdy behavior will not be tolerated." But, noted USA Today, the guidelines did not include "language limitations" on USC's well-behaved Traveler. And, sure enough, the horse did no gloating over the Trojan victory.
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