Oklahoma City

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Enid, Oklahoma

, −0.3%), Norman (Norman, Oklahoma) (110,925, +15.9%), Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow, Oklahoma) (98,850, +32.0%), Lawton (Lawton, Oklahoma) (96,867, +4.4%), Edmond (Edmond, Oklahoma) (81,405, +19.2%), Moore (Moore, Oklahoma) (55,081, +33.9%), Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma) (54,371, +0.5%), Enid (Enid, Oklahoma) (49,379, +5.0%), and Stillwater (Stillwater, Oklahoma) (45,688, +17.0%). Of the state's ten largest cities, three are outside the metropolitan areas of Oklahoma City

and U.S. Route 283, Arnett is 131 miles (210 km) west-northwest of Oklahoma City, 135 miles (217 km) northeast of Amarillo (Amarillo, Texas), and 172 miles (277 km) southwest of Wichita (Wichita, Kansas). thumb A tornado in Enid, Oklahoma on June 5, 1966. (File:1966 Enid Tornado.jpg) Located

Wichita , Derby, El Dorado, Hutchinson, Overland Park, Topeka, Manhattan, Salina, Hays, Pittsburg, Lawrence, Junction City, Emporia, McPherson (opening in April 2012) * Oklahoma: Eleven locations in Enid (Enid, Oklahoma), Moore (Moore, Oklahoma), Edmond (Edmond, Oklahoma), Stillwater (Stillwater, Oklahoma) (opening in Summer 2012), Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma), Oklahoma City, Yukon (Yukon, Oklahoma) (opened January 2012) * Texas: Fourteen locations in Selma, seven locations


vocal ability

name "allmusicbio" ). While not attending school, she also continued to sing locally. That same year she was also invited to perform the national anthem (The Star-Spangled Banner) at an Oklahoma City rodeo. At the club, country artist Red Steagall (who was also performing that day) was impressed by her vocal ability and offered his help in making McEntire a country artist in Nashville, Tennessee. After recording a demo tape, she eventually signed a recording contract


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in February 2007. Healthier than previous seasons, the Hornets raced to a 29–12 record at the halfway mark, completing the regular season with a record of 56–26, making the season their most successful ever. The Hornets also won their first-ever division title, winning the Southwest Division (Southwest Division (NBA)). Having clinched the 2nd overall seed for the Western Conference in the 2008 playoffs (2008 NBA Playoffs), the Hornets beat the Dallas Mavericks in the first round


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in the state. NewsOK.com is the Oklahoman's online presence. ''Oklahoma Gazette'' is Oklahoma City's independent newsweekly, featuring such staples as local commentary, feature stories, restaurant reviews and movie listings and music and entertainment. ''The Journal Record'' is the city's daily business newspaper and ''okcBIZ'' is a monthly publication that covers business news affecting those who live and work in Central


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of ''Raw'' suffered a blackout. Spotlights were the only lights running in the house, thus the opening match (between Lita (Amy Dumas) and Candice Michelle) was contested in the dark. Power in the presentation was later restored. Another similar moment happened back on May 26, 1996 in Florence, South Carolina for WWF In Your House 8: Beware of Dog, when a major thunderstorm hit the Florence Civic Center causing major chaos for the PPV. That Tuesday, Beware of Dog (In Your House 8: Beware of Dog), returned to North Charleston, South Carolina to finish out three matches that were not shown because of the lost power feed. The 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-ins The first organized lunch-counter sit-in for the purpose of integrating segregated establishments began in July 1958 in Wichita, Kansas at Dockum Drugs, a store in the old Rexall chain. In early August the drugstore became integrated. A few weeks later on August 19, 1958 in Oklahoma City a nationally recognized sit-in at the Katz Drug Store lunch counter occurred. The Oklahoma City Sit-in Movement was led by NAACP Youth Council leader Clara Luper, a local high school teacher, and young local students, including Luper's eight-year old daughter, who suggested the Sit-in be held. The group quickly desegregated the Katz Drug Store lunch counters. It took several more years, but she and the students, using the tactic, integrated all of Oklahoma City's eating establishments. Today, in downtown Wichita, Kansas, stands a statue depicting a waitress at a counter serving people honors this pioneering sit-in. The 1960 Greensboro and Nashville Sit-ins Following the Oklahoma City sit-ins, the tactic of non-violent student sit-ins spread. The Greensboro Sit-In (Greensboro Sit-Ins) at a Woolworth's (F.W. Woolworth Company) in Greensboro, North Carolina, on February 1, 1960 launched a wave of anti-segregation sit-ins across the South and opened a national awareness of the depth of segregation in the nation. First Southern Sit-in, Greensboro NC ~ Civil Rights Movement Veterans Within weeks, sit-in campaigns had begun in nearly a dozen cities, primarily targeting Woolworth's and S. H. Kress (S. H. Kress & Co.) and other stores of other national chains. Sit-ins Spread Across the South ~ Civil Rights Movement Veterans In October 2007 the school was reportedly "struggling financially" with over $50 million in debt. commons:Category:Oklahoma City


family portrait

people of money, expensive merchandise, and real estate, either through elaborate con games (Confidence trick), arson, forgery, or outright theft. operator


decades past

kids across the country asking where to buy the album.” Colton began recording songs for a growing local fan base; his self-titled demo became a local favorite and also received attention outside Texas. thumb right 144px Marvin the Martian (File:MarvinTheMartian-3882.jpg) Looney Tunes character (2007) The 1990s was a rather rough decade in comparison from decades past. The decade started off with a bang when Six Flags Over Texas introduced


playing shows

the band to return home to New Zealand due to personal reasons. commons:Category:Oklahoma City


title beauty

was hired as an ''ET'' correspondent. Thirteen weeks later, she was named the show's co-host, along with Ron Hendren. '''Mat Hoffman''' @ 23MAG BMX (born January 9, 1972) is an American BMX rider considered one of the best vert ramp vert


high sense

States) Democratic primaries for Governor of Oklahoma. His fame as Chief Justice easily won him the Democratic nomination. Despite being a Democrat, Williams was fiercely conservative and possessed an assertive personality and held a high sense of duty. Williams’s Republican (Republican Party (United States)) opponent was John Fields, the editor of a farm related newspaper based in Oklahoma City. Williams faced a difficult fight for the governorship with Fields’s paper granting him

Oklahoma City

'''Oklahoma City''' is the capital and largest city of the state (U.S. state) of Oklahoma. The county seat of Oklahoma County (Oklahoma County, Oklahoma), and the Oklahoma City-Shawnee (Shawnee, Oklahoma) Combined Statistical Area had a population of 1,390,835 residents, making it Oklahoma's largest metropolitan area. Oklahoma City's city limits extend into Canadian (Canadian County, Oklahoma), Cleveland (Cleveland County, Oklahoma), and Pottawatomie (Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma) counties, though much of those areas outside of the core Oklahoma County area are suburban or rural (watershed (Drainage basin)). The city ranks as the eighth-largest city in the United States by land area (List of United States cities by area) (including consolidated city-counties (Consolidated city–county); it is the second-largest city in the United States by land area whose government is not consolidated with that of a county).

Oklahoma City features one of the largest livestock markets in the world. Knapp, Adam. Stockyards City district at About.com (Retrieved April 29, 2010) Oil, natural gas, petroleum products and related industries are the largest sector of the local economy. The city is situated in the middle of an active oil field and oil derricks dot the capitol grounds. The federal government (Federal government of the United States) employs large numbers of workers at Tinker Air Force Base and the United States Department of Transportation's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (these two sites house several offices of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Department's Enterprise Service Center, respectively).

Oklahoma City is on the I-35 Corridor as one of the primary travel corridors into neighboring Texas and Mexico. Located in the Frontier Country (Central Oklahoma) region of the state, the city's northeast section lies in an ecological region known as the Cross Timbers. The city was founded during the Land Run of 1889, and grew to a population of over 10,000 within hours of its founding. The city was the scene of the April 19, 1995 bombing (Oklahoma City bombing) of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, in which 168 people died. It was the deadliest terror attack in the history of the United States until the attacks of September 11, 2001, and remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism (Domestic terrorism in the United States) in U.S. history.

Since the time weather records (List of weather records) have been kept, Oklahoma City has been struck by nine strong tornadoes, eight F EF4s and one F5.

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