Oklahoma City

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books high

tollfree fax hours price content Describes itself as "an independent bookstore. specializing in Beat Generation And Counter Culture Books, High & Low-Brow Art Books, Political Thought, Radicalism, Anarchism, Communist & Socialist Literature, Poetry, Philosophy, Sci-Fi, Metaphysical Studies, Classics, Avant-Garde Literature, Fiction, Eastern Religion, T-Shirts, Compact Discs, Vinyl, Videos & DVDs, Posters & Prints, as well as unique handcrafted gift items from the local


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phone tollfree fax hours price content * '''Kamps Market and Deli''', 1310 N.W. 25th St. Lots of vegetarian options, good food most of the time. Free Wi-Fi. * *


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mean millions for Wichita publisher ''USA Today'' date 2010-01-11 url http: www.usatoday.com travel destinations 2010-01-11-amtrak-northern-flyer-wichita_N.htm accessdate 2011-01-09 The nearest Amtrak station is in Newton (Newton, Kansas) commons:Category:Oklahoma City


show period

. For example, during Predators games on FSN South, Weber promotes the Best Damn Sports Show Period as "B.D.S.S.P." According to Emerson, the impetus for the film came in 1992, when he happened to come across a conference of Arab youths in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After gaining entrance by pretending to be Muslim, Emerson said that he found tables of pro-terrorism literature from groups such as Hamas and heard speeches calling for death to Americans. ref name mintz


dark power

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


school record

)—a teammate on the 1977 Heights team was future NBA player Darnell Valentine. He accepted a scholarship to play locally at Wichita State University. A four-year player, Carr was a major contributor on a team that also included future NBA players Xavier McDaniel and Cliff Levingston, averaging 17 points per game while shooting over 55% during his college career. In his final college game he scored a school record 47 points against Southern Illinois on March 5, 1983. DATE OF BIRTH


water famous

in Northwestern Oklahoma, Enid sits at the eastern edge of the Great Plains. It is located at (0.12%) is water. Famous Natives *Jane Anne Jayroe (Jane Jayroe), Miss America, 1967, former


collection projects

destruction on surrounding areas, including the central business district and the original Oklahoma City Zoo. History of the Oklahoma City Zoo, Oklahoma City Life Web site. Retrieved February 5, 2010. In the 1940s, a dam was built on the river to manage the flood control and reduced its level. Elmias Thomas Collection

Projects Series , University of Oklahoma. Retrieved February 5, 2010. In the 1990s, as part of the citywide revitalization project known as MAPS, the city built a series of low-water dams, returning water to the portion of the river flowing near downtown. 2008 Oklahoma River , City of Oklahoma City. Retrieved February 4, 2010. The city has three large lakes: Lake


massive bronze

in the recording process and has helped engineer the Flaming Lips' studio recordings since 1994. Her most well-known work is the Vietnam Women’s Memorial installed in Washington, D.C. in 1993. Goodacre was selected in 1997 as sculptor for the monumental Irish Memorial in Philadelphia. Completed and installed at Penn’s Landing in 2003, the massive bronze is her most ambitious public sculpture—with 35 life-size figures. In 1998, her standing portrait of Ronald W


religious shows

shows, movies, and public affairs programming. KTVT was further aided in its status as it was a VHF station, whereas its future competitors were UHF stations. KTVT's main competitor in the 1970s was KXTX-TV (channel 39), which was owned by the Christian Broadcasting Network and ran a number of religious shows. While the station gained three additional competitors in the 1980s, KTVT was the only independent station that was profitable. * Kansas: Seventeen locations in Wichita (Wichita, Kansas), 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 in the San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas) area, New Braunfels, Euless (Euless, Texas), Frisco (Frisco, Texas), Highland Village (Highland Village, Texas), Cedar Park, Round Rock, & Pflugerville (Pflugerville, Texas) After a poor performance in the U.S. Open in 1953, he entered the Philadelphia Candidates' Tournament for the U.S. Championship and came through with a first place finish and another over-2600 performance. His meteoric rise culminated with a winning score in the 1954 United States Chess Championship at New York. He also won the 2nd Pan American Chess Championship at Los Angeles 1954. In 1956 at Oklahoma City, he added the U.S. Open Chess Championship title to his U.S. Championship. Bisguier was made an International Grandmaster in 1957. He tied with Bobby Fischer for first–second places at the U.S. Open at Cleveland 1957, but Fischer was awarded the title on tiebreak (''The Games of Robert J. Fischer'', by Robert Wade (Robert Wade (chess player)) and Kevin O'Connell, London, Batsford 1972). The Gaylord family of Oklahoma City helped found the world-famous National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and has given the University of Oklahoma contributions totalling over $50 million in the last three decades, and founded the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Edward Gaylord and his family were actively involved in the formation of the now-defunct and bankrupt Western Pacific Airlines. Recently, the home field of the University of Oklahoma Sooners (Oklahoma Sooners) football team was renamed Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium due to their contributions. commons:Category:Oklahoma City

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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