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Showing: October, 2007

It’s going to take bold action to dramatically increase the number of college graduates in Oklahoma—that’s according to State Sen. Kenneth Corn who has unveiled a landmark legislative proposal that would essentially create a K-14 education program in Oklahoma.

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Sen. Corn and two-year college presidents discuss his plan for free tuition

A truck carrying the first shipment of marble markers for the USS Oklahoma Memorial at Pearl Harbor pulled away from the State Capitol on Thursday escorted by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and members of state and national bikers’ organizations. The 429 markers are engraved with the names of each of the men who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

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Ceremony for send-off for USS Oklahoma Memorial Markers

The first shipment of marble markers bearing the names of the 429 men who died on the USS Oklahoma will soon be headed to California. From there they’ll be sent by ship to Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to complete the national monument for the USS Oklahoma which will be dedicated this December. State Sen. Jim Reynolds, who has been working with USS Oklahoma survivors on this project for the past several years, said there will be a brief ceremony at the South Plaza of the State Capitol next Thursday to mark the occasion.
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Sen. Reynolds talks about next week's shipment of markers for USS Oklahoma.