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November 10, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Although the Sacramento Kings apologized yesterday for displaying negative images of Detroit during pregame introductions, the NBA has begun an investigation into the incident that could result in fines. Before the Pistons beat the Kings Tuesday night in Sacramento, fans were shown a montage of negative images of Detroit on the scoreboard above center court. They included abandoned buildings, boarded-up houses, burned cars and piles of construction rubble. Pistons players said they hadn't paid attention to the video display.
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July 19, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
A group from Oklahoma City has agreed to buy the Seattle SuperSonics and the WNBA's Seattle Storm, the Sonics said yesterday. The Basketball Club of Seattle will sell the teams to the Professional Basketball Club LLC, headed by Oklahoma City businessman Clay Bennett, for $350 million. Bennett said at an afternoon news conference that whether the Sonics remain in Seattle for the long term would depend on whether the team can reach an agreement with the city to replace or renovate KeyArena.
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May 24, 1995 | By Claude Lewis
Yesterday's final explosive assault on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City provided a certain closure to one of the most vengeful events in American history. Only 100 pounds of dynamite and eight seconds were required to complete the destruction of the ghostly structure and bring a measure of relief, not just to Oklahoma City residents, but to an entire nation still suffering the aftershocks of a singularly hideous act of governmental defiance. Much of the frustration of Americans stemmed from the blast that destroyed 167 lives and our comfortable but false sense of tranquility.
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May 28, 1995 | By Claudio G. Segre
What's so nerve-racking about the Oklahoma City bombers is that they don't fit, they're outside the game, and the "message" that cost the lives of so many innocents remains hopelessly garbled. Most newspapers and commentators describe the alleged bombers as members of the "far right. " Far aright of what? I say. Does that make them anarchists? Or fascists? In whose tradition? In what context? For example, the bombers appear to be anti-government, so are they anarchists? Do they, as some commentators have suggested, fit into that old and recognizable American and European tradition that stretches back into the 19th century?
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December 22, 2009 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
The La Salle Explorers didn't have an easy time getting to Oklahoma City, and they didn't have an easy time once they got there. James Anderson scored 28 points, Marshall Moses added 18 points, and Oklahoma State never trailed on its way to a 77-62 win last night at the All-College Classic. After La Salle (7-4) had cut a 16-point deficit in half, Anderson and Keiton Page led the Cowboys (10-1) on a 12-2 run to restore the cushion. Rodney Green scored 22 points to lead the Explorers, but his three-pointer to stop the Cowboys' surge was his team's only basket in the final 9 minutes.
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April 27, 1995 | by Molly Ivins, Syndicated columnist
Sometimes there is solace just in having the right words to use, in being able to call something exactly what it is. I would like to thank President Clinton for the phrase "evil cowards. " Evil cowards killed babies in the springtime. Evil cowards made death in Normal, Okla. A pickup truck, they say. Of course: so normal in Oklahoma. The cop with the beer gut, so normal, with an expression of anguish on his plain face, rushing the dying baby to a fireman. All those voices - in agony, in shock, in rage - all with that twanging, normal Oklahoma accent.
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April 19, 2000 | By Claude Lewis
Five years ago today, April 19, 1995, at precisely 9:02 a.m. the bowels of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City erupted in a crimson fireball that left a hideous gash - nine stories high - in the structure's facade. The devastation had begun with a flash of energy that was immediately followed by a frightening and thunderous explosion. The building's frame buckled in the heat. High above the ground, shrapnel filled the air. Countless civilians, along with tiny knots of federal personnel, were instantly injured or killed, many tossed from their chairs as the blast rushed through the building's infrastructure ripping apart elevators, splintering windows and crushing vents with a staggering destructive force.
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March 20, 2013
Ty Lawson scored 25 points, Andre Miller had 20 points and nine assists and the Denver Nuggets beat the host Oklahoma City Thunder, 114-104, Tuesday night to win a 13th straight game for the first time since joining the NBA. The Nuggets trailed by one at halftime but took control in the third quarter and never let Oklahoma City reclaim the lead. Denver moved within 31/2 games of the Thunder in the Northwest Division and became the first team this season to beat Oklahoma City three times.
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May 24, 2012
The Oklahoma City Thunder haven't found any shortcuts as they try to climb to the top of the Western Conference. The Thunder's path through the postseason lined up so their first three opponents have been the only three teams to win the West since 1998. It started with the Dallas Mavericks, who were trying to defend their NBA title. Next up was the Los Angeles Lakers, who have won five championships since 2000. In the Western Conference finals, the Thunder will now face the four-time champion San Antonio Spurs.
NEWS
April 28, 1995
We are horrified by the bombing in Oklahoma City. Nevertheless, human beings are working with each other, comforting each other, rescuing each other. Such events do bring out our magnificent human qualities. We are concerned that many people allow their fear and anger to suggest in- kind responses - bombing the countries of origin of those responsible, for example. People were making wild assumptions as to identities and motives. We are appalled by the assumption that those responsible are, for example, Arab terrorists or Branch Davidians, and we condemn any actions taken against any individuals who fit those categories.
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July 25, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anne Feild Elder, 92, formerly of Jenkintown, a civic volunteer for a half-century, died Sunday, July 13, of dementia at Rydal Park, a retirement community where she had lived since 2001. Mrs. Elder was born in Enid, Okla., a descendant of pioneers. Her grandfather Richard Feild was part of the famous "land run" - the rush by settlers to claim stakes on land once owned by the Cherokees south of the Oklahoma-Kansas border. Mrs. Elder graduated from Classen High School in Oklahoma City and the University of Oklahoma.
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July 9, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
ORLANDO - A half-second. Think about how quick that is. It probably takes more time to punch in the security code on your phone. It took more than that for you to read this far into the story, longer to draw a breath, a little more than the blink of your eyes. For Travis Bader, a half-second could mean the difference between him making it on a team in the NBA or probably heading overseas to keep following his dream. The 6-5, 190-pound guard out of Oakland University has a definite skill set, and that is shooting the basketball from long range.
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June 16, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
THE FATE of a federal death-row inmate, who strangled his cellmate in a central Pennsylvanian penitentiary 18 years ago and who has made national headlines, is now in the hands of a federal judge in Philadelphia. David Paul Hammer, an Oklahoma native who is housed on death row in the U.S. penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., has been appearing via video link in a Philadelphia courtroom for a resentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge Joel Slomsky during the last two weeks. His death sentence was vacated by a different judge in 2005.
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May 7, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
At the time, their March 4 on-court altercation in Oklahoma City was downplayed and said to be blown out of portion by the media. But on Monday, 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams and coach Brett Brown conceded that their back-and-forth was a turning point in the rookie's maturation. Carter-Williams was named the NBA's rookie of the year on Monday. He received 104 of 124 first-place votes from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters to beat Orlando guard Victor Oladipo and Utah point guard Trey Burke in a landslide.
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May 7, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
MOST LIKELY, 76ers rookie Michael Carter-Williams just about wrapped up the rookie of the year contest before the team played in Oklahoma City in early March. But it was during that game in which he and coach Brett Brown had a heated discussion on the sideline of a lopsided loss, in the midst of a 26-game losing streak. It was a back-and-forth that occasionally occurs between coach and player during the season. This one, however, came during a game, right along the sideline, for all to see in person and on television.
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April 27, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
SIX MEN hailing from Oklahoma to Delaware have been charged in a child exploitation ring that authorities say lured young boys to sexual rendezvous via the Internet. Federal, state and county law enforcement teamed up in Montgomery County yesterday to announce the results of a six-month investigation into the manufacturing of child porn and exploitation of seven local teenage boys. Investigators seized computers, cellphones, CDs, DVDs and VHS cassette tapes of young boys naked or engaged in sex acts from as early as 2003.
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April 25, 2014 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thomas G. Santoro, 64, of Philadelphia, a retired Cherry Hill history teacher, died Saturday, April 12, of multiple myeloma at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Santoro taught in the Cherry Hill school system for more than 30 years at Joyce Kilmer Elementary and Carusi Middle Schools. He made ancient history come alive for his students. For example, for a lesson on Greek culture, students were allowed to dress up as Greek gods and goddesses. The death of Julius Caesar was told through a newspaper produced by students.
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March 20, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Carter-Williams may have the perfect mentor in Kevin Durant. Like the 76ers rookie, Oklahoma City's all-star forward spent his first NBA season on a team in tank mode. The Thunder were the Seattle SuperSonics before they relocated to Oklahoma in 2008. The team reshuffled the roster heading into its final season in Seattle. The Sonics selected Durant out of Texas with the second overall pick in the 2007 draft. The Sonics finished with the second-worst record (20-62)
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March 20, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
AT LEAST MCW knows he has KD in his corner. Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant, the top scorer in the NBA, recently has called Michael Carter-Williams several times as MCW endures a humiliating rookie season on a team constructed to lose. Durant lost 62 of 82 games as the NBA Rookie of the Year in Seattle, and the team improved by only three wins when it moved from fashionable Seattle to, um, less-fashionable Oklahoma City the next season. Carter-Williams and the Sixers could be just as bad, or worse, despite MCW's probable hold on this season's Rookie of the Year award.
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March 17, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers are a mess. But you have to hand it to general manager Sam Hinkie: He is pulling off one eye-popping tank job, unlike any ever seen in the NBA before. The Sixers lost their 20th in a row - tying the franchise record - with Saturday's 103-77 defeat at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies at the Wells Fargo Center. And they are expected to shatter the league's consecutive-loss record of 26 set by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers later this month. They have eight players who have had at least one stint in the NBA Development League.
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