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By Special to The Sun | December 8, 1991
NORMAN, Okla. -- Nineteenth-ranked Oklahoma took advantage of a five-minute scoring drought by Coppin State in the second half to break open a close game en route to 97-70 victory last night.Coppin State, which played Oklahoma to a 43-43 halftime tie, took its last lead, 47-45, in the opening minute of the second half on a basket by Keith Carmichael. The Sooners then scored 14 unanswered points over the next five minutes to take a 59-47 advantage.Damon Patterson had 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead Oklahoma.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | January 8, 2000
Jockey Steve Hamilton, a fixture on the Maryland racing circuit for nine years, is leaving the state to return to Oklahoma, where he has purchased a 190-acre farm. Known as "The Cowboy" after riding bulls as well as thoroughbreds in Oklahoma, Hamilton won the 1998 Federico Tesio Stakes with Thomas Jo (who later finished third in the Belmont under Chris McCarron) and rode a number of other fine stakes horses, including Mz. Zill Bear (1995 Maryland Million Ladies winner) and grass specialist John's Call.
SPORTS
By Burl Spencer and Burl Spencer,Special to The Evening Sun | December 11, 1990
NORMAN, Okla. -- When Coppin State coach Fang Mitchell made out the Eagles' 1990-91 basketball schedule, he wanted one that would toughen his team for a hopeful repeat trip to the NCAA tournament.So he scheduled road trips to New Mexico and Oklahoma. "I heard New Mexico and Oklahoma were the toughest places in the nation to play," Mitchell said, "the most hostile crowds. I guess we should've gone to Missouri."Oklahoma's Lloyd Noble Center, filled with a scattered and lethargic crowd, may have been particularly surprised by the Eagles' mettle.
NEWS
By Ellen Uzelac and Ellen Uzelac,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 21, 1990
MUSKOGEE, Okla. -- For a look at an angry voter, meet Gary Armstrong."In eight years, I've taken two weeks' vacation to keep this business going while Congress is buying $700 toilet seats," fumed Mr. Armstrong, who owns the Lunch Box, a mom-and-pop restaurant popular with the courthouse crowd in this one-time frontier town that was a favored haven of outlaws. "We're being taxed to death, chipped away at year after year, and people are sick of it."It don't take an Okie from Muskogee to tell you something's wrong with the system," he said.
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff writer | December 28, 1993
Well, what would you expect a star of "Oklahoma!" to say except, "I guess I'm just a country girl at heart?"But April Haar means it. Starring as Laurey in the 50th anniversary national tour of "Oklahoma!" opening at the Lyric Opera House tonight, the actress claims semi-rural western roots -- Western Maryland, that is.Although born in Panama, where her father was stationed in the Air Force, she grew up in the mountains of West Virginia and Western Maryland -- first in Keyser, W.Va., and from fourth grade on, in Cumberland.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | January 21, 1993
COLLEGE PARK -- They will not have to carry a prolonged losing streak back into their next Atlantic Coast Conference game. They will not have to carry the doubts that had started to seep into their thoughts.For the University of Maryland basketball team, Tuesday night's 89-78 upset of 12th-ranked Oklahoma at the Baltimore Arena provided something the Terrapins needed dearly: a second wind on what had started to look like a difficult season."The good thing is the players feel a lot better about themselves than they did going into that game," Maryland coach Gary Williams said yesterday.
BUSINESS
December 11, 1998
Spectera Inc. landed a health insurance-management contract with the state of Oklahoma that has added 18 jobs at the company, most of them in Baltimore.The Oklahoma contract, covering 150,000 people for five years, is the first state-government work for Spectera's CARE case-management division. It goes into effect Jan. 1 and will be administered mainly from Baltimore, although Spectera also is opening an office in Oklahoma City.Odie A. Nance, chief of the Oklahoma State and Education Employee Group Insurance Plan, called Spectera "the most qualified vendor at the most affordable cost" in a news release issued by Spectera.
NEWS
By Linda S. Wallace and Linda S. Wallace,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 2, 1992
FREDERICK, Okla. -- A dilapidated shell on the west side of town bore the first cryptic advertisement that something was amiss in rural America.It simply said, "Bloods."Then came graffiti on wooden barns, rickety tool sheds and the backs of stores on Main Street.One scribble in black paint said, "Police 187." Most folks in this tranquil town of 5,200 figured it was just juvenile gibberish.But Police Chief Jack Whitson read it as a warning that trouble was moving into this farming community, which lives off the deep, rich red Oklahoma earth.
FEATURES
By Lou Cedrone | March 21, 1991
It was 1943, the United States was at war, and the first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration opened on Broadway, where it went on to make theatrical history. The show was ''Oklahoma!'' and was said to be one of the first musicals whose songs carried the plot forward.Whether or not the claim was valid hardly mattered. What did matter was that ''Oklahoma!'' with its immediately memorable score, was just what audiences needed, those who wanted to forget about the war for a few hours.The Burn Brae Dinner Theater is currently doing the musical, and if you want to see what the shouting was about, get over there.
SPORTS
By Andrew Bagnato and Andrew Bagnato,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 30, 2001
Despite losing to Nebraska on Saturday, Oklahoma remained an eyelash ahead of Miami in the latest Bowl Championship Series rating yesterday. But the third-place Hurricanes aren't panicking yet. They have closed to 0.12 of the Sooners and figure to pass them if they win their remaining games. Two days after Nebraska defeated Oklahoma, 20-10, in Lincoln, the Cornhuskers and Sooners flip-flopped at the top of the standings. The top two teams in the final BCS standings Dec. 9 will meet in the Rose Bowl.
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