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BC-OK--Oklahoma Weekend Planner,ADVISORY, OK

September 27, 2018


Wire Editors,

Photo Editors,

The AP’s updated plan for the weekend. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact 405-522-2121.



MOVING ON Saturday, Sept. 29:


OKLAHOMA CITY — A criminal justice group working to reduce Oklahoma’s prison population says a woman’s 30-year prison sentence for failing to report the abuse of her children by a boyfriend who served only two years for the abuse illustrates a wider problem. By Tim Talley. UPCOMING: 500 words, with photos.



FOR USE Sunday, Sept. 30, and thereafter:


OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum launched the Augmented Reality experience recently inside the media center at U.S. Grant High School in south Oklahoma City. The technology combines artifacts from the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building with digitally created content, photos and video stories of family members, survivors and rescue workers. It is designed to give students a deeper understanding of the memorial and the museum before they visit. By Tim Willert, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 494 words.


JENKS, Okla. — The Oklahoma Aquarium celebrated 15 years of operation with the grand opening of the Polynesian Reef exhibit. Most of what visitors see at the aquarium was constructed, installed or pieced together by its own staff, from the tanks to the filtration systems. By Mitchell Willetts, Tulsa World. SENT IN ADVANCE: 445 words.


For use Monday, Oct. 1, and thereafter:


SHAWNEE, Okla. — The disappearance of Sandy Pathresa Rea 34 years ago is still one of the biggest crime mysteries in the Shawnee area, but a new set of local investigators are putting a fresh set of eyes on the cold case. On Sept. 19, 1984, the freckled 17-year-old Shawnee teenager made a phone call from the Shawnee bowling alley in hopes of getting a ride to a party. Her disappearance still remains a mystery and her whereabouts are unknown, but her family still hasn’t given up hope on finding her remains. By Kim Morava, The Shawnee News-Star. SENT IN ADVANCE: 654 words.


MIAMI, Okla. — A group of Boy Scout Explores reunited in New Mexico more than 50 years after a Boy Scouts trip. It was 50 years ago a group of nine teenage Miami Boy Scout Explorers set out on a 12-day test of endurance at the Philmont Scout Ranch and Explorer Base near Cimarron, New Mexico. Six of those Scouts, now in their sixties, including David Price of Miami, Oklahoma, met back up at Philmont this summer to reminisce and share stories about their time together there. By Melinda Stotts, The Miami News-Record. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1416 words.

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