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World Trade Center Obama Beam
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NEW YORK (AP) -- A steel beam that was signed by President Barack Obama in June has been lifted into place on the 104th floor at One World Trade Center.
A crane on top of the building lifted the beam from the ground Thursday after dozens of people, including construction workers and police officers, added their own signatures.
On June 14, Obama visited the skyscraper that's being built to replace the twin towers destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001.
The white beam contains the words "One World Trade Center" painted in blue. Obama wrote in marker: "We remember," "We rebuild" and "We come back stronger!"
First lady Michelle Obama also signed it.
The beam is 35 feet long and weighs 11,000 pounds.
The skyscraper is expected to be completed in early 2014.
Posted: Thursday, August 2 2012, 10:31 AM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Pitcher Roy Oswalt gets stint with Drillers
May 22, 2013 19:12 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies have assigned three-time All Star pitcher Roy Oswalt to the Tulsa Drillers.
Oswalt is to start on Friday evening against the Midland Rockhounds at ONEOK Field.
The Drillers say Oswalt will throw about 75 pitches and will likely make between three and five starts for the Class AA ball club.
Oswalt signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies on May 2.
The right-hander has spent 12 years in the majors, pitching for the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers. Oswalt has a 163-96 career record.
The plan is for Oswalt to be fit enough to join the Rockies in mid or late June.
First pitch Friday is 7:05 p.m. CDT.
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