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Changes Coming to Bombing Memorial
Changes are coming to the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum.
Timothy McVeigh, one of the men behind the bombing, will be included in a
lot of the new additions.
"She was on the fourth floor and when
the bombing happened she just went straight down," said Jeannine Gist.
"And it was ten days before they found her."
Jeannine Gist has walked through the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum before.
"That's my daughter's watch," said Gist. "It was recovered from the bombing."
But the memories of losing her daughter that day don't get easier.
"Every time I come in here it's difficult," said Gist.
This is the first time Gist is seeing changes the museum is making for the future.
"This is all new," said Gist. "They didn't have this before."
Among other things, the museum is adding several artifacts from Timothy McVeigh, one of the men behind the bombing.
not really about Timothy McVeigh," said Kari Watkins, Executive
Director of the Oklahoma City National Memorial. "It's really about the
choices and the consequences of those choices that he made."
sign from the hotel McVeigh stayed in will go on one of the walls. The
car McVeigh was driving and the shirt he was wearing the day he was
arrested will also be in the museum.
"It hurts your stomach," said Gist.
However, Gist says she's glad these one time pieces of evidence are now going to the museum.
"I think people outta know the whole story," said Gist.
museum plans to make the updates in stages. It hopes to have everything
done by the 20th anniversary of the bombing, in April of 2015.
Posted: Monday, November 12 2012, 09:46 PM CST
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Oklahoma lawmakers plan $45 million tornado relief
May 21, 2013 22:12 GMT
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma lawmakers have begun the process of appropriating millions of dollars in emergency funds to help pay the cost of recovering from tornadoes that have ravaged parts of central Oklahoma.
Separate committees of the House and Senate on Tuesday approved a plan to appropriate $45 million from the state's Rainy Day Constitutional Reserve Fund. The money will go to the State Emergency Fund to help recover from a massive tornado that struck Moore on Monday, killing at least 24 people. A separate tornado on Sunday left two dead in Shawnee.
Republican Sen. Clark Jolley of Edmond says the money will help the Department of Emergency Management match disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or to pay costs not covered by federal dollars.
Senate Bill 249: http://bit.ly/18fTLv0
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