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Wed March 31, 2010

Bombing Lessons

Oklahoma City, OK – Bill would require OKC bombing history lessons

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Senate has passed legislation to include lessons about the Oklahoma City bombing in state history books.

The Senate passed the measure without opposition Tuesday and sent it Gov. Brad Henry for his signature. It was previously passed by the House.

The April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.

The bill's House author, Rep. Lee Denney of Cushing, says she lost a close friend in the bombing, Dr. Margaret "Peggy" Clark, a fellow veterinarian and employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Clark was the sister of former state Rep. Susan Winchester.

The legislation directs the state Board of Education to include information about the bombing in the Oklahoma history-social studies core curriculum.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.