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Oklahoma news briefs for Jan. 1, 2013

Oklahoma news briefs for Jan. 1, 2013
Published: December 31, 2012

State briefs


Ex-mayor to

lie in repose

The body of former Mayor Patience Latting will lie in repose from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of City Hall, 200 N Walker Ave. Latting, 94, died Dec. 29. She served three consecutive terms as mayor — from 1971-1983 — and was the first woman elected mayor of a major U.S. city. Her funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4400 N Shartel Ave.


Zoo closed

for holiday

The Oklahoma City Zoo is closed for New Year's Day, but will reopen Wednesday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The zoo, 2101 NE 50, offers free admission on Mondays in January and February. Active and retired military personnel get a 50 percent discount every day for themselves, their spouse and up to five dependents. For more information, call the zoo at 424-3344.