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Oklahoman Published: June 19, 2014

In brief


Thunderbirds to visit tech center

Members of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Thunderbirds, will be at Moore Norman Technology Center’s Franklin Road campus on Friday. The visit, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the center’s Straughn Seminar Center. Squadron members will do a presentation, show a video and answer questions. The Thunderbirds are known for their aerial precision performances that demonstrate the maximum abilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The presentation comes the day before the Thunderbirds’ only air show in Oklahoma this year, the 2014 Tinker Air Force Base Air Show and Open House on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the air show, go to

Equipment donated to police

Pete Brownell, president of Brownells, a firearms accessories supplier, “ and Gary Giudice, founder and president of local marketing company Blue Heron Communications, have donated $19,000 worth of equipment to the Norman Police Department range facility. The equipment will replace, expand and significantly upgrade reactive targets now available for police firearms training. A ceremony honoring the men’s contribution and unveiling of the equipment will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Norman Police Training Facility, 3492 S Jenkins Ave. The public is invited.

Signal work planned

The city’s Traffic Control Division will be upgrading the traffic signal on Tecumseh Road at the Interstate 35 off-ramp on the east side of I-35 on Friday. After 9 a.m., the intersection may be temporarily controlled by an all-way stop sign. Full signal operaton should be restored by 11 a.m.

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