Top Stories In Oklahoma Saturday

Saturday, January 1st 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The rising of a huge glittering ball, a
gigantic fireworks display and thousands of screaming revelers
marked the passing of the 1900s at Opening Night in Oklahoma City.
Earlier in the evening, people listened to music, danced and
watched the Oklahoma Sooners lose a heartbreaker to Mississippi in
the Independence Bowl.

An Internet mystery at the Office of Civil
Emergency Management. Officials say the agency's official website
had some clip art for a clock that counted down to the new year. At
midnight they say the clock disappeared and the words "Get ready
for chaos" appeared on the screen. Officials suspect the quirk was
in the program when they got it for free...

It appears to be the only notable Y-2-K
issue in the state. Governor Frank Keating made a 12:30 appearance
at the state's emergency headquarters and says Oklahoma is Y-2-K
compliant. He says everything is green and there are no problems to
be reported anywhere.

A Missouri resident had a brief
encounter with a man believed to be fugitive Steven Thacker
yesterday morning. Thacker is accused in the murder of 25-year-old
Laci Hill of Bixby. He's eluded authorities for the last three days
in a heavily wooded area in western Polk County.

Hundreds of worshippers were escorted out of a
Tulsa mosque just after 2 o-clock yesterday afternoon after a man
threatened to blow it up. Police say 40-year-old Eddie Dalati made
the threat after an argument with someone inside the Masjid
Al-Salam mosque of the Islamic Society of Tulsa.