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Articles from October 2, 2008

Blown Away by DMI's Performance: New Tulsa Wind Tower Manufacturer Beats Expectations, Jump-Starts Expansion
More than 20 giant steel tubes lay in different stages of construction inside DMI Industries' new Tulsa manufacturing facility or at its lay-down yard.Each one weighs 80,000 to 110,000 pounds or more, said Senior Safety Officer Kevin Chapman, requiring...
Central Oklahoma Humane Society Set to Open Pet Adoption Center
After returning to her native Oklahoma, Christy Counts found there was not a pet adoption service operating in northeast Oklahoma City.As a volunteer she had done some pet rescue work in Norman while she was a student at the University of Oklahoma and...
Court Order: October 2, 2008
Congratulations - of a sort? - to Henry Earl of Lexington, Ky.Earl recently scored his 1,000th trip to the pokey.The latest charge is one Earl has faced hundreds of times: alcohol intoxication.Earl has spent a total of 4,123 days in jail, The Associated...
Financial Advisor Fees May Hamper Customers in Oklahoma
In this time of financial uncertainty, it can be especially painful to lose a trusted financial advisor.Moving to another state can sometimes end the relationship, and state Rep. Randy McDaniel, R-Oklahoma City, said some financial advisors who are self-employed...
Leadership Arts in Okla. Planning Second Class in '09
During the summer of 2007 while evaluating services provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council, discussion between staff members drifted to leadership training for arts organizations."We realized that there were rural communities that could probably use some...
N.H. Dog Wheelchair Inventor Speaking of Velma Teacher: 'It's Been an Incredible Experience'
New Hampshire dog wheelchair inventor Mark Robinson was so impressed with an Oklahoma fourth-grade teacher's pedagogy that he asked her to create a curriculum for using handicapped animals to teach compassion."It's been an incredible experience working...
OKC Events: October 2, 2008
A day celebrating the cultural treasures of Ponca City is scheduled Oct. 14 by the city's Athens Art Consortium. The trip sounds fun and begins with boarding a luxury coach at 8 a.m., either in Tulsa or Oklahoma City. Read on.Festivities will begin with...
Oklahoma City University Business Professors Respond to Bailout Plan
Professors at Oklahoma City University's Meinders School of Business were asked recently which key component they would expect in a $700 billion financial bailout plan.Jonathan Wilner, economics professor: "They have got to stop creating 'moral hazard'...
Oklahomans on the Move: October2, 2008
Oklahoma Association of RealtorsThe Oklahoma Association of Realtors presented the Open Door Award to the following Realtors: Sandy Burford of Locust Grove for work with S.P.I.C.E. (Special Partners in Education, Von Coburn of Guthrie for work with Friends...
Oklahoma's U.S. Senate Candidates Go on the Defensive
Both candidates for one of Oklahoma's U.S. Senate seats took a defensive stance on Wednesday, accusing their opponent of negative ads and untruthful attacks. State Sen. Andrew Rice, D-Oklahoma City, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe,...
Regional Manufacturing Trending Downward
Manufacturing in the 10th Federal Reserve District is following suit with the rest of the country and is trending lower in most categories.Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector dropped more than expected in September. New orders and production showed...
The Journal Record New Briefs: October 2, 2008
Travelers Aid elects officersSteve Griffin with MidFirst Bank has been elected president of Travelers Aid and Homeless Assistance Center.Other officers include Lisa Lees, Hertz Corp., vice president; Michael Dollins, Dollins and Co., treasurer; and Nazette...
Two Texas Men Held over for Trial in Top Flight Insurance Case in Okla
Two Texas men have been bound over for trial for allegedly operating a money-transfer scheme that also involved inflating Top Flight Insurance Co.'s assets to deceive insurance regulators as to the solvency of the company.Jimmy Warren Wolff and Rodney...
U.S. Supreme Court Decision May Make It Easier to Protect Design Patents
Believe it or not, a federal appeals court decision involving something as mundane as a fingernail buffer may make it easier to protect design patents from infringement.Oklahoma City attorney Martin Ozinga said it is difficult, with design patents, to...
WorldFest Begins Friday in OKC
Kamala Gamble is donating her catering business food and sales proceeds to WorldFest this weekend because she shares a common guiding principle with event organizer World Neighbors."What World Neighbors supports is sustainable development in other countries....