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Articles from September 2, 2011

AG Opinion Could Mean $17.3M for Oklahoma's Tobacco Fund
A new attorney general's opinion issued Wednesday could mean more than $17.3 million this year for the state's Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund and clear up an ongoing conflict between state law and the constitution over how those funds are allocated.Issued...
At Home with History: Enid's Waverly District Has Storied Past
A day after Enid was established by the Cherokee Outlet Land Run in 1893, Joseph McCristy opened a feed store.His store expanded to become Enid Mill & Elevator and McCristy was among the city's early business leaders.In 1908, McCristy moved his family...
Continental Resources, OKC Officials to Work on Job Incentive Deal
City officials are getting ready to begin negotiations on a $7.2 million incentive deal with Continental Resources Inc. for 461 new jobs the Enid-based company wants to create after it moves its headquarters downtown.The possibility of reaping economic...
Growing into Tulsa: Design Company Plots New Headquarters
Despite the country's economic turmoil, Sand Springs-based Downtown Design Services Inc. has grown consistently since 2003. The number of employees has tripled, from 17 in 2007 to the current 50.Founded in 1999, DDSI provides mapping and surveying services...
Heavy Lifting for Success: Tulsa-Based Pipeline Service Company Banks on Vacuum Technology
Pipeline service company Vacuworx International has seen aggressive growth in the past four years, doubling its number of employees since 2007, said Bill Solomon, company owner and president.The privately held company, which operates out of its headquarters...
Innovators: VeteranCentral.com in Oklahoma
A new online social network and reference point for military veterans resources is nearly ready for release across the country after a brief beta test in Oklahoma, Jonathon Lunardi said."It's apparent that if you're a veteran, there are no good online...
In Oklahoma, Reactions Mixed as EPA Shelves Air Regulations
Air and environmental officials had mixed reactions to Friday's announcement by the Obama administration on shelving tighter dirty air limits."It's good news," said Nancy Graham, air quality program manager for the Indian Nations Council of Governments...
Love at First Blight: Couple Happy with Transformed Historic Home in Enid
In 1994, Don and Shirley Marquardt made a detour through Enid to visit Don's aunt on a trip from Virginia to their home near Fort Hood, Texas.They had been thinking about where to spend their retirement. Although they were living in Texas, Don and Shirley...
Markets Rally, Then Stumble
Wall Street headed into the Labor Day weekend after a four-day rally stumbled on fears of private payroll news. Our shortened trading session ended Thursday, following the worst August in 10 years. Markets rallied earlier in the week, though, on anticipation...
Museum Exhibit Spotlights Oklahomans in Great Outdoors
An exhibit on the history of Oklahomans and the outdoors that opened at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City has moved to the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid.The exhibit - "Field, Forest & Stream: The History of Oklahomans and...
Neighborhood Group in Enid Shores Up Support with Tours
Shirley Marquardt was living near Fort Hood, Texas, when the Waverley Historic District Neighborhood Association was formed in April 1998.Shirley and her husband, Donald, purchased a house in Enid's Waverley Historic District in 1995 and had been coming...
Norman Public Schools Implements Interactive Whiteboards
Norman Public Schools is nearly finished installing "interactive whiteboards" in all 1,100 of its classrooms, technology made possible through a nearly $11 million bond issue in 2009.Such digital learning isn't new, nor is the verdict clear on whether...
OKC Events: September 2, 2011
The theme for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's upcoming Renaissance Ball is "A Night in Old Havana," and it has inspired numerous special events.The ball itself will be Friday at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. It's sold out, but it's not too early...
Oklahoma Executive Rooted in Environmental Science
Deanna Atkinson says working at a bank while she was a student at Enid High School helped her make an important decision about her future professional career."I decided that office work was not what I wanted," said Atkinson, who grew up in a rural area.So...
Oklahoma Lawmakers Object to Water Plan
Two state lawmakers are taking the Oklahoma Water Resources Board's request for public input on the state's water seriously.Just days before the OWRB is scheduled to take public input on the final draft of its $15 million water plan, two southeastern...
Putting a New Spin on a Landmark: Oklahoma City Tower's Restaurant Space on 20th Floor to Turn Once More
The owners of Oklahoma City's Founders Tower have fired up its iconic rotating 20th floor on occasion just to keep it operational over the past few years, although the space has been vacant since 2007."That has always been a priority - keeping its value...
Spirit of Cooperation Prevails during Oklahoma Wildfires
Firefighters from at least 25 counties worked with Oklahoma City's own emergency crews this week to battle massive wildfires across rangeland and rural residential areas, officials said.That level of cooperation speaks well of the county-based emergency...
The Journal Record Business Briefs: September 2, 2011
Northwest Oklahoma Business Expo setThe Northwest Oklahoma Business Expo is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Cherokee Strip Conference Center in Enid.Exhibitor booth space is $100. Registration for attendees is $39, or $15 for students....
The Journal Record Money Movers: September 2, 2011
Colaw joins Bank of OklahomaTULSA - John Colaw has joined Bank of Oklahoma as vice president, trust officer for The Private Bank in Tulsa.Colaw joins Bank of Oklahoma after nine years with Arvest Asset Management in Bartlesville, where he served as client...