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Articles from August 25, 2008

CareerTech Eyes Legislation in Okla. on Dropouts, Guns
With the legislative session moving closer, education officials are keeping a close eye on a variety of issues that could show up in legislation.Phil Berkenbile, director for the Career and Technology Education Department, reported to his board on Thursday...
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Case of Water Rights Quagmire in Oklahoma Going Back to Trial
In January 2006, physician Richard Stansberry appeared before the Oklahoma County Planning Commission. He was there to explain what was happening with a plan to build a single-family, residential subdivision on a parcel of land he had owned for decades....
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Commentary: Republican, Independent Voter Registrations Continue Growth
Conclusion of Tuesday's runoff primary election and the soon-to- follow Labor Day holiday officially signals the beginning of the November general election campaigns. With only a few legislative primary elections to decide nominees, many final campaigns...
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For Okla. Caterers, It's Feast or Famine
This has been the worst year ever.That's the conclusion Kathy Hanson draws as she sits back in her chair and reflects on her last 20 years in the catering industry."I would say the past two years I have lost about 25 percent of my business," said Hanson,...
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Judge Appoints Blackstone to Handle Tulsa-Based SemGroup Finances
A Delaware bankruptcy judge Friday approved the retention of Blackstone Advisory Services LP as investment banker and financial advisor to bankrupt SemGroup LP.SemGroup spokesman Tom Becker said that Judge Brendan Shannon approved the appointment."What...
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OKC Air-Traffic Trainees to Use New Simulators to Boost Safety
Air traffic control students will begin training in September on the next generation of simulators at the Federal Aviation Administration's Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters said Friday.The...
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OKC Events: August 25, 2008
That's the theme of the 33rd annual Renaissance Ball, sponsored by and benefiting the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The theme recognizes the magnificent art exhibition from the Louvre now on view through October. The ball will take place Sept. 5 at Oklahoma...
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Okla. Corp. Commission Approves OG&E Rate Hike
Even the best-laid plans of electric companies can be thwarted by an ice storm of the magnitude Oklahoma experienced in December, said Brian Alford, spokesman for Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. Likewise, the company's plans for a new coal-fired power plant...
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Smaller Oil, Gas Producers in Oklahoma Could Receive Tax Relief
About 80 percent of the state's oil and gas production comes from marginal wells or stripper wells, and the owners of such wells might be the beneficiaries of a tax break if Congress approves legislation co-sponsored last month by U.S. Sen. James Inhofe,...
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Teacher's Warehouse in OKC Offers Free Supplies
When teachers, administrators and staff members from Oklahoma City Public Schools gathered Tuesday for the annual districtwide convocation, Robyn Hilger was among the speakers.Hilger, program director of The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools,...
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These Walls: Brownstones at Maywood Park in OKC
Pricey brownstones were not part of the downtown Oklahoma City landscape when the Triangle Development Group began plans for their project three years ago.On 28 acres just north of Bricktown the group planned to build some of the highest-priced and most...
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