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Articles from March 11, 2009

Bargain Prices Put Tulsa-Based Business in the Black
Business is booming. In this recession it's not a term thrown around much. But for the owners of Just Between Friends, a children's and maternity consignment company, the economy has not dampened business."I feel a little guilty," said Daven Tackett,...
Commentary: Time for Oklahoma Regents to See Aerospace Future
Ben Robinson will leave Boeing's employ at the end of the month. That's not news if you read The Journal Record, which, clearly, you do.Robinson's new gig will be with the Oklahoma Aerospace Institute, where he will promote aerospace education in Oklahoma....
Downtown Oklahoma City Events Bring Out-of-Town Bucks to Local Restaurants, Hotels
Last week The Buzz could barely brew coffee fast enough to meet demand.The coffee shop and eatery inside the First National Center was just one business that saw a major bump when the American Choral Directors Association convention brought about 6,500...
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber: Convention Center Lacks Luster, Size
The city needs a new convention center to remain competitive for tourism income, with two to three times the exhibit space of the Cox Convention Center, at a cost of up to $400 million, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber officials said.The chamber's feasibility...
OKC Events: March 11, 2009
Honorees for the 10th annual Treasures for Tomorrow Awards have been named by the sponsoring Oklahoma Health Center Foundation. The awards will be presented at a dinner April 6 at the downtown Petroleum Club, 100 N. Broadway. Cocktails will be served...
Oklahoma Revenue Collections Drop below Last Year, Estimates
State revenue collections dropped substantially below last year and the official estimate in February, signaling a further tightening of the state budget. General revenue collections for the month totaled $237.9 million, which was $65.4 million or 21.6...
Oklahoma Senate Bill Proposes Changes in Workers' Comp Court
Oklahoma's Workers' Compensation Court would be significantly altered by Senate Bill 609, which was approved by the state Senate on Tuesday. The provision that spurred the most debate: requiring all of the governor's appointments to the court to be confirmed...
Prefabricated Homes in Oklahoma Find Spots on Historical Register
Three prefabricated metal homes have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.The houses, in Stillwater, Cushing and Bartlesville, were built by the Lustron Corp. in the late 1940s and early 1950s in response to the need for affordable...
Product Liability Key Issue for Tort Reform in Oklahoma
The last portion of House Bill 1603 - the 2009 legislative session's main tort reform bill - deals mainly with product liability. The latter sections of the bill also include many of the provisions most debated by lawmakers for and against tort reform:...
Sand Springs Police Department Speeds Up Ticketing Process with New Devices
An electronic ticketing system is helping speed things along at the Sand Springs Police Department.The city of Sand Springs signed a five-year contract with Tulsa- based Anyware Mobile Solutions to use e-tickets for traffic violations. Tickets will be...
Secret Ballot Drive Taking Shape in Oklahoma
A proposal to establish a constitutional right to a secret ballot gained approval to go before Utah voters in November 2010.Focused mainly on union-organizing elections, the Save Our Secret Ballot movement is headed by former U.S. Rep. Ernest Istook,...
Tulsa University Lands National Energy Policy Institute
The National Energy Policy Institute established its headquarters at the University of Tulsa under an agreement signed Tuesday with the George Kaiser Family Foundation.With an $8 million outlay in September, the foundation created the institute under...