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Articles from March 19, 2010

Enrollment on Rise at Colleges, Universities in Oklahoma
While state agencies and K-12 public schools cope with across- the-board budget reductions, Oklahoma's public colleges and universities are reporting increased enrollment this spring, led by a surge in new freshmen and in the total head count at community...
Fight Fans Boost Blackjack at Casino in Shawnee
Firelake Grand Casino is expecting a few more blackjack players than usual next weekend, spokesman Brad Peltier said.Cage fighting might have something to do with the difference."Cage fighting fans really play just about everything, although I would...
Leaders to Tulsans: Take Census Seriously
The U.S. Census Bureau plans to hire up to 1,500 people for the Tulsa area during the 2010 census, Susan Arkeketa, a spokeswoman for the bureau, said Friday.Tulsans were told to fill out the U.S. census forms and to do it "for the children" during a...
OKC Events: March 19, 2010
The Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma and the Abe Lemons family are partnering to present the sixth-annual Abe Lemons Memorial Hoopla for Parkinson's Disease. The event will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 3 in the Montgomery Event Center, 500 W. Main...
Oklahoma Corporation Commission Mulls Rule Revisions
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission may revise some long- standing rules in an attempt to keep up with the explosion of horizontal drilling in the state.In 2003, only one of every six to seven wells was horizontal. Today, one of between every two to...
Oklahoma House Bill Would Create Meth Registry
A measure requiring individuals convicted of methamphetamine crimes to be listed on a state database is set to be heard by a Senate budget committee.The measure passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives by a 95- 0 vote and is awaiting a hearing by...
Pallet Manufacturer in Tulsa Expands Revenue Streams
Recycled plastic pallet manufacturer Greystone Logistics has expanded into recycled polyethylene resin."A lot of the capacity's gone and so there's room for us to come into the market," Chief Executive Warren Kruger said in a telephone interview Friday....
The Disaster Gap: Oklahoma Officials Struggle to Reimburse Communities
Fifteen million dollars just doesn't go as far as it used to.While the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management stands to receive $15 million in supplemental funds to cover disaster relief claims, those funds are still about $3 million shy of what's...
The Journal Record Business Briefs: March 19, 2010
Wright inducted into Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Hall of FameThe Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters has inducted state Rep. Harold Wright, R-Weatherford, into its Hall of Fame.Wright built a 10-watt AM station as an Explorer Scout project...
These Walls: Leo's Barbeque Factory in Oklahoma City
Charles Smith likes to say Leo's Barbeque Factory was built on faith and the foundation his father laid. Of course, the two lofty layers of homemade banana strawberry cake served with every meal and all that hickory smoke have had a little something...
Tulsa Architect Joins Forces with Las Vegas Firm
The Tulsa Native American architectural firm Larry Edmondson and Associates has entered a unique partnership with YWS America of Las Vegas.On casino, hotel and other leisure projects, the five-member Tulsa staff assembled by Larry Edmondson will work...
U.S. Rep. Dan Boren of Oklahoma Defends Drilling Technique
U.S. Rep. Dan Boren of Oklahoma joined Pennsylvania's Tim Murphy in a letter to U.S. House colleagues who question hydraulic fracturing.Democrat Boren and Republican Murphy, in support of the oil and natural gas industry, offered a different spin on...