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Articles from July 8, 2009

Commentary: If I Can't Monetize Myself, Maybe I Can Repurpose
"Repurposing" is the Annoying Word of the Week. It replaced "monetize," which was last week's Annoying Word of the Week. "Monetize" took over for "synergies in the marketplace," which was the Most Annoying Phrase of the 1990s.I'm not opposed to repurposing...
Commentary: Office Visit: Tough Times Trigger Patients to Skimp on Care
Times are tough. The ailing economy is leading many people to look for ways to stretch their money, including skipping doctor visits, skimping on medicine and putting off tests and procedures. Making decisions between filling up the car with gas and...
Commentary: Sally Kern Is Bad for Business
State Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, last week touted a proclamation that was embarrassing and economically damaging. She should rescind it.Kern drafted a document she called a Proclamation for Morality. In it, she cited quotes from the Founding Fathers...
Communication Organizations Sponsor Social Media Seminar in OKC
Social media does not appear to be another fly-by-night frenzy."The conversation we are having about social media right now is where we were a few years ago when people talked about having their own Web site on the Internet," said Mike Koehler, social...
Companies Oppose U.S. Cellular's Application in Oklahoma
An application by U.S. Cellular to expand its mobile-phone service in rural areas of Oklahoma by tapping federal Universal Service Fund money to build more cell towers faces opposition from several smaller phone companies.A hearing on a report from an...
Dancer at Heart Shifts to Creating Works of Art in Oklahoma
Can a former professional dancer find fulfillment as a visual artist?Kim Camp says "Yes!" and looking at her mixed-media assemblages, it's easy to see how she has infused her knowledge of choreography into her three-dimensional works of art."I've always...
Former OKC-Based Quest CFO Exercises 5th Amendment in SEC Complaint
Former Quest Resource Chief Financial Officer David Grose exercised his Fifth Amendment rights in an answer filed Tuesday to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission complaint alleging that Grose committed securities fraud while with Quest."Exercising...
Gold's to Open Second Tulsa-Area Gym
Gold's Gym will open its second Tulsa-area fitness complex this month, renewing a planned corporate expansion in the Sooner State.The Irving, Texas-based chain will provide a soft opening of its estimated 46,000-square-foot Broken Arrow center later...
OKC Council to Review Taxi Laws
The Oklahoma City Council will review and likely update the city's taxi certification laws after cab drivers complained Tuesday that the current requirements to pick up fares make it difficult to earn a living.The action was tied to the council's unanimous...
Oklahoma City University Plans for Expansion
Oklahoma City University is planning a $9.4 million building expansion to its nursing school.Plans are for the school to add 50,000 square feet to the existing 16,000-square-foot facility."We have been expanding and growing so rapidly in terms of students...
Oklahoma Investors See Abundance of Opportunities
Put on your camos and pick up your shotgun: It's huntin' season. At least that's how Oklahoma venture capitalists see it, with a sky full of opportunities.Venture capital investment, private equity for early-stage companies, was down 8 percent in 2008...
Oklahomans on the Move: July 8, 2009
Rose State CollegeLindsay Lancaster was named coordinator for institutional advancement with Rose State College. Lancaster will be responsible for providing assistance in fundraising, program development and special projects associated with the Institutional...
Okla. Medical Research Foundation: Ozone Alert Days May Increase Disease in Susceptible Patients
Air pollution, especially evident during recent ozone alerts, might trigger otherwise dormant genetic conditions, according to research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City."When ozone and other air pollutants enter the lungs,...
SouthWest NanoTechnologies Garners $3M Investment for Carbon Nanotube Products
Norman-based SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc., a developer and manufacturer of single-wall carbon nanotubes and specialty multi- wall nanotubes, will receive up to a $3 million equity infusion from Insight Technology Capital Partners LP, which is a growth...
Three OKC Energy Companies Agree to Merge
Three affiliated Oklahoma City energy companies have announced a definitive agreement to merge.A new public company will be formed to own Quest Resource Corp., Quest Energy Partners and Quest Midstream Partners. A non-binding letter of intent for the...