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Articles from November 2, 2011

'A Good Place to Grow': Wooley: Commercial Real Estate in U.S. Gaining Momentum
Commercial real estate development is picking up as corporate America realizes economic momentum is no longer at a standstill, Raptor Properties project manager John Wooley said Wednesday."It's kind of been a bloodbath in real estate," Wooley told attendees...
Commentary: Charity Inc.: Make the Most of End-of-Year Giving
There is good news in the world of charitable giving: 62 percent of nonprofits raised more in November and December 2010 than in the same months of 2009, as surveyed by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.The Fidelity Charitable Giving Season study predicts...
Commentary: Protecting John Smith
The Oklahoma Supreme Court justices will soon decide whether to further restrict access to public information. We understand the court's concerns, but the proposed rule needs extensive work. As it now reads, it is much too broad and could create a mudslide...
Critics of Water Plan in Oklahoma Address Committee
Oklahoma's new comprehensive water plan needs a better scientific foundation, doesn't include information about the recreational, or nonconsumptive, use of water and was not properly vetted before it was approved, critics said Wednesday.Speaking at a...
Guidebooks to a Better Life: Founder of Cellphone Sales Firm in Edmond Reaches out to Prisoners
Tom Pace operates a for-profit business that is perhaps more about people than the merchandise he buys and sells.Many of his 70-plus employees have had significant run-ins with the law or faced prison time. Pace gave them a chance to turn their lives...
Integris Partners with Health Management Associates in Rural Oklahoma
Integris Health's new partnership with a health management company to operate five rural Oklahoma hospitals marks a new relationship for the system and one that's still fairly unusual across the nation.Integris, a not-for-profit health system, is teaming...
It's a Living: Oklahoma Paranormal Research and Investigations Inc
That prickly feeling at the edge of consciousness, an eerie sense of something intangible at work, might not be your imagination after all.Christy Clark has lived with that sort of sensitivity most of her life. As an adult, she embraced it and formed...
McClendon Would Repay Okla.-Based Chesapeake $12.1 Million as Part of Settlement
Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon will repay the company $12.1 million it gave him to buy his antique map collection, plus interest, as part of a proposed settlement with several shareholder groups that sued over McClendon's 2008 pay package,...
OKC Events: November 2, 2011
Oklahoma City orthodontist Herb Klontz has been recognized with many awards for his work with dentistry, but he ought to get some kind of an award for his 18 trips to Japan. Well, actually, it's been only 17 - until he gets on the plane this morning.He'll...
Oklahoma-Based Tinker Air Force Base Losing 269 Jobs
Two Air Force cost-cutting initiatives mean a restructuring at Tinker Air Force Base and a loss of 269 positions in the 26,000- person workforce.Maj. Gen. David Gillett, commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, said the changes are a part...
Plaintiffs in Tulsa Ballpark Assessment Challenge Appeal Case
Plaintiffs in Tulsa's ballpark assessment challenge have appealed their case to the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals.E&F Cox Family Trust, Michael Samara, T.E. Morlan, Better Price Warehouse Sales Co. and Koenig Properties originally filed their Tulsa...
The Journal Record Business Briefs: November 2, 2011
CVR Energy to buy Wynnewood refineryEnergy Inc. of Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday announced a definitive agreement to buy Gary- Williams Energy Corp. and its Wynnewood refinery and related assets for $525 million, plus working capital estimated at $100...
The Journal Record Health Care Briefs: November 1, 2011
Banner receives national awardWilliam Banner was presented the Matthew J. Ellenhorn Award of the American College of Medical Toxicology during the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology conference in Washington, D.C. Banner is medical director...
The Journal Record Legal Briefs: November 2, 2011
Boatman joins McAfee & TaftJeb Boatman, a former assistant U.S. attorney and chief of the appellate section for the Western District of Oklahoma, has joined McAfee & Taft.Boatman will concentrate his practice in white-collar criminal defense, internal...
The Journal Record Non-Profit Briefs: November 2, 2011
Wells joins Family and Children's ServicesFamily and Children's Services has hired Tina Wells as director of communications.Wells was a senior account executive at Schnake Turnbo Frank PR in Tulsa. For eight years, she was with the Emergency Medical...
The Man Who Works with Goats: Clifton Drawn to Oklahoma-Based Charity That Helps Families in the Philippines
After graduating from Harding University in Searcy, Ark., in 2010 with a double major in accounting and finance, Bryan Clifton was weighing potential career paths.The native of Snyder, Texas, which is between Lubbock and Abilene, was seeking a job in...
Tulsa-Based Magellan Midstream Partners Profit Boosted in Third Quarter
Magellan Midstream Partners LP's quarterly profit nearly doubled to $110.2 million as improvement across all operating segments combined to yield record third-quarter results, the oil transporting company said Wednesday.A drop in pipeline volumes, resulting...
Tulsa-Based Samson Investment in Talks with KKR
Samson Investment Co. is in exclusive talks with New York City- based global investment firm Kolhberg Kravis Roberts and Co. LP to buy some or all of Samson, the company told The Journal Record on Wednesday."We are in exclusive talks with KKR; however,...
Tulsa-Based Unit 3Q Profits Up 55 Percent
Unit Corp. boosted its oil and gas production and put more drilling rigs into operation during the third quarter. As a result, third-quarter profit jumped 55 percent for the Tulsa-based contract oil and gas drilling company.Unit said on Wednesday that...