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Articles from September 19, 1987

94% of Lawyers Think Constitution Still Viable, Says Poll
Ninety-four percent of U.S. lawyers think the U.S. Constitution is aging well and is not out-of-date even after two centuries of service, according to a poll published in the September issue of ABA Journal.</P><P> Although 68 percent...
Amcare Trustees' Panel to Form concerning Evaluation of Service
A committee of AmCare trustees will be formed soon to determine what areas might be addressed by an independent consultant in evaluating the current ambulance service versus those operated by fire departments in other cities. A committee appointed...
Assignment of Mortgages
ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGES Received 9-17-87 115733 - First Okla B&T Co of Edmond to Troy & Nichols Inc, L8 B1 Copper Cove Addn.</P><P> 115778 - Natl Mtg Co to Admin of Vet Affairs, L8 B17 Carter Hill Addn.</P><P> 115783...
Briefly.In Oklahoma
Panel OKs $9 Million Appropriation A subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a $9 million allocation to complete the University of Oklahoma's Energy Center. Sen. Don Nickles, R-Okla., announced Friday the interior appropriations...
Briefly.Worldwide
After-Tax Corporate Profits Up 4.3% WASHINGTON - After-tax coporate profits climbed 4.3 percent in the April-June quarter, the best showing since last fall, the government reported Friday. The Commerce Department said the rise in corporate profits...
City American Inn of Court Gearing Up for Trial Experience
It may be the next best thing to on-the-job experience for a newly-minted lawyer wanting to get some help with trial preparation or technique without the risk of losing a case.</P><P> Or it may be a way for a more practiced attorney...
City's Office Vacancy Reate Declines Slightly
Oklahoma City's office vacancy rate dropped slightly for the second straight quarter, to 28.79 percent, during the third quarter of 1987, according to a report released Friday by Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services.</P><P>...
Civil
(07958)</P><P>PUBLICATION NOTICE</P><P>Case No. CJ-87-7463</P><P> In the District Court in and for Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Lumbermen`s Investment Corporation, Plaintiff, v. Larry P. ...
Civil
(07963)</P><P>PUBLICATION NOTICE</P><P>Case No. CJ-87-8600</P><P> In the District Court in and for Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Continental Federal Savings and Loan Association, Plaintiff,...
Civil
(07983)</P><P>NOTICE BY PUBLICATION</P><P>Case No. CJ-87-9749</P><P> In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.</P><P> FirsTier Mortgage Co., f/k/a Realbanc, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. Calvin...
Civil
(07984)</P><P>NOTICE BY PUBLICATION</P><P>Case No. CJ-87-6321</P><P> In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Midland Mortgage Co. Plaintiff, vs. Jay E. Davis, a single person;...
Civil
(07992)</P><P>NOTICE BY PUBLICATION Case No. CJ-87-7434</P><P> In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Numerica Financial Services, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. Barry W. Ross & Damita J....
Civil
(07997)</P><P>NOTICE BY PUBLICATION Case No. CJ-87-9745</P><P> In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Justice Mortgage Company, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. Jana K. Cunningham, a single person...
Civil
(07998)</P><P>NOTICE BY PUBLICATION Case No. CJ-87-8472</P><P> In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Fleet Real Estate Funding Corp. Plaintiff, vs. Pamela Knight Hill f/k/a Pamela...
Civil
(07999)</P><P>NOTICE BY PUBLICATION Case No. CJ-87-8468</P><P> In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Federal National Mortgage Association Plaintiff, vs. Cathy G. Harsell, a single...
Completions
(Completions cont.) MAJOR COUNTY</P><P> Universal Resources Corp. Ewing 2-34, 34-20N-11W, C NE/4, 1320fsl 1320fwl; Red Fork 7176-7250, Chester 7320-7567, Mississippi 7946-8506, Hunton 8546-TD, 85 BO + 802 MCFPGD commingled, TD 8700'.</P><P>...
Completions
COMPLETIONS</P><P>Filed 9-18-87</P><P> CADDO COUNTY</P><P> Helmerich & Payne, McClain 1-4, 4-9N-12W, E/2 E/2 NW, 1323fsl 2390fwl, Springer 15752-57, Springer 15930-15953, 1387 MCFGD; Springer 1627-16223, 1387...
Corporation Commission
(07968)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 141,313</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Medallion Petroleum, Inc. Relief Sought: Increased Density....
Corporation Commission
(07969)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 141,314</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Arnold Oil Properties, Inc. Relief Sought: Increased Density....
Corporation Commission
(07970)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 141,315</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Arnold Oil Properties, Inc. Relief Sought: Well Location...
Corporation Commission
(07971)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 141,316</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Arnold Oil Properties, Inc. Relief Sought: Pooling. Legal...
Corporation Commission
(07973)</P><P>SECOND AMENDED</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 140,357</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Ward Petroleum Corporation....
Corporation Commission
(07974)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 140,577</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: CSX Oil & Gas Corporation. Relief Sought: Location ...
Corporation Commission
(07975)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 140,578</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: The Anschutz Corporation. Relief Sought: Pooling. Legal...
Corporation Commission
(07976)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 141,165</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Earlsboro Energies Corporation. Relief Sought: Increased...
Corporation Commission
(07977)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 141,435</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Earlsboro Energies Corporation. Relief Sought: Location...
Corporation Commission
(07978)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 141,436</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: American Energy Operations, Inc. Relief Sought: Well Location...
Corporation Commission
(07979)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 141,437</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: American Energy Operations, Inc. Relief Sought: Pooling....
Corporation Commission
(07980)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 141,440</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Raymon Haymaker. Relief Sought: Drilling and Spacing Units....
Corporation Commission
(08002)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 141,039</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Samson Resources Company. Relief Sought: Well Location...
Corporation Commission
(08004)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause No. TD 000,258</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Application of Ellsworth Motor Freight Lines, Inc. for an order authorizing...
Corporation Commission
(08005)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 140,863</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Kaiser-Francis Oil Company. Relief Sought: Pooling. Land...
Corporation Commission
(08006)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 140,868</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Kaiser-Francis Oil Company. Relief Sought: Increased Well...
Corporation Commission
(08007)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 140,869</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Kaiser-Francis Oil Company. Relief Sought: Well Location...
Corporation Commission
(08008)</P><P>AMENDED</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 140,867</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Eagle Oil & Gas Co. Relief...
Corporation Commission
(08009)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 141,498</P><P> Before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Pegasus Energy Corporation. Relief Sought: Pooling. ...
Corporation Commission
(08010)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 140,434</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Cities Service Oil and Gas Corporation. Relief Requested: Location Exception....
Corporation Commission
(08011)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 141,067</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Donald C. Slawson. Relief Sought: Pooling. Legal Description:...
Corporation Commission
(08012)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 141,066</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Donald C. Slawson. Relief Sought: Well Density. Legal Description:...
Corporation Commission
(08013)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 141,061</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Donald C. Slawson. Relief Sought: Pooling. Legal Description:...
Corporation Commission
(08014)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 141,065</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Oexco, Inc. Relief Sought: Pooling. Legal Description:...
Corporation Commission
(08015)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 140,455</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: Oexco, Inc. Relief Sought: Pooling. Legal Description:...
Corporation Commission
(08017)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING</P><P>Cause CD No. 141,281</P><P> Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma.</P><P> Applicant: L.R. French, Jr. Relief Sought: Clarify, Construe and Interpret...
Corporation Commission
(07972) NOTICE OF HEARING Cause CD No. 141,317 Before the Coporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma. Applicant: Halliburton Oil Producing Company. Relief Sought: Drilling and Spacing Units. Legal Description: The Northwest Quarter of Section...
Corporation Commission Court Docket
COURT CALENDAR MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 1987 PUBLIC UTILITY DOCKET INITIAL HEARING DOCKET AT 9:00 A.M.</P><P>COURT ROOM ``B`` FIRST FLOOR</P><P>IH PUD 00416 -- Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co, to amend its trade electricity...
'Custom Combining on the Great Plains' Is a Historical Gem / Beautifully Presents Way of Life of America's Custom Cutters
"Custom Combining on the Great Plains: A History," by Thomas D. Isern, University of Oklahoma Press. 264 Pages, $8.95 paperback, $21.95 hardback. In the classic story, "The Wizard of Oz," the displaced Dorothy was advised by the Munchkins to "follow...
'Dazzling and Different' Fits Stars' Skating in Show on Ice
"Dazzling and Different" is the theme of the 1987 State Fair of Oklahoma which opened here Friday.</P><P> Those same two words could be used to describe the skating of Jamie-Lynn Kitching and Sheldon Cleaves. They portray Snow White ...
Earnings, Experience Are Best Factors in Building a Strong Case for a Raise
You think you're worth more money, but you hesitate to ask for a raise.</P><P> Go ahead. Either you've established your value or you haven't. If not, you may be leaving soon anyway.</P><P> The first step is to build the strongest...
Hazardous Wastes a Problem for Treatment Plants / Pollutants Can Enter Groundwater System; Harm Environment, Humans
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of a series of reports of The Journal Record on the overall problems of hazardous waste disposal in the Oklahoma City sewer system and the problems of enforcing regulation. The series will continue through Sept....
Ibm-Fujitsu Order Exposes Morass of Software Copyright Law
NEW YORK - Two computer giants submitted to a dictated peace this past week in a landmark case that highlighted the turmoil over copyright laws governing computer programs.</P><P> A pair of arbitrators announced an order giving themselves ...
Juvenile
(08104)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING No. PA-87-432</P><P> In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.</P><P> In the matter of Baby Boy Orr.</P><P> THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: Vincie Todd Morrison,...
Juvenile
(08105)</P><P>NOTICE OF HEARING Case No. PA-87-431</P><P> In the District Court in and for Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.</P><P> In the matter of the adoption of minor child LaToyra Rena Goss.</P><P>...
Marriage License Returned
MARRIAGE LICENSE RETURNS Received 9-17-87 Jeffrey Hartl Owen, 21 & Tracy Michelle Turner, 19, married 9-11-87, 3803 N Shadywood (MidW Cy).</P><P> John Joseph Lynn, 32 & Catherine Mary Quintis, 27, married 9-12-87, 4125 SE 43...
Miscellaneous
(08106)</P><P>METROPOLITAN LIBRARY SYSTEM NOTICE OF SALE BY SEALED BIDS</P><P> The Metropolitan Library System wishes to offer for public sale, by sealed bids to the highest bidder: Steel Library Shelving</P><P>...
More Companies Adopting Policies to Control Smoking
There are probably few topics related to the work place and worker conditions which have raised as much heated debate recently as the right of smokers to light up a cigarette or cigar, whether it's in an office or in a manufacturing facility.</P><P>...
Mortgages
MORTGAGES Received 9-17-87 115730 - Timothy C H Wilson et ux to First Okla B&T Co of Edmond, $79,200, L8 B1 Copper Cove Addn.</P><P> 115731 - Douglas W Voth et ux to Frontier Fed S&L Assoc, $146,250, L8 B4 Kickingbird Estates...
Motion Docket
MOTION DOCKET JUDGE PARR FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 1987 9:00 A.M.CJ-87-7055 -- FNMA vs. Steven L. Rollins. Ent: Motion for summary judgment: Sustained for failure to appear and defend.CJ-86-12275 -- David Brown vs. Susen Coffey. Ent: Motion for default...
New Cases before the District Court
CIVIL JURY Received 9-17-87</P><P> CJ-87-10120 - Custom Detailing Co vs Robberson Steel & Bridge Co; proceedings from Montrose County Colorado; NAI; assg Judge Gullett.</P><P> CJ-87-10314 - Matrix Energy Inc vs Edward...
New Cases before the District Court
SPECIAL Received 9-18-87 CS-87-6341 - Friendly Bank of Oklahoma City a corp vs Walter Jenny Jr; prom note, $2350.32, etc; Mike Voorhees atty; assg Judge (no judge indic).</P><P> CS-87-6342 - Allied Auto Towing vs James Apel; transf...
New Locations
NEW LOCATIONS Filed 9-17-87 BEAVER COUNTY</P><P> Boswell Energy Corporation, Albert 1-16, 16-5N-26ECM, C SW/4 SW/4, 660fsl-660fwl, St. Genevieve Lime 7330, St. Louis 7450, Kansas City Lime 6350, TD 7800, El. unknown, Date Oper. to...
Oklahoma City Workers Compensation Court Docket
Workers` Compensation Court</P><P>MONDAY</P><P>SEPTEMBER 21, 1987</P><P>JUDGE CASHION</P><P>9:00 A.M.</P><P>85-18925A -- Elmer L. Speegle (Wesley Johnson) vs H-30, Inc. (Tri-</P><P>State...
Orders Entered
ORDERS ENTERED</P><P>WEDNESDAY</P><P>AUGUST 19, 1987</P><P>OR-75071 -- Own Risk, Own risk approved.</P><P>86-13355H -- Commercial Roofing Co, Joint petitions.</P><P>85-14804L -- St. John...
Orders Entered
ORDERS ENTERED</P><P>MONDAY</P><P>AUGUST 17, 1987</P><P>85-19534R -- Canterbury Health Center, Special indemn fund.</P><P>85-22511F -- Oklahoma Steel Casting Co, Withdraw Attorney.</P><P>86-18478L...
Orders Entered
ORDERS ENTERED</P><P>FRIDAY</P><P>AUGUST 14, 1987</P><P>86-16370K -- Western Supply, Joint petitions.</P><P>86-16371Q -- Western Supply, Joint petitions.</P><P>87-00504H -- Heritage Home...
Pleadings & Filings
CIVIL Received 9-17-87</P><P> CJ-86-7490 - Bancplus Savings Assoc vs Ward et al; ord.</P><P> CJ-87-1014 - Lomas & Nettleton Co vs Bieni; ord.</P><P> CJ-87-0044 - Talman Home Mtg Corp vs Berglund et al; ord.</P><P>...
Pleadings & Filings
CJ-87-3329 - Meritor Mtg Corp vs Heinlen; same. CJ-87-5898 - Citicorp Homeowners vs Blake; same. CJ-87-6646 - GMAC Mtg Corp of Iowa vs Howell III et ux; pub affi. CJ-87-5948 - same vs Jaggers et ux; same. CJ-87-5715 - same vs Mead et al; same. CJ-87-6136...
Pleadings & Filings
CJ-87-8959 - Fed Natl Mtg Assoc vs Masters MD et al; entry of appear. CJ-87-7898 - First Okla Bank Natl Assoc vs Steele et al; dismissal. CJ-87-6987 - No style indicated; oath of rec. CJ-87-2239 - Lumbermens Investment Co vs Henderson et al; dismissal....
Pleadings & Filings
SPECIAL Received 9-17-87 CS-87-4298 - Hedrick dba vs Natl Prop Inc et al; disml w-o prej.</P><P> CS-87-5480 - Ford Mtr Cred Co vs Bradford; ans to counter-claim.</P><P> CS-87-5273 - same vs McCarty; JE of judg.</P><P>...
Pleadings & Filings
DIVORCE cReceived 9-17-87</P><P> FD-86-7497 - Charles K Meeker vs Meeker; depo.</P><P> JFD-86-8525 - Bechtold; depo.</P><P> FD-84-2914 - Simpkins; appear bond.</P><P> JFD-83-876 - Adams; ord.</P><P>...
Probate
(07981)NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF DEATH OF JOINT TENANT Case No. P-87-1650 In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma. In the Matter of the Determination of Death of Coy Barker a/k/a Coy F. Barker, Joint Tenant....
Probate Proceedings
PROBATE PROCEEDINGS Received 9-18-87 P-87-1606 - Est of Smith; pub affi.</P><P> P-87-1602 - Est of Lee; same.</P><P> P-87-1601 - Est of Martin; same.</P><P> P-87-1598 - Est of Billups; same.</P><P>...
Producers Discuss Problems Faced with Interstate Pipelines
Natural gas producers are facing wholesale abrogation of contracts with interstate pipelines, the Oklahoma Senate Select Committee on Natural Gas Trade Practices was told at its initial hearing Friday.</P><P> Many of the producers discussed...
Protests Result I Auctioneer Licensing Bill Being Scrapped
A bill calling for the licensing of auctioneers in the state was scrapped by an interim Business and Commerce Committee of the Oklahoma Legislature Thursday because of the opposition to the measure by auctioneers who were present at the meeting.</P><P>...
Quit Claim Deeds
QUIT CLAIM DEEDS Received 9-17-87 115734 - Nickie McNeely to David R McNeely, $1, L2 B2 Country Ridge Estates Addn.</P><P> 115746 - Larry Mark Young et ux to Larry R Young et ux, $10, L13 B5 Henderson Hills 1st Addn.</P><P>...
Release of Mortgages
RELEASE OF MORTGAGES Received 9-17-87 115735 - Local Fed S&L Assoc to Gary L Hopkins et ux, L2 B10 Bluff Creek Addn.</P><P> 115736 - Republic Bank to Semco Color Press Inc, pt L7-9 B2 Santa Fe Industrial Dist Addn.</P><P>...
Stand Up against Fraud / Ask about Every Possible Extra Charge You Can Imagine before Buying So You Know the Real - Not Nominal - Cost
Typical misleading ad: ``This health insurance plan covers all hospital costs.''</P><P> My response: Yes, but is maternity or well-baby care covered? Do you have to be sick first? Sometimes even the fine print only refers to a master...
Starting Salaries in Oklahoma Expected to Rise in Next Year
Though starting salaries in Oklahoma are 2 percent below the national average, there are indications those salaries may be increasing and the economy turning around in the next year to 18 months, in the opinion of an official with Robert Half of...
State Employment Total Jumps in August from Year Ago Figure
Total employment in Oklahoma during August increased to 1.451 million from 1.448 million during the same month in 1986, according to figures released Friday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.</P><P> This is the first time...
State No Stranger to Hazardous Waste Problems
and most people will say no, Oklahoma's a pretty clean state.</P><P> Instead they might mention other more well-known waste dumps like Love Canal that probably dramatically overshadow Oklahoma's waste problems.</P><P> But...
Summons & Returns
SUMMONS AND RETURNS CIVIL Received 9-17-87 CJ-87-9899 - Sooner Fed S&L Assoc vs Jones et al; Angela Jones, Marion Jones 9-8-87.</P><P> CJ-87-8780 - Fleet Fin Inc et al vs May et al; RC May 8-6-87.</P><P> CJ-87-7662 - Sears...
The Ethics of Confirming Robert Bork / the Fact That Bork Is Neither a Conventional Conservative nor a Conventional Jurist Makes His Supreme Court Bid Debateabl
NEW YORK - As the Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings on Judge Robert H. Bork, what's to be made of the ease with which another Reagan nominee, Judge William S. Sessions, sailed through his confirmation hearings before that same committee?</P><P>...
Track Expected to Pump $510 Million into Economy / Up from Previous Forecast
The $91 million Remington Park racetrack will pump more than $510 million a year into Oklahoma City's economy, up 25 percent higher from previous estimates, according to a track official.</P><P> "This track is going to be good for Oklahoma...
Uncertainties of Economics Fog Already Cloudy Forecasts / 'One Thing Is Certain: A Contraction Will Come - Most Probably by Surprise'
President Truman longed for a one-armed economist who would not keep saying ``on the one hand ... on the other hand.''</P><P> So do virtually all other decision-makers in government and business. But, as strong as the desire for unambiguous...
Warranty Deeds
WARRANTY DEEDS Received 9-17-87 115724 - Whispering Creek Partnership to Eskridge-Chandler, $10, L52 B1 Whispering Creek I Addn, Edm. Retn 3001 United Founders Blvd OKC.</P><P> 115725 - SecHousing & Urban Dev to John Rex Potts...
Wheat Sees Rapid Growth in China Joint Ventures / Ocu Program in Tianjin Connects Oklahoma to Budding Business Giant
Back in February 1985, when Willis J. Wheat first visited China as a banker and trustee for Oklahoma City University, he was impressed with China's plans for business development.</P><P> After returning last week from a trip to Tianjin...