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Articles from December 15, 1997

3com, Rockwell Compromise on Modem Standards
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two companies locked in a struggle for dominance in the market for fast computer modems have agreed to a compromise set of technical standards that is expected to stabilize falling prices while increasing sales.Consumer adoption of the...
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Bombing Memorial `Milestone'
Former Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney announced Friday more than $1 million in contributions to build the $24.1 million Oklahoma City National Memorial on Friday.The Southwestern Bell Foundation made the largest gift, a $350,000 donation.Now the chief...
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Business Calendar
Information for the Business Calendar should be sent to Jim Powell, The Journal Record, P.O. Box 26370, OKC, 73126-0370, or by fax to 278-2890. Dec. 15Speakeasy Toastmasters Club Meeting and open house, 7 p.m., United Life Church, 3332 N. Meridian...
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Business World
Apple may miss deadlineSAN FRANCISCO (NYT) -- Apple Computer admits it isn't likely to meet its year-end deadline for naming a new chief executive, fueling widespread speculation that the computer maker is struggling to land a top-flight candidate. Sources...
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Who is Sylvie? what is she,that all our swains commend her?Holy, fair and wise is she, the heaven such grace did lend her, That she might admired be. Is she kind as she is fair? http://www.vperson.com Some people around Oklahoma City think Cybergeek...
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Energy Futures Rise Slightly
NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil was little changed as buying by refiners taking advantage of prices close to their lowest in 22 months offset expectations of a glut of supplies.January crude rose 6 cents to $18.21 a barrel on the New York Mercantile...
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Giving Something Back
Sitting in his corner office on the 19th floor of Mid-America Tower, attorney Kent Meyers knows he's got it pretty good.The lawyer for Crowe & Dunlevy is well aware of the near 30- member support staff at his disposal, the vast budget and the help just...
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Investors Find Bargains in Asset-Backed Bonds
NEW YORK -- Asset-backed bonds, whose yields are at their most attractive levels in two years, are looking like a bargain.The $460 billion asset-backed market has been hurt as investors tried to digest billions of dollars of new sales, and as an economic...
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Is the `Millennium Bug' a Bug after All?
One of the current hot and hyped topics in the news is what is being termed "the millennium bug" by many journalists. The issue at hand has also been given names like "the year 2000 problem" and it deals with the issues raised by the way computers deal...
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Joe Martin to Lead Hotel Group
Joe Martin of Weatherford has been installed as the 1998 chairman of the Oklahoma Hotel & Motel Association.Martin is the owner and general manager of the Best Western Mark Motor Hotel in Weatherford. He succeeds Robert Redaelli of the Holiday Inn in...
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Mortgages
A list of mortgages filed with the Oklahoma County Clerk's office is published daily in The Journal Record. Information listed for each mortgage includes book and page numbers, names of the mortgagor and mortgagee, mortgage loan amount, property description,...
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Multiple Events Mine Agency Budget Woes
A variety of events are converging that may cause significant budget hardships for the Oklahoma Department of Mines, according to reports to the Oklahoma Mining Commission.James Hamm, ODOM director, said he was told the department's federal funds will...
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Netscape Vows to Heaten Battle of the Web Browsers
SAN FRANCISCO -- Netscape Communications vowed to step up the battle of the Web browsers after a federal judge's ruling limited rival Microsoft's ability to market its Internet software."Obviously we're very pleased," said Lori Mirek, a Netscape senior...
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New Locations
Received: 12/11/97Beaver CountyOryx Energy Co.; P.O. Box 2880, Dallas TX 75221-2800 (972-715- 4830); #1 Leland Barby; e/2 e/2 nw 4-4n-26ecm; 1320' fsl & 2310' fwl; TD 78000' ... Test; 7070' Mississippi (Chester); On Permit Creek County Krumme Oil Co.;...
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Nutrient Problems Causing Business-Agriculture Split
Development of numerical standards for nutrients in Oklahoma waters has the potential for pitting the regulated business and municipal communities against the state's largest industry -- agriculture -- with overtones of the age-old debate of protecting...
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Oil, Gas Exploration Still Not Popular on N.C. Outer Banks
NAGS HEAD, N.C. -- Outer Banks residents haven't warmed a bit to oil and natural gas exploration off their coast since the idea surfaced nearly a decade ago.The issue that concerns everyone is the local tourist economy, which depends on clean water and...
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OPA Publicly Objects to Lease of Printing Firm
BROKEN BOW (AP) -- The Oklahoma Press Association objects to a publicly funded lease arrangement that is allowing the owner of a new newspaper to start up a printing company.Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, a finance center created to boost economic development,...
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Policy a Dream
It would seem the current flare-up of tensions in the Middle East, and more specifically the U.S. confrontation with Iraq, should have sparked renewed worries about U.S. energy policies. Unlike 1990, there seems to be little or no concern among the American...
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Reno Air Carves out OKC Market Niche
Reno Air, the seven-year-old airline that started service between Oklahoma City and Las Vegas on Sept. 16, is proving local travelers like the combination of low fares and amenities.Because of this dual attraction, plus the fact that it offers non- stop...
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Rubin Vows Strong Action over IRS Quotas
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin promised strong action Friday after an IRS report found the use of enforcement quotas in the Arkansas-Oklahoma office may have led to the mistreatment of taxpayers."I am seriously disturbed ... that an emphasis...
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Shopping Season on Wall Street
NEW YORK -- Sneak a peek at a Wall Street trader's shopping list right now, and you might see items like "Green Tree ...Talbots ... Kodak ... gold."The person in question may not be thinking at all about holiday decorations, clothing, camera equipment...
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Should Strict Oversight of Mines Continue?
After more than four years of review and policy changes, the Oklahoma Department of Mines appears on the verge of resolving issues that resulted in the federal government applying strict oversight to the state's coal mining permitting and enforcement...
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Talking Ads Head to ATMs, Gas Pumps
First there were advertisements in leaflets, newspapers and magazines, then on billboards, radio and television, even in skywriting and eventually on the feet of sports stars. Now full- motion, talking ads are invading neighborhood gas pumps and cash...
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Threat to Boot Stocks Has Many Saying: Go Ahead
Threaten to kick 3,400 publicly traded stocks off their primary listing service and you're bound to get an attention-grabbing headline the next morning.The National Association of Securities Dealers did just that Thursday in the name of tough love. It...
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Two City Firms Ride `Day Trading' Trend
Oklahoma City "do-it-yourselfers" who fix their own cars and bake their own cakes may now do something else for themselves -- trade their own stocks directly with market makers through two local companies riding a national trend.Superior Financial and...
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Warranty Deeds
A list of Warranty Deeds filed with the Oklahoma County Clerk's office is published daily in The Journal Record. Information listed for each warranty deed includes book and page numbers, the owner of the property granting the property to a new owner,...
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Wells Completed
Received: 12/11/97Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Beckham County Sonat Exploration Co., OKC/749-7108 -- #23-2 Johnson -- sw ne ne 23-12n-21w; TD 14,230'; perf. Des Moines 13,634-14,140', f/819Mcf and 10bwpd, isip...
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Wholesale Prices Slip in November
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prices paid by wholesalers dropped in November for the eighth time this year -- good news for buyers of products from cars to computers but bad for manufacturers facing a possible profit squeeze.The cost of finished products from U.S....
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