THE JOURNAL RECORD

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Articles from April 7, 1998

ATM Surcharge Debate Heats Up in Banking Industry
On top of a recent Supreme Court battle and a continuing congressional battle between banks and credit unions over membership requirements, the two industries continue to argue over another unresolved issue -- ATM surcharges.In response to a new study,...
Aviation Leaders Pursue Funds for Improvements
WAGONER, Okla. -- The success of federal aviation tort reform is forcing Oklahoma to pump more money into its airport system, according to state aviation officials.After Congress passed the General Aviaton Revitalization Act of 1993, which limits a manufacturer's...
Big Firms Oppose Revealing Donations
Big publicly held companies are bridling at proposed federal legislation that would require them to disclose how much money they give individual charities, warning that such a law would have a chilling effect on corporate philanthropy.In letters to the...
Building Permits
These lists of building permits issued by Oklahoma City include those issued for new residential and commercial construction, renovations, swimming pools, elevators and other projects. Permits are listed by number and include owner or contractor, address,...
Business World
Offering ladies a drinkST. LOUIS (AP) -- Beer giant Anheuser-Busch is test marketing Catalina Blonde, a low-calorie, low-alcohol beer aimed primarily at women. A bottle of the brew has 86 calories, about 10 fewer than any of the company's other light...
Crawford Seeks to Prevent Transfer of Company Stock of American Standard Life
State Insurance Commissioner John Crawford wants to seize the voting securities of American Standard Life and is requesting a temporary restraining order to prevent the transfer of its stock.Filing papers Monday in the Oklahoma County District Court,...
Dealing under the Red Umbrella
NEW YORK -- Citicorp and Travelers Group are merging in a record $70 billion deal between the nation's second-biggest bank and a leading provider of financial services ranging from trading stocks to insurance.The deal easily surpasses the previous record...
Direct-Purchase Plans' Popularity Spreads
NEW YORK -- Charles Satterfield, a 35-year-old bond trader in New York, is saving a bundle on brokerage commissions when he buys U.S. or foreign stocks.Two years ago, he stopped using a stockbroker and began to purchase shares directly from companies...
Dow Hits 9,000 -- Is 10,000 Next?
NEW YORK -- It was hardly an easy route that the Dow Jones industrial average took from 8,000 to 9,000.The nine-month journey, which included a brief detour below 7,000 during October's swoon, was long and hard -- at least by recent standards.But dire...
Energy Secretary Resigns
WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Federico Pena, the highest- ranking Hispanic in the Clinton administration, announced his resignation Monday, citing "personal and family" reasons.Pena, who served as transportation secretary in Clinton's first term, submitted...
Flying Positively for the State
WAGONER, Okla. -- Cutting taxes may shut down the engine driving Oklahoma's growing economy, according to state House of Representatives Speaker Loyd Benson.Oklahoma has been ranked high among the best places to do business by various outside organizations,...
Former Ireland Financier Fights Extradition
MUSKOGEE -- Lawyers for a former financier accused in one of Northern Ireland's biggest financial scandals argued Monday that the case is too old to require his extradition.After a morning of testimony, U.S. Magistrate James Payne said he would decide...
House Members Kill Insurance Deregulation Bill
The Oklahoma House of Representatives killed a bill Monday that would have deregulated pricing of commercial insurance lines.The vote on Senate Bill 643, by Sen. Mark Snyder, R-Edmond, and Rep. Dan Ramsey, R-Chickasha, was 42-55. Rep. Bill Settle, D-...
Integris Participates in Trial for Breast Cancer Prevention
Integris Baptist Medical Center has participated in what health officials call a historic advance for breast cancer prevention.Dr. Richard Klausner, the director of the National Cancer Institute, presented the results of the Breast Cancer Prevention...
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,...
New Guideline Designed to Eliminate Unfair Competition
WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) -- Major U.S. airlines could be fined as much as $1,100 a day per violation for adding seat capacity and lowering fares with the intention of driving smaller carriers out of markets where they compete, the U.S. Department of Transportation...
Opportunity Now Comes with Numbers Included
That wasn't too long a wait.A week ago, this column cautioned investors to be patient about putting money in Syntroleum, a company in Tulsa, that developed a technology to convert natural gas into liquid products like diesel fuel.At the time, the only...
Petroleum Product Prices Drop
NEW YORK -- Crude oil fell more than 3 percent as a plan top producers reached last week to cut output showed signs of unraveling, reducing chances of ending a world glut.Venezuela said Thursday it would store some of the 200,000 barrels of oil it pledged...
Promoting Causes through Long-Distance
GILBERTS, Ill. (AP) -- Nancy Kubarek wonders why her township government is giving some of her tax dollars to groups that oppose abortion and gay rights.The Rutland Township Board of Trustees switched last month from Sprint to AmeriVision-Lifeline of...
Remembering Aviator Wiley Post
Wiley Post, Oklahoma's most famous early-day aviator, almost was forgotten in the state shortly after he and Will Rogers were killed in a plane crash north of Point Barrow, Alaska on Aug. 15, 1935. Many people think of him only as the pilot of the plane...
Revealing of New $20 Bill Set for May
WASHINGTON -- The $20 bill -- the largest denomination most Americans use in their daily business -- is getting a new look.Like the $100 and $50 notes before it, the $20 is being updated with anti-counterfeiting features, including an enlarged, off-...
Scoring Well in Scorned Test
Though results of a controversial judicial evaluation indicate that Oklahoma judges -- on average -- are pro-business, the Oklahoma Bar Association says the study is meaningless.The so-called judges' scorecard, developed and administered by Oklahomans...
Silver Futures Drop amid Report of Sale
NEW YORK (AP) -- Silver futures lost 3 percent of their value Monday on the New York Mercantile Exchange on a report that billionaire investor Warren Buffett had sold a large part of his stake.On other markets, wheat futures fell to their lowest in 4...
Texas Regulator Puts Hopes in Court after OCC Sides with Bank
WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) -- NationsBank has won approval from a federal regulator to combine its Texas business with the rest of its banking operations, although state regulators are fighting the move in federal court.NationsBank is seeking to combine...
The Solution or the Problem?
Consumers know all too well that the No. 1 way to beat back hounding bill collectors is with a bankruptcy stick.And with personal bankruptcies surging to record highs, some are questioning whether increasingly aggressive collection efforts are part of...
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,...
Wells Completed
Received: 4/3/98Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Beaver County Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Liberal, KS/316-624-6253 -- #4-1 BJPERU -- c sw se 36-4n-21ecm; TD 7585'; perf. M/Chester 7221-55', f/290bo and 377Mcfpd,...