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Articles from December 20, 2000

America's Trade Deficit Decreases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's trade deficit declined slightly to $33.2 billion in October but was still the second-highest on record. Imbalances with China and Japan both hit all-time highs, reflecting imports of autos and Christmas toys, and America's...
Area Auto Sales Down
As with most of this year, Oklahoma City area new car dealers felt a tight pinch last month, as November sales fell across the board.There were 6,998 domestic and import new and used cars and trucks sold in November, down 10.1 percent from 7,788 a year...
Choosing, Working with an Occupational Health Care Facility
How does an employer go about the difficult process of choosing a health care provider for post-offer physicals, work-related injuries, drug screens and all the particulars related to occupational health? Word of mouth? Yellow pages? Previous experience?...
Delta Dental Makes $10,000 Donation to D-DENT
The Delta Dental Plan of Oklahoma Charitable Foundation has donated $10,000 to the nonprofit organization Dentists for the Disabled and Elderly in Need of Treatment (known as D-DENT). Officials noted most people enduring developmental disabilities must...
Excess Capacity Driving Competition in Workers Comp
WASHINGTON (JR) -- The excess capacity and cutthroat price competition plaguing the workers compensation market may be only a predictor of the type of results that could hit the entire property- casualty industry, according to Bill Schrempf, president...
Forlorn Christmas
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) -- No twinkling strings of colored lights. No pilgrims packing Manger Square. This Christmas is shaping up to be a forlorn affair in Bethlehem, the town of Christ's birth. A week before Christmas, this biblical West Bank town...
Frigid Temps Hurt OKC's Holiday Retail Sales
Last week's winter storms left a chill on Oklahoma City's holiday retail sales. After holding a leadership position in percentage growth through Dec. 11, Houston-based TeleCheck reports same-store retail sales during the first 24 days of holiday shopping...
High-Tech Solutions to Voting Debacle Are Ready, but Change Takes Time
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Now that the presidential election is finally resolved, it's not too early to wonder whether technology could save us from another debacle the next time around. After all, college entrance exams and tax returns can all be done electronically....
Istook Measure Draws Fire
WASHINGTON (JR) -- At the last minute, U.S. Rep. Ernest Istook helped successfully integrate several measures designed to help Oklahoma into the $450 billion federal spending bill that was approved last week -- and one has drawn fire from free speech...
Late Christmas Shopping, Economic Theory
It is almost time for me to start my Christmas shopping.I am not alone. A survey -- called Holiday-ology, of shoppers at Crossroads Mall and other properties owned by Macherich Co. of Santa Monica, Calif. -- showed that 40 percent of shoppers wait until...
Legislators Probe Agency Usage of outside Counsel
A study that was sparked by questions about use of outside counsel by the attorney general's office may grow to cover other state agencies contracting with private attorneys and contracts with engineers, architects and other professionals.Rep. Kevin...
[ 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,...
NASDAQ Drops to Lowest in over a Year
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Nasdaq Composite index fell to its lowest level in more than a year Tuesday after the Federal Reserve indicated it was worried about the slowing economy, but declined to cut interest rates. Blue chips also tumbled when Wall Street,...
[ New Locations ]
Received: 11/18/00Beaver CountyTrueblood Resources Inc.; 1720 S Bellaire #908, Denver CO 80222 (303-782-0542); #3-3 Bourquin; s/2 s/2 ne 3-1n-26ecm; 330' fsl & 1320' fwl; TD 9200' ...Recomp.; 5700' Lansing/Kansas City; SoonAnadarko Petroleum Co.; Box...
Pruitt Seeks to Revamp Workers Comp
Whatever changes are made in Oklahoma's workers compensation reform system this session by state Sen. Scott Pruitt, R-Broken Arrow, they will not include reducing benefits to injured workers.Pruitt is adamant that lawmakers first address the system itself,...
Richardson: Power Shortage Calls for Regional Response
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A power crunch that has left California teetering on the brink of darkness and sent electricity prices skyrocketing requires a swift, regional response, Energy Secretary Bill Richardson told an "energy summit" Tuesday. "We are now...
The Royal Poem
James H. Everest, king of the 2000 Beaux Arts Ball, and his wife, Christy, will entertain his royal court of debutantes and escorts, ball committee members and other friends at the traditional King's Supper on Saturday evening at Oklahoma City Golf and...
Top Office Remixes Its Partners
Veteran real estate office specialist Brad Hogan has joined Mark Beffort and Gary Brooks as a partner in Grubb & Ellis/Beffort Brooks Hogan.Hogan, as senior vice president of the office services division, fills a vacancy left by former partner Chris...
Tower Tech Files Bankruptcy
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Tower Tech filed for Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy protection Tuesday in Oklahoma City.The Oklahoma City company said it hopes to continue operations while paying suppliers on normal terms for goods delivered and services provided...
Uniformity, Self-Evaluation Pivotal to Ongoing Success for CWMPs
Solid growth in any industry can only be achieved with the willingness of the individuals and companies involved to institute a system of repeated and thorough self-examination as a means of improvement.This is particularly significant with the certified...
[ 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 ]
Recieved: 12/18/00Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Blaine CountyFagadau Energy Corp., Dallas TX/214-754-5908 -- #1-26 Johnathan - - s/2 sw se 26-16n-12w; TD 9866'; perf. Atoka-Morrow 9490-518', f/ 15Mcf and 260bwpd,...
Workers Comp Improvement Strategies
If you were given the blueprint needed to build an ideal workers compensation system in Oklahoma, would you attempt to build it? If not, do you feel that the status quo is acceptable? Do you feel that the current system needs no improvement?Most employers...