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Articles from October 27, 1999

Are You Ready for the New World Order of Health Care?
In the movie Conspiracy Theory, taxi driver Jerry Fletcher, played by Mel Gibson, is obsessed by the thought that government agencies are engaged in massive, terrible plots against the American people. Fluoride in the water, international monetary policy,...
Associations Sponsor Mocktail Mix-Off
The next time you plan a dinner get-together and want something to serve that's festive, but not intoxicating, go see your friendly neighborhood bartender.That's what the Oklahoma Restaurant Association and AAA Oklahoma did when they wanted to show people...
Black-Tie Football
Ever been to a football watch party where the men wore tuxedos and the women wore evening gowns? You missed it Saturday night then. Children's Medical Research Institute had its annual Starlight Ball at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club and 10 days...
Business World
New levels of hospitalityBOSTON (NYT) -- For many hotels, amenities are all-important. And we're not just talking about those bars of soap and little shampoo bottles you stash in your suitcases. Look at what these hotels offer: * The Anderson House in...
Chiropractic Physicians Seek Authority to Write Prescriptions
Properly trained and certified chiropractic physicians should be granted the authority to write prescriptions for their patients, the Oklahoma House Administrative Rule Review Committee was told this week.Dr. Richard Santelli, D.C., said that chiropractic...
Dow Industrials Realign; Stocks Continue Decline
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks closed lower Tuesday as investors' nervousness about inflation and interest rates again overshadowed upbeat earnings news. But Intel got a boost as it and Microsoft were picked as new components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average....
Earnings Roundup
Local Federal earnings riseOKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Local Financial Corp., holding company for Local Oklahoma Bank, on Tuesday reported higher net income for the third quarter.Net income for the quarter totaled $5.5 million, or 27 cents per share, up from...
Edmondson Touts Bankrolling Settlement
If Oklahoma places its tobacco settlement money into a trust fund, it could have $1.5 billion in the bank after earning $1 billion in interest, having never touched the principal, and continue earn $100 million each year, so says Attorney Gen. Drew Edmondson.Over...
Grandy Attacks Disabling Perceptions
Even though Goodwill Industries International has made significant progress in helping disabled Americans find employment, Chief Executive Fred Grandy believes the battle is far from won.In his eyes, the key is to change employers' negative impression,...
Groups Back Lawmaker on Resurrecting Employee Protection Act
Although her colleagues in the Senate appear to have concerns about extending the protective order process to include employers filing an order on behalf of their employees, Rep. Jari Askins, D- Duncan, has the backing of small and large businesses,...
GTE to Sell Its Exchanges, Lines in Oklahoma
IRVING, Texas (JR) -- GTE has agreed to sell all 27 of its telephone exchanges and 120,092 customer access lines in Oklahoma to a closely held new entrant in the telecommunications industry.The buyer, doing business as Communications LLC, in September...
How Boards Deal with Lazy Directors
Though their numbers have been under downward pressure in recent years, they are still far from an endangered species: Deadwood directors who occupy seats on corporate boards but rarely bother to attend meetings or keep abreast of company matters. Because...
Louis Dreyfus' Results Improve for Quarter
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas on Tuesday said higher oil and gas prices along with increased production combined to improve results for the third quarter.Net income for the quarter totaled $9.9 million, or 24 cents per share, compared...
Mercy Ready to Open Mustang Clinic
Mercy Health System Oklahoma will open its 48,000-square-foot Mustang Road clinic in two phases.On Nov. 15, the five family physicians practicing at Mercy Health Yukon will move to the Mercy Health Canadian County. These will include Drs. Evette P. Budrich,...
Metro Retail Vacancy Rate Inches Higher for First Half
Area retail space remained tight during the first half of 1999, with the metro shopping center vacancy rate rising slightly to 9 percent, according to the 1999 Mid-Year Shopping Center Market Survey by Price Edwards.That was up but .06 percent from the...
[ 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 Locations.]
Received: 10/25/99Beaver CountyKerr-McGee Corp.; Box 2880, Dallas TX 75221 (972-377-9861); #1 Nine (Sec. 5); ne sw ne 5-2n-28ecm; 1155' fsl & 810' fwl; TD 8600' ...Test; 7600' Chester Lime; On permitBeckham CountyVastar Resources Inc.; 15375 Memorial...
Noble Affiliates Earnings, Revenues Benefit from Higher Prices
ARDMORE (JR) -- Noble Affiliates on Tuesday said higher oil and gas prices resulted in improved earnings and revenues for the third quarter.Net income for the quarter totaled $27.65 million, or 49 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $25.15 million,...
Panel Hears Issues on Contracting Disabled Workers
A panel reviewing agencies' utilization of private-sector temporary or contract employees heard comments Tuesday about the use of disabled workers.The Legislative Task Force on Management of Contract Employees by State Agencies, created this year by...
Premier Blames Accident on Pile of Unpredictable Factors
AGAWAM, Mass. (AP) -- Investigators for Premier Parks, the owner of Riverside Amusement Park in Agawam, on Tuesday blamed a summer water raft accident that hurt eight riders on an unlikely and difficult-to-predict pileup of factors. "There's not any...
Speakers: Criminal Justice System Needs Mental Health Training
Properly recognizing and treating mental illness could save the criminal justice system over the long haul, according to several speakers at a meeting of a legislative task force studying jail diversion of the mentally ill.The Oklahoma House Mental Health...
Superintendent of Metro Tech Resigning
Kara Gae Wilson has resigned as superintendent of Metro Tech effective Dec. 31.Wilson was hired in 1993 after serving as Tulsa County Superintendent of Schools. She will return to Tulsa after the first of the year.Metro Tech's board of education has...
The Family Doctor Has a Blurred Face
Time was, family doctors were there for you through thick and thin. They immunized your children, prescribed antibiotics for your strep throat and visited you in the hospital after your appendectomy. It was not unusual for such relationships to last...
Unit Posts Rise in Net Income, Drop in Revenues
TULSA (JR) -- Unit Corp. on Tuesday said higher oil and gas prices resulted in an increase in net income for the third quarter.Net income for the quarter totaled $690,000, or 3 cents per share, up from $654,000, or 3 cents per share, for the third quarter...
U.S. Consumer Confidence Declines
NEW YORK (AP) -- Consumers aren't as bullish about the stock market and the long-running economic expansion these days, with a new survey showing confidence dropping sharply in October to extend its decline from a 30-year high to four straight months....
[ 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.]
10/25/99Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Beaver CountyChesapeake Operating Inc., OKC/848-8000 -- #6-17 Leta -- ne ne se 17-6n-28ecm; TD 6250'; perf. Morrow 5980-993' and Chester 6052-144' - - commingle pending,...
[ Wells Spudded.]
Received: 10/25/99The following list is compiled by county, operator, well name and location.Beaver CountyKerr-McGee Corp., Dallas TX -- #4 Sitton -- s/2 n/2 se 33-3n- 28ecmBeckham CountyEnsign Operating Co., OKC -- #1-11 Sanders -- c s/2 11-8n-25wBlaine...