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Articles from May 1, 1997

Advantage Marketing Posts Company Sales Record for March
Advantage Marketing Systems Inc. set a company sales record for March with a 73 percent increase from March 1996.Sales for the month totaled $853,000, up from $493,000 a year earlier.AMS, based in Oklahoma City, is a distributor of herbal-based nutritional...
Alaskans Could Get Another Pipeline -- This Time to Carry Natural Gas
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Not so long back in Alaskan history, there was a golden period known as "the pipeline."It was a 1970s boom time of thousands of new jobs and the anticipation of billions of dollars in new state revenue as the largest single private...
Attorney Discusses Rise in Libel Cases Generated by Business Stories
NEW YORK -- Noted First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams says he is seeing an increase in big libel cases generated by stories about business, as well as more lawsuits that seem like libel claims but are not.Abrams' comments, made Monday to a group of...
BUSINESSWorld
Seeking the big chair?TULSA (AP) -- Sen. Don Nickles, R-Okla., is preparing to speak this weekend to a group of Republican Party stalwarts in New Hampshire. The upcoming trip is arousing speculation that Nickles is contemplating a run for president,...
Cisco Finds Net's Killer Ap: Business-to-Business Sales
As the leading maker of the networking gear that keeps the Internet running, Cisco Systems Inc. is an Internet company through and through. Yet recently, Cisco has increased its bet on the Net even further.The Silicon Valley company not only sells Internet...
Cleveland County Sheriff's Sale
(CC75892J)NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALED.C. No. CJ-97-251 BH Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of an execution and order of sale issued out of the District Court of Cleveland County, Oklahoma, on the 21st day of April, 1997, in an action wherein Bank...
Cleveland County Sheriff's Sale
(CC75873R)NOTICE OF HEARINGMOTION TO CONFIRM SHERIFF'S SALE Case No. CJ-97-247-L In the District Court of Cleveland County, State of Oklahoma. Liberty Mortgage Company, Plaintiff, vs. Hugh Edgmon; The Unknown Spouse, if any, of Hugh Edgmon; and John...
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Coca-Cola Campaign to Challenge Pepsi's "Stuff"
No, the promotional and advertising campaign the Coca-Cola Co. detailed Monday will not be named "Coke Stuff," despite the fact that there are similarities to the "Pepsi Stuff" campaign of the company's arch rival.Actually, the promotion, the company's...
Columbia/HCA Posts 15% Increase in Earnings
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. earnings rose 15 percent in the first quarter as revenue grew due to rising admissions and outpatient services for the nation's largest for- profit hospital company.The company, a major health care...
Consultant Bets Financial Future on Year 2000 Stocks
NEW YORK -- Marilyn Frankel knows as much as anyone about that nasty Year 2000 computer problem.As a project manager on the topic for an International Business Machines Corp. users group, Frankel has tested dozens of remedies for the "millennium bug,"...
Corporation Commission
(CD75914R)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001880 Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma. Applicant: DEKA Exploration, Inc. Relief Requested: Drilling and Spacing Units. Legal Description: E/2 SW/4 of Section 16, Township 5 South,...
Corporation Commission
(CD75915J)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001881 Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma. Applicant: DEKA Exploration, Inc. Relief Requested: Adjudicating the Rights and Equities and Pooling all Interests. Legal Description: E/2...
Corporation Commission
(CD75909J)NOTICE OF HEARINGON MOTION Cause CD No. 960 004161 Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma. Applicant: Amoco Production Company. Relief Sought: Pooling. Legal Description: Section 2, Township 2 North, Range 15 East of the...
COTPA Parking Plan Runs into Snag
The city's parking authority had to put the brakes on plans to build a 1,200-space parking lot adjoining the MAPS-funded Bricktown ballpark when it discovered Wednesday it doesn't have rights to the land.Leases on the property are actually held by the...
Dow Industrials Climb Back above 7,000
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Dow Jones industrial average pushed back above 7,000 on Wednesday as investors, emboldened by Tuesday's pleasing indications on inflation, shrugged off a more worrisome economic report.Broader stock measures enjoyed the day's biggest...
Economy Sparkles in Inflation-Tempered Slowdown
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy grew at the fastest pace in a decade during the first three months of the year, even as signs emerged of an inflation-tempering slowdown, cheering financial markets Wednesday."The economy is sparkling. It's just performing...
Fleming Cos. Post Earnings of $14.3 Million for 1st Quarter
Fleming Cos. Inc. Wednesday reported earnings of $14.3 million, or 38 cents per share, for the first quarter of 1997.Adjusted net income for the quarter was up 52 percent from $9.4 million, or 25 cents per share, for the first quarter of 1996.After litigation...
House Takes Up Hospital Merger Bill
Legislation outlining the takeover of University Hospitals by Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. will be heard today by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.The conference version of House Bill 1644, by Rep. Mike Ervin, D- Wewoka, and Sen. Ben Robinson,...
Immersion Develops "Force-Feedback" Joysticks for PC
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Louis Rosenberg wants computer-game players to get physical. Really physical, as in BIFF! WHAM! and POW!His Silicon Valley startup, Immersion Corp., has come up with technology that lets PC commandos reel from every weapon's...
J.D. Power Automotive Evaluations Chart Dramatic Quality Improvement
DETROIT (AP) -- Automakers dramatically improved the quality of their new cars and trucks in the 1997 model year, according to the latest initial quality survey of buyers by J.D. Power and Associates. Once again, Japanese models dominated the list...
Jury List
Oklahoma County Selected Petit Jurors List for Term Beginning 05- 05-97.--A--Aaron, Bernice Hazel; Abretske, Paul M.; Abshure, Grant Thomas; Acosta, Deloice; Adamson, Cynthia S.; Adkins, Ben Frank; Adkison, Maron; Aguiladezuaznabar, Marta A.; Aitken,...
Just How Much Is McVeigh's Car Worth? If He's Convicted, Collectors May Pay Millions for the 20-Year-Old Mercury
The FBI isn't saying what's happened to Timothy McVeigh's battered 1977 Mercury Marquis since it was seized when he was arrested in connection with the Oklahoma City bombing.But an antique car dealer says the faded yellow vehicle could be worth millions...
Law Day Panel to Air on OETA
It's a day that hundreds of attorneys across the state put aside their Dictaphones, logout of Westlaw and reshelve their annotated statutes.For Oklahoma Law Day, almost 350 lawyers will donate their time today to enlighten the public on the finer points...
Let's Get Ready to Rumble!
In this corner, the champion from Mountain View, Calif., the undisputed heavy weight champion of the World Wide Web browser market, Netscape Communications!(loud cheer from the crowd present)And in this corner, the challenger from Redmond, Wash., Microsoft!...
Lucent Wins Equipment Contract Valued in the $1 Billion Range
DENVER (Bloomberg) -- Lucent Technologies Inc. beat out rival Northern Telecom Ltd. for a multiyear contract to provide as much as $1 billion of wireless network equipment to U S West Communications Group.Lucent also won two contracts valued at a combined...
Maddox Foresees Restoration of Fallin Bill
Workers compensation reform will likely look more like that proposed by the Fallin Commission when the dust clears, according to an author of this year's major reform measure.Sen. Jim Maddox, D-Lawton, Senate author of Senate Bill 730, said several other...
Mapco Joins Alliance Pipeline Project
TULSA -- Mapco Inc. Wednesday announced that it has joined the Alliance Pipeline Partnership, a $2.9 billion project designed to carry natural gas from Western Canada to the Midwest United States for marketing throughout North America.Mapco's participation...
Marriage License Returns
Marriage License ReturnsReceived 04/29/97Michael David Williams, 38 & Teresa Louise Mariott, 37; 501 SE 34th St, Moore. Thomas Wayne Lee, 20 & Natalie N Heldenbrand, 18; 5119 S Santa Fe Ave, OKC. Jose Hinojosa, 22 & Maria Patricia Morones, 17; 3421 SW...
Miscellaneous
(MS75869G)CORRECTEDSOLICITATION FOR BIDS BID NUMBER B97-081 BID NOTICE Sealed proposals will be received by the Purchasing Manager for the City of Edmond, Edmond, Oklahoma, at its office located at 100 East First Street, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034 until...
Miscellaneous
(MS75871G)NOTICE TO CONTRACTORSSEALED PROPOSALS sent by Registered Mail will be received through the ODOT Mail Room until 30 minutes prior to the scheduled bid opening or will be received at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation Commission Room in...
Miscellaneous
(MS75922J)NOTICE OF HEARINGOF OKLAHOMA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION April 25, 1977 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Oklahoma County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, the 15th of May, 1997 at 1:30 P.M. in Room 103, County Office...
Miscellaneous
(MS75868G)REBIDSOLICITATION FOR BIDS BID NOTICE NO. 97-047 Sealed proposals will be received by the Purchasing Manager for the City of Edmond, Edmond, Oklahoma, at its office, located at 100 East First Street, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034, until 12:00 Noon,...
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,...
MSNBC Web Site Begins Top 10 List
Top 10 lists had a following at least 3,000 years before David Letterman. Add MSNBC Interactive to the fan club.The Microsoft-NBC News Web site has begun asking readers to rate its stories; their responses are compiled into a constantly updated list....
Myriad Bids Please Westin Hotel Developers
"Holy Jesus" was the reaction Wednesday when the president of John Q. Hammons Hotels was told bids had been received and renovation work was set to begin on the Myriad Convention Center.Dave Jones, president and chief operating officer for Hammons, said...
New Cases before the District Court
Filings for 04/28/97CivilCJ-97-2867 -- Ferguson Enterprises Inc vs. Freemyer Jerry DBA J and K Ent; Alleged Indebtedness; Lee, Edward Osborne Atty; Assg Division D-6 Civil - Eugene H. Mathews. CJ-97-2868 -- Chism Connie vs. Swinford Greg; Alleged Tort-...
New Cases Filed in the U.S. District Court Western Division
Filed 4-28-97CIV-97-0703-C -- Curtis DeWayne Hightower Jr. vs The City of Chickasha, a political subdivision of the State of Oklahoma. Alleged: Complaint. Frederick W. Southern Jr., atty for pltf.Filed 4-29-97 CIV-97-0704-L -- Kenneth L. Jenkins and...
New Locations
Received:04-25-97NA-Information Not AvailableCLEVELAND COUNTY Mack Energy Co., #4 Boswell, nw nw sw 8-9n-3w, 2310'fsl & 330'fwl, TD 10,040'...Recomp. 8260' Unconformity, Soon HUGHES COUNTY American Petroleum & Mineral Co. Inc., #1 LV, ne sw se 33-9n-9e,...
Notice of Hearing Confirming Sale
(CS75863R)NOTICE OF HEARINGMOTION TO CONFIRM SHERIFF'S SALE Case No. CJ-96-7183-61 In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma. Bank of Oklahoma, National Association, (f/k/a Fidelity Bank, N.A., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), as Trustee for...
Notice of Hearing Confirming Sale
(CS75865R)NOTICE OF HEARINGMOTION TO CONFIRM SHERIFF'S SALE Case No. CJ-97-306-66 In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma. Union Bank and Trust Company, Plaintiff, vs. Mary Ellen Murray, et al., Defendants. TO: Mary Ellen Murray....
Notice of Hearing Confirming Sale
(CS75895G)NOTICE OF HEARINGMOTION TO CONFIRM SHERIFF'S SALE Case No. CJ-97-868-67 In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma. Union Bank and Trust Company, a state banking corporation; and Mary Burns, an individual; Plaintiffs, vs. Lucille...
Notice of Hearing Confirming Sale
(CS75855G)ALIAS NOTICEOF HEARING CONFIRMATION OF SHERIFF'S SALE CJ-96-6744-65 In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma. United Companies Lending Corporation, a corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Jimmy R. Suttles and Eddye J. Suttles, formerly...
Notice of Hearing Confirming Sale
(CS75884G)NOTICE OF HEARINGMOTION TO CONFIRM THE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Case No. CJ-96-8127-63 In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma. Alice Eileen Oltmanns, Trustee of The Alice E. Oltmanns Revocable Living Trust, Plaintiff, vs....
Oklahoma County Clerk: Quit Claim Deeds
QUIT CLAIM DEEDSReceived 4/29/97Sales Price Computed from Revenue Stamps. B 7058 P 1570 -- Ralph C. Davis et ux to Anthony R. Battle, Sls Pr. $, L46 B1 Carverdale Addn, OKC. B 7058 P 1631 -- Timothy L. Clarey to Karen L. Clarey, Sls Pr. $, L23 B9 Briarcreek...
Pleadings & Filings
Civil Filings for 04/29/97CJ-85-2413 -- State of Okla ex rel Grimes G vs. Southwestern Insurance Co Etal; Order for Pymt of Fees for Assistant Receiver/.CJ-88-4435 -- Evitt Alex vs. Barber Lewis J; Answer to Garnishment/$83.65. CJ-88-4435 -- Evitt Alex...
Probate
(PR75878G)NOTICE OF SALEOF REAL ESTATE AT PRIVATE SALE No. P-97-26-56 In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma. In the Matter of the Estate of Nola Arlene Merchant, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of an order of...
Probate
(PR75894G)NOTICE OF HEARINGRETURN OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY No. PG-97-54-78 In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma. In the Matter of the Guardianship of Thelma L. Burrow, an incompetent. NOTICE is hereby given that Mignon Callaway,...
Probate
(PR75876J)NOTICE OF HEARINGCase No. P-97-64-78 In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma. In the Matter of Adoption of Hunter Reece Fallon. THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: John Doe, True Name Unknown. On the 14th day of February, 1997, a...
Sears Faces Repayment of Millions Collected from Bankrupt Debtors
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Carla Kerr wishes she never shopped at Sears, Roebuck & Co.After losing her job, the Raymond, N.H., woman and her husband filed for bankruptcy three years ago. Even though the court wiped out their debts, Sears told the Kerrs...
Shell Joins Cairn Energy in Natural Gas Projects in Bangladesh, India
LONDON -- Cairn Energy Plc said the Royal Dutch/Shell Group agreed to pay the tiny U.K. oil explorer $130 million to be its partner in natural gas projects in Bangladesh and India.Cairn, a gas pioneer in the region that discovered Bangladesh's giant...
Soybean Futures Hit 8 1/2-Year Highs
Soybean futures prices soared Wednesday to 8 1/2-year highs on the Chicago Board of Trade after a respected forecaster indicated that isolated shortages could occur this summer amid unusually strong foreign demand.On other commodity markets, coffee futures...
"The Precipice of History"
Shareholders' voices in corporate management just got louder -- at least at Fleming Cos. Inc.The Oklahoma City-based food marketing and distribution company's top brass were given a bitter pill to swallow Wednesday as shareholders determined that any...
Trial Docket for the Okla. District Court, Criminal Motion Docket
Criminal Hearing DocketFor 05/05/97Hon. Charles G. Humble 09:00 CF-96-8078 -- State vs. Marsee Scotty Dale AKA; Hearing X 1. CF-96-8078 -- State vs. Werner Christopher Wayne; Hearing X 1. CF-96-7846 -- State vs. Parker Michelle Denise; Hearing X 1. CF-96-7550...
Trial Docket for the Okla. District Court, Family Relations Division
Trial DocketFor 05/05/97Hon. Sidney J. Gorelick 09:00 FD-95-86 -- Risdon Cathy June vs. Risdon Daniel Alan; Trial. Hon. Donald L. Howard 09:00 CS-93-5777 -- Cummings and Arnett vs. Abbe Susan K; Jury Trial. CS-95-3248 -- Colt Truck Lines Inc an Oklaho...
Tribe Starts Construction on Land Still Up for Bid
SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) -- An Indian tribe seeking to build a bingo parlor in the Rio Grande Valley has started work at the site even though the land remains up for bid.Four workers claiming to be members of the Oklahoma-based Kialegee American Indian...
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,...