THE JOURNAL RECORD

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Articles from August 26, 1997

BancFirst Adds Batch of Longtime Bankers
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- BancFirst has added several longtime Oklahoma bankers to its staff. The most recent additions include James R. Dickson, Brenda K. Reeder, Martha E. Ober, Frances Straughn and D. Dewayne Davidson."Each of these highly talented individuals...
Beverage Makers Pursue Teen Market to Extremes
They can get you "high" or give you a quick "lift." Some people just want them for the "buzz" or the sheer pleasure of getting a "rush," while others are lured by the possibility of heightening their sexual drive.If these descriptions elicit the illicit,...
Blue-Chip Shares Drop as Stock Market Calms
NEW YORK (AP) -- Blue-chip shares sagged Monday, masking another strong day among smaller-company stocks as the market calmed after two stormy weeks.The Dow Jones industrial average was up as much as 56 points during the session, but trailed lower into...
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
When logos collide...WESTWOOD, Kan. (NYT) -- Most businesses will bend over backward to attract new customers. But tongue piercing? It's just not, well ... corporate. In fact, it flies in the face of most corporate codes.So how did Sprint's trademark...
Columbia Options Land to Build Moore Hospital
Columbia/HCA Healthcare officials have closed on a land option to build a Moore-Norman hospital on 67 acres of vacant land at SE 19th Street and Indian Hills Road in Moore.Officials with Columbia's Oklahoma Division did not disclose the details of the...
Configurators Allow Home Car Shopping
DETROIT -- Automakers already are making it possible for you to compare sticker prices without leaving your living room. Searching their inventories from your home computer may be next.Consumers linked to the Internet can "build" virtual cars and trucks...
Consumer-Liked Item-Pricing Gives Retailers Big Headaches
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Sometimes, it seems that price tags have gone the way of high-fat foods and dainty, white gloves.Replaced by high-tech bar codes and shelf labels that often go missing, shoppers have become increasingly frustrated at not being able...
Gasoline Futures Post Decline amid Reports of New Supplies
Gasoline futures fell sharply Monday on the New York Mercantile Exchange amid anticipation the country will be flooded with new supplies just as the summer driving season begins winding down. Crude and heating oil futures also retreated.On other markets,...
Housing Continues to Fuel Overall Growth
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. housing industry is showing few signs of cooling, even after last year's stellar performance, suggesting that it will help fuel stronger overall growth in the months ahead, builders, real estate agents and economists said."I...
Investors Go Digging for Treasure in Their Own Back Yards
Investors already face a dizzying array of funds that use all kinds of arcane strategies to invest in every corner of the globe. Perhaps that helps explain why more people are choosing funds with the straightforward approach of focusing on companies...
Keating Sees Need for New Energy Policy
WICHITA -- The nation needs a new energy policy that would encourage research and development of oil and gas resources, Gov. Frank Keating said Monday.Speaking at the annual convention of the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association, Keating said the...
Key Lawmaker Adds Support to Making I-40 a Fed Project
Saying he "strongly supports" a plan to rebuild Interstate 40 through downtown Oklahoma City, a key congressman Monday called the highway a major national transportation asset that is "symbolic of the tremendous needs throughout the nation."With this...
Magazine Honors OCU as Higher Education `Best Buy'
Parents looking for a bargain in higher education for their children need look no further than Oklahoma City University.That college was named by Money magazine, in its September issue, as one of the top 100 best college buys in the nation."This is exciting....
Microsoft Builds Real Estate Software to Help Home Buyers
REDMOND, Wash. -- To the long list of industries that Microsoft has sought to colonize with its software, add one more: real estate.The giant is developing a new service, code-named Boardwalk, that it says will extend the power of the Internet to home...
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,...
Oneok Reorganizes Execs Due to Merger, Industry Restructuring
TULSA (JR) -- Oneok has realigned executive assignments because of industry restructuring and the merging of gas assets with Western Resources."We will be organized to maximize opportunities," said Larry W. Brummett, chairman of the board, president...
Patriotism Hard to Define with Products in Global Economy
WASHINGTON -- When old-fashioned patriotism meets the global economy, the result can be as messy as figuring out whether a Toyota manufactured in Kentucky can be labeled "Made in USA."A proposal by the Federal Trade Commission to ease the legal definition...
Regulatory Agencies Join to Offer Database on the Net
Two regulatory agencies of financial institutions have joined to launch an Internet source of public information on bank and thrift locations nationwide.The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Office of Thrift Supervision unveiled a combined FDIC-OTS...
Scandal-Scarred Columbia Rethinks Strategy
As a fraud scandal continues to unfold at Columbia/HCA Healthcare, the company has quietly abandoned its efforts to create a national identity for its roughly 350 hospitals. It also has been drastically reshaping its top management.At least one hospital...
School Officials Worry Millages Face Defeat
Gov. Frank Keating isn't taking a gamble by setting a vote on legalizing casinos on the same ballot with school millage issues, aides insist.But school officials continue to worry about the Feb. 10 vote on the casino question and the possibility that...
Softball = Hard Cash
As home of the Amateur Softball Association of America, the International Softball Federation and USA Softball Magazine, Oklahoma City has long staked its claim as softball capital of the world.When it beat out Fresno, Calif., and Columbus, Ga., to host...
Staubach Ventures into the New York Real Estate Market
NEW YORK -- Roger Staubach does not bring up the subject of football, although the former star quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys will respond with a couple of war stories if the subject is raised.What he'd rather talk about these days is real estate,...
Stock Choices of Four Notable Bears
When they look at stocks these days, they use words like "mania," "ridiculous" and "crazy."They are bears, and some have been predicting a blowoff in stock prices for years. But if you ask them politely, most will acknowledge that there are companies...
Stock Market Roller Coaster Rolls along New Track
The stock market's recent slump -- and its wild volatility -- are shuffling the leader boards for stocks and mutual funds.The well-known multinational stocks that pulled the market higher all year, like General Electric and Exxon, have been outpaced...
Turnpike Update
Things are not always what they seem. That's especially true with turnpikes.Take the Kilpatrick Turnpike in north Oklahoma City, for instance.By all appearances, it is one of the least-used turnpikes in the state. You seldom see more than one or two...
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,...