THE JOURNAL RECORD

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Articles from July 28, 1997

Airport Eateries Expand, Improve
WASHINGTON -- Good news for travelers: Airport food isn't what it used to be.Gone are the days when the only choices were a steam-table hamburger or a hot dog of unknown age from a generic snack bar. From Los Angeles to Orlando, and at scores of landing...
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Area Retail Sales Paint Picture of Health
Retail sales for metro areas and the state show a continuing healthy pattern of growth.In April, taxable sales rose 4 percent for Oklahoma City and 5.6 percent for the metropolitan area. Though May's results were less dramatic -- up 1 percent from the...
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Brassy Style May Have Cost Scott Job Columbia/HCA CEO Resigns in Billing Scandal
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A decade ago, a brash young Dallas lawyer named Richard Scott came to Nashville with the seemingly unthinkable proposal of buying Hospital Corporation of America for $5.4 billion.HCA Chairman Dr. Paul Frist rejected the offer. Six...
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Business Calendar
Information for the Business Calendar should be sent to Jim Powell, The Journal Record, P.O. Box 26370, OKC, 73126-0370, or by fax to 278-2890. July 29Okla. Manufacturing Resource Network Monthly meeting, 10 a.m., Francis Tuttle Vo- Tech, 12777 N....
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Business World
Waxing with GilliganCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Who better than Maynard G. Krebs and Gilligan to spin oldies on the radio? No one, says actor Bob Denver, who with his wife, Dreama, is launching a weekly two-hour radio show featuring oldies music, celebrity...
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The Web sitefor those with FOREsitehttp://www.golfcourse.com/ If you're out and about this summer and you are a golfing fanatic, then Golfcourse.com ought to be at the top of your bookmark list. It's a part of InterZine's huge iGolf Web site, which is...
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Durable Goods Up, Home Resales Surge
WASHINGTON - Orders for big-ticket durable goods rose in June as the level of home resales remained close to records set last year, signs the U.S. economy continues on a path of moderate growth.Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket durable goods in...
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Fleming Completes Recapitalization Program
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Fleming Cos. has closed its new $850 million senior secured credit facility and has sold $500 million in privately placed senior subordinated notes.The $1.35 billion recapitalization program was designed to boost Fleming's capital...
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Hartnett to Manage OKC Center
Vern Hartnett has been named manager of Con-Way Southern Express' Oklahoma City service center. He will be responsible for overall sales, customer service, freight pick-up and delivery operations and general business management of the service center.Hartnett...
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Hot IPO Market Is Open to Just about Everything
NEW YORK -- As Wall Street marches on with great exuberance, there is no better reflection of the state of investor attitudes than the market for initial public offerings.That market is hot now, and it is open to almost anything. A corporate history...
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Inhofe Champions Battle against EPA Clean Air Rules
WASHINGTON -- "I'm trying to use my most moderate language," Sen. James Mountain Inhofe warned the witness - an Environmental Protection Agency official who testified last week at a congressional hearing."But the EPA is being blatantly dishonest with...
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Keating's Ethics Case Dismissed
Oklahoma County District Judge James Blevins dismissed Gov. Frank Keating's declaratory judgment action against the Ethics Commission on Friday, saying the governor should have first sought a rules interpretation from the panel, and that state law does...
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Looking to the Future
Aug. 12, when the Electric Utility Task Force meets in Tulsa for the first time since enactment of Senate Bill 500, will be the beginning of an "exciting time," according to task force chairman Sen. Kevin Easley, D-Broken Arrow.The first, and probably...
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Lotus Surprises Itself, Flourishing as Part of IBM
CAMBRIGE, Mass. -- Two years ago, a cartoon in a national magazine depicted two dreamy-eyed men from Lotus Development sitting cross- legged on the floor, yoga-style (in a lotus position, get it?). They were sizing up three stodgy-looking executives...
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MAPS Revenues Aren't in the Ballpark
The Bricktown Ballpark and other MAPS projects are expected to be a hit with communities throughout the area -- not just the City of Oklahoma City. But fastball growth in some area cities, such as Edmond and Norman, is eating at sales tax revenues targeted...
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McDonald's Puts the Fast Back in Its Food Computers Instantly Transmit Orders to the Kitchen, Allowing Workers to Prepare Hot, Made-for-Order Food within Seconds
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- McDonald's owner-operator Steve Bigari issues the challenge: Order anything you want and watch the new Golden Arches at work.The battle is engaged, and the clock starts ticking. One cheeseburger, extra pickles, add some bacon,...
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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,...
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New Compression System May Improve Web Imagery LizardTech Applies `Wavelet' Technology Developed by FBI for Fingerprint Storage
SEATTLE -- Call it treasure, trash or a mixture of the two, the Internet today is a huge storehouse of information.But its sheer size obscures a key limitation.Some kinds of information, such as detailed maps or high- resolution artwork, involve digital...
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New Corporations
Information includes name, service agent, address, and incorporator.Incorporated December 23, 1996.Nancy P Condit Inc Nancy P Condit, 2711 NW 17th St, Oklahoma City OK 73107. Nancy P Condit. The Batista Broup Inc Thomas Batista, 2532 NW 26th, Oklahoma...
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OSU Offers Upbeat Outlook
TULSA -- An Oklahoma State University economist released an upbeat reassessment Friday of his 1997 forecast, saying Oklahoma is riding the coattails of a robust national economy.Gerald Lage of the OSU College of Business Administration had made predictions...
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Pennzoil Now Fights against Merger It Once Sought
Behind Pennzoil's fierce resistance to a $4.2 billion hostile bid by the Union Pacific Resources Group is a change of heart by James Pate, Pennzoil's chairman, president and chief executive.Only two and half years ago, Pate approached Jack Messman, president...
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Profits May Be Up, but the Delta Spirit's Gone
Thursday was to be the day that Delta Air Lines and its longtime chairman, chief executive and president, Ronald Allen, celebrated the attainment after three years of an ambitious corporate goal: cutting $2 billion from the carrier's annual operating...
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Protesters Postpone Property Planning
Whether it's considered bothersome complaining or active participation in the democratic process, protests from property owners play an important role in the city planning process.The Oklahoma City Planning Commission has seen a gradual increase in citizen...
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Remember - They're Just Tools
"Excuse me. I've got a stupid question."It always surprises me how many times daily I am approached with that from computer users, both experienced and not.My first thought when I hear this is, "Since there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers,...
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Shortage Fuels Rise in Gasoline Futures
NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -- Gasoline futures rose to their highest price in almost two months Friday as a shortage of an additive used to make cleaner-burning fuel boosted wholesale prices on the U.S. East Coast.Low supplies of the additive, methyl tertiary...
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The Art of Making the Internet a Friendlier Place
On the left side of the monitor is a man with an animated watchworks embedded in his back. As I move the cursor across his skin, words materialize, and when I click on one, the screen is suddenly infested with a cluster of darting, multicolored Chiclets.I...
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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,...
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Women Gain Clout in Asset-Backed Securities Market
NEW YORK -- Though Wall Street isn't known as a place where women rule, there's a fast-growing segment of the securities business where they are gaining more clout than perhaps anywhere else in the industry.While there are no statistics on the progress...
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