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Articles from June 8, 2000

2000 Session -- `the Good, the Bad and the Ugly'
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- If the Oklahoma Legislature's 2000 session were a movie, its title would be "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," Ronn Cupp, senior vice president of The State Chamber, said Wednesday.Cupp said although the session was "mostly good"...
Analyst Picks American Fidelity as Best Partner for Mid-Continent
An independent reviewer has named American Fidelity Assurance the best suitor for acquiring Mid-Continent Life Insurance and its 138,000 policies.Stephens Inc, the Little Rock investment banking firm, was hired to analyze the proposals and recommend...
Appeals Court Upholds Ruling in Dollar General Termination Suit
The following summaries of state and 10th District court opinions were compiled by Anthony Sammons.Oklahoma Court of Civil AppealsFor the week ended June 6Robert Olson vs. Lenard Briscoe, Briscoe Oil, Don Garms and Garms Oil, No. 92,786.In 1979, Mary...
Area Bankruptcies Fall for Fifth Consecutive Month
Bankruptcy filings at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Oklahoma were down for the fifth consecutive month in May from a year earlier.Filings at the court have fallen for 13 of the last 14 months.Bankruptcy filings totaled 923 in...
Area Firefighters to Compete
Few jobs invite the extreme stress levels faced by firefighters, who must try to keep a blaze from spreading while searching for often-incapacitated people. Burdened with about 50 pounds of protective gear and breathing apparatus, a firefighter must...
District Court Deep into Busiest Jury Trial Month
The District Court of Oklahoma County is in the midst of its busiest jury trial month of the year.Four consecutive weeks of jury trials are conducted every June in anticipation of the summer break. No jury trials are scheduled during July and August.The...
Face Time
A look at movers and shakers of the Metro -- and what makes them tick.Steve KreidlerDirector of Edmond EconomicDevelopment Authority* Family: Wife of two years, Marilyn, head ofmarketing for the UCO University Center; two step-sons, Brad Belyeu, a junior...
Gaylord Entertainment Breaks Ground for New Hotel
GRAPEVINE, Texas (JR) -- Construction of the 1,500-room Opryland Hotel Texas got under way Wednesday after a Texas-style groundbreaking ceremony featuring a 3,000-pound branding iron and an old-fashioned barn-raising. Officials from the Opryland Hospitality...
Hospitality Industry Noticing Women on Business
A stand-up comedian -- Rita Rudner, I think it was -- once described the basic difference between men and women in their attitudes toward shelter. "Men," she said, "are essentially bears with furniture." She didn't need to add that women exhibit more...
"I Helped Build That."
William M. "Bill" Bell was in his middle 30s and president of Liberty Mortgage Co. back in 1968, when he introduced Tom Griffin to J.W. McLean, then chairman, president and chief executive officer of Liberty National Bank. Bell had engineered a loan...
International Financial Gurus Do Not Think Fed Is Done
NEW YORK -- Stock investors had better hope the Federal Reserve hasn't gone global, because even as domestic markets have apparently decided the Fed is ready to lay down its rate-raising wand, international financial organizations are urging a decidedly...
Judges Participate in Hands-On DNA Workshop
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Federal judges met to discuss DNA technology, but instead of wearing their traditional black robes, these judges donned white lab coats.The judges participated in the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation's workshop called "Forensic...
Justice Paints Cherokees, Supreme Court as Allies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Cherokee tribe won a legal victory in the 19th century that paved the way for a more powerful constitutional system, but they lost the war to retain their land in Georgia, a U.S. Supreme Court justice said. Associate Justice Stephen...
Keating Signs Bill Exempting Municipal Bonds from State Income Taxes
Legislation exempting municipal bonds from state income taxes finally became a reality with Gov. Frank Keating's signing of House Bill 2635.Lawmakers and municipal officials have tried for more than a decade to give Oklahoma's local bond issues the double...
Keating Signs Measure Authorizing Program to Conduct DNA Testing
A bill signed by Gov. Frank Keating authorizes the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System to conduct DNA tests in cases where it could prove the innocence of prison inmates."In the wake of so many highly publicized DNA-related cases throughout the country,...
Live Scenes from Gladiator?
ROME (AP) -- Murder and mayhem are returning to the Colosseum, 1,500 years after the last gladiators fought and died in the ancient arena. But this time the blood is fake and so are the deaths. The ruins will form the backdrop for productions of three...
McCaleb Calls National Report Ranking State Road Conditions `Misleading'
Oklahoma's bridges are in such bad shape that the state ranks among the top 10 in that category, according to a report from The Road Information Program of Washington, D.C.This report is a little misleading because it includes municipal and country bridges...
Microsoft's Stock Up
NEW YORK (AP) -- With no surprises in a historic court ruling ordering the breakup of Microsoft into two companies, the software giant's stock rose in after-hours trading Wednesday. "It seems that investors have already taken into consideration the adverse...
Microsoft -- What's Next?
SEATTLE (AP) -- Microsoft expects a warmer welcome from a higher court when it appeals a federal judge's order to split up its software empire. But it is no sure bet. Past victories in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia do not guarantee...
Microsoft Will Likely Continue to Dominate Software Market
AUSTIN (Cox) -- At almost every software store in the United States, vast aisles crammed with computer games, word processors and educational tools written for Windows engulf the tiny, barely visible shelves bearing Macintosh or Linux programs. Despite...
[ 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: 6/5/00Nowata CountyPatrick Exploration Co.; #26-2 Keith; c s/2 s/2 26-28n-15e; 660' fsl & 2640' fwl; 1225' Miss Chat; 6-15-00Patrick Exploration Co.; #33-1 Hallum; nw se sw 33-28n-15e; 990' fsl & 1650' fwl; 1325' Miss Chat; 6-20-00Patrick Exploration...
Red Earth Welcomes over 150 Tribes
Seventy-six trombones may not be leading the parade on Friday but lots of drums and flutes will be providing musical accompaniment as the annual Red Earth Festival begins downtown.The colorful parade, featuring area marching bands and some 1,500 Native...
State Chamber to Co-Sponsor Live Webcast of Ambassadors Tour
The State Chamber has joined the US-ASEAN Business Council to bring a live webcast of the eighth annual U.S. Ambassadors Tour to its membership at 11 a.m. Tuesday.Through the sponsorship assistance of Boeing, the free, online event will feature six ambassadors...
Technology Stocks Lead Recovery
NEW YORK (AP) -- Technology stocks closed higher Wednesday after a Goldman Sachs analyst predicted IBM would have a strong year. The rosy prospects for IBM helped pull investors off the sidelines, where they had been fitfully awaiting a judge's ruling...
[ 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,...