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Articles from February 9, 2001

2000 -- Record Year for Mutual Fund Consolidations and Liquidations
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Munder Value Y and Standish Fixed Income II funds shut down in 2000, along with more than 200 of their peers. Other mutual funds got new leases on life by merging, including two Skyline small-cap funds that were folded into its Special...
Big Discounts Give Many Retailers Higher Sales
NEW YORK (AP) -- The lure of deeply discounted merchandise drew consumers into the nation's stores and malls during January, giving many struggling retailers a temporary respite from their lackluster sales trend. Because much of the buying was due to...
Blackstone
Bluecurrent has leased 81,096 square feet at 3421 N. Walnut. David Bohanon with Blackstone Commercial Property Advisors and Jim Karey with NAI/Harrison Levy negotiated the lease.Equity Equity Realty of Norman negotiated four leases totaling 12,701 square...
California Speeds Up Approval Process for New Power Plants
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Hoping to stave off summer blackouts, California will dramatically speed up the approval process for new power plants in hopes of adding electricity for 5 million homes by July, Gov. Gray Davis said Thursday. Under an executive...
Democrats Attack Bush's Tax Plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush dispatched his proposed $1.6 trillion, 10-year tax cut on what should be a tortuous journey through Congress on Thursday, urging action because "a warning light is flashing on the dashboard of our economy." Democrats,...
Freshman Representative Works out the Kinks His First Week on the Job
His lanky legs crowded under his desk, Stuart Ericson picked up the telephone in his tidy office so he could talk to one of the first constituents to call with a problem. But the brand new state representative pushed the wrong button. The Muskogee Republican...
House of Representatives Undergoing Much Change
If one word could summarize the Oklahoma House of Representatives at the outset of the 48th Legislature, that word would be change.For example:l The House has an entirely new Democratic leadership team.l The House has 16 new members (12 Republicans and...
Lawmakers Put Partial Blame for High Bills on Commission
Oklahomans can leave at least part of the blame for their record- high winter heating bills at the feet of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, two House leaders said Thursday.Rep. Mike Mass, D-Hartshorne, who chairs the House Appropriations and Budget...
[ 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 Data Indicates Lower Number of State Workers, Higher Pay
State workers learned Thursday that they are not the lowest paid in the nation anymore. Revised employment data indicate they are actually 37th in state employee pay. The data, made public by the Office of State Finance, also revealed that Oklahoma ranks...
[ New Locations ]
Received: 2/7/01Beaver CountyJEC Operating L.L.C.; 204 N Robinson #1800, OKC 73102 (235- 4454); #1 R.F. Freeman; se se nw 31-2n-20ecm; 280' fsl & 1982' fwl; TD 6798' ...Recomp.; 5820' Marmaton; 2-10-01Caddo CountyXanadu Exploration Co.; 6 E Fifth #200,...
Norman Weather Lab to Test Top-Secret Radar System
In a move to commercialize military hardware, a formerly top- secret U.S. Navy phased array radar system soon will be put to the test as a weather warning system in Norman.A memorandum of understanding has been signed by the University of Oklahoma and...
Panel OKs Oklahoma Carbon Sequestration Enhancement Act
A House committee passed a version of the "Oklahoma Carbon Sequestration Enhancement Act" Thursday that expands the concept of trading carbon emission credits to include both agricultural and nonagricultural land.The new draft of House Bill 1192, by...
President's Numbers Don't Add Up
WASHINGTON -- Before President Bush tries to lead the country off a cliff, it's important to understand how two huge numbers that form the heart of his tax argument have the strength of balsa wood. No matter what, $5.6 trillion is not going to last as...
Prime Location Up for Auction
Red Ridge, one of the largest parcels of undeveloped land in Oklahoma City, will be offered at auction for the first time in more than 75 years. The 90-acre tract, owned by the Edwards Family Estate in northeast Oklahoma City, will be auctioned at 2...
Real Estate Commission Appoints New Director
The Oklahoma Real Estate Commission has appointed Anne M. Woody executive director effective Feb. 1. She replaces Norris Price, who has been the director since 1988. Woody is only the fourth director of the commission since its inception in 1950.Woody...
Reba as Annie
Our own Reba McEntire, who's gone the gamut from a teen-ager singing the national anthem at a rodeo to a major, award-winning singer to film star, now has entered another entertainment arena. She's stepped into the leading role in the hit Broadway musical,...
Senator Calls Keating's Budget Plan `Disappointing'
Gov. Frank Keating's budget for the upcoming fiscal year does not take into account school needs such as rising heating bills, last year's teacher pay raise, rising health insurance costs and student growth, the Senate appropriations vice chair said...
Short Circuit: Deregulation -- a Movement Groping in the Dark
This bit of gallows humor has been making the rounds of the electricity industry: The British decide to switch drivers from the left to the right side of the road, just like the rest of Europe. But the queen worries that making the changeover all at...
Stocks Drop after Release of Retail Report
NEW YORK (AP) -- An unimpressive outlook from the nation's retailers sent stocks sliding Thursday as investors looked in vain for signs that the economy and company earnings would improve anytime soon. Although some stores' January sales were better...
The Ultimate Call-In Contest
YORK, Neb. (AP) -- Radio station KAWL is holding another contest. This time, though, the prize is the station itself. Prairie States Broadcasting decided to unload its 47-year-old station with a radio trivia contest that costs $1,000 to enter. Provided...
[ 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,...
Waterford Properties Buys Former Fleming Headquarters
Waterford Properties II LLC has bought the former Fleming headquarters at 6301 Waterford Blvd. in Oklahoma City for $11.2 million. Boulevard Associates, a limited partnership sponsored by Lehman Brothers of New York, was the seller. The four-story, 147,000-...
[ Wells Completed ]
Received: 2/7/01Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Blaine CountyMustang Fuel Corp., OKC/557-9400 -- #3-8 Compton -- c se 8-15n- 11w; TD 10,250'; perf. Springer 9952-8', f/1450Mcf and 84bopd, isip 4200#, 14/64"choke,...
Women to Kick off Bedlam Basketball
Bedlam basketball kicks off Saturday as 10th-ranked Oklahoma (18- 4) visits Oklahoma State (12-9) at 7 p.m. inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. The game will also be televised on the Sooner Sports Network in Oklahoma City.The Sooners have come a long way the...