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Articles from June 25, 2002

Accounting for How -- and Why -- Tastes Shift
Whatever happened to Lisa, Mary, Karen, Susan and Kimberly? On top in the 1960s, they've been shoved aside by Emily, Madison, Hannah, Ashley and Alexis. Those were the most popular names for American girls born in 2001, according to data released last...
A Fine-Dining Proxy
NEW YORK (NYT) -- "She tasted it by osmosis through her manager." -- Bobby Ochs, managing partner of Britney Spears' new New York restaurant, Nyla, in response to the New York Times asking whether Spears had sampled any of its food. Credit the duckCOLUMBUS,...
Brands Are People, Too!
As a professional speaker of more than a decade, I have come to the realization that I have a personality that instinctively polarizes an audience.As soon as I have begun to launch into my discourse, a small segment of the audience will take an instinctive...
Council to Vote on Licenses for Those Running Home Businesses
Oklahoma City Council members are expected to decide today whether to require licenses for home-occupation businesses that operate in the city when it meets at City Hall.The city wants to require businesses that operate from residential property to obtain...
Critical Technologies Completes Final Round of Investment
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Critical Technologies Inc. has completed its final $2 million round of investment, led by Chisholm Private Capital Partners, it was announced Monday.Critical Technologies has been operating for more than two years as a content management...
Death Row Ruling Not Expected to Impact Oklahoma
In a ruling that could affect 168 inmates on death row in five states, a 7-2 U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that juries rather than judges should determine whether individuals convicted of capital crimes should live or die.However, the ruling is not...
Developing an Identity
Shakespeare famously wrote that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Evidently, the bard wasn't a marketing man.While the quality of a product or service is important, the name you slap on your company can make a huge difference in marketing...
Dow Jones, NASDAQ Rebound
NEW YORK (AP) -- A burst of buying set off an afternoon tech rally on Wall Street Monday, reversing an earlier selloff that sent the Nasdaq composite index briefly below the closing low it reached after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The major stock indexes...
Edmond Advertising Firm Helps Companies Choose Names
Shakespeare famously wrote that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Evidently, the bard wasn't a marketing man.While the quality of a product or service is important, the name you slap on your company can make a huge difference in marketing...
Ekips Technologies Receives $100,000 National Grant
Ekips Technologies has received a $100,000 Phase I grant from the National Science Foundation.Patrick McCann, founder and president of Norman-based Ekips, said the grant is for support of hardware and software development of the company's flagship product...
Environmental Problems Force Reduced Services at 3 OK Parks
An order from Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality will result in reduced services at three state parks.The services at Sequoyah State Park, Tenkiller State Park and Lake Texoma State Park could be reduced indefinitely effective July 10.Deteriorating...
FBI Director Says Feds, Locals Must Work Together
TULSA -- The FBI must continue building partnerships with sheriffs and local police departments to protect the nation from terror attacks, the bureau's director said Monday. "It's a new era of law enforcement that absolutely requires us to share information,...
Financial Briefs June 25, 2002
Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher said that one division has been eliminated.The move to eliminate the Imaging Division began before the state's current budget crisis and is part of efforts to increase the efficiency of the Oklahoma Insurance Department,...
Getting a Handle on Highway Congestion
Here's something that ranks in the "so what's new" category of news reporting. Traffic is increasing on metropolitan Oklahoma City freeways and, as a result, so is congestion.Still, highway congestion here is nothing like it is in some major cities,...
Insurance Department to Cut Its Imaging Division
Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher said that one division has been eliminated.The move to eliminate the Imaging Division began before the state's current budget crisis and is part of efforts to increase the efficiency of the Oklahoma Insurance Department,...
OKC Council to Vote on Licenses for Home Businesses
Oklahoma City Council members are expected to decide today whether to require licenses for home-occupation businesses that operate in the city when it meets at City Hall.The city wants to require businesses that operate from residential property to obtain...
OKC Document Management Firm Completes Investment Round
Critical Technologies Inc. has completed its final $2 million round of investment, led by Chisholm Private Capital Partners, it was announced Monday.Critical Technologies has been operating for more than two years as a content management firm.Chisholm...
OKC Fares Well in Traffic Congestion Report
Here's something that ranks in the "so what's new" category of news reporting. Traffic is increasing on metropolitan Oklahoma City freeways and, as a result, so is congestion.Still, highway congestion here is nothing like it is in some major cities,...
Supreme Court Says Juries Must Choose Death Penalty, Not Judges
In a ruling that could affect 168 inmates on death row in five states, a 7-2 U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that juries rather than judges should determine whether individuals convicted of capital crimes should live or die.However, the ruling is not...
Using Flower Power to Make OKC a World Trade Hub
Rafael Elias and Don Freymiller hope to use flower power and aviation resources to make central Oklahoma an international distribution hub.Their aim is not new. Recognizing Oklahoma City's location near the center of the United States, state officials,...
[ Wells Completed ]
Received: 6/21/02Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Beaver CountyChesapeake Operating, OKC/848-8000 -- #1-24 Bonnie -- c s/2 nw 24- 6n-21ecm; TD 6850'; perf. L/Morrow 6255-61' and Chester 6297-684' -- commingled...
Williams' Stock Hits 52-Week Low
TULSA (AP) -- Shares of Williams Cos. plunged 8 percent to a new 52-week low Monday amid a wide sell-off in the energy trading sector and as investors reacted to the company's layoffs. Williams stock fell to $6.53 on the New York Stock Exchange to dip...