THE JOURNAL RECORD

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Articles from October 21, 1999

Agency Unanimously Votes to Change Regulation
OKLAHOMA CITY -- With an eye toward increased competition and customer choice, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Wednesday voted 3-0 to change how it regulates the telephone industry in the state. The commission is junking regulation based upon...
BancOklahoma Mortgage Loses Appeal in Lawsuit against Title Companies
The following summaries of state and 10th District court opinions were compiled by Anthony Sammons.Oklahoma Supreme CourtFor the week ended Oct. 19Leslie C. Larman, vs. Frankie L. Larman, No. 89,141.The Larmans were married from 1983-96, at which time...
[ Business World.]
More than a gripe-lineNEW YORK (NYT) -- Business travel horror stories are so common these days that they form a new narrative genre, one that is spun out largely by word of mouth or in scattered Internet chat rooms. The increasing clamor has caught...
Cellular Companies Fight for `Fair' Property Tax Assessment
Cellular telephone companies are assessed for property taxes at a rate roughly twice that faced by some of their competitors, the House Revenue and Taxation Committee was told Wednesday.Tom Riley, chief executive officer of Chickasaw Telecom, of which...
CONOCO Will Continue to Supply Gas for DuPont under 2-Year Agreement
HOUSTON (AP) -- Conoco will continue supplying natural gas for former parent DuPont, one of the largest U.S. industrial natural gas users, the companies said. Under the two-year deal, Conoco Gas Marketing will keep providing natural gas to 31 DuPont...
Debtors' Prison?
One of the United States' defining precepts is that our Constitution prohibits debtors' prison. One who owes a civil debt to another may not be thrown into jail until the debt is satisfied.There is no Bastille in America -- at least in civil matters....
Earnings Roundup
Sprint profits fall more than expectedKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Sprint's third quarter profit shrank more than expected despite an 18 percent improvement in revenues for the three-month period, which ended just days before the company agreed to be acquired...
Fleming's Adjusted Earnings Best in 6 Years
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Fleming Cos., which has been working to streamline operations and improve its performance, said Wednesday its adjusted earnings for the third quarter were the best in six years. The Oklahoma City-based food marketing and distribution...
Help for Keeping Up-to-Date in a Fast-Paced World
The job market is tight, especially in positions requiring computer expertise. So most employers can't just sit back and wait for the person who already knows everything to show up.Besides, in the fast-changing software world, the person who knew everything...
In the Midst of Manhattan
NEW YORK -- There's only one place for a baseball fan to be in October when New York has a club in the baseball playoffs and potentially the World Series. That's in the midst of Manhattan.It's the one place where seasoned baseball reporters and other...
Microsoft Earnings Fuel Wall Street Rally
NEW YORK (AP) -- Technology stocks broke out of their slump Wednesday after Microsoft's better-than-expected earnings report raised hopes that demand for computers will remain strong. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 187.43 to close at 10,392.36....
[ 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: 10/18/99Caddo CountyChaparral Energy Inc.; 701 Cedar Lake Blvd., OKC 73114 (478- 8770); #1-6 Mary; nw se sw 6-7n-9w; 1110' fsl & 1594' fwl; TD 18,067' ...Recomp.; 11,000' Deese; SoonApache Corp.; 6120 S Yale #1500, Tulsa 74136-4224 (918-491-...
Order of the Coif Honors Pipestem Posthumously
Norman attorney F. Browning Pipestem was posthumously awarded honorary membership in Order of the Coif, the national law school honor society, at a dinner on Saturday.Pipestem, one of the most noted Native American attorneys, judges and lecturers in...
Seeking Power of Attorney
I had been hoping to hear from Skeeter that Monday morning inasmuch as his youngest daughter, Orpha Jewel "Muffin" Wilhite had been calling me all weekend in an attempt to reach Skeeter and her mother.I had assumed that Skeeter would be eager to know...
Survey Shows Pump Prices Highest since the Gulf War
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pump prices for gasoline are pushing to their highest levels since the Gulf War with especially high prices in the Western and New England states, the American Automobile Association reported. According to AAA's monthly survey of gasoline...
Tide Turning against Judicial Elections
The chairman of the state House Judiciary Committee wants voters to fill vacant district judgeships, but sentiment is growing to scrap judicial elections altogether. A special task force has set a Dec. 1 deadline for making recommendations to the Legislature...
Top Fleming Execs Head South; City Gains Jobs
Fleming Cos. is relocating its senior executive team from Oklahoma City to a new center in Dallas.The food distribution giant's metro operations will gain jobs overall, however, as Fleming combines other national works into a Shared Services Center....
viaLink to Open Office in Chicago
The viaLink Co. on Wednesday announced that it will open a Chicago office.The Edmond-based company also appointed Robert K. Fischer as vice president of marketing.Fischer will establish viaLink's Chicago office, from which he will direct the company's...
[ 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,...
[ Wells Completed.]
Received: 10/19/99Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Beaver CountyAnadarko Petroleum Corp., Liberal KS/316-624-62531 -- #1 Blakemore "N" -- nw sw ne 10-4n-21ecm; TD 7265'; perf. Chester 6518- 680', f/2400Mcfpd, isip...