THE JOURNAL RECORD

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Articles from October 22, 1999

Business World
Pass the benefits, pleaseCHICAGO (AP) -- Flipping burgers and on-the-job benefits seem to go hand-in-hand. A new study by Purdue University of wages and benefits in the fast-food hamburger business found that restaurants that offered part-time workers...
Developer Promotes Its Malls as Destinations for Fun
The commercial depicts a suburban dad greasing a pig, then setting him free in the living room for a fun, family chase. An ad for hog farming, perhaps? A spot for a new game? Actually, the commercial, now hitting the airwaves in the Houston area, advertises...
Faster, Informal Lives Threaten the Traditional Living Room
ATLANTA (AP) -- The living room is dying. Long a model of stuffy grace and fancy furniture, the traditional living room -- employed rarely and off-limits to children and pets -- has all but disappeared from American homes. Its replacement? A zone that...
Fireant Acquires Operations from MasterMind
Fireant Technology & Communication has acquired a substantial block of business from Edmond-based MasterMind Technology in an attempt to increase the scope of its Internet-based services. Fireant, an Oklahoma City strategic marketing and business technology...
Golf Courses Land in Rough
After a decade of growth that added 25 new courses to the landscape -- two- thirds of those in the last seven years -- the Oklahoma golf market is showing signs of excess.Within the past two years, three major Oklahoma City area golf courses have fallen...
Harley-Davidson Moves State Rally to Stillwater
The sounds of revving engines could mean money in Stillwater city coffers next year. The statewide Harley-Davidson organization has decided to move its rally from Fountainhead Lodge in Eufaula to Stillwater. The rally, expected to draw 2,000 motorcyclists,...
IBM Shares Send Dow Lower; Other Stocks Mixed
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks wobbled to a mixed finish on Wall Street Thursday, rebounding from steep losses wrought by IBM's warning that worries about the Year 2000 computer bug are hurting hardware sales.The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended with a loss...
Jobs Can Take a Toll on Teens
The high school principal bent a knee toward the floor and clasped his hands in supplication. "I beg you," he beseeched. "Write something about high school kids working." Nearly three in 10 full-time high school students are employed. According to government...
Local Law Firm Creates New Division
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Day, Edwards, Federman, Propester & Christensen has added a new division devoted to health and medical law.Laura L. Cross will head the new health and medical practice and will be joined by Debra Chionopoulos, Bruce Day, president...
[ 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,...
Movie Producer Promotes New Thriller in Church
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Movie producer Matthew Crouch went to an odd place to promote his new thriller, which features cutting-edge special effects and lots of chases after stolen computer discs. He went to church. Five days before his new film The Omega...
Nosy Business
Ib jor doze id stubbed up, dote blow id. That's the latest, nasally congested word from U.S. health experts who say that nose-blowing can actually be bad for you. According to a team of scientists headed by Dr. Owen Hendley of the University of Virginia,...
Oneok Posts Rise in Net Income
TULSA (JR) -- Oneok on Thursday reported an increase in net income for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31.Net income for the fiscal year totaled $106.4 million, or $2.06 per diluted share, up from $101.8 million, or $2.23 per diluted share, for the previous...
Pondering Bond Exemption Status
A law exempting general obligation bonds issued by school districts, municipalities and counties from the state income tax would reduce interest rates on those bonds by one-quarter percent or more and result in lower ad valorem taxes for Oklahoma taxpayers,...
Senate Appeals Rate Hike for Workers Comp
Attorneys for the state Senate filed an appeal with the Oklahoma Supreme Court Thursday of a 5 percent workers compensation insurance rate hike approved in September for the National Council on Compensation Insurance by the State Board for Property and...
The Fallout from Unethical Conduct
I grew up in upstate New York, not far from a little town called Canajoharie. A tiny hamlet on the Erie Canal, it was nothing more than an exit on the New York State Thruway to me. But it was the home of a Beech-Nut plant that produced apple juice for...
Trucking Company Owner Acquires Former Home of Singer Anita Bryant
ABERRYVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- The former Arkansas home of singer Anita Bryant was sold at a weekend auction for $334,750 to the owner of a trucking company. Bryant declared bankruptcy two years ago, listing debts of $2.3 million. Friends of hers, Jim and...
Value of Local Construction Projects Increases
The value of central Oklahoma construction projects rose 32.3 percent in September to $139.6 million from $105.48 million a year earlier.Non-residential building exhibited the most dramatic growth, according to the monthly report from the F.W. Dodge...
[ 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: 10/20/99Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Caddo CountyApache Corp., Tulsa/918-491-4900 -- #1-35 O'Neta Melton -- e/2 w/ 2 se 35-7n-9w; TD 18,675', PBTD 18,523'; perf. Springer 17,614- 18,466', f/3508Mcf,...
Winter Wonderland
A winter wonderland for your Christmas shoppping is promised at the Mistletoe Market, a project sponsored by and benefiting the Junior League of Oklahoma City and its various civic projects. The three-day market is scheduled in the International Building...