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Articles from January 24, 2000

ACDG Attracts New Sponsors for Web Site
The addition of three new corporate sponsors is giving the Association of Consumer Direct Grocers more strength for its Web site as the industry voice of consumer direct grocery services.Unveiled in December with Minute Makers as the founding sponsor,...
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Apartment Occupancies Up 1 Percent
The Oklahoma City apartment occupancy rate grew 1 percent in 1999 to 93 percent, according to the 1999 Oklahoma City Apartment Market Overview and 2000 Forecast released by CB Richard Ellis.The increase was largely attributed to families that sought...
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Bill Would Abolish State's Cabinet System
Oklahoma's executive cabinet system was originally intended as an advisory committee to the governor, but now often becomes too involved in agency operations and costs more than $600,000 per year, Rep. Kenneth Corn, D-Howe, says."The cabinet system has...
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[ Business Calendar.]
Information for the Business Calendar should be sent to Ronnie Clay, The Journal Record, P.O. Box 26370, OKC, 73126-0370, or by fax to 278-2890.Jan. 24University of Central OklahomaSmall Business Development Center"Charting Your Course For New Business"...
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But Why Not Here?
HOLLYWOOD (NYT) -- Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz, the film restoration wizards who have already done the holy work of fixing, saving and ennobling deteriorating classics like Lawrence of Arabia, Vertigo and My Fair Lady, are back in theaters this...
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Cole Computer Offers a `Thoroughbred'
The term thoroughbred can no longer be limited to animal breeding. Cole Computer, an Oklahoma City-based manufacturer of personal computers, has introduced the Cole Thoroughbred Computer system at its 11-store Computer Masters chain, claiming it can...
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Commission Buckles Down on Out-of-State Tags
The Oklahoma Tax Commission turned over the names of 1,307 Oklahomans believed to have registered their cars illegally in Oregon, an official says.Most of the car owners allegedly obtained $30 Oregon tags by falsifying information about their state of...
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Commission Unveils Logo for State's 100th Birthday
The Oklahoma Centennial Commission has unveiled the official logo for the state's 100th birthday bash, putting a face on the statewide celebration planned for 2007. The commission also has given the public a peek at some of the events and projects planned...
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Companies Offering Free Access Attract Flocks -- but Are They Making Money?
NEW YORK -- Jennifer Hudson uses AltaVista's free Internet service at home in Dallas, but tapes paper across her computer screen to block out the annoying ads. Eric Martineau and his Boston co-workers use NetZero's free Web service -- along with a software...
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Davos: Alpine Lookout on World's Economy
GENEVA -- Starting this week, the World Economic Forum will gather a small army of international business and political leaders, including President Clinton, for an annual five days of private meetings. But the forum's lofty goal of giving meaning to...
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Debt or Equity? That Is the Question
One of the biggest dilemmas faced by entrepreneurs trying to raise money for their business is whether they should seek debt capital from a bank (which costs them interest but no dilution of business ownership) or equity capital from investors (which...
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Istook Letter Expresses Concerns over Real Estate; Demands Action
WASHINGTON (JR) -- The Republican chairman of a Congressional oversight committee had given the District of Columbia only days to react to strings contained within the city's federally approved budget.Apparently not satisfied with the city's willingness...
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Lucent's Profits Drop 23%
MURRAY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- First fiscal quarterly profits for Lucent Technologies profit sank 23 percent, coming in shy of Wall Street forecasts that were already slashed after a warning two weeks ago by the world's top manufacturer of communications...
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Measure Would Exempt Businesses with Limited Franchise Tax Liability
A bill filed by Rep. Jack Bonny, D-Burns Flat, would exempt businesses with a corporate franchise tax liability of $20 or less, more than half of Oklahoma firms, from paying the tax.Bonny, who chairs the House Small Business Committee, has filed House...
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[ 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,...
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Proposed Cuts May Save Shoppers $70 Million
With five proposals for sales tax holidays in the hopper, Oklahomans shopping for clothing and school supplies could save up to $70 million over a three-year period depending upon which measure, if any, makes it all the way through the legislative labyrinth.Most...
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Report Gives New Trends on E-Commerce Evolution, Communication Changes
A recent report from the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy titled The Third Millennium: Small Business and Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century provides new trends on the rapid evolution of e-commerce and changes in communications...
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Research -- the Golden Goose
Have you ever wondered where we find technology? Don't wrack your brain over this one. The answer is research and development.R&D is a term we've heard all our lives, but do we completely understand what it means?First, some organizations do research,...
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Run Business by the Bible? Consultants Offer Advice
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Consultants help companies market products, boost the bottom line, decide whom to hire and how much to pay. Now a business consulting firm goes a step further -- advising companies how to do those things by The Book. Teaching business...
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Russell 2000 Surges as Investors Embrace Small-Caps
NEW YORK (AP) -- After six years of lagging behind the broader market, the Russell 2000, the bastion of small-capitalization stocks, is racking up better returns than any other major stock index. While the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq...
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Spending Surges for E-Commerce Ads
NEW YORK -- From naked online shoppers to gerbils shot from cannons, Internet start-ups have been responsible for some of the more outrageous advertising to hit television lately. But still, these companies are finding it can be hard to stand out and...
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Wal-Mart Poised to Swoop Online
PALO ALTO, Calif. (NYT) -- "This is Wal-Mart.com," said Jim Breyer, standing amid a handful of empty cubicles, boxes of computer gear and an unused foosball table. "Welcome." Actually, the global headquarters of Wal-Mart.com, the soon-to- be online arm...
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[ 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,...
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Would Fewer Seats Bring Better Laws?
For a state of its size, Oklahoma has too many lawmakers and pays them too much for their part-time status, says Rep. John Sullivan, R- Tulsa.The Oklahoma Constitution calls for 48 state senators and approximately 100 House members. The larger legislative...
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You Know the Legislative Session Is near When
"Are you ready for the legislative session to begin?" A lobbyist friend asked me that question the other day at Queen Anne's Cafeteria. I told him the session is like Christmas, it comes whether you are ready or not.There really is no need to be reminded...
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