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Articles from January 24, 2001

Aaro Receives Funding to Begin Rural Telecommunications Project
Aaro Broadband Wireless Communications on Tuesday said it has received funding from the Oklahoma Municipal League to begin its rural high-speed telecommunications project.Ron Baker, president and CEO of Oklahoma City-based Aaro, said the league provided...
A Prescription for Human Error
Human error: It's the bane of the medical profession, a fact of life that could accidentally mean the end of someone else's life. It's a reason to hesitate as you check into a hospital. It's also a business opportunity for those willing to tackle the...
Bill Would Extend State's Unemployment Tax Cut
An unemployment tax cut intended to be temporary would be extended for three more years under legislation filed by House Minority Floor Leader Fred Morgan, R-Oklahoma City.Morgan said Tuesday that the trust fund has sufficient reserves to pay unemployment...
Bush Calls for Two-Week Power Extension in California
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush ordered a two-week extension Tuesday of federal directives requiring power and natural gas companies to keep supplying California's cash-strapped utilities. A senior official said it would be last such order. Energy...
Bush Faces Health Care Issues
U.S. Rep. Martin Meehan is of two minds when it comes to President George W. Bush's plans to help the nation's health care system. On one hand, he said: "I want to work with him and find common ground." But get him going on specifics, like Bush's promise...
Changes Needed in Unemployment Insurance Programs across Nation
The unemployment insurance program was neglected during the steady stream of good economic news in the 1990s. States usually add to their unemployment insurance trust funds in prosperous times, so they can draw them down in weak times. Perhaps believing...
Crude Oil Futures Drop amid Mild Weather
NEW YORK (BridgeNews) -- Crude oil futures fell Tuesday as traders took positions before the release of weekly inventory data and milder weather in the eastern United States, which also pressured heating fuels. March crude settled down 23 cents at $29.57...
Group Targets Right to Work, OSHA Ergonomic Rules
Despite declaring that the group is "not a single-issue organization," officials with the State Chamber said their main legislative priority in 2001 would be passage of a right-to-work law, an issue that's been synonymous with the Chamber for at least...
Hot Hands and a Cold Reality: Winning Streaks Don't Last
If any year should have shaken investors' faith in hot-hand newsletter strategies, it was 2000. With few exceptions, the hot hands of 1999 -- the top-performing advisory newsletters -- were among the biggest losers last year. Yet many investors still...
Measures Would Encourage Farmers to Produce Ethanol
Feed grain farmers would be encouraged to use their crops to produce ethanol under a couple of measures reviewed by the House Energy and Utility Regulation Committee Tuesday.House Bill 1217, by Rep. Dale Turner, D-Holdenville, is the "Oklahoma Ethanol...
Measure Would Hold Lenders Liable for Damages by Defaulting Debtor's Auto
A bill reviewed Tuesday by the House Banking and Finance Committee would hold banks and other lenders liable for damages and injuries caused by noninsured automobiles on which debtors have defaulted.Under House Bill 1193 by Rep. Clay Pope, D-Loyal, a...
MidFirst Bank Posts Record Results in 2000
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- MidFirst Bank on Tuesday reported record earnings for 2000.Net income for the year totaled $131 million, up from $122 million in 1999. Earnings for the fourth quarter totaled a record $34 million, up from $31 million for the fourth...
More Firms File Lawsuits against Pre-Paid Legal
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Three more law firms announced class action lawsuits on Tuesday against Ada-based Pre-Paid Legal Services.The announcements came after two firms announced suits on Monday. The suits charge the company with violations of securities...
[ 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: 1/22/01Beaver CountyChesapeake Operating Inc.; Box 18496, OKC 73154 (848-8000); #2- 5 Maple; e/2 w/2 nw 5-4n-25ecm; 1320' fsl & 990' fwl; 7050' Chester; SoonCuster CountyApache Corp.; 6120 S Yale #1500, Tulsa 74136-4224 (918-491- 4900);...
Nursing Shortage Not Just a National Problem
TULSA (AP) -- Nursing graduates at the University of Tulsa can have their pick of jobs thanks to strong demand for nurses and a dwindling supply of people interested in going into the demanding profession. Eighty nursing students were enrolled at the...
Omelette Party a `Total' Success
To most of the committee for the 2001 - An Egg Odyssey, the annual omelette party was a total success. To John and Kaye Adams, committee members, it was a totaled automobile. How many folks can boast that their car was totaled while it was empty and...
OU College of Nursing Expands `Distance' Teaching
The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing is expanding its teaching methods to allow students to earn college credit by satellite and over the Internet. This semester the college offers 26 "distance" courses.The nursing college's two main campuses...
Panel: Official Can Use Campaign Funds to Defend against Defamation
Nothing in Oklahoma ethics rules prohibits a state official from using campaign funds to bring a defamation lawsuit to defend his or her job performance and reputation, the Ethics Commission has held.As required by state law, the ethics interpretation...
Report Shows Drop in Claims
Latest statistics from the Workers Compensation Court indicate the effect of several years of reform and changes in judicial appointments, according to a report released Tuesday by a panel of the Oklahoma Bar Association."Workers compensation reform...
Surge in Oil Production from Canada Helps Fuel U.S. Consumption
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta -- Ten building cranes looming over North America's largest energy construction project here are the visible peaks of a $22 billion mountain range of oil investments that are quietly transforming this patch of Canadian wilderness...
Tech Stocks Push Dow Higher
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street sent stocks higher Tuesday as investors decided to place some cautious bets on bargain-priced shares instead of punishing companies for lower earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 71.57 to 10,649.81. A big chunk...
The Battle over Goldilocks
NEW YORK (AP) -- The National Football League wants PepsiCo to quit using a commercial for Pepsi One that the league says unlawfully displays the trademarks of the Chicago Bears team. PepsiCo, parent of the nation's second biggest soft drink concern,...
The Great Prognosticator
Inevitably, the talk always turns to health care.We expect cocktail party conversation to involve comments on the weather, the latest sports season, or the newest hit movie.But at social gatherings, surprisingly, it is common to be asked to predict the...
Traditional Advertisers Make Comeback at Super Bowl
NEW YORK (AP) -- A year after a cast of mostly little-known dot- coms claimed nearly 40 percent of the commercials in TV's priciest program, CBS plans to serve up a more familiar lineup of advertisers on this Sunday's Super Bowl. Well-known brands like...
U.S. Government's Pursuit of Health Care Fraud Pays Off
NEW YORK (NYT) -- While drug lords and organized crime bosses may have been the sexier, more high-profile targets of the Department of Justice in recent years, among the most hotly pursued culprits have been those who commit health care fraud. Emboldened...
[ 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: 1/22/01Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Beaver CountyCabot Oil & Gas Corp., Englewood CO/303-721-5857 -- #4-13 Caulkins-Barby -- c se 13-4n-25ecm; TD 7236'; perf. Chester Lime 7070-116', f/121Mcfpd, isip...
[ Wells Plugged ]
Received: 1/22/01Reports compiled by county, operator, well name, location, total depth, date plugged and well classification.Canadian CountyMarshall Oil Corp., OKC -- #1 Jameson -- c ne nw 34-14n-10w -- TD 10,080' ...12-18-00 (DRY)Cimarron CountyContinental...