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Articles from September 14, 1998

$12 Million Retail Complex in Works
Westpointe Plaza, a 150-acre mixed-use development, is under way at Reno Avenue and Mustang Road, benefiting both from the west metro's growing population and the overall tight real estate market.The project is being developed by Rockwell LLC, whose...
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Amarillo Lures Jobs, Credibility
AMARILLO -- It seemed to be that hidden somewhere in the canyons of west Texas there lay a stone tablet upon which was engraved one unchanging belief:When oil and agriculture were doing well, the towns prospered. When droughts struck and oil prices slipped,...
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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. Sept. 14Metro Tech Adult Continuing Education"Reduce Worker's Compensation Costs," 8 a.m.-noon, at the Adult...
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Business World
The early bird skis cheapDENVER (AP) -- Five Colorado ski resorts are offering the best deals in decades as they battle for skiers in a national market that's been flat for a decade. The leaves are still clinging to the aspens in the high country, but...
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Best thing about Radio Free Internet? No DJs!http://www.NetRadio.netThe Cybergeek's office recently joined the late 20th century and got fulltime connections to the Internet, and you know what that means.No, not more productivity. It means... surf's...
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Code of Conduct
Business ethics, a code of conduct -- should you put it in writing? The experts have a short answer: "Yes."According to Michael G. Daigneault, president of the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, "I would strongly encourage small businesses to have...
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Commission's Dilemma
Natural gas producers, gatherers and transporters will square off today at an Oklahoma Corporation Commission technical conference. It is the second such meeting on a Notice of Inquiry regarding rules to regulate gathering and transporting natural gas....
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Competitive Pay Rates, Benefits Keep Workers at Jobs
A small business owner complained to me recently about the resignation of his bookkeeper. "She had been with me for five years and I have always treated her fairly," said the man. When he started to interview replacements for her position, however, he...
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Dead Candidate Hasn't Thrown in the Towel
Death has proved no obstacle to Jacquelyn Ledgerwood's campaign for the U.S. Senate.The 69-year-old homemaker from the town of Norman died of a heart attack July 15 but managed to get enough votes in the Aug. 25 Democratic primary to advance to a two-person...
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Look to the Springtime of the Economy
NEW YORK -- It was a nice summer. It lasted more than seven years.It was the summer of contentment -- economically speaking, that is. Lots of jobs, rising wages, strong profits, soaring stocks, easy credit and plenty of consumer confidence. It added...
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Making Connections
Networking is a `90s buzzword -- even though it's always been a key to business success. While networking can happen just about anywhere, a growing number of users think tip clubs facilitate it.Typically, the clubs meet for one hour a week, often for...
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Many Companies Make Way for Spirituality in Workplace
FORT WORTH -- Down a short hallway wide enough for only one person, tucked between the executive offices and the plant floor at Leaman Container in Fort Worth, is a chapel.With dark brown paneling, a cross and kneeler, it is lit by only a table lamp.It's...
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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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Natural Gas Utilities Attractive Targets for Electric Takeover
NEW YORK -- U.S. natural gas utilities, their stocks depressed by low gas prices and poor sales, are prime candidates for takeover by electric utilities, analysts say.East Coast natural gas utilities such as Yankee Energy System, Colonial Gas and Washington...
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New Locations
Received: 9/10/98Beaver CountyLomak Production Co.; Box 54320, OKC 73154 (405-947-3139); #2 Crabtree; c sw 18-4n-23ecm; 1320' fsl & 1320' fwl; TD 7200'...Test; 6695' Chester; On permitHazlewood Oil & Gas Co. Inc.; 5350 S Western Ave. #608, OKC 73109-...
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Producer Prices Down Eighth Time in 10 Months
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prices charged by farms, factories and other producers fell in August for the eighth time in 10 months, good news for buyers but a scary development for businesses worried profits will be crunched by deflation.The prices fell a seasonally...
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Riding the U.S. Stock Market Roller Coaster
NEW YORK -- Investors in the stock market have to be ready for ups and downs. Everybody knows that. But who was prepared for the market's manic depressive mood swings of the past few weeks? And what do the increasingly violent moves in stocks mean for...
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Stillwater Business Center Sets Open House, Dedication
STILLWATER (JR) -- Meridian Technology Center has scheduled an open house and dedication for its newest addition, the Meridian Technology Center for Business Development in Stillwater.The open house is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sept. 20 with...
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Underwriters Group Elects Mabrey President
Stephen C. Mabrey of Oklahoma City has been elected president of the Central Oklahoma Chapter of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters. He is product development manager for Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance.Other officers include Sherri A. Muck...
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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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Wells Completed
Received: 9/10/98Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Beaver CountyMCNIC Oil & Gas Midcontinent Inc., OKC/947-4399 -- #1-22 Clear Creek -- se nw se 22-3n-24ecm; TD 5400'; perf. Douglas (Tonkawa) 5276-87', f/240Mcf,...
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Where to Find Great Marketing Information
I'm often asked to provide recommendations for additional marketing reading, particularly as it relates to small business. The following will get marketing novices started and kept up-to-date. I'll add to the list as new entries pass my desk. BooksThe...
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Will Familiar Name Rack Up Win for Watts?
J.C. Watts Sr. has never been elected to statewide office, but he is enjoying the same kind of name recognition as his well-known son, U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., R-Okla., as he campaigns for state Labor Commissioner.Watts' familiar name is what most worries...
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