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Articles from April 24, 2000

Beyond Computers in Computer Security
SAN FRANCISCO -- For all the power and complexity of modern computer networks, practical computer security against cybervandals may ultimately be found in the commonplace concept of a burglar alarm. That is the notion of Bruce Schneier, one of the nation's...
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Bull or Bear? Market Struggles to Find Direction
NEW YORK -- The three-day weekend couldn't have come at a better time for Wall Street professionals. On the surface, the market looked fairly healthy, recovering a substantial portion of the previous week's crushing losses. A broad range of stocks rose,...
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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.April 24University of Central OklahomaSmall Business Development Center"Charting Your Course For New Business"...
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Calling Dr. Bombay! Calling Dr. Bombay!
DEAR DR. BOMBAY: Before 1994, I knew a lot about DOS and working with programs on the microcomputer. Then I lost touch with technology for a couple of years, and Windows buried DOS. Last year, I bought a Pentium III with Windows 98, and even with the...
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Earnings Roundup
AAON Inc.1st quarter ended March 31 2000 1999 Sales in 000s $34,500 $30,000Net income in 000s (loss) $3,000 $1,800Net income per share (loss) $0.49 $0.27Aviation General Inc.1st quarter ended...
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Feist Publications Wins Two Gold Book Awards
Feist Publications took home two Gold Book Awards at the Association of Directory Publishers' annual convention at Hilton Head, S.C.Feist won first place in the Directories of Circulation 80,000 and over category for "attaining the highest degree of...
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I Am Big. It's Gadgets That Got Small
LAS VEGAS -- Electronics manufacturers seemingly have ample technology -- and ample will -- to create wondrously tiny, portable gadgets. If only they could engineer smaller human beings. Consider John Bolin, a burly man with big hands. In another era,...
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Important Information Is Yours Free -- or Cheap
Savvy business people know the importance of getting needed information before they make decisions. Many business owners, however, do not know how to find market and other statistical information on their own, and they often feel they can't afford to...
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IRS Works to Improve Communications
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The tax headaches haven't ended yet for millions of Americans who will get IRS notices in the coming weeks for taxes due or because they made mistakes. Yet an audit says many of these notices are repetitious and many involve $5 or...
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Lawmakers Begin to Weigh Dangers of Drivers with Cell Phones
BROOKLYN, Ohio -- Take heed in this working-class burg on the southern outskirts of Cleveland. Motorcycle cop Rick Hovan has a sharp eye out for motorists who dare to gab on their mobile phones while cruising through town. Brooklyn (pop. 11,000) welcomes...
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Lawmakers Blurring Separation of Church and State
One lawmaker wants to hang copies of the Ten Commandments in public buildings. Another wants public school science textbooks to acknowledge "that human life was created by one God of the universe." Still another has crusaded against placing artwork...
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Learn to Set Aside Personal Time
When you're busy and stressed, it's easy to feel that you don't have time to exercise. Unfortunately, that's when you need it most."Nobody's going to give you the time," says National Association of the Self-Employed (NASE) Member Sandra Dalka-Prysby,...
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Making Financial Dreams Come True
Katherine Nithman sells dreams.She does it because she wants everyone to become wealthy."One of the most gratifying things that people can say to me is that they were able to retire with a good income, or they were able to buy a house or car because...
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Merger Mania
Suppose your business has done well and you decide the time is right to convert your company's value into cash. In order to rake in top dollar, you decide to merge your business with a larger, nationally recognized corporation. If you plan to depart...
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Morningstar Prescribes Economic Therapy
An Oklahoma City physician management firm has drawn national attention by building on economic factors the health care market rejected through the last decade.Morningstar Emergency Physicians is one of those beautifully efficient names that directly...
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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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[ New Locations.]
Received: 4/20/00Caddo CountySeagull Energy E & P Inc.; 1001 Fannin #1700, Houston TX 77002- 6794 (713-951-4700); #1-22 White; ne sw ne 22-9n-9w; 1140' fsl & 1140' fwl; TD 13,800' ...Test; 13,250' Springer; 4-20-99Ellis CountyONEOK Resources Co.; Box...
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Nursing Home Residents Now Travel the Superhighway
ENID (AP) -- Several afternoons a week, Perfecto Atayde maneuvers his electric wheelchair to the activity room at University Nursing Center. For an hour or so, he and other residents check and send e- mails, send electronic greeting cards and surf the...
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Pages from History
NEW YORK (AP) -- Today is the 115th day of 2000. There are 251 days left in the year. Here are some business and legal highlights from this day in history:In 1800, Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress. In 1877, federal troops...
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Pelofsky Takes Leadership Role
Dr. Stan Pelofsky is the first Oklahoma physician to be elected president-elect of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. The passion and dedication of his occupation is what drives Pelofsky to be recognized with such an esteemed honor."It's...
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Personal Surfing's Not So Extensive
NEW YORK (NYT) -- Companies that monitor how their employees use the Internet usually argue that they have no choice: Workers, the companies say, are surfing the Web on company time, distributing confidential information willy-nilly, and receiving or...
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Reducing Car Tag Fees -- Perception or Reality?
When this Legislature completes its work in May, changes in the purchase and cost of motor vehicle tags will have been made. It has become the hottest issue of the 2000 legislative session, and has grown in intensity for the past two years. It continues...
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Spring Festival Kicks off Tuesday
The time has come to whip out those sunglasses and comfy shoes. For six days, starting Tuesday, the Spring Festival of the Arts will hold sway on Hudson between Sheridan and Reno and in the Myriad Botanical Gardens.Admission is free and hours are 11...
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State Castoffs Are Going, Going, Gone on the Net
For a year and a half, Massachusetts officials tried and failed to dispose of a 128-foot lightship, the Nantucket I, most recently used as a floating museum. "This was something we couldn't give away," said Paul Guerino, coordinator of the state's surplus...
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Strategic Technologies for 2020
Battelle Memorial Research Institute, a $1 billion research center with 7,500 employees in Columbus, Ohio, has a phenomenal record for forecasting emerging technologies. Battelle in 1995 began forecasting technologies that would have a dramatic commercial...
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Synergy Ventures Grabbing Major Clients
LOS ANGELES -- Even in the new economy, where e-commerce is king and profits aren't necessarily a requirement, you can't stay in business if no one knows you're there. That's why there are people like Stan Burns and Gary Guseinov. They started Synergy...
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The Politics of U.S. vs. Microsoft
WASHINGTON -- Anticipating a wartime boom in aluminum demand, Alcoa expanded rapidly, winding up in 1945 with 90 percent of the U.S. raw ingot market. Nobody claimed mighty Alcoa had achieved its monopoly by illegal means, jacked up prices or harmed...
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Things You Need to Consider before Starting a Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- You've got a business idea that you're sure will work. It's just a matter of getting started. Are you really ready? Before you start thinking about quitting your current job, you should be asking yourself plenty of questions, and answering...
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Toolbox
BOOK REVIEWThe Nature of Economiesby Jane JacobsPublished by The Modern Library -- $21.95Can a fictional dialogue over coffee among five contemporary Americans about the parallels andinteractions between economic life and the laws of nature hold your...
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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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What Do You Do When the `American Beauty' Turns into Medusa?
In the center of town, in the City of Waxahachie, Texas, a century-old county courthouse gives lasting testament to the emotional turmoil of a disintegrating relationship.According to local legend (which one can substantiate by walking around the six-sided...
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