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Articles from April 19, 2007

10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Case Challenging Colorado's Criminal Libel Law
It may have been offensive that the Internet-based student journal The Howling Pig parodied the views of University of Northern Colorado professor Junius Peake in a column by "Junius Puke," accompanied by a photo bearing a strong resemblance to the professor.Peake...
City of Edmond Requires Permit, Lock Box for Residential Security Gates
In 1997 the city of Edmond issued 482 building permits for single- family residences for an average of $168,385 per unit.Last year the average value of single-family permits issued by Edmond totaled $293,898, up 74.5 percent from 1997 and an increase...
Commentary: Exposing Corruption
It started as an income tax evasion case and shook the judicial system of Oklahoma. Former Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice N.S. Corn admitted in sworn testimony that he accepted bribes for votes on the court. He also implicated two other justices. As...
National Rifle Association Endorses Oklahoma Legislature's Lawsuit Reform Bill
The National Rifle Association has endorsed the Oklahoma Legislature's tort reform bill because it offers protection from lawsuits to the nation's gun manufacturers. And as the national debate over gun control gains momentum in the wake of Monday's mass...
National Symposium in OKC to Focus on Counter-Terrorism Issues
It's a delicate balance - protecting Americans from terrorism while keeping their civil liberties intact - but Marc Blitz, an assistant professor at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, thinks it's achievable."I think it is," said Blitz, who teaches...
OKC-Based Devon Sells Egypt Properties for $375M: West Africa Holdings Next on Sales Block
Devon Energy on Wednesday announced it will sell its Egypt oil and gas properties to Dana Petroleum plc for $375 million.Included in the deal is the purchase of $67 million of net working capital as of Dec. 31. The transaction is expected to close in...
OKC Events: April 19, 2007
Wine country is the destination for guests attending the annual benefit presented by Travelers Aid & Homeless Assistance Center. The party will be at the historic Farmer's Market, 311 S. Klein in Oklahoma City, on Saturday and the spotlight will be on...
Oklahoma Prosthetist Honored for Dog Limb Design
Before Sissy was born, the umbilical cord had wrapped around her leg and cut off the blood flow. She was born without a usable limb; it was immediately amputated.Kyle Sherk at Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics embraced the challenge of fitting the 9-month-old...
Okla. Royalty Owners Protest Tort Reform Measure Requiring Opt-In for Class-Action Lawsuits
After retiring from his job at the bank in Cyril, out in the Oklahoma Panhandle, Homer A. Thompson turned to cattle ranching. His income is supplemented by royalty payments on mineral rights he owns. But when he received notice in the mail a few years...
Tulsa-Based Glass Products in Negotiations to Buy Ford's Automotive Component
A Tulsa-based glass company has reached a preliminary agreement with Ford Motor Co. to purchase the operations of Ford's Automotive Component Holdings LLC, including its Tulsa facility, company officials said Wednesday.Glass Products and Ford announced...
Which Wich Takes First Step in Building a Tulsa Chain
For Doug Hall, the true test begins today - hopefully at 10 a.m.The former Dallas advertising executive spent the last four months overseeing the transformation of a former retail site into Tulsa's first Which Wich quick-service restaurant. The snowy...