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Articles from November 5, 2007

Commentary: Go Away
The great thing about Oklahoma is that we're friendly. We're so friendly we should change our state nickname. Oklahoma: The Friendly State. Really, those Sooners were just the ones who jumped the gun. I'd rather be associated with "friendly" than "cheater."Note:...
Commentary: State's Newfound Wine Industry Deserves Boost
Essentially in its infancy, Oklahoma's grape-growing and wine- making industry has seen rapid growth in a very few years. It has promise as a prospering industry in the state if it can be freed from shackles created by law at the insistence of wholesalers...
Keith Family Buys 2 OKC-Area Mobile Home Parks
An Arizona and Nevada-based buyer recently picked up two more mobile home parks around Oklahoma City after entering the market last year, making a purchase this year, and with plans to purchase six more next month.Keith Wilson, of the Keith Wilson Co.,...
OKC-Based Geothermal Company Encourages Oklahoma Tax Incentives
The Oklahoma Capitol has been run by a geothermal unit since the early 1990s, yet policies in Oklahoma have yet to catch up to those in many other states when it comes to promoting an industry that began in Stillwater.That may change next session after...
OKC-Based Will Rogers Airport Prepares Parking for Holiday Travelers
With peak holiday travel fast approaching, Will Rogers World Airport is wrapping up construction on a temporary 300-space parking lot and adjusting its passenger shuttle service, spokeswoman Jennifer James McCollum said.Officials are also urging travelers...
OKC Events: November 5, 2007
The latest issue of W magazine not only mentions Oklahoma artist Ed Ruscha, it also offers praise of his work and pictures of some of his art. Now based in California, Ruscha, named to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame last year, will be back in his hometown...
Oklahoma Lawmakers to Consider Regulation of PBMs
When it comes to the complicated, expensive world of prescription drug benefits, it can be difficult for a company providing health benefits to its employees to distinguish friend from foe in the industry. Some say pharmaceutical benefits managers, or...
Oklahoma Officials Seek Planning Guidance in Wind Power Study
For $50,000, Oklahoma can get the same kind of comprehensive study Kansas got from Southwest Power Pool on the state's wind power resource. The plan could be finished by spring 2008 and would provide the guidance state leaders need to form a plan for...
Overcoming Obstacles: Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association Honoree Waller Fights Parkinson's
Bob Waller finds it a little more difficult to go to work these days. But it's not because he cares less for his job.Waller, 72, works about four hours a day at his office in northwest Oklahoma City and mostly looks through charts and paperwork.Waller's...
SuperSonics Owners to File for Move to OKC
Clay Bennett on Friday said he will file with the NBA to relocate the Seattle SuperSonics to Oklahoma City."Today we notified Commissioner (David) Stern that we intend to relocate the Sonics to Oklahoma City if we succeed in the pending litigation with...
The Century Club: Ralph Tyler
For more than 40 years, Ralph Tyler successfully owned and operated Tyler Media Group. He started the company as an advertising agency in 1965, and, in 1971, he purchased KEBC Radio. He was responsible for creating a station that dominated Oklahoma City...
Tulsa Firm Carves Niche in Economic Incentives
When D. Chris Saxon joined the economic incentives consultants Strategic Solutions Group, President Douglas A. Wright set a goal of obtaining 20 clients over five years.Saxon reached the mark his first year."SSG has secured $268 million in cash refunds...