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Articles from April 5, 2007

Bill Exempting Some Utilities from Open Records Passes in Oklahoma Senate
A controversial bill could cause a surge in eastern Oklahoma's economy - or short-circuit the public's right to know the details of its government's dealings. It might even do both.A pair of projects being considered for eastern Oklahoma appears to have...
Commentary: Appealing Your Case
You've just received the news from your attorney that the judge granted the other side summary judgment - in other words, decided the case without going to trial. You're unsure whether you should be relieved or disappointed. What does it mean? If you...
Competition for Oklahoma Business Students to Hand out $100K
With $100,000 on the line, Oklahoma business students are competing for a share of the money to help fund their business plans.The three-year-old Donald W. Reynolds Governors Cup Collegiate Business Plan competition brings together college students who...
Deaconess Hospital in OKC Grew from Support for Unplanned Pregnancies
Free Methodist deaconesses founded an agency in 1900 to provide services to Oklahoma women with unplanned pregnancies.That initial mission for what is now Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption Services was just the beginning. In 1901, what was then known as...
Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption Services in OKC to Expand Work with New Facility
Since it opened in 1901 as the Oklahoma Rescue Home, Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption Services has served more than 10,000 women with unplanned pregnancies.The nonprofit agency, founded by Free Methodist deaconesses, also has assisted in more then 5,000...
Federal Jury in Oklahoma City Convicts Six in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
A federal jury convicted six people this week for their roles in a mortgage fraud scheme involving false loan applications and artificial inflation of sale prices for nine homes in the Oak Tree subdivision in Edmond.Convicted were: Brandon Baum, 32,...
Federal Reserve Bank's Monthly Report: Manufacturing Expectations High after March Downswing
Manufacturing took a slight hit last month after a successful February, but expectations for the coming months are quite high, according to the Federal Reserve Bank's monthly report.The Reserve's 10th District report, which summarizes Oklahoma, Nebraska,...
Inmate Medical Cost Bill Advances in Okla. House Judiciary Committee
Last summer, lawmakers met with members of law enforcement and health care providers in a task force to work out a fair way of handling inmates' medical bills. On Wednesday, legislation to address the problem advanced from the House Judiciary Committee.Though...
OKC Events: April 5, 2007
The evening was billed as Starry Night, and it certainly lived up to its billing. On stage at Civic Center Music Hall were Tony Award- winning actress Kristin Chenoweth and Tony Award-nominee (twice) Kelli O'Hara, singing their hearts out and paying...
Oklahoma Bar Foundation Ups Grants to $875,000
In 1946 the executive council of the Oklahoma Bar Association took what was considered at that time to be a bold step - forming a foundation to be supported by attorneys.The first mission of the foundation was to build a home for Oklahoma lawyers. After...
Oklahoma Native and Noted Historian Bob Burke to Speak at Law Day Luncheon in OKC
Oklahoma native and noted historian Bob Burke will be the speaker for the Law Day luncheon May 1 at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Hotel.Burke, a practicing attorney in Oklahoma City, has written 70 historical nonfiction books on such diverse topics as baseball,...
Port of Muskogee Expands Foreign Trade Zone: Officials Target New, Growing Industries
If you expand it, they will come - or so the Port of Muskogee hopes. The port "built" its foreign trade zone in 1989, when the U.S. Department of Commerce Foreign Trade Zones Board designated 14 acres for Port of Muskogee FTZ No. 164, now one of four...
Running Small Law Firms Brings Challenges, Benefits for Oklahoma Attorneys
Some small Oklahoma law firms are not following the trend of smaller practices and solo legal practitioners opting for flat-fee arrangements with clients.How to set fees is just one key decision that Tim McKinney of Guthrie has had to wrestle with as...
Upcoming Conference to Focus on Oklahoma Agritourism, Other Opportunities
Struggling family farms, shifting emphasis to new crops and shrinking water resources - the face of Oklahoma agriculture has slowly but dramatically changed in the last decade, Agriculture Department Secretary Terry Peach said."We're looking now at how...