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Articles from October 18, 2006

AG Opinion: Oklahoma ABLE Officers Can't Enforce Laws regarding Low- Point Beer
A 17-year-old kid walks into a convenience store and buys low- point beer right in front of an agent of the state Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission. Can the agent arrest the retailer? Yes - but not for the obvious reason, according to an...
BOK Income Rises 4% for 3Q: Earnings Trail Analyst Projections; Net Interest Revenue, Loans, Deposits Jump
BOK Financial profits rose 4 percent in the third quarter to $52.7 million, or 78 cents per diluted share, on double-digit growth in net interest revenue, average outstanding loans and deposits.That compared to $50.8 million, or 76 cents per share, in...
Brown Readies More Broken Arrow Development: Demand Keeps Tulsa Home Builder Busy
It's the punch line to some of the oldest jokes in the business lexicon - location, location, location.But to Tulsa residential developer Steve Brown, the message remains vital. "It's not the housing market that is down," the 35-year industry veteran...
Expanded Power for Banks Opposed by Oklahoma Realtors, Insurance Agents
Insurance agents and Realtors shared some of the same concerns but ultimately hold very different opinions on the wisdom of expanding the abilities of Oklahoma banks. At Monday's meeting of the State Banking Services Task Force, which is exploring legislation...
Friedman's Agrees to Settlement with 18 States over Credit- Insurance Practices
Friedman's Inc., the nation's third-largest jewelry chain, has agreed to a settlement with 18 states, including Oklahoma, over the company's alleged failure to disclose adequately the costs of credit life and other credit-related insurance.Don Hardin,...
Halloween Wine Scaring Up Sales for Okemah-Based Winery and Vineyard
An Oklahoma winery and vineyard has its own Halloween treat for adults in the form of a limited-edition beverage its makers call Hallowine.The Grape Ranch winery in Okemah has gained attention in recent years for its various labels including Beat Texas,...
Insurance Program for Oklahoma's Small Businesses Expanded
A program to help small businesses in Oklahoma provide health insurance for employees has been expanded.Only businesses with 25 or fewer employees were eligible when the Oklahoma Employer/Employee Partnership for Insurance Coverage program, known as...
Lawton Reveals Master Plan for Developing a Downtown
Lawton has never really had a centralized downtown and it's time to change that, a group of city business and government leaders said recently as they unveiled a master plan for downtown development."When you come to Lawton, you have retail and different...
Model Business: Stint on Bravo Reality Show Leaves Norman Man's Boutique Busting at Seams
Kayne Gillaspie has gained the kind of name recognition millions of dollars and an ad exec in an Armani suit could only dream of establishing in three months.A contestant on season three of the Bravo show Project Runway, Gillaspie appeared before 4 million...
OKC Events: October 18, 2006
Chesapeake Energy Corp. is presenting the fourth annual Taste of Western from 6 until 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Will Rogers Theater, 4322 N. Western. Hosting the event is the Western Avenue Association, with MidFirst Bank as gold sponsor.Guests will...
Oklahoma's Hospitals Fare Well in Report: Several Earn Specialty Excellence Awards
Oklahoma hospitals of all shapes, sizes and specialties graded out well in this year's HealthGrades quality study and ratings.HealthGrades, which is based in Golden, Colo., studied 5,000 hospitals in the U.S., and in addition to the rankings found that...
Regulations Have Industry Officials in Oklahoma Whining about Wine
Spooked by a pending lawsuit, shipping companies are refusing to ship any wine in Oklahoma, even those shipments that are permitted under state law, members of the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee were told Tuesday. In light of the current...
Tulsa Arena Construction Moves Ahead under Budget
Construction is continuing on schedule and staying below budget for the BOK Events Center, and suites are almost sold out.Bart Boatright, Vision Builders and project coordinator for the project, said that about 90 percent of the work is complete for...
Tulsa Employers Looking for Employees Who Want to Work
Whether it is the health care, construction, manufacturing or even the hotel and hospitality industry, there is one thing in common: there are not enough workers.City councilors met with various industry leaders and representatives to discuss the issue...