Over 1,000 Guests to Attend 1986 State Medical Association Meeting Beginning Today in Tulsa

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The 1986 annual meeting of the Oklahoma State Medical Association begins today at the Excelsior Hotel and Tulsa Convention Center in Tulsa, with nearly 1,000 Oklahoma physicians, spouses and guests expected to attend.

Dr. Norman L. Dunitz, a Tulsa orthopedic surgeon, will be inaugurated president of the association during the three-day meeting.

The association's House of Delegates, which sets policy for the organization, will consider over two dozen resolutions submitted by Oklahoma physicians ranging from a recommendation to seek the endof federal support for tobacco products to the creation of a statewide physician operated health maintenance organization.

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James C. Leake & Antiques Inc. will hold its 14th annual car auction at the Expo Square in Tulsa from June 6-8.

The auction, which has set many record prices for cars since 1964, will offer 550 cars dating from the early 1900s to the latest 1986 models. Leake, who owns the Antiques Inc. car museum in Muskogee, has been conducting auctions in the southwest for the past 22 years. Last year's event hosted over 30,000 buyers, sellers and spectators, with total sales in excess of $4.8 million.

Auctioneer Dean Kruse will conduct this year's auction.

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Oklahoma City University has been chosen as a national finalist in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education/U.S. Steel Alumni Competition for the sixth consecutive year.

The school has been named a finalist in the sustained performance category, which recognizes universities and their alumni who have made significant and successful commitment to encourage the financial support of education.

More than 2,000 universities and colleges in the United States and Canada compete in this alumni incentive awards program. Finalists are those universities which have shown no year-to-year decline in the number of alumni donors to the annual fund or no year-to-year decline in alumni dollars given to the annual fund over a four year period.

Each year over the past five years, OCU has raised more than $5 million in budget support, capital improvements and endowment funds, with a significant portion coming from OCU alumni, the United Methodist Church and the Oklahoma business community. The alumni support program for 1985 through 1989 is included in OCU's $60 million "Let's Get the Job Done" campaign.

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The Children's Miracle Network Telethon, a 21-hour telethon to be seen in over 140 markets, will be aired by KTVY-Channel 4 on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1.

The Children's Miracle Network Telethon in Oklahoma City has raised over $500,000 to support research into children's diseases and to fund some of the medical programs at Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital. Children's Medical Research is the sponsoring organization in Oklahoma City.

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Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital/University of Oklahoma has received $1,783.73, joint gifts from Heinz U.S.A. and the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation, for the HeinzBaby Food labels collected in the 1985 label-saving program which benefits children's hospitals nationwide.

Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital/University of Oklahoma collected 29,467 labels from area consumers. Each label was worth six cents to the hospital.

The Heinz program, initiated by the company in 1979, has been responsible for more than $550,000 in contributions to participating institutions over the past seven years.

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The Casady Square Arts and Crafts Festival, sponsored by the Merchants' Association and benefiting The Village Library, will be held Saturday, May 17. …