El Reno Prison to Add 64 Employees

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El Reno Prison to Add 64 Employees The federal prison at El Reno is building two housing units and adding 64 employees as part of a $14 million capital improvements package.

Jim Cassidy, manager of the Federal Correctional Institution, said construction on the units would begin in the fall. The employees will be added by summer's end.

``The long-range plan is a way for the institution to be proactive rather than reactive,'' said John Flynn, associate warden of operations.

The two housing units will replace older units built nearly 60 years ago, Flynn said. The old units will be destroyed to create more space between buildings.

Flynn said the prison also plans to erect poles with cables to prevent helicopters from landing inside the prison compound. Attempted escapes using helicopters have occurred at other federal prisons, he said.

Edmond Chamber to Meet Gen. Tommy Alsip, adjutant general of the Oklahoma National Guard, is scheduled to be the speaker for the monthly membership meeting of the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce. The luncheon is scheduled at noon Tuesday at the Seasons Inn, 1005 Waterwood Parkway in Edmond. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Chamber office by Friday.

Cerny to Address OU Engineering Convocation Sam J. Cerny, chairman of Grace Petroleum Corp. and a 1955 geological engineering graduate of the University of Oklahoma, will return to OU Saturday as the main speaker at the OU College of Engineering convocation. Cerny, who is president-elect of the OU College of Engineering Board of Visitors, will speak at 10 a.m. during the ceremony at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, 419 S. University Blvd. in Norman. A reception will follow on the lawn of Boyd House, 407 W. Boyd St. OU commencement exercises begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 Jenkins Ave.

Cerny is past president and chief executive officer of Grace Petroleum Corp., a subsidiary of Dallas-based Grace Energy Corp., whose parent company is W.R. Grace & Co.

Retail Publications Donated Management Horizons, a division of Price Waterhouse, has donated the archives of its "Retail Intelligence System" publication series to the Harry W. Bass Collection in Business History at the University of Oklahoma. It is believed to be the only complete collection of "Retail Intelligence System" publications, according to William R. Davidson, chairman emeritus of Management Horizons.

"For someone who wants to understand the competitive pressures and market realities that spawned the dramatic developments in retailing during the past 20 years, these archives are priceless," said Robert F. Lusch, dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Business Administration. Among the items in the archives are copies of Management Horizons' Retail Yearbook from 1977 to the present, copies of Retail Outlook from 1983 to the present and briefing manuals from its Strategic Outlook Conference and Spring Management Conferences from 1980 through 1990.

The archives material will be available to public use after it is cataloged. Contact Professor Daniel A. Wren, Bass Collection curator, at the College of Business Administration, to gain access to it.

Employer Seminar Scheduled The Oklahoma State Employment Service is sponsoring an employer seminar in conjunction with the International Association of Personnel in Employment Security. The seminar is scheduled at 12:30-5 p.m. Friday at the Metro Tech Auditorium, 1900 Springlake Dr. The conference fee is $20.

The program will center on the impact of issues such as the American with Disabilities Act and the new increase in the federal minimum wage that became effective April 1. The program will be presented by Lloyd Day, assistant district director with the U. …