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Articles from August 1, 2012

Citizens Group in Oklahoma Seeks Overlap of Streetcar, Boulevard Work
Plans for construction of an Oklahoma City downtown streetcar circuit failed to be incorporated into Project 180 streetscaping, but the head of the citizens subcommittee hopes that at least it will overlap work on the new crosstown boulevard."With the...
Commentary: Charity Inc.: Get out the Nonprofit Vote
Flags flutter in the wind; speeches rally citizens to their feet; car bumpers, yard signs and T-shirts are splashed with red, white and blue. The election season is upon us and countless nonprofits retreat behind the curtain, convinced that their role...
Commentary: Prosperity Policy: Burning the Furniture to Heat the House
Despite Oklahoma's strong economy, thousands of households are living paycheck to paycheck and, all too often, falling short of meeting their monthly expenses. For many families, a payday loan or similar product is a quick and easy solution to their...
Costs Rise for Law Students in U.S
If you want to go to law school, be prepared to pay - a lot.While most people think that attorneys and doctors sit at the top of the financial food chain, for thousands of law school students, just getting that education is a six-figure exercise.And...
Federal Stimulus Grant Funds Solar Trash Compactors in OKC
When Dustin Akers moved to downtown Oklahoma City from Virginia, he joined the ranks of a growing number of urban dwellers who want the same amenities their suburban counterparts get: recycling services. "There isn't an option for recycling downtown,...
Getting Practical: Law Students in Oklahoma Gain Real-World Experience through Summer Internships
For Victor Stacy, Harsha Sekar and Liz Knox, 2012 has been the summer of the internship - that is, the legal internship.And, no, they didn't spend their days making copies, opening mail or getting coffee. Instead Stacy, a student at Oklahoma City University's...
It's a Living: Oklahoma Native Matt Donovan Plays for the NHL Team the New York Islanders
Oklahoma isn't generally known for producing hockey stars, so Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett's declaration of Matt Donovan Day on Tuesday was a little more significant than some of the other athletes who get recognized by the City Council."We've definitely...
Lufthansa Technik Expanding in Tulsa
Lufthansa Technik Component Services, which has nearly tripled the number of Tulsa employees in the last three years, plans to double the number of workers in two to three years, company officials said on Wednesday.Lufthansa Technik said in an announcement...
OK-Based Devon Earnings Lower Than Expected; Joint Venture Announced
Devon Energy Corp. announced a billion-dollar joint venture with a Japanese company on Wednesday and reported second-quarter earnings that didn't meet analyst expectations.The company's shares dropped nearly 3.5 percent, down $2.06 to end at $57.06 per...
OKC Events: August 1, 2012
Frankly, I was envious of their fun, knowing I'd never be able to do this.Aha. I find I can do just that indeed.The grapes are almost ready for harvest and Stone Bluff Winery in Haskell is once again holding its annual grape stomp and lunch event. This...
Oklahoma Interviewing Dilemma: Demand for Services Statewide Increase While Resources Decrease
During the fiscal year ended June 30, Oklahoma Interviewing Services Inc. conducted 408 forensic interviews to assist law enforcement and child protection agencies statewide.The nonprofit agency working out of Oklahoma City also provides professional...
The Journal Record Business Briefs: August 1, 2012
Tulsa PR firms mergeTULSA - Schnake Turnbo Frank|PR and h3 Strategic Communications have merged.The company will operate under the Schnake Turnbo Frank|PR name. Bill Handy and Shelli Holland- Handy, Tulsa-based h3 principals, will lead the firm's Digital...
The Journal Record Nonprofit Briefs: August 1, 2012
Tolbert named foundation board chairmanOKLAHOMA CITY - Miles Tolbert, an Oklahoma City attorney, is the new chairman of the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools' board of directors.Tolbert has served as a foundation director since 2008. Tolbert...
Transmission Line Officials Meet with Tulsa Businesses
A transmission line construction project that will literally span Oklahoma is gathering momentum.On Wednesday, officials with Clean Line Energy Partners, Fluor Corp. and Pike Electric Corp. met with Tulsa-area businesses to discuss a 750-mile transmission...
Tulsa-Based BOKF Second-Quarter Earnings Surge 41.4 Percent
BOK Financial second-quarter earnings jumped 41.4 percent to a record $97.6 million, far exceeding analyst expectations.But Wall Street paid little attention, with BOKF shares down 73 cents on the Nasdaq Exchange to finish Wednesday's regular trading...
Tulsa-Based Magellan Midstream 2Q Profit Rises 34 Pct
Strong revenue from demand for pipeline and storage leases propelled Magellan Midstream Partners to net income for the second quarter of $137.8 million, up 34 percent from $103 million for the second quarter of 2011.Earnings per limited partner unit...
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