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Articles from October 19, 2010

Business Good at Tulsa Arena, Convention Center
The economic impact of the Tulsa Convention Center and the BOK Center has nearly doubled from a year ago to $53.8 million through August, according to John Bolton, senior operations manager for the BOK Center and Tulsa Convention Center.Bolton, reporting...
Commentary: General Impressions, Private Impressions, and Sergeant Impressions
There's nothing quite like a drill sergeant to mess up your routine.And having someone roust me from my bunk at 5 a.m. definitely messes with my routine.Nearly 50 of us, members of Leadership Oklahoma Class XXIV (generally regarded as the best class...
Dipping for Doctors: Closing Smokeless Tobacco Tax Loophole Could Help Bring Physicians to Underserved Communities in Oklahoma
In 66 of Oklahoma's 77 counties, a shortage of primary care physicians means that too many people don't get the routine medical care they need, or they end up in the emergency room when a health issue worsens.Members of the Oklahoma Academy of Family...
Ditch Witch Dealership to Double Size: Tulsa Firm Pays $1.35M for New Building
Ditch Witch of Tulsa will double its size with a 2011 move five miles north to a newly acquired building.With its larger shop space and high visibility from U.S. Highway 169, Vice President and Manager Dru Bridwell expects the new location to spur higher...
Four New Mexico Cooperatives Join Oklahoma-Based Western Farmers Electric Cooperative
Western Farmers Electric Cooperative has increased its membership for the first time in nearly 40 years.Four new electric distribution cooperatives in New Mexico were approved by the WFEC board of trustees after regulatory approvals and several years...
It's a Living: Wind Turbine Technician
The view from more than 300 feet up is invigorating, with fields stretched out for miles and turbines pumping overhead in the wind.Of course, the giant fan blades are turned off by the time Wade McGlashen sticks his head outside one of the towers, he...
OKC Council Approves Medical Center near Tinker Air Force Base
The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for a new stand-alone emergency medical center that St. Anthony Hospital wants to build near Tinker Air Force Base.Nearby Midwest Regional Medical Center protested plans for the new medical center...
OKC Events: October 19, 2010
The Heart Rhythm Institute is a real gem in the crown of the Oklahoma Health Center and it shines brightly. Devon Leigh is an imaginative jeweler who also shines brightly, especially since she's coming here to do a benefit for the HRI. Owner and designer...
Oklahoma Governor Henry Not Likely to Name Sixth Justice
While it's almost a certainty that Democratic Gov. Brad Henry will name a fifth justice to the state Supreme Court, it's unlikely the governor will get the chance to choose a sixth.Time, it seems, is running out.With the unexpected death of Justice Marian...
Oklahoma Gubernatorial Candidates Askins, Fallin Face off in Debate
Lt. Gov. Jari Askins and 5th District U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin went head-to-head Tuesday evening in the first of two gubernatorial candidate debates.The event, held at the University of Central Oklahoma, featured questions asked by members of the state...
Oklahoma Lawmaker Hosting Study on Using Eastern Red Cedar as Fuel
State Rep. Richard Morrissette is looking at ways to turn invasive Eastern red cedar trees in the state into a viable source of energy to fuel schools, prisons and other state institutions.Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City, will host a public study on using...
Oklahoma Program Offers Suicide Prevention Training
Chances are, you'd notice and intervene if the person in the cubicle next to you were having an asthma attack or heart problem.Oklahoma's mental health professionals are asking for the same awareness of people who may be considering suicide.QPR - an...
Oklahoma School Bonds Lift Construction Sector: Flintco Sees Contractor Lifeline in School Work
A number of grateful people gathered under Tuesday's storm clouds to ceremoniously break muddy ground for Sand Springs Public Schools' Northwoods Fine Arts Academy.That $13.67 million project in the forested hills at 8001 E. Old North Rd. represented...
Road Science on Track in Old SemMaterials Site in Tulsa
Like the roads it helps create, Road Science LLC is similar to a repaving project.Road Science offers the latest in asphalt formulas and road technologies.The old SemMaterials facility is home for the startup private company, which is just a fraction...
The Journal Record Business Briefs: October 19, 2010
RedBud Awards presentedRedBud Awards were presented in 16 categories at the Governor's Conference on Tourism in Norman.The awards are presented by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department and the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association.Oklahoma Ambassador...
The Journal Record Health Care Briefs: October 19, 2010
OCU Nursing School receives grantOklahoma City University's Kramer School of Nursing has received a $231,860 federal stimulus grant to purchase two patient simulators and two video systems that will allow students to view and analyze their work.The METI...
Tulsa Mayor, City Council Bicker over Attorney
The bickering is back.The Tulsa City Council and Mayor Dewey Bartlett went toe-to-toe for an hour Tuesday morning over the council's attorney's position.For several weeks Bartlett has sent letters to City Council Attorney Drew Rees, asking for documents...
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