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Articles from January 21, 2009

Boot Camp in Tulsa Aims to Make Workout an Adventure
At 5:30 a.m. when others are in a peaceful slumber, Clint Howard takes on the role of drill sergeant. Women of all ages and sizes brave the early morning for one purpose - to get fit. "In the gym you are just going to go through the same stuff," said...
Commentary: In One Lifetime, Plus One
President Obama's inauguration Tuesday was - what? Milestone seems too small a word, historic too cliched. While it is not our custom to write about national events - we prefer to stick to Oklahoma - I'll ask your indulgence just this once.On the day...
Commentary: Office Visit: Mandates: One Size Doesn't Fit All
With the start of this year's legislative session drawing near, health care is sure to be a topic high on many Oklahoma lawmakers' lists. If you're like me - an average "Joe" - it's important to stay informed about proposed initiatives that may affect...
Despite Credit Crisis, Tulsa's OAG Builds National Auto Loan Network
While many lenders put the brakes on auto loans, a little-known Tulsa company intends to green-light deals across the nation, building a new dealer chain in the process.OAG Indirect owner Jared Kasper is building two networks, one of participating credit...
Founders Tower in OKC Units Slated for Lease
The round Founders Tower building is going to lease some residental units, and it's going to get a new neighbor.Plans are in the works to build a Residence Inn by Marriott in the shadow of the 360 [degrees] at Founders Plaza.Jim Meyer, chairman and CEO...
JPMorgan Market Exec David Page Takes Helm of Tulsa Metro Chamber
The nation is at a crossroads and David Page said now is not the time to conduct business as usual."We cannot afford to be frozen by the economic woes facing other regions of the country," said Page, market president for JPMorgan Chase and Co. "We must...
OCAST Promises Big Investment Return in Funding Bid in Okla
Yes, Michael Carolina has heard about the budget shortfall this year. But he's still asking the state Legislature to nearly double the funding for the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology. Carolina, OCAST executive director,...
OKC Attorneys Prepare for Changing Legal Issues
A new year and a new state Legislature will bring major changes in Oklahoma's most important legal issues, Oklahoma City attorneys predicted this week."Republican control of the Senate is really the lead legal development this year," said Robert McCampbell,...
OKC-Based Brass Brick Homes Firms File for Ch. 7 Bankruptcy
Two Brass Brick Homes companies have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, signaling the official end of the homebuilding firm, which had experienced financial difficulties for several months.Owners Wiley and Ashley Cunningham listed about $1.7 million in...
OKC Events: January 21, 2009
Exhibitions of Impressionism art are coming and going in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art just closed its exhibition of American Impressionism art and on Saturday Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum will open an exhibition of works by noted American Impressionists.On...
Okla. Department of Transportation Asks Legislature to Fund $30M Laboratory
Hidden away in the basement of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation is a laboratory. The experiments conducted there ensure the safety of all Oklahomans who travel state roads and highways. But with another $30 million, ODOT could build a bigger,...
Oklahoma Energy Stocks Drop as Market Slide Worsens
Common stock prices for Oklahoma-based oil and natural gas companies dropped Tuesday along with major financial markets.Shares of Ram Energy Resources of Tulsa and Panhandle Oil & Gas, SandRidge Energy and GMX Resources, all of Oklahoma City, declined...
Oklahoma State University Researchers Make Breakthrough against Poxviruses
A major breakthrough by researchers at Oklahoma State University could be the first step towards a pharmaceutical medication for smallpox and the emerging human monkeypox.The human immune system is rendered helpless against poxviruses partly because...
OSHA: Federal Act Does Not Pre-Empt Oklahoma Gun Law
The federal agency in charge of workplace safety does not believe the Occupational Safety and Health Act pre-empts an Oklahoma law prohibiting employers from forbidding the storing of firearms in workers' cars, according to a letter filed in an appeal...
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