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Articles from January 15, 1999

AmeriSuites Opens Its Second Location in Oklahoma City
AmeriSuites has opened at 3201 W. Memorial Road in the Quail Springs Corporate Park. The 128-unit, six-story hotel is the chain's second Oklahoma City hotel, third in the state and 86th location nationwide.The $3 million hotel was developed by Prime...
At Some Firms E-Mail Moves at Snail's Pace
SAN FRANCISCO -- Have a question about gas? Texaco can answer your electronic mail in about four minutes. Have an e-mail query for the high-tech Hewlett-Packard company? It may take 23 days to get a response. The MCI telecommunications company may never...
Building a Floating Dream
EUFAULA -- The Eufaula Queen bobs upon the waters still leashed to the shore, a 100-ton unfinished vessel built by a former insurance salesman and a licensed barber.Bill and Shirley Brunkhorst still must complete the boat's interior before taking paid...
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Finding the lost DoctorAUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) -- A missing episode of the British cult TV show Doctor Who has been found in New Zealand -- and one fan says there may be more episodes lying around undiscovered. It had been one of 110 -- now 109 --...
Clarit Realty Acquires Warehouse on Western Avenue
Clarit Realty has bought a 23,625-square-foot warehouse at 3000 S. Western Ave. for $540,000 from J & J Investments.The group acquired the building for their investment portfolio. Constructed in 1980, the property is in good condition, according to county...
Clinton Seeks Initiative to Boost Urban, Rural Areas
NEW YORK -- President Clinton wants the government to offer financial incentives worth hundreds of millions of dollars to Wall Street firms and small businesses to resurrect the economies of underserved rural and urban areas from Appalachia to Harlem.The...
Geothermal Market Heats Up
Due to the recent harsh cold weather conditions of the past few weeks and the record-breaking heat of last summer, Oklahoma City residents are being plagued with escalating utility bills.However, the same company which charges these costs is also working...
Government Claims Microsoft Skews Poll Data in Testimony
WASHINGTON -- The government accused Microsoft Thursday of offering bogus testimony at its antitrust trial that had been initially cooked up to make Chairman Bill Gates look good at a Senate hearing last year.In one of the most dramatic moments of the...
Inflation Inches Higher; Retail Sales Surge
WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) -- U.S. consumer prices rose in 1998 at their slowest pace in 12 years and retail sales surged in December, capping a year in which rising wages boosted consumer spending and energized the economy's longest peacetime expansion.The...
Insurer Begins Public Trading
Summit Life, the Del City insurer with operations in Louisiana and Texas, has started trading as a public company.The company, which earlier this week announced its acquisition of Great Midwest Life Insurance of Dallas, said on Thursday it hopes to raise...
Invest in Gold?
NEW YORK -- Gold is probably the last choice that performance- minded investors would consider these days. It keeps going nowhere, as they say, while some Internet stocks zoom 50 times in a couple of years.In fact, the idea of buying gold is scorned...
Kerr-McGee Cuts Budget, Takes Charge
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Kerr-McGee will cut its capital spending by 45 percent in 1999 and take a $250 million charge in the fourth quarter.The Oklahoma City-based company said Thursday the noncash, after- tax charge is primarily a result of low oil and...
Local Groups Hosting Nights for Sight in Oklahoma City
An eye-opening exhibit, "A Celebration of Vision," will be on view in the Kirkpatrick Galleries at Omniplex from Jan. 24 through March 14. Both the science and the art of vision will be examined in the exhibit, through the combination of nationally-sponsored...
Lumber Futures Hit Nine-Month High
CHICAGO (Bloomberg) -- Lumber futures prices surged almost 3 percent Thursday to a nine-month high on expectations that Canadian exports to the United States will drop, just as lumberyards restock inventories for the spring building season.Prices are...
Managing Business Ethics
While few speak out against the concept of business ethics, many believe ethical conduct is such a personalized thing it cannot be "managed" within an organization.Some think ethics is akin to religion and is best left to individualized decision making....
Mortgages
A list of mortgages filed with the Oklahoma County Clerk's office is published daily in The Journal Record. Information listed for each mortgage includes book and page numbers, names of the mortgagor and mortgagee, mortgage loan amount, property description,...
New Construction Fuels Apartment Rental Rate Hike
While apartment occupancies saw no change in 1998, rental rates continued to push upwards due mostly to the continuing effect of new construction in the market.According to the Oklahoma City Apartment Market Overview and 1999 forecast released Thursday...
OIPA Praises State Efforts to Cut Budgets of Agencies
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- The president of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association says state legislators should be praised for the efforts they are taking to cut state budgets to help deal with the oil crisis.State legislative leaders are "putting...
Oklahoma Farmers Use Straw Bales for Construction
STILLWATER (AP) -- It would take a very big, very bad wolf to blow down this straw house.Actually it's not a house, but a 30- by 40-foot mushroom fruiting facility built partially from straw bales that is under construction at Lost Creek Mushroom Farm...
Tech Companies Form Policy Lobbying Group
NEW YORK (AP) -- Leading global companies in technology, media and finance on Thursday joined forces to promote their stance on Internet issues, including opposition to tough online privacy laws and taxes on Internet purchases.The group, called the Global...
Tyson Wages Public Relations Battle of Century
He has passed out turkeys, kissed babies, signed autographs, cracked jokes with Charles Barkley, played Santa Claus, talked tough to juvenile inmates and marched from tent to cell alongside Sheriff Joe Arpaio.Along the way, the parade always has included...
Warranty Deeds
A list of Warranty Deeds filed with the Oklahoma County Clerk's office is published daily in The Journal Record. Information listed for each warranty deed includes book and page numbers, the owner of the property granting the property to a new owner,...
What's Your Phone Time Worth?
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Maryland company is offering free long- distance service to callers around the country if they agree to listen to advertisements first.BroadPoint Communications, a Landover, Md.-based company, tested the plan in Pittsburgh last year...
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