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Articles from June 19, 2000

Analyst Fears Impact of Patients' Bill of Rights
Congress, in the name of patient protection, is poised to make problems in America's health care system worse, according to John S. Hoff, a Washington attorney specializing in health care law and health policy.In a recent backgrounder article for The...
Betting on the Dow's Laggards? Critics Say You're Wasting Your Money
While surfing Web investing sites a couple of years ago, Stephen Lepley came across some investing strategies promising to beat the Dow Jones Industrial Average, with the offbeat names Dogs of the Dow and the Foolish Four. "You were starting to hear...
[ Business Calendar.]
Information for the Business Calendar should be sent to Ronnie Clay, The Journal Record, P.O. Box 26370, OKC, 73126-0370, or by fax to 278-2890.June 19University of Central OklahomaSmall Business Development Center"Charting Your Course For New Business"...
Calling Dr. Bombay!
DEAR DR. BOMBAY: Recently, my company installed Websense. Now, whenever I go to a site that is not work-related, I get a message saying, "Access to the desired Web page is not permitted." So, is there any way around this? -- Senseless DEAR SENSELESS:...
Change Requires Bold Actions by Bold People
Editor's Note: This is the final in a four-part series on Oklahoma's economy.In our previous three columns, we addressed Oklahoma's ranking in the new economy. In review, we learned that Oklahoma performs below the national average in many areas, but...
COBRA and Other Beasts That Can Bite You in The
It happens at least twice a week. A frantic phone call from someone in human resources who has discovered that the wrong information, the wrong notice, or no legal notice has been provided to an employee concerning his or her group health or medical...
Funds Invest in Community Development Projects
NEW YORK -- Domini Social Investments, a pioneer in the field of socially responsible investing, has become the first large fund family to forge ahead into the new frontier known as positive investing. Domini, which manages the $1.9 billion Domini Social...
Handling Dilution, Substitution and Adulteration in Drug Testin
Drug testing in the workplace has many challenges. Finding a qualified laboratory, collection site and review officer are among the challenges to companies doing or looking to set up a drug and alcohol-testing program.What drugs to test for and what...
Insurer, Worker Wage Transplant Fight
HOUSTON -- Should American Home Assurance pay for John George's lung transplant? The insurance company doesn't think so. Neither, initially, did the Texas Workers Compensation Commission. It's not unusual for the commission and an insurance company to...
Judge Backs Deal to Head off CFS Lawsuits
A judge has approved a deal in which former employees of Commercial Financial Services would get a week's worth of pay for promising not to sue the company for laying them off without enough notice early last year. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dana L. Rasure...
Jury Finds Maker of Cosmetics Innocent
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A federal jury failed to convict a Baltimore businessman and an Oklahoma cosmetics maker of any charges in what prosecutors contended was a conspiracy to defraud terminally ill cancer and AIDS patients with bogus claims about an aloe...
Legislative Campaign Needs: Time and MONEY
Legislators have gone home, at least temporarily, and the 2000 election-filing period begins in three weeks. That means campaigning for election to state and county offices has already begun.With only one statewide race, that of Republican Corporation...
Legislator Seeks to Rework Workers Compensation System
Sen. Scott Pruitt, R-Broken Arrow, hopes that when lawmakers return in special session on June 28, they will support changes in Senate Bill 1606 that address time and cost concerns members have raised about his administrative workers compensation system...
[ 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 Locations.]
Received: 6/15/00Alfalfa CountyCombined Resources Corp.; Box 6118, Edmond 73083-6118 (341- 7700); #2-28 Wessels; se nw se 28-27n-11w; 1822' fsl & 780' fwl; 6100' Wilcox Sand; SoonAtoka CountyEberly & Meade Inc.; 777 NW Grand Blvd. #210, OKC 73118...
OKC Firm Hopes to Ride E-Karaoke Wave
The Internet and karaoke: For some people, it sounds like the best combination since peanut butter and jelly. For others, that combo sounds worse than fingernails and chalkboards. But for two Oklahoma City businessmen, that pairing sounds like the formula...
Patient-Driven Workers Comp
In the realms of medical care and workers compensation in Oklahoma, there are several "facts" that have proven true through the years.First, workers compensation is a perpetual mess, "reformed" annually by the Oklahoma Legislature, that still remains...
Scooter Mania
NEW YORK (AP) -- From youngsters and Wall Streeters in New York to dot-com types in San Francisco, everyone is embracing the same playful -- and practical -- gadget: the scooter. Grown-ups are being spotted with one foot on the pavement, one on a board,...
Study Shows Profit Improvements in Scan-Based Trading Services
EDMOND (JR) -- Synchronized product, price and promotion information between trading partners is critical to the success of scan-based trading and other e-commerce and supply chain efficiency initiatives, according to a new study by the Grocery Manufacturers...
Supporting the Legal Profession
Sixteen years ago, Sharon Lyon took a risk. She changed careers by starting her own business and hasn't regretted the bold move ever since.After working in the legal department for Kerr-McGee and 18 months as an office manager of another firm, she decided...
Tinker in Running for Reconnaisance System
DEL CITY (JR) -- Tinker Air Force Base is one of five locations under consideration as home for the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle.Area residents can play a role in assisting the base land the unit, which could mean as many as 800 new jobs.A public...
[ 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,...
[ Wells Completed.]
Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Canadian CountyLariat Petroleum Inc., Tulsa/918-582-2690 -- #2-5 Straka -- se nw sw 5-10n-7w; TD 12,000'; perf. Osborne 10,051-71', f/735Mcf, 30bo and 10bwpd, grav. 49.7degrees...
[ Wells Plugged.]
Reports compiled by county, operator, well name, location, total depth, date plugged and well classification.Beaver CountyBettis, Boyle & Stovall, Graham TX -- #1 Miles -- e/2 se nw 5-4n- 24ecm -- TD 3520' ...5-8-00 (GAS)Bryan CountySpring Operating...
When You Have to Fire a Worker
Having to fire someone was about the last thing on your mind when you came up with the great idea for your business. But here you are, faced with having to dismiss one of your workers. Unless you handle an employee termination carefully, you're leaving...
Workers Compensation Benefits Decline as Percent of Payroll
WASHINGTON (JR) -- Workers compensation benefit payments and costs declined relative to wages in 1997 and 1998, according to a new report recently by the National Academy of Social Insurance, marking the sixth consecutive year of declining benefits relative...

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