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Articles from February 9, 1999

Analysts Bullish on `99 Earnings
Now that fourth quarter earnings are mostly in the books, it is clear that the worst fears about last summer's emerging-markets panic did not pan out. Indeed, it suddenly seems that many naysaying forecasters are painting a far brighter earnings landscape...
Bells Remain Entrenched despite Forays by AT&T, MCI WorldCom
NEW YORK (AP) -- Even with the past week's forays into local telephone service by AT&T and MCI WorldCom, it could be years before they challenge the Bell monopolies with the same competition that has meant lower prices for long-distance.In fact, the...
Building Permits
These lists of building permits issued by Oklahoma City include those issued for new residential and commercial construction, renovations, swimming pools, elevators and other projects. Permits are listed by number and include owner or contractor, address,...
Business World
3-D for camcordersNEW YORK (Cox) -- There was a time when shooting your own video was impressive enough. How can you beat pictures that move? 3D Video is selling a camcorder attachment that lets you record video in 3- D. The NuView SX-2000 adapter, with...
Capitol Topic: Legislator Lobbyists
You'll have to forgive the 149 members of the state House and Senate if they felt a little crowded during the first week of the 1999 Oklahoma Legislature.They had to jockey for elbow room in the state Capitol with 345 legislative lobbyists who have registered...
Coke's Vending Machine Battleground
One morning in October, Mike McGee stopped to inspect the Coca- Cola vending machines that he had installed in a new student recreation center at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif.To his dismay, he found a brand-new one standing there, too -- a...
Dollar Thrifty Creates Unit to Franchise Used Car Dealers
Thrifty Auto Group of Tulsa has created a new subsidiary to franchise used car dealers under the Thrifty name."We are leveraging our core expertise in franchising, vehicle acquisition and disposal, and brand building from our Thrifty Car Rental business...
End of Sweet Deals
The highway construction honeymoon may soon be over.Contractors, both in and out of state, have been offering some sweetheart deals to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation for projects involved in the $1 billion capital improvement program. It's...
GM Computer System, Inadequate Training Problems Cause Delays
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Problems with a new computer system and insufficient training have caused long delays in getting some specially ordered General Motors cars and trucks delivered to customers."I've had a customer die while waiting for an order,"...
Keating Selects Jane Jayroe for Tourism Secretary
Former Miss America and television news anchor Jane Jayroe was nominated for the cabinet post of secretary of tourism by Gov. Frank Keating Monday."Jane Jayroe is an Oklahoma treasure," said the governor. "As a former Miss Oklahoma and Miss America,...
Kerr-McGee Ties into Oracle Energy Applications Suite
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Kerr-McGee has tied together its exploration and production processes with the Oracle Energy Upstream applications suite.Oracle Energy Upstream, rolled out to 250 users at Oklahoma City- based Kerr-McGee, is an integrated suite...
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,...
Proposal Would Increase Audit Panel Power
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a move to reduce the number of corporate financial debacles that have taken investors by surprise, a blue- ribbon panel of stock market regulators on Monday proposed increasing the power and independence of corporate audit committees.The...
Record, Computer Companies Test Digital Standard
NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM and the record industry's five top companies plan to test a new technology that would let people quickly record or play albums off the Internet while protecting the music industry from bootleggers.BMG Entertainment, EMI Recorded...
Regents Extending Reach to Business Community
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education recently have plans for establishing an Office of System Advancement and Economic Development.With the goal of providing expanded services to business and industry, the public, and...
Restaurant Insiders: Dining at Their Own Tables
Market watchers such as ourselves have made no secret of their surprise at the startling resurgence in the overall rate of insider buying. There are, of course, subplots to every story -- in this case, companies or sectors that stand out, either in contrast...
SBC to Invest $500 Million in Williams Phone Unit
NEW YORK -- SBC Communications, the No. 2 U.S. local phone company, said it will invest $500 million in gas pipeline company Williams Cos.' phone unit as part of its plan to provide long- distance services.SBC wants to use Williams Communications Group's...
Senator Strikes out at Big Banks
The banking community may not find a receptive audience with at least one state legislator if comments at last week's Oklahoma Credit Union League Governmental Affairs Conference are an indication.State Senate President Pro-tempore Stratton Taylor had...
State Jobless Tax Bills Due Repairs
One version of a measure to stave off a precipitous hike in unemployment taxes was withdrawn by its author Monday and another was pulled from committee consideration to allow Oklahoma Employment Security Commission officials to draft a version they believe...
SWB Chief Ready to Compete
The new president of Southwestern Bell's Oklahoma operations knows his work is cut out for him.After three years under the telecommunications reform law, the longtime monopoly holder of Oklahoma local phone service remains embroiled in legal challenges...
Tellerless Wonders Reinvent Type of Lending
What's the future of small-business banking? At least one person had answers a full decade ago, and he wore T-shirts, not pin stripes. In the late 1980s, the actor-comic-director Robert Townsend financed part of his independent film Hollywood Shuffle...
U.S. Manufacturers Rebounding
WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) -- U.S. manufacturers are starting to recover after being battered last year by weak global demand and low prices, a development that may help keep the current expansion on track to become the longest ever early next year.Manufacturers'...
U.S. Stocks End Mixed as Computer-Related Shares Rise
NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks were mixed Monday as Microsoft led computer-related companies higher on optimism profits will increase. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell after Prudential Securities strategist Ralph Acampora warned the average...
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 Plugged
Received: 2/5/99Reports compiled by county, operator, well name, location, total depth, date plugged and well classification.Canadian County Prime Operating, OKC -- #14-1 Summers -- se se 14-12n-6w -- TD 9324' ...1-20-99 (OIL/GAS) Dewey County Enron...
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