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Articles from August 21, 2000

A Desire to Help
Not many people stop to think about it, but the failure rate for start-up not-for-profit organizations is almost as high is it is for their fledgling for-profit brethren.That's because most new charitable groups start with a good idea and little else,...
Affirmative Action -- Regulatory Burdenor Good Business?
Remember that frantic 911 call you made when you received notice that you had been selected to participate in the Labor Department's recently issued Equal Opportunity Survey?You probably realized, at that point, that you could no longer continue putting...
Anatomy of a Bust Revisited
Some months ago I wrote in this space a column entitled "Anatomy of a bust" foretelling the inevitable collapse of the dot-com market. In the article I wrote:"As in all boom and bust cycles, human behavior is the wild card that will determine whether...
Beutler, Mooneyham Sharpen Knives on Incumbent Lucas
State Rep. Randy Beutler of Elk City and educator Bob Mooneyham of Oklahoma City are running an image campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 6th Congressional District, saving most of their criticism for the Republican incumbent. Beutler, 39,...
[ 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.Aug. 21University of Central OklahomaSmall Business Development Center"Charting Your Course For New Business"...
Can Online Content Reign Supreme Again?
SEATTLE (AP) -- Content sites, the Internet sites that provide news and information as their main business, have been in the dot- com doghouse since April, when the market for online stocks plunged.But ask whether content is dead, and you'll likely get...
Earnings Roundup
This summarizes earnings reports released last week by Oklahoma- based firms.Apco Argentina Inc.2nd quarter ended June 30 2000 1999 Revenues in 000s $15,422 $9,548Net income in 000s (loss) $5,046 $2,324Net...
Election Important to Reapportionment?
More emphasis is being placed on this year's legislative races because the 2001 Legislature will have the responsibility of re- drawing and reapportioning its districts. In past reapportionment sessions, it has proved to be a formidable taskTomorrow's...
Equity's Piece of the Pie
Recently I received a letter from a Phoenix businessman who had an established, successful business with a $1.2 million order backlog. He was seeking $2 million in equity capital to expand the business. He was willing to offer a straight equity position...
F&M Mafco Opens New Facility in South OKC
F&M Mafco, a distributor of construction and industrial supplies, has opened a wire rope and sling facility in south Oklahoma City."The investment in this new facility provides F&M Mafco an opportunity to expand our global presence in hoists and specialty...
Forecast of Web Business Future Nets Fortune
Chances are you have heard the analogy comparing frenetic development of the Internet to a gold rush, in which the big winners are not prospectors but the people who sell picks and shovels. The virtual-world equivalents, Web infrastructure giants such...
Four Vie for Seat Held by Incumbent Largent
TULSA (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Steve Largent said his re-election bid in the 1st District is pivotal for Republicans wanting to keep majorities in both houses of Congress. Republican challenger Evelyn Rogers thinks she can beat Largent in Tuesday's primary....
Frontier City Implements International Employee Program
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Every year hundreds of young job seekers descend on Frontier City looking for gainful employment and a way to make good use of their long summer days.This year was no different, except dozens of the workers had an unusually long...
How Does Strategic Planning Integrate with Company Culture?
One of your objectives when you are in the process of strategic planning is to show how everybody in your organization will benefit from the plans when they succeed. There will always be concern from some of your staff that they don't fit into your new...
MetaMarkets' OpenFund Leads in Trend toward More Disclosure
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fund company MetaMarkets.com opened its flagship OpenFund in the heady days of last summer, when the daily fluctuations of the U.S. stock markets were a national obsession. At the time, every doctor, lawyer and candlestick maker was...
Military Improvements a Goal for Both Republican Candidates for 5th District
One is a former Army officer and participant in Desert Storm. The other is a veteran of Washington politics who sits on the House Defense Subcommittee for Appropriations. Strengthening the country's military is a goal for both four- term Congressional...
[ 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,...
Odom Faces Watts for GOP Nomination
James Odom's challenge is an unenviable one for a young politician mounting his first campaign for public office. Odom, 28, hopes to play the role of spoiler in Tuesday's 4th Congressional District Republican primary election against Rep. J.C. Watts...
Renewed Corporate Wanderlust Puts Quiet Brake on Salaries
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Not long after W. Lee Nutter took over last year as chairman of Rayonier, a big wood and pulp company with headquarters in Stamford, Conn., he called in a top executive, Jack O'Grady, and asked, "Why are we here?" The reasons,...
Selling Your Child's Name for $5,000
SAN FRANCISCO (NYT) -- Following a path blazed when Candlestick became 3Com, a Hutchinson, Kan., couple have won $5,000 by naming their just-born baby boy Iuma Dylan-Lucas Thornhill, his first name in paid homage to Internet Underground Music Archive...
Some Early Net Entrepreneurs Look for Ways Out
NEW YORK (NYT) -- Like many senior-level Internet executives, Christine Harmel, chief executive of Interactive Resource, a firm in Manhattan that matches Web site developers with clients, was present at the birth of e-commerce. Working on the Net since...
Starr to Speak at OCU Symposium Sept. 28
Kenneth W. Starr, former independent counsel, will be the luncheon speaker and morning moderator at "Federalism and the Supreme Court: The 1999 Term," a symposium hosted by the Oklahoma City University School of Law and the Law School's Center for the...
Supporting Employees' Career Development
"Where do you see yourself in five years?" This "$10,000 question," designed to reveal a candidate's ambitions and goals, has become standard in most job interviews. And yet, once the hiring process is completed, how many companies follow up with a...
The Fall of Clancy and Gottlieb
NEW YORK (NYT) -- On Aug. 3, Robert Gottlieb, one of the most powerful agents in the book business and the head of the William Morris agency's New York literary group, received a letter from Tom Clancy, his old friend and biggest client. His message:...
The New Diversity Training, with an Eye to the Bottom Line
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) -- Diversity training has become a corporate and cultural buzzword, often considered a remedy in discrimination settlements. But trainers say its focus has changed as companies and employees understand that diversity training is...
The Right Thing: When the Boss Is a Stealth Bomber
An anecdote in Kay Hammer's book, Workplace Warrior: Insights and Advice for Winning on the Corporate Battlefield, brought me up short. It seems that Hammer once had a boss who set up a secret team of employees to develop a project that would replace...
Trade Deficit Widens as U.S. Buys More Foreign Oil
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's trade deficit widened to a record $30.6 billion in June as the U.S. appetite increased for foreign crude oil at the highest prices in nearly 10 years. The trade gap was far smaller than many experts had expected, however,...
Understanding the Tax Code
U.S. Sen. Christopher S. "Kit" Bond, chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business, has released a General Accounting Office report showing the complexity of the tax code and the Internal Revenue Service's emphasis on enforcement of the law, rather...
[ 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.]
Received: 8/17/00Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Beaver CountyBRG Production Co., Tulsa/918-496-2626 -- #1-22 Dyer -- w/2 e/2 nw 22-5n-27ecm; TD 6950'; perf. Morrow Sand 6398-6571', p/27Mcf, 1bo and 3bwpd, grav....
Windows Me -- This Time, It's Different
About 4 million of you purchased Microsoft's Windows 98 operating system, and I'm still not sure why. That rather skimpy upgrade to Windows 95 was absurdly overpriced at $89. But lots of you paid it, so it's no surprise that Microsoft would try again,...
With Slowdown Ending, Can Fed Stay Friendly?
It is the summer of our content. The widely heralded and eagerly welcomed economic slowdown that arrived this spring has reassured investors. The Nasdaq meltdown was followed by summer stabilization. Volatility is down, and so are long-term interest...
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