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Articles from August 11, 1997

ABA Blasts `Pay to Play' in Muni-Bonds
SAN FRANCISCO -- The American Bar Association has strongly condemned political contributions by lawyers to government officials who award contracts on public finance deals.The ABA action carries no legal force. But it sends the message that the national...
Ad Revenue on the Web Increases in First Half of `97
Advertisers aggressively increased their spending in cyberspace during the first half of the year.Advertising revenue on the World Wide Web reached $217.3 million through the first six months of 1997, according to Cowles/Simba Information, a unit of...
A Merry Christmas for Retailers? for Some Probably
NEW YORK -- It's almost inevitable now that in August, retailers start the big buildup for Christmas. Holiday catalogs are in the mail and this year's line of collectible ornaments is in the stores.Store owners are trying to get consumers in a Christmas...
Apple Faces New Enemy in Its Bid for New Life
With its deal with Microsoft, Apple Computer has made a new and valuable friend. Unfortunately, it has also lost an old and valuable enemy.The Mac-Windows wars got to be pretty silly, but they at least gave Apple a useful dose of attitude, a cocky, spiteful...
As Rates Increase, Stocks May Retreat
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks are expected to fall in the days ahead as rising interest rates undercut the foundation of the market's latest rally, money managers said.A jump in bond yields sent U.S. stocks to their biggest two-day drop since March as the...
A Warranty for Profitability
NEW YORK -- Best Buy bet it could challenge consumer electronics retailer Circuit City Stores with a string of huge stores staffed with salaried -- not commissioned -- sales people.On one level, it worked: Best Buy passed its main rival in sales last...
Business Calendar
Information for the Business Calendar should be sent to Jim Powell, The Journal Record, P.O. Box 26370, OKC, 73126-0370, or by fax to 278-2890. Aug. 11Women's Business Center Meeting, 6:30-9 p.m., at the Women's Business Center, 234 Quadrum Drive....
Business World
Car prices accelerateDETROIT (AP) -- The average selling price of a new passenger vehicle was a record $21,750 last year, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association.That was up 6 percent from 1995, when the average price first broke the...
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Change the (cough!) channel, please (cough!)http://www.lungusa.org/phlemmyLong ago, smoking on TV and in the movies was cool. Then it was stupid. Still later you could tell the bad guys early because they smoked. Now, unfortunately, it's getting cool...
Commercial Projects Sprout in SW Edmond
Southwest Edmond is emerging as the suburb's hottest development corridor, but the numerous commercial projects flourishing in the area could be just the beginning.Oklahoma City real estate developer Gotez Inc. plans an $8 million retail, restaurant...
Crude Prices Fall for Third Session
Oil futures prices sank Friday for the third consecutive day after the United Nations approved a formula for setting prices for Iraqi oil purchases.It was the last obstacle before Iraq could resume oil exports for the first time since May.Crude oil for...
Eateries Reports Higher Earnings
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Eateries Inc. has reported an increase in revenues for the second fiscal quarter ended June 29.Revenues for the quarter increased 2.2 percent to $13.7 million from $13.4 million for the second quarter of the previous fiscal year.The...
Fame Can Be Fleeting on the Web
If they had a Hall of Fame for sports Internet sites, the National Baseball Hall of Fame's wouldn't get in on the first ballot.Or second. It might take a veterans committee vote to make it work.Here's another comparison: It's like Phil Rizzuto. If you...
Following the Fads
NEW YORK -- Corporate managers might scoff at the very idea they engage in fads, fashions and styles, viewing such transitory pursuits as unworthy of serious attention.But they do -- and how! Job Enrichment and Quality Circles and Business Process Re-engineering....
Gymnast Keeping Hectic Schedule 1 Year after Olympics
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Shannon Miller's second Olympic experience ended about a year ago. She's still trying to catch her breath.Gymnastics tours. Autograph signings. Television and print commercials. Talk shows. Parades. Gymnastics camps for kids. Schoolwork.There...
High-Tech Companies Establish Presence in Washington
WASHINGTON -- Thomas Gann may be chief lobbyist for Sun Microsystems, one of America's most profitable companies. But he spends his days in the back of an unremarkable, mostly undecorated office with a staff of one and a half -- a second lobbyist and...
Intel Forms Wireless Net Access Coalition
Intel Corp. last week announced a broad coalition of hardware, software and wireless service vendors to bring wireless Internet access to the masses.The Mobile Data Initiative aims to create simple technology to let people check their e-mail or browse...
Internet Sites Help Consumers Become Better `Gadget Buyers'
If you've ever tried to be a smart shopper when it comes to a new television set, stereo or VCR, you've already learned how little help you may get in the store.All these gadgets look alike and -- unlike with computers -- there are very few solid specifications...
Ionet Connects Contract in Stillwater
Oklahoma City-based Ionet's new contract with the Stillwater Utility Authority is unique not so much for what it is, but for the common-sense approach it takes to building a high-speed computer network for citizens, businesses and government offices...
Lawyers Prepare for Brave New World
SAN FRANCISCO -- Cloning, the information superhighway and other advances in science and technology will create new legal issues for the next century, and lawyers are being urged to start tackling them now."This is a really scary time for us lawyers,"...
Leaving the Corridors of Power to Hang out at the Airport
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- It was a quiet day on Capitol Hill for those not negotiating the budget or investigating campaign finances, so Rep. Robert Cramer took the afternoon off and had lunch with his staff at National Airport.Until the new, $409 million terminal...
Lending Policies Shift as Bankruptcies Rise
As personal bankruptcy numbers continue to surge, the credit card industry shows a rift in lending policies among institutions.Trends point to a higher concentration of credit card companies that engage in riskier lending practices. At the same time,...
Local Business Communicators Name Thornton New President
Nikki Thornton has been elected 1997-98 president of the Central Oklahoma Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. She is a free-lance writer and marketing and public relations specialist.Richard Gray, United Parcel Service,...
Machine Tool Orders Rise 38.9%
WASHINGTON -- U.S. orders for machine tools rose 38.9 percent in June from the month before, aided by a strong increase in orders from the South, an industry survey said.Orders from U.S. companies for domestic and foreign-produced machine tools climbed...
Major Recording Artist Is Marketing Music through the Internet
"Dig if u will the picture: the first release by a major artist solely on the internet," begins an idiosyncratically spelled announcement on the Web site of the artist formerly known as Prince. "But it will take all of us 2 make it happen. Every1 who...
Measuring Your Internet Service
It seems that almost daily I am approached with the question of who I think is the best Internet service provider (ISP) here in Oklahoma City.This is not always an easy question to answer as I have several local Internet accounts and each of them has...
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,...
Next Comes Crossing the Border with Engineering Skills
The difference between average industrial wages in Mexico and the United States is $10 to $12 per hour. A whole industry, the maquiladora assembly plants, has arisen to exploit that. Yet, mechanical engineer Daniel Robles says the wage differential among...
Runoffs Could Cause Problems for State Voters
Imagine going to the polls to select your party's nominee in a runoff election for an important statewide position only to be told you can't vote because the election's been canceled.As unlikely as the scenario sounds, it is a major concern for Election...
Solitaire Everywhere: Card Game Finds New Life on Computer Screens
When the boss is away, secretaries will play. So will academics, hard-working execs and just about anybody else who sits in front of a computer all day. We're talkin' computer solitaire.The game is so addictive that many companies, and even state governments,...
Thinking like Video Renters
One reason customers often have trouble finding movies in video stores is that retailers don't think the same way the clientele does, said Ted Engen, president of Video Buyers Group, a Minneapolis company that advises 2,000 retailers across the country.In...
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:06-10-97GRANT COUNTYBenson-McCown & Co., Amarillo, TX/806-353-7429, #1 Gordon; c nw ne 25-28n-6w; TD 4824'; perf. Oread 3302-8', f/671Mcfpd, isip 460#, 8/64"choke, ftp 390# ...(Recomp. 1-4-97; First drilled March 1956) elev. 1109'df ...GAS HARPER...

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