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Articles from April 12, 1999

Analysis: Behind Microsoft's Shift on Windows
SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft's dramatic shift, shelving strategic plans to blend its consumer and business Windows operating systems into a single product, reflects profound changes in the consumer personal computer marketplace that have surprised both...
Architects Buy Office
After being dormant for more than 10 years, the 77-year-old 1200 N. Robinson Ave. building will soon breathe again as the new home of the American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Chapter.The AIACOC bought the 15,000-square-foot building for...
Bankruptcy Cases Jump 12.6 Percent
Bankruptcy filings in Oklahoma's western district surged in March, breaking a four-month decline.There were 1,200 bankruptcy filings last month, up 12.6 percent from 1,065 in March 1998. This broke the trend of lower filings since November, also evidenced...
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. April 12University of Central Oklahoma Small Business Development Center "Charting Your Course For New...
Business Gets Online to Get on Top
WASHINGTON -- When Michael Dell addressed the International World Congress on Information Technology last June, he wowed the crowd with this statistic: Dell Computer was doing $5 million a day in Internet sales.In less than a year, the figure has shot...
Business World
Logging Glenn's mysteryLONDON (AP) -- A military logbook that sheds light on the mysterious disappearance of American bandleader Glenn Miller during World War II will be up for auction this week, offering a chance to own a clue to one of aviation's most...
Corporate Education
Improving the quality of teaching falls on the shoulders of many. Businesses should play a major role.Over the past decade, the business community has supported standards and assessments for all students as necessary steps to promote student achievement....
Corporate Love Letters: Youstink.com
By now, the whole world knows there's no hotter property than companies that make Internet Web sites. Now here's something even hotter: Web sites that make fun of companies.The sites allow disgruntled consumers to, well, express themselves. For example,...
Crude Oil Posts Biggest Gain in Month on Lower Inventories
NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil rose almost 5 percent Friday, its biggest gain in a month, after the International Energy Agency said production fell short of demand for the first time in more than two years, easing a worldwide glut.By the end of the...
Farmers Plan New Cotton Gin
BLACKWELL (AP) -- Five farmers are laying a foundation on the northern Oklahoma prairie for a cotton gin targeted to open by September.Construction of that gin -- in a part of the state where no gin has been before -- symbolizes an improved outlook for...
Feeding Souls: Interest in Spirituality Grows in the Workplace
From small businesses to the boardrooms of America, there's a hot new player making a big splash these days -- God.Growing numbers of workers are organizing workplace activities -- from prayer groups to Torah studies to Buddhist meditation breaks --...
It's Hard to Feel Sorry for Jeff Beck
Jeff Beck long ago earned his place in the pantheon of great rock guitarists. He was in the Yardbirds, one of the most important rock groups ever; he can still play like nobody's business; and he's still popular enough to headline large American venues.But...
Keys on Developing the Best Laid Business Plans
If you have developed a business plan for an exciting new endeavor but can't get any financiers interesting in investing, something may be wrong with your written plan rather than your business idea.Here are some key pointers based on a compilation of...
Las Vegas Pitches Teachers Jobs
TULSA (AP) -- School officials from Las Vegas feel the city can offer a jackpot to Oklahoma's entry-level teachers -- and they're not talking about casinos.The starting salary of $26,000 for Las Vegas teachers surpasses most, if not all, Oklahoma districts....
Midcap Stocks: An Enticing Compromise?
NEW YORK -- In the midst of the great Wall Street debate over the relative merits of big stocks vs. small, some analysts think a worthy answer lies in the middle.Most of the so-called midcapitalization, or midcap, stocks haven't soared to the sky-high...
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 Technologies Save Lives but Raise Health Insurance Costs
Managed health care plans and the Medicare program have had some success slowing growth in spending for doctors, hospitals and home care agencies. But managed care has been much less successful reining in spending on new life-enhancing medical devices...
NOAA Names Tarp as PR Coordinator
Keli Pirtle Tarp, director of public relations at the Norman Chamber of Commerce for seven years, has joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as public affairs coordinator. She is responsible for media relations for all four NOAA weather...
Oil Company Confronts Cluster of Brain Tumors
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- It was not until the summer of 1996 that Edward Paschke, a 54-year-old chemist working at the Amoco Research Center here, realized that his life might be in danger.In 1989, a rare form of brain cancer had been found in two researchers...
Reducing the Stress Atmosphere of the Business
Reducing stress doesn't mean eliminating it. Most successful managers react well to stressful situations. Stress pushes them to achieve. Every businessperson has deadlines. Successful people are generally stimulated by deadlines and it actually increases...
Rich Use Cards to Pay IRS, Gain Flier Miles
WASHINGTON -- Would an all-expense-paid ski trip to the Canadian Rockies ease the pain of that income tax bill? How about a few free flights to Paris or Rome?Dozens of wealthy taxpayers are using their credit cards to charge hefty Internal Revenue Service...
State Hog Population Expected to Rise
TULSA (AP) -- With more than 2 million hogs, Oklahoma is the nation's eighth-largest swine producer. And experts expect that number to continue growing.If pending permits are approved, the number of hogs in Oklahoma could increase by 1.24 million, officials...
Succeeding at 33 Mb a Second
GetMore Wireless and Internet is riding the whirlwind, growing from a two-person, one-office operation last year to a three-store business with 14 employees in the Oklahoma City office alone. Within a year, co-owner Gary Duke expects to take his company...
Tax Sting Is Deeper, but Complaints Are Muted
WASHINGTON -- Americans, filling out the last lines of their 1040 forms for Thursday's tax deadline, are paying the highest rate of federal revenues in the nation's peacetime history. Of every $5 generated by the economy last year, slightly more than...
The Point of No (Tax) Return
WASHINGTON -- An estimated 126 million individual income tax forms will be filed with the Internal Revenue Service this year. If you haven't prepared your own, be assured you're not alone: Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin confides that he too seeks help."If...
Third Time Charm?
For the third time in as many years, the Legislature and governor are contending with an important economic issue. This year it is reform of Oklahoma's elementary and secondary education system.Last year it was cutting taxes. In 1997, it was workers...
TMSSequoia Adds Teubner to Board
STILLWATER (JR) -- Russell W. Teubner has been appointed to the board of directors of TMSSequoia.Teubner is the President of Esker S.A., a publicly held software company with international headquarters in Lyon, France, and U.S. headquarters in Stillwater....
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,...
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