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Articles from April 12, 2000

Ackerman to Gain Induction into Academy of Achievements Awards
Ray Ackerman, chairman emeritus of Ackerman McQueen, who was honored with the Dean A. McGee Award by Downtown Now last month, will be honored again by induction into the Academy of Achievements Awards dinner this month.Sponsored by the Sales and Marketing...
Aetna U.S. Healthcare Settles Suit with Texas
DALLAS (AP) -- Health insurer Aetna U.S. Healthcare settled a lawsuit with Texas Tuesday, promising to give doctors more power over medical treatments and removing financial incentives for doctors to limit care. Officials said they hoped the deal would...
Athletes Flock to Eye Surgery to Boost Performance
NEW YORK (AP) -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Greg Maddux had laser surgery to correct his vision last July. He won nine of his next 10 games. Tiger Woods had the operation last October. He won his next six PGA tournaments. Coincidence? No one knows for sure,...
Census 2000 Not That Nosy, Just Lazy
It has become commonplace to gripe about the census. Invasion of privacy is the most used depiction. Actually, the census doesn't ask you much that it doesn't already know. Americans have been coping with one of two forms of Census 2000 response: the...
College Savings Plan Program Kicks off This Week
State Treasurer Robert Butkin knows that a college education is an important factor in raising Oklahoma's personal income level.The economics are compelling. On average, Butkin said, a college degree will add $1.2 million to lifetime earnings."Nothing...
Crude Prices Rebound
NEW YORK (AP) -- Slumping crude oil prices showed new life Tuesday, rebounding off five-month lows after the International Energy Agency said OPEC must increase production again this year in order to keep inventories from dwindling dangerously low. Oil...
Family Violence Topic of Upcoming AMA Conference
Members of the American Medical Association's National Advisory Council on Family Violence will convene Friday and Saturday at the Clarion Conference Center. They represent some 40 states' specialty medical societies and several collaborating members,...
GOP Undermining of Census a Shameful Hustle
The demagoguery against the census reached a new low last week when the U.S. Senate adopted a resolution in effect telling Americans just to skip any census questions they don't feel like answering and assuring them they won't be prosecuted, fined or...
Hospital Sells Used Scrubs to Seekers of E.R. Chic
HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) -- Intent on confining cuts to the operating room, Holyoke Hospital will sell you the very shirt off its doctors' backs. The little hospital is selling its used -- but sanitized -- scrubs as leisure wear to those who crave comfort...
Hospitals Push Physicians for More Productivity
BOSTON (NYT) -- Trying to boost their drooping revenue, Boston's elite teaching hospitals are telling their top-notch doctors they must see more patients and bring in more money. Some hospitals are even hitting those who fail to do so where it hurts:...
Johnson's Biggest Challenge
If only his father had been there, it would have been like a script written for the Duke.When Maj. Gen. Charles L. Johnson II assumed command of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base Tuesday, he paid homage to his father, his...
Little Giant Pump Names Heidebrecht President
Norman Heidebrecht has been appointed president of Little Giant Pump Co. Heidebrecht replaces Gabe Zablatnik who is retiring after 38 years with the Oklahoma City-based company.Heidebrecht has been with Little Giant since 1962."The last five years have...
LSB Industries Posts Net Loss of $49.8 Million for `99
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- LSB Industries on Tuesday reported a net loss of $49.8 million for 1999.The Oklahoma City-based company had a net loss of $1.9 million for 1998.After deducting $3.2 million of preferred stock dividends, the net loss applicable to...
Ma Brady's New Home Catches On
NEW YORK (NYT) -- Sitting in their cozy Later Today kitchen set, Jodi Applegate, Florence Henderson and Asha Blake are doing what they do best: goofing off. It's 10:05 a.m. The gabby trio just finished taping their daytime series. Now it's time to tape...
[ 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,...
NASDAQ Tumbles on Biotech Weakness
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Nasdaq Composite index fell sharply Tuesday, wiping out all of its gains for the year as volatile biotechnology stocks became the latest high-tech segment to falter. Blue-chip issues benefited once again from the technology slump,...
[ New Locations.]
Received: 4/10/00Custer CountyWard Petroleum Corp.; Box 1187, Enid 73702 (580-234-3229); #1- 11 Schidler; c se 11-15n-14w; 1320' fsl & 1320' fwl; 10,800' Springer; 4-15-00Grady CountyLariat Petroleum Inc.; 15 W Sixth St. #1100, Tulsa 74119 (918-...
Senators Block Vote on Right to Work
It was all over but the shoutin', and in the end, there wasn't even any of that as state senators voted 23-24 Tuesday to block a vote on right to work.Under an agreement between the Democratic leadership on one side and Republicans and Lt. Gov. Mary...
Shift in S&P 500 Index Makeup Is Significant to Fund Investors
NEW YORK -- Investors who thought they were being conservative by putting their money into slow but steady mutual funds that track the performance of the S&P 500 index may be in for a surprise. In the space of a few short years, as investors have bid...
Some Doctors Admit Deceiving Insurance to Help out Patients
CHICAGO (AP) -- More than a third of doctors surveyed nationwide admit deceiving insurance companies to help patients get the care they need. Their tactics include: exaggerating the severity of an illness to help patients avoid being sent home early...
Spring Computer Trade Show Focuses on Business Side of Internet Commerce
CHICAGO (AP) -- You may Yahoo and you might be amazed with Amazon.com's bargains, but the biggest business on the Internet today is business itself. While Web sites aimed at consumers have gotten the attention over the past few years, online business-to-business...
State Coalition Seeks Investigation of American Farm Bureau Federation
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A coalition of Oklahoma environmental groups called on Congress Tuesday to investigate the American Farm Bureau Federation following the release of a report critical of the nonprofit group's opposition to wildlife and environmental...
U.S. Energy Forecaster Charts Flow of Oil Prices
WASHINGTON -- Dispatched to Florida during the fuel-starved summer of 1979 to coordinate President Jimmy Carter's re-election effort there, Jay E. Hakes learned firsthand about the volatile mix of high gasoline prices and politics. "When I got down there,...
[ 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: 4/10/00Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Beaver CountyBarby Energy Corp., Woodward/580-256-8114 -- #2 Otto Barby -- w/ 2 e/2 w/2 5-4n-26e; TD 7860'; perf. Miss Chester 7030-8' -- abandoned; Council Grove...
[ Wells Spudded.]
Received: 4/7/00The following list is compiled by county, operator, well name and location.Beaver CountyLariat Petroleum Inc., Tulsa -- #3-29 Seese -- e/2 w/2 ne 29-3n- 24ecmMarlin Oil Corp., OKC -- #1 Jordan -- w/2 ne nw 17-3n-28ecmNadel & Gussman,...
Who Wants to Parody Millionaire? There Is No Final Answer
A contestant on the Comedy Central game show Win Ben Stein's Money was recently asked this question: "For $1, what is your first name?" As Ben Stein, dressed as Regis Philbin, stood by, the contestant, named Joe, was offered these choices: (a) Santa...
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