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Articles from July 2, 2001

Brunswick Sells Zebco Division
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Brunswick Corp. said Friday it has sold its Zebco fishing reel division to privately held W.C. Bradley Co. of Columbus, Ga., for an undisclosed price. The sale comes one year after Brunswick announced plans to get out of the...
[ 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.July 2University of Central OklahomaSmall Business Development Center"Charting Your Course For New Business"...
Commentary: Oklahoma Tax Reform: New and Hidden Taxes
From a political standpoint a gross receipts tax to replace the state income tax has several advantages. It is little wonder legislative leaders are looking favorably in its direction in the currently pending tax reform discussion. A single, broad-based...
Defending McVeigh
The government spent $13.8 million in public funds to defend Timothy McVeigh on charges he killed 168 people and injured hundreds more in the 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch,...
Delayed Reaction to Interest Rate Cut a Reminder of Market's Woes
NEW YORK -- An interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve is usually cause for celebration on Wall Street. But investors had to sleep on it before rallying the day after the Fed's sixth such move of the year. Analysts weren't surprised by the initially...
Following a Dream
It was back in 1990 that Dr. Jack Van Doren Hough told me about his dream of placing a "tiny electromagnetic device" in the middle ear, where "most hearing impairment problems are located."Hough, who was my mother's ear doctor for nearly 40 years, already...
It Is a Matter of Perspective
Occasionally I am reminded of the old story about perspective involving three men who were blind. Each tried to give his interpretation of an elephant based on feel alone.One of the three men was touching the elephant's leg and proclaimed, "An elephant...
Lacking Legislation, Campaign Contributions Will Not Increase in Okla
A State Ethics Commission rule increasing limitations on campaign contributions from political parties will not go into effect as scheduled on July 1 due to lack of legislative action on a statute needed to mirror the change, the commission was told...
[ 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,...
OKC Radio Station, Sprint Create Remote Broadcast
Armed with the latest technology and broadband service, officials with Clear Channel and Sprint teamed up to create something that's never been tried before in Oklahoma: the 100 percent remote- controlled radio station.When officials with Clear Channel,...
Preparing Our Work Force for the Future ... Today
As business people, we know that to succeed in today's economy we must be on top of the latest in technology and trends. Success and basic survival require it.But are we doing what it takes to keep our employees up to speed as well? Are we providing...
Rabon: Keating Veto Means Less Money for Some Schools
One of Gov. Frank Keating's final vetoes of the 2001 legislative session will mean that some school districts will have smaller budgets, Sen. Jeff Rabon, D-Hugo, said Friday.Senate Bill 496 would have required the State Board of Education to restore...
Remote-Controlled Radio
Armed with the latest technology and broadband service, officials with Clear Channel and Sprint teamed up to create something that's never been tried before in Oklahoma: the 100 percent remote- controlled radio station.When officials with Clear Channel,...
Rule to Increase Campaign Contributions Put on Hold
A State Ethics Commission rule increasing limitations on campaign contributions from political parties will not go into effect as scheduled on July 1 due to lack of legislative action on a statute needed to mirror the change, the commission was told...
Saying %$#@&+ at Work
MILWAUKEE (NYT) -- Several years ago, Carl Jaskolski and a few employees he supervised at a Milwaukee social services agency put a quarter into a "cussing jar" every time they swore. His weekly contribution averaged $3. But today, Jaskolski, a specialist...
SST Development Receives Research Grant
STILLWATER (JR) -- SST Development Group has been awarded a $275,000 Phase II Small Business Innovative Research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.The Stillwater-based software development and information services company received the grant...
State Energy Policy among Study Issues
Of the record 168 House interim studies and 10 Senate studies approved thus far, two dozen or so will impact business and industry, some directly, others -- such as a comprehensive tax study -- only to the extent that their subject areas affect business...
Tax Reform: New and Hidden Taxes
From a political standpoint a gross receipts tax to replace the state income tax has several advantages. It is little wonder legislative leaders are looking favorably in its direction in the currently pending tax reform discussion. A single, broad-based...
UroCor Agrees to Pay $9 Million to Settle Claims
An agreement has been approved for UroCor Inc. to pay the United States $9 million to resolve claims that the company improperly charged Medicare and other federal health programs for certain tests it performed.Four individuals filed separate complaints...
Warning: Forecasts May Reduce Your Wealth
The slowdown drags on, but with each passing day, most of the nation's forecasters stick stubbornly to their optimism, as if the tottering economy requires a particularly vigorous whistling past the graveyard. The great majority predict that the economy...
[ 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,...
Williams Communications to Cut Jobs
TULSA (AP) -- Plans to cut as much as 10 percent of the work force should help Williams Communications Group survive the current shakeout in telecom companies, analysts say. Williams announced last week that it would cut fewer than 500 positions from...

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