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Articles from January 29, 1999

5 Firms Receive Family Business of the Year Awards
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Five winners were announced Thursday of the first Oklahoma Family Business of the Year Awards.The winners were selected from more than 35 entries and the awards were presented at Oklahoma State University's Family Business Forum...
A Historic Multipurpose Rehab
Most historic cavalry forts are now little more than dust, but not Fort Reno. Not only are a majority of its buildings still intact, a few have found new purpose under ongoing renovation projects. Federal, state and local authorities hope to give the...
Annual Byliners Awards Dinner to Honor 6 Women
Six women will be recognized at the 41st annual Byliners Awards dinner Thursday at the Petroleum Club.The dinner is sponsored by and benefits the Association for Women in Communications, Oklahoma City Chapter. Reservations are $40 per person and may...
Business Sense at Sundance -- a Mega-Deal That Wasn't
PARK CITY, Utah -- Has Sundance gone sane on us?Consider that the makers of Happy, Texas, a comedy that generated the most interest by movie buyers at the annual Sundance Film Festival, turned down a reported $10 million and settled for the third-highest...
Business World
High-tech help wantedNEW YORK (AP) -- The strong market for executives should remain healthy throughout the first half of this year, according to Management Recruiters International, an employment search firm. The company surveyed 3,800 managers across...
Five Trammell Crow Leaders Form Own Firm
AUSTIN -- The leaders of Austin's biggest commercial real estate company -- including its regional president -- will leave the company March 1 with plans to start their own firm.Bryce Miller, Jeff Newberg, Andy Pastor, David Roche and Kirk Rudy -- five...
Fleming Ruling May Reshape `Poison Pill' Takeover Defenses
OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma state supreme court decision against Fleming could force more companies to put their "poison pill" takeover defenses up for shareholder votes.The Oklahoma State Supreme Court told the U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver Wednesday...
Ford Seeks Acquisition of Volvo Car Division
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford will pay $6.4 billion for Volvo's car division, speeding consolidation in the global auto industry and expanding Ford's premium brands. Built to last, Volvo cars represent safety to many Americans and Europeans.The acquisition...
Judge Orders Release of E-Mail
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The judge who will decide the Microsoft antitrust trial ordered the company on Thursday to surrender a contested e-mail that threatens to undermine one of its legal arguments.The internal e-mail from a software engineer in October...
Kerr-McGee Profits Cut by Low Oil, Gas Prices
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Kerr-McGee on Thursday reported a decrease in net income for 1998 as lower oil and gas prices cut earnings by $100 million.Net income for the year was $50 million, or $1.06 per share, down from $194 million, or $4.04 per share,...
Mansion at Waterford Leasing Activity Strong
The new $12 million luxury retirement community known as The Mansion at Waterford began leasing last week to brisk activity. According to Charles S. Givens, who developed the 106-unit property, about 20 leases have been signed in just a two-day period.Located...
Manufacturing Orders Surge as Wage Growth Slows Down
WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) -- U.S. manufacturers orders surged in December and 1998 ended with little evidence of rising labor costs, signs that the economy's dream-team combination of vigorous growth and low inflation should continue this year.Orders to...
Modern Society's Big Production: Incredible Numbers
NEW YORK -- Do you get the feeling of late that the way the dollar bill is passed around doesn't make much sense, at least when measured by the standards in vogue when you were growing up?Be assured you aren't alone. And no, not all the events that bring...
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,...
NAFTA at 5: Is Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five years after the United States, Canada and Mexico entered into a new trade alliance, whether the North American Free Trade Agreement is a boon or a burden generally depends on who's evaluating it.The Clinton administration lobbied...
NASDAQ Index Closes at Record
NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose Thursday for the third time in four days, fueled by an Internet acquisition, a stock split by Intel and stronger-than-expected profit from America Online."People are still aggressive buyers of technology stocks,"...
Native American Cultural Center Designers Selected
The board of directors of the Native American Cultural and Educational Authority on Thursday selected the team of Blair Hornbeek Larson Architects of Edmond and Johnson Fain Partners of Los Angeles to design the Native American Cultural Center.The complex...
New BankAmerica Restores Previous Leadership Succession
The new BankAmerica restored the executive pecking order that existed before it bought the old Bank of America, giving retail banking chief Kenneth Lewis back his title of president. As the No. 2 executive of the North Carolina bank, Lewis returns to...
Officials Consider Renovations at OU's Lloyd Noble Center
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- University of Oklahoma officials are considering adding as many as 5,000 seats to Lloyd Noble Center as they contemplate significant renovations to the 19-year-old building. "Every seat in the Lloyd Noble Center is a great seat,...
Sheffield Inn Purchased
S & R Enterprises has bought the 40-unit Sheffield Inn at 7301 SE 29 St. for $400,000 from Mihir Investments.Constructed in 1983, the 16,418-square-foot property is in good condition, according to county records. The local investment group has no immediate...
Special, Regular Sessions Merge
Next week the Oklahoma Legislature will meet in concurrent special and regular sessions, an unusual but not unheard of turn of events.The last time it occurred was in the last week of May 1995, the final week of the regular session, when the two houses...
Syntroleum Posts Quarterly Net Loss
TULSA (JR) -- Syntroleum Thursday reported a loss for 1998 of $11.71 million, or 46 cents per share.That compares to a loss of $9.61 million, or 40 cents per share, for the full year 1997.Revenues for the year more than doubled to $4.48 million from...
The Integrity Triad
In a recent issue of Priorities magazine, author and speaker Dr. Denis Waitley shared three important principles he called the Integrity Triad:* Stand firmly for your convictions in the face of personal pressure.* Always give others credit that is rightfully...
U.S. Legislation Offers Relief for Oil Producers
WASHINGTON -- Oil state senators and industry representatives called on the Clinton administration and Congress to intervene Thursday and help the oil industry survive the most severe economic downturn in decades."If we do nothing, things are going to...
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,...
Yahoo to Acquire GeoCities in Stock Transaction
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Bloomberg) -- Yahoo will buy GeoCities for $3.9 billion in stock, giving the world's biggest Internet search service more than 3.5 million customers with personal Web pages.The offer valued GeoCities at $124.45 a share, or a 66 percent...
Ziegfeld Follies Girl Returns in Uniform
How many women can fit into garments they first wore when they were 14? Especially if they're now in their 90s? Or, how many women who were in dance recitals when they were 14 could still fit into the costumes they wore then? Especially if they're in...
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