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Articles from January 3, 2000

[ Business World.]
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.Jan. 3Rose State CollegeSmall Business Development Center "Oklahoma Business Registration & Tax Workshop,"...
City Deal Takes Parent from Oil to Telecommunications
Black Giant Oil of Cisco, Texas, has acquired 40 percent of the licenses, contracts and revenues of the retail cellular telephone, pager and wireless communications operations and services of Getmore Communications of Oklahoma City.Getmore's principals,...
Directing the Cutting Edge
Bill Sibley has become head of the state's technology agency at a propitious time.As products and discoveries, manufacturing techniques and processes and basic research itself change rapidly, Sibley's agency will be at the forefront.Sibley, formally...
E-Companies Take New Approach to Employee Dating
Many young people at Internet and high technology start-ups now use the workplace as a launching pad to find love. Not content with redefining other aspects of workplace culture, dot-com companies, often populated by the young and dedicated, are throwing...
Finding a Business Lawyer
Finding a business lawyer isn't the same as finding a general practitioner who is a good guy and can handle your personal injury case or do a will. You need a specialist in business law, and so here are some things to look for in a business lawyer.Of...
Governing Thoughts for the 21st Century
As 2000 begins, most Oklahomans accept as routine events and occurrences undreamed of at the century's beginning. Changes in the nation and in Oklahoma during the 20th century far exceeded even the wildest ideas of early day boomers and sooners.When...
Management Tips: Staffing and Hiring
Too often, business owners hire an employee based on an immediate need. Hiring the wrong person is costly for any business, especially a small business. Small businesses have limited resources and depend much more on their staff. There's very little...
Mardi Gras Honorees
Four Oklahoma women will be honored for their outstanding philanthropic efforts in the areas of culture, business and philanthropy by the Oklahoma City University Societies at the 13th annual Mardi Gras Ball on Feb. 26 at the Northwest Expressway Marriott....
Marketing on a Tight Budget
NEW YORK -- As if starting a business weren't hard enough, what with getting financing and hiring employees, there's also the monumental task of advertising and promoting your product or service, something you're probably trying to do on a tight budget....
[ 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,...
Patents Considered Vital to Thrive on the Internet
NEW YORK (NYT) -- How important will intellectual property be in the new economy? "Excruciatingly important," said Glover Ferguson, co-director of the electronic commerce program at Anderson Consulting. A case in point is the victory that the online...
Record Number of Telecom Mergers, Acquisitions Foreshadow Big Changes
NEW YORK (AP) -- The revolution in the telecommunications industry created a surge of mergers and acquisitions in 1999 that is changing the way people live and work. MCI WorldCom, AT&T, Vodafone, SBC, and Qwest all announced or completed huge transactions...
Rise of Internet Changes Role of PCs
NEW YORK (NYT) -- In 1999 it became fashionable to predict the end of the PC era. At the vast Comdex personal computer trade show in Las Vegas in November, the buzz seemed to be about everything but the personal computer. There was hype about Web pads...
Rocky Outlook for Genetically Engineered Crops
NEW YORK (NYT) -- Agribusiness leaders are as confident as ever that the need to feed a growing world population makes it both essential and inevitable that biotechnology will play a central role in 21st-century farming. But for now it looks like the...
Sooners Form Association to Tout Highway 33
CUSHING, Okla. (AP) -- It will never be as widely known as Route 66, but backers of Oklahoma 33 think their "road less traveled" has plenty to offer to tourists. Chamber of commerce and civic leaders along the route from Sapulpa to Watonga have banded...
Technologies of the Future
A 1986 investment of $20,000 in Microsoft is worth $3 million today. Likewise, small investments just a couple of years ago in aol.com, amazon.com, ebay.com, and garage.com have yielded unprecedented returns. I and countless other dreamers wish we could...
Television in the Next Century
HOLLYWOOD (NYT) -- The year is 2025. You're watching the World Series on television. The son of Derek Jeter is at bat, and Darryl Strawberry's heir is in the on-deck circle. You're holding a remote- control device. Click. You call up Jeter's batting...
The Challenge before Us: It's a Perception Thing
For the past week, we have tried to outline and project the focus of commerce and its effect on our lives in the next few years.As any millennialist should, I have recollections and forecasts about my own business. As a columnist, I have opinions about...
The History of Mankind: Past, Present and Future
For me, and I assume for most of you -- since whatever I'm thinking, so too is the nation -- it was difficult to know exactly what to celebrate on Dec. 31, 1999. Do I celebrate the end of the year, the end of the 20th century or the end of the millennium?...
The Marketing Envelope for 2000, Please
Predicting the marketing landscape for 2000 and beyond is as slippery a process as grasping quicksilver. Too much change and happening too fast to make any sense of it. The Internet will unquestionably be one of the major determinants of how we buy and...
Timepiece for 20,000 Millenniums
BOULDER, Colo. (NYT) -- Another holiday, another gift watch. Wednesday, the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology gave a more accurate timepiece to the world. A new atomic clock, the NIST F-1, is now the primary frequency...
Trials of the Century, from Scopes to Simpson
A jostling mob of journalists swarmed the courthouse. Photographers snapped away. This murder trial would be "reported to the ends of the civilized globe," one paper said. The defendant was a millionaire. The motive was jealous rage. The crime was bloody....
U.S. Auto Executives Expect Internet Car Purchases to Rise
JACKSON, Mich. (NYT) -- When a customer calls Extreme Dodge here, the dealership's caller identification system instantly brings up on a sales representative's computer screen the customer's sales and service record, along with a photo of the customer...
[ 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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