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Articles from January 25, 2000

Alternate D Goes Forward
After more than four years of public study, debate and meetings and threatened lawsuits, the final environmental impact study on realignment of Interstate 40 through downtown Oklahoma City may be about ready for completion.The next step is to submit...
Bank One Adds Great Plains' Chief Executive to Its Board
Robert F. Browne has joined the board of directors of Bank One, Oklahoma. He is the chairman of the board and chief executive of the Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Oklahoma City. Browne has headed Great Plains since 1980, when he, together with...
Bringing Music to the Internet
NEW YORK -- Time Warner's merger deals with America Online and EMI were hatched separately, but they both help advance a common goal: bringing music to the Internet. Time Warner's chairman and chief executive, Gerald Levin, has been saying for months...
[ Building Permits.]
These lists of building permits issued by Oklahoma City include those issued for new residential and commercial construction, renovations, swimming pools, elevators and other projects. Permits are listed by number and include owner or contractor, address,...
Clinton Asks Congress to Close Wage Gap between Women, Men
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Clinton appealed Monday to members of Congress to "do the right thing" by closing the wage gap between working women and men. He suggested they could start by approving his $27 million plan to bolster enforcement of equal...
Eastman Kodak's Profits Rise 21%
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Eastman Kodak, benefiting from deep cutbacks in costs and strong film sales worldwide, posted a 21 percent jump in profits in the fourth quarter. The photography company said Monday that, excluding one-time charges and credits,...
Enogex Fuels Increase in Fourth Quarter Income for OGE Energy
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- OGE Energy on Monday said its Enogex unit fueled a 19.1 percent increase in earnings for the fourth quarter.Net income for the quarter totaled $12.2 million, or 16 cents per share, up from $10.2 million, or 13 cents per share, for...
Forbes Lists OU's Business School among Nation's Top 50
The business school at the University of Oklahoma is included among the top 50 nationwide, according to rankings by Forbes magazine. In its Jan. 24 issue, Forbes ranked the schools according to return on the investment students can expect. To calculate...
Higher Product Prices, Reduced Costs Mean Improved Profits for Phillips
BARTLESVILLE (JR) -- Phillips Petroleum on Monday said a surge in oil and gas prices and cost-cutting resulted in sharp increase in earnings for 1999 and the fourth quarter.Net income for the year totaled $609 million, or $2.41 per share, up from $237...
I Miss Those Striped Poles
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) -- Tony Matarazzo swivels around the chair, scissors in hand, and remembers the days when this city of 76,000 had more than 100 barbershops. Today there are fewer than 10, he says. "Fifteen or 20 years from now, you might have...
In Era of Abundance, Eyes Turn to Income Inequality
WASHINGTON -- The drumbeat of good economic news is becoming so familiar that the nation might be excused for taking its prosperity for granted. The United States enjoys the lowest unemployment rate in a generation, stratospheric stock markets, stable...
Insider Trading
Corporate insiders -- officers, directors and direct or beneficial owners of 10 percent or more of a public company's stock - - are required by law to disclose the purchase or sale of securities issued by their corporations. The following listing was...
Interest-Rate Anxiety Leads to Stock Market Slide
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks plunged Monday as optimism about corporate earnings gave way to jitters about rising interest rates and their impact on profit growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 243.54 to close at 11,008.17, its steepest loss since...
Is It a New Economy as Well as a New Century?
NEW YORK -- All the warnings and admonitions have been used to little effect, and all the explanations have been examined and debated without conclusion, while the economy just rolls on. The expansion, which old-school scholars say should have died years...
Latin America Offers State Trade Partner Possibilities
Oklahoma and many Latin American countries have one thing in common -- having to diversify their oil-dependent economies in order to survive.At one time, Rep. Bill Nations, D-Norman, told Latin American representatives attending a meeting of the Joint...
Lawmakers Plan Program to Give Teacher Pay Hikes
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma's legislative leaders announced plans Monday for a program that would provide $3,000 pay raises to public school teachers. The across-the-board teacher pay plan, expected to cost about $170 million, will be the Legislature's...
Mexican Retail Group to Acquire CompUSA
DALLAS (AP) -- CompUSA is being purchased for about $1 billion by Grupo Sanborns, a Mexican retail group that already owns nearly 15 percent of the nation's leading computer retailer. Software giant Microsoft, telelecommunications company SBC Communications...
[ 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,...
Nervous about a Stock Bubble?
Befuddled by the stock market? Don't understand why shares of unprofitable Internet companies are soaring ever higher while shares of old economy titans like General Motors go begging? You have some good company. The man who managed the U.S. economy...
Oklahoma, 18 Other States Sue Publishers Clearing House
Attorney General Drew Edmondson filed a lawsuit against Publishers Clearing House Monday, alleging that the sweepstakes company's promotional activities are deceptive, misleading, have targeted vulnerable consumers and violated Oklahoma law.Oklahoma...
Oneok Votes to Terminate Planned Merger
TULSA (AP) -- The board of directors of Oneok, the parent company of Oklahoma Natural Gas Co., has voted to terminate a planned merger with Southwest Gas Corp. because of financial concerns about the Las Vegas-based company, officials said. A provision...
Sarkeys to Conduct Study for Bulgaria
NORMAN (JR) -- The University of Oklahoma's Sarkeys Energy Center has agreed to conduct a feasibility study for the national oil corporation of Bulgaria.The study will determine options for expanding the Chiren Underground Gas Storage and the establishment...
State Climbs Tax Burden Ladder
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Oklahomans would have paid $1 billion less in state and local taxes and fees in fiscal year 1996 if the state had maintained the same relative tax and fee burden it had in 1977, according to a report issued Monday by the Office...
Take a Chance and Play
My kids say I'm weird. I'm the only person they know whose favorite TV program is Hardball with Chris Matthews, airing nightly at 7 p.m. on CNBC.The constant topic on Matthews' show is politics and I'm hooked and have been since my first exposure as...
[ 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,...
Watts Calls to Reform Tax Usage
If the federal government were more truthful in how tax dollars are spent, more of that money would fly back into Oklahoma.Under the pending Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century, money coming to Oklahoma's airports would triple, said...
[ Wells Completed.]
Received: 1/21/00Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Beaver CountyAnadarko Petroleum Co., Liberal, KS/316-624-6253 -- #2 Blakemore "M" -- n s ne 9-4n-21ecm; TD 7220'; perf. Chester 6536-6670', f/ 216Mcf ...(Recomp....
[ Wells Plugged.]
Received: 1/21/00Reports compiled by county, operator, well name, location, total depth, date plugged and well classification.Beaver CountyArvine Pipe & Supply Co. Inc., Norman -- #1-35 Inez -- e/2 nw 35- 3n-22ecm -- TD 8200' ...12-17-99 (GAS)Chesapeake...
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