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Articles from March 3, 2000

Agency Votes to Keep State Production Limits Same
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has voted unanimously to continue the present limit on gas production from unallocated wells through the second and third quarters.The production limit of the greater of 65 percent of calculated...
Banner Year Expected for OKC Home Sales
Despite a slowdown in home sales last month, Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors President Bruce Holmes is optimistic the residential real estate market will have a "banner year" in 2000."The growth is just phenomenal in Oklahoma City right now...
Board Ponders Allowing Companies to Use Credit Reports to Set Rates
Insurance companies use credit reports when deciding who to sell insurance to, but should they be permitted to use the reports when deciding how much to charge?Deanna Kamp, rate analyst for the State Board for Property and Casualty Rates, told members...
Car Tag Measures Pick Up Speed
A Republican car tag-reduction measure backed by Gov. Frank Keating came out of the House Thursday in near-unrecognizable form - - setting auto tag fees on all vehicles at a flat $10 rather than the stair-stepped approached Rep. Todd Hiett, R-Kellyville,...
Construction Challenges Confront the `Big Dig'
BOSTON -- The Hoover Dam was supposed to cost $155 million and take seven years to build. Turns out, it was cheaper and quicker to tame the Colorado River than most predicted. "It came in at $151 million and they did it in five years. Actually, four...
Contractors Group Names Hixon President
Terry Hixon of Timberlake Construction has been installed as the 2000 president of the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma.He has been with Timberlake since the early 1980s, now holding the executive vice president post.Bill White of Oscar J....
Gauge Indicates Expansion to Continue Well into Year
NEW YORK (AP) -- A key forecasting gauge rose a solid 0.3 percent in January to yet another record high, signaling that the nation's record economic expansion will continue well into the year. The Conference Board said Thursday that its Index of Leading...
House Buries Retail Casket Sales
House members "deep-sixed" an amendment Thursday that would have allowed businesses other than funeral homes to sell caskets."Why is it so wrong to let someone do that?" asked Rep. Carolyn Coleman, R-Moore, who offered the proposal.Coleman's change would...
How Should We Invest Our Retirement Savings?
The baby boom generation has come of age. Boomers are starting to ask responsible questions like, "How should we invest our retirement savings?"The conventional wisdom from financial planners is that individuals should invest heavily in the stock market...
Large Corporations Place Former State Graduates at Helm
So far this year, at least three former students from Oklahoma universities have gotten major positions for large corporations -- all in other states.Two of the executive appointments involved Oklahoma State University graduates who are now CEOs of large...
Let the People Decide Right to Work
America was founded on freedom, but in Oklahoma that freedom doesn't extend into the workplace if you want a job but don't want to belong to a labor union. Under current law, Oklahomans who work for companies where labor unions are present are forced...
[ 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,...
`Most Famous Manmade Landmark' Gets Facelift
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Looking straight up from the Capitol Rotunda's stone floor, the circular white-plastic shape resembles a giant powdered doughnut, its hole framing a painting of George Washington serenely presiding over the heavens. It's a surreal...
MP3 in a Pen?
NEW YORK (NYT) -- Several new audio players have the look and feel of anything but digital technology. The recently released Rome, for example, resembles a cassette tape, a pleasant retro shape for those MP3 users old enough to remember cassette tapes....
[ New Locations.]
Received: 2/29/00Beaver CountyRaydon Exploration Inc.; 9400 N Broadway #400, OKC 73114 (478- 8585); #1-20 SW College; c w/2 nw 20-6n-24ecm; 1320' fsl & 660' fwl; 6500' St. Louis; 2-24-00Haskell CountyHammer Oil Properties Inc.; Box 10144, Enid 73706...
No `Talkies' Here
Good friend Carolyn McPeek Dubiel, a former Oklahoma Cityan now living in New Jersey, occasionally sends us interesting little clippings from The New York Times that have an Oklahoma flavor.A recent one is an intriguing tale about a theater in Hollywood...
Report: Employers Must Increase Hiring of College Grads to Maintain Standing
State employers should experience sharply higher demands for college graduates through this decade, according to a report by the University of Oklahoma Center for Economic and Management Research. If Oklahoma is to stay competitive with national growth...
Senate OKs Bill That Would Offer Incentives for Aircraft Maintenance Plant
The Oklahoma Senate voted 39-2 on Thursday for a bill providing tax incentives to lure an aircraft maintenance plant to the state. Senate Bill 1018 would provide sales tax exemptions for construction facilities and for parts purchased for airline maintenance...
Three Countries Suggest Rise in Crude Production to Ease Concerns
LONDON (AP) -- Three major petroleum-exporting countries recommended a boost in crude oil production Thursday to ease a world shortage and trim the high prices consumers pay for home heating oil and gasoline. But the oil ministers from Saudi Arabia,...
Wall Street Ends Day Mixed
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks were mixed in a volatile session Thursday as investors took profits from a recent rise in technology stocks but continued buying blue chips that were battered last week. Analysts said the market was nervous in advance of Friday's...
[ 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 Plugged.]
Received: 2/28/00Reports compiled by county, operator, well name, location, total depth, date plugged and well classification.Beaver CountyKaiser-Francis Oil Co., Tulsa -- #1-8 Parker -- e/2 e/2 sw 8-2n- 23ecm -- TD 7871' ...8-30-99 (GAS)Blaine CountyMarathon...