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Articles from April 21, 1997

Alternative Minimum Tax May Not Work
Nearly 2,400 of the Americans with the highest incomes paid no federal income taxes in 1993, up from just 85 individuals and couples in 1977, the latest available information from the Internal Revenue Service shows.While the number of Americans who make...
Analysts Doubt Labor Pullback Will Stay Fed
WASHINGTON -- This week's signs of a pullback in U.S. labor and housing markets won't be enough to convince investors that Federal Reserve policymakers will hold their fire on May 20.An expected rise in new claims for state unemployment benefits and...
Analysts Foresee Quarterly Increase in Profits for Disney
BURBANK, Calif. (Bloomberg) -- Walt Disney Co.'s fiscal second quarter earnings will soar on higher theme park attendance, merchandise tied to 101 Dalmations and increased cable-TV ad sales, analysts said.Earnings will be 46 cents a share for the quarter...
Business Calendar
Information for the Business Calendar should be sent to Jim Powell, The Journal Record, P.O. Box 26370, OKC, 73126-0370, or by fax to 278-2890. April 21-23Dept. of Environmental Quality Three day "Lead Based Paint Inspector Course," 8 a.m.-5 p.m.,...
BUSINESSWorld
Put out that light!WASHINGTON (NYT) -- More airlines are banning smoking on all their flights. United Airlines and American Airlines said they would prohibit smoking on July 1, joining airlines such as Continental and Delta that have already instituted...
Capitol Business
Now the real work begins! House and Senate calendars were cleared of all bills last week except those in conference committees, or waiting consideration of amendments by the opposite house. Some key measures were sent to the governor, while others failed...
Corporation Commission
(CD75425R)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001704 Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma. Applicant: MCNIC Oil & Gas Midcontinent, Inc. Relief Sought: Location Exception. Legal Description: Section 33, Township 5 North, Range 9 West,...
Corporation Commission
(CD75427G)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001674 Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma. Applicant: Barrett Resources Corporation. Relief Sought: Spacing. Legal Description: Section 5 and the S 1/2 of Section 5, Township 7 North,...
Corporation Commission
(CD75438J)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001654 Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma. Applicant: Andrew Abarr. Relief Sought: Vacation of Order No. 397 750. Legal Description: Section 6, Township 22 North, Range 12 West, Major...
Corporation Commission
(CD75445J)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001739 Before the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma. Applicant: Continental Resources, Inc. Relief Requested: Pooling. Legal Description: E/2 NE/4 of Section 24, Township 21 North, Range 10 West, Major County,...
Corporation Commission
(CD75443G)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001710 Before the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma. Applicant: Vastar Resources, Inc. Relief Sought: Vacate a 320-Acre Drilling and Spacing Unit and Establish 160-Acre Drilling and Spacing Units. Legal Description:...
Corporation Commission
(CD75428G)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001672 Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma. Applicant: Barrett Resources Corporation. Relief Sought: Location Exception. Legal Description: Section 26, Township 8 North, Range 18 West...
Corporation Commission
(CD75429G)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001673 Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma. Applicant: Barrett Resources Corporation. Relief Sought: Pooling. Legal Description: Section 26, Township 8 North, Range 18 West of the IM,...
Corporation Commission
(CD75442G)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001711 Before the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma. Applicant: Vastar Resources, Inc. Relief Sought: Pooling: Legal Description: NE/4 of Section 27, Township 4 North, Range 3 West, Garvin County, Oklahoma....
Corporation Commission
(CD75417R)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001667 Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma. Applicant: MCNIC Oil & Gas Midcontinent, Inc. Relief Sought: Increased Density. Legal Description: Section 8, Township 24 North, Range 18 West,...
Corporation Commission
(CD75419R)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001668 Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma. Applicant: MCNIC Oil & Gas Midcontinent, Inc. Relief Sought: Location Exception. Legal Description: Section 8, Township 24 North, Range 18...
Corporation Commission
(CD75444J)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001740 Before the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma. Applicant: Continental Resources, Inc. Relief Requested: Well Location Exception. Legal Description: E/2 NE/4 of Section 24, Township 21 North, Range 10...
Corporation Commission
(CD75418R)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001717 Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma. Applicant: MCNIC Oil & Gas Midcontinent, Inc. Relief Sought: Increased Density. Legal Description: Section 33, Township 5 North, Range 9 West,...
Corporation Commission
(CD75426G)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001671 Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma. Applicant: Amoco Production Company. Relief Sought: Location Exception. Legal Description: Section 28, Township 15 North, Range 23 West of...
Corporation Commission
(CD75439G)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001714 Before the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma. Applicant: Vastar Resources, Inc. Relief Sought: Well Location Exception. Legal Description: SE/4 of Section 27, Township 4 North, Range 3 West, Garvin...
Corporation Commission
(CD75450R)NOTICE OF HEARINGCause CD No. 970 001748 Before the Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma. Applicant: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. Relief Sought: Increased Density. Legal Description: Section 7, Township 24 North, Range 19 West of...
Crude Oil Futures, Spot Prices Up
Crude oil prices rose Friday on technical trading and reports that several Canadian pipelines supplying U.S. refineries were taken off- line.Light, sweet crude oil for May delivery gained 49 cents to $19.91 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Spot...
Edmond Yields High-Tech Products
Silicon Valley may be thousands of miles away, but Oklahoma City's own "silicon suburb" of Edmond was the site Friday for two major product release announcements by Edmond-based companies.The first was from Applied Intelligence Group, which launched...
Electronic Discovery Proves Effective Legal Weapon
They're hiding in hard drives and lurking in archival tapes by the billions -- a universe of e-mail, draft documents and phone-mail messages. Deleted or not, chances are good that if it ever was saved, it still exists in retrievable form, waiting for...
Ergonomics: What on Earth Does It Mean?
It's a word you hear a lot in the workplace these days and it affects your safety, health, productivity and comfort on the job.Do you have an ergonomic workplace? Is your work station ergonomically sound? Are your employees working in an ergonomically...
Greetings from a Flamingo
People are always trying to find new ways to express a sentiment for a special day for a special friend.Greeting card companies figured that out long ago. Western Union also used it as a sideline to bring in more money with singing telegrams to convey...
Horizontal Wells Boost Unocal's Indonesia Gross Oil Production
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Unocal Corp.'s successful horizontal well drilling program in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, now accounts for more than 30,000 barrels per day of oil production."Horizontal wells have been an important tool in increasing the reserves,...
If You're on the Internet, Whose Laws Govern Your Behavior?
NEW YORK -- Sarah Vaughan sang at the Blue Note. So did Johnny Cash. But while Vaughan was in New York for her performance, Cash did his gig in Columbia, Mo., at the nation's other Blue Note.And while the world of jazz, blues and rock can accommodate...
Independent to Head State's Oldest Petroleum Association
The Oklahoma Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association on Friday chose Bruce M. Bell, CEO of Post Oak Oil Co., Oklahoma City, to chair the association during the coming year.Conrad Joseph, vice president Mid-Continent Region, OXY USA, Tulsa, was one of three...
Law Graduates Achieve 82 Percent Pass Rate in February Bar Exam
Law school graduates who sat for the bar exam in February can heave a huge sigh of relief -- at least 82 percent of them -- as the results are in.Of the 170 who took the test, 139 passed. Initial results were released April 11, but the Oklahoma Bar...
Liberty Bancorp Earnings Jump 29.9%
Liberty Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported a 29.9 percent increase in net income for the first quarter.Net income for the quarter totaled $7.86 million, or 78 cents per share, compared with net income of $6.05 million, or 61 cents per share, for the first...
Military Spinoffs Give Trucking Industry Boost
DENVER -- The nation's major trucking fleets haul toward the 21st century with a host of high-tech military spinoffs designed to make their $165 billion-a-year industry more efficient and profitable.The big diesel tractor-trailer rigs are becoming more...
Mine Department Studying Ways to Reduce Indirect Costs
The Oklahoma Department of Mines is beginning a study on how to reduce the indirect costs used in determining the amount of bond required for a company to receive an operating permit, Director James Hamm has reported to the Oklahoma Mining Commission.The...
Miscellaneous
(MS75449G)SOLICITATION FOR BIDSSealed proposals will be received by the Board of Education, Mid- Del Public Schools, District No. I-52 at the Board Room of the Superintendent, located at 7217 Southeast 15th Street, Midwest City, Oklahoma, for the following...
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,...
Motion Docket for Oklahoma County District Court
Motion Docketfor 04/23/97Hon. David M. Harbour 09:00 FD-90-1095 -- Walcher Gregory A (Freeman, Jack L) vs. Walcher Rhonda Renee; Motion to Mdify Support. Hon. Clinton Dennis 09:00 FD-90-541 -- Simmons Sharron Wright (Whitten Jr, Hal S) vs. Randle Harvey...
New Cases before the District Court
Filed 4-16-97CivilCJ-97-2585 -- Hoover Myrtle Clarice by Herbe vs. Southwestern Bank and Trust; Alleged Breach Agree-contract; Thompson, Robert Coleman Atty; Assg Division D-7 Civil - Carolyn R. Ricks. CJ-97-2586 -- Patterson Cal Ray vs. Bonn Sounantha;...
Oklahoma County Clerk: Quit Claim Deeds
QUIT CLAIM DEEDSReceived 4/17/97Sales Price Computed from Revenue Stamps. B 7053 P 279 -- Earl Self et ux to Marland Wigley, Sls Pr. $, pt L19 B20 Roger Givens Southwest Addn, OKC. B 7053 P 475 -- Lois E. Torres to George R. Torres, Sls Pr. $, L1 B2...
Oklahoma County Clerk: State Tax Liens
STATE TAX LIENSReceived 4/17/97B 7053 P 333 -- Par's Motorcycle Supply Inc, $337. B 7053 P 331 -- Sooner Dance Club, $409. B 7053 P 331 -- Super Bingo, $409. B 7053 P 319 -- Silver Cloud Investment LLC, $1,106. B 7053 P 327 -- Silver Cloud Investment...
Pleadings & Filings
Civil Filings for 04/17/97CJ-85-1863 -- McKinney Stringer & Webster vs. Farha Fred M et al; Execution Returned/Rec 4-11 Found No Prop Belongin.CJ-85-6769 -- Hunter Jerry vs. Echols M Eileen et al; Brief in Support of Defts Motion to Quash Motion T. CJ-87-13730...
Probate
(PR75451J)NOTICE OF HEARINGPETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND FOR JUDICIAL DETERMINATION OF HEIRS Case No. P-97-598-56 In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma. In the Matter of the Estate of Margery E. Koch, deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY...
Probate
(PR75447G)ORDER FOR HEARINGPETITION TO SELL REAL PROPERTY Case No. P-96-1096 In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma. In the Matter of the Estate of Willie Lorraine Horaney, Deceased. It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court...
Seagate Promotes Two in OKC
Seagate Technology has promoted two Oklahoma City employees.Ken Davidson has been named senior vice president of worldwide customer service. He started with Seagate in 1989 as vice president of finance and has over 25 years experience in the data storage...
Secretaries Savor More Skills, Not Sweets
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tell Lisa Passantino the word "secretary," which conjures an image of a bouffant blonde in a sweater, and she may tail you with a staple gun.Send flowers to Jackie McQueary on Secretaries Day and she may squeeze the pollen up your...
Southern Fortunes Hinge on Bridging the Skills Gap
ATLANTA -- In Gwinnett County, a cleaning service manager, desperate for employees, is offering $200 cash bonuses to attract workers. "No Nights! No Weekends! No Holidays! Insurance and benefits," read the recent help-wanted ad. It emphasized: "Paid...
Students Give Colleges a Try Via Web Site
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A new Web site could be the answer for students who are considering going to college in Oklahoma but don't have the time to make a lot of campus visits.The Web site by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education allows high school...
Supreme Court Rules UMB Can Keep $4 Million Collected for Bad Checks
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court last week let stand an appeals court ruling that said a bank, seeking to collect on bad checks, didn't have to stand in line with unsecured creditors during bankruptcy proceedings.America's highest court refused to consider...
Taming the Tax-Fed Creature of Body Politic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Welcome to the end of another tax ordeal. If expert calculations are accurate, individuals and businesses spent more than 5 billion hours discharging their tax obligations.There's gotta be a better way.It wasn't always like this....
Tips for Security-Minded Travelers
Over the next few weeks I will offer travel tips on security issues. Whether at home or abroad, crime is an inescapable fact of life. Traveling wisely is the best defense. Before you leave home: If you have a car, leave it in the driveway. It warns would-be...
Trial Docket for the Okla. District Court, Criminal Motion Docket
Criminal Hearing DocketFor 04/23/97Hon. Charles G. Humble 09:00 CF-97-244 -- State vs. Sneed Justin Blayne AKA; Hearing. CF-97-244 -- State vs. Glossip Richard Eugene AKA; Hearing. Hon. David Harbour 09:00 CF-96-8305 -- State vs. Cline Deborah Lea AKA;...
Trial Docket for the Okla. District Court, Forcible Entry & Detainer Docket
Forcible Entry & Detainer DocketF.E.D. -- Master CalendarApril 23, 1997 09:00 A.M. Special SC-OK-97-6689 -- K C Ventures vs. Shepard Tracy. SC-OK-97-7206 -- Silver David vs. Murry Kateia. SC-OK-97-7221 -- Paseo plus LLC vs. Cunningham Lavonda. SC-OK-97-7223...
U.S., State Rig Counts Decline Again
Declines in exploration activity for Oklahoma and Texas helped the nation's rig count continue its downward slide for the week ended Friday, according to a Houston survey.The U.S. count totaling 885 was down 28 from the previous week -- the largest one-week...
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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