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Articles from August 28, 2001

A New Name, a New Market
Due to its business plan, which aims for annual double-digit growth, Oklahoma City-based GuarantyFirst Bank is expanding into Texas.As a result, GuarantyFirst, formerly Guaranty Bank, has become Americrest Bank, even if the company is still in the process...
Budget Battle Brews
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The sour economy and President Bush's tax cut will force the government to tap $9 billion in Social Security reserves this year, congressional analysts concluded in a report Monday, igniting a bitter political fight over the dwindling...
Chickasha Lands Molding Plastics Plant
Cal Am Manufacturing will build a 20,000-square-foot injection molding plastics plant in Chickasha.The plant, the company's second, is expected to open before the end of October, according to Sandy Pratt, president of the Chickasha- Grady County Economic...
Commentary: Following the Crowd Is Not Good Marketing Strategy
In a market where countless business entities are jockeying for position, trying to outdo each other and competing for fragmented market share among an increasingly transient customer base, it's no wonder that so many companies fall into the safety-of-the-herd...
Commentary: Political Elitists Are Ruining the Government
Terry McAuliffe is the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.Terry McAuliffe has been a significant fund-raiser for the National Democratic Committee since he was a 22-year old exuberant campaigner in the Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale Reelection...
Finding an Internet Niche: Oil Auction.com
While many businesses with names ending in "dot-com" have disappeared from the market this year, others are still fighting to become financially viable.One such business, The Oil Auction.com (that's www.theoilauction.com) is making its mark by providing...
For the Truck Owner Seeking to Stand Out
Nostalgia has caused the return of the 1940 Ford panel truck. Well, at least a vehicle that looks the part.Bill Bonadio, owner of Classic Antique Replicar Specialist, has developed a kit that will turn your Chevrolet S-10 Blazer or GMC Jimmy into what...
Graduate in Three, Four or Five Years
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- While it's not hard to find teen-agers itching to put high school behind them, the school district in this city of 220,000 near Lake Ontario is offering its incoming freshmen an unusual set of options: Earn a diploma in three,...
Internet Site Hosts Oil-and-Gas Auctions
While many businesses with names ending in dot-com have disappeared from the market this year, others are still fighting to become financially viable.One such business, The Oil Auction.com (www.theoilauction.com) is making its mark by providing a simplified...
Keating Focuses on Special Session Topics
Gov. Frank Keating indicated Monday that he will soon decide on the issues he wants lawmakers to take up when they return in special session on Friday, Sept. 7.Legislative leaders said recently they do not believe the sweeping issue of tax reform --...
[ New Locations ]
Received: 8/24/01Atoka CountyUnit Petroleum; Box 702500, Tulsa 74170-2500(918-493-7700); #1 Little; ne nw sw 5-2n-13e; 2130' fsl & 920' fwl; 9600' Atoka; On permitBeaver CountySho-Bar Energy; 346 E. Hwy. 160, Harper KS 67058 (316-896- 2710); #1-3 Vena...
OKC-Based GuarantyFirst Bank Expands into Texas
Due to its business plan, which aims for annual double-digit growth, Oklahoma City-based GuarantyFirst Bank is expanding into Texas.As a result, GuarantyFirst, formerly Guaranty Bank, has become Americrest Bank, even if the company is still in the process...
OKC Co. Offers Kits to Make Your Car a Classic
Nostalgia has caused the return of the 1940 Ford panel truck. Well, at least a vehicle that looks the part.Bill Bonadio, owner of Classic Antique Replicar Specialist, has developed a kit that will turn your Chevrolet S-10 Blazer or GMC Jimmy into what...
OKC Financial Briefs: August 28, 2001
For the sixth consecutive year, BancFirst has been named the Small Business Administration's highest-volume lender in Oklahoma. The announcement was made at the Region IV Mid-American Lenders Conference in Corpus Christi, Texas. This shows our continued...
Okla. College and Air Force Base Partner to Educate Workforce
The University of Central Oklahoma will play a central role in a new partnership aimed at educating much of the future workforce at Tinker Air Force Base.The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology...
Okla. Governor to Decide on Special-Session Issues
Gov. Frank Keating indicated Monday that he will soon decide on the issues he wants lawmakers to take up when they return in special session on Friday, Sept. 7.Legislative leaders said recently they do not believe the sweeping issue of tax reform - jettisoning...
Oklahoma Christian Goes Wireless
Thanks to the partnership of Oklahoma Christian University and IBM, the world of education went wireless for the Edmond college's student body on Monday, the first day of the fall session.Through the school's new e-campus program, each of Oklahoma Christian's...
Oklahoma Christian University Launches Wireless E-Campus Program
Thanks to the partnership of Oklahoma Christian University and IBM, the world of education went wireless for the Edmond college's student body on Monday, the first day of the fall session.Through the school's new e-campus program, each of Oklahoma Christian's...
Okla. House Panel Considers Waterway Protection Bill
Lawmakers and individuals concerned about maintaining clear lakes and streams while balancing the rights of boat owners are considering a way to require that all on-board sanitation facilities be total-retention equipment.Rep. Bill Nations, D-Norman,...
OK Town to Get Injection Molding Plastics Plant
Cal Am Manufacturing will build a 20,000-square-foot injection molding plastics plant in Chickasha.The plant, the company's second, is expected to open before the end of October, according to Sandy Pratt, president of the Chickasha- Grady County Economic...
OK Univ. Forms $10M Weather Research Alliance
A unit of Williams on Monday announced a $10 million strategic alliance with the University of Oklahoma.The alliance was developed to enhance weather and climate research, technology development, and undergraduate and graduate meteorology education.The...
Real People, Dinosaurs and Chirpers
Terry McAuliffe is the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.Terry McAuliffe has been a significant fund-raiser for the National Democratic Committee since he was a 22-year old exuberant campaigner in the Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale Reelection...
SBA Honors BancFirst
For the sixth consecutive year, BancFirst has been named the Small Business Administration's highest-volume lender in Oklahoma. The announcement was made at the Region IV Mid-American Lenders Conference in Corpus Christi, Texas. "This shows our continued...
September Declared 'College Savings Month' in OK
Gov. Frank Keating has declared September College Savings Month in Oklahoma, saying there is no better time to begin saving for college education costs.Keating, who quipped that as of June all of his children are finished with their higher education,...
Simon Says, `Follow Me over Yonder Cliff'
In a market where countless business entities are jockeying for position, trying to outdo each other and competing for fragmented market share among an increasingly transient customer base, it's no wonder that so many companies fall into the safety-of-the-herd...
Stage Stores Emerges from Bankruptcy
HOUSTON (NYT) -- Fourteen months after financial woes forced Stage Stores to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the Houston-based retailer has completed its financial reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection.Stage President Jim Scarborough said...
Stock Barometers Fall in Expected Pullback
NEW YORK (AP) -- Investors' enthusiasm for stocks cooled Monday, sending the market slightly lower in an expected pullback from last week's big rally. Analysts attributed the lackluster trading to low volume ahead of the Labor Day holiday and continuing...
Targeting Both Sides on Property Tax Reform
Two legislative promoters of property tax reform said on Monday that they will work jointly to address the issue from both an urban and a rural perspective.Rep. Russ Roach, D-Tulsa, was the author of several attempts to reform property taxes in last...
Three Firms Qualify for Jobs Program
Three metro companies that plan to add 570 new jobs in the next three years and 827 jobs over the next decade have qualified for the Quality Jobs Program, it was announced Monday.The Quality Jobs Program, originally designed to attract large companies...
Three OKC Cos. Qualify for Quality Jobs Program
Three metro companies that plan to add 570 new jobs in the next three years and 827 jobs over the next decade have qualified for the Quality Jobs Program, it was announced Monday.The Quality Jobs Program, originally designed to attract large companies...
[ Wells Completed ]
Received: 8/25/01Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Beaver CountyChesapeake Operating, OKC/ 848-8000 -- #1-15 Ginny -- e/2 nw nw 15-4n-28ecm; TD 7100'; perf. Morrow 6638-54' and Chester 6708-812' - - commingled,...
[ Wells Spudded ]
Received: 8/25/01The following list is compiled by county, operator, well name and location.Alfalfa CountyMartin Drilling, Perry -- #2 Jay -- s/2 nw nw 8-27n-9wBeaver CountyAnadarko Petroleum, Houston TX -- #2 Adams "M" -- s/2 nw se 9-6n- 23ecmBRG Petroleum,...
Williams Unit Strikes Alliance with OU
TULSA (JR) -- A unit of Williams Cos. on Monday announced a $10 million strategic alliance with the University of Oklahoma.The alliance was developed to enhance weather and climate research, technology development, and undergraduate and graduate meteorology...
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