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Articles from March 20, 2000

Analysts Foresee Fed Action Following Consumer Price Hike
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A record rise in fuel oil prices along with a steep increase in gasoline costs drove up consumer prices by 0.5 percent in February -- the biggest monthly gain since last April. Economists said the news justifies a widely expected boost...
Benson Wants Compensation Court Task Force
Oklahoma should not make a change as radical as jettisoning its Workers Compensation Court in favor of an administrative process without extensive study, House Speaker Loyd Benson, D-Frederick, believes."We think that this is a serious enough issue that...
[ Business Calendar.]
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.March 20Synergy Business Networking GroupMeeting, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., at Oklahoma Station BBQ, 4333 NW 50th...
CEO as Agent of Change
PLIDCO, the Pipeline Development Co., located in Cleveland, just completed its 50th year, the best year ever in its history. One of the reasons for this recent success is that its chief executive has brought about a culture of change with the company...
Clarence Thomas to Speak at Award Dinner
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will be the speaker for the Oklahoma Citizenship Award Dinner on May 8 at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. A reception is scheduled at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. and the program at 8 p.m. The dinner is sponsored...
Crude Futures Fall; Others Follow
NEW YORK (AP) -- Crude prices dipped below $31 a barrel as sentiment toward lower oil prices continued to prevail on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Other energy futures fell as well. Since hitting a high of $34.20 on March 7, crude prices have drifted...
FCC Adopts Rule to Free Up Phone Companies' Reserve Numbers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Calling a neighbor down the block used to be a seven-digit endeavor. But in more and more cities, it's become an 11- digit ordeal as area codes multiply to cope with the explosion in technology -- the separate lines for computers,...
Four by Four in the New Economy
Have you seen this kid? She is 14 years of age with an I.Q. of 188. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, German and Portuguese and is a concert pianist. Her hobby is genetically engineering rare orchids. She was last seen at a meeting of young astrophysicists...
Help for Human Resources
Complying with laws and regulation in the human resources industry can be time-consuming and costly. Employers basically have two choices:* They can turn over employees to an employee-leasing company, or payroll company that out sources all functions...
How to Rate Your Boss
Unless you have been asleep for the last decade, between TQM, re- engineering, and high-performance team-building, company structures have undergone significant changes, particularly with respect to management's sharing of power with employees.Small,...
Legislative Leaders Ask High Court Not to Bother
As I understand it, attorneys arguing the constitutional requirement that all legislative bills must be read at length on final passage agree on what it says, but want the state Supreme Court to interpret it differently, or better still ignore it.In...
McDonald's Gets Wired
HEREDIA, Costa Rica (Cox) -- From the outside, it looks like any other McDonald's, golden arches and all, plucked out of Middle America and plunked down in Central America. But on the inside, this McDonald's has some slightly different combination meals....
[ 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,...
[ New Locations.]
Received: 3/16/00Canadian CountyKing Energy L.L.C.; 200 N Harvey #322, OKC 73102-4001 (239- 6869); #2-7 Ricketts; sw nw ne 7-11n-7w; 1790' fsl & 340' fwl; 9700' Osborne; 4-20-00Garvin CountyPrize Operating Co.; 3500 Wm. D. Tate #200, Grapevine TX 76051...
Oklahoma Safety Records Show Improvement
STILLWATER (JR) -- Oklahoma's not only a safer place to work than it was five years ago, it's also more productive.This is thanks, in part, to occupational safety training authorized by the Legislature and provided by Oklahoma's technology centers, says...
On-the-Job Injuries -- What to Do before Help Arrives
According to recent studies, every 10 minutes, two people are killed and 170 people suffer serious injuries as a result of accidents in the workplace. Although an estimated 85-90 percent of those accidents could be avoided by following proper procedure...
Other Carriers Match Northwest Airlines Fares
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Major U.S. carriers on Friday matched fare increases launched by Northwest Airlines, boosting prices of a round- trip domestic ticket by about $40 for business travelers and $20 for leisure travelers who book ahead. Northwest announced...
PSINet's Schrader -- Internet Iconoclast
Consider it a classic Bill Schrader moment. At a big telecommunications convention in Geneva last October, William L. Schrader, chairman of PSINet Inc., the biggest independent Internet service provider, announced that PSINet had just struck a deal to...
Retailer Tries to Shed Old-Time Merchant Image
NEW YORK -- Sears Roebuck made headlines this month with two back- to-back announcements: It is partnering with Internet giant America Online and its well-liked CEO is retiring. While the timing appears to be purely coincidental, such news together exemplifies...
Sam Noble Museum Set to Open on May 1
NORMAN (JR) -- The new Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma will open to the public on May 1, and as a thank you to all Oklahomans who helped to make the new museum possible, no admission fees will be charged for...
SBA's Predictions on Trends, Issues on Target
In preparation for the 1995 White House Conference on Small Business, the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy convened a series of focus groups and commissioned a set of research papers looking ahead at the trends and issues expected to...
Small Businesses Hope for Tax Relief, Worry about the Minimum Wage
Now that the U.S. House has passed its version of a small- business tax relief bill, business owners are waiting to see if the tax cuts become reality -- or if they are nullified by an increase in the minimum wage. Both houses of Congress have passed...
Stories from Counseling Hotline Voices
Anyone who staffs any type of telephone counseling service or hotline has stories to tell about the voices on the other end of the line.For Michael Sykes, director of the Oklahoma Workers Compensation Counselor Program, and his associates, those stories...
Survey: Employers Increase Use of Net to Find Applicants
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Use of the Internet to find job applicants is growing rapidly, according to a survey of Express Personnel Services franchisees.Three years ago, none of the personnel executives listed the Internet as their number one source of finding...
The 10 Commandments of Human Resource Administration
One "too early" Monday morning, sitting at defense counsel's table in a chilly courtroom, I watched the plaintiff's attorney, a rather Icabod Crane-looking fellow, shuffle up to the podium, holding a bound volume tightly to his chest.The attorney's clutched...
[ 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 Completed.]
Received: 3/16/00Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Beaver CountyBRG Petroleum Inc., Tulsa/918-496-2626 -- #1-24 Siebold -- c n/2 24-6n-27ecm; TD 6450'; perf. Morrow Sand 6110-8' and Chester Lime 6156-200' -- commingle...
[ Wells Plugged.]
Received: 3/16/00Reports compiled by county, operator, well name, location, total depth, date plugged and well classification.Alfalfa CountyPetro Corp. Inc., Tulsa , #1-8 Hunter -- c s/2 nw 8-27n-10w -- TD 5813' ...11-4-99 (OIL)Beaver CountyChaparral...
Workers Compensation: One of Oklahoma's Hottest Issues
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- State law decrees that no person, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity may discharge any employee suffering from a temporary total disability, if termination is based solely on the employee's "absence from work."House...
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