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Articles from April 26, 1999

$3 Pickle Bottle Buy Returns $30,000+ Profit
NEW YORK (NYT) -- "Did you hear about the guy who bought an old pickle bottle for $30 at Brimfield and sold it on Ebay for $32,000?"That was the buzz at a flea market in Adamstown, Pa., earlier this month. It was almost the truth.The pickle bottle wasn't...
Advisory Council Made for OneNet
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have created a 16-member advisory council for OneNet, the state's telecommunications and information network.The council represents OneNet users and will be responsible for providing...
After 100 Years, Oklahoma Still Rides Oil's Roller Coaster
"Then all hell broke loose and the Ida E. Glenn flowed mightily over the derrick top, over the crown block, high into the air above - - and with a mighty angry roar came into its own -- The Ida E. Glenn was in." -- Oil man Robert F. Galbreath quoted...
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. April 26University of Central Oklahoma Small Business Development Center "Charting Your Course For New...
Business World
More room to roamPIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- Ted Turner apparently needs more room for his buffalo to roam. The media mogul is buying more than 50,000 acres of ranch land in central South Dakota where he intends to raise buffalo.Radio station KCCR reported...
Can Small Businesses Compete with Giants?
Too many business people today are afraid to compete against "Goliath." They view Sears, May Department Stores, IBM and other companies doing over a billion dollars a year in sales, as unbeatable. But they are wrong. Your company can be a "David" against...
Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso Meet in Fort Worth
FORT WORTH -- Time is running out if you have been thinking about running down to Fort Worth to see the Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso exhibition at the Kimbell Museum. This fantastic comparison of the art works of two of the world's more famous artists...
House Republicans Spoilers in Budget Battle
Convincing House Republicans to go along is among Gov. Frank Keating's challenges as he pushes a late-developing capital improvement bond program that could top $500 million.In an ironic twist, the governor's office, in talks with Democratic legislative...
Is Our National Trade Deficit Truly a Wonderful Thing?
NEW YORK -- Almost everything you've read about trade deficits concerns their negative qualities. By popular consensus, they are bad, very bad.Broadly speaking, deficits are said to indicate an overindulgent populace that buys more than it produces,...
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,...
Net's Real Business Happens from .Com to .Com
Each month, Patricia Ruszkay, a purchasing agent for BOC Gases, distributor of industrial gases with American headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., pulls a chair up to a computer, logs on to the Internet, and looks for a bargain.In this case, the bargain...
New Locations
Received: Received: 4/22/99Coal CountyRoberson Oil Co. Inc.; Box 8, Ada 74821-0008 (580-332-6170); #1- 28 Cravey; nw se nw 28-1n-9e; 1290' fsl & 1650' fwl; 1650' Atoka Sand; Soon Garvin County Texaco E & P Inc.; Box 2177, Velma 73491 (580-444-3363);...
New Utopia Builder Hits Roadblock
TULSA -- The self-anointed prince of New Utopia keeps a busy schedule as he goes about devising an island nation atop concrete platforms in the Caribbean."Some people retire to golf, others to fish. I just wanted to start a country," said Tulsa resident...
Office Sales Price Hits Record Level
Rising office rental rates are pushing sales prices to new heights.Underwriters Service Agency has acquired a 6,000-square-foot office building in northwest Oklahoma City, which will become the new corporate offices for the company.Located at 5823 N....
Oil Price Surge Could Wither on Quota Cheats, Costs
LONDON -- The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries can hardly contain its glee.Oil prices have surged 66 percent since December, and the group's Secretary General Rilwanu Lukman sees oil reaching $20 a barrel this year. Libya is concerned about...
One Key to Advancement: Customer Advocacy
If you are a manager, you can skip today's column, because it is written for your employees. This column is a response to a query from a Midwestern employee who wants to know the secret to maximize career advancement within a company.My recommendation...
OSU Honors Two Distinguished Alumni
Terry E. London, president and chief executive of Nashville- based Gaylord Entertainment, and Sharon D. Maloney, partner in the accounting firm of Ernst & Young, have been named Oklahoma State University School of Accounting Distinguished Alumni.An...
Portal Sales Ventures Make Merchants Uneasy
Many Internet merchants are feeling nervous these days about their partnerships with portal sites, the gateways to the Web for millions of Internet users.Portals like Yahoo, Excite and America Online have generated unbridled enthusiasm on Wall Street...
`Rotation' Takes Its Turn
NEW YORK -- In the new era that has apparently dawned on Wall Street, it seems that bull markets never die -- they just experience "group rotation."That bit of financial jargon is on the lips of many stock traders these days, as money has jumped out...
Single-Country Funds Seek New Horizons
Is the closed-end country fund becoming a thing of the past? Perhaps.Several closed-end stock funds have changed their charters to broaden the geographic areas in which they can invest. And since mid- 1997, a half-dozen country funds have decided to...
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,...
Welfare to Work
Small business owners are beginning to take advantage of the Welfare to Work Partnership program. Less than two years after sweeping welfare reform legislation, participating companies have helped hundreds of thousands of former welfare recipients find...
Williams Vyvx Offers Web Video Advertising Storage
LAS VEGAS (JR) -- Williams Vyvx Services has launched a Web- based video advertising storage and retrieval system known as Vyvx AdHosting, allowing broadcasters to download file-based television spots directly to servers within their stations.Those servers...
Work Benefits of Loosening Up
BERKELEY, Calif. -- It's Matt Weinstein's job to have fun at work. As the founder of Playfair in Berkeley -- his job title is "emperor" -- Weinstein has been telling companies for decades that making the workplace fun will make the company stronger.In...
YMCA Completes Transition
When most organizations relocate, they tend to grow or to add space in anticipation.The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, though, did just the opposite.Its new three-building campus, near the intersection of NW Fourth Street and Broadway Avenue, is about...
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