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Articles from October 13, 1999

AMS Adds Telecommunications Products to Its List of Services
Advantage Marketing Systems has added a line of telecommunications products through a private label marketing agreement with UniDial Communications. The AMS-branded products created by UniDial, one of the country's largest telecommunication resellers,...
Authority OKs Agreement for Spectacor to Manage Myriad, Downtown Arena
Spectacor Management Group of Philadelphia will take over management operations of the Myriad Convention Center and the downtown arena for a five-year term under an agreement approved Tuesday by the Oklahoma City Public Property Authority.Assistant City...
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Quadriplegic on the high seasSOUTH BRISTOL, Maine (AP) -- The spinal cord injury that put Danny Reed in a wheelchair didn't crush his desire to be a lobsterman. Fourteen months after a highway crash killed his cousin and left Reed a quadriplegic, the...
Christian Science, Modern Science and Herbal Medicine
A recent biography of Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, by Caroline Frazer, provided some relaxing reading over the summer. Later, a book review The New York Times by Philip Zaleski stimulated some thoughts as to why this "religion"...
Corporate Headquarters' Exit Doesn't Always Doom a Community
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Southwestern Bell rooted its headquarters in St. Louis for 113 years. Then, one day in 1992, the company issued a news release. So long, St. Louis. Howdy, San Antonio -- "the gateway to Mexico" as Southwestern Bell called its new...
Court Orders Pfizer to Pay $143 Million
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pfizer was ordered Tuesday to pay $143 million to a British medical electronics company that accused the U.S. pharmaceutical company of stealing its name. A U.S. District Court jury awarded the damages to Trovan, and said Pfizer must...
Experimental Device May Relieve Severe Depression
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A pacemaker-like device may relieve severe depression by sending tiny electric shocks into a mysterious region of the brain that governs emotion, scientists say. The device is still experimental, but a pilot study with patients who...
Falling Bond Prices Spur Broad Market Declines
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tumbling bond prices and a weak outlook for Raytheon deflated stocks Tuesday as traders, already anxious about interest rates, found themselves nervous about corporate profits as well. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 231.12 to...
FDIC Expects This Year's Bank Failures to Generate Biggest Losses since Early `90S
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. says bank failures this year are expected to generate the insurance fund's biggest losses since the regional banking crises of the early 1990s.Much of the loss was caused by the failure of a big...
High Demand Strains U.S. Health Care
Reasonable people may disagree on the merits of allowing patients to sue their health care plans, but those who favor the idea shouldn't be fooled as to the trade-off involved. If the House version of the patients' bill of rights becomes law, health...
Intel, AMA Developing Online Medical Advice System
NEW YORK (AP) -- Intel and the American Medical Association said Tuesday they are developing an online system to verify that Web users who dispense medical advice are indeed doctors. Such a system could be crucial for the next wave of Internet health...
Keating Appoints Boudreau to Supreme Court
Gov. Frank Keating has appointed Daniel J. Boudreau of Tulsa to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Robert D. Simms.Boudreau, 52, now serves as vice chief judge on the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals."He...
Letter on Privatizing Highway Work Draws Ire of Lawmakers
Saying there was an agreement during the legislative session to halt any discussion of privatizing highway maintenance, several senators peppered highway officials with questions Tuesday about a letter they said resurrects the idea."The commitment was...
[ 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,...
Myles Voices Displeasure with Council
William Curry Myles, marketer of the historic Skirvin Hotel, blasted members of the Oklahoma City Council Tuesday of its decision to form the Skirvin Solutions Committee.Myles, who won the right to handle marketing of the hotel as a result of a $1.9...
[ New Locations.]
Received: 10/11/99Beckham CountyEnsign Operating Co.;55 NW Grand Blvd. #240, OKC 73112 (943- 8866); #1-11 Sanders; c s/2 11-8n-25w; 1320' fsl & 2640' fwl; 2500' Granite Wash; SoonCarter CountySamedan Oil Corp.;00 N Broadway #700, OKC 73114 (475-2000);...
OHA Eyeballs Challenges of 21st Century
Oklahoma Hospital Association members will enter their last convention of this millennium with their forward-thinking caps on. The theme for the 80th annual show is, predictably, "Conquering New Heights in the 21st Century."Presenting the Nov. 10 keynote...
Oklahoma's Tax System Lags Changing Economy
Over the last decade or so, the state's tax system has not kept pace to Oklahoma's rapidly changing economy, and does not reflect its growth, the Senate Finance Committee was told Tuesday.As a consequence, economics professor Steve Smith said that government...
Ruth Meyers Pursues Businesswomen
Yes, Ruth Meyers sells evening gowns for thousands of dollars, but she also offers T-shirts starting at $20 and sweaters starting at $48."Our store has such an image of being more expensive than people can afford," complained Meyers, owner of the 24-year-old...
Some Question Effectiveness of Doctors' Union
CHICAGO -- They won't carry picket signs or sing songs of solidarity. There will be no organizing rallies at union halls. When the American Medical Association launches its new physicians' union later this year, it intends to make one point clear: This...
SSM Links Internet Services with Drkoop.com
SSM Health Care of Oklahoma is joining forces with Drkoop.com -- one of the Internet's top health care information sites, headed by former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop -- in an exclusive local market agreement.This follows the news that St....
Study Indicates Growth in Oilfield Equipment, Service Market in 2000
TULSA (JR) -- According to a report released Tuesday, the year 2000 will be much better for many segments of the upstream oil and gas industry, as oil and gas companies are poised to increase their E&P budgets due to the recent recovery in commodity...
[ 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: 10/11/99Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Beckham CountyK. Stewart Petroleum Corp., OKC/239-2122 -- #1-6 Jake -- sw sw ne 6-9n-22w; TD 9900'; perf. Des Moines GW 9702-68', f/33bo, 237Mcf and 2blwpd, grav....
Winery Celebrates with Nouveau Festival
Tres Suenos Winery is celebrating the release of its first Nouveau Wine with a festival from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Oct. 23. Folks are invited to come see, taste, hear and enjoy. Admission is free but you might want to leave the younguns at home.Festival-goers...
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