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Articles from March 23, 2001

Architectural Notes on the Not-So-Big House
There is a new movement in home design these days that emphasizes the quality of the house over the size. The argument for quality over quantity is made in two excellent books by Sarah Susanka, The Not So Big House and Creating the Not So Big House....
Behind the Fed Curtain: Gray Suits, Empty Stomachs
WASHINGTON -- The meetings start precisely at 9 a.m. Not 9:01, mind you. The suits are a sea of blue and gray -- pinstriped or solid, for the most part. The chairman wins every vote -- and it's not even close. Guided by such tradition and structure,...
Blue Chips Narrowly Avoid Bear Market Territory
NEW YORK (AP) -- Despondent investors intensified their selloff of blue chip stocks Thursday, accelerating the decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and narrowly avoiding bear market territory. A last-hour rally allowed the Dow to recover somewhat,...
Builder of the Year
Tom Maxwell of the Flintco Cos. in Tulsa has been named 2000 Builder of the Year by the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma. A lifelong Tulsa resident and local and community leader, Maxwell joined Flintco in 1983 and was named its top executive...
Bush Ends ABA's Screening Role
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Thursday ended the American Bar Association's special, half-century role in vetting prospective Supreme Court justices and other nominees to the federal bench. In writing, White House Counsel Al Gonzales notified...
City Advertising Firm Starts New Media Division
Bledsoe Norick McAuliffe Advertising has launched a New Media Division for Web site, CD-ROM and e-commerce development."The New Media division gives our clients a competitive edge in the marketplace by combining traditional advertising with online solutions...
Electricity Wholesalers Overcharge California $6.2 Billion since May
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Electricity wholesalers have overcharged California $6.2 billion since May by manipulating the energy market, power grid managers said Thursday. The Independent System Operator will file the findings with federal regulators...
Energy Industry Has Edge on Alaska Drilling Bill
WASHINGTON -- When Sen. Frank Murkowski, R-Alaska, the chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, introduced his broad energy proposal, he made sure to publicly thank, by name, the many lobbying groups who helped shape the bill. The praise was well...
For Kids and One Dog
Something new has been added to the annual Klubhouses for Kids party sponsored by and benefiting Travelers Aid of Oklahoma City. The benefit will be from 7 until 10 p.m. March 31 at Leadership Square and will offer four backyard playhouses for kids...
From the White House to Your House. Lien Laws
The mechanic and materialmen's lien is one of the oldest lien laws on the books. Thomas Jefferson, secretary of state under President George Washington, introduced the legislation to protect the laborers building the White House.However, even with the...
Individual Accounts for Social Security?
The recent slide in stock market prices will surely dampen efforts to replace all or a portion of the current Social Security system with a system of fully funded individual retirement savings accounts.The small, but sure, returns that we earn on our...
[ 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: 3/21/01Carter CountyLe Norman Partners LLC; Box 1024, Duncan 73435 (580-252-2085); #3- 10 Franklin Unit; se se ne 7-1s-3w; 27' fsl & 1994' fwl; TD 3800' ...Test; 2700' Deese; 4-1-01Le Norman Partners LLC; #8-14 Franklin Unit; n/2 s/2 se 7-1s-3w;...
Prime Property Sold at Auction
Two prime western Oklahoma agricultural and recreational properties were sold at auction March 15 in Elk City.About 420 acres of the first property were sold in parcels for an average of $556 per acre. The seven buyers of the parcels of agricultural...
Republicans Seek Quick Vote on Right to Work
The Oklahoma House's top Republican said Thursday he is concerned that a Senate-passed right-to-work bill may not be heard by a House committee. House Minority Leader Fred Morgan, R-Oklahoma City, urged members of the House Rules Committee to schedule...
Route 66 Celebrates 75 Years as `America's Main Street'
Ever since its official beginning on Nov. 11, 1926, Route 66 has been embraced by the American public. In the 75 years since, it has become an indelible icon of our nation's culture -- a symbol of our mobile society at its best and of our society's enduring...
State Constitution Gets a New Home before Supreme Court Chamber
"...a great document of hopes and dreams and aspirations."That is how former Oklahoma Secretary of State Tom Cole sees the Oklahoma Constitution, newly housed as of Thursday in a protective case in the Great Hall that leads to the Oklahoma Supreme Court...
State Senate Backs `Carbon Credits' Bill
A measure passed Thursday by an Oklahoma Senate committee will allow Oklahoma farms and other businesses to address the global warming problem by removing excess carbon from the atmosphere by trading in "carbon credits."Sen. Bruce Price, D-Hinton, Senate...
The Little Hand's on the Net
NEW YORK (NYT) -- That guy at the bar who keeps looking at his watch may not be showing off a Rolex after all. Timex, along with Motorola and Skytel, plans to market Internet Messenger watches, which will offer the usual menu of wireless Web options,...
UCO Buys Former Church
The University of Central Oklahoma bought a one-story building at 326 S. Boulevard in Edmond for $350,000 from Citychurch Inc.The property will be used mainly for UCO theater productions, music performances, recitals and other events. "This is a great...
[ 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: 3/21/01Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Blaine CountyComanche Exploration Co. L.L.C., OKC/755-5900 -- #29-1 Bretzlaff - - se sw nw 29-14n-11w; TD 10,595'; perf. Cherokee Sand 10,449-77', f/ 243Mcf, 5bo...
We Should All Have Such Generous Employers
SAN FRANCISCO (NYT) -- In 1998, when North Carolina's NationsBank bought the old Bank of America, it sent senior executive Edward Brown west to become the second-ranking officer of the combined bank's global and corporate banking division. San Francisco...
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