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Articles from June 9, 2006

Commentary: Apartment Expenses Remain Steady in OKC Market
An increase in operating expenses for Oklahoma City apartment properties in 2005 did not materialize as originally expected. In fact, expenses made a slight decline of 3.64 percent, a new report said.According to the 2005 Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area...
Conference in Tulsa Aimed at Educating Security Professionals
Security professionals from several surrounding states gathered Thursday at the University of Tulsa for a conference on industrial security.The conference, sponsored by TU and the Tulsa Area Industrial Security Awareness Council, was designed to educate...
Dallas Company Building $10M Plant in Durant
Lewisville, Texas-based Dallas Spring Corp. President Wayne Robinson said Thursday that after an extensive search of dozens of cities in which to locate the company's new manufacturing plant, he can't imagine investing anywhere but Durant.We wanted to...
History Sells: Wells Fargo Building in OKC Bought for $1.15 Million
Perhaps Bricktown's oldest existing structure, the Wells Fargo building at 115 E. Reno Ave. has been purchased by out-of-state investors for $1.15 million.The buying group, 2424 Investments LLC, includes Californians Richard Rinaldi and Jaime Arroyo...
Mercury MerCruiser Investing $13.5M in Stillwater Plant Expansion
Bucking the national trend of shipping manufacturing operations overseas, five major manufacturing employers are expanding in Stillwater, including Mercury MerCruiser, the world's leading manufacturer of sterndrive marine engines and the city's largest...
Missing Deadlines Nothing New for Oklahoma Legislature
I love deadlines, said English novelist and humorist Douglas Adams. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.That whooshing sound should be familiar to members of the Oklahoma Legislature, which has found it necessary to hold at least one...
OKC Events: June 9, 2006
Race for Navy's USS Oklahoma City Submarine Race had a Navy- style Test Launch to announce submarines are available for sponsorship at $20 each for an upcoming race. Mike McAuliffe, member of the Race for Navy Committee, and Admiral Greg Slavonic, Oklahoma...
OKC Metro-Area Country Clubs Change with Times, Do Best to Lure Families
It's not your grandfather's country club anymore.It's not even your father's club anymore, said Mike Brock, membership director of the Quail Creek Golf & Country Club. The industry just isn't the same as it used to be. It's not just someplace for dad...
OKC Resident Not the Typical Wine Collector
By his own admission, David Rhoades isn't the average wine collector - instead of building a wine collection he can treasure, he's building one he can drink.I think your typical wine collector is a guy who will get it and keep it and would love to go...
Oklahoma Climate, Soil Ripe for Growing Grapes
Special to The Journal RecordThe grape is one of the world's most adaptable plants, thriving even in stony soil or clay, and suited to a number of climates. Oklahoma, with its mild climate, moderate rainfall, and wide range of soil conditions, supports...
Oklahoma Press Association Holds Campaigns and Election Summit
Gov. Brad Henry was the only candidate in this year's gubernatorial race who advocated for a positive campaign at the Oklahoma Press Association's 2006 Campaigns and Election Summit. The two Republican candidates present at Thursday's event cited their...
Oklahoma Wine Industry Foresees Lucrative Future
They work in one of the state's youngest industries, but already Oklahoma grape growers and winemakers are enjoying unexpected success and looking forward to a profitable future.There are 35 active wineries in Oklahoma, with others planned or waiting...
Remington Park in OKC Casino Boosts Attendance
While it comes as no surprise that Remington Park rode its new casino to attendance increases during the recently completed quarter horse season, the horse track also prospered where it counts the most for the racing industry: at the betting windows.The...
Tulsa's Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tulsa Occupancy, Staff Rises: New Room Designs in Works
Occupancy at downtown Tulsa's Crowne Plaza Hotel rose 6 percent in its first month under new owners Ascension Hotels, with the facility's staff increasing, President and Chief Executive Tarun Kapoor said Thursday. The 462-room hotel finished May with...
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