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Articles from July 29, 2002

1950 Bond Election Film Donated to OK Historical Society
A rare five-minute film about a 1950 bond election is part of a small collection designed to give an insight into an important era of Oklahoma City history.The film, This is Our City, produced by City Councilman Walter "Skippy" Harrison, will be preserved...
1950 Bond Issue Paved Way for Downtown OKC
When Oklahoma City voters approved a $35.9 million bond issue in the mid-1950, little did they know they were paving the way for us to have an entertainment and sports Mecca downtown.City leaders and historians alike look at that huge bond election as...
$1 Billion Investment Plan in Works for Downtown
With MAPS construction winding down, plans are being laid to bring $1 billion in private investment downtown in the next decade.This will be done via a strategic plan to create new overlay districts around the city's core, the area bounded by Western,...
$1 Billion Private Investment Plan in Works for Downtown OKC
With MAPS construction winding down, plans are being laid to bring $1 billion in private investment downtown in the next decade.This will be done via a strategic plan to create new overlay districts around the city's core, the area bounded by Western...
Arrests Help, but Wall Street's Problems Linger
NEW YORK -- It was a stunning scenario, the founder of Adelphia Communications and other former executives of the cable television company taken away in handcuffs. And the images repeated over and over on TV news channels this past week helped the stock...
Auto Collector's Addicted to the Packard
McALESTER (AP) -- Carl Wooldridge still remembers the day that led to his love of the Packard automobile. "One Sunday afternoon my wife, Martha, and my daughter, Robin, went out and drove around searching for something for my daughter to drive," he said....
[ Business Calendar ]
Information for the Business Calendar should be sent to Ronnie Clay, The Journal Record, P.O. Box 26370, OKC, 73126-0370, by fax to 278-2890, or via e-mail to rclay30-4 p.m., at 115 W. Park Ave. The cost is $20 per person. Call Barbara Scott at 232-1968...
Commentary: It's Time to Be Realistic about the U.S. Oil Industry
Myths and misconceptions about the oil industry and Americans' use of oil have flourished since it was first discovered. Many of them continue to abound, and new ones developed.Some of these are based on inaccurate data or misinterpretation and misunderstanding...
Commentary: Lessons on Historical Development from Charleston
Imagine developing a whole new Heritage Hills addition on the shore of the redeveloped North Canadian River - with homes designed similar to the 1920s Heritage Hills and Mesta Park homes and a small business district in the style of a 1920s downtown.Sound...
Commentary: Should Our Tax Code Spur Firms to Leave U.S.?
Earlier this year, Stanley Works, a Connecticut tool company, announced plans to move to Bermuda. The move would significantly reduce Stanley Works' U.S. corporate tax liability and so make it more profitable for shareholders. But to Congress, the move...
Downtown OKC Hires Texas Firm to Oust Birds
Downtown OKC Inc. has a one-year contract with a Texas company to remove and relocate large flocks of migratory birds.Avian Flyaway Inc. will use non-lethal procedures including foghorns, signal horns, starter pistol sounds, fireworks and bright lights...
Grant Helps Preserve Historic Bond Promotional Film
A rare five-minute film about a 1950 bond election is part of a small collection designed to give an insight into an important era of Oklahoma City history.The film, This is Our City, produced by City Councilman Walter "Skippy" Harrison, will be preserved...
How to Get Your Slice of the Government Pie
For anyone who has ever perused the federal budget, it becomes obvious that the U.S. government acquires a vast quantity of goods and services.In 2001, federal contracting totaled $215 billion covering the waterfront from diapers to nuclear reactors....
It's Time to Be Realistic
Myths and misconceptions about the oil industry and Americans' use of oil have flourished since it was first discovered. Many of them continue to abound, and new ones developed.Some of these are based on inaccurate data or misinterpretation and misunderstanding...
Lessons on Historical Development from Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Imagine developing a whole new Heritage Hills addition on the shore of the redeveloped North Canadian River -- with homes designed similar to the 1920s Heritage Hills and Mesta Park homes and a small business district in the style...
[ New Locations ]
Received: 7/25/02Caddo CountyApache Corp.; 6120 S. Yale #1500, Tulsa 74136-4224 (918-491- 4900); #1-1 Mildred; sw se nw 1-6n-9w; 606' fsl & 1700' fwl; TD 18,500' ...Test; 16,600' Springer; 8-1-02Apache Corp.; #5-16 School Land; e/2 se nw 16-6n-9w;...
OKC Area Merchants Offering 'Tax-Free Weekend' Gimmick
Twenty-seven businesses in Midwest City are doing it from Aug. 2 to 4. So are 70 merchants in Quail Springs Mall. And merchants at Crossroads Mall are taking it one step further, starting their event Aug. 1 and continuing it until Aug. 4.The gimmick...
One Way to Filter Hackers
SAN FRANCISCO (NYT) -- What is "reviewuation of medireview art retrireview?" It's what "evaluation of medieval art retrieval" looks like after it has passed through a Yahoo e-mail filter. If that looks like a find-and-replace search gone haywire, that's...
OSU Regents Name Panel for President Search
Oklahoma State University regents on Friday named a 26-member board that will nominate the school's next president. President James Halligan announced his retirement in May and said he hoped his replacement would be hired in six to eight months. The...
OSU Researcher Suggests Creative Approach to E-Protecting Your Trademark
STILLWATER (JR) -- Companies should try creative approaches before legal action to protect trademarks and brands from misuse on the Internet, according a researcher at Oklahoma State University.The Internet has challenged companies to balance trademark...
Researcher Suggests Creative Approach to E-Protecting Your Trademark
Companies should try creative approaches before legal action to protect trademarks and brands from misuse on the Internet, according a researcher at Oklahoma State University.The Internet has challenged companies to balance trademark protection against...
Should Our Tax Code Spur Firms to Leave U.S.?
Earlier this year, Stanley Works, a Connecticut tool company, announced plans to move to Bermuda. The move would significantly reduce Stanley Works' U.S. corporate tax liability and so make it more profitable for shareholders. But to Congress, the move...
The Ties That Bind
When Oklahoma City voters approved a $35.9 million bond issue in 1950, little did they know they were paving the way for us to have an entertainment and sports Mecca downtown.City leaders and historians alike look at that huge bond election as the first...
Trading Pork for Tuition
ST. CHARLES, MO. (AP) -- With hogs bringing 40 cents a pound on a good day, Gina Kientzy fretted that her family's farm income would slump so much that she couldn't afford to continue college. But because of an innovative bartering idea at Lindenwood...
Williams Energy Trading Business Could Carry Firm into Bankruptcy
TULSA -- Williams Cos.' once-profitable energy trading business is now losing money and contributing to a cash and credit crisis that could send the Tulsa-based energy giant to bankruptcy, analysts say. Still, Williams executives are hoping to stay in...
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