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Articles from July 17, 2006

Average Pay for OKC Workers Increases
Average pay for workers in the Oklahoma City area totaled $17.37 per hour in January, up from $16.06 a year earlier, according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.White-collar workers had average hourly wages in January of $19.33...
Commentary: Lieutenant Governor's Race Gets High Interest in Primaries
Hotly contested primaries for both political parties are unique among statewide offices in this year's elections. The lone exception is for the office of lieutenant governor, where the incumbent Republican Mary Fallin is the leading candidate for the...
Grand Lake Boat Dealer Takes Lead in Certification Program
Arrowhead Yacht Club of Ketchum has become the first Oklahoma boat dealership to secure certification under the Grow Boating Initiative's Marine Industry Dealership Certification program.The Duck Creek operation on Grand Lake, owned by Joe Harwood, joins...
Homes for Sale in Oklahoma, Some Assembly Required
A local community action agency is securing land contracts that will soon provide housing for five low- to moderate-income families through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Mutual Self-Help Housing Program, an agency spokeswoman...
Insurance Commissioner Race in Oklahoma Ridden with Rumors
The two Republican candidates competing for the position of insurance commissioner regarded each other cordially at the Northwest Republicans' Club meeting on Thursday. But that doesn't mean everything is going smoothly in the race, which will produce...
More Oklahoma Workers Commute to Different Counties
More workers in Oklahoma are leaving their home county to commute to their workplace.The number of Oklahomans commuting to another county to work increased 241.2 percent between 1970 and 2000, according to a new report from the Oklahoma Department of...
Multi-County Grand Jury in Oklahoma Indicts Former CompSource Official
A multi-county grand jury indictment unsealed Friday charges the former claims director of CompSource Oklahoma with one count of workers' compensation fraud.Ann Seibel, 59, is accused of pressuring Dr. Gary Lee, a Tulsa physician, to withdraw a report...
Oil Turmoil: Markets, Gas Prices Affected by New Conflict
Wall Street and gas prices often dance the same steps, and the eyes of the financial world were focused on both heading into this week.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 390 points in the last three business days of last week. The Dow closed Friday...
OK Cattlemen Frustrated by Japanese Ban on American Beef
The state's beef producers are getting fed up with Japan's embargo against American product, Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Executive Vice President Scott Dewald said. We continue to be very disappointed and concerned that the Japanese marketplace...
OKC Events: July 17, 2006
Grammy Award-winner Alan Jackson will be the headline performer for Oklahoma State University's Orange Peel on Sept. 30. Other supporting acts for Orange Peel at Boone Pickens Stadium have yet to be announced. However, tickets will go on sale July 22.Orange...
Oklahoma County Bar Association Rates Judicial Candidates
The Oklahoma County Bar Association has released the results of a poll of attorneys regarding their opinions of the qualifications of candidates for contested county judicial offices.The bar association also polled attorneys on their opinions of justices...
Oklahoma Department of Labor Gives Incentives for Safety
New rules implemented by the Oklahoma Department of Labor provide incentives for state employers participating in a workplace safety program.The department also implemented new rules for the licensing of welders.Tax incentives are available for state...
Oklahoma Rig Count Rises Five to 188
Oklahoma's active drilling rig count for the week ended Friday up five to 188, the highest level in more than a decade.The state's rig count for the week was up from 151 for the same week in 2005, according to a monthly report from Houston-based Baker...
Oklahoma's Business World Last Week Had Good News and Bad
There was some darn good news in Oklahoma's business world last week. And then there was some darn bad news.In case you were vacationing in Bora Bora at a resort that advertises its lack of broadband connections and utter uselessness of your BlackBerry,...
Oliver Named to Riata Energy Inc. Board
Local businessman Roy Oliver, who has made news over the years with his high-rise office building purchases, has been appointed to the board of directors of Riata Energy Inc.Riata Energy recently finalized its plans to move its headquarters from Amarillo,...
Tulsa Airport Traffic Up 3% for First Half of 2006: Boardings Fall 0.7 Percent for Month of June
Enplanements rose 3 percent at Tulsa International Airport through the first six months of this year, despite a 0.7-percent decline in June.That's kind of quizzical to us, said Debbie Taylor, director of vacation services at World Travel's Tulsa headquarters,...
Tulsa-Based Parkside Psychiatric Hospital Expands Adolescent Care with $2.4 M Center
Parkside Psychiatric Hospital and Clinic will seek bids today for construction of a $2.4 million addition to its adolescent care facility, the hospital's first expansion in more than two decades.Steve Schaumburg, Parkside director of business development,...
Tulsa Metro Chamber Study, Creative Solution for Attracting More Visitors
According to the Tulsa-based brand communications firm Littlefield, the overall image of Tulsa is that it's a great place to live. And that's all well and good, except that being a great place to live doesn't necessarily translate into being a great...
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