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Articles from November 1, 2007

$4.9M Grant Enables Much-Needed Expansion for Infant Crisis Services in OKC
After Infant Crisis Services' client level doubled over a decade, Miki Farris knew it was time to expand."The community need was outweighing our capacity," said Farris, executive director of the nonprofit group providing necessities to babies and toddlers.Infant...
Brits Fear a New U.S. Import - Class-Action Lawsuits
They've accepted fast food and go gah-gah over U.S. celebrities, but the English apparently tremble in fear at another American import - the class-action lawsuit.In a survey just released by the international law firm Bryan Cave, 59 percent of respondents...
Commentary: Gavel to Gavel: Broken Promise Helps Wyandottes
The Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma was the unexpected beneficiary of a broken promise by the 10th Circuit and as a result the tribe can operate a casino in Kansas City, something it's been trying to do for over 10 years. The decision benefiting the Wyandotte...
Judges Propose Major Changes to Youthful Offender Code in Okla
A committee organized to overhaul the children's code in the Oklahoma statutes discussed the possibility of extending that to the Youthful Offender Act during a report by the Office of Juvenile Affairs. Oklahoma County Special Judge Roger Stuart told...
Native Art Calendar Proceeds to Benefit Norman Art Center
Last year when artists represented in the 2007 Native American Art Calendar gathered to sign copies, part of the proceeds from sales were allocated to Food and Shelter for Friends.The Norman-based nonprofit agency provides shelter to homeless families...
Oil Price Pushes $95 a Barrel; Effect on Oklahoma Is Twofold
Crude oil prices continue to astonish those who were dazzled by $30, $40 or $50 rates on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Today, prices have moved into yet another new territory - the $90 mark. Oil closed at $94.53 Wednesday on the Nymex.The price means...
OKC, Devon Drop Boat in Oklahoma River
With the launch of a river taxi on the Oklahoma River Wednesday, a project that began more than 20 years ago to redevelop the long- neglected river came one step closer to fruition.The city of Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma City Riverfront Redevelopment...
OKC Events: November 1, 2007
As usual, the Broadway Ball featured delightful entertainment by Lyric Theatre performers, silent and live auctions, a fabulous dinner and great dancing music - this year by Banana Seat. The setting was the Skirvin Hilton and the dress was black-tie...
Okla. Gets $7.5M Share of Tar Creek Settlement
Oklahoma and federal agencies involved in the Tar Creek Superfund site restoration will share almost $65 million under a settlement with mining company Asarco LLC pending before a Texas bankruptcy judge, state officials announced today.Oklahoma will...
Okla. Immigration Law Hearing Ends without Injunction
A hearing before a Tulsa federal judge concluded Wednesday without a preliminary injunction Latino leaders had sought to stop Oklahoma's new immigration law from taking effect Thursday. U.S. District Judge James Payne did not say whether he would rule...
OU Air Traffic Control Training Program Receives Certification
The University of Oklahoma has received certification for the Air Traffic College Training Initiative, a program expected to give OU's aviation students a hiring advantage with the Federal Aviation Administration after graduation, officials said Monday."Students...
Redistricting Task Force in Okla. Hears Cautionary Tale
State Sen. Owen Laughlin, chairman of a task force created to study judicial and district attorney redistricting, looked around the room and chuckled. Aside from members of the task force and invited speakers, Senate staff members and a few reporters,...
Third-Quarter Profits Drop at Tulsa-Based Oneok, Oneok Partners
Both Oneok Inc. and Oneok Partners reported declining third- quarter profits late Wednesday, although they still managed to squeeze by Wall Street estimates.Both also increased their earnings guidance for the year.* Oneok Inc.'s net income plunged 43...
Tulsa Energy Consultants Boost State Employment
Nuclear plant contracting work and a strong energy sector has brought Enercon Services Inc. larger dividends than anticipated. The private Tulsa energy contractor has completed its initial contract work for the Tennessee Valley Authority to build and...

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