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Articles from March 28, 2007

Alzheimer's to Increase 19% in Oklahoma by 2010
In 2000, 62,000 Oklahomans age 65 and older had Alzheimer's disease.By 2010, 74,000 Oklahomans age 65 and older are projected to have Alzheimer's disease, a 19-percent increase over 10 years, greatly expanding demand for services and facilities.Aging...
Commentary: Bucks for Brains
Oklahoma lawmakers took a bold step in 1988 when they created the State Regents Endowment Program. That initiative represented a crucial investment in the state's future. By agreeing to match - dollar for dollar - private gifts to endow professorships...
Four Major Tax Cut Proposals Rolled into Oklahoma House Bill
This year's state budget agreement has two main components: spending and tax cuts. Last week, lawmakers passed the bill to do the spending, House Bill 1234, which currently is on Gov. Brad Henry's desk. The proposed tax cuts were included in a handful...
May Start Planned for Broken Arrow Office Tower: Development Builds on Bass Pro's Footprint
Roland Investments will break ground in May for a three-story office tower in Broken Arrow's Stone Wood development.Mike Parrish, owner of Parrish Company Realtors and broker for Stone Wood, said the office tower fulfills a need in the Broken Arrow market....
Norman Regional Partners with Local Schools: Program Will Add Nurses, Assistants to District
Beginning next year, the Norman Regional Health System is going to do its part to ensure the health of students in the Norman Public Schools System.The program, which will be done in collaboration between the hospital and the school system, will give...
OKC-Based Cusack Meats Sees Growth through Online Sales
Think of it as click filet.An Oklahoma City company is expanding its customer base with the help of the Internet. But they're not selling CDs or sports memorabilia - they're selling meat. The 74-year-old company now ships thousands of steaks across the...
OKC Events: March 28, 2007
Big brims won out over cloches at the Mad Hatter's Tea hosted by the Oklahoma Heritage Association for former members of the committees who planned the annual summer garden parties for OHA. Shannon Nance, president of the association, welcomed guests...
Oklahoma Governor Vetoes $1M for Corrections Study
Gov. Brad Henry used his veto pen on Tuesday to knock off $1 million of the $6.9 billion budget bill lawmakers sent to his desk last week. Though Henry has until Wednesday to decide what to do with House Bill 1234, he announced a day early that the $1...
Oklahoma Insurers Fear Health Care Reform Efforts: Commissioner Slowly Pursues Change at Legislature
With the stage set and the spotlights on, state insurance professionals may soon butt heads with Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland over health care reform."We have to do something or else the system will implode on itself," said Holland, who since taking...
Oklahoma RedHawks Ready: Changes in Sights, Sounds, Smells at Ballpark
Scott Pruitt believes Oklahoma RedHawks baseball fans will have no trouble coming to their senses."Part of baseball is the sights, sounds and smells," said the team's managing general partner. "Those will be enhanced this year."When the RedHawks host...
Rainfall Boosts Outlook for Oklahoma's Wheat Crop
By the end of March last year, 65 percent of the Oklahoma wheat crop was in poor to very poor condition.What a difference a year - and a little water - can make. The latest survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture describes the state's winter wheat...
Tulsa City Council Not Ready for Pay Raise
Jack Henderson's Tulsa City Council colleagues don't want a pay raise.In August, Henderson, D-District 1, proposed raising the council's pay from the current $18,000 per year. Any increase would not be effective until after the next City Council election...
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