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Articles from February 15, 2007

Bricktown Committee Approves Garage Design
A new parking structure proposed for Bricktown got the go-ahead Tuesday, pending a few final design approvals.Several variations on the parking structure were presented at the Bricktown Urban Design Committee meeting. The project is part of a larger...
Chesapeake Pledges $75,000 More in Funds for University of Central Oklahoma Scholarships
When Chesapeake Energy adds new employees, the new staff members are often graduates of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.Nearly 200 UCO graduates are on Chesapeake's payroll, including Martha Burger, treasurer and senior vice president of...
Coming Together: Ancient Tradition of Banquets Fulfills Community Role in High-Tech, Fast-Paced Society
It's hard to find some facet of modern society not radically altered by modern technology. Today's instant e-access eliminates most distance barriers, reducing the need to physically travel. From our bathrooms we may reach around the world by cell phone,...
Commentary: Have a Humor
Humor has always been a part of the American culture. It has often shaped the thinking of the nation on issues of the day. Some of the most successful public figures have used humor to not only advance their agenda but also to improve their public image....
Minorities Under-Represented in Law Schools: Massachusetts Law Dean Says ABA Is to Blame
Rising law school tuitions are placing legal education out of reach of economically disadvantaged minority students, says a New England law school dean who targets much of the blame at American Bar Association mandates placed on law schools seeking accreditation.The...
OKC Events: February 15, 2007
The 600 and some volunteers for the Allied Arts annual fund campaign met for breakfast Wednesday at the Waterford Marriott and tallied up the money raised so far.The old half full/half empty theory was discussed by some but, just before the meeting closed,...
Okla. Supreme Court Rules Workers' Comp Law May Be Applied Retroactively
The Oklahoma Supreme Court made the unusual move of reviewing a decision of the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court Tuesday for the sake of determining if a 2005 state law could be applied retroactively. The court found that a law the Oklahoma Legislature...
Opio Toure Heading Langston Effort to Encourage More Minority Students to Go to Law School
Former Oklahoma City state representative Opio Toure is leading a new program at Langston University to encourage more minority students to go to law school.Toure said Langston's pre-law initiative will also assist students in exploring the opportunities...
Possible Vanguard-Dollar Thrifty Merger Fuels Speculation: Dollar Thrifty Stock Soars on Rumors, Closing Up $5.22 to $52.77
A potential $3 billion merger between Vanguard and Dollar Thrifty has left industry analysts speculating on what is driving the deal and who will emerge as leader.The New York Times reported the possible merger Wednesday but had few details other than...
Report Ranks Oklahoma among Lowest-Taxed States
Oklahoma ranks as one of the best states for taxes, according to a report on the MSN Money Web site. While some point to Oklahoma's ranking as evidence the state could slow down on implementing new tax cuts, other policymakers say the state officials...
Shopping Center Set for Broken Arrow: CATO Adds 10th Tulsa Store in Wal-Mart 'Shadowbox'
A trio of developers has broken ground for a $3 million shopping center beside a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Broken Arrow.The 38,000-square-foot first phase will mirror Wal-Mart "shadowboxes" favored by Jared Brown and his two Memphis, Tenn., partners, the...
Survey: University of Central Oklahoma Students, Staff Spend $503M per Year
For every student enrolling at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond's economy receives a boost.UCO's average student spends $10,966 annually, according to a survey by the university. The estimated annual spending for all 16,000 students totaled...
Translation Company to Open OKC Branch: TeleInterpreters to Aid Government, Health Care
It's tough to get one past TeleInterpreters. The company specializes in translation and is set to open an Oklahoma City branch next Tuesday, TeleInterpreters spokeswoman Linda Parker said.Rarely stumped, TeleInterpreters provides translation of 170 different...
Waldenbooks to Close Store in Heritage Park Mall in Midwest City
Waldenbooks at Heritage Park Mall in Midwest City will close this month after 29 years, the bookseller confirmed Wednesday. That leaves a hole in the mall's 600,000 square feet of retail space and puts overall occupancy near 60 percent, said mall manager...
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