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Articles from June 7, 2013

Black, White and Green: ACLU Reports Racial Disparity in Arrests for Marijuana Possession in Oklahoma
Black Oklahomans were arrested for marijuana possession at nearly three times the rate of whites in 2010, despite comparable marijuana usage rates, according to a new study by the American Civil Liberties Union.The report, "Marijuana in Black and White:...
Counseling Helps Oklahoma Vet Deal with Recent Trauma
David McWilliams spent two years in Vietnam and 41 years recovering. He earned three Purple Hearts from his combat and spent a year-and-a-half recovering from an injury in a Texas hospital. McWilliams is an avid supporter of the counseling services the...
Finding the Courage to Heal: Mobile Vet Centers Aim to Counsel from Tornado Trauma in Oklahoma
For Terry Lee Davis, the destruction in Moore looked like a war zone. When the Vietnam veteran saw the rubble, he was reminded of the 1968 attack on Caisson, his Marine base."Caisson looked like what I'm seeing now," Davis said. "Just devastation. Just...
Lost, Furry and Found: Agencies Help Reunite Displaced Animals with Owners in Oklahoma
After disappearing from a tornado-shredded house in Moore for three days, Prudence the cocker spaniel has been reunited with her owner.She was hiding in the closet with her owner, Ricki Finlay, when the tornado hit. Forty minutes after the storm ended,...
Milk Prices Top Issue for Oklahoma Dairy Producers Association Conference
Oklahoma dairy producers hoping to see changes in the federal government's price-setting process for milk aren't sure this session's proposed omnibus farm bill is going to help.Milk prices will be the top issue of discussion at the upcoming Oklahoma...
Mosquito Problems Loom after Storms in Oklahoma
In the wake of tornadoes and thunderstorms, new residents are preparing to swarm the Oklahoma City metro area.Small business operators like Rick Guy are looking to keep that from happening. Demand is beginning to rise for Mosquito Control Services and...
OKC Events: June 7, 2013
Dean A. McGee would have been proud as three men, prominent for their civic activities, were recognized at a black-tie dinner in the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. honored Carl Edwards, Roy Williams and John M. "Chip" Fudge for their...
Oklahoma Historic Preservation Awards Presented
The Oklahoma Historical Society's State Historic Preservation Office presented its 2013 Citations of Merit at a banquet in Perry.Award recipients included:* Anadarko: Kathleen Lacey, for rehabilitation of the DeVaughn Drug Building in the Anadarko Downtown...
Owasso Walgreens Site Sells for $5.4M
A newly sold Walgreens property in Owasso barely topped the price that 9-year-old building drew in 2006, bucking a national trend for soaring triple-net deals."It's funny, because 2006 had probably some of the lowest cap rates and then everything went...
Seminole Court Battles Continue
Seminole Energy LLC and Seminole Gas Co. LLC are embroiled in four separate actions against Texas-based Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. and NGAS Resources Inc.Seminole filed a lawsuit in Tulsa County District Court on March 18 against Magnum Hunter and...
The Great Gap: Disparity in Rent, Land Prices Challenges Downtown OKC Housing Developers
In a state that's rooted in the quest for land, there is a large gap between the price of land for multifamily residential development and the price of rent for those spaces in the downtown area.Andy Burnett, senior multifamily vice president at Newmark...
The Journal Record Business Briefs: June 7, 2013
Storms damage 56 schoolsOKLAHOMA CITY - As many as 56 school sites were damaged by severe storms and tornadoes in Oklahoma May 19 to 31, according to Janet Barresi, state superintendent of public instruction.Three of those sites were completely destroyed...
These Walls: Stillwater's Santa Fe Depot
Train depots are relics from a time when people stopped building cities around rivers in favor of railroad lines.Many of those buildings were forgotten as commerce in cities developed and cars began to transport people more than trains.But in Stillwater,...
Thrice Is Nice for Macaroni Grill Site Sale in Tulsa
A Macaroni Grill restaurant site just outside Woodland Hills Mall has changed hands for the third time in five years, earning a 26.5- percent price markup.Tulsa County Courthouse records indicate that Tres Woodland Investments LLC of Richardson, Texas,...
Tulsa-Based Unit Corp. Buys Land for HQ
Contract drilling company Unit Corp. has purchased 30 acres for $6.5 million and plans to contract a headquarters near Tulsa Hills Shopping Center.Mark Schell, Unit senior vice president and general counsel, said on Friday that the Tulsa-based publicly...
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