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Articles from June 30, 1999

A Consistent Exception to the Rule
Fischer Black, the late economist, made a remarkable statement in 1971. Black was a father of the efficient-markets hypothesis, which holds that no adviser or system can beat the market consistently. But after analyzing the track record of the Value...
Buchanan's Goes Online for Grocery Deliveries
Buchanan's IGA Superthrift is set to become the first Oklahoma City grocery store with an online ordering service.Mayor Kirk Humphreys will place the first online order today to the south side grocer on behalf of the Oklahoma City Food Bank. The Food...
Building Permits
These lists of building permits issued by Oklahoma City include those issued for new residential and commercial construction, renovations, swimming pools, elevators and other projects. Permits are listed by number and include owner or contractor, address,...
Business World
Bearing bad newsCLEVELAND (AP) -- The unenviable task of being the bearer of bad news is easier -- and the information gets delivered more accurately -- when done via electronic mail rather than face-to-face or by telephone, a new study suggests."People...
Coping with the Aftermath When Disaster Strikes
Psychological problems often do not surface after disasters such as the bombing of the federal building and the tornadoes in early May until physical wounds begin to heal and the cleanup or debris is well under way, according to the Oklahoma Psychiatric...
Culture of Trial, despite Error
Lou L. Pai's last assignment at Enron had all the hallmarks of a career maker.As the chairman and chief executive of Enron Energy Services, Pai led the company's charge to become the nation's premier marketer of electricity to residential customers as...
Debt Collection Firm Eyes CFS Workers
A Pennsylvania-based debt collection company may open a call center in Oklahoma City using former employees of closed Commercial Financial Services.Fort Washington, Pa.-based NCO Group hopes to pick up 150 workers in Tulsa and another 300 in Oklahoma...
Depression Is More Than Mind over Matter
Recently, Larry King hosted one of his most provocative and challenging discussions with both health care providers and laypersons who are either concerned about or suffer from depression.William Styron, Mike Wallace, Art Buchwald and Dick Cavett either appeared...
Enron's Management Philosophy -- Firing Up an Idea Machine
HOUSTON -- Two words sum up the management philosophy of the Enron Corp., according to its president, Jeffrey K. Skilling: loose, and tight."We are loose on everything related to creativity," said Skilling, who came here in 1990 to help transform Enron...
Heritage's Growth Is Well on Track
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Heritage Trust Co., one of the newest players in the local financial services arena, is approaching $200 million just a year after having received its charter from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency."Conventional wisdom...
Holiday Inn Finds Room for Suites
ATLANTA -- Your next family vacation or business trip to Orlando, Fla., may have just gotten a bit user-friendly.On Thursday, the first all-suite Holiday Inn Resort will open in Orlando with 800 suites catering to travelers with a variety of interests,...
Iraq Plays Favorites with Development Deals
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- American and British oil giants are among many Western companies looking into oil development deals in Iraq now that the U.N. Security Council is indicating a willingness to suspend its oil embargo, Oil Ministry officials said Monday.But...
Is the `New Era' Just a Rosy Glow?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Those with a long-term view contend it is far too early, even foolhardy, to assume the economy has entered a new era, but American consumers have declared it has.They speak not with words but with actions, saving little, borrowing heavily...
Legislators Return to Face Bonds, Truth in Sentencing
When lawmakers return in special session today they must address two issues immediately.If they do not repeal, postpone or revise the 1997 Oklahoma Truth in Sentencing Act, it will become law Thursday.The other top-of-the-agenda item involves an idea...
Mortgages
A list of mortgages filed with the Oklahoma County Clerk's office is published daily in The Journal Record. Information listed for each mortgage includes book and page numbers, names of the mortgagor and mortgagee, mortgage loan amount, property description,...
New Locations
Received: 6/28/99Carter CountyJohn L. Hoard Family Trust; Box 1706, Ardmore 73402 (580-223- 2294); #1 Seitz; nw sw se 1-1s-3w; 990' fsl & 330' fwl; TD 1800' ...Test; 1000' Tatums Sand; Soon Coal County Spring Resources Inc.; Box 521067, Tulsa 74142-1067...
OKC Population Up 6.2% in `98
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Oklahoma City's population grew 6.2 percent to 472,220 from 1990 to 1998, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report.Tulsa's population grew 3.8 percent to 381,390 during the same period. Oklahoma City and Tulsa account for more than...
President Proposes $118 Billion Medicare Plan
WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) -- President Bill Clinton on Tuesday proposed a 10-year $118 billion plan designed to help the nation's elderly and disabled pay for prescription drugs, using private managers to bargain down prices."My plan will use competition...
Retailers Close Open-Door Policy
NEW YORK -- Virginia Sullivan was walking up Park Avenue not long ago, her arms overflowing with purchases, looking every bit the battle-hardened New York shopper. But there's one thing that Sullivan, a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology,...
SBC, Ameritech Deal Moves One Step Closer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators said Tuesday they are prepared to approve a merger between SBC Communications and Ameritech, provided the two stick to a set of conditions they proposed to the government.A merger of the two corporations would form...
Space Invaders, Just a Desk Away
In the compressed world of the office, little things mean a lot. And when someone has an annoying habit or seems to think that any kind of behavior is acceptable, co-workers can suffer -- often in silence. And even when they speak up, their protests...
Study of Humor Is Serious Business, Researchers Find
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Question: What do you call a group of researchers engaged in the study of humor? Answer: Jest folks.This week, a gaggle of these gigglers have gathered in Oakland for the 18th International Humor Conference, where the study of...
The Tale of Economics: Competition vs. Innovation
Capitalism, every undergraduate student of economics learns, thrives on competition. The brilliant virtue of the invisible hand of competition is that it forces firms to reduce costs, cut prices and thereby enrich consumers. This engaging tale has buttressed every...
U.S. Stock Barometers Continue to Increase
NEW YORK (AP) -- Blue-chip stocks rallied for a second straight session Tuesday, surprising Wall Street with their momentum a day ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate announcement.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 160.20 to close at 10,815.35,...
Warranty Deeds
A list of Warranty Deeds filed with the Oklahoma County Clerk's office is published daily in The Journal Record. Information listed for each warranty deed includes book and page numbers, the owner of the property granting the property to a new owner,...
Wells Completed
Received: 6/28/99Completion reports are compiled by county, operator and well information.Blaine County Gruy Petroleum Mgmt. Co., Irving TX/972-401-3111 -- #1-23 Revard - - c sw 23-17n-11w; TD 8600'; perf. Red Fork 8236-56', f/239Mcf, 6bo and 12bwpd,...
Woman of the Year
Isn't it easy to put off something that doesn't seem urgent. We know from experience. What's the deadline? That's when it will get done.For those of you with those leanings, we would remind you that the deadline for nominating an outstanding community...
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