The 1986 annual meeting of the Oklahoma State Medical Association
begins today at the Excelsior Hotel and Tulsa Convention Center in
Tulsa, with nearly 1,000 Oklahoma physicians, spouses and guests
expected to attend.
Dr. Norman L. Dunitz, a Tulsa orthopedic surgeon, will be
inaugurated president of the association during the three-day
The association's House of Delegates, which sets policy for the
organization, will consider over two dozen resolutions submitted by
Oklahoma physicians ranging from a recommendation to seek the endof
federal support for tobacco products to the creation of a statewide
physician operated health maintenance organization.
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James C. Leake & Antiques Inc. will hold its 14th annual car
auction at the Expo Square in Tulsa from June 6-8.
The auction, which has set many record prices for cars since 1964,
will offer 550 cars dating from the early 1900s to the latest 1986
models. Leake, who owns the Antiques Inc. car museum in Muskogee,
has been conducting auctions in the southwest for the past 22 years.
Last year's event hosted over 30,000 buyers, sellers and spectators,
with total sales in excess of $4.8 million.
Auctioneer Dean Kruse will conduct this year's auction.
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Oklahoma City University has been chosen as a national finalist in
the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education/U.S. Steel
Alumni Competition for the sixth consecutive year.
The school has been named a finalist in the sustained performance
category, which recognizes universities and their alumni who have
made significant and successful commitment to encourage the financial
support of education.
More than 2,000 universities and colleges in the United States and
Canada compete in this alumni incentive awards program. Finalists
are those universities which have shown no year-to-year decline in
the number of alumni donors to the annual fund or no year-to-year
decline in alumni dollars given to the annual fund over a four year
Each year over the past five years, OCU has raised more than $5
million in budget support, capital improvements and endowment funds,
with a significant portion coming from OCU alumni, the United
Methodist Church and the Oklahoma business community. The alumni
support program for 1985 through 1989 is included in OCU's $60
million "Let's Get the Job Done" campaign.
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The Children's Miracle Network Telethon, a 21-hour telethon to be
seen in over 140 markets, will be aired by KTVY-Channel 4 on
Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1.
The Children's Miracle Network Telethon in Oklahoma City has
raised over $500,000 to support research into children's diseases and
to fund some of the medical programs at Oklahoma Children's Memorial
Hospital. Children's Medical Research is the sponsoring organization
in Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital/University of Oklahoma has
received $1,783.73, joint gifts from Heinz U.S.A. and the H.J. Heinz
Company Foundation, for the HeinzBaby Food labels collected in the
1985 label-saving program which benefits children's hospitals
Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital/University of Oklahoma
collected 29,467 labels from area consumers. Each label was worth
six cents to the hospital.
The Heinz program, initiated by the company in 1979, has been
responsible for more than $550,000 in contributions to participating
institutions over the past seven years.
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The Casady Square Arts and Crafts Festival, sponsored by the
Merchants' Association and benefiting The Village Library, will be
held Saturday, May 17. …