Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Turpen out of Consideration for Attorney General

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Turpen out of Consideration for Attorney General

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Turpen Out of Consideration for Attorney General Mike Turpen has taken himself out of consideration to be appointed attorney general, Gov. David Walters said Monday.

Turpen, who had lost a bitter runoff race with Walters for the 1986 Democratic gubernatorial nomination, said last week he had the inside track to be appointed to succeed Robert Henry, who is expected to accept the position of dean of the Oklahoma City University law school. Turpen was attorney general from 1982-1986, leaving the post to run for governor.

``I talked to Mike this morning and he has removed his name from consideration,'' Walters said at a news conference Monday. He said Turpen was ``one of the top candidates'' and ``perhaps the top candidate.''

Boren, McCurdy Not in Running in Presidency WASHINGTON - The names of Oklahoma Sen. David Boren and Rep. Davpossible 1992 Democratic presidential nominees - everyone's list but theirs, that is. Boren, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and McCurdy, recently named head of the House Intelligence Committee, say a run for the presidency is not in their 1992 plans.

``I am not going to get caught up in an ego trip and start talking about a candidacy for president,'' McCurdy, serving his sixth term in Congress, told The Tulsa Tribune's Washington bureau. ``I can assure you, I have not launched any campaign effort.'' McCurdy says running a presidential campaign would take too much time away from his three children, ages 13, 12 and 7. And his family is not the only thing he has considered.

Boren, elected to the Senate in 1978 after one term as Oklahoma's governor, told the newspaper he is flattered by the suggestion, but said the time was not right. ``Anyone who is involved in public service, who has strong ideals of the direction the country should take, would not want to rule out the possibility,'' Boren said. But he said he does not ``have any plans to run at this time,'' and he insisted that even unforeseen circumstances down the road could not lure him into the 1992 race.

OG&E New Income Up for 12 Months An 8.5 percent increase in net income to $140.29 million, or $3.42 per share, was reported Monday for the 12 months ended Feb. 28 by Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. of Oklahoma City. The net income for the 12 months was up from $129.27 million, or $3.06 per share, for the 12 months ended Feb. 28, 1990. Operating revenues for the 12 months totaled $1.2 billion, up 6.5 percent from $1.16 billion for the previous 12 months. Electric utility revenues for the 12 months totaled $1. …

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