El Reno Prison to Add 64 Employees The federal prison at El
Reno is building two housing units and adding 64 employees as part
of a $14 million capital improvements package.
Jim Cassidy, manager of the Federal Correctional Institution,
said construction on the units would begin in the fall. The
employees will be added by summer's end.
``The long-range plan is a way for the institution to be
proactive rather than reactive,'' said John Flynn, associate warden
The two housing units will replace older units built nearly 60
years ago, Flynn said. The old units will be destroyed to create
more space between buildings.
Flynn said the prison also plans to erect poles with cables to
prevent helicopters from landing inside the prison compound.
Attempted escapes using helicopters have occurred at other federal
prisons, he said.
Edmond Chamber to Meet Gen. Tommy Alsip, adjutant general of the
Oklahoma National Guard, is scheduled to be the speaker for the
monthly membership meeting of the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce.
The luncheon is scheduled at noon Tuesday at the Seasons Inn, 1005
Waterwood Parkway in Edmond. Reservations are required and can be
made by calling the Chamber office by Friday.
Cerny to Address OU Engineering Convocation Sam J. Cerny,
chairman of Grace Petroleum Corp. and a 1955 geological engineering
graduate of the University of Oklahoma, will return to OU Saturday
as the main speaker at the OU College of Engineering convocation.
Cerny, who is president-elect of the OU College of Engineering Board
of Visitors, will speak at 10 a.m. during the ceremony at McFarlin
Memorial United Methodist Church, 419 S. University Blvd. in Norman.
A reception will follow on the lawn of Boyd House, 407 W. Boyd St.
OU commencement exercises begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Lloyd Noble
Center, 2900 Jenkins Ave.
Cerny is past president and chief executive officer of Grace
Petroleum Corp., a subsidiary of Dallas-based Grace Energy Corp.,
whose parent company is W.R. Grace & Co.
Retail Publications Donated Management Horizons, a division of
Price Waterhouse, has donated the archives of its "Retail
Intelligence System" publication series to the Harry W. Bass
Collection in Business History at the University of Oklahoma. It is
believed to be the only complete collection of "Retail Intelligence
System" publications, according to William R. Davidson, chairman
emeritus of Management Horizons.
"For someone who wants to understand the competitive pressures
and market realities that spawned the dramatic developments in
retailing during the past 20 years, these archives are priceless,"
said Robert F. Lusch, dean of the University of Oklahoma College of
Business Administration. Among the items in the archives are
copies of Management Horizons' Retail Yearbook from 1977 to the
present, copies of Retail Outlook from 1983 to the present and
briefing manuals from its Strategic Outlook Conference and Spring
Management Conferences from 1980 through 1990.
The archives material will be available to public use after it
is cataloged. Contact Professor Daniel A. Wren, Bass Collection
curator, at the College of Business Administration, to gain access
Employer Seminar Scheduled The Oklahoma State Employment Service
is sponsoring an employer seminar in conjunction with the
International Association of Personnel in Employment Security. The
seminar is scheduled at 12:30-5 p.m. Friday at the Metro Tech
Auditorium, 1900 Springlake Dr. The conference fee is $20.
The program will center on the impact of issues such as the
American with Disabilities Act and the new increase in the federal
minimum wage that became effective April 1. The program will be
presented by Lloyd Day, assistant district director with the U. …