Jasco has expanded its line of GE-branded products. The Oklahoma
City consumer electronics distributor released wares this month
ranging from home security cameras, phone accessories and
electronics cable tubing to remote controls, printer ink cartridges,
power supply and surge protectors.
Among its more unique offerings, Jasco put out a InstaJack
product that turns any AC outlet into a phone line jack. It also
offers two "breakthrough" television antennas:
* The Millennium TV Antenna, a "rabbit ears" replacement that, at
2 inches, has the lowest profile of any product on the market.
* The MAX antenna, a roof-top replacement with a cylindrical
design that allows it to be easily concealed.
Not so blessed after all
State Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Securities Department
Administrator Irving L. Faught have issued a cease and desist order
against The Blessings Gift Activity, a pyramid money exchange
The organization requires its participants to pool cash "gifts"
of $2,000. They then recruit others to contribute $2,000, all in
hopes of receiving a $16,000 tax-free payoff. The Oklahoma
Securities Commission, which imposed a civil penalty on the
organization, noted the Internal Revenue Service may find such
HTN gets another station
Hispanic Television Network, formerly American Independent
Network, has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the
Channel 17 television broadcast license in Oklahoma City, as well as
Channel 29 in Tulsa and 10 other television stations in Texas, New
Mexico and Arizona.
The Fort Worth company intends to begin broadcasting Hispanic
programming on these stations in January 2000. This acquisition will
compliment HTVN's owned properties, which include Channel 22 in
The growth of the Hispanic Network follows other Hispanic media
company's expansion, including Hispanic Broadcasting Company
(HBCCA), Telemundo (SNE), Univision (UVN) and Spanish Broadcasting
(SBSA) to target the growing Hispanic population.
Cattle industry threatened
Oklahoma's $2 billion cattle industry is being threatened by
Johne's Disease, a chronic bacterial infection on the increase. The
disease causes diminished performance of individual cow herds, and
is eventually fatal to the infected animal. It causes increased
liability for anyone selling breeding stock and could jeopardize
consumer confidence in the entire beef industry. …