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2008-09-03 00:00:18

By Heather Caliendo Just as pop culture caught onto the green and health-conscious movement, the nation's economy took a beating. Health food stores offer organic and natural foods, which traditionally come at a higher price. Even with people paying closer attention to their pocketbook, several Oklahoma health food stores said they have not seen dramatic decreases in business. Jeff Emerson, co-owner of Natural Farms Market in Tulsa, has been in the natural food business about eight...

2008-08-21 00:00:41

By Heather Caliendo Phil Berkenbile looks at a crowd of education representatives and turns his focus to members of the business community. "How do we prepare for our next work force?" asked Berkenbile, director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. "People want workers, and they are willing to pay for them." The Tulsa Metro Chamber State of Education event was held Tuesday afternoon to discuss if there is a plug in Oklahoma's work force pipeline. Berkenbile...

2008-08-04 09:00:51

By Heather Caliendo When Kara Gae Neal became superintendent of Tulsa Tech, someone mentioned they were glad she was there for the other students. "Other students" is a phrase Neal doesn't want to hear. She said she's proud that her school can offer a path to academic success for the students other schools don't want. "This is a kind of image that needs to be changed," said Neal. "I said I don't know who those other students are - there are no other students, only other options." Neal...

2008-07-28 09:01:26

By Heather Caliendo A new college will enter the Tulsa market this fall. Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. will open Brown Mackie College - Tulsa at the Exchange Center complex, 4608 S. Garnett. It will be Education Management's first school in Oklahoma. Brown Mackie College has 19 campuses in nine states. The Tulsa campus, accredited to award bachelor's and associate degrees and diplomas, represents the Brown Mackie system's second expansion this month. The private,...

2008-07-23 09:01:21

By Heather Caliendo The Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital, part of Saint Francis Health System, is undergoing a $12 million expansion of its now 19,000-square-foot research center. The clinic recently completed the $11.6 million first floor of the center. Four floors and an additional parking garage deck will be added and officials anticipate construction to be complete next summer. The architect is Page Southerland Page of Dallas and the contractor is Cowen Construction Co....

2008-07-23 09:00:46

By Heather Caliendo Tom Green is out to prove live entertainment is big business in Oklahoma. He said he's hoping the anticipated attendance of 60,000 fans for Dfest will help back his claim. "We bring stuff to the event that no other events have - it's the unique experience that separates Dfest from any other event in Oklahoma," he said. Dfest is the Midwest's largest music festival that features national recognized headliners among local artists - about 50 bands of the lineup come from...

2008-07-15 09:00:56

By Heather Caliendo For some it's the memory of paying 10-cent admission, for others it is now a Mecca for independent movies. Sitting on 12th and Lewis, Circle Cinema celebrates its 80th birthday today and the staff looks forward to renovating the theater for the future while also appreciating its history. "We are the only remaining historic movie theater left in Tulsa - everything has become a parking lot," said Stephanie LaFevers, executive director of Circle Cinema Foundation....

2008-06-27 09:02:56

By Heather Caliendo Ken Lee jumps out of a white truck wearing red suspenders and a black shirt sporting the words Verizon Wireless. For several years, Verizon commercials have featured a dark- haired man with horn-rimmed glasses, saying the all-too-familiar question, "Can you hear me now?" But for Lee, who more resembles Santa Claus than the actor from those commercials, those five words are not just a slogan, but part of a day's work. "That guy in the commercial is a fraud - I'm the...

2008-06-19 00:00:11

By Heather Caliendo Dollar Rent A Car hopes to expand the "portable office" by enabling access to its Web site on mobile devices. The mobile site retains most of the features of the company's desktop Web site in a simplified format. Chris Payne, senior manager of corporate communications, said the company has seen huge growth on the Internet; 75 percent of the company's reservations are made online. With more people using cell phones for Web transactions, allowing access to the site...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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