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2013-03-25 08:24:28

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a difficult economy for newspaper media companies, Oklahoma City-based OPUBCO Communications Group has recently been able to generate large revenue and run-rate increases. OPUBCO credits their results to the staff's use of the SalesTouch CRM from Sales Development Services combined with a new go-to-market strategy developed by K Group Inc. "We closed just over one million dollars in revenue between October 2012 and January 2013 that...

2009-09-05 16:15:11

Oklahoma City Zoo officials say a baby chimp will go on display soon, nearly a year after its mother died giving birth to her. Dr. Jennifer D'Agostino, director of veterinary services, said Zoe the chimp was delivered via emergency Caesarean section last October after her mother Chloe went into respiratory and cardiac arrest, The Oklahoman reported Saturday. If we did nothing, D'Agostino said of the emergency surgical delivery conducted on an unresponsive Chloe, we could have lost them both....

2009-07-30 18:29:36

A U.S. competitor in space tourism, Rocketplane Global, has abandoned its Oklahoma facilities and is struggling to stay in business, its chief executive said. The company fulfilled its 5-year, $18 million tax-break obligations to the state of Oklahoma by paying that much for 200,000 hours of design work, President and Chief Executive Officer George French told The Oklahoman. Falling short of its goal of bringing tourists into space, the company is moving to Wisconsin, the newspaper said. With...

2009-03-31 12:07:47

Two conjoined sisters separated 10 weeks ago are thriving, doctors at The Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City said. So far the girls have exceeded expectations, said pediatric surgeon Dr. David Tuggle. They have really sailed through dramatically well. Five-month-old Kylee Hope and Preslee Faith Wells, of Calumet, Okla., were separated Jan. 19 after being born connected at the heart lining, liver and abdomen, The Oklahoman newspaper in Oklahoma City reported Tuesday. Additional surgery will...

2009-03-11 10:38:46

A new Internet bank, the Redneck Bank, was created for people with banking needs and a sense of humor, an Oklahoma banking official says. Wade Huckabay, whose family owns three banks in Oklahoma, said his new Bank of the Wichitas service, already has customers in 45 U.S. states after 45 days thanks to its eye-catching name, The Oklahoman reported Wednesday. It took off like a rocket, Huckabay said. It's been quite a challenge to keep up with the volume. Keith Hazelton, Oklahoma Bankers...

2008-08-07 03:00:35

By Nolan Clay and John Estus, The Oklahoman Aug. 7--The Oklahoma County jail can be a deadly place. At least 44 jail inmates have died in the jail's custody since Jan. 1, 2000, records show. Several were suicides, often by hanging. A few were beaten to death by other inmates. One may have been killed by detention officers. Many died from natural causes, but sometimes those health problems may have been aggravated by beatings or poor care. Some of the deaths were actually in the...

2008-08-06 03:00:55

By The Oklahoman Aug. 6--SAYRE -- A Carter man died Monday night after a single-vehicle accident in Beckham County, and a woman was killed near Broken Arrow, authorities said. -- Dean Ramirez, 46, Carter About 6:10 p.m. Monday, Ramirez was driving a van west on State Highway 152, about five miles east of Sayre, when the vehicle went off the south side of the road, striking an embankment, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Ramirez and passenger Jacklyn Dee Wallace, 26, of...

2008-08-06 03:00:35

By Monica Albert, The Oklahoman Aug. 6--For more than 70 years, Czech Hall has been a place to practice polka and so much more. Founded in 1901, the hall was built on land donated by local Czech immigrants. It began as a social hall for Czechs, but over time became a center for everyone in Yukon, as well as those in nearby areas. The hall is co-owned by two groups, the Western Fraternal Life Association, a Czech fraternal benefit society, and SOKOL, a group of people of common ethnicity,...

2008-08-06 03:00:35

By Gene Triplett, The Oklahoman Aug. 6--YUKON -- In a Yukon garage just off old Route 66, movie stars are being born -- and they're all named Eleanor. Custom car craftsman Jason Engel is the star maker, commissioned to build full-scale, bored and stroked, supercharged replicas of the modified 1967 Mustang fastback that stole scenes from Nicolas Cage in the 2000 remake of "Gone in 60 Seconds" and roared into the hearts of auto enthusiasts everywhere. "I'm a huge fan of the original...

2008-08-05 03:00:46

By Nolan Clay and Randy Ellis, The Oklahoman Aug. 5--How much do addictions cost? In Oklahoma alone, the cost may reach as much as $5.8 billion a year. That's billion, with a "b." That's as much as it cost three years ago to run Oklahoma's entire state government. The total in Oklahoma includes about $1.4 billion in direct costs for money spent trying to prevent addiction, treating addicts and locking up people who commit crimes because of addictions, according to a 2005 state...