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Baboons in our midst and Fort Reno’s “redundant, outdated and duplicative” research — Tax dollars at work?

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor (Part 1 of a two-part Analysis) OKLAHOMA CITY – Just three weeks ago, a front-page story in Oklahoma’s largest newspaper, building on earlier television reporting, described recent problems in the University of Oklahoma’s Baboon Research Program. This is an old story, but in this era of increasingly limited resources for […]

Considering under-slab duct repairs

  By Mike Charles CEO, Allergy Control What kind of problems can occur in our under slab air ducts? This can depend on how old your home is & what type of air ducts were installed. Over the years, different materials were used under the concrete slabs for heating and air duct systems. Some used […]

“Get Out From Under Your House without Listing it for Sale with a Real Estate Agent, EVER taking a call from a Tenant, or Giving it to an Investor for Pennies on the Dollar”

By Scott Nachatilo Owner of OKC Home Realty Services, LLC. I recently got a call from a couple (I’ll call them Mr. and Mrs. Smith) after they had their home listed with a realtor for six months. During that time they only had a few showings, and didn’t get a single offer on their property. […]


By Vic Vickers CEO Handymen R’ Us In 1973, while I was working as Marketing Manager for Skiroule, Ltd (a snowmobile manufacturer) in Wickham, Quebec, Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Coleman Company, I had the pleasure of sitting in for my boss at a corporate meeting with Sheldon Coleman, CEO of The Coleman […]

Gas Fireplaces: a few things you should know

  By Todd Feehan and Jack Werner   The gas starter in my fireplace is not working or is not working properly. What’s the fix? The fix is probably going to involve calling a plumber, but let’s check some things first.   We are going to assume that you have a gas pipe in your […]

I Loved the 70’s, but not that much…

By Scott Nachatilo I recently met a new property management customer at a house he had just closed on. It was a nice 3-bed brick home in a good neighborhood. The only problem with the property is that it was dated. It hadn’t been remodeled since the 1970s. So the question is, how far does […]

Questions to Ask When Drafting an Estate Plan

Steve Romano, special to the paper Because you’ve worked hard to create a secure and comfortable lifestyle for your family, you’ll want to ensure that you have a sound financial plan that includes trust and estate planning. With some forethought, you may be able to minimize gift and estate taxes and preserve more of your […]


By Todd Feehan and Cord Werner   Water heaters bring many questions to homeowners’ minds.  Here are a few facts that may help save you money and time when you need to replace your water heater.   Gas or electric?  Most people don’t have much choice.  Unless you’re building a new home, you have to […]

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