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The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma • 66

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THE 0KLAH0MAN NEWS0K.COM 4B TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012 BUSINESS: STATE Project changes show public input being heard YBk Steve -TB Lackmeyer slackmeyerra MMPHfffSIMfi Revised designs for the future downtown elementary school are shown in this drawing. DRAWING PROVIDED BY TAP ARCHITECTURE The process of adding public input into the development of downtown may not always be neat, it may not make everyone happy, but recent changes to big projects show debate and feedback are being heard. The Downtown Design Review Committee will see plans this week for a new downtown elementary school that are markedly different from the renderings that failed to capture their enthusiasm a few weeks ago. At that presentation, committee members tasked with overseeing design of new buildings and existing structure renovations downtown lamented that the school facade included too few windows, a harsh institutional feel and little interaction with Sheridan Avenue. The new renderings show a facade with more windows, designs more reflective of the Art Deco ESKIMO JOE'S TO CLOSE CITY SITE Eskimo Joe's will close its Penn Square Mall store as of Dec.

28, the retailer announced Monday. The Stillwater-based company has leased space at the Oklahoma City mall for at least 17 years but was in a temporary store for the last several years. Brighton Collectibles will relocate to the former Eskimo Joe's while its store is remodeled. Eskimo Joe's currently has temporary holiday shops at Quail Springs Mall, Sooner Mall in Norman, Mountain View Mall in Ardmore, Shawnee Mall in Shawnee and Oakwood Mall in Enid. GULFPORT WILL EXPAND HOLDINGS Gulfport Energy Corp.

has struck a deal to acquire an additional 30,000 acres in Ohio's Utica Shale for about $300 million, the company announced Monday. The deal, which includes 14 existing wells, would boost Gulfport's holdings there to about 137,000 gross acres. Gulfport also announced a public offering of 9 million shares of common stock meant to help finance the acquisition. Underwriters will be able to purchase an additional 1.35 million shares. CHESAPEAKE TO PAY DIVIDENDS Chesapeake Energy Corp.

announced Monday it will pay quarterly dividends on its common and preferred stock. Holders of the company's common stock will receive dividends of 8.75 cents a share on Jan. 31. Dividends on Chesapeake's preferred stock will range from $1,125 to $14,375 a share, payable on Feb. 15 or March 15.

LAREDO SETS BUDGET AT $725M TULSA Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc. has set its capital budget for 2013 at $725 million, the company announced Monday. Laredo will focus primarily on the continued development of its acreage in west Texas' Permian Basin. The company intends to fund its capital program from cash flow and borrowings. "Our activities in 2012, as planned, have now confirmed four prospective shale intervals on our Garden City acreage, including the Upper, Middle and Lower Wolfcamp and Cline shales, that can be efficiently produced with horizontal wells," CEO Randy A.

Foutch said. "Our 2013 program is designed to continue to de-risk a growing percentage of our core Garden City acreage for these zones and begin the process of optimizing their development to truly maximize the value of this asset for our shareholders." FROM STAFF REPORTS feel of nearby Film Row, and openings into the schoolyard facing Sheridan. While the design committee is set up for such review, engineers overseeing planning for a new downtown boulevard were not eager to change their drawings on a project they hoped to start this winter. But when the designs showed an elevated roadway extending from Western to Walker avenues, a grassroots protest fermented via Facebook at the community forum drew serious attention from city council members, civic leaders and legisla- tors. Engineers who initially saw no way to change their plans regrouped and agreed to the hiring of an outside consultant.

The compromise plan now shows far more of the boulevard at grade, with just a bridge crossing at a combined Western AvenueClassen Boulevard corridor. The plan has the backing of the engineers, and while it still has critics, most agree it is an improvement over the elevation they feared would kill any chances of developing the surrounding Farmers Market area. More public debates are certain to continue into 2013 as the fate of the landmark Stage Center is set to be decided and chances for more mid- to high-rise tower development increase. The critics won't always like the outcomes but if they speak loudly enough, have no doubt, based on recent history, their voices will get heard. Meteorologist to leave KFOR-4 for KWTV-9 BY MEL BRACHT Staff Writer mm i Gas: Price drops 9 cents in a week chosen," Payne said in a news release.

"And I am looking forward to the opportunity to learn and work beside Gary England." England, a Seiling native, celebrated his 40th anniversary at the station on Oct. 16. On KWTV's video tribute to him that day, he announced he had just signed a new contract with the station. "I am going to be staying a little while longer," he said. A recipient of numerous awards and honors, England graduated from OU with a degree in mathematics and meteorology.

He is credited with implementing the world's first commercial Doppler radar, which was manufactured by Enterprise Electronics. KFOR-4 morning meteorologist David Payne will join the KWTV-9 weather team in January after signing a long-term contract with the station, the station announced Monday night. Payne eventually will succeed Gary England as KWTV chief meteorologist when he decides to retire, said David Griffin, CEO and chairman of Griffin Communications. "Whenever Gary decides to hang up his radar, we have hired David Payne to come in," Griffin said in a phone interview. "We also have signed Gary to a long-term deal.

He is go- FROM PAGE IB A i David Payne ing to be around for a while." KWTV announced that Payne will handle the weather reports at 4 and 5 p.m. weekdays. England, 73, will continue to handle the weathercasts at 6 and 10 p.m. as well as lead the station's severe weather coverage while Payne storm chases. A fourth-generation Gary England Oklahoman and a 1993 University of Oklahoma graduate, Payne is an Emmy Award winning meteo -rologist with a total of six Emmy wins and nominations.

He was born in Guthrie and raised in Ed-mond. His family still owns land acquired during the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889. "I am honored to be 3 Regular unleaded was $2.80 a gallon Monday at 7-Eleven at NW 39 and Tulsa in Oklahoma City. AG asks Obama to drop tracking regulation dropped to $2.96 Monday, down 9 cents over the past week. Consumers in Tulsa paid an average price of $2.91 Monday, down from $3 one week ago.

Oklahoma's statewide average is second -lowest in the country, behind only Missouri, which boasted an average of $2.95 Monday. Nationwide, the average settled at $3.24 Monday, down almost a dime over the past week and also a low price for the year. The price in Hawaii dropped to $3.97 Monday, marking the first time this year that the price is below $4 in all 50 states. The reprieve in fuel costs could lead to increased travel over the next two weeks, Mai said. "I think it's encouraging a lot of families to take a holiday road trip," he said.

BY RANDY KREHBIEL Tulsa World Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, in his capacity as chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association, signed a letter Monday asking President Barack Obama to drop plans to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal land. The letter also was as the rule's significant and destructive impacts on our states should not be ignored, and needs to be taken into serious consideration," the letter states. The proposed rule addressed by the letter would, among other things, require drillers to disclose the chemicals used in their tracking fluids, something the industry is loathe to do. The Obama administra tion originally planned to release the final rule before the end of the year, but last week said a decision will not be made until next year because of the large volume of public comment received. Monday's letter was the second from the Republican Governors and the Republican Attorneys General associations to the Obama administration on this issue since July.

signed by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Pruitt and Jindal said the move by the Bureau of Land Management, announced in May, to establish tracking regulations on federal land infringes on the right of states to do so. "The strong and efficient track record of states to regulate oil and natural gas production as well "We're predicting an increase in the number of people traveling by car over the Christmas and New Year's holidays." Nationwide, AAA is expecting a 1.3 percent increase in highway travel, as 84.4 million people are expected to travel more than 50 miles this holiday season. In Oklahoma, AAA is expecting a 1.7 percent increase, to 800,000.

Grains State CASH WHEAT mostly .08 to .09 lower. 7.66-8.26 8.10 .8.11 SOYBEANS Alva 14.26 Buffalo 14.26 Hooker 14.16 Medford 14.29 Miami NA Ponca City 14.29 Shattuck. 13.97 Stillwater 14.39 Buffalo 810 Cherokee 814 Clinton 811 Davis 766 CI Dorado 8 16 CI Reno 806 Frederick 7 91 Geary NA Hobart 811 Hooker 8 01 Keyes 8 01 Lawton 791 Waacaeste- 8 08 Medford 814 Miami NA Okarche 8 06 Okeene 8 06 Perry 8 05 Pcnca City 8 14 Shattuck 7 99 Stillwater 8 05 Temple 8 01 Watonga NA 8 26 lit in southwestern OK cents per pound, FOB rail car or truck. KANSAS CITY GRAIN Wheat, No.2 Hard, 34 Com, Kc 2 yellow 57 46 14-5766 34 Mile 512 52-512 94 Soybeans, Kc 1 514 92 72-51528 34 FEED GRAINS MILO Alva 1166 Buffalo 1166 Hooker 12 55 Keyes 12 58 Manchester 11 59 Medford 1166 Miami NA Pcnca City 1166 Shattuck 11 67 Weatae-Vc 11 50 Gulf NA Agri Markets WV4 of 06-03S-02 TD 10,800. Creek: Slavens II Paul Mari- 1- M- 1 WV4 of 10-14N-08E; TD 4,500.

Garfield: ARP Oklahoma LLC; Saluki No. 2-4H Well; NEV4 NWV4 NWV4NWV4(BHL) of 04-24N-07W; TD 5,819. Garvin: Nitro Petroleum, SEV4 of 01-03N-01W; TD 7,100. Grant: ARP Oklahoma LLC; Lhasa Apso No. 2-20H Well; NEV4 NWV4NEV4NWV4(SL)of 20-25N-07W; TD 10,809.

SandRidge Exploration Production LLC; Stepp 2708 No. 3- 19H Well; NWV4 NEV4 NEV4 NWV4 (SL) of 19-27N-08W; TD 10,866. SandRidge Exploration Production LLC; Whitzel Trust 2706 No. 3-26H Well; SEV4 SEV4 SWV4 SWV4 (SL) of 23-27N-06W; TD 11,027. Kay: Ceja Collings No.

2 13-25N-01E; TD 4,500. McClain: Charter Oak Produc-li; i-7 Well; WV4 SEV4 NEV4 SEV4 of 27-06N-03W; TD 9,189. Noble: Palm Oil Gas Zoldoske No. 1-24 SEV4 WV4 of 24-23N-02W; TD 4,900. Pittsburg: Vanguard Permian LLC; Millis No.

2-4H Well; NWV4 NEV4 NEV4 NEV4 (BHL) of 02- 07N-12E; TD 11,000. Roger Mills: Apache Bradshaw No. 2-11H Well; NV2 SV2 SWV4 SEV4 (SL) of 11-13N-24W; TD 14,000. Seminole: Boone Operating Posey Bear No. 1 Well; NEV4 NW'Aof 11-07N-05E; TD 4,725.

Woods: SandRidge Exploration Production LLC; Sabre 2713 No. 4- 7H Well; SEV4 NWV4 NEV4 NWV4 (SL) of 07-27N-13W; TD 10,741. SandRidge Exploration Production LLC; Talon 2713 No. 3-6H HL 1 06-27N-13W; TD 11,529. SOURCE: OIL-LAW RECORDS CORP.

the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: Last Monday: Year Ago Monday: 4,001 Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers $3 to $5 higher. Steer and heifer calves sold $5 to $8 higher. Demand very good for all classes. Most parts of the area received some much needed moisture over the weekend but much more is needed. Quality was plain thru attractive.

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: Calves: 400-450 lbs 185.00-192.00; 450-475 lbs 169.00-184.00; 525-550 lbs 168.00-169.00; 550-600 lbs 155.25-166.00; 600-700 lbs 150.00-156.00; 700-750 lbs 146.00-148.00. Yearlings 600-700 lbs 155.00-162.00; 700-775 lbs 149.75-155.50; Lot 800 lbs 143.25. Medium and Large Nos. 1-2 lot 510 lbs 153.00; 550-600 lbs 156.00-158.00; 625-700 lbs 149.00-152.00, calves 141.00-145.00; 700-800 lbs 139.75-147.00; 800- 900 lbs 137.25-143.00.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large No. 1: Calves: 400-500 lbs 150.00-160.00; 500-600 lbs 142.00-153.00, thin fleshed 154.00-155.50; 650-675 lbs 140.50-143.25; Yearlings 600-700 lbs 143.00-150.00; 700-800 lbs 138.00-141.00. Medium and Large Nos. 1-2: pkg 320 lbs 144.00; 450-500 lbs 144.00-150.00, thin fleshed 153.00; 550-560 lbs 140.00-140.25; 625-700 lbs 137.50-143.00, calves 133.50-135.00; 700-800 lbs 132.00-135.50. HOGS Receipts: 0 Compared to Tuesday: Barrows and Gilts: U.S.

Nos. 1-3 220-270 lbs. NA Sows: Steady to 1.00 lower U.S. Nos. 1-3 300-500 lbs.

NA U.S. Nos. 1-3 500-700 lbs. NA Boars: 200-250 lbs. NA; over 250 lbs.

NA SOURCE: USDA-OKLAHOMA AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT MARKET NEWS SERVICES Jjl 13 33525 NEV4 NWV4 (SL) of 25-25N-02W; 75 barrels oil per day, 94,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 8995. Range Production White 1- I- li" SEV4 (SL) of 23-25 N-02W; 18 barrels oil per day, 157,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 8427. Pottawatomie: Hembree Lewis A Production Publishers Youts No. 2 Well; NWV4 NEV4 SWV4 of 20-07N-05E; 21 barrels oil per day; TD 4210. Roger Mills: Apache James No.

1-9HC Well; SE'A SW'A SWV4SEV4 (SL) of 09-13 N-23W; 210 barrels oil per day; TD 13,647. Apache Shaw No. 1-33HC Well; SWV4 SWV4 SWV4 SEV4 (SL) of 33-12N-26W; 29 barrels oil per day, 35,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 15,040. Woods: Chesapeake Operating Hada Land Cattle 3-28-15 No. 1H Well; SV2 SV2 SW'A SW'A (SL) of 03-28N-15W; 726 barrels oil per day, 1,275,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 9,944.

Chesapeake Operating Howard 4-28-16 No. 1H Well; NV2 NV2NWV4NEV4(SL)of 04-28 N-16W; 88 barrels oil per day, 320,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,299. Chesapeake Operating Max Lee 9-28-15 No. 1H Well; SWV4 SEV4SWV4SWV4(SL)of 04- 28N-15W; 129,000 cu-ft gas per day, 5 barrels oil per day; TD 10,357. INTENT TO DRILL Alfalfa: Sand Ridge Exploration Production LLC; Loretta 2310 No.

1-16H Well; NEV4 NWV4 NWV4 NEV4 (SL) of 16-23N-10W; TD 12,165. Canadian: Devon Energy Production Co. LP; Duane No. 32-14-8 1H Well; NV2 NV2 NV2 NV2 (SL) of 05- 13N-08W; TD 16,204. Devon Energy Production Co.

LP; Tom Horn 7-13-9 No. 6H Well; SWY4 SEV4 SEV4 SWV4 (SL) of 07-13N-09W; Woodford. Devon Energy Production Co. LP; Tom Horn 7-13-9 No. 9H Well; SEV4 SEV4 SWV4 SEV4 (SL) of 07-13N-09W; TD 17,446.

Carter: Spring Operating Brooke No. 1-6 Well; EV2 NEV4 SE'A OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. $71.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Nov.

21: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating Thorp 4-24-10 No. 1H Well; SV2 SV2 SWV4 SWV4 (SL) of 04-24N-10W; 408 barrels oil per day, 4,421,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 11,118. Canadian: Cimarex Energy Caroline No. 1-5H Well; SWV4 SEV4 SE'A SEV4 (SL) of 05-12N-10W; 1,012,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 18,357. Cimarex Energy Jameson No.

6-27H Well; NEV4 NWV4 NWV4 NEV4(SL)of27-14N-10W; 1,226,000 cu-ft gas per day, 69.2 barrels oil per day; TD 16,980. Cimarex Energy Kohl No. 1-4H Well; SV2 SE'A SEV4 SE'A (SL) of 04-14N-10W; 1,181,000 cu-ft gas per day, 66.7 barrels oil per day; TD 16,344. Custer: Chesapeake Operating Risch 3-15-20 No. 1H Well; SEV4SEV4SEV4(SL)of 03-15N-20W; 4,012,000 cu-ft gas per day, 259 barrels oil per day; TD 14,753.

Ellis: Chesapeake Operating Well; SV2 SEV4 SWV4 SEV4 (SL) of 36-20N-25W; 67 barrels oil per day, 34,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 13,357. Kay: Range Production Dark Horse No. 35-5S Well; NEV4 SWV4 SWA SEV4 (SL) of 26-26N-02W; 30 barrels oil per day, 49,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 8900. Range Production Vali No. 1-23S Well; EV2 SEV4 SEV4 SWV4 (SL) of 14-25N-01W; 35 barrels oil per day, 236,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 9750.

Range Production White Eagle No. 23-8N Well; SEV4 SWV4 SE'A SEV4 (SL) of 23-25N-02W; 17 barrels oil per day, 150,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 8870. Range Production White Eagle No. 25-3S Well; NWV4 NEV4 Sep 13 5:6 25 3 .725 536 Est sales 93,021 Fri's sales 61 931 13 733 75 72.25 735 75 7375C 72.: SC 7 up 70900 :3 75 75 35C 5C 75 :57.:0 13 560 75 560 75 55: 75 55625 -5 Fri's sales 12 931 Fri's cper irt 157 398 up 3 00 CATTLE (CME) 40,000 lbs certs per lb Ce: :2 127 :2 12905 127.0 IKJS -210 rst 13 132 37 133 70 13250 133 50 -90 Ht-3 :36 77 13767 136 70 13757 -50 Jjn 13 13325 132 35 13325 55 Est sales 7 226 Fri's sales 53 779 Fri's open int 325,335 off 951.00 FEEDER CATTLE (CME) 50,000 per lb. Jan 13 15337 154.47 153.15 154.25 1.18 Mar 13 155.25 156.47 155.22 156.25 1.23 Apr 13 156.50 157.65 156.50 157.65 130 KM 3 '-532: Jjl 13 :25 30 11,1 Fri up 151900 SOYBEAN OIL (CBOT) 13 5C 35 K-13 5C 52 5C 75 5023 Km 3 5::: 5113 5:33 5: 7: Jjll3 51:5 5C 76 5113 SOYBEANS (CBOT) Jjl 13 1:535: 1:6225 1 75 1:5: 75 Est, sales 117,913 Fri's sales 189253 90.30 90.47 89.75 89.80 97.52 97.52 97.52 97.52 99.70 99.15 99.25 Est.

sales 4,802 Fri's. sales 32,475 i .3 51550.

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