Oklahoma Seems To Be Y2K Compliant


Saturday, January 1st 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Two thumbs up. That seems to be an appropriate assessment of Oklahoma's Y-2-K
preparedness.

Things went well in the first hours of the year 2000 for the
computer programmers who worked more than a year to prevent the
Y-2-K computer bug from infecting state agencies, banks and public
utilities.

Charles Newcomb is the public affairs director at the Oklahoma
Civil Air Patrol.

Newcomb says -- quoting here -- "We're delighted that nothing
happened."

Nearly three dozen staffers from the state Department of Civil
Emergency Management, Highway Patrol, Corporation Commission and
the Military Department stood watch last night

But most spent a listless evening snacking on party food, soft
drinks and coffee and watching Oklahoma lose to Mississippi in the
Independence Bowl.