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Colorado Springs Beacon (Newspaper) - July 1, 1989, Colorado Springs, Colorado Sen i Oft 0v t Foft u i579 in p 0 in amp a Quot Emz . Postage paid coh it. Spring co permit no. 819 a esd my i ,.7 q a >901 i permit to. 819 i. We f in. Re a in. Deacon focus for people Over 50rny m 3 ii in it it to j 11 it &8lu Uvyn to la Iii Quot p9s to .1 Ivy Quot of a pop Lei John k. Sterrett senior award Bueler named outstanding senior of the year the senior Beacon is proud to announce that Gladys Bueler is the Winner of the fourth annual award for the outstanding senior of the year in the pikes Peak Region Given by the senior beacons this award is known As the John k. Sterrett senior award mrs. Bueler exemplifies the attitude and lifestyle of an extraordinary senior and is an inspiration of aging and service in our Community. Our congratulations to an outstanding senior Gladys Bueler. Anne Brown in june Gladys Duel re a Ninetieth Quot Sere dips Quot column appeared in the senior Beacon. Her Eye for interesting bits of history and the foibles of human nature has made the column a Delight for readers and for Bueler. Quot in be loved doing it. Every time i go to do one i go to the encyclopedia and dictionary and books to Check the facts. In be picked up More interesting information Quot said Bueler. Yet Quot Sere dips Quot is Only one activity in a life that has been filled with variety. Whether escorting Tours abroad playing the piano or writing giving slide presentations or lectures Bueler has never let her life grow stale. Fox run regional Park exhibit being created one of the Elpaso county a Premier regional Parks is Fox run regional Park located in the Black Forest at the intersection of rollercoaster Road and Stella drive. This Park was once part of the 1,240 acre Black Forest fur farm. Here rare White faced Silver foxes were raised for their valuable fur during the 1930s and 1940s. Kenneth a pals Park interpreter Elpaso county Park department Bear Creek nature Center is presently working on an exhibit about Fox farming for the Fox run regional Park. Exhibits and interpretive signing Are offered for Park users to increase their appreciation of the area anyone with photographs about Fox farming or knowledge of their whereabouts can greatly assist the Park department in completing this exhibit by calling him at Bear Creek nature Center 520-6387. Gladys Bueler bom on August 26, 1903, Bueler went to work As Secretary to the editor and publisher of the Elpaso Herald two weeks after her High school graduation. That turned out to be the beginning of her writing career. The editor sent her out to review concerts interview people and even had her writing some of the editorials. She worked for the newspaper until her marriage nine years later. Her husband died when their two children were seven and nine years old. She quickly went Back to work this time Selling life insurance in new Orleans. Quot i was not bom a Salesman. With help i did manage to get by Quot she said. But the pressures of raising two children alone were building. The precipitating seepage 6 recipients May be forced to bail out ailing drug program xxx inside classified ads lining out healthcare living Faith a a a a a a a a a a a a a18 Money 14/15 senior Center 16/23 Sere dips 5 travel notebook 9/12 26 Ais a8 Alk j6 James b. Gaffney mature life features the prescription drug Benefit of the medicare catastrophic care health program will in a $4.5 billion deficit by 1993, and medicare beneficiaries May be forced to pay higher deductibles premiums sur taxes or a combination of All three in order to rectify the programs fiscal shortfalls. An internal memorandum from the Federal health care financing administration Hyfa reveals that the medicare Agency has recommended several proposals to Congress to erase the red Ink. The prescription drug Benefit one of the most controversial provisions of the catastrophic program because of uncertainty Over its Cost will go into effect next year and will be phased in Over several years. The first option suggested in the memo Calls for increasing the medicare part b Flat premiums and the supplemental surtax by a sufficient amount to eliminate the estimated deficit and provide an adequate backup Reserve fund. As of january i 1989, medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older began paying $4 a month extra in monthly part b premiums. In addition older adults will pay $22 to $800 a year in new sur taxes the amount based upon the level of individual Federal income tax liability. Under the first proposal Flat monthly premiums would be hiked an average of 86 percent annually Over the three year phase in period of the Benefit and during the same period the amount of supplemental sur taxes paid would also increase an average of 87 percent above that already projected. The second option Calls for Quot Large increases Quot in the annual deductible paid by beneficiaries for the drug Benefit. Under the current Law after the program is completely seepage 8 National news High Lites Ford foundation proposes taxing social Security benefits a recent report by the Ford foundation entitled Quot the common Good Quot proposes a new Federal tax on social Security benefits that exceed a recipients lifetime contribution in order to finance numerous social programs for All Ages a including a Public private Long term care insurance program for older adults and families As Well As added supplemental Security income ssi. Under the plan As soon As a social Security recipient had received More in benefits than the individual had paid into the Federal retirement program during working years a tax would be levied on the full amount of benefits for the remainder of the beneficial is life. A cuts medical services medical services in the nations veterans administration hospitals and medical centers will be sharply curtailed because of Money shortages department of veterans affairs Secretary Edward Derwinski said last month. Facilities will no longer accept any new patients with non service related ailments whose incomes Are greater than $16,476. Derwinski said the move expected to Impact a Large number of the nations veterans will Quot keep the system functioning within the limits of our resources Quot until Congress passes a $340 million supplemental House appropriations Bill to continue healthcare operations through the remainder of the fiscal year. Medicare physicians Drain beneficiaries during 1988, 32 million medicare beneficiaries paid in More than $7 billion in coinsurance premiums through medicare a fart b physician and outpatient program. Between 1981 and 1987 seepage 7

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