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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - May 9, 1986, Garden City, Kansas Telegram Roundup Garden City Southwest Kansa Satanta woman injured a Satanta woman is in fair condition at St. Catherine Hospital following a thursday afternoon Accident about one half mile South of the Garden City limits on . 83. Myra Kells 85, was admitted to the Hospital following the Accident which occurred about 4 10 . According to the Kansas Highway patrol Kells was a passenger in a Van northbound on . 83. Driver of the Van was Eva m. Fross 58, also of Satanta. Floss was not injured. The Van collided with a southbound pickup truck driven by Donald w. Wilks 51, Garden City As the truck was in the process of making a left turn the patrol said. The Van came to rest facing East blocking the northbound Lane of the Highway. The truck came to rest in the East ditch facing West. Another passenger in the Van Phillip Schuck age 5, Garden City was taken to St. Catherine by Finney county Ems where he was treated and released. There were two passengers in the Wilks truck. Merle Underwood 41, of Garden City was taken by private vehicle to St. Catherine Hospital where he was treated and released the other passenger was not , Art at Khoh annual Spring music concert and annual Art exhibit at Kenneth Henderson Junior High school will be tuesday. From 7 to 7 30 p rn., and again after the concert until 9 ., works of Art from eighth and ninth Grade students will be exhibited in the schools Falcon room. The concert begins at 7 30 and will feature vocal and instrumental music students and the schools orchestra. Art teacher is Pat Johnson vocal music instructor is Heather heed. Band instructor is Mike quilling and Keith Ellison is the orchestra director the Community is invited and there is no charge for Hubert concert monday vocal instrumental and orchestra students at Abe Hubert Junior High will present their final concert of the year or. Monday at 7 30 at the school gymnasium each group will have featured sections of the program Suzan Tarwater is the vocal music instructor Leann Craig is the instrumental music instructor and Keith Ellison is the orchestra instructor admission will be free and the Community is invite head injuries the topic the Kansas head injury association is sponsoring a meeting saturday for anyone involved or interested in the problems care and rehabilitation of head injured persons. It will be from 1 30 to 3 30 at St. Catherine hospitals classroom i and is free of music concert tuesday Scott City a Scott City Community High school band and choirs w ill present a concert tuesday night at 7 30 at the High school gymnasium taking part Are the jazz ensemble concert band concert choir and girls choir band director is Mike Bogard and Sheree Stoppel is the vocal music director guest conductor will be Vernon Dietz District superintendent who has resigned to become Middle school principal at Lakin Dietz will direct the combined band and choirs in the concert finale a America the there is no admission week for Hospital next week is National Hospital week and St. Catherine Hospital is sponsoring a series of events during the period on monday from i to 4 p there will be a reception honouring employees and on wednesday the medical staff Hospital Board and a nurse of the year a will be honoured during a physician recognition dinner All past a employees of the month will be invited to attend a recognition breakfast on thursday. A a healthy Reading a exhibit will be set up at the Finney county Library throughout the wee motorcycle show at Scott Scott City a a motorcycle show is planned for saturday at the William Carpenter 4-h building on the Scott county Fairgrounds. It is sponsored by District 13 Abate of Kansas. Abate stands for a brotherhood against totalitarian enactments a variety of bikes will be on display and trophies will be awarded. Hours for the show Are from to a m. To 6 . Adults will be charged $2 for admission and children accompanied by an adult will be admitted free gov John Carlin has proclaimed May As motorcycle awareness month Spring cleaning at museum volunteers Are needed to help the Finney county historical society museum a clean House a saturday. Several exhibits will be moved others will be organized and there will be cleaning to do said museum director Nancy harness. Work will Start at 9 a m. And run to 2 . Lunch will be clinic offered a clinic concerning babysitting will be offered by St. Catherine Hospital on wednesday. Covered will be child care infant cardio pulmonary resuscitation and creative play activities. Participants also will learn about nutritious snacks bathing preventing accidents and handling emergencies. Fee will be $5 and registration is required by monday. Call 275-6111, Extension 225, for More information or to Register. The clinic will run from 7 to 9 30 .first carnival ride merry go round horses Are fun 11-month-old Lindsay Daniels discovers As she goes for her first carnival ride thursday night. Joining in the fun is her mom Darla Daniels of Garden City. The carnival is part of Spring fling at Garden City Community College. The carnival continues Fri Day from 6 . To Midnight and on saturday from i . To Midnight. Rides Are located East of the Campus near the College track. The annual carnival is sponsored by the student government association and Ottoway amusement provides the rides games and refreshments. Proceeds will be used to pay speaker fees for the College lecture series. City loses insurance policy continued from Page i quire to carry liability insurance failure to be insured could have dire consequences Halloran said if the City had no insurance and lost a civil suit the payment of a judgment would have to come from the City budget and ultimately from the pockets of taxpayers. Halloran said. Judgments in some civil suit cases around the nation Are now run Ning in the millions of dollars. The City a problems with insurance reflect a trend across the nation problems within the insurance Industry Are prompting companies to get out of the Market for certain types of insurance a primarily in the area of liability. Cost and availability of other types of insurance a for employee benefits and coverage of property and equipment a has remained relatively stable Halloran said the rising Cost of liability insurance will probably not have a significant Impact on the City a Mill Levy. Insurance premiums Are paid out of various City funds and some of them Are not tax supported. For instance insurance for All electric department vehicles comes from the electric departments budget which is supported by fees and service charges and not by taxes what could Hurt the City is the possibility that the deductible for liability insurance will continue to increase. If the deductible rises to As much As $100,000, the City could be faced with pulling Large amounts of Money from the budget to pay for a judgment in a civil suit Case Halloran said. According to some Industry experts there s plenty of blame for the insurance crisis to go around a it s not a Bunch of shoddy insurance companies trying to make a profit off the Public a said Ray Rathert fire and casualty division supervisor with the state insurance commission. Rathert blames the nations civil Justice system which permits Large judgments and Ever increasing numbers of civil suits. A the Public a going to have to decide we can to afford to continue this system As it is he said when interviewed Almit the insurance crisis several weeks ago Rutter said larger and larger judgments Are putting insurance carriers in a Pinch. Now the squeeze is being passed on through higher premiums. Part of the problem originates with the instability of the a a reinsurance Market Rutter said insurance companies themselves must be insured. Rising costs and greater asks Are causing some re insurers to drop out of the Market As a result the insurance company itself sometimes can to find a reinsured to cover its risk. A a they re confronted with the possibility of not even being Able to w rite a risk because they cannot find a re insurance Market to help them absorb it a he said. Rathert said the system has others have troubles too although the Price May be higher it is unlikely Garden City will be unable to find new insurance policies to replace the ones being lost in August. The City was notified thursday that policies for Public officials and police liability will not be renewed when they expire late this summer. A source of new insurance is being sought. Both the school District and the Garden City Community College were in similar circumstances earlier this year a aboard of education policies for both were not renewed but the Finney county insurance Board was Able to find a new Market and insurance was obtained with a new company. In both cases the policies provided civil liability coverage for elected officials and All employees. Also in both cases the policies were dropped because that Type of coverage was no longer available from the insurance company. A a they re getting out of these Board of education policies right and left a said John Dickerson College business manager and assistant to the president. Dickerson said the colleges coverage for liability under the policy dropped from $3 million last to $1 million this year and the Premium Cost went from $1,613 to $4,347 a a 270 percent increase. Although Only a Small part of the Overall budget for the College it still represented a a Heck of an Dickerson said Premium Cost for the Garden City school District took a 245 percent leap from $2,798 last year to $6,869 this year according to Bob Ragan assistant superintendent for finance. Ragan said the insurance coverage is necessary to protect taxpayers from payment of civil suit judgments should a suit Ever be lost. So far Finney county has not been threatened with loss of liability insurance but did lose its workers compensation. Because workers compensation is required by the state the office of the state insurance commissioner takes Over such cases through its a assigned risk program a through that program the state matches clients to companies that Are most capable of assuming the risk of the policy. Most other Southwest Kansas towns contacted recently reported no significant problems with insurance. Although All reported costs Are increasing in Tribune liability insurance for Public officials and the Airport and workers compensation were cancelled City clerk Barbara Booker said Public officials insurance was obtained through another company workers compensation was assigned by the state to a company. The Airport remains uninsured. Even with the rising Cost of premiums Booker believes insurance for Public officials is necessary. A just because you never had one a civil suit does no to mean you never will a she said the Kansas league of municipalities has recently completed a study of the insurance crisis in the state Ernie Mosher executive Secretary for the league was in Garden City for a meeting thursday night he said the league is exploring the possibility of a a single Pool program for municipal insurance he said 25 or 30 cities would a buy into Quot the program on a Long term basis and would own and run the program themselves. Become unpredictable and that s bad news in the insurance business companies Are no longer Able to reliably predict what their profits and losses will be. In areas where risks Are great coverage is either not being offered or the Price is rising at an astronomical rate. Rutter said one out of 15 people nationwide will file a lawsuit every year that number has increased in recent years and shows signs of continuing to increase he believes people Are becoming More a claims a we All have a Little greed a Rutter said a i think the general Public needs to be alerted to the problems that they Are really creating themselves. I feel that the greed of the general Public created the whole problem anyway compounded by our tort system and some of the shortsightedness of the insurance Industry. I done to think we can blame any one segment i think we have to All stand fire out Kiev r. A an International atomic Energy Agency official said today that the fire at the chernobyl nuclear reactor has been put out. The mayor of Kiev said a Quarter million children will leave school Early this year because of the devastating Accident. The Agency official. Morris Rosen told a news conference in Moscow that an adjacent reactor at the ukrainian facility was not damaged by the fire and was not in danger of releasing radiation. A the fire is out Quot he said specifying that he referred to a fire in Graphite in the reactor Core the chernobyl reactor uses Graphite to slow nuclear reactions. In Stockholm a swedish official goer an Man Deus information chief of the swedish nuclear inspection Board said satellite photos taken today showed no smoke coming from the damaged reactor the director of the u Agency. Hans Blix said at today s news conference Quot it is Clear the radioactive consequences of this Accident Are far More serious than in any Accident so Bel South 52% Echlin s 16% % itt corp 47% % Beth steel 15%�? % Emerson Elan. % ism 149 Boeing s 57 % Enron 38% % int paper 55% % Borden s Brunswick s 59% 33%�? in Exxon fac 58%�? 96% % i Wael he Lowdell be 23% 38 a % a o 1 . Stocks Bur nth lbs 66% 136% % 1% Firestone for Mol 23%�? 79% l8 % Lowar Esris Johns non 40% 60% % new York a i pc into 64% % Fruehauf 41 a % k Mart 49 pm celanese 206% 1% get corp 49% i in eng n 20% % stocks last chg Centel 53% % in Dynamo 81% a Kan Gasel 17% i h Amr corp Allied Gnu n Cert teed 35%�? % Geneles 77% 1% Kane wet 49% % 55%�? 1% Chevron 40 in a Gen Mills 72% l Katy ind 19%�? % 49% a % Chrysler s 38% % Gen motors 78 % Ker Mcgee 30&Quot 4 % Allis Chaim 5% % Citicorp 58% Gnu or e 48% % Koppers 29%�? % Alcoa 40% % come Edis 31% % Gap Acif 29% % Kroger co 49-% % a brands 95 7 8 Comsat 36% 1� Gerber Rod 51% % Libby Frd 75% am Cyan 72% 1% Colagra 54% i Goodrich 39 a % Litton ind 86% 1% Amer tech 117%�? % cons fight 45% 1 k Goodyear 31% % Marco 42% % am motors 4 is Cong go Curtiss Wrt 70% % Grace co 58% i a a mar mar s 42. A stores 57% a % 50 % greyhound 34%�? % Mcdonn do 81% % Amer to amp to 25 a % Dayco corp 20% % Haliburton 20%�? 1 h kids out 13 i a a Amoco 63% % Deere co 34% % Hercules inc 47% % Minnum 100%�? % Arkla 17%�? % do chem 52% Holiday corp 62% 1 h Mobil 30% % atari child 58 % Dupont 76% % Home stake 21% % Monsanto 60 % Banda inc 73% % bag Leach 40% % us a 41% % Avistar 10% Bell Atlan s 62%�? % est Kodak 56%�? % Huff up 14% % Noblea Fil 11%�? % markets Friday noon Grain quotes from the Garden City Coop wheat 3 15 Corn 260 Milo 420 soybeans 5.02 Stock Market quotations from Heinold securities inc and commodities quotations from Heinold commodities. Inc the Dow Jones average was 1782 49, Down 3 72 cup he inf de ene pop Khz 35 19 4 38 4 34 a 20�?~a 18% 49% nor 52% or 40�?~�?z Roxy 28�?~h Pel 367h run 63 a vol 107h web 23% Gold june High 348 80 Low 345 20 stand 346 40 Silver june High 531 Low 5 22 stand 5.24 Chicago live beef futures june aug. Oct. High 59 05 55 55 54 25 Low 58 60 55 10 53 72 stand 58 87 55 45 54.05 Norw St 34% l h Smithweck 93% % Mucor 65% so Stybell 92%�? % Rynex s 59% i a a Sperry up 73 % occident pet 28% % Sun comp 47% % okla be 28%�? % try inc 93% % Neok 29% % Texaco inc 33 1 h pacify Al 96% % text Ron 59% % pastel w i 48%�? % Timken co 48 % pan am 6% % Tran sold 43% i pan help 37 l Al inc 59%�? 7�?z Penney pc 74 % % i so s 73% i peo Pleen 20% % la car be s 23% % Pepsico 87% % Union elec 23% % Philippe s 10% l h up acc 51% 1% Polaroid 60% % unit brands 26% % proc Gamb 72% % us steel 21 Quaker ats 69 i h us West 96% % Ria 65 2 us West i 48% ral Stupur 63% % uni tech 50 % re cods 39 % Upjohn co s 88 % Reynold Mil 46% % a i Mart s 41 a i a a Rockwel 46% % Watn Union 6% Safeway 37% % West Hel 53% % sees pupae 34% % Wilms cos 23% % Schlum Brg 31 i a a Winnebago 16% Sears Roeb 45% Woolworth 78% i Dodge cite livestock Dodge cite ran of Western Kansas feedlot is Trade slow Early fairly Ai late Slaughter steers heifers steady to Loo higher Quiry and demand Good sales confirmed on 6 Slaughter steers and 3 Slaughter heifers thursday the week to Date 55,600 i confirmed Slaughter steers Choice few 4 1100-1175 la 58 00-5 mostly 58 50, Choice with goods 75-58 50, few 1250-13 holsteins 47 00-48 00 Slaughter heifers Choice few 4 975-1075 la 56 50-57 of. 57 50 Choice with end 960-1075 la 56.00-57 00 Choice with end commercial Good 1075 la heifers and Heidi Tes 55 50-56 of sales Fob fee net weights after 4 per shrink

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