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Roswell Daily Record (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Roswell, New Mexico Amp of Toell a tip amp decor vol. 124, no. 106754 daily / s1.25 sunday he voice of the Pecos Valley May 2, 2015 saturday school shooting victims awarded nearly $2m by Jeff Tucker record staff writer insurance carriers for the Roswell Independent school District have paid nearly s2 million in structured settlements to two victims of the Berrenda Middle school shootings for medical expenses and other compensatory damages. Tile daily record on Friday afternoon obtained the Legal pleadings in the litigation Liat resulted in a court approved mediated settlement attorneys for Berrenda Middle school shooting victims Kendal Sanders and Nathaniel Tavarez. Whom gov. Susana Martinez had stand on either Side of her during the governor s state of die state address on Jan. 20. Petitioned for damages dec. 31 in second judicial District court in Albuquerque. On March to. Second judicial District judge Carl but Kus approved an order providing periodic payments to Sanders and Tavarez that will pay the medical Bills for the two teens. Sanders. 13 years old at the time of the Jan. 14. 2014, shooting committed by then-11-year-old Mason Campbell was awarded $937,500. Court records show. Tavarez. 12 years old at the time. Was awarded $1 million. Sanders is receiving 96 percent of the net settlement. With her parents receiving the remaining 4 percent for reimbursement of their expenses. A this Money is Kendal Sanders Money Quot court records state. A this Money May not be used by her parents Bert Sanders and Nickle Portio for themselves or anyone else s needs nor for food clothing or shelter for Kendal. Which Bert Sanders and Nickle Portio realize they Are obligated to provide for Kendal Tavarez is receiving 95 percent of the net settlement while his parents. Alfred and Donna Tavarez. Received 2.5 percent of the net settlement for their expenses and claims. Court records also state Tavares parents May not use any of the settlement Hinds for their needs. A this Money is Nathaniel Tavarez s Money Quot court records state. Butkus approved structured settlement annuities for both teens that pay their medical and Legal Bills and allocate their remaining monetary awards Over time. The bulk of the awards will be paid to both teens in Lump sum payments after 2022. After their medical Bills have been paid. Sanders As of March had incurred medical Bills of $244,326 resulting from the Alwx ring. Court records state. Tavarez now 13 and an eighth grader at Berrenda Middle school had medical Bills totalling $585,710, As of a March 6 court filing both Roswell teens had to undergo multiple surgeries and both still have Lead pellets in their bodies from the sawed off Shotgun attack. Tavarez suffered the most extensive injuries from the school shooting. He has hundreds of Lead pellets in his body and also suffered a Blind left Eye ourt records state. Court records state both teens will require future medical procedures. Among them. Tavarez must undergo frequent. Painful procedures to scrape his eyes to remove dead areas of tissue while Sanders will Likely have to undergo a revision of an arterial graft As she grows court records state. Campbell pleaded no contest to the shootings and was sentenced to the custody of the new Mexico children. Youth and families department until he turns 21. Campbell said he had been die victim of bullying at Berrenda Middle school. A if the Case were to proceed Kendal and her family would Likely have argued that the Roswell Independent schools negligently operated the school building. In Liat Kendall a injuries were caused see school. Page a3nancy Lopez elementary gets a list visit Bill Moffitt photos above Bass guitarist Nik West talks to the student body at Nancy Lopez elementary school Friday. West stars in the hit to show left West gives the a peace sign Quot while posing with students from Nancy Lopez elementary school Friday morning. West who plays Bass guitar had about a dozen students help her with her program by playing a air guitar Quot and a air participants were rewarded with tickets to her show saturday at Nummi West was recently on Quot american idol As a guest Star. Up up and away Biti Moffitt photo the first known hand capped balloon Pilot Michael Glen Waves to his ground Crew below As his passenger Lauryn Vernon 6, of military Heights elementary school checks out the shrinking scene below during liftoff of Glen s balloon a a Elevation at Monterrey elementary school Friday morning. Glen is now one of two handicapped pilots in the world. He rides in a special Bench seat instead of the traditional Wicker Basket a truly flying a by the seat of his this was Vernon s first hot air balloon ride. Today and sunday Roswell Toyota will present the 28th annual old timers balloon rally. Around 70 balloons pilots and Crews Are coming to Roswell from throughout the Southwest and Midwest. Inflation of the balloons will be at the Cielo Grande recreation area located in the 2000 Block of West College on the Northwest Side of the soccer Fields around 6 30 . Both Days. For More photos of hot air balloon activities see Page a3 City takes action to solve cemetery drainage Issue submitted by City of Roswell drainage improvements recently Cun gifted at tile Douglas Mcbride veterans cemetery will enable Liat cemetery to avoid a repeat of tile problems seen there last Moi till. Following heavy Rains on april 13 to ult created water Poling on the a Pound and tile sinking of several Graves die City took temporary measures such As using sandbags and odier equipment to divert tile water and digging a Small Trench to Drain the water Ute incident accelerated the execution of plans the City already had in place to upgrade Iii drainage at tin South Roswell in tiry tit it Uperti last summer. Hie existing maintenance contractor. Abraham s a on Stria Tion was immediately approved to do till necessary see action. Page Al it s Good to be Blue staff report a press conference was held Friday at the Roswell chamber of Commerce to kick of a embracing the badge Quot which is an Effort to recognize and thank Law enforcement in Chaves county. Law enforcement agencies in Chaves county include the new Mexico state police the Chaves county sheriffs office and the Roswell. Dexter. Hagerman and Lake Arthur police departments. Mayor Dennis Kintigh said in a proclamation that these dedicated men and women put their lives on tin line every Day protecting till citizens of Roswell Chaves county and the state of new Mexico a similar proclamation was read by county commissioner Corn on behalf of the county see Blue. Page a3 today a forecast High 89 Low 54 too Aye a obituaries Page b3 a Bettyjo Casper a Jeneva Neva Irene a Leonard Claude Glenny Ferguson or. A Genevieve Jones Index classifieds. B6 general.a2 comics. Is horoscopes. As entertainment a. A8 lotteries. Financial. .b3 nation. Opinion. Sports. Weather. A4 by ,.a8

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