Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 2, 1976 · Page 9
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Greeley, Colorado
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Tuesday, March 2, 1976
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Senate unit OKs 2 malpractice bills T»ei., March 2,1«» GKEELEY (Ctl«. TRIBUNE I DENVER (UPI) - The Senate Judiciary Committee ·pproved two medical malprac- lice bills Monday, including a measure giving profeitional review boards more power to carry out Investigations which could prevent some malpractice cases before they occur. One bill, already approved in the House, gives rnorj powet to professional review committees, such as hospital boards. The. second bill, winch was introduced by Sen. Hank Brown, R-Greeley, shortens the time in which a person injured while a juvenile could file a malpractice lawsuit. Brown said his bill would reduce from 23 to 16 years the time period In which a child, injured at birth because of a doctor or hospital's negligence, could file a lawsuit. "I don't think this will make any great impact on the number of cases filed, but it will make it easier to compute insurance rates," Brown said. The House bill, sponsored by Rep. Pat Burrows, D-Broomfield, exempts professional review committees from having to hold public meetings in disciplinary cases. It also makes a hospital board and its members immune from lawsuit if it takes action against a doctor based upon the recommendations of a professional review committee. "This is one of a serin of bills to help tht medical profession to police its own ranks," Mrs. Burrows said. "How much better it would be if those injuries (which lead to malpractice suits) can be prevented in the first place." "What this bill really does is amend the Sunshine Act without specifically saying so," Cole said. In other action, the committee approved unanimously a bill allowing for the administration of endowment care cemeteries by the commissioner of insurance. It delayed action on a House bill requimg all new rules issued by a state agency be submitted to a legislative committee for its opinon as to whether the regulations conform with legislative Intent. "I think it's a good bill," Cole said. "More and more, 1 think you see some boards going beyond the power given them in their statutes." Cole said he believed the State Equalization Board was among those which had gone too far in its actions. Retired Army captain, 80, launches one-man baffle on medicare 'fraud' CHIEF RED FOX DIES --Sioux Chief William Red Fox- probably the last living person who was anywhere near the Little Big Horn massacre of the 7th Cavalry -- died Monday in Corpus Christi, Tex. He was 105. Red Fox spent 15 years with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show and was considered an authority on the historic battle the Sioux fought against the 7th Cavalry of Gen. George Custer. (AP Wirepholo) Red Fox dies at 105 CORPUS CHRISTI. Tex. and was a friend of Theodore (UPI) -- Chief William Red Roosevelt and other presidents. Fox, a 105-year-old Oglala He settled in Corpus Christi Sioux and member of the turn in 1932 and worked for many of the century Buffalo Bill Cody years as a public relations Wild West show, died Monday representative for a national of pneumonia. meatpacking company. He was Red Fox was born June II, on television interview pro- 1870, at Pine Kidge, S.D. where grams numerous times. there is now an Indian Red Fox is survived by a son reservation. He toured the and daughter. His wife died In world with Buffalo Bill's show 1967. Bicentennial activities are commercial ripoffs: Michener By DEBORAH FRAZIER toichener, author of the best DENVER (UPI) - Author selling book, "Centennial" James Michener says most about Colorado's 100th birthday, activities celebrating the na- blamed Congress for the failure lion's 200th birthday are com- of the bicentennial celebration mercial ripoffs -- ranging from to reach its full potential, minutemen salt and pepper "Congress voted no funding, shakers to nag emblaioned but with the bribes that we pay cars - to foreign countries we could "Junk, junk and more junk," have paid for it. It would cost said Mlchcncr, a former wriltr no enure to do it right." for the American Bicentennial He said when the Blcentenni- Commlsslon. "It it a national al commmlsion was formed by tragedy that the Bicentennial former President Lyndon John- could not be celebrated proper- son plans were made for a fair y. Things fell into cheap devoted to the history of the political hands and everything United Slates, similar to went down the 1 drain." Disneyland and the sprucing up -- ^ ^ TAX other projects. tfftfrfc CORPORATION "People go to Disneyland for ^·ft' OF a fairytale, why not the real AMERICA thing?"hesaid. "But instead of these projects of great magni- Very Convtnit nil tu de what we have is a very We comt lo your hoTM » olllc.. p^ residue Iiinl/SildiiS'.'.IS-i'i'taiJ"*' 1 "People do need to create · W* do any (tit* P ^ , · Local service available all year Ultlr own BCUVlties and review Save Tim.. Call u,,3iwli, 8nd Wllere '"^ " re 8°"*- Tne Robert Roblnett ene W of *** P 60 ?' 6 is tne ""'i 1 GLENWOODSPRINGS.Colo. perpetrated in my name," said (UPI) -- Eighty year-old Guild, who accused the hospital Eugene R. Guild, a retired of bilking the government by Army captain, is conducting a padding his hospital cosus. one man battle to save the Guild, who once confronted government's medicare pro- President Harry Truman dur- gram from unethical hospital ing the Korean War for what he administrators. felt was the president's "no-win Guild began his campaign war policy," said his fight more than a year ago after against the hospital was undergoing an operation for a sparked by a doctors' corn- ruptured spleen. He said he merits. was hospitalized at Valley View He said the doctor tried to Hospital for 21 days at a cost of mellow him by saying '"no $3,996, with the government's matter whether the bill is (1,000 medicare program paying all or »4,000, all you pay is W4, so but 584 of the bill. you shouldn't worry about how "I won't tolerate a fraud much the government pays.'" Martin employes . jubilant over simulated touchdown DENVER (UPI) - Martin- WH)t wrong" Marietta space scientists and . Po | u tchko described the Vik- engineers, builders of the ing vehi(:le « lhe " tmartest unmanned Viking I and II, are unmanned spacecraft ever bubbling with excitement fol- built." He said it was designed lowing the successful simulated lo f, r!mm many key opera . louchdownofthespacecraflson tions without orders from Mars - mission controllers at the Jet The full-scale simulation at Propulsion Laboratory in Martin's Littleton, Colo., plant Pasadena. Calif, last week was a test (or the real thing scheduled July 4. The PTMTM"" said M* up Jl billion spacecrafts will land s y st TM s '«· we prime comput- on Mars to investigate the OT and Ule * co °l lhat collects planet's life forms and examine M « rtia " »"· were In5talled " its geology, physical and fe spacecrafts, chemical properties. He said cameras aboard the "It was an exciting time," spacecrafts were programmed said Bob Polutchko, a Martin to recognize a Martian, "if one spokesman. "We monitored the walks within camera range. entire exercise, updated the It'll transmit a straight black spacecraft computer for orbital line." changes before separation and The Viking spacecrafts last were prepared to provide week passed the halfway point information in case anything in the 430 million mile trip. ^^^^^^··^^·^^^·^^M ^^^^^T^^^^^^T^^^^^^i^^^^ / ^^^^ m m M M 1 j m m m ^M / / 1 / 7 1 ' 1 Guild in recent months has a lung scan and breathing tests written letters to the hospital, totaling $1,000, which he never the local district attorney, the underwent, state attorney general's office ..^ ^ and the Department of Health ca(e ,,,, Jfas bmed fw Education and Welfare, as well i.. ea ( men t ne ,, · ~j » -j as congressmen and senators. c ,, ,,,,,,,, ... .. ' ., ,', Federal officials responded ??" ,S !i, * ,^ P . r controller. We ve been over f ,7. _, _ i and over this with him. along with Blue Cross Investigators, who adminster the "The records show that the Medicare program for the "P 1 TM was given inhalation government. However, an audit therapy (breathing test) and a turned up no evidence of lung scan." erroneous charges or wrong- Guild, still unconvinced, said dotag- "they simply changed the Guild said the hospital medical records to agree with padded his bill by charging for the hospital bill." ··^RHIKJHJI^^HJB^^^^^'-' -·"," Colorado ski country Terry Schlagel, 24, of Loveland, tries some mid-winter skiing in Colorado ski country on Loveland Lake, Monday, but it's not the usual winter activity. Unseasonable temperatures that reached into the high M's made water skiing the sport of lhe day in the center of snow-ski country. ( AP Wirephoto) Sue lyon's husband walks away from state hospital PUEBLO, Colo. (UPI) -- A months, a prison spokesman |\__,,__ |1|_»__ DMJ.I.J «..«.... statewide alert was in effect said. l/6nV6l flQier DOQlQ OpDOScS today for the husband of Adamson and Miss Lyon were . actress Sue Lyon. who walked married during a double ring FnflloC MoCt WiMomOCC liron away from an open ward at the ceremony at the prison in SMJjre» riU9l IlllUCIIICaa KICK Colorado State Hospital where November 1973. A year later, DENVER (UPI) - Jibe "We cannot overlook the ^ was being treated for a drug the star of the moto picture Denver Water Board says it enormous burden of additional teMaa - J?"* ' ''*** ,, w0 ^ opposes passage of a federal expenses associated with suits H ° s P ita ifflclata Monday T" 0 'TM /" e ."j""' 6 "" measure creating an Eagles for change or alternate points said Gai 7 "Cotton" Adamson, ' TfVT* ,.' sa) " ng ,, Nest Wilderness area because of diversion, and the possible 35, was reported missing early would rather continue working the bill would increase trans- necessity for securing a presi- Saturday. "h",,^,'! !!i maintain water diversion cost. denti.1 exception to an im^Tvi- Adamson WM lnafart , su ^ ' m °« XC^beTn by ^million over a 40 year *n,,y large wilderness at from the sUte prison at Can* tellin 7e twt Uvt" J^ Thf House Commit.., CUy l ° "* ^^ "* ^ " said of atlem P ta ·* InSor aJlnsdar M atrs is TM e board " id il "W«« · """"^ "' "" """« " *"**** to «* ^ to *« k · scSLtv""S «* Forest Service proposal X "TM '££»££ «TM "«'"« a *TM the bill sponsored by Rep. creating an Eagles Ne s t Wilde, ±S «f JTSJ^ TM vTd -'"* £ °^^ James J«Anson, R-C,lo. Anoth- nc5s of 87,000 acres near Vail in eligible for parole in "six ^tachVorcT"' «· wllH.rn^c m»pTM-f jp,,,,- . ,- . . . 1 ^ K" f mVUrLC. sored by Sen Floyd Haskell.D- plan would aUow ' water lo ^ Colo already has been ap- "recovered by gravity without proved by the Senate. The .[,,, :,HHi,TM 0 i ..,,,,,»,,,, ,,! f" ' me auaittonai expenaiture ot boardopposesbothmeasures. mone or [ne h The board Monday said requirement." expensive pumoine facilities needed under both bills would fma^^^fm*^^^ be required to obtain the 170,000 1 C a l l CritT 1 acre feet of water on which the I va " r ' * 1 board has obtained rights. I For Your I The board also said it 1 Upholstery Needs I opposed the measures because 1 356-3376 1 ^^^^^^HMMjj^^^^^^H^HH ^^^^^^..^^^^^iT^^^^^^r^^r^^^ / i l l ^m l m m l i t 1 1 i 1 J i l ' / / i i ^ / i / I I t OnOratO TV AUTHORIZED DEALER Appliance CORING WHIRLPOOL Sales 1 Service LITTON MICROWAVE Mllllken, Colo. ZENITH K I T C H E N AID Phone: 5I7-4U7 SONY HOOVER J I M * RAY · PAT MAYTAG ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^m^gjj^^^m ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H ^V ^w / i m ^^M ^^^^^^^_ w m m ^g ^^^^^^^^^M m^ J i 1 T ^.H 'COMPARE.] DATSUBTS MONEY- ! SAVING B-M I 41 MPG HWY. 29 MPG CITY. EPA I mileage eslimate. Manual transmission. 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