Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 3, 1976 · Page 12
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Greeley, Colorado
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Wednesday, March 3, 1976
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12 CREELEV (Colo.) TRIBUNE Wnl., Mtrcha. 1976 icwin Insurance agent's license revoked SUff MM: tt*C. Jto Kkoal diiUra ptmittW U SCMU fellwy. Sduol ckilin* (fee an utter tkt control of M adult (vhicti MU no uiU* md m kacMpUr) my b* (dBitMi to the Saute Cilltry. · DENVER (UPI) -Insurance Commissioner J. Richard Barnes says he has revolted the license of a Denver man who allegedly defrauded an 80-year- old woman of $251 only days after his one-year probation period from a similpr case expired. Barns said Tuesday there was considerable evidence that agent Dan Wood, who specialized in selling Medicare supplement policies to senior citizens, took advantage of the advanced age of his clients. Barnes said Wood accepted $251 from an 80-year-old woman for insurance but neglected to obtain a policy for her. "It was pointed out that he (Wood) purchased an antique desk from the same 80-year-old lady for $100 although he recognized its true value to be many times that amount," Barnes said. The commissioner noted Wood was placed on probation for one year for a similar case in 1974. In the previous case, Wood, an agent for Equitable Life and Casualty of Salt Lake City and United American Insurance Co. of Dallas, was accused of fraudulently converting $1,250 received from another 80-year- old widow "with known propensities for kindness and forgetfulness." Barnes ruled at that time there was insufficient evidence to establish the money was intendedfor insurance coverage rather than a personal loan as Wood contended. The commissioner said, however, the previous hearing "raised serious doubt as to the moral characteristics of Dan Wood and as to his suitability as an insurance agent." Barnes said elderly persons frequently were the victims in the more than 30 complaints against insurance agents and agencies heard by his office in 1975 and so far this year. Three licenses were revoked last year, three others stipend- ed and 12 agents were assessed fines. "The offenses frequently involve taking advantage of elderly people," Barnes said. "All people who consider purchasing a Medicare supplemental policy should not make a decision until it has been discussed with a member of their family or other close trusted advisor." Sue Lyon tried to get husband to turn self in KIDS KEEP OUT -- Children will not be admitted to the gallery of the Colorado Senate under a new policy issued by Sen. Hugh Fowler, R-UtUeton, chairman of the Senate Services Committee. The policy, made public on Tuesday, exempts children accompanied by teachers. Fowler's new policy brought protests from other lawmakers and Attorney General J. D. MacFarlane. (AP Wirephoto) Amtrak says proposed passenger train route would lose money Ban on kids in Senate gallery brings howls from legislators By THOMAS E. SLAUGHTER Associated Press Writer DENVER (API-Colorado schoolchildren won't be able to watch their state's Senate unless they are escorted to the galleries by an adult--by order of a ranking majority Republican. The dictate brought howls from Senate Democrats and dismay from the state's attorney general, who called the order "null, void and unenforceable." The controversy followed an order last week from Sen. Hugh Fowler, R-Littleton, chairman of the Senate Services Committee, the panel charged with the day-to-day operation of the Senate. The order sent to Senate personnel read simply, "No children permitted in Senate gallery." The order was qua!: fied: "Exception to policy -school children who are under the control of an adult which means no talking and no horseplay may be admitted to the Senate gallery." One Senate staff member said he has been ordered lo keep children out of the galleries and hasn't let unescorted children into the area since Fowler's order. Ally. Gen. J.D. MacFarlane said he could not find any citation in statute that would give Fowler the authority to arbi- trarily close the Senate gallery to any individuals,adding that the state Constitution specifically provides for public access lo meetings of the Senate and House. MacFarlane added that even if the Senate could close its every day sessions to the public, the decision could not be made by a lone senator, but would have to be agreed on by the whole body. Senate Majority Leader Richard Plock, R-Denver, said Fowler had not consulted him before formulating the exclusionary policy, adding, "Generally; I like the gallery to be open to any citizen who wants to watch." But Plock added (hat before he could comment further he would have (o discuss the matter with Fowler. "I'd have to talk to him to sec what problem he's addressing." Democrats were less charitable. "He's always assumed that he has some power that he doesn't really have," said Sen. Ray Kogovsek, D-Pueblo, the Senate minority leader. Kogovsek said he had talked with Fowler about the order, suggsting that it should be dropped. "He told me I could bring it up on the floor if I wanted to," Kogovsek said. He added that Fowler told him he made the order because some children had made too much noise in the galleries. "Hell, somebody should tell Hugh Fowler that the Senate's not fl church," Kogovsek said. "1 think lhat before he makes rules like that he should talk to the rest of us. "I don't want to sound too melodramatic, but that kind of altitude discourages young kids who might want lo get involved in government." Fowler said he made (he decision to close the galleries to unescorted children because other senators had complained about noise. He said he didn't consult with other members of the Senate Services Committee because of Ihe difficulty he's had in getting the members together for a committee meeting. lie also said any children who want to go in the Senate gallery should check with one of the Capitol's visitor aides, who he said will make the decision on whether the children will be allowed to see their senators from the gallery. The senator said his staff has attempted to accommodate visitors to the chambers. "It's been everything's open," he said. "Apparently, lhat doesn't seem to work. "Now, it's nobody's welcome unless they're under control." WASHINGTON (UPI) - A proposed passenger route from Denver to Portland via Boise, Idaho, would lose $7-10 for every dollar il received in revenue since only one-third to one-half of Ihe seats would be filled, A m t r a k analysts estimate. "The problem is that there's just no population density between Ogden and Portland," said Donald C. Matthews, of financial analysis and planning for Amlrak. "The end poinls are the only places where you'd pick up any ridership." The preliminary report indicated that there would be no more than .10-40 passengers on board the trains making the Legislative roundup JBC hard at it to wrap up massive spending measure By THOMAS E. SLAUGHTER Associated Press Writer DENVER (API-Legislative action Tuesday centered on the powerful Joint Budget Committee (JBC) and its efforts to complete the massive spending measure for the next fiscal year. The JBC has been working full days, weekends and some nights for the past two weeks in an attempt to wrap up action on the fiscal 1976-77 spending measure. The committee completed most of Ihe work on the main appropriations bill on Tuesday, but the final total of state funds appropriated by the committee won't be tabulated for several days, said JBC chairman Morgan Smith, D-Brighton. Earlier Tuesday, the JBC voted to give the Colorado Bureau of Investigation a supplemental appropriation to allow the CBI to hire additional investigators for an investigation in two soulhcenlral Colorado counties. The committee also approved a CBI request for ad- ditional funds for the upcoming fiscal year to continue paying the new investigators. The JBC approved approximately $17,000 for the supplemental request and slightly more than $60,000 for the upcoming fiscal year--both figures about half what the bureau had requested. The funds would authorize the hiring of two investigators and the addition of one part-lime clerical position for the investigation into allegations of official corruption in Las Animas and Huerfano Counties. Majority Democrats in the House also decided Tuesday thai a caucus position is necessary to deal with Republican opposition to a bill that would give a tax break to the state's small businesses. The bill would eliminate the 5 per cent tax on the first $50,000 of corporate net income, eliminating taxes on small corporations earning that amount or less. Democrats took the caucus action after Republicans agreec Monday to oppose the measure. In other legislative action, Agriculture Commissioner J. Evan Goulding told tlie Legislative Audit Committee that he wants to get his department's accounting problems solved as soon as possible. Goulding told the committee that he will work with the state comptroller's office and with the auditor's office in an attempt to correct problems recently outlined by a professional auditing firm. HUNTING HINT COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (UPI) -- Many Texas farmers and ranchers could supplement their incomes by leasing their land for hunting, a Texas Extension Service researcher says. Dr. Milo Shult said many nongame animals also profit from good hunting management programs. He noted six fleer require about Ihe same amount of pasture and food as one cow. an.d farmers should m a i n t a i n (heir ranges accordingly. Sieving Quality J Processing J Located on Farmers and Ranchers + Livestock Commission parking lot in + Fort Collins. Call For Appointments J 493-6221 Custom Slaughtering Beef, Lamb Pork Beef 14' Ib. Dressed Weight No Slaughter Charge routes pushed by Northwest legislators. Idaho is one of three states which does not have passenger rail service to any of its major population centers. Four routes have been proposed for the route, the most economical being one running from Denver to Salt Lake City three times a week, and daily from Salt Lake to Boise, continuing to Portland and Seattle. The run would generate $1,3 million per year in revenue from passenger fares, meals and payments for carrying mail, but it would cost $11.5 million to operate. The least economical of the routes, running from Denver to Ogden, Utah, three times a week, then continuing daily to Boise and Portland, it would take in less than $1 million while costing $11 million. The Portland-Seattle train, one of several routes being considered for possible elimination because of its huge deficit, loses about $4 for every dollar of revenue. Brian Duff of Amtrak said (lie Boise study was primarily to narrow the number of routes for a more detailed study to be compiled later, and did not include inspection of tracks, stations and maintenance facilities. He said it was assumed these costs would be the same as the national average. 'PUEBLO, coio. UPI - Actress Sue Lyon says her husband, a convicted murderer, disappointed a Jot of people by escaping from the State Hospital. "A lot of people invested a lot of lime to help Gary, and now it looks like it was all for nothing," Miss Lyon said Tuesday. She said she and other persons had expended a lot of effort to have Gary "Cotton" Adamsun transferred from the State Penitentiary at Canon City to the hospital. Adamson, who was being treated for a drug habit allegedly developed in prison, walked away from the hospital Saturday morning. Miss Lyon also said Adamson phoned her after his escape and she tried to persuade him to surrender. "He called me Saturday and I tried to persuade him to turn himself in," she said. "He promised me he would, but il looks now like he won't." Adamson, 35, was serving two 20-to-40-year sentences for second-degree murder and assault and a similar term for federal bank robbery charges when he and the actress were married at the prison Nov. 4, 1974. Following her marriage Miss Lyon, who starred as a 14-year- old nymphet in the film "Lolita," tried to arrange conjugal visits for herself and other women whose husbands were at the penitentiary. She was unsuccessful, however, and filed for divorce a year after the wedding. The filing later was withdrawn. Miss Lyon, who worked as a cocktail waitress in Estes Park and Denver, said she planned (o leave Friday for Hollywood to begin work on another movie. George Levy, director of psychological services at the prison,described both Adamson and his wife as "complicated persons." He said Iheir relationship may have been partially lo blame for Adamson's escape. "The guy had everything going for him," Levy said. "He was doing federal time with state time instead of doing it back-lo-back. Everybody bent over backwards to help the guy ... and lie had a chance of gelling out in I he next Ihrec lo five years." Adamson, who mcl Miss Lyon in Los Angeles in 1972 while being held on an escape charge, began serving his term at Canon City in 19G4. He pleaded guilly lo robbing a Denver firm and was involved in a police chase and traffic accident in which a Littleton man was killed. CARI BAKK DIKS NASHVILLE ( A P ) - Cari Jean Bare, 15, daughter of Bobby Bare, lias died of a rare affliction called adult respiratory distress syndrome, w h i c h amounts lo a complete f a i l u r e of the lungs. A year ago. Bare, his wife, Cari and her two brothers made a record album called "Singin 1 in the Kitchen," which brought a demand for personal appearances by the family. March Spectacular of Values Stay in hot water. Our "good" 30-gal. gas water heater. 79 88 Rust-res slant glass-lined (Jink, thick fiber glass insulation, heavy cast-iron burner. Separate relief valve opening eases installation. lthXi.H7.S5 Our "better" 30-gal. gas water heater. 46,000 BTU input 2-step gas control. Heats 21ty more bnt water t h a n our good model. Glass-lined tank. KM;. 111.113 1/2 price COVER W n 4* on Fresh Cover interior paint. 49 GALLON REGULARLY 4.MI Choose any of 10 spring-fresh colors. Our latex fiat dries in '-a hour, cleans up easily. $4 off. $4 off. 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