The Gazette from Cedar Rapids, Iowa on July 12, 2002 · 15
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The Gazette from Cedar Rapids, Iowa · 15

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Friday, July 12, 2002
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The Gazette, Fri., July 12, 2002 7B H c c Slip Gu3iill3yG3S 'ulGJil VSIT g 01 O LO)LQ l' r . w-ii BOONE (AP) Four employees of a summer camp in Boone have been fired for incidents involving guns, including two Boy Scouts in charge of firearm safety who allegedly shot BB guns at other Scouts. This is a clear case of Just acting stupid, Mitigwa Camp Director Pete Langston said. They messed up. The camp has a BB gun shooting range for Cub Scouts on the weekends and a shotgun not have a gun at the time and ty c!!c2d!y hid behind a tree for protection. When Kyle Catron popped up, he was shot in the right eye. Its an unbelievable story, said Randy Catron of Des Moines. Two additional employees at the camp were fired for an incident involving guns earlier Saturday, Langston said. He declined to give the names of the employees, who range in age from 15 to 20 years old. Boone County sheriffs officials are investigating the shooting. No charges had been filed in the incident Wednesday, Sheriff Ron Fehr said. No parents have removed children from the camp in response to the shooting, he said. The camps shooting areas typically are safe, Randy Catron said. He will allow his son to return to the camp when he is welL Ely Brewer, the top executive in the Boy Scouts Mid-Iowa Council, said the camps gun activities are highly supervised. Saturdays incident is the first time a shooting injury has occurred at the camp, which has had the gun activities for about 80 years. The camp will continue to offer gun activities. Two Coy Scouts in charts cf shot C3 guns st other Scouts at If. near Boone. .va Camp and .22-caliber rifle range during much of the week for Boy Scouts. Almost 2,000 boys attend the camp each summer. One 15-year-old counselor suffered a serious eye injury that could result in permanent partial loss of vision, his father said. Kyle Catron and a friend were shot at Saturday, Kyles father, Randy Catron, said. Kyle, a counselor at the camp, and the other boy did Kids health care bill Medicaid waiver -helped family pay for treatment By E. Michael Myers News correspondent WASHINGTON A Senate committee answered the plea of a mother from Cedar Rapids and other American families Thursday by approving a bill to allow parents with incomes above the poverty line to have Medicaid coverage for children with disabilities. Parents with disabled children wont have to become impoverished or stay impoverished to get health care for their children, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said of the measure he co-sponsored with Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. The proposal allows states to develop systems whereby families with disabled children can buy into Medicaid and pay for services on a sliding premium. Linn Court News CEDAR RAPIDS Action has been taken on the following felony cases in Linn District Court DeAndre M. McDaniel, 18, of Cedar Rapids, charged with first-degree burglary, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of seconddegree burglary. Charge was filed in connection with a Jan. 23 incident In the 1400 block of Wildwood Drive NE. McDaniel was given a lOyear suspended sentence, placed on probation and ordered to reside up to It seeks to eliminate situations In which families cannot obtain coverage under Medicaid, a health service designed to help the impoverished. Julie Beckett Obtaned Medicaid waiver because a relatively modest income disqualifies them. In effect, the government is forcing parents to choose between family income and their childrens health care, Grassley said. Thats a terrible choice. Julie Beckett of Cedar Rapids agreed. Her daughter, Katie, had viral encephalitis when she was 514 months old. When she came home from the hospital at age 314, she had consumed the familys health insurance. Julie Beckett and her then-husband, Mark, provided for their daughter but also were finally able after a well- 365 days at the Hinzman Center. Angelo D. Olds, 29, of Marlon, pleaded guilty to forgery. He was accused of depositing forged checks into and fraudulently withdrawing funds out of a Collins Community Credit Union account In December 2001. Olds was fined $750, given a fiveyear suspended sentence and placed on probation. Amy A Klepach, 20, of Cedar Rapids, pleaded guilty to forgery. She was accused of cashing a forged in Senate publicized, national effort to obtain, a waiver under Medicaid to help provide assistance for their daughter. Katie Beckett is now 24, a college graduate living independently. Julie Beckett, 51, like her daughter a graduate of Regis High School, is policy coordinator for the national, 50,000-member Family Voices. The grass-roots Family Voices network is working to pass the Grassley-Kennedy act to provide paid Medicaid services to families with special health needs. This will help families with severely disabled children who have limited health insurance coverage and do not qualify for Supplemental Security Income because of their income, Julie Beckett said. 1 The prospects of Senate passage of the bill were considered good. The bill would then go before the House. W Contact E. Michael Myers at (202) 2240241 or check at the HyVee store at Oakland Road and 32nd Street NE on Jan. 7. Klepach was fined $750, given a fiveyear suspended sentence and placed on probation. William D. Keister, 43, of Cedar Rapids, pleaded guilty to two charges of thirdoffense drunken driving filed in connection with Oct 3, 2001, and March 17, 2002, arrests. He was fined $2,500 on each conviction and sentenced to 365 days in jail. Annual Sale ; 4" Pot 99 $ Racks 2 for $1 Hanging Baskets $5 Open M-P 9 a.m. Linn fair features 4-H, The Gazette CENTRAL CITY The Linn County . Fair starts today in Central City. The fair, mainly a 4-H and livestock expo, continues through Thursday at the fairgrounds. Admission is free. A petting zoo is offered throughout the fair. Harness racing is featured at 6 p.m. today and is the only fair event with an admission charge of $5, with children 12 and under free. The race is also free for 4-H and FFA members. The Linn County Fair queen will be announced Sunday night The candidates are Emily Brand, daughter of Mark and Julie Brand of Marion; Jennifer Dvorak, daughter of John and Kathy Dvorak of Marion; Kristen Hotz, daughter of Russ and Sheri Hotz of Mount Vernon; Lisa Lefebure, daughter of Dale and Kris Lefebure of Fairfax; and Natalee Offerman, daughter of Leo and Julie Offerman of Center Point The Nic Becker Memorial Pie Auction will follow the queen coronation. This is the second year for the benefit auction that honors Becker, a 4-H member from Albumett who died in December 2000 of complications from a bone marrow transplant Antique machinery will be on display throughout the fair. Here is the schedule: TODAY 2 to 8 p.m.: Judging by club .for building exhibits 5 to 8 p.m.: Rabbits arrive . . 6 p.m.: Harness racing, grandstand ($5 adults; free for 12 and under and for 4HFFA members). S Prairie Creek Nursery 4100 bowling Street 6W (319) 365-1400 - 8 p.m. Bat. 9-S Sun. 11-4 Centers must evict k 14 elderly lowans DES MOINES (AP) Assisted-living centers in Fort Dodge and Sioux City have been ordered to evict 14 residents the state says need skilled nursing care or to obtain nursing-facility licenses. The action against the Bickford Cottage centers comes two months after Rcbtsd Bickford Cot- . tage in Mar- StOiy shalltown was ordered to evict Survey's . , . Gazettewilihavea sevenresidents or obtain a special report on elder abuse. nursing-facili- . . ty license. The homes are part Of a chain run by Eby Realty Group of Kansas. Mike Eby of the Eby Realty Group says company officials disagree with the state on the need to move them. . Until recently, assisted-living centers in Iowa were regulated by the Iowa Department of Elder Affairs.- In April, Gov. Tom Vilsack ordered 'the Department of Inspec-. tions and Appeals to take over the job, saying Elder Affairs officials had failed to protect seniors in assisted living. Vilsack was responding to reports that the agency had imposed no penalties against a Council Bluffs facility where complaints of neglect and The Unn County Fair runs today through Thursday at the fairgrounds in Central City. Admission Is free. SATURDAY Throughout the day; Educational presentations, working exhibits, petting zoo 9 to noon: Open Class exhibit entry 8:30 a.m.: Horse judging 9 a.m.: Rabbit judging 1:30 p.m.: Dog showmanship judging 2:30 p.m.: Dog agility judging 3:30 p.m.: Herding demonstration followed by judging 6 p.m.: Country Jam Session, grandstand. SUNDAY Throughout the day: Petting zoo 8:30 a.m.: Pony judging 11:30 a.m.: Pony and horse game show Noon: Dog obedience judging followed by Good Dog Citizenship 2 to 4 p.m.: Old-fashioned fun and games (sponsored by 4-H Youth Council) 4:30 p.m.: Poultry grooming workshop 6 p.m.: Fair queen coronation, grandstand, followed by 4-H fashion show, Nic Becker Pie Auction and Ice Cream Social. MONDAY Seniors Day Throughout the day: Educational presentations, petting zoo 9 a.m.: Dairy goat judging, Chevron Show will follow 10:30 a.m.: Poultry Judging. Noon: Kiddie Kalf Class followed by Rates subject to credit approval Rates may change without notice Membership open to Linn & surrounding counties. 1030 Sierra Dr. resident deaths had been filed with the state. State Sen. Larry McKibben, R-Marshalltown, criticized the inspections department this week at a legislative hearing about assisted-living regulation. He said the state is violating what he called seniors constitutionally protected right to live in the long-term care facility of their choice. With their current licenses, the Bickford Cottage centers can provide residents with limited nursing services in addition to food, lodging and help with housekeeping. Assisted-living centers are not allowed to have more than two residents who need the sort of Skilled, ongoing care found in licensed residential care facilities. Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals inspectors visited the Fort Dodge and Sioux City cottages in late May. Six of the 37 residents in the Fort Dodge home and eight of the31 residents at the Sioux City home were deemed to be in need of nursing care that goes beyond what is legally available in an assisted-living center. One of the six Fort Dodge residents was an 82-year-old man with Parkinsons disease and a history of strokes. He died May 31, a week after the inspectors visit. livestock daity cattle judging 2 p.m.: Bingo 4 p.m.: Road Show Antique Appraisal, grandstand 7 p.m.: Bingo TUESDAY Kid's Day ; Throughout the day: Petting zoo 8:30 a.m.: Sheep judging followed by young shepherds open class 8:30 to 10 a.m.: Breeding heifers check-in 9:30 a.m.: Bucket bottle calf oral judging 10 a.m.: Cat judging 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Special childrens activities Noon: Bucket bottle calf show ring judging ; 2 p.m.: Workshop on beef showmanship followed by Beef Quiz Bowl and Beef Fun Obstacle Course 2 to 3 p.m.: Miscellaneous animals judging 3 p.m.: Weigh-in for FA Pedal Tractor Pull 4 p.m.: FA Pedal Tractor Pull 5:30 p.m.: Bike Rodeo Beef Ring (sponsored by 4H Youth Council) 6 p.m.: Beef calf grooming contest, beef bam. 6:30 p.m.: Rocket launch, grand; stand. WEDNESDAY Throughout the day: Petting zoo 8:30 a.m.: Beef judging 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Fair Board cookout 6:15 p.m.: Presentation of flags ' 6:30 p.m.: Cookout program followed by egg toss (sponsored by 4-H Youth Council) THURSDAY 7:30 a.m.: Swine judging 2 p.m.: Livestock auction, cattld show ring and swine show nng 8 p.m. to midnight: Dance (sporF sored by 4-H Youth Council) Fixed Rate Home Equity Loan .50 apr: CEDAR RAPIDS COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION NE 319-363-9689 -t- If rr

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