Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on December 1, 1977 · Page 7
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 7

Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, December 1, 1977
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Garden City Telegrum Thurnday, December I, 1977 I'upe 7 Land Use Bennett Staunch on Appraisal Issue TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — sessment of all property in .Gov. Robert F. Bennett said Kansas. But it backed off after Wednesday he remains discovering that would result strongly behind use value i n substantial tax increases appraisal of farmland in f or homeowners and a tax Kansas and is hopeful the 1978 break for utilities and oil and Legislature will implement it. gas interests Taxiing for A Takeoff? A British seaman aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal takes advantage of the smooth flight deck to indulge in a skateboard session during a recent visit to Gibralter. The seaman borrowed a pilot's flight helmet for the adventure. (AP Laserphoto). Under such a system, approved by Kansas voters in 1976, farmland would be taxed on the basis of what it will produce, not what it is worth to speculators in the real estate market. Under a use value bill cleared for introduction in the upcoming session, there would be little effect on property taxes in urban areas because there is little agricultural land in those areas, he said. In general, the bill would mean an increase in taxes for owners of farm property. Homeowners in some cases would see a slight tax increase and in other cases a decrease, depending on location of the house and current tax rate. The reason farmers would bear the brunt of a measure designed to help them is that the current tax rolls are out of date. None of the state's 105 counties is taxing on the basis of 30 per cent of value. The interim committee on use value considered at one point during its deliberations this fall tying use value appraisal to a complete reas- Bennett renewed his opposition to total reassessment of property unless the different categories of property were valued differently. "That would have a tremendous effect," he said. "I find it unjustifiable philosophically. Constitutionally and legally, I can't argue with it, but philosophically I find it unjustifiable." Total reappraisal of property could be im- plemented if different segments were reclassified, a procedure requiring a constitutional amendment, he said. Under such an arrangement, farmland might be taxed at 10 per cent of its value, residential property at 15 per cent and utilties and 30 per cent. That would reduce some of the "inequities" in the present system and permit total reappraisal along with reassessment of farmland in a way which would not cause substantial shifts in the taxes of Kansas cities, Bennett said. On other subjects, Bennett said: —He thinks recommendations by an interim TBCO JOHNS munchable Doctor Assistants Would Be Allowed to Prescribe Drugs TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A legislative interim committee has recommended that physicians' assistants in Kansas be allowed to prescribe drugs to patients. The assistants, however, must be under the supervision A $1.35 value Get a Tacorrific Taco Burger and a big bowl of Texas Chili plus a medium soft drink for just MIDNIGHT MATINEE 11:30 _ WHAT THE PRINCE SUPPED CINDERELLA WAS NOT A SLIPPER. Offer good through Sunday, December 4, Only Watch for our ad each week There are more Tacorrific values coming your way! CINDERELLA THE PRINCE 305 E.KANSAS AVENUE «\ Garden City, Kansas of a doctor in treating patients. The physician would remain legally and medically responsible for the actions of his assistant. Legislation authorizing assistants to prescribe drugs was cleared Tuesday by the Interim Committee on Public Health and Welfare for introduction in the 1978 legislative session. In its report to the Legislature, the committee acknowledged that the bill would produce some opposition. "However, the members conclude that such authority should be available if the responsible physician chooses to authorize his assistant to exercise it," the committee report said. "Again, the committee notes that the decision to authorize a physician's assistant to prescribe—and any limitations on such authority—is that of the responsible physician who also is legally and medically liable for the •practice actions of the physician's assistant." The committee rejected a suggestion that a hospital or medical facility determine the specific duties which an assistant could perform, or that the state law specifically list the duties. Under the measure, a physician would have full authority to determine what medical services he would allow his assistant to handle. Doctors would be limited to two assistants under the bill. "This decision, which is recommended by most of the con- Hello, stranger! Searching for answers to all those who/ what/where questions about i your new city? 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The committee also approved legislation expanding the duties which nurses may perform and giving the state Board of Nursing authority to set tougher standards for registered professional nurses who want to be advanced registered nurse practitioners. Publishers to Refund $75,970 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Educational Scientific Publishers of Aurora, Colo., has agreed to refund $75,970 to 10 Kansans who said the firm misrepresented an estate and retirement trust scheme, Attorney General Curt Schneider said Wednesday. LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Sam C. Norwood, 30, a Woolworth store manager, disappeared after he left work early lo go to his son's birthday party Monday evening and was found dead Tuesday, police said. Douglas County Attorney Mike Malone said Norwood died of three to five gunshots to the head. Malone said no identification or money was found on the body. The body was found Tuesday morning near a railroad depot by a policeman on routine patrol. Authorities said Norwood was last seen leaving his store carrying gifts for his son's birthday early Monday evening and was reported missing two hours later by his family. Police said his car was found in the store parking lot. Familiar Name To Army Post STUTTGART, West Germany (AP) — Maj. Gen. George S. Patton Jr., son of the famous World War II commander, has become deputy commanding general of the U.S. VII Corps, the military announced Wednesday. Police said Norwood had lived in Lawrence only about three months, having been transferred from a Woolworth store in Grandview, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City. Police said they had no motive. They said Norwood had deposited the store receipts just before going back to the store to pick up birthday gifts. The gifts have not been recovered. The latest death was the sixth murder in Lawrence this year. Three remain unsolved. committee for substantial changes in the school aid formula are premature. Bennett said the Legislature should wait for the outcome of two suits challenging the constitutionality of the present law arid for a detailed report on the impact of use value appraisal. —His Labor Day tour of restrooms and restaurants along the Kansas Turnpike was helpful even though facilities may not now be as clean as during his visit. He said he has received no letters recently about turnpike conditions. DRESS SALE WINTER DRESSED REDUCED THIS WEEK ONLY SAVE Unique Christmas Tree Decorations Now at \Jhe <=JL ineri Lj 116 East Laurel Garden Crry OMMONWEAITH -' THEATRES HOW SHOWING! Loaded With 'Colorado Coolaid' and Rarin f To Go Again! 7:35-930 FRISATSUN IN 1946 THIS MAN KILLED FIVE PEOPLE ...TODAY HE STILL LURKS THE STREETS OF TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS. THE TOWN TIIIIT DREI1DKD SUNDOWN A TRUE STORY Burt Reynolds Sally Field Jerry Heed Jackie Gteason \ THE HOUSE BY THE SEE Ml TMS PACT 'MIDNIGHT MATINEE'-"CINDERELLA" X A FULL SERVICE DELICATESSEN Special For This Week WHOLE ~ FRIED CHICKEN -,. A 10 pc. 99 each x MILD LONGHORN CHEESE SWIFTS BEEF SUMMER SAUSAGE *1" fc Slced or Chunk • •>• IN DILLON'S EASTGATE STORE I.) V

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