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.......... .... 28 .... The Bath County News-Outlook,  40360 Week of Febm Marc h ..... The Counl f Press Association per Association Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors N Ken E. Metz, Publisher &amp; Managing Editor Margaret C. Metz, Auociate Publisher, Advetlising Manager Sunny Kramer, WriterPhotographer Lana Lawson, sales preuntseva Tonja May, AssiaMnt Ray Ellis, Officecomposition Office Manager "of 518major national and state awards fornewspaperexcelience : Are you spending 'their' money? Every once in a while when l am out on the mad, I get behind a big motor home that has a bumper  sticker with the words, "We i : arc spending our kid's inheritance." To this I say, more power to them. For people of means however, it's good to leave a "nest egg" for their kids and grandkids, espe- cially if they understand what it t " " " " ook to get that nest egg in the first place. Just don't over do it because it could ruin them. Per- sonally, 1 hope my Mother and stepfather spend every penny they ton have because they earned it and deserve to spend it. comes to spending other people's money, I in a different realm that may especially for young people just starting out not have learned how to manage their not apply to you, I hope you will a someone who may benefit from it. A while young man in the area of personal all of his expenses and income so current situation. all of his monthly obligations, they • exactly what he was earning each month. wthout overtime there was no extra money expenses, savings and more importantly, = to his church. people are fortunate to have having to depend on overtime for a expenses. For people like this, here drives them into debt and a harsh that is most often self-imposed. y paycheck and the s with it. The temptation is to non-essentials and trying to pay their • This is a trap that many young hey don't pay their house payment, car payment, principle on their credit monthly obligations. This means that 1 "owe" first, they are else. money. In reality, this money belongs are robbing Peter to pay Paul, s to get by another week. When I say Payday Lenders, I'm talking about all those check cashing companies that are set up for short term loans at high interest rates and who drag many people deeper and deeper into debt. A newspaper friend in Illinois shared the following true story with me. One of his relatives (a lady) needed some money, so she borrowed $800 with payback time of 2 weeks or pay interest and extend. She said she could not remember the exact interest but it was 25% or more. To make a long story, short, she didn't have the money to pay it back and kept extending and actually went to another location to borrow money to pay back the first loan. This poor lady kept going from place to place and playing the float game but piling up high interest fees. When her $800 became $2,400 she called for help. They threatened court action to get the money. She had no way out. My friend loaned her the money with no interest with the stipulation that they sit down together, go over her finances and work out a payment plan AND get her on a budget. She did remarkable and paid the loan in full in 10 months on a $24,000 annual salary. During this time, she was able to pay a couple of major bills (insurance, new set of tires, and some auto repair) without borrowing money. She took the money from the savings she had built up. In the end, she learned a valuable lesson but an expensive one. The good thing is that she realized that she had to change spending habits and she did. Praise the Lord!! Now, she is spending "HER" money. (Jim Davidson is a motivational speaker and syndicated columnist. You may contact him at 2 Bentley Drive, Conway, AR 72034.) (Jim Davidson is a motivational speaker and syndicated columnist. You may contact him at 2 Bentley Drive, Conway, AR 72032.) eeoee Jim Davidson is a syndicated columnist who resides in Conway, Arkansas, who has served as a motivational consultant with the Chicago-based Nightengale-Conant Corporation• He founded Con- tinuing Education Services, Inc., and has since developed a number of personal development products, including cassette series, "America. •. A Brief Glimpse Of All 50 States" and "Staying Up in a Negative World. "He is also the author of two boolc, titled "How To Plan Your Life" and "You Can Be the Best", now in its third printing. Davidson has spoke to over 1,600 audiences in 15 states• His engagements have covered almost ever)' area of society and has worked with administrators, teachers, and students in our nation's public schools. His personal philosophy of life centers around com- mon sense, hard work, and treating other people with dignity and respect, qualities that he feels are so important to the future of our great nation, You can contact him at 2 Bentley Driv.e.,Conwab,, AR . 7203Z t at Olympia is destroyed in Friday morning fire; Miss Nester narrowly escapes injury when thrown from buggy 24, 1898 Jones, Jr., who have employment in pied by Mrs. Pauline D. Blair and her leaves Thursday for [ make prepa- for Alaska by March I. 'Miss Mary Gudgeil at a home Saturday night Fails and her guest; coln County: Myrtle Donaldson; Emily Brother; Minnie and Ruth Patterson, Will Feland, Duke Hampton, Frank Young and has taken a position Estill. Kilpatric has secured bookkeeper National Bank and duties March" !. 18, 1926 Lathram died Friday 12, at her home on akley, of Olympia, is nan and Jennie son of Miss Maude ill of pneumonia. mercantile store be- by W.C. Ginter together with the large was totally de- on Friday morning. Nester narrowly es- injuries Tuesday when ;htened at a pass- upsetting the buggy ter out. February 25, 1954 :touch and Ohio, spent Mr. and at Owingsville. ;pent from unday with Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Sorrell and t the weekend in Ashland Woodie Hughes. :, Jr. is recov- fical p, neumo- White are the on January ", has been named Pamela Craycraft and Josh Middletown, Ohio, spent the week- end with their families here. Mrs. Lottie Horseman was a visitor Saturday night of Mrs. Jennie Goodpaster of Owingsville• Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Doggett and children were the bedtime guests Sat- urday night of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Anderson. Several from East Fork attended church Sunday nightatOakla. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Amett and children and Boone Alsept of Piketown, Ohio, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Claude Montgom- ery. Mrs. N. P. Johnson is not improv- ing very much of her illness. Mr. and Mrs. S. V. Terry was in Mt. Sterling on Wednesday for business. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Thomas and sons spent Sunday with his parents. Mrs. Claude Shrout spent Saturday in Owingsville. Little Wendell David Goodpaster has the measels and Ford Manley's child also has the measels. W. N. Corey has been on the sick list the past week. Mrs. Willie Corey has returned home from Lexington where she has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Madge Holand. Jimmy, Johnnie and Clark Donathan and Reese Link spent Sun- day with Mr. and Mrs. John Link. Mrs. Martha Link and Martha spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Wes Thomas and Clay. Wills Corey is about the same with his illness. Mrs. Jamima Butcher, of White Oak, spent several days last week with Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Snedegar. Paul Dawson Everman, of Lexing- ton, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Hawley Everman. Mrs. Bessie Roberts, of Lexington, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Snedegar. Mrs. and Mr. Roscoe Hamilton were in Lexington on Friday. Mr. andMrs. Jimmy Robinson have moved from the P. A. York place to Lexington. Thursday, March 4, 1954 A Ben Franklin Self-Service Five and Ten Cent Store will open in Ow- ingsville on Friday, April 23. The new establishment will be located on Main Street in the building formerly occu- son, John Blair, both of West Liberty. The business will be under the man- agement of Mr. Blair. The Blairs have been in business in West Liberty tbr 17 years where they have had experi- ence in variety store business with leading chain stores. The opening of the new store will be the first of its kind in Owingsviile. A former ten cent store operated in Conjunction with the Friedman Department Store was discontinued a few years ago. The plans for the new firm include a complete line of merchandise usually found in stores in larger towns, the management said in announcing the opening. Notice is hereby given that all taxes for the City of Owingsville are now in my hands for collection; 6 percent penalty will be added if not paid be- tore February 1. Payments may be made at the office of L. W. Doggett, Jr., city attorney. Mrs. A. B. Manley is the city tax collector. Mr. and Mrs. Swanson Brashear and daughter of Middletown, Ohio, spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oakley Brashear and family and Mrs. Lillie Elkins and family. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brooks and son of Mudlick, Mrs. Leslie Shultz, Clay Blevins of Mt. Sterling and Mrs. Mildred Craig visited Clifford Blevins Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Crouch and daughter, of Middletown, Ohio, spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Crouch and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Armitage. Bro. Albert Martin and Mrs. Mar- tin spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Blevins and were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Crouch on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Linville Hargis and Carlie, of Fairborn, Ohio, called on Mr. and Mrs. Carlie Brooks and Susie Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs, Ed Carrnichael spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Carmichael at Sideview. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Carroi, of Dayton, Ohio, Willie Carmichael of Ashland were called to the bedside of their father, C. H. Carmichael, who is ill. He is doing better at this time. LE00ER& [ to the editor I Dear Editor: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agen- cy that administers Medicare, has contracted with a research organiza- tion to conduct a telephone survey in February and March of 2002 in Ken- tucky. This survey asks Medicare beneficiaries if they had a flu shot during the 2001-2002 season and whether they have ever had a pneu- mococcal or "pneumonia" shot. These are services that are strongly encouraged for all beneficiaries and available to Medicare Part B benefi- ciaries at no cost. This survey is being done to help determine how many beneficiaries actually take advantage of this ben- efit and protect themselves from the Flue and from pneumococcal dis- ease, commonly in the form of pneu- monia. These two diseases are the seventh leading causes of death in the United States. More than 90% of these deaths are in people aged 65 or above. The survey is scheduled to begin near the middle of February. Nearly 2000 Medicare beneficiaries in the state may have received a letter from the research organiza- tion, Abt Associates, describing the survey and alerting them that they will receive a call from the Abt. A postcard will be enclosed that allows the beneficiary to return the card with his or her current telephone number, day of the week, and times most convenient for the call. We encourage all seniors who re- ceive this letter to return the postcard and to participate in this survey. This will be important information for Medicare to determine how many beneficiaries are protected from the flu and pneumococcal disease. Medi- care billing claims information does not reflect shots given to seniors in settings where they do not bill Medi- care, so this information is very im- portant. If seniors have not yet gotten their flu shot, it's not too late. They should contact their doctor, health depart- ment, or other health care providers to find where they can get a shot. For those aged 65 or greater, or younger with a chronic condition of the heart, lungs, kidneys, or blood, they should also get a pneumococcal or pneumo- ACROSS 1 Society new- comer 4 Baffle 9 Regis' employer 12 Kayaker's prop 13 Soft-boiling aid 14 Chum 15 Tart fruit used in preserves 17 Expert 18 Early hrs. 19 Brunch entree 21 Seal of approval 24 Actress Campbell 25 So as to emulate 26 Bottom line 28 Sleuths, slangily 31 Angry 33 Staff 35 Highway divi- sion 36 Aquarium favorite 38 Energy 40 "Arabian Nights" flier 41 Sommelier's offering 43 Attractive 45 Command 47 Arcing shot 48 Pindaric piece 49 Axle-to-axle measure 54 Candle tally King Crossword 1 2 m 12 15 21 22 25 31 36 45 46 48 54 I 57 55 On Mom's side 56 DuPont rival 57 Either of AT&T's Ts 58 Memorization methods 59 Dump from the payroll DOWN 1 Billy Ray Cyrus series 2 Listening device 3 Monokini lack diamonds? ,7 Honeydew, for one 8 Intem-to-be's study 9 Upset the - (mess up) 10 Naked 11 Coagulate 16 "Humbug!" 20 Satan's spe- cialty 21 Throw 22 23 4 Pollen-bearing 27 organ 29 5 Tout 30 6 King of U.S. victory in the War on Terror- ism. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Ann said he is "disturbed" about the U.S. announcement that we have a right as a sovereign nation to extend our military campaign against other countries harboring terrorists. Ruud Lubbers, head of the U.N. refugee agency, called for "self-restraint" by the U.S. in the war on terrorism. They want this to become another no-win war for our country - as in Korea and Vietnam, where the U.N. sabotaged our every effort and aided the Communists. And that means more Americans will die because of terrorists attacks. We must get the United States out of the U.N. and the U.N. out of the nia shot. This shot can be taken at United States. Also, we must expose any time during the year. If they are 0 the treasonous traitors in our govern: not sure whether they have had this .... ment whoa re promoting a one-world impor.nt shot, they should check dictatorship. with their doctor or health care pro- vider. Sincerely, Connie Steigmeyer, RN, MSN Clinical Coordinator Dear Editor: Our nation's historical commit- ment to freedom has always angered and frustrated those who have want- ed to impose their ideology on the rest of the world. From age to age, these enemies may wear different masks, but they all have the same face - the cold face of totalitarian- ism. The United Nations is at war with the United States of America. Unit- ed Nations Secretary-General Kofi Ann wants to establish a Socialist one-world government, under the influence of the Arab/Islamic bloc of nations and Communist China, and only the United States stands in the way. The U.N., rather than aiding the U.S. war on terrorism, has actu- ally been giving aid and comfort to anti-American terrorists. Terrorists who have carried out suicide bombing attacks against Is- rael have been students at a United Nations run institution in the West Bank. The U.N. has even funded Osama bin Laden, whose agents killed 5000 of our fellow Americans on September 1 lth. In a startling revelation, the BBC on October 21, 2001, said the U.N. donated over $1 million to a charity believed by the U.S. to be a bin Laden front organi- zation. The U.N. donated more than $1.4 million in 1997 to the Sudan- based Muwafaq Foundation, a con- sortium of charities, floated by wealthy Arab business man Yasin al-Qadi, whose assets were frozen by the U.S. after the September 11 th terror strikes. In addition, every country the American government lists as a"state sponsor of terrorism" - Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Cuba - is considered a "member in good standing" by the United Raymond L. Schanie 5501 Shorewood Drive, Louisville, KY 40214 Senate Week In Review By Sen. R. J. Palmer February 22, 2002 Lawmakers hit the halfway point of the General Assembly's 2002 leg- islative session last week. The first part of the session gave us opportunities to advance legisla- tion on issues ranging from afford- able housing to improving educa- tional opportunities. But even more matters--including the state bud- get--will receive scrutiny through- out the second half of the session. Two bills aimed at ensuring all Kentucky students have high-quali- ty learning opportunities were among the issues approved by the full Sen- ate in last week's legislative action. Senate Bill 132 would help en- sure schools meet their student per- formance goals• In schools where student performance steadily de- clines four years in a row, the legis- lation would allow a scholastic au- diting team to look into the function- ing of the school council and recom- mend whether or not the council should retain its authority. The legislation also would estab- lish a technical assistance program in the Department of Education to help schools that have a significant gap in the academic performance of various groups of students, includ- ing minority and non-minority stu- dents. Another measure we passed to help close achievement gaps among various Kentucky students is SB 168. This legislation would require schools to receive annual reports on achievement gaps identified between groups of students of different races, 10 11 29 3O nm 62 32 Pennsylvania pon 34 Use up 37 "Jeopardy!" clue 39 Working stiffs 42 Race (Pref.) 44 Penod of decline 45 Gravy vessel 46 Move cau- tiously . 50 Pack away Lotion additive 51 Oklahoma city. Sideways 52 Fenway somersault squad, for Outdo short Gordius' puzzler 53 Menno mama Cabinet mem- ber (Abbr.) ii i genders, socioeconomic status and physical abilities. With these reports, local boards, school councils and the public would have new opportuni- ties to set targets for closing those gaps. If any school fails to meet its target four years in a row, the Com- missioner of Education would have the authority to intercede. In last week's work we also ap- proved two abortion measures. SB 151 specifies that a face-to-face meeting between a health care pro- vider and a pregnant woman seeking an abortion must be held at least 24 hours before the abortion is per- formed. Lawmakers passed "in- formed consent" legislation in 1998 requiring that women seeking an abortion receive counseling about the procedure and their options at least 24 hours before the abortion is performed. SB 151 would clarify that the meeting must be held in person, not over the phone, so a woman could receive information and ask questions. The Senate also passed SB 109 to protect pharmacists from being dis- ciplined or fired if they decline to provide drugs that induce abortions for moral or religious reasons. In other business, we passed leg- islation to move Kentucky's primary elections up a week to avoid con- flicts with the Memorial Day holi- day. We also approved House Bill 388, which ensures volunteer emergency workers don't have their careers thrown into jeopardy through their volunteer work. The legislation is modeled after a popular bill we passed last year that protects volun- teer firefighters from being fired over a work absence caused by a volun- teer emergency response. HB 388 would extend similar job protection to volunteer rescue squad members, emergency medical technicians, peace officers and members of emer- gency management agencies. The pace of legislative activity will continue increasing throughout the remainder of the 2002 session. Many important issues will be de- bated and studied right up to the final day of the session. That makes this a crucial time for lawmakers to re- ceive feedback from the people we serve. If there's an issue lawmakers are considering---or should be consid- ering that you'd like to discuss, I • hope you'll share your thoughts with me by calling the General Assem- bly's toll-free message line at (800)782-7181. You can also keep up with legis- lative activity and find out how to contact lawmakers on the Kentucky Legislature Home Page at www.lrc.state.ky.us Nations. So why in the world would we be letting the United Nations get ?adU rn p edOb !niCso,Yoa  : : involved in any way in OUR war on terrorism? My fellow American, the U.N. is Y ""' g y" ype ," ny nap y oragentofTheBathCountyNews- Outlook is subject to final acceptance by the publisher at any time prior to distribution of this on the march. They want our money, newspaper, The publisher reserves the right to refund any money paid and to reject any offer And they are standing in the way of to advertise. Tbe right is atso reserved to edit all news or advertising copy to express clarity. Iol-alOlllmlol>ltlitl'"l The News-Outlook will extend credit for any error made in an advertisement only for tl I iml<llmlvlzlOlllolxl actual space taken by the error and not for the full advertisement. Corrections of significant mistakes in this newspaper will be published when attention is called to these errors. All letters " ' to the editor should be no more than 200 words in length and must be signed by the writer, Equal Housing Opportunity: We are pledged to the letter and spirit of A U. S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout f'l" the Nation, We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and I ram, I Il-I<|lzl\