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Page 4-The Stillwater Journal, Thursday, June 2, 2005 II By Lawrence Gibbs SHS graduation speaker Peter Naff, a Navy pilot at the time, Stillwater Journal photo by Lawrence Gibbs, I Commencement exercises are ground in one swell photo. We always a lot of fun. But they made all the adjustments to the sometimes still bring a lump to camera and held it up to take a this old throat, picture but the camera slammed We attended this year for two back into our forehead. What a main reasons. One, to get pho- lick! tographs of the event for this Now get this, we did it a sec- newspaper. But, also, two, to ond time before we realized we shake hands with the speaker, had held the camera up into the About 31 years ago, we were slipstream that was flowing mowing our yard one afternoon over the windshield, knocking at our first house out on the camera back into our face! shown three decades ago. I planes - those big mothers with all the 7s - 757 and 777 and the like. O Did you notice there were no notes written on the grads' caps - things like, "Thanks, morn and dad." But the camera flashes were certainly abundant. It was a genuine Kodak moment. Hundreds of pictures of gradu- legislation. By Mac Crank bly isn't the only question and value of fingers, toes, McFarland in the west partof On our third attempt, we ates. Graduates with family and "Be It Enacted By The People that as well is being mischarac- anguish and durations town. There was an airplane - a pushed the camera up to just friends. Graduates by them-of Oklahoma:" terized surprise, surprise, merits allowed for biplane - in the air west of town below the top of the windshield, selves. Graduates with other The legislature was to convene I went to the legislative site on injury. The things one doing loops and twists and this When he banked the plane, we graduates, this week in special session to the intemet and found a listing expect from a very detaiI and that. We telephoned the snapped the photo you see with We watched one graduate in consider a workers compensa- of the senate bill that they will sideration of as many manager at the airport, the late today's column, particular - James Earl Tucker. tion reform bill. In fact, by the be discussing SB-1. of compensation claims Hoyt Walkup, and inquired It was about then that Peter People flocked to have Tucker time you read this (Wednesday Unfortunately, there are two sen- sible but it gets in tI "C what was going on. reached forward, tapped our stand with this group or that. or Thursday) they will have ate bills 1, one that was present- other, more interesting t Hoyt told us it was a Navy right shoulder and when weSo we had our picture taken already started their debate and ed in February and relates to The bill calls for the p.r e pilot in his own airplane up looked around, he made thewith him, too. it should be quite lively,who may or may not practice lion of CompSource spending some time enjoying motion of a loop in essence, All in all it was a swell The pre-show propaganda veterinary medicine and when, removing the state himself. Hoyt asked us if we asking, You ready to do it? We evening and a good time was started last week with many and a second entered in May for workers Comp insuran d wanted to go up. Comeonout, gave him the OK and he tipped hadbyall, attacksi' emotivati0nsofthe workers compensation reform, but later in the bill a;.l at fiesaid, the nose of his plane down to We thought Naff wound up his "other" side. In reading releases The unfortunate part is that both Injury Trust is. created Jp, Hoyt must have radioed the gain airspeed. Well, we didn't talk in a timely fashion. "Good from the senate, it appears that links take you to the text of the administered, it appearS l" pilot because he was on the care much for that and when we luck, God speed and may the the only stumbling block is who first and I could find no copy of recently privatized CorO e ground by the time we got to turned around a second time to force always be with you."to niek tha dnetnr few an the bill to be considered on-line. Oklahoma hmmm. the airport. Hoyt introduced us wave him off, we noticed the i i mm t i 1 1 i i i To get a little insight into what Many health insuranc, including those that inV to Peter Nail. SHS and OSUhorizon behind him going up illi i me i i i the differences might be, I did grad. Son of Mille and the late and it was too late, we were in i li i i i i look at House Bill 2046 which the job injuries, colrl JohnNaff. He indeed invited us the loop; an inside loop, grant-,i ' illi was the engrossed version that doctors on a continuing 81 up and promised us we'd do a ed, but what a thrill. 1 Ill [] [] ! was sent to the senate, order to get favorable s, loop i.n his open-cockpit flying That was more than 30 years l [] 1 [] Let's stop and do a little glos- when services are rende < ii ili illl.ll sary info for a minute: proposed legislationtrlllt, 1 l/[] / [] 1 Engrossment is pretty much address this by setting tJPs "r 1 ll pv I [] 1 what the name implies it'sthe log scenario for vAa teh 1 1p 1 1 1 whole "Gross bill that onereferred to whom. This is 'ill 1 i 1 1 house has passed and is being characterized by senat!dlteh, sent to the other for considera- releases as the good guYS,1 I[ lill . . . g y ( it :l ---'-,- --.-- Ion, complete wtth amendments the bad u s ostensiblL t and the whole gross story Friends and family, ne'gh- . injured employee vs. empire of capitalists). boys, even strangers crowd- Enrollment is the entire bill that really appears to be is ~1~,q ed around to have their pic has passed both houses, in its final form, that is sent to the tures taken with James Earl " to pick a doctor who ~, r governor for signature to more favorablyinclinedt Tucke at SHS commence- ' fy to the advantage of o# f ,- become law All of this is done ment ceremomes Fnday. or the other if a claim in your name with the enacting Seemed hke everyone want- . . . r clause that opens this dmtnbe ed their,picture with Tucke. . . to court. Now, back to the subject at Somehow, my sus l s We didn t want to miss out. hand nature tells me that this 3 In HB 2046, pages 9-36 relate the case than the welf ]y, to amendments in the tax code injured worker. . La i t 0 t]9 tt wtm,8 I and appear to allow a deduction Negotiationprocedure . " ff ,a, I for certain payments under the forth for mitigation of .di'l t proposed act. OK a little ments inthecompensati Be I[LI OltJl01 1 I [ w rdy f r the paragraph r tw empl yeef r''aninjury''l'-'al ,tmm m I that is proposed to change, but probably won t see ink ] /21E6thA 372-FIJHKI then I don't look at legislative pen in the senate versi l [ [ proposals every day either, the house draft, if the T, :!!::: i: : evanttm, roomw, releSS.com Inall, the house version is 135 makes a cash settlement II refused, a lawyers fces injured worker. Well that proba- pages long and talks about the the injured employee be collected for any,t State Farm" awarded by the court ia:l ]967 l/i~ 0;~0~i~ . Providing Insurance and Financial Services |",That's a novel thou gl~t~,' VE il ~~ of the employers offer. :~ this instance, the laWYa l I p i l ilIILarry Agent Gosney court only on for what his client extra and. he I / L h01P.0 01 II 124 W. 6th" St|llwater, OK whole amount, " ) ii Office: 405"377"81" or 801 '376" 101 ,arry.gosney b3pa@ tatefarm.com Fax: 405-624-6688 -- willThe Like I said' I d fft tin" ii get concept by the senate.of re.to'. "" " . about helping an Workmen's C omp isn't:. it -- : i:ii! -- --'-- "m empl yee "'" it's ab Ut of the abuses that are inl# b the system in Oklaho ; [it i!ii!I abuses keep industrY II . )Ollc lJ l 01 i inglower tObecauseOUr state,companl kecP tO'J[ muChinsurancefOr highthe insurance'beca t tremendous oavoutS ant, Mem e Bou tuel;,preygr UpSon of the lega Y'" |1 M kl 1]I this market. See CRANKON, |'