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Wed/Thurs/Fri, March 22-24, 2017 The Park Record A-8 W GREEN TIPS AY WE WERE The King mandates insurance Gardening tips for early spring By STEVE LEATHAM Recycle Utah By JESSICA WRIGHT Park City Museum Researcher On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act nicknamed Obamacare. The individual mandate was the part of Obamacare that required all Americans to obtain some kind of health insurance or pay a “penalty” on their federal income taxes. The mandate quickly became Obamacare’s most unpopular feature. Many people were upset that the federal government was telling them they had to get health insurance. In a somewhat similar instance, general manager Thomas Kearns of the Silver King Coalition mandated accident insurance for every one of the coalition’s employees in October 1915. Recognizing that mining was a hazardous business and occupation, the Silver King Coalition Provident and Accident Insurance Association was formed to provide a fund to render assistance to those injured while in the performance of their duties or to their families in case of death. One dollar was to be deducted from each employee’s wages every payday for the relief fund. The mining company would contribute a monthly sum equal to the total paid by its employees. In consideration of this payment, every individual employee guaranteed the mining company an exemption from all liability for any injury they might suffer during their employment. Should an employee become permanently disabled through accidental injuries received while working for the company, he would receive $2,000 as payment in full for all claims and demands. In the event of his death at work, a payment of $2,000 would be made to the widow or legal heirs of the employee. As a condition of employment, miners Growing a vegetable garden is one of the best ways to become more sustainable. Not only are you getting fresh produce at the peak of its ripeness and nutritional density, you are also keeping CO2 out of the atmosphere by eliminating the transportation, packaging and refrigeration required to supply most produce in the grocery store. Here are some steps to get your garden going this month: • Cover garden beds with 1-3 inches of compost at least two weeks before planting (the amount depends on the quality of the soil). This step is only necessary if you didn’t cover your beds with compost last fall. Find information about composting here: recycleutah. org/composting-workshops • Prune dormant fruit trees to PARK CITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, JACK GALLIVAN DIGITAL COLLECTION Thomas Kearns (pictured circa 1901) displayed much generosity, even to the strikers against his insurance plan. When the wife and daughter of miner Abe Shields both died during the strike, Kearns authorized $150 from the Silver King Coalition Company to help defray funeral costs. were forced to sign a statement that they agreed to accept these beneﬁts as full compensation, relieving the mining company of all liability. At the time, miners made $3.50 a day. By a unanimous vote, nearly 400 men decided to walk out on October 15. For the ﬁrst time in its history, the Silver King Coalition had a strike. The Park Record thought it safe to say, “Without a single exception, the men were unalterably opposed to the details of the agreement and the compul- sory method said to be used to obtain their signatures.” The miner’s main objection to the proposal centered on mandatory membership in the Insurance Association with the alternative of dismissal. Copies of the agreement were circulated through the mine and where a refusal was made to sign, the men were told to draw their time. The workmen viewed the mandate with great indignation. It was an intrusion on their individual freedom. In Senator Kearns’ opinion, the trouble had been caused by a few agitators. He claimed to have no knowledge of any order having been given that the men must sign the agreement or quit. Opportunely, he was in Nevada when the miners voted to go out on strike. The company gave the striking miners until Nov. 10 to accept the insurance plan and return to work. Because most of the men were married and had families, they had little choice but to accept the King’s terms. increase the size of the fruit. • Have soil tested for pH balance and nutrient deﬁciencies. Utah State University is a great resource for soil testing. • Plan beds before planting. This is an important step to ensure you are taking into consideration how much room a plant will take, how much sun it requires and how compatible it will be with the surrounding plants. Since all plants deplete and add different nutrients to the surrounding soil, it’s important to rotate crops year to year. • Start cool weather vegetable seeds indoors, such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and cauliﬂower. To see a chart for the best outdoor planting dates visit almanac.com/gardening. Community nonproﬁt Recycle Utah, a drop-off recycling center, provides these weekly tips. Visit its website for more information: www.recycleutah.org Charlie Sheen’s ex takes plea deal Associated Press HEBER CITY, Utah — A former wife of actor Charlie Sheen has taken a plea deal on charges she wouldn’t stop her car for police. Citing court records, the Deseret News reported Brooke Mueller pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of attempted failure to stop at police command, which was downgraded from a felony. In exchange, a misdemeanor reckless driving charge and a citation for failing to get her Utah driver’s license were dropped. Heber City police said they tried to stop the 39-year-old from Park City on Jan. 13 as she was driving 20 miles per hour over the speed limit. She went on 6 miles before stopping, claiming she didn’t see the ofﬁcer. Steve Honig, a representative for Mueller, declined to comment on the case on Sunday. YourParkCityAgent.com WHAT MY CLIENTS ARE SAYING “Sheila’s intimate knowledge of the area we were looking made all the difference. We would not have known about the house we rented w/o her efforts to contact the owner. Solved a very worrisome problem for both us and the home owner--everyone won.” -Zillow SH E I L A HA L L branch broker 435.640.7162 | email@example.com 1700 Park Avenue | Park City, Utah 84060 © 2016 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, and a franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. 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