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Palmetto Meet 2005 Schedule

Note: all meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month unless other wise posted

March 12 — Weekend at the Beach John & Sheila Dusky 864-949-1206

April 9— Newberry SC Bob & Diane Smith 803-321-2007

May 6-7 Easley SC (Car Show & Meet- ing) Willie Stansell 864-855-9359

June 4 —Spartanburg John & Sheila Dusky 864-949-1206

July 9 — Lake Greenwood Earl & Janice Davenport 864-229-0453

August 6 — Laurens SC (Car Show) Bruce & Jackie Simpson

September 9-10 — Tri-State

October15 — Prosperity SC (Business meeting) Gordon & Dot Sheldon—864-445-3977

November 12 — Chesnee SC David & Sandra Walker 864-461-8298

December 3, — Columbia SC (Christmas Party) Sandy & Ann Mars 803-772-1858

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March 4 –6 2005 Swap Meet York Pa. Info: Frank Mc Carthy (570) 992-2912

March 12 Shelbyville TN 33rd Annual Car Show MTC-SDC Info: Marie Burk (615) 459-7755

Apr. 15-16, 2005 Ga. 2nd Annual State Meet Marriott at Windy Hill (I75 at I285), Marietta, GA. North Georgia Chapter Info: John Brown (770) 977-3881

Sept 30-Oct 1 2005 SE ZONE MEET Graceland Mansion & Heartbreak Hotel Memphis TN 662-895-4708

Oct 28-29. 2005 Florida State Meet Lake Mary Fl 352-324-2230 ************** NATIONAL MEETS:

August 14-19,2005 Spokane, Washington Headquarters Hotel Red Lion at the Park www.redlion.com

W. 303 North River Dr Spokane WA 99201 509-323-7219 or 1-800-733-5466 Registration Questions? Mark Wheeler 763-420-7820 Reg@SDCMEET.com

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Marion Superior Court Judge Michael Keele, who presides over environ- mental cases, had tossed the suit out, finding the city lacked legal grounds to bring it. Keele cited the state's "direct action" common law rule, which bars an alleg- edly injured party from seeking damages directly against the insurers of the party causing the injury -- before a judgment is obtained. But the appeals court determined the complaint should be allowed to proceed because the city is not yet seeking any direct payment from the insurance companies, thus there is no "direct action." It is only seeking a declaration that the insurance companies would be obligated to provide coverage under the policies it issued to Studebaker -- if the city can prove Studebaker caused the contamination in its underlying case. "We still have to carry forward a burden of proof, but at the same time it does- n't shut us out completely, which was what the original order was," said assis- tant city attorney Cheryl Greene. Handling the case for the city is the Indianapolis law firm of Plews, Shadley, Racher and Braun. The firm is waging another legal battle -- with even more money at stake -- on the city's behalf in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chicago, where it has entered a claim in the bankruptcy case of Allied Products Corp. Allied occupied some former Oliver Plow Works properties, plus a nearby stamping plant on South Franklin Street. By comparison, the two properties combined are nearly twice as large as the now-demolished former Uniroyal plant in Mishawaka. In the Allied case, the city says cleanup could cost from $6.7 million to $19.6 million. Allied in July 2002 filed with the court an agreement allowing it to sell back its liability insurance policies to its insurance companies. In return for a total release of liability, the companies would pay $3.5 million to be distributed for the general benefit of Allied's bankruptcy estate.

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