SEC Filings

SC 13G
WADDELL & REED INC /KS/ filed this Form SC 13G on 01/30/1998
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                                  SCHEDULE 13G
     Item 1(a) Name of Issuer:
          Amsurg Corp.
     ..............................................................
     Item 1(b) Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:
          One Burton Hills Blvd., Ste. 350, Nashville, TN 37215
     ..............................................................
     Item 2(a) Name of Person Filing:
          Torchmark Corporation
     ..............................................................
     Item 2(b) Address of Principal Business Office or, if none,
          Residence:
          2001 Third Avenue South
          Birmingham, AL 35233
     ..............................................................
     Item 2(c) Citizenship:
          Delaware
     ..............................................................
     Item 2(d) Title of Class of Securities:
          Common
     ..............................................................
     Item 2(e) CUSIP Number:
          03232P-20-7
     ..............................................................
     Item 3    Person filing is:
          (h)[x]Group, in accordance with 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(H)
     Item 4    Ownership

          If the percent of the class owned, as of December 31 of the year
     covered by the statement, or as of the last day of any month described in
     Rule 13d-1(b)(2), if applicable, exceeds five percent, provide the
     following information as of that date and identify those shares which there
     is a right to acquire.

     (a)  Amount Beneficially Owned:
            606,581
     ..............................................................
     (b)  Percent of Class:
              12.6%
     ..............................................................
     (c)  Number of shares as to which such person has:
          (i)   sole power to vote or to direct the vote...606,581..
          (ii)  shared power to vote or to direct the vote..........
          (iii) sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition
                of.........................................606,581..
          (iv)  shared power to dispose or to direct the
                disposition of.....................................

     Item 5    Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

               If this statement is being filed to report the
               fact that as of the date hereof the reporting
               person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of
               more than five percent of the class of securities,
               check the following ..............................[__]

               Not Applicable

     Item 6    Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of
               Another Person

               Not Applicable

     Item 7    Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary
                 Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By
                 The Parent Holding Company

               See Attached Exhibit 2

     Item 8    Identification and Classification of Members of the
               Group

               See attached Exhibit 3

     Item 9    Notice of Dissolution of Group
               Not Applicable

     Item 10
                                 Certification

          By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and
belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired for the purpose of
and do not have the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer
of such securities and were not acquired in connection with or as a participant
in any transaction having such purpose or effect.

                                   Signature

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify
that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

Date:  January 30, 1998

Waddell & Reed Inc.                Waddell & Reed Investment
                                   Management Company

/s/ Sharon K. Pappas               /s/ Sharon K. Pappas
 ............................       ............................
Sharon K. Pappas                   Sharon K. Pappas
Senior Vice President              Senior Vice President
Name/Title                         Name/Title

Liberty National Life              Waddell & Reed Financial
Insurance Company                  Services, Inc.

/s/ William C. Barclift*           /s/ Sharon K. Pappas
 ............................       .............................
William C. Barclift                Sharon K. Pappas
Executive Vice President           Vice President
Name/Title                         Name/Title

Torchmark Corporation              United Investors Management Company

/s/ William C. Barclift*           /s/ Michael J. Klyce*
 ............................       .............................
William C. Barclift                Michael J. Klyce
Vice President                     Treasurer
Name/Title                         Name/Title


* By:  /s/ Sharon K. Pappas
 ............................
Sharon K. Pappas
Attorney-in-Fact