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2 – The Herald Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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N THE WORLD TODAY
Vol. 141 No. 9
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Feb. 24, 1925-June 22, 2010
Ella R. Lehmkuhle, 85, of Delphos, died at 12:33 a.m.Tuesday at St. Rita’s MedicalCenter.She was born Feb. 24, 1925,in Allen County, to August andTheresa (Seffernick) Fuerst.She was married to JosephBohnlein, who preceded herin death on March 10, 1986and Herman Lehmkuhle, whosurvives.Other survivors includesons Ronald (Cathy) Bohnleinof Scottsdale, Ariz., John(Jane) Bohnlein of Findlayand Mark Bohnlein of VanWert; daughter Susan (Dean)Donald of Marietta, Ga.; sisterGussie (Edgar) Van Autreveof Delphos; brother UrbanFuerst of Delphos; stepchil-dren Tom (Sue) Lehmkuhleof Granville, Arlene (Tim)McCue of Toledo, Nora(Roger) Luersman of Kalida,Frank (Jane) Lehmkuhleof Delphos, Roger (Terri)Lehmkuhle of Bridgefort,WV and George (Jenni)Lehmkuhle of Frostproof, Fla;nine grandchildren and onegreat-grandchild.She was also preceded indeath by her infant son Paul,three sisters and a brother.Mrs. Lehmkuhle was ahomemaker who also workedfor Aeroquip for over 20years and retired from, andshe volunteered with the foodpantry in Brandon, Fla. Shewas a member of St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church.She loved her family, espe-cially her grandchildren andgreat-grandchild. She enjoyedreading and wanted to beremembered for being a goodmother.Mass of Christian Burialbegins at 11 a.m. Friday at St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch. Burial will follow inSt. John’s Cemetery.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Thursday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, wherethe wake begins at 7:30 p.m.Memorials are to donor’schoice.
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Dudley said they will“step back” from the issuewhile they investigate the rigexplosion.Also Wednesday, BP saidDudley has been appointedto head the new Gulf CoastRestoration Organization,which is in charge of clean-ing up the oil spill.Several companies thatferry people and suppliesand provide other servicesto offshore rigs argued thatthe moratorium was arbitrari-ly imposed after the April20 explosion that killed 11workers and blew out a well5,000 feet underwater. It hasspewed anywhere from 67million to 127 million gallonsof oil.Feldman’s 2008 finan-cial disclosure report — themost recent available — alsoshowed investments in OceanEnergy, a Houston-based com-pany, as well as QuicksilverResources, Prospect Energy,Peabody Energy, Halliburton,Pengrowth Energy Trust,Atlas Energy Resources,Parker Drilling and others.Halliburton was also involvedin the doomed DeepwaterHorizon project.Feldman did not respondto requests for comment andto clarify whether he stillholds some or all of theseinvestments.He’s one of many federal judges across the Gulf Coastregion with money in oil andgas. Several have disquali-fied themselves from hearingspill-related lawsuits and oth-ers have sold their holdingsso they can preside over someof the 200-plus cases.Although Feldman ruled infavor of oil interests Tuesday,one expert said his reason-ing appeared sound becausethe six-month ban was overlybroad.“There’s been some con-cern that he is biased towardthe industry, but I don’t seeit in this opinion,” said TimHoward, a NortheasternUniversity law professorwho also represents busi-nesses and people claimingeconomic losses in severalspill-related lawsuits. “Theyoverreacted and just shut anindustry down, rather thanfocusing on where the prob-lems are.”That was what Feldmanessentially said in his rul-ing, writing that the blan-ket moratorium “seems toassume that because one rigfailed and although no oneyet fully knows why, all com-panies and rigs drilling newwells over 500 feet also uni-versally present an imminentdanger.”Josh Reichert, manag-ing director of the PewEnvironment Group, said theruling should be rescinded if Feldman still has investmentsin companies that could ben-efit.“If Judge Feldman has anyinvestments in oil and gasoperators in the Gulf, it rep-resents a flagrant conflict of interest,” Reichert said.Feldman’s ruling prohibitsfederal officials from enforc-ing the moratorium until atrial is held. He wrote: “If some drilling equipmentparts are flawed, is it ratio-nal to say all are? Are allairplanes a danger becauseone was? All oil tankers likeExxon Valdez? All trains?All mines? That sort of think-ing seems heavy-handed, andrather overbearing.”At least two major oil com-panies, Shell and Marathon,said they would wait to seehow the appeals play outbefore resuming drilling.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Tuesday:
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WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated PressTONIGHT
: Partly cloudywith a chance of showers andthunderstorms. Muggy. Lowsaround 70. Southwest winds10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain40 percent.
: Partlysunny. A chance of showersand thunderstorms mainly inthe morning. Highs in the mid80s. Northwest winds around10 mph. Chance of rain 40percent.
:Mostly clear. Lows in thelower 60s. Northwest winds5 to 10 mph becoming northafter midnight.
: Mostly sunny.Highs in the mid 80s. Eastwinds around 5 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT, SATURDAY
: Mostly clear.Lows in the mid 60s. Highs inthe upper 80s.
:Partly cloudy. Lows in theupper 60s.
:Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.Highs in the upper 80s. Lowsaround 70. Chance of rain 40percent.
: Partlycloudy. A chance of show-ers and thunderstorms in theevening. Lows in the mid 60s.Chance of rain 30 percent.
: Partly sunny.Highs in the lower 80s.The high temperatureWednesday in Delphos was87 and the low was 68. Ayear ago today, the high was85 and the low was 61. Therecord high for today is 97, setin 1923 and the record low of 41 was set in 1918.Corn: $3.24Wheat: $4.22Beans: $9.89
Delphos WeatherElla R. Lehmkuhle
By TREVORHUNNICUTTThe Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — Inthis city known for produc-ing laws both path-breakingand contentious, legislatorshave forcefully stepped intoanother debate — this timeover the potential danger of cell phone use.With the Board of Supervisors’ 10-1 vote infavor of an ordinance MayorGavin Newsom has indicatedhe will sign, San Franciscohas waded into the as-yetunresolved debate over therelationship between long-term use of cell phones andhealth problems such as braintumors.It would be the coun-try’s first law requiring cellphone retailers to disclose thephones’ specific absorptionrate, or SAR, to customers.SAR measures the maxi-mum amount of radia-tion absorbed by a per-son using a handset. TheFederal CommunicationsCommission limits SAR toan average of 1.6 watts perkilogram of body tissue, butinformation about radiationlevels is not usually readilyavailable when people pur-chase phones at stores.“From our perspective, thisis a very reasonable and quitemodest measure that will pro-vide greater transparency andinformation to consumers forwhom this is an area of inter-est or concern,” said Newsomspokesman Tony Winnicker,who noted that the mayor isan iPhone user. “We’re play-ing a role that we’ve oftenplayed, which is to be at theforefront of a debate.”The city has producedreams of novel legislation andother regulations, banningplastic grocery bags, end-ing municipal use of bottledwater, making compostingmandatory, and requiring theposting of nutrition informa-tion in restaurants.Still after a number of scientific inquiries into thisissue, no conclusions havebeen reached.A major U.N. studyreleased last month, forinstance, found no clear linkbetween cell phones and therisk of developing brain can-cer.Industry representativessee that as a reason to opposea law like this.“They’re just respondingto unfounded concern,” saidJohn Walls, a spokesman forindustry trade group CTIA-The Wireless Association.He said the law “could verylikely confuse and misleadconsumers.”But advocates said theysee the ordinance primarilyas an effort to inform con-sumers.Renee Sharp, the Californiadirector of the Washington-based EnvironmentalWorking Group, also said shehoped the law would dissuadeconsumers from buying rela-tively high radiation phonesuntil their effect on the humanbody is fully understood. Theadvocacy group providedreports and other counsel tothe city’s Department of theEnvironment as they devel-oped the policy.“We’re also hoping it willspur greater debate aboutwhether the current federalstandards are adequate ornot,” Sharp said. “We cer-tainly don’t think that peo-ple are not going to buy cellphones because of radiation.”Industry officials wouldnot speculate on the impactto their business, but many of the nation’s most popular cellphones have relatively highSAR levels.This is because many of those popular phones aresmart phones, which haveWi-Fi and Bluetooth receiv-ers, as well as basic cellularcapability, that add to theirtotal SAR rating, accordingto Walls.
City passes new cellphone emission law
A minor traffic collisionoccurred Tuesday afternoonwhen the driver of one vehiclefailed to keep a reasonabledistance from a vehicle stop-ping in front of them.Linda Hullinger, 68, of Delphos, was southbound onWashington Street behindCharles Hullinger, 72, also of Delphos, who then stopped atthe stop sign at First Street.Linda Hullinger failed to keepa reasonable distance andstruck Charles Hullinger’svehicle in the rear with herown.There were no injuriesand moderate damage to bothvehicles.
By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, June23, the 174th day of 2010.There are 191 days left in theyear.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On June 23, 1960, the Foodand Drug Administration for-mally approved Enovid as thefirst oral contraceptive for salein the U.S.
On this date:
In 1860, a congressional res-olution authorized creation of the United States GovernmentPrinting Office, which openedthe following year.In 1931, aviators WileyPost and Harold Gatty took off from New York on a round-the-world flight that lastedeight days and 15 hours.In 1947, the Senate joinedthe House in overridingPresident Harry S. Truman’sveto of the Taft-Hartley Act,designed to limit the power of organized labor.In 1967, President LyndonB. Johnson and Soviet PremierAlexei Kosygin (ah-LEK’-saykoh-SEE’-gihn) held the firstof two meetings at GlassboroState College in New Jersey.In 1969, Warren E. Burgerwas sworn in as chief justiceof the United States by theman he was succeeding, EarlWarren.In 1972, President RichardM. Nixon and White Housechief of staff H.R. Haldemandiscussed a plan to use the CIAto obstruct the FBI’s Watergateinvestigation. (Revelation of the tape recording of this con-versation sparked Nixon’s res-ignation in 1974.)In 1985, all 329 peopleaboard an Air India Boeing747 were killed when theplane crashed into the AtlanticOcean near Ireland, after abomb widely believed to havebeen planted by Sikh separat-ists exploded on board.(Continued from page 1)in chief publicly. When theydo, consequences tend to bemore severe than a scolding.Indeed, the presidentialspokesman’s prepared reactionto the article was remarkablyrevealing, even for the normallycoded language of Washington.Press secretary Robert Gibbsrepeatedly declined to sayMcChrystal’s job was safe,often an indicator of an immi-nent firing, and went further toquestion whether McChrystal is“capable and mature enough”to lead the war.“Our efforts in Afghanistanare bigger than one person,”Gibbs told reporters, a formu-lation typically used when oneperson is about to leave.A senior U.S. military offi-cial in Afghanistan told TheAssociated Press the general— who had not spoken withObama on the matter beforetoday — has been given noindication that he’ll be firedbut no assurance he won’t be.The official spoke on condi-tion of anonymity to describeinternal discussions betweenWashington and the general’soffice in Kabul.Once considered thebeleaguered, eight-year-oldAfghanistan war’s brightesthope, McChrystal was hand-picked to take over the warlast year, viewed as a vision-ary with the guts and smartsto turn the war around.But despite his militaryachievements, he has a historyof making waves. This is nothis first brush with Obama’sanger. Last fall, the presidentcalled McChrystal on the carpetfor speaking too bluntly abouthis desire for more troops.Wisconsin DemocraticRep. David Obey, chairmanof the House AppropriationsCommittee, called forMcChrystal to resign.Sen. John McCain, the topRepublican on the SenateArmed Services Committee,was among three prominentRepublican senators to criti-cize the general and say adecision about his futureshould rest with Obama.
Alice Grothouse isthe winner in Week 3of the Delphos Herald140th AnniversaryGiveaway. Week 4 win-ner is Philip Fetzer.