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Mary A. Buxton Collins
Mary A. Buxton Collins,
longtime resident of Ponca
City, died Sunday, July 31,
2011, at Ponca City Medical
Center. She was 96.
Mary A. Carmichael was
born to Elmer Ellsworth Carmichael and Mary Arminta
Stocking Carmichael on March
17, 1915, in Blackwell. The
youngest of 10 children, Mary
attended Blackwell schools,
graduating in 1933.
On April 21, 1934, Mary and
Charles Ora Buxton were married in Blackwell. They were
married 64 years until his
death in 1999.
career included working for
Moreau Photography in Blackwell and playing the piano for
Frances Smotone’s School of
Dance. After Charles “Buck”
retired from Arabian American Oil Company in Saudi Arabia, they returned to Ponca
City and Mary worked for the
Ponca City Credit Bureau from
1965 until her retirement in
1982. She worked as a volunteer for Hospice of North Central Oklahoma for 23 years.
Mary married W. L. George
Collins on May 14, 2010, and
they enjoyed a wonderful year
She loved playing bridge,
crocheting and participating
in church and cultural activities. Mary was a member of
Community Christian Church,
where she served as treasurer
of the Christian Women’s Fellowship for many years.
Mary is survived by her husband, George; two children
and their spouses, Jacquita
“Jacque” and Charles Hollar
of Ponca City and Gene and
Pat Buxton of Hutchinson,
Kan.; and four stepchildren,
Mary Moore of Owasso, Walter
Collins of Tijeras, N.M., Alvin
Collins of Highland, Calif.,
and Shirley Green of Magazine, Ark.
In addition, Mary is survived by three grandchildren
and their spouses: Michael
and Traci Reagan of Allen,
Texas, Gena and Steve Gladow of Hutchinson, Kan., and
Corey and Krissy Buxton of
Tulsa; and seven step-grandchildren and their spouses:
Mary A. Buxton Collins
Sidney Hollar of San Francisco, Calif., John and Jennifer Hollar of Montpelier, Vt.,
Todd and Monica Hollar of
Denver, Colo., Ann and Steve
Orser of Seattle, Wash., Abby
and Dan Hurst of Hutchinson, Kan., Amy Donley of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Catrina
Turley of Warrensburg, Mo.
She is also survived by seven
great-grandchildren: Aaron
and Andrea Reagan, Ally, Ava
and Jace Gladow and Eli and
Ryder Buxton.
She was preceded in death
by her parents; five brothers, Sheridan, George, Fred,
Irvin and Marion Carmichael;
four sisters, Ezza Iman, Opal
Blubaugh, Esther Hibbert and
Amnia Carmichael; and her
husband, Charles O. Buxton.
A graveside service is
scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 2, at Resthaven Memorial
Park, 1901 East Hubbard Road,
followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church, 210 North Fifth,
with the Rev. Larry B. Metzger
presiding. Her body will lie in
state at Trout Funeral Home,
505 West Grand, Monday until
8 p.m. and prior to her graveside services on Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice
of North Central Oklahoma,
1904 North Union, Suite 103,
Ponca City, OK 74601.
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Jeanette R. Leterle Hutchinson
Jeanette “Jan” R. Leterle Hutchinson, resident of
Edmond, passed away Friday,
July 29, 2011, at Mercy Health
Center. She was 71.
Jan was born on June 16,
1940 to Herman Hunter and
Evelyn Traynor in Ponca
City. Later Evelyn married Al
Leterle and he adopted Jan as
his daughter. Jan married the
late Max Hutchinson in 1964.
He passed away Sept. 14, 1989.
She was currently engaged to
Ron Lee Wright.
Jan loved to crochet afghans,
dance, spend time with family and friends and drive her
mustang. She also enjoyed
Indian artifacts and her dogs,
Missy, Blaze and Maggie and
cat, Tang.
Jan graduated from St.
Mary’s Catholic School in 1958
and later went to cosmetology
school and attended Vo-Tech.
Jan worked for Conoco as
a librarian; as a manager for
Pioneer Apartments; as a
truck driver; and as a manager
of RitePlace Storage.
She is survived by her
mother, Evelyn Neumann;
brother, Bill Leterle; sister,
Terri Leterle; half-brother,
Chris Hunter; two daughters:
Mary Wilson and her husband Don from Edmond and
Lisa Boggs and her husband
Ben from Fayetteville, Ark.;
four grandchildren: Vance
McGraw Jr., Maria Wilson,
Leslie Jumper and her husband Jeff and Jesse McGraw;
Joseph and Jessica Boggs and
David McGraw; seven greatgrandchildren: Hannah, Alyssa, Caleb, Dawson, Savannah,
Bryce and Jaden; two stepgreat-grandchildren;
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death
by her father, Herman Hunter; adopted father, Al Leterle;
husband, Max Hutchinson;
Jeanette R. Leterle Hutchinson
and grandchildren, Alicia,
Andrew, Christopher, Steven
and Mandi McGraw-Murray.
Casket bearers will be Jesse
McGraw, Phillip Ballad Jr.,
David McGraw, Joe Smith,
George Pursley and Rick
Honorary casket bearers
will be Floyd Robbins, Don L.
Wilson and Tom Ross.
A vigil service will be held
at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at
the Trout Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Dick Robinson officiating. The Mass of
Christian Burial will be held
at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3,
at St. Mary’s Catholic Church
with the Rev. Kevin Ratterman, celebrant. Burial will
follow at Resthaven Memorial
Park in Ponca City. Arrangements are under the direction
of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Ponca City
Humane Society, PO Box 2311,
Ponca City, OK 74602.
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Kansas Law Defunding Clinic
Faces Its First Legal Test
can expand its staff and facilAssociated Press
ities fast enough to handle
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — double its present patient
Planned Parenthood has por- load and whether it can match
trayed a new state statute the weekend hours and longdefunding its Kansas chapter term contraceptive services
as the product of abortion pol- it offers. It has also argued
itics — even though none of the situation is even “more
the federal monies it receives dire” in Hays where there is
goes to pay for abortions.
no Title X provider in place.
As Planned Parenthood
Those conflicting portrayals
it six years ago. The friend of Kansas and Mid-Missouri come as both sides try to bolpaid $18,000 for it and Wilson heads into a courtroom Mon- ster their cases with various
spent about $9,000 on parts to day in hopes of convincing constitutional arguments as
a federal judge to block the the first courtroom test of the
restore it.
He believes it’s worth at provision’s implementation, Kansas statute nears.
The state of Kansas has
least $45,000 now, a small his ruling could imminently
price to pay for the joy Wil- impact thousands of low- touted state sovereignty, arguing that the proposed injuncson gets from driving it to car income patients.
Some 5,700 women, men and tion would unconstitutionally
shows, fundraisers and other
teenagers depend on its clin- replace the state’s discretion
“My son, Phillip, can tell ics in Wichita and Hays for with the court’s judgment. It
you,” he said. “Imagine driv- contraception services, preg- contended such a ruling would
ing down the road and seeing nancy testing, cancer screen- effectively “commandeer” one
an arm sticking out of every ings and testing for sexually of the state’s agencies, forcing
it to cancel past contracts and
car holding a cellphone taking transmitted diseases.
Planned Parenthood offers enter into new ones selected
The Police Department abortion services in Kansas only by the court.
At its turn, Planned Parentsometimes gets reports from at its clinic in Overland Park,
residents in Wilson’s neigh- a Kansas City suburb, but also hood has cited the Supremacy
borhood about a tank tooling has clinics in Wichita and Hays. Clause, arguing the Kansas
down the street. The Marine Those two clinics are operated statute
veteran, now a Treasury at a loss and offer reproductive imposes additional conditions
of eligibility for a federal proDepartment agent, has been health care services.
The entity has already said gram that are not required
pulled over three times.
“I have a good relation- it would be forced to close by federal law. It contended
ship with local police depart- its Hays clinic unless U.S. that the federal government
ments,” he said. “However, District Judge J. Thomas may impose terms and condiit has taken a little more Marten immediately prohib- tions on money it distributes
convincing to get Bedford its the state from stripping to the states and, once the
it of $330,000 in federal Title state chooses to voluntarily
Bedford police Lt. Kirk Rob- X annual funding. Patients accept that money, it is bound
erts said that officers have would face higher costs, less by the requirements the fedbeen told of Wilson’s status access to services and lon- eral government established
as an antique military vehicle ger wait or travel times for for those funds.
Lost at times amidst all the
collector and that his vehicle appointments, it argued.
Attorneys representing the courtroom gamesmanship is
is street-legal.
“If there are further com- state of Kansas have countered another litany of numbers that
plaints, we’re still obligated to that the preliminary injunction outlines what the federal Title
respond,” he said. “But when sought by Planned Parenthood X funds at issue have helped
we realize it’s Mr. Wilson we is unnecessary because other pay for each year at the two
can let the people know that public agencies can handle clinics: 9,000 birth control
it’s a properly registered vehi- these low-income patients. visits, 3,000 pap tests, 3,000
noted the
has already breast exams and 18,000 tests
cle and is allowed to be on the Flat
with the Sedgwick for sexually transmitted disroads.”
County Health
Department to eases, court documents show.
Wilson can drive the
& Earbuds
armored vehicle by himself, offer family planning services
Audio & Video
to low-income
individuals and
but it was designed for a crew Car
is presently
of three. The two extra sets of Boat
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eyes help him avoid running iPhone/iPad/iPod
the same.
over things.
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knows how to drive it.”
One of those people, Colleyville police officer Patrick
Starrett, wants to drive. Riding high in the turret can be
“He likes to drive under
trees,” Starrett said. “SomeWe have a variety of all-natural products to help
day I’m not going to be watching and he’s going to scrape
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Former Marine Answers
The Call of His Buddy
BEDFORD, Texas (AP) —
Glenn Wilson’s hobby attracts
considering it weighs a little over
4 tons and sports a 76-millimeter cannon flanked by a
couple of machine guns and a
dozen grenade launchers.
No, it isn’t a tank. It’s a
restored Cold War-era British
six-wheeled armored fighting
vehicle that was designed to
kill tanks.
“It belonged to the Life
Guards Regiment, the ones on
horseback that all the tourists
see in big steel helmets with
long red or white plumes and
silver breastplates,” Wilson
said. The regiment also went
into combat.
The Saladin Mark 2 was built
in the late 1960s by the company that made Alvis automobiles and was used until 1971 in
Northern Ireland “during the
troubles, as the British termed
it,” Wilson said. “... It escorted
convoys out of Belfast.”
Wilson said his Saladin was
also used in West Germany
before the Berlin Wall fell.
After that, someone brought
it to Mississippi. That’s where
Wilson and a friend found
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Kenneth Sole
Kenneth Sole, resident of
Blackwell, died Sunday, July
31, 2011, in Blackwell Regional Hospital. He was 100.
Arrangements are pending
with Roberts and Son Funeral
Home in Blackwell.
Shirley Lou Ramsey — Services are scheduled for 10 a.m.
at Calvary Assembly of God in
Stillwater. Burial will be held
at 3 p.m. at Newkirk Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Palmer Marler
Funeral Home of Stillwater.
Eileen Rosalee Walcher —
Services are scheduled for
2 p.m. at First Presbyterian
Church of Blackwell. Burial
will follow in Blackwell Cemetery. Arrangements are under
the direction of Roberts and
Son Funeral Home.
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New
Jersey’s expected pullout
from a 10-state pact to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions
is among the latest developments in a nationwide dispute
over whether cap-and-trade
programs work and what limitations states should place on
energy producers to curb the
heat-trapping gases blamed
for global warming.
In New Jersey and elsewhere, the outcome of the
dispute could affect everyone
— from the quality of air in
their communities to the price
they pay to heat and light their
homes and businesses.
Cap-and-trade programs set
limits on the amount of pollution a company can release,
require companies to get permits for each ton they emit and
allow them to trade emission
allowances using the market
to set the price. The programs
came into practice after the
1990 Clean Air Act established
a market-based approach to
reducing acid rain.
But opponents say the programs hurt the economy when
power plants pass the cost of
buying emissions on to customers. They say emissions
are dropping not because
of cap-and-trade programs
but because of the economic
downturn and the reduced
cost of natural gas, a cleaner
source of energy.
announced in May that by the
end of 2012, New Jersey would
withdraw from the Regional
Greenhouse Gas Initiative. He
called the program a failure.
Emissions in the region are
down about 30 percent below
the cap, and the three-yearold program has generated
almost $900 million in proceeds, including $105 million
for New Jersey, according
to RGGI Inc., the group that
administers the initiative.
Christie used more than $60
million to ease the state’s budget crisis, as officials have in
other states.
There also is an excess of
available permits, which are
selling at just under $2 per ton
— the absolute lowest allowed
at the quarterly auctions where
permits are sold. The number
of bidders is steadily decreasing, from 82 at the first auction
to just 47 at the most recent one
in June. That eliminates any
incentive for power companies
to lower their own emissions
so they can sell unused permits
to other companies at a higher
“This leads people to think,
‘Well, what’s the deal with this
program? This is a tax,”’ said
Paul Tesoriero of Evolution
Markets, an emissions brokerage firm. “It causes people to
question the validity of capand-trade.”
Almost everyone agrees the
initial cap — which was set
in 2005 — was way too high.
Most expect it will be adjusted
down at the next opportunity,
in 2012. But program supporters say that is not proof the
program has failed, and add
that diverting the funds for
other uses amounts to impairing the program’s success and
then blaming it for failure.
“Christie got it right in one
respect, which is that emissions are way down, and it’s
not primarily due to RGGI,”
said Peter Shattuck, carbon
markets policy analyst for the
nonprofit Environment Northeast. “Where he makes a jump
is saying RGGI is a failure.”
The initiative established
a long-term framework and
sends a signal that unlimited emissions are a thing of
the past, he said. Focusing
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ignores the revenues the pact
has generated for clean energy projects, Shattuck and others said.
“There’s no question the cap
is inflated,” said Dale Bryk,
director of Air and Energy
Programs for the Natural
Resources Defense Council.
“The cap is not what’s reducing pollution. It’s the reinvestments in reducing energy costs, energy efficiency
and downward pressure on
Xavier Walter of Home
Energy Team, a Southampton,
N.J.-based energy efficiency
firm, said he’s hired 12 fulltime staff and a half-dozen
part-time staff in the past
two years as a direct result of
funds generated from the permit sales. Walter’s group was
one of about 225 businesses
that signed a July letter to governors in the 10 states urging
them not to abandon the pact.
Elsewhere in the United
States, cap-and-trade is in a
period of uncertainty. California pushed back its planned
2012 implementation of a
statewide trading system by
one year. A Midwest initiative
slated to start in 2012 has been
delayed. In February, Arizona
pulled out of the Western Climate Initiative, which is to be
phased in starting next year.
Federal cap-and-trade legislation failed in Congress last
year. And New Hampshire lawmakers voted in March to pull
out of the pact that New Jersey is in, but Gov. John Lynch
vetoed it, arguing that state
funds generated from permits
were helping New Hampshire
businesses and families cut
back on energy use.
“The whole system is not
working as it was intended to
work. It’s a failure,” Christie
said in announcing New Jersey’s pullout.
The Democrat-controlled
Legislature passed a bill
in June to force Christie to
change course, but the Republican Christie is expected to
veto that bill, and Democrats
don’t appear to have the votes
to override his veto. Christie
has until mid-August to act on
the measure.
With a veto almost certain,
cap-and-trade supporters are
looking at two possible options.
One is a rarely used legislative
maneuver where lawmakers
could gut the regulations Christie’s administration will need to
put forward in order to implement the withdrawal, by declaring those rules as inconsistent
with the Legislature’s intent.
Only a majority vote would be
The other option has to do
with new regulations expected from the federal Environmental Protection Agency
in September affecting how
much greenhouse gases that
power plants can emit. Shattuck said seven of the 10 states
have already asked the EPA
to substitute their participation in the regional pact for
compliance with the federal
regulations. That could give
Republicans cover to support
the pact despite objection
from pro-business interests.
“New Jersey is going to have
to do something about CO2 for
its power plants one way or
another, once the EPA moves
ahead,” Shattuck said. “You
have a political out for Christie.”
Besides New Jersey and
New Hampshire, the pact
includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode
Island and Vermont.
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