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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : March 4th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, March 5, 2009 7 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Pool bugs spark extra precautions ZILKA GROGAN SYDNEY Olympic Park Aquatic Centre is one of 19 public swim- ming pools that have been asked to take extra precautions following an outbreak of a severe abdominal infection across Sydney. The State Health Department asked the pools to take precaution- ary measures after the number of cryptosporidiosis cases in NSW for February 2009 increased to more than 200, the highest number for that month in 10 years. Cryptosporidiosis is a parasitic infection that causes cramping, diarrhoea, fever and vomiting. Sydney Olympic Park spokes- man Phillip Adams said all test results for the disease at the Aquatic Centre had been negative. ''My understanding is there have been a number of cases of cryptosporidiosis reported and as a consequence of that the NSW Department of Health put out a public advisory last week,'' Mr Adams said. ''NSW Health has asked a num- ber of pools to take special measures, but that is an extra precaution and there have not been any reported cases at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.'' The centre has used super- chlorination treatments in the pools to reduce the risk of infec- tion. Plea to find the killer Rayleen Lack appeals for help in finding the killer of her friend, Ashfield man Bernd Lehmann (inset) who was bashed last year. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP250504 FIONA BRADY Hear the family's plea online www.innerwestweekly.com.au THE devastated family and friends of an Ashfield man who was bludgeoned to death last year have appealed for help to find his killer. Bernd Lehmann, 66, was found dead in the kitchenette of his Alt St unit by a friend about 7pm on Valentine's Day 2008. He'd been due to fly out to Germany that day to spend three months caring for his bed-ridden 91-year-old mother, Irmgard Lehmann. Speaking from Germany on be- half of his mother, Mr Lehmann's brother Hans-Jurgen said the fam- ily was desperate for closure. ''My mother and family are searching for an answer,'' he said. ''We would like to know why Bernd had to die this way. ''We are in deep mourning but the worse thing is we have no answer to it all.'' Mr Lehmann, who had emi- grated from Germany in the 1960s, worked as a carer for intellectually-disabled people. His best friend Rayleen Lack, who knew him for about 16 years, said the last time she'd seen Mr Lehmann was in Wests Ashfield Club a few days before his death. She said he was looking forward to his trip to Germany. ''He was just overjoyed,'' she said. ''He said 'I'll see you in three months'.'' She described him as ''a very soft, gentle, wonderful man.'' ''We always promised each other that if one of us got sick that the other would look after them. It hasn't happened that way, but I wish it had,'' she said. Ashfield Det-Sgt Rob Cipolla, who is leading the investigation, believes someone in the com- munity has vital information about the case and he urges them to come forward. One important piece of infor- mation missing is how the victim was going to travel to the airport. Mr Lehmann had told friends that he had arranged a lift, but no one knows with whom. Police are particularly keen to hear from anyone within Sydney's gay community who knew Mr Lehmann and can help trace his last movements. Anyone with any information should phone Ashfield police on 9797 4099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. A reward of up to $100,000 is available for infor- mation leading to a conviction. accent >> on Harmony Day Everyone Belongs 2 Conder St. Burwood Phone: 9911 9911 www.burwood.nsw.gov.au Your Community News from Burwood Council 2029732i iww wk36 will improve residents' lifestyles and the amenity and attractiveness of our municipality. Burwood Council celebrating cultural diversity on Saturday 21 March Harmony Day celebrates the cohesive and inclusive nature of our nation and promotes the benefits of cultural diversity. It's about community participation, inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. This year Burwood Council is hosting a day of music, entertainment, craft and food and is inviting the community to be a part of this special celebration. Saturday 21 March 11am -- 2pm Woodstock Community Centre Enjoy a day of cultural entertainment! Cr Lesley Furneaux-Cook
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