Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from November 20, 2009

Dog Squad Gets Results; No Hiding from Police Canines
WHETHER they're hunting a home intruder, catching a car thief or stopping a siege, the police dog squad is helping to drive down local crime. Since Sergeant Ian Grigoris and Senior Constable Ben Johnson took up their positions in July, 51 people...
Just in the Nick of Time; New Moon Screening Delayed
Byline: Carlie Walker STAFF at Hervey Bay BigScreen Cinemas could have had a vampire riot on their hands at the Fraser Coast premiere of flick New Moon on Wednesday night - through no fault of their own. Staff members made the discovery early...
Let's Give Him a Hand ... He Gave Them One
You've got to hand it to Thierry Henry, sort of. The French football star certainly knows how to hand out the goodies. At the end of yesterday morning's World Cup qualifier the villain of the peace collapsed on to a patch of Paris grass beside...
Life in the Country Beats City Living for Older Citizens
Byline: PETER CHAPMAN Editor Now here is some good news for the older residents of the Fraser Coast. Research released this week has revealed that older Australians living in rural areas are generally happier with their lives than those living...
Putting Paid to Plastic Problem ... Finally
CLAUSE Hengse walks his dogs along Neptune Street behind the Maryborough Refuse Tip every morning. And he has shuddered each morning at the sight of thousands of plastic bags blown from the tip into nearby stormwater drains. "I'm a lover of the...
Slot Cars Put Dennis Back in Race for Work
Byline: Peter Chapman SIX DAYS a week the Chronicle news team meets to discuss stories for the next day. Ideas are floated for the paper and opinions are voiced on how we should tackle the articles. This week young reporter Jennifer Chapman...
Sparx but No Fire as Yet
GEOFF Edards is already fighting one battle. Now the 61-year-old, who is battling aggressive coronary artery disease, is gearing up for another and it's one he wants to win. Edards is making a desperate pitch to keep his beloved Sparx women's...
Taking the Hard Line on Violence in Venues
Byline: Carlie Walker A WAR on drunken violence was declared yesterday - and no one could be happier about it than Torquay Hotel manager Darren Carter. Mr Carter, who is a keen advocate of the Hervey Bay Liquor Accord, said pubs and clubs around...