Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from November 17, 2009

Control Room to Court Room; Remarkable Career - Space, Defence, Law
Byline: Loretta Bryce AS THE space shuttle Columbia lifted off from the John F. Kennedy Space Centre on April 12, 1981, millions of people across the world were glued to television screens to watch its launch. Young Geoff Skelton was intent on...
Cougars Scare the Hot Shots
Byline: Richard Harvey IT WAS a David against Goliath battle but unlike the history books, David didn't win this against all odds showdown. And it was Past Grammars captain Paul Sanders who played the leading role in ensuring the underdogs didn't...
Council Needs to Listen to Warnings
Byline: Toni McRae FIRM federal warnings that housing costs in Queensland are too high must be taken into account as the Fraser Coast reviews its infrastructure charges. "We urge the Fraser Coast Regional Council to take on board comments from...
Court Told 'Flirting' Biker Boyfriend Broke Ribs
Byline: Loretta Bryce THE EX-GIRLFRIEND of Wide Bay Rebels president Adam Warwick McCrea has claimed he broke her ribs during an argument at a Torquay hotel. Georgia Anderson took to the witness stand to give evidence during the committal of...
Final Shot at Glory for Those on Court
Byline: Richard harvey THEY say anything can happen in finals in any sport. That was the case in the Maryborough Basketball Association. There were two big upsets in the women's A grade semi-finals. Zodiacs beat the previously undefeated...
Go Ahead, Make Mo Day; It's Getting Hairy at Hoolihans Pub
Byline: Stephen O'Grady MATT, WHO operates from behind the bar at Hoolihans, has been complimented once or twice on his hairy handlebars. Just how genuine those kind words were will only become clear at the end of the month. Grant has a Magnum...
Man's Disappearance Leaves Family Destitute
Byline: Kristy Martin ON THE morning of October 22, a relative stopped in to visit Lance Hay at his Maryborough home. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Afterwards, about 11am, Mr Hay sat down to use his computer for various odds and ends...
News Briefs
Chipping in to get him home THE WRIGHT family of Childers had almost lost hope of ever seeing their Lhasa Apso, George, again. The dog had been missing for a month so a call from Gladstone Regional Council was the last thing they were expecting....
News Briefs
Crash victim named A 21-YEAR-OLD man who died in a single-vehicle accident in Tinana at the weekend was Maryborough resident Rodney Walker. Mr Walker was tragically killed when the car he was travelling in careered off Seven Mile Road and smashed...
Richo's Choice Is the Top Dog in Bundaberg
Byline: Richard Harvey A FRASER Coast dog left its rivals chasing a shadow at Bundaberg's Thabeban Racecourse on Saturday. The scorching performance of Richo's Choice in the maiden race was the major talking point of the four-race meeting. ...
Time to Get Serious about Chrissy Presents
Byline: PETER CHAPMAN Editor It seems every year is slipping past quicker than the last. Can you believe that in less than six weeks' time many of us will be sitting around the lounge room opening Christmas presents? The big stores have already...
Widow Blames Death on Health System
Byline: TONI McRAE ROD PASKINS was the love of Daphne Paskins' life. "But he's dead and he shouldn't be and I blame the Queensland health system for losing him." Daphne Paskins, still grieving terribly, told the Chronicle she had decided to...