Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from August 24, 2012

Accused Baby Basher's Plea for Bail
Byline: Kristy Martin A JUDGE will today determine whether a man who allegedly tortured a baby should be released back into the community. The 25-year-old, accused of repeatedly punching a 21-month-old boy in the face, could be allowed out on...
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a[euro][approximately]They Think I'm Really Pink'; She Looks and Sounds like the Star
SUSIE Tate has long been told by friends and family that she strikes an uncanny resemblance to Pink, one of the world's most loved music artists. So, armed with the same out-there attitude, mannerisms and body movements, combined with years of watching...
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Choose the Right Colour; Take Cues from Surroundings or Ask the Experts
THERE is one item that all home builders or renovators will come across sooner or later, and that is painting. Nothing can add more value to home than a fresh coat of paint but when you paint your home, the question of what colour to paint it will...
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For Real Results in Real Estate Andrew Has the Experience and the Love for His Town
WHEN you have lived in an area for more than 47 years, you tend to get to know a lot about it and that is an important consideration when you are selecting a real estate agent to buy a new home or sell your present property. Andrew Meager of Sprake...
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Good Weather Gives Some Great Fishing
WE HAVE been spoilt with another week of spectacular weather, and the good news is that it is set to continue right into next week. It's been action aplenty for tailor fishos over on Fraser's eastern beach this week. The gutter in front of the...
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Hanky-Panky for Hot, Bothered Gym Goers
STUPID me. I thought people went to gyms to work out, get fit and repulse others with the amount of sweat they could leave on the seat of a stationary bike. Wrong. According to the latest must-read book by the latest pop culture author, the gym...
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Happy to Be Proven Wrong over TV Deal
LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN TONY DURKIN NEVER have I been happier to be proven wrong than on Tuesday when the new broadcasting rights were announced, and pre-season scheduling of the first 20 rounds of matches for 2013 was a component. My assertion...
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Lions Must Be Kurt to Push Forward
SHIRTFRONT TERRY MALLINDER BEING two of the biggest underperformers in 2012 will not stop Travis Cloke and Kurt Tippett being two of the most in-demand players at season's end. For one, they're out of contract; two, they're big blokes who...
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London Calling for Brave Paralympian
Byline: GORDON CLARK PARALYMPICS: If medals were handed out for bravery, courage and selflessness, Achmat Hassiem would get a truckload of gold ones. The 30-year-old, set to compete in the 100m butterfly and the 100m and 400m freestyle events...
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Muster Aiming to Cater for Everyone
IT WILL be all-in action at this week's Optus Gympie Music Muster, with organisers aiming to present the most-inclusive, all-ages, all-abilities, all-in Muster ever. You might be four or 94, able to walk around or use a wheelchair. You might...
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Novak Is Punters' Pick for US Open; WITH MICHAEL SULLIVAN
NOVAK Djokovic may have gone down to world number one Roger Federer in the final at Cincinnati on Monday but punters remain confident the Serbian is the one to beat at next week's US Open. Sportingbet Australia CEO Michael Sullivan said Djokovic...
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Rally Couple Satisfies Need for Speed ON THE RIGHT TRACK; Trust Key to Hervey Bay Pair's Early Rally Success
Byline: Griffith Thomas MOTORSPORT: Most men wouldn't let their partner navigate for them while driving. Not Cameron Taylor, though, he does not mind at all. In fact, the Hervey Bay rally driver even lets his other half, Melody Woods, direct...
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Renovating Not Necessarily Best Option When Selling Home Sellers Cautious Not to Overcapitalise in Current Market
DESPITE the commonly held belief that money needs to be shelled out in renovations prior to selling in the upcoming spring market, a Domain survey has found the majority of sellers are not planning on making any major changes to their homes. Of...
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Running Costs Sink New Mental Health Services
THE LNP has knocked back massive capital funding for the mentally ill on the Fraser Coast despite accepting $64 million in federal funds to spend on other health infrastructure in Queensland. Hervey Bay Hospital now remains the only large hospital...
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Take the Advice of a Wise Old Friend
THOUGHT this may be worth cutting out and keeping. It was sent to me yesterday by a good friend. Twenty Quotes To Live By 1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either....
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Things to Do This Weekend
BEACHSIDE MOVIES When: Tonight, 5.30pm. Where: Scarness Park, Esplanade. What: The Scarness Action Group presents a movie each Friday night during August to coincide with the Hervey Bay Whale Festival. Tonight's movie will be Free Willy 2....
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Tough but They Love It; New Recruits Find Police Work Hard and Worth It
KRISTY MARTIN kristy.martin@frasercoastchronicle.com.au CONSTABLES Peter Jakovickis and Tennille Leschke grew up 20 years apart and on different sides of the world. But the unlikely pair are now working together to achieve a shared goal a...
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Try to Shop around for Bargains; Week Two of the Fuel Price Watch Shows Costs Are Still Better Than State Average
MOTORISTS this week felt pain at the bowser as the cost of fuel in the Fraser Coast escalated once again. However, there was some reason for drivers to rejoice with the average weekly price still lower than both the Queensland and Brisbane markets....
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Unexpected Surprises for Reno Couple
TWO weeks into their six-week challenge, Maryborough's very own a[approximately]Blockheads' Dave and Emily Bundellu are at last starting to see the fruits of their labours, but not without some challenges along the way. aWe found we needed to replace...
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Victims Fear for Their Safety after PubFest Bashing
Byline: Kristy Martin A MARYBOROUGH couple who were publicly bashed at the World's Greatest PubFest say the attack has left them fearing for their safety. Timothy Braeckmans had shoeprints embedded in his forehead after he was repeatedly stomped...
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