The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Articles from October 18, 2008

Answer to Crisis Not on My Table
I SHOULD never have taken it out of the filing cabinet and placed it on the kitchen table. It had seemed a positive move at the time - a symbol of good intentions, a sign that this year things would be better. Things would get done... on time. Minus...
{Bus Driver to Rescue as Girl Chokes on Coin} {Quick Thinking Stops Choking }; Woman Calm during Emergency
SIX-YEAR-OLD Abbie Van Schie and her family can't thank school bus driver Debbie Smith enough. She saved the youngster's life last Tuesday after Abbie accidentally swallowed a dollar coin. Mrs Smith, a TransLink driver with Park Ridge Transport...
Cast Heats Up Screen in Comedy - It's No Secret
BRAD Pitt has wanted to work with the Coen brothers for ages. Then he got wind of the goofball role they had written for him to play. "I've been knocking on the brothers' door for a few years, so I was really happy when they called me," Pitt...
Compassionate City Keeps It in the Family
Byline: LINDA BRADY linda.brady@qt.com.au THEY say you can tell a community's character by the way it pulls together in tough times. And with recession fears, pensioner pain and high fuel prices we could be in for a tough time indeed this Christmas....
Design Delivers 'Indoor' Verdict
DESIGN is usually high on the list with premium technology - how it looks can be as important as how it performs. This is not the case with Sony's strange new headphones, or "personal field speakers" to be more accurate. Design clearly came after...
Flick Goes Straight to Top with Killer Cast
TACKLING the seedy underbelly of glitzy Queensland hot spot the Gold Coast, comes new Australian movie Crooked Business. The fast-paced comedy of errors is in the same vein as well-known crime capers flick Snatch by British director Guy Ritchie....
Former Boy Band Member Eliminated but on High Note over Challenge of New Album
THE latest Australian Idol contestant to be eliminated, Thanh Bui, toured Malaysia with boy band North, but he could not connect with viewers. After his performance of Shadow of the Day, Dicko said the Victorian singer "over-thought his performance"....
France-Bound Walters Thanks Jets for Chance
HAVING taken the Ipswich Jets from wooden spooners in 2006 to minor premiers this year, Kevin Walters has only one regret. "That we didn't win the grand final," the outgoing coach said. Walters was farewelled by the Jets yesterday at a sportsman's...
Friendly Spirits Remain at Home; Miner's Cottage Used as Boarding House
MINER'S cottages never fail to surprise. Gayle and Greg Salmon's North Ipswich miner's cottage, Belheddon, was built about 120 years ago by George Gemmell. "George Gemmell gave it to his daughter Eva to live in and she ran it as a boarding house,"...
Grammar Goes Back to the Future of Language; Gurus Welcome Changes
GRAMMAR is going back to school to save our kids from a fate worse than incorrect spelling and a poorly-structured sentence. And one local language lover hopes they get it right. Ex-Brassall and Silkstone teacher Elizabeth Clarke welcomed the...
Hail Rips Up Crop Profit
IT WAS over in 15 minutes, but the storm that ripped through the Lockyer Valley on Wednesday night, bringing rain, hail and ferocious wind, could cost a Grantham farmer $160,000. Derek Schulz, a vegetable farmer, said he knew the storm was on its...
Heavenly Cafe Is Food for Thought
A NEW bistro style cafe is open in the former Carlotta's site on Ellenborough Street in the Ipswich CBD. Eden on Ellenborough is providing quality food in a relaxed atmosphere catering to take away and dine in. This is a new location and interesting...
Hostage Fell or Jumped, Court Told; Hatton Vale Man in Coma
Byline: NIKKII JOYCE Toowoomba Chronicle A SUSPECTED arsonist and a married father-of-two are claimed to have fired a shotgun as they burst into Terrence Murray's Hatton Vale home before taking him prisoner and terrorising him, Toowoomba Magistrates...
Industry Loses Dedicated Man
HIS name may not be familiar to many Ipswich trot fans, but NSW trotting is the poorer for the passing of Owen Glendenning last Thursday. First of a small army of trainers for the "Chicken Kings" Bob and Jack Ingham, Glendenning had great success...
Ipswich Connection Part of Magic Melbourne Win
CAULFIELD Guineas winner Whobegotyou has a growing Ipswich fan club cheering on the rising track star. Among the loyal followers are popular Ipswich hockey couple Glen and Allison Mortimer. Alli's Victorian-based brother Laurence is sole owner...
{lsquo}The Coal King' Finds His Fortune
Byline: Marilyn Lineman THE Hon Lewis Thomas and Mrs Thomas celebrated their golden wedding on July 9, 1909. They had been married on July 8, 1859 at Llanfehangel, Wales and a fortnight later Mr Thomas left to try his fortune in Australia. ...
New Colleges Captain Welcomes Challenge
ANTHONY Fowler admits captaining Colleges Crossing is proving a challenge. That challenge will intensify today as he leads his team in a one-day game against Central Districts at Baxter Oval. With week one of the scheduled two-day game between...
New Ipswich Coach Surfs into Vital Role; DAVID LEMS
IF first impressions count, Ipswich Hockey's new regional coaching director will make a positive impact. Chatting to Alan Sinclair, three traits quickly become clear: He loves talking, he's a straight shooter and he is passionate about hockey. ...
No Soft Touches Found Here; Turbocharged Version Offers Super-Sharp Handling but Still Manages to Ramp-Up Fuel Efficiency
FOLLOWING criticism that its new generation model had gone too soft for staunch fans, Subaru has hardened-up its WRX. The new Impreza WRX sedan will offer 26 kilowatts of additional power and 23 extra Newton metres of torque, as well as better fuel...
No Yoke: 260 Eggings Disgust Store Owners
AN OUTBREAK of egging of homes, businesses and cars is sweeping the Ipswich area and police say no one is immune. Damage has ranged from eggs splattered on a footpath to entire shopfronts covered in egg yolks and whites. In this year alone, Ipswich...
Oman Stint Provides Valuable Lessons
HAVING to deal with Arabic-speaking hockey players in a football-mad country like Oman would test anyone's understanding of people. But for new Ipswich regional hockey coaching director Alan Sinclair, the two-year challenge was an experience that...
Pamper Yourself with $1200 Makeover Prize
THE weather is heating up as is the fashion so The Queensland Times in conjunction with McCannix Nails and Beauty, Val Haala Boutique and Gaye's Hair Fashions are giving one lucky reader the chance to win the ultimate makeover package worth $1200....
Patience Pays off for Rafter's Boy
ANGUS McLaren has come a long way since his days playing a recurring role on Neighbours as Des and Daphne's son Jamie Clarke. While the 19-year-old has children's television credits such as 2004 series Silver Sun, The Saddle Club and H20: Just Add...
Pioneers Quick to Remind Selectors
MARK Sharrad knows there are no guarantees in cricket. Heading into Ipswich's Webb Shield clash against Beenleigh tomorrow, Sharrad hopes to impress with the ball to put forward his case for South East Queensland selection. The Ivor Marsden Cricket...
Temporary Greens Add to Leichhardt Challenge
GREG Fraser's confidence and handicap have taken a battering in recent months. However he is still seen as the home course golfer most likely to depose Adam Gemmell of his City of Ipswich open crown. The annual open is on at the Ipswich Golf...
{Timely Makeover Pays off} {Epica Answers Critics}; among the Things That Keep Grant Edwards Awake at Night Is the Puzzling Question.Why Have Aussie Drivers Failed to Embrace the Holden Epica, Even Though It Is Poised to Deliver on Industry Expectations in Spades?
SOME things in life are baffling. The more you think about them, the more you're left perplexed. What came first, the chicken or the egg? Why is a boxing ring square? Does Wayne Bennett have the ability to smile? Why are the Orange Creams always...