The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 9, 2012

5 Great Things to Do This Week
Worth the pain WITH James Baker, known for his work with Scientists, Hoodoo Gurus and Beasts of Bourbon, and Joe Bludge taking on the Lismore City Bowlo on Saturday punters are in for a treat. The duo are renowned for their unpre- dictable punk...
a[euro]We're Just Waiting for Everyone to Realise We're a Metal Band,a[euro] Frontman Winston McCall Is Always Shocked by the Band's Superstar Status; Byron Bay's Parkway Drive Is a Flamin' Success Story
IT'S no secret, fans of any genre can get a little wild. But fire and thousands of people don't mix. Pulse talks to Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall as they're about to jet off to New Zealand for the first stop on the Big Day Out tour. The...
Alex Russell's Superpowered Star Success
USING his new-found magical powers and ability to fly, Alex Russell reaches inside a car and rescues a person from near death. Strapped into harnesses, lifted high off the ground and flown across the room by a crane, this exhilarating, closing scene...
Bailey Blasts Century as Tigers Claim Points Advantage
AUSTRALIAN Twenty20 captain George Bailey led the way for the Tigers with a quickfire century as Tasmania grabbed first innings points over NSW then declared on day three of the Sheffield Shield match at Bellerive. Bailey cracked 117 off 140 balls...
Big Stage Beckons Beucker; Lismore Gymnast Named in Australian Team for Aerobics World Cup
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter SHE used to be an artistic gymnast but just one look at aerobic gymnastics was enough to have Sophie Beucker hooked on the up-tempo sport. The subsequent nine-year journey in her new discipline of choice has...
Bikers to Be Locked out of Wetlands Site; Club Makes Call for Council to Find Safe Site
Byline: Troy Kippen Reporter A WETLAND in the Tweed is to be gated to stop illegal dumping and dirt bikes from destroying the native vegetation. Tweed Shire Council voted last month to fence off Kellehers Rd to stop people from dumping waste...
Check out These Fellas; Football Club Puts Health a Number One Priority for Players
Byline: Jennie Dell Reporter PROVIDING comprehensive, free health checks for 40 to 50 young men who might not otherwise go to the doctor is an important contribution to health in our community. But it's much more than that. aWe will have saved...
Development Ascends to Top of Investors' Wish List
LESS than four months from its launch in September last year, Nambour development ascend apartments is bucking property market trends, having sold 90% of the 16 residential apartments on offer despite slow property conditions in south-east Queensland....
Evans Heads to Open; Surfboat Crews Fly Flag for Northern Rivers at Australian Championships
Byline: GREG DANVERS and MIKARLA MARSDEN EVANS Head surfboat crews will be the only representatives from the Northern Rivers taking part in the Australian Surf Rowers League Australian Open at Newcastle this weekend. The three-day event, to be...
Free Shot at Olympic Selection
OLYMPIC gold medallist Duncan Free's remarkable comeback from horrific leg fractures has all but secured the veteran rower a place in Australia's new Oarsome Foursome for the London Games. Free, whose right leg is 2.6cm shorter than his left after...
In Brief
Loss to drive Eels Parramatta Eels prop Justin Poore says he'll use the 2012 NRL season to honour Eels conditioning coach Sean Burns, who died suddenly late last month. The tragic passing rocked the club and Poore admits he and his teammates are...
It Takes More Than a Hit Song to Make a Band's Success, Frontman Jordi Davieson Tells Pulse; Indie-Poppers San Cisco Aren't So Awkward after All
LUCK. That's what San Cisco frontman Jordi Davieson puts his band's sudden success down to. The Fremantle five-piece released their debut EP Golden Revolver last year and quickly followed it up with Awkward this month. For a band whose average...
Kangaroos Suspend Young Ruck
NORTH Melbourne say the expectations of being the only Sudanese-born AFL-listed player might have contributed to banned rookie Majak Daw breaking team rules. The Kangaroos yesterday suspended the 195cm ruckman indefinitely for breaching the team's...
Lismore-Born Naval Officer Died a Hero; Now Being Considered for Posthumous Victoria Cross
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter AN unsung hero from Lismore is being considered for a Victoria Cross almost 70 years after his death. Lismore-born Lieutenant Commander Francis Edward Smith will be among 13 naval and military personnel whose bravery...
Puppy Powers to Full Health; and Now Roxy Is Being Put Up for Adoption
Byline: Alex Easton Deputy Editor A SMALL pup found more than two months ago among garbage at the Woodenbong tip after surviving a savage bashing now has a name a and in about a week she'll have a home as well. The five-month-old bitser pup,...
Rice Returns to Racing as Olympic Countdown Continues
TRIPLE Olympic gold medallist Stephanie Rice will take the plunge at this week's NSW state swimming titles after being cleared to make her return to racing for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery in December. Rice had arthroscopic surgery...
SISTERS FACE OFF; Siblings Locked in Battle for London Games Berth
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter FOUR of Australia's leading kayakers will take part but just one Olympic spot will be up for grabs. The margin for error will be tiny Co slip up and lose one second and a green and gold singlet could be lost....
There's No Faking the 20 Years of Friendship for These Ladies; Country Stars Gina Jeffreys and Beccy Cole Crash into Ballina on Sunday
IF YOU head to the Ballina RSL on Sunday to see country music icons Gina Jeffreys and Beccy Cole, you will see two best friends ajust having a great timea. aWhen Beccy and I are on stage, we can't stop laughing,a Gina said. aI don't tour that...
Two Marriages, a Divorce and Now a Baby; Couple Proves Life Works in Mysterious Ways
Byline: Traci Williams Reporter INTRODUCING little Amelia Hill a the beautiful product of a relationship finally gone right after a rocky road to romance spanning some 20 years. We've previously brought you the story of John and Julie Hill of...
With Caitlin Park
TOMORROW night Broken Stone Records showcase four acts from their line-up including Sister Jane, Magnetic Heads, The Maple Trail and Caitlin Park. Sydney musician Caitlin Park catches up with Pulse to talk about how years of arduous music lessons turned...