The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 6, 2009

{A FERRY DRUNK DRIVER} {Drunk Ferry Driver Not Directly Employed by Council }; Casual Ferryman, 69, of West Ballina, Charged with Piloting Vessel under the Influence
Byline: Saffron Howden and Rebecca Lollback news@northernstar.com.au A 69-YEAR-OLD casual driver of Ballina's Burns Point Ferry has been charged with high-range drink-driving while operating the ferry. Police were called to the ferry about 8.30pm...
Australians Need to Understand What Motivates Desperate People
THE ringleader of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Centre, Mohammed Atta, was inspired into his suicide mission after seeing footage of an attack on civilians in Gaza by Israeli jets which killed 42 people and wounded 55. That...
Bail Refused for Serial Shop Pest Who Defied Ban
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au TROY GALLAGHER'S behaviour in a lingerie shop trying on women's underwear was so upsetting to female staff he was banned from entering Lismore Square shopping centre. This week the bushy-bearded...
Brave Men Remember Lost Child; Police Certificate for Quick Action
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au IT WAS with mixed emotions that Casino's Les Bowden and Darryl 'Roo' Walker accepted their certificates of appreciation at the Police and Community Awards at the Lismore Turf Club on Wednesday....
Britten Primed for Cup; Britten Ready to Put Months of Preparation into Speedway Opener
Byline: Dennis Newlyn NATIONAL V8 Dirt Modified champion Peter Britten returns to Lismore Speedway tomorrow night for the Lord Mayor's Cup season opener after a 12,000km trek competing across Australia over the past six weeks. While some drivers...
Calculate the Cost First, Dear Leader
REGARDING the National Broadband Network (NBN) and the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) costs: Here we have a Federal Government prepared to spend $43 billion on a 21st Century national broadband infrastructure project without the most basic cost-benefit...
CASINO'S FINEST; Constabulary {Ndash} and Friends {Ndash} Tackle National Final of Golf's Holden Scramble
Byline: Dave Kirkpatrick sport@northernstar.com.au IF EVER there was a golfing team that could manage to keep the ball on the straight and narrow, it's the one about to represent Casino Golf Club at the national final of the Holden Scramble. ...
"I've Fried My Brain," Death Car Driver Says; Man Accused of Killing Girlfriend Admits to Drug Habit
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au BENJAMIN DAVIS, on trial in the Lismore District Court for causing the death of his Ballina girlfriend in a road smash at Wardell, yesterday revealed he had a serious drug habit. He said he could...
Lenny One of the Lucky Ones; Baby Swamp Wallaby Survives Being Chased into the Surf by Dogs
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au UNFORTUNATELY it's an increasingly common story, but this is a rare one with a happy ending. Five-week-old Lenny the swamp wallaby was found washed up on Flat Rock Beach near Ballina after...
Let the Cup Runneth over at Tabulam
Byline: Dave Kirkpatrick sport@northernstar.com.au THE Tabulam Racing Club is hoping to herd people in like sheep, or at least count them, for the once-a-year Tabulam Cup race meeting tomorrow. For the first time in the 150-year history of the...
Rain Makes Fishing a Guessing Game
YOU might need to keep the raincoat handy this weekend if you're heading out for a fish, but it looks far worse (again!) from Coffs Harbour south. What the increased volatility in the weather will bring is anyone's guess, but few will be complaining...
Rising Seas Put Lennox 'On Emergency Radar'; Expert Warns of Belongil-Type Erosion Problems within 20 Years
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au COASTAL erosion problems at Lennox Head will be as bad as those at Belongil in less than 20 years, an environmental engineer has warned. GeoLINK's Charlie Hewitt yesterday hosted a...
Road Revamp 'Unlikely' to Hit Deadline; Vital Dual Carriageway Upgrade at Risk without Accelerated Funding, Warns NRMA
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au NRMA Motoring and Services president Wendy Machin has warned that upgrades to the Pacific Highway will only be finished by 2016 if there is a significant boost in funding. Ms Machin...
The 'Buddy' System Vital Tool in Breast Cancer Fight
ANOTHER week, another friend diagnosed with breast cancer, and another race to the emotional rescue by our wonderful Breast Cancer Support Nurse at Lismore Base Hospital, Sue Hutton (pictured right). Breast cancer support nurses are a fantastic...
Three Choose Trial over Hotel Bashing; Attempted Murder among Charges after Byron Attack
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au THREE Northern Rivers men will stand trial on serious assault charges after an attack on two men outside the Great Northern Hotel at Byron Bay in which one of the victims had his head stomped on. ...
Tiger to Loom Large
Byline: DAVE'S RAVE dave arthur A CYCLONE is about to hit Australia and you should be prepared. When the storm hits it will be wall-to-wall coverage from front page to back, everywhere in between and throughout the electronic media too. I...