The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 9, 2009

Aargh! My New iPhone, It's Talking Back at Me
I HAVE a bit of a weakness for gizmos, so I was just about beside myself with excitement last week when I got my new iPhone. Among its many clever features, the iPhone has a voice command system that will let you tell it to play music or dial a...
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Byron Council Again Rejects Fluoridated Water
Byline: Jamie Brown jamie.brown@northernstar.com.au ROUS Water will press ahead with plans to build four separate fluoride dosing plants after the Byron Shire Council refused to budge on its prior decision to keep the contentious chemical out of...
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Coffs Mops Up after Fourth Flood
Byline: CRAIG MCTEAR news@northernstar.com.au COFFS HARBOUR residents and emergency services are reeling from their fourth major flood this year. Rescue crews were called to 18 houses inundated by floodwaters, with up to 100 people forced to...
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Fish Thrive with Some Protection
MORE than 500 species of fish live in the waters around Julian Rocks in the Cape Byron Marine Park. The area is also home to 30 different species of hard coral and several nationally-recognised threatened species, including the grey nurse shark,...
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Jumping for Joy with Dad; Mullum Skydive Expert Makes Final Tandem Jump with Teenage Daughter
Byline: STEVE SPINKS steve.spinks@northernstar.com.au WHEN you are standing in the doorway of an aeroplane 14,000 feet from the ground strapped to a tandem skydiving expert it would be forgivable to be downright terrified, especially if it was your...
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Lismore Community Must Speak out against Racism in All Its Forms
REGARDING the vandalism at 3 Rivers Art Space in Lismore and local racism. Although I am not indigenous, nor of any visually identifiable ethnicity, I have experienced the putrid underbelly of deeply harboured racism, and it nearly cost me my life....
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Pain Clinic in High Demand: Doctors
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au THE real number of patients using Lismore's pain clinic are much higher than claimed last week by the North Coast Area Health Service and used to justify its review of the unit's future. Following...
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Patient Care Further Eroded
AN OPEN letter concerning ongoing erosion of patient care: I write this letter having been informed by the executive administration of Lismore Base Hospital of the unilateral predicted closure of the Lismore Base Hospital Multi-Disciplinary Pain...
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Right at Home with Plum Job; New Director Can't Wait to Get Back to Lismore to Put His Stamp on Regional Gallery
Byline: Candida Baker weekender@northernstar.com.au BRETT ADLINGTON is still pinching himself. The 39-year-old curator of the Lake Macquarie Gallery, near Newcastle, has just been appointed gallery director of the Lismore Regional Gallery, replacing...
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Senior Citizens Club to Close and Be Sold
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au IT WAS a sad day at Goonellabah Senior Citizens club last Monday as members and guests raised their glasses for last drinks at their last lunch. With only eight registered members remaining,...
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Silver Medal; from a Broken Neck to A
AFTER breaking her neck, Aussie cyclist Anna Meares famously went on to win a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics, but the story doesn't end there. Meares, who has just released her biography, intends to tackle the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the...
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Triumphant Arsenal Guns for Title
ARSENAL underlined their credentials as serious challengers for the Premier League title by sweeping Wolverhampton aside 4-1 to climb to second place in the Premier League. Meanwhile, a fifth consecutive draw resulted in Manchester City being ejected...
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