The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 20, 2009

Ballina Is Now Abuzz about Its New Bypass
IT'S BEEN talked about for decades, but Ballina residents are starting to get a bit excited about the Pacific Highway upgrade as the Ballina bypass project starts to take shape before their eyes. And the release this week of creative designs for...
Bouncer's Punch Sparked Pub Chaos, Court Told
Byline: Alex Easton alex.easton@northernstar.com.au THE Uki pub exploded into violence as Johnas Todd hit the ground. Witnesses yesterday told Lismore District Court fights broke out across the front of the pub after a man, claimed by one witness...
{CAUGHT IN THE ACT} {New Security System Keeps Watch over Lismore Car Yard }; How a Car Yard Vandal Was Apprehended with the Aid of a High-Tech Cameras
Byline: Susanana Freymark susanna.freymark@northernstar.com.au GOTCHA! An 18-year-old man was caught on camera smashing windscreens with a shopping trolley and jumping on car bonnets at Lismore's City Toyota car yard early yesterday morning. ...
Chopper Clocks Up 6000 Missions; New Pilot Decides to Tag along as an Observer
Byline: Amanda Sproule news@northernstar.com.au WHEN a cardiac patient needed to be transferred to Brisbane yesterday, he became the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter's 6000th mission. And just as the rescue helicopter clocked up 6000 trips,...
Cohen, Fergie Ones to Watch
Byline: DENNIS NEWLYN QUEENSLAND sidecar champions Brodie Cohen and Gareth Ferguson are two of the most exciting prospects in Australia and the pair will be strong contenders for honours in tomorrow night's Sidecar Super Prix at Lismore Speedway....
Doctor Accused of Raping Patient; Trial Date Is Set for Goonellabah GP Facing Serious Sex Charges
Byline: Alex Easton alex.easton@northernstar.com.au A GOONELLABAH GP will be tried next March on a charge of raping a patient. Dr Prasanna Mishra, who lives at Alstonville and has worked at the Goonellabah Medical Centre since about April 2007,...
Fun for All the Family; Relatively Speaking, That Is, as Local Teams Open Up for Mixed Matches
Byline: TRISH CLAYDON IT will be a real family affair in Far North Coast softball when Dodgers Coolshots take on Goonellabah CCs in the mixed Open competition at Albert Park, Lismore, tonight at 8pm. Coolshot's youth brigade of Jordan Gibbs,...
Lifeguards Hit Beaches Early; Byron Patrols Brought Forward to Ensure Schoolies Safeguarded
Byline: Kate O'neill kate.oneill@northernstar.com.au LIFEGUARDS are starting patrols early to cater for Byron Bay schoolies and are warning young people to stay out of the water after drinking or taking drugs. Thousands of schoolies are expected...
Merry Ferryman Was Drinking in the Wheelhouse; Fined, Disqualified for {Lsquo}extremely Dangerous' Act
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au A MAN who drank a bottle of wine while operating the Burns Point Ferry at Ballina said he drank because he was worried about his sick wife. Donald MacLeman, 70, was also concerned...
Mixed Results as Teams Get a Touch-Up
WHILE Nathan Jones has been rated number one touch player in Australia and vice-captain for the Australian Men's Open team for the upcoming trans-Tasman Challenge, his former club has just held an exciting sixth round in the local competition. Mixed...
Opposition Pledges Fair Go on Health; Sacking of Lismore Chaplain Symptomatic of an Ailing Hospital System, Skinner Says
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au THE State Government should step in to ensure chaplains are employed at all public hospitals, including Lismore Base Hospital, State Opposition health spokeswoman Jillian Skinner said yesterday....
Raised on Milk of Human Kindness; Horse Survives Tough Start to Make Her Show Debut
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au SANDRA D is not your regular horse - she's special. Her mum, Freya, died when Sandra D was just seven-hours old, leaving the foal distressed and lonely. Without access to milk,...
Seniors to Turn It on; Top Names Lining Up for PGA Seniors Championship
Byline: Amanda Sproule sport@northernstar.com.au WITH plenty of good weather and the Byron Bay Golf Course in top shape, the 2009 Fiducian Legends Australian PGA Seniors Championship is set to put on a great show next month. Already, there are...
Star Briefs
Best citizens search LISMORE mayor Jenny Dowell is calling for nominations for the 2010 Australia Day Awards. Cr Dowell said the awards were a good way to acknowledge and reward local citizens who had excelled in their chosen fields, or who had...
Surf Lifesaving Club Past Its Use-By Date; 40-Year Anniversary Celebrated with a Call to Improve Facilities
Byline: Jamie Brown jamie.brown@northernstar.com.au TOMORROW marks 40 years since the official opening of the Evans Head-Casino surf lifesaving clubhouse. Life member Lou Crethar was there back then. In fact, he helped build the imposing structure...
Suspended NSW Driver Uses Qld Licence
ON THE day Tania Murdock announced she would nominate as the National Party candidate for the Federal seat of Richmond, she was at Tweed Heads Local Court trying to pass herself off as a Queenslander to avoid a driver's licence suspension. The Roads...
Taking Heart from Country Life; Older Folk in Rural Areas Much Happier Than City Cousins, Research Shows
Byline: Saffron Howden saffron.howden@northernstar.com.au MAYBE it's the fresh air or perhaps it's the green pastures that make older Australians living in rural areas happier than their city counterparts. Regardless of the reason, results from...