The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 12, 2009

ATO Acted Illegally in Tax Probe, Court Told; Judge Adjourns Ruling on Adviser to Hoges, Strop
Byline: Katelyn Catanzariti news@northernstar.com.au THE Australian Tax Office (ATO) illegally accessed confidential documents concerning Paul Hogan and John 'Strop' Cornell's tax affairs and only followed official guidelines in retrospect to establish...
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Brothel Owner Slain in 'Kidnap Bid'; Gunman Gives Evidence against Man Accused of Inciting Murder of Rival
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au KILLER Mike Grupe met Chinderah brothel owner Daniel Clayton Scott and army mate Dayal Utz at a Gold Coast motel to plan the kidnapping and robbing of Tweed Heads businessman Victor Elliot of $500,000....
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Carers' Dedication Earns Cash Award; Animal Shelter's 15-Year Service Recognised
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au FOR more than 15 years, volunteers at the Animal Rights and Rescue Group in Lismore have spent countless hours caring for thousands of abandoned and neglected animals. That's why founder...
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Drowning in Red Tape on Pool Fees; Council Caught out on Cost Comparisons
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au GLENN MAXWELL sent Lismore's councillors into a spin at Tuesday night's council meeting when he urged them not to increase the cost of family passes to the Memorial Baths. It appears that...
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Honouring Our War Heroes; Community-Funded Cenotaph Makes Remembrance Day Special for Clunes
Byline: Kate O'neill kate.oneill@northernstar.com.au UP UNTIL two years ago, Clunes residents had to leave their village to take part in Remembrance and Anzac Day services. Then Vietnam veteran Gary Lovell decided to do something about it. ...
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In Brief
* IT'S BEEN a full-on 12 months for The Screaming Jets since they released their last album Do Ya in October last year - their first studio release in eight years. They have been busy ever since, performing as the pre-race entertainment at the 2008...
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Joyce at Odds with Farmers on an ETS
YOU'VE got to love Barnaby Joyce. The self-confessed 'hick' from Queensland reminds me of Bronwyn Bishop in her prime - always good for a no-holds-barred and often outrageous comment. In journalists' parlance, Barnaby, like Bronnie, makes great copy....
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Kelly Takes Charge; Prop Appointed New First Grade Coach of Byron Bay League Side
Byline: PHIL MURRAY sport@northernstar.com.au THE Byron Bay Red Devils are hoping history can be quick to repeat itself with the appointment of hard-running prop Simon Kelly as coach for the 2010 Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League season. ...
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Let's Stop the Rot in Our Local Hospital
TWENTY years ago, when our son Bill was transferred from Royal North Shore to Lismore Base Hospital, the relief we felt nearly overwhelmed us. At the time, LBH was spotlessly clean, the nursing staff dedicated and efficient, and Dr Frank Wagner...
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Lyndon on Mend as Ironman Season Begins; Lyndon on the Mend as C'ship Season Begins
Byline: PHIL MURRAY TANYN LYNDON has given his rivals a running start in the lead-up to the return of the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships to the Gold Coast next March. The 17-year-old Lennox Head-Alstonville water competitor has had...
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MP Needs a Little Help from His Friends; Ian Cohen Is Asking Fellow Politicians and US Pop Star to Help Raise $1 Million for Legal Costs
Byline: Saffron Howden saffron.howden@northernstar.com.au LOCAL Greens MP Ian Cohen will call on friends in high places - including alternative music star Michael Franti - to scrounge together the $1 million he needs after losing a defamation case...
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Musicians of Varied Styles out to Help the Homeless and Hungry, Writes Georgina Bible; Region's Talent Joined in Good Company for Charity Concert
SOME of the most talented musicians in Australia have taken refuge in the hills of the Northern Rivers. Local supergroup, In Good Company, is a fine example - made up of a collective of more than 20 musicians who got together earlier this year to...
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Naked Driver Arrested by Police after Hot Pursuit
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au NAKED driver Jonathon Jones dangerously ran in front of oncoming cars on the Pacific Highway at New Italy before jumping back in his car, with police then pursuing him north. He was arrested after...
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New Blood Actors Bound for Suck-Cess
GIRL loves vampire, vampire loves girl, werewolf also loves girl, girl kind of loves werewolf, werewolf and vampire are mortal enemies. And the world goes wild. The Twilight saga has captured the world like nothing before. You just need to say...
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Norco Milks Perilous Situation; Dairy Co-Op Weathers Financial Storm to Deliver Farmers a Profit, High Prices
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au NORCO weathered the global financial crisis last financial year to post an increased profit on the back of higher milk prices. In further good news for dairy farmers the higher prices are...
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Our 5 Best Things to Do This Week
Beautiful Kate NORPA presents Beautiful Kate at the Star Court Theatre, Lismore, this Sunday, November 15, from 6pm. Rachel Ward's stunning feature film directorial debut stars Ben Mendelsohn, Bryan Brown, Rachel Griffiths and newcomer Sophie Lowe...
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Patients Turned Away from Casino Hospital; No Doctor on Hand to Treat Sick and Injured for Most of the Week
THE North Coast Area Health Service yesterday failed to quash rumours that the Casino and District Memorial Hospital had been without a doctor for most of the week. The Northern Star has been told staff at the hospital have been forced to turn away...
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Some Do Give a Fig about Two Byron Trees
Byline: Kate O'Neill kate.oneill@northernstar.com.au TO CHOP or not to chop. That's the dilemma facing Byron councillors, who will today decide the fate of two fig trees in Byron Bay's main street. The trees, on opposite sides of the pedestrian...
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Sydney Band Draws Influences for New Album from Ancient South American Culture, Cartoons and Science Fiction; Lost Valentinos: A Bridge between Rock and Dance
IT'S hard not to be a little curious when Sydney's Lost Valentinos cite the '90s cartoon Mysterious Cities of Gold - a program where three children go in search of El Dorado - as an influence. "We watched (the cartoon) a lot when we were making...
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Three of Country Music's Top Divas Are Coming to Casino This Weekend. It May Be Your Last Chance to Catch a National Phenomenon, Writes Georgina Bible; Birds of a Feather Singing Together for the Last Time
WHEN three mates got together three years ago to sing for a couple of shows, they never dreamed they would become something of a national phenomenon. Though it's probably not surprising, considering the friends happen to be three of the biggest...
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{UNDER THE} THUM B {P&C Rethinks Scanner Opposition }; What Was Once Considered a {Lsquo}big Brother' Technology Is Now Just Convenient and a Local School Wants to Use Print Scanners to Help Keep Track of Kids
Byline: Saffron Howden saffron.howden@northernstar.com.au ALSTONVILLE High School is set to trial a new roll-call system for senior students using a fingerprint scanner. The move, which was abandoned after controversy at a Sydney high school...
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Violence Taints Youth Plaza; Security Guards Engaged to Quell Reports of Bullying and Abuse
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstsar.com.au JUST three weeks after Federal Minister Anthony Albanese flew to Lismore to open the long-awaited Goonellabah Youth Plaza, the Lismore City Council has been forced to employ a team of security...
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With Jen Cloher
JEN CLOHER'S brilliant album Hidden Hands is a personal diary and she is very happy to share it with you at the Mullum Music Festival. We asked her to tell us a little of her story: Where to start? I put out a record called Dead Wood Falls in...
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Women Star on First Day
Byline: PHIL MURRAY sport@northernstar.com.au WOMEN ruled the roost on the first day of the two-day Brown and Hurley charity golf tournament at Kyogle yesterday. An amazing 45 points scored off a 44 handicap took the women's opening day honours...
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