The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from October 7, 2011

Bears Have Faith in New Recruit; English Batsman George Fleming Is Following in Brother's Footsteps Chasing Runs for Ballina
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter BALLINA Bears' Far North Coast Cricket LJ Hooker League English import George Fleming has been in Australia for only a week and admits he is only just over his jetlag. He lives inland from the ocean in his...
Celebration of Our Nation; Lennox Head Chosen to Host Australia Day Festivities
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter OFFICIAL Australia Day festivities for Ballina Shire will be held at Lennox Head next year, three years after 500 people were involved in an alcohol-fuelled brawl at Lake Ainsworth. Ballina council normally...
Domestic Violence Figures Flawed; Crime Statistics Show That Assaults in Casino Have Dropped but Aggression at Home Still Rife
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter DOMESTIC violence rates in Casino may look good on paper but in reality aindoor crimea is still rife in the town, according to a domestic violence advocate. Sally Penhaligon, of the Northern Rivers domestic...
Fanning on Song in France
AUSTRALIAN two-time world champion Mick Fanning had a solid start to his title defence of the Quiksilver Pro in France, scoring the highest score of the day to win his opening heat on Wednesday. Fanning scored an impressive 9.37 out of a possible...
Gladiators Gird Loins for Colosseum; Italian Fest to Celebrate Old Rome
Byline: Christian Morrow Reporter SET your watch for 100AD. This Sunday's Italian Festival, at the Italo-Australian Club grounds in Barrow La, North Lismore starting at 10am, will feature a host of gladiators that would do Rome's Colosseum proud....
Kyogle Show Will Be Bigger, Better; Weather Should Allow the Full Program to Run
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN Reporter Show Highlights Friday: Children's ring events from 11am. The bull ride is on at 6pm in the bull arena. Saturday: Livestock events begin in rings one, two and three at 7.30am. Champion dog show 9am. Official...
Pilling Pays Fine but Maintains Innocence; Horse Had High Testosterone Levels
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter BALLINA trainer Andrew Pilling maintains his innocence despite pleading guilty and copping a $5000 fine for high testosterone levels found in his horse, River Street. Pilling was slapped with the fine by Racing...
Quest to Find Lost Aunt's Family Search for Family Links to Honour a Treasured Aunt
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter WHILE many of us are curious about our family history, few are as determined as Isabel (Rae) Kennedy to uncover the secrets behind her family's past. Mrs Kennedy is in Lismore to find the story behind her Aunt Noala's...
Steve Jobs Dies but His Vision Lives On
STEVE Jobs is dead but his work will live on, according to Apple reseller Amelia Ahern. Ms Ahern, co-owner of Lismore's Powermax Computers, said Jobs's character was deeply ingrained in the Apple company and all its products. aHe was an innovative...
Swell Eases, Head Offshore; Ballina Fishing Bonanza's Catch, Photograph and Release Way of the Future
FORECAST of low winds and swell and a moon waxing towards full hold the promise of some rewarding fishing this weekend. Dropping swells should ease the tension on the bars, making a trip offshore worthwhile. The wider reefs seem to be the ones...
Tears and Laughs Send off Malloy; Warmly Slanderous Eulogy Socks It to Bangalow's Tireless Mover and Shaker A[euro][approximately]mayor'
Byline: Christian Morrow Reporter WITH an affectionately slanderous eulogy the Bangalow community came together to remember and celebrate the life of Michael Malloy. On the eve of his death as a result of prostate cancer last month, Mr Malloy...
Tweed Overlooked on Health Board; Medical Staff Council Say Minister Is Dismissive
Byline: Laura Brodnik Of the Tweed Daily News THE Tweed Hospital Medical Staff Council has called Health Minister Jillian Skinner acynical and dismissivea following her failure to appoint a Tweed clinician member to the Northern NSW Local Health...
US Protesters Fire Up; Anti-Wall St March Shakes Up New York
THOUSANDS of anti-corporate demonstrators poured into New York's financial district on Wednesday, backed for the first time in large numbers by trade unions and raising the stakes in a more than two-week-long street revolt. At least 5000 people,...
Whincup Expresses Faith in Co-Driver Thompson after Tander Criticism
JAMIE Whincup has defended his co-driver Andrew Thompson ahead of this weekend's Bathurst 1000, after the former Byron Bay resident came under fire from the Holden Racing Team's Garth Tander on Wednesday. Thompson, who is an experienced V8 Supercar...