The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Articles from August 8, 2009

48; Make a Bee-Line Here for All the Weekend Action
Byline: Amy Formosa TODAY * 8am - late: The Mount Morgan Show at the Showgrounds off Racecourse Road, Mount Morgan. There is everything from horse and cattle events, show-jumping, goat races, fireworks and the results of the hotly contested fruitcake...
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Beverley Rescues Purple Myrtle
Byline: Sharyn O'Neill sharyn.oneill@capnews.com.au WHEN Beverley Clark went camping on the Capricorn Coast last weekend she never expected to save a life. Least of all the life of a 79kg green turtle she found on Nine Mile Beach with a torn...
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Big Questions Dog Soccer Matches
Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au FOOTBALL: There appear to be three main questions going into tomorrow's round of Capricornia League matches. The first is whether Clinton can clinch the minor premiership, the second is whether...
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BLACKOUT INSPIRATION the Road to Television Success
When Aboriginal television personality Miriam Corowa was a teenager in the 1980s she would tune into Blackout. The Aboriginal produced and presented ABC program about current affairs of Indigenous Australians sparked the television host's interest...
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Bob Plays His Final Home Game; They'll Be out to Show the Bundaberg Outfit Their Spirit
Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au FOOTBALL: Not only is Minniecon & Burke Capricorn Cougars captain Roy Bob playing his final home game at Jardine Park tonight, he will be playing out of position. Bob will line up at sweeper...
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Briefs
Oztag sign-on OZ TAG: Rockhampton Oztag is holding sign on nights from 4:30pm - 6pm on Mondays and Wednesday nights until September 2 at the Colts Rugby Union Grounds, with the new season set to start on the August 24. Nominations for men's and...
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Buddies Stirs Up Memories
JOHN Millroy was 16 when he moved to Emerald as a jackeroo. He had been working out west for a few years when an old school friend, screen writer John Dingwall, phoned up for a favour. With a script titled Buddies, it wasn't a coincidence that...
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Champions Are Here to Train
Byline: MEGAN LEWIS megan.lewis@capnews.com.au THE country's best track cyclists yesterday are in Rockhampton for an intensive three-week training camp, led by new coach Gary West. West, who is regarded as one of the best track coaches in the...
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Chargers and Brothers in with a Grudge
RUGBY LEAGUE: IN the words of CQU Norths Chargers coach Kane Hardy, "It's game on". Tomorrow Hardy's Local League team takes on rivals Brothers in the top-of-the-table semi-final clash at Browne Park. And Hardy said he was only looking for a win....
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Danger: Prepare for a Bad Fire Weekend
Byline: Amy Formosa amy.formosa@capnews.com.au CENTRAL Queensland is on fire alert this weekend after a high to very high danger rating was issued yesterday. Emergency Services Minister Neil Roberts warned residents in the areas of Rockhampton,...
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DO OR DIE; Farmer Saves His Own Skin
Byline: MEGAN LEWIS megan.lewis@capnews.com.au LYING badly injured in a remote paddock more than four kilometres from help, farmer James Coughlan, 56, knew he would die there if he didn't get up. He had been herding cattle at the back of his...
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Finals Footy Adds Fire to the Games
Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au AFL: The semi-finalists have been found and the minor premiers are known but there is still plenty to play for as teams position themselves for finals football. The game at Swan Park should still...
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Here Comes a Bit of (Good) Mongrel; Barnett Expects Plenty of Tries to Be on the Agenda Again
Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au RUGBY LEAGUE: If you go to Browne Park tonight expect some fireworks as the Central Comets are in no mood to just play out their program ahead of the finals. Last time the teams met at Bundaberg...
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House and Land Deal Trumps Rent
WITH the First Home Buyers Grant of $21,000 closing on September 30, the final rush is on for first home buyers to secure their slice of the great Australian dream. Homecorp Developments has created a huge buzz in the Rockhampton area with its last...
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House Hunting? Do the Research
Byline: Tamara Mackenzie BUYING your first home can be one of the most exciting moments in your life. Equally it can also be one of the biggest financial costs in your life. But if you get the basics right you will soon be sleeping soundly under...
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How Many Are Still out There
I WONDER how many other Benjamin Anthony-Lee Hunter's are out there? This is the young man who, at the age of 18, committed a crime described by a crown prosecutor as a "monstrous act" (page 5). After consuming 40 to 50 cones of cannabis in 30...
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If That Bad Smell Is Your Attitude, Change It, Please?
IF I had a magic wand, what would I change about our region? Better roads and public transport, more shops and seven-day trading, greater variety of takeaway food? I know one thing for sure: No matter what I pull out of your hat, it's never going...
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It Is Now or Never for University Lads
Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au RUGBY UNION: It is now or never for the University team as it faces the threat of failing to make the 2009 finals. Only two more matches in the season after today and the University team could...
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Judge Jails Man for Nine Years over Brutal Rape
Byline: KIERAN CAMPBELL kieran.campbell@capnews.com.au A MONSTER was jailed for nine years yesterday for the vicious rape of a 65-year-old woman in a McDonald's drive-through in Rockhampton. Benjamin Anthony-Lee Hunter, 20, slouched his shoulders...
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Natalie Beats the Cyclones; Defeated by the Better Team on the Night with One Gun Blazing
Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au BASKETBALL: The dream is over for a Hog's Breath Cafe Cyclones team that put in a good show but was beaten by a better team on the night. The Cyclones demise could be summed up in two words - Natalie...
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New Mercedes Elevates Car Safety Benchmarks
Byline: Nikita Watts nikita.watts@capnews.com.au YOU climb into this car and do up the seatbelt which tightens itself. As you drive, sensors automatically adjust the headlights. A camera mounted in the windscreen follows the white lines and...
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One Ball Changed It All for Moranbah Man
MACKAY: There were celebrations in Moranbah yesterday when an unidentified man in his 30s won $1.5 million in Powerball. Described as a hard-working man, he said he will take his family on a long-overdue holiday thanks to his windfall. "We haven't...
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Return of Rieslings
Byline: Max Cruz ZIP me up Scotty. Thank goodness the swimsuit debacle is over and they will be banned. This is good for many reasons, although the truly fairest outcome would be for everyone to swim nude, notwithstanding this would severely...
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Rockets Counting on a Lift from Home Crowd Support
Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au BASKETBALL: If the Rockets get over the top of the Mackay Meteors by five points tonight then the crowd at Hegvold Stadium can take a bow. Coach of the Rockhampton Stadium Nightclub Rockets Neal...
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Taking a Road Less Travelled with Old Marvel Final Demand
Byline: Tony McMahon RACING: Journeyman trainer Neil Boyle who now calls Rockhampton home subscribes to the proverb that "travel broadens the mind". "Not only mine but that of my horses," Boyle said while enjoying a road trip down memory lane...
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The Rocky Man Who Took on the Nazis; the BBC Seeks Those Who Knew Veteran for War Documentary
Byline: Adam Wratten adam.wratten@capnews.com.au THE BBC is hunting family or friends of Rockhampton World War II veteran Lionel Jeffries. Flight Lieutenant Jeffries was a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft 3, the Polish camp made famous in the movie...
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Training Honour for New Horizons
Byline: Jenny Lightfoot NEW Horizons Safety and Training Services of Rockhampton has been selected as a finalist in this year's training awards conducted by the Mining Industry Skills Centre Inc. As a registered training organisation servicing...
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Want a Hot Date?
Byline: Amy Formosa amy.formosa@capnews.com.au I GUESS you could say they're used to being hot. And now these two smokin' Rockhampton firefighters will be hanging from the walls of women's bedrooms all over Queensland. Michael Hendry, who...
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When Only a Stretch Hummer Will Do
IF the Buzz could drive, this would be the ride of choice! You might have spotted this hot pink, 20-seater stretch hummer around Rockhampton last weekend. It was the main attraction for Camp Quality's family fun day last Saturday. Rockhampton...
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Your Place Is at My Table; Michael Spares Nothing to Make Your Dining a Delight
Byline: Tamara Mackenzie MICHAEL Hoare has grown a name for himself on the Capricorn Coast as one of the top chefs in town. Since the age of 15, Michael has been in many kitchens serving up tasty, mouth-watering and impressive dishes to thousands...
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