The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Articles from December 3, 2011

48; Make a Bee-Line Here for All the Weekend Action
Today 9ama2pm: The Free Paddle Day at the Causeway Lake on the Emu Park side near Coolwaters Caravan Park. A wide variety of kayaks will be available to try out. 10am: Debbie's Dance Studio's junior concert at the Pilbeam Theatre. Tickets from...
Anglers Trespass at Mine to Catch Mythical Fish
Byline: Daniel Burdon Daniel.Burdon@capnews.com.au YEARS of drunken fishermen repeatedly trespassing on a salt mine at Port Alma has forced Queensland's biggest salt producing company to call in police to deal with the rebel anglers. But, according...
Artist Adds a Little Colour to the Cap Coast
Byline: Nikita Watts Nikita.Watts@capnews.com.au MARIE Kearney wrote in her diary after the official opening of Yeppoon's Paint Pot Gallery that it might remain open for just a few months. That was 27 years ago and the doors of the gallery are...
A Spirit of Courage and Mateship; Commemorative Service Recognises Central Queenslanders' Roles in Changing the Course of WWII
Byline: WORDS: Chris Chase Lest we forget A commemorative service to mark the 70th anniversary of the Siege of Tobruk will be held at Rockhampton's Jeffries Park, on the corner of Alma and Albert streets, on Saturday, December 10, from 9am; ...
Battleship Conquers the Mighty Fitzroy River ... Twice
BOYS and their toys. 4RO's Scott McLaren was yesterday declared a double world record holder, though it's doubtful the guys at Guinness will be too concerned.. Scott was behind the remote control of a toy battleship which crossed the Fitzroy...
Big 4 Banks Cop a Whack; Standard & Poor's Reviews Ratings, Downgrades All Four
AUSTRALIA'S big four banks have had their credit ratings downgraded by Standard & Poor's as the agency changes its criteria for assessing banks. But Fitch Ratings says the nation's banks are well positioned to meet new, stricter global regulatory...
Capra Coaches Hard at It in Coaxing Best from Juniors
Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au RUGBY LEAGUE: For coaches Aaron Earnshaw and Steve Parle the 2012 season is not something to look forward to as it is already underway. The pair is in charge of the Capras younger teams, the under...
Changing History; King of Horror Tackles Time Travel
STEPHEN King is widely regarded as the master of horror, but in a new novel, 11/22/63, he conquers the time-travel genre. With a mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia, the new release charms the reader from the first page. As Boomers know only...
Club Gears Up for Last Meeting
RACING: What could only be described as a successful year of racing comes to a close for the Gladstone Turf Club at Ferguson Park racecourse this afternoon, where a first-class, five-race card is scheduled. Racing in Gladstone is flying, with club...
Cup Ambassador Recalls Her Early Days on Track; International Cycling Star Happy to Support Rockhampton Track Event
Byline: aaron kelly aaron.kelly@capnews.com.au On top of the world Anna Meares has been named as a contender for the prestigious international Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award after winning three gold medals at the World Track Cycling Championships...
Dancers Honour First Teacher
Byline: KERRI-ANNE MESNER Kerri-Anne.Mesner@capnews.com.au Narelle's Dance history Started dancing when 5-years-old to try and assist her asthma problems First teacher Miss Jacqueline Parker, then Miss Jan Moore, and finally Miss Valeria Hansen...
Dubai's a Safe Bet If You Play by the Rules; Kristy Muir Enjoys the High Life Inthe Hot Spot of Dubai
IT HAS never been clearer than it was the day I touched down in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, that people fear what they do not understand or know. For years, I have been operating under the misconception that for a young, single, white female,...
Ex-Alderman Vows: I'm Alive; at 86, She's Active in Life despite a Report She Was A[euro][approximately]the Late Bray Gray'
Byline: Adrian Taylor adrian.taylor@capnews.com.au BRAY Gray thought she'd better point out that she's not yet dead. In fact, if she says so herself, she's anot bad for an old girla. And The Morning Bulletin is delighted to report it after publishing...
If a Computer Is Set Up Right It Will Just Work A[euro]" It's That Simple; Byte Me
Byline: Bruce Kerr WE GOT another new business customer two weeks ago we wish we had met six months ago. They have very simple computer requirements a they are not trying to launch space shuttles or split atoms. In this case, they only needed two...
Landscaper Packs Punch in Race to Top
Byline: Adam Wratten adam.wratten@capnews.com.au Lining up Confirmed mayoral candidates for next year's Rockhampton Regional Council elections on Saturday, March 31 are: Brad Carter Tim Griffin Other names being bandied about include...
Make a Considered Choice about Super
Making Money With Paul Clitheroe OVER the past few weeks thousands of Australian teenagers have reached a significant milestone in life. Their final Year 12 exams are completed and their days as a school student are over. For many of these...
New Name for Poisonous Shrub a Garden Danger; Weekender Columnist Neil Fisher Is from Fisher's Nursery, North Rockhampton. You Can Chat with Neil on Radio 4ro's Gardening Hour after the 6am News on Tuesdays
Byline: NEIL FISHER IT IS hard to realise that when you see this tropical shrub with its unusual fragrant flowers in the garden or on the shelf in the garden section of a hardware store it is the deadly poisonous plant called Angel's Trumpet. ...
O'Connor Readied for Welsh Tactics
Byline: TOM WALD of AAP RUGBY UNION: Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has urged James O'Connor to keep an open mind on his playing position as he prepares for the playmaking role against Wales. O'Connor is set for a stern test of his five-eighth...
One of the Most Enlivening Places on the Planet
FROM liquefying natural gas to refining alumina, the value of the various projects being undertaken in Gladstone probably totals around $100 billion. Many people don't seem to understand the extent or the impact of that work, including those that did...
Peacock Ready to Rip in against Gladstone in Rep Game
CRICKET: Like most leg-spinners, nothing much fazes Justin Peacock. But the Norths Tigers captain is ready to pounce for the Rockhampton open team in round two of the Central Queensland Championships this weekend. Peacock will join Rockhampton's...
Proud Matriarch of Five Generations Enjoys 101 Years; Mrs Carrington Loves Her Football, Jelly Beans and Busy Social Life
WHAT present do you get a person who's turned 101? For Jean Carrington it was jelly beans. Apart from her busy social life at Good Shepherd Lodge and her family, Mrs Carrington has two pleasures in life Co jelly beans and football. Unfortunately,...
Rally Champions Have Some Tricks Up Their Sleeves for 2012 Season
RALLYING: Wayne Menzies and his co-driver Chris Baxter might not compete with the biggest racing budget and are forced to travel longer distances to compete, but those problems were forgotten when recently they claimed the status of Queensland Rally...
Rocky Hockey Players to Shine at Huge Event
Byline: aaron kelly aaron.kelly@capnews.com.au Champions Trophy Pool A: Australia, Spain, Great Britain, Pakistan. Pool B: Germany, Netherlands, Korea, New Zealand Today: Australia v Spain Tomorrow: Australia v Great Britain Tuesday...
Same Sex Law Change Revives Hope; Labor Summit to See 140,000 Signature Petition Today
Byline: Emma McBryde emma.mcbryde@capnews.com.au CHAMPAGNE, a moonlight stroll and a sparkling diamond ring. It was every girl's dream engagement a with a twist. Leaning on one knee Gemma Mann stared lovingly into the face of her partner and...
Shaping Up for a Big Night
Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au KICK BOXING: Mitchell Schukking will present just three of his fighters from the Body Count Kompound gym on tonight's card at the Muay Thai Kick Boxing Extravaganza at the Republik Nightclub but he...
Strange Times Ahead for Aussie Economy; Indicators Pointing to Possible Interest Rate Cut
AUSTRALIA is about to discover if it really is the Wonder Down Under a an economy growing at a stronger pace than most, but still able to cut interest rates. The prospect challenges basic economic logic, but that's the happy circumstance in which...
Surplus Is Not Necessary, Says Labor Senator
LABOR senator Doug Cameron has told federal Labor not to get hung up on delivering a budget surplus in the next financial year. The senator, who is from the left faction, was speaking in favour of an amendment to the Australian Labor Party (ALP)...
US Funny Guys Team Up in Heist; Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy
CONSIDERING how long both of them have worked in the industry, it's surprising Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy have never worked together before Tower Heist. The funny men star alongside Matthew Broderick, Casey Affleck and Michael Pena as a group...
Water Use Spikes after Hot October
Byline: Adrian Taylor adrian.taylor@capnews.com.au PEOPLE across the region might not like the water at the moment, but they are using more of it than at any time since July 2010. Average daily water consumption peaked in October throughout the...
We All Have the Right to Freedom
I AM a live and let live kind of guy. As long as someone else's behaviour and beliefs don't impinge unfairly on society, I am fairly tolerant and understanding. It takes all types and characters to make the world go round and who needs uniformity....
Weekly Fish Dish Good for Brain
Eating baked or grilled fish on a weekly basis may improve brain health and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. A decade-long study of 260 healthy people found eating baked or grilled fish each week helped preserve grey matter volumes...
We Need Noise to Get NBN Rollout in a Hurry
THE constant coughing was not letting up. It was now 2am. Mum was growing more concerned. When Dad suggested he turn on the television she nearly went ballistic but bit her tongue as he went on to suggest getting the C[pounds sterling]live'' online...
Where There's a Will, Life after Death Works; Local Law With
Byline: Josh Fox WHAT happens if I die without a will? Many Australians still die without a will. When this happens it is known in legal terms as having died aintestatea. There are specific laws which say what happens when a person dies without...
Yeppoon Torn over Ways to Fix Shopping Car Park Anger
Byline: Adrian Taylor adrian.taylor@capnews.com.au COURTNEY Salsa knows one of the few. While hundreds of car owners are fined each month for parking offences in Rockhampton, only a handful have received a ticket in Yeppoon. And one of them works...