Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from May 9, 2011

125 Years and Coke Is Still a Feel-Good Hit
EXACTLY 125 years ago an Atlanta pharmacist mixed up a cure for headache and fatigue and stumbled upon the recipe for what has become one of the world's most recognisable drinks and brand names. Coca-Cola is celebrating the moment when, on May 8,...
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Brumbies Pride on Line in Local Derbies
Byline: ADRIAN WARREN of AAP THE Brumbies are targeting some Australian scalps as they play for pride and Wallaby selection prospects after finishing a fruitless Super Rugby overseas campaign with a 34-16 loss to the Sharks in Durban. Desperate...
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Budget's Nice Bottom Line
THIRSTY COW Political satire THE Australian public has stopped spending following disasters, higher living costs, the global financial crisis and TV host Karl Stefanovavonavich winning the Gold Logie. Commentators said this was good for...
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Coast Cops Set Benchmark
Byline: Nikkii Joyce Nikkii.Joyce@scnews.com.au THE STATISTICS 2010 Armed robbery clearance rate Sunshine Coast: 67% 2011 Armed robbery clearance rate Sunshine Coast: 75% State average: 55% SUNSHINE Coast detectives are reported...
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Coast Unleashes New Hospital Master Plan
Byline: Mark Bode University hospital Due to open in late 2016. Full commissioning by 2021. Will have 738 beds, including 666 overnight beds and 72 same-day beds. Capacity for 31,000 overnight admissions and 32,000 same-day admissions per...
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Decades under Water; Cyclones Drench Idyllic Coast Lifestyle through the Years
SURF lifesaving legend Hayden Kenny has seen the Sunshine Coast grow from a series of unconnected coastal villages to the community of 340,000 that lives here today. Hayden has also seen it as wet as it gets. How wet? Try Hastings St in the 1960s,...
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Distraught Dad Keeps Vigil by Son's Side
Byline: Nikkii Joyce A DISTRAUGHT father of a seven-month-old boy in a suspected ashaken babya investigation has vowed never to leave his son's side again. The man has spent every day of the past three weeks with his youngest son, ababy Bena,...
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Dragons Show Depth to Keep Marching On
ST GEORGE Illawarra was hit harder than any other team when it came to representative duties on Friday night, but the burden only seemed to spur the team on in yesterday's 22-8 defeat of North Queensland. Even without four of its most important...
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Griffin No Loss ,Cyhonourable'
ANTHONY Griffin arrived as an NRL coach on Saturday night not on the back of his previous seven straight wins but with a tenacious loss. Brisbane's gritty 29-22 defeat to Melbourne Storm with their four Australian Test stars was no consolation for...
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Happiness All in the Genes, According to New Research
BASIC levels of contentment are largely determined by a C[pounds sterling]happiness geneC[yen] in the brain, research suggests. People tend to be more or less satisfied with their lives depending on what form of the gene they have. The 5-HTT...
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Important to Speak to Children Early Foster a Love of Books in Kids
Byline: AMBER VUCKO TOP TIPS FOR READING WITH CHILDREN 1. Choose a time of the day that suits you and your child 2. Make sounds and voices for different characters 3. Babies like the soft, gentle rhythms of your voice 4. You don't need...
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Mum's Significance Keeps Growing through the Years
I DON'T know whether it's because I am getting older but yesterday's celebration or more so recognition of a mother's role in family life is becoming more significant to me. Just like most mums, Edna Robinson, breathing down the door of 90 has given...
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Mums Take Time to Find Themselves Again
Byline: Miranda Cashin YOU'RE in the kitchen cooking dinner while simultaneously trying to help with maths homework, soothe a crying toddler and answer the ringing phone. How can there possibly be peace in that? Sally Collings, author of Parenting...
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Pepper Spray Use in Top 3; Sunshine Coast Police Up There but Gold Coast Still Ahead of the Rest
Byline: Nikkii Joyce nikkii.joyce@scnews.com.au USE OF PEPPER SPRAY 56 The number of people Sunshine Coast police sprayed or threatened to spray last year. Gold Coast police topped the category with 123, followed by Cairns with 63. 79 ...
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Plenty to Admire in Defeat for Broncos
I WALKED out of Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night alongside a dad and his young boy, aged about eight I reckon. The young bloke, dressed in his Broncos jersey, was obviously feeling like most other fans Co perplexed that his footy heroes had not...
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Restructure a Reality for Decades
MOST large organisations periodically review and restructure their activities in response to, and in anticipation of, market needs and requirements. Government organisations should be no different. And, yes, staff can be made redundant as a result....
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Richmond Is Back in Business; Chris De Kretser
THE roar is definitely back in the Tigers. A third successive victory was proof that Richmond is finally on the rise. This win at the MCG was the most emphatic, coming against Fremantle, which is widely tipped to be a top-four contender. It was...
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Surf Tribute Farewells a Great Dad Vale Nick, a Very Likable Coast Bloke
WHEN 15-year-old Michael Baker walked into the surf at Mudjimba Beach yesterday afternoon, he did so in honour of his late father. It was Nick Baker (above) who taught Michael (right) his most valuable life lessons. And he taught him how to surf....
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The Federal Government's Plan to Build a GP Super Clinic on the Coast Has Received a Mixed Welcome
We need after hours A SUPER Clinic, ostensibly, is to take the weight off the public hospital system. The reason the hospitals are overloaded, is because patients present with any ailment from coughs, colds, sore throats and ingrown toenails...
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Toe to Toe with Hank
I'M ON to my second beer and still don't have an answer to the Evan dilemma. A horn toots. It's Hank. He jogs up the driveway, broad shoulders, long strong thighs. He's wearing footy shorts, runners, a T-shirt. aThought you were going to call.a...
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Waratahs Fighting to Be Fit
THE bye, along with four priceless competition points and a fortnight of largely R&R, could not come quickly enough for the depleted NSW Waratahs. The Waratahs limped back into Super Rugby's all-important top six with their plucky 20-15 victory...
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