The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Articles from June 13, 2009

Bag Bought in UK, Made in China Too
REFERRING to last week's Whispers item and a young lass receiving a Canadian scarf made in China, reader reports of similarly branded souvenirs. "A few years ago, my husband and I went on a tour of China and took some tiny koala souvenirs from Australia...
Bitterly Cold Toowoomba Weather Worse Than Swine Flu 'Pandemic'
WITH, Melbourne now being the swine flu capital of Australia, Victorians can no longer complain about being referred to as "Mexicans". Fair dinkum, this swine flu thing is really getting out of hand, isn't it? And how come it seems to affect...
'Book Art' Exhibitions Full of Substance
ALTHOUGH book art has been around almost as long as art itself, it is a genre that continues to engross the artist and fascinate the viewer. Two current exhibitions offer different, yet surprisingly complementary interpretations of this mode of...
Chevron Renaissance Towers above Rivals; Surfers Paradise Escape Provides Great Opportunity to Relax and Refuel
Byline: Barbara McGovern WHILE Toowoomba offers some unique winter moments it's an easy decision to make when the opportunity to "chill out" with a coastal warm up is on offer. With that in mind it was easy for me to leave the chilly mountain...
Dalby Floats Alternative Weetwood Venue to QRL
Byline: GLEN McCULLOUGH glenm@thechronicle.com.au DALBY and Northern Downs Jockey Club has put itself forward as a willing host if Queensland Racing Limited (QRL) seeks an alternative venue to run this year's Weetwood Handicap and Toowoomba Cup....
Exceptional Scientist, Gentleman Led Institute through Golden Age
ALLAN Lawrence Clarke was one of the exceptional research leaders of the Queensland Department of Primary Industries. Appointed as director of the former Queensland Wheat Research Institute (QWRI), now the Leslie Research Centre, in June 1975, Dr...
Finer, Warmer Weekend Awaits
Byline: Alyssa Kimlin alyssa.kimlin @thechronicle.com.au THE worst of the cold weather is over - at least for now. Bureau of Meteorology Oakey Weather Station forecaster Allan Beattie said the temperatures would continue to warm up this weekend....
Footballers Show Spirit
ALL too often we have seen negative headlines regarding sport and its participants. I feel its appropriate to highlight the quality and sportsmanship I have recently witnessed within my little microcosm of the world. Recently the Darling Downs...
Gatton out to Ground Roosters in Vital Match; Hawks Prepare for Tough Month of TRL Fixtures
Byline: Cameron Leslie cameronl @thechronicle.com.au GATTON coach Ashley Haak has labelled the next month as a "make or break" period in his team's Toowoomba Rugby League season. The Hawks kick off their tough month tomorrow when they host second-placed...
Hollywood Moment Brings Couple Together; Daryl, Cynthia Will Renew Their Vows
Byline: Joanne Marsh joanne.marsh @thechronicle.com.au IT WAS a Hollywood moment when Daryl Priaulx and Cynthia Nolan met in 1956. Daryl ferried a group of friends from his home town of Oakey to the Newtown picture theatre where they met with...
{Lights, Camera, Action on the Downs} {Warwick Writer Releases True Blue Award Winning Movie}; Warwick Writer Wraps Up Film
CRIKEY! An international award winning film made in Australia without a single snag being tossed on the barbie? Tell 'em they're dreaming, cobber! Warwick writer Warren Ryan has defied the ghosts of Crocodile Dundee and Barry Mackenzie with his...
Microsoft Opens New {Lsquo}windows'
AFTER the disappointing response to Windows Vista, Microsoft is aiming to make amends with Windows 7. Microsoft's Windows is the software that runs the bulk of the world's computers - it's the underlying software on which applications such as Word...
Mountaineers Plan to Weave Magic against Wizards Side
Byline: Jennifer Huxley jennifer.huxley @thechronicle.com.au TOOWOOMBA Mountaineers coach Luke Petersen is trying to look on the bright side of Boomer Adam Gibson's signing with the Northside Wizards. Gibson, who this year averaged 10.5points,...
New Gardening Opportunities Grow as Traditional Winter Chill Sets In
I'M starting to feel like a real gardener. For most of last week I worked inside, bum on seat, fingers on keys, staring endlessly at a computer monitor, until by Friday I was just about ready to burst with a need to head outside and get stuck into...
New Look Novotel Twin Waters a Huge Delight
Byline: Lacey Burley lacey.burley@thechronicle.com.au TWO years and $10 million dollars in the making - the refurbishment of Novotel Twin Waters Resort was well worth the wait. The Sunshine Coast resort boasts a sophisticated new look and has...
Raiders out for Revenge and Shoot at Top Four; Toowoomba Coach Backs His Side to Defeat Beenleigh
Byline: Jennifer Huxley jennifer.huxley @thechronicle.com.au COACH Russell Sommerville believes the Toowoomba Raiders are beyond being intimidated. The Raiders claimed only one win in their first five games in 2009, however, they have staged...
Retrenching Employees May Be Short Sighted
DESPITE rising business confidence in surveys released this week, businesses are still reducing staff numbers. Is retrenching your employees and slashing your overheads the best way to respond to a decline in sales? While this is a common approach,...
Sharks Determined to Sink Saints
SAINTS will be full of confidence after their win over competition leaders Roosters in last weekend's President's Shield final when they take on Sharks in A Grade men's touch fixtures today. Despite their recent success, Saints can't afford to be...
Sunday Trade Let-Off for Small Businesses
Byline: Madeleine Logan madeleine.logan@thechronicle.com.au GRAND Central and Clifford Garden retailers will not be forced to open on Sundays if seven-day trading is introduced to Toowoomba. The National Retail Association said yesterday that...
Top Guess Earns a New Ute
Byline: Marion Raats ELECTRICAL engineer Mick Craig got the shock of his life this week when a cold call told him he'd won a $42,000 ute in a national fuel economy competition he'd forgotten he'd entered. Mick had to estimate to the nearest 100m...
Weetwood Talks Come under Fire; Former Jockey Lashes out at QRL's Proposal to Move Toowoomba Race
Byline: GLEN McCULLOUGH glenm@thechronicle.com.au LONG-time Toowoomba racing participant Jack Ross has hit out at the possibility of next month's Weetwood Handicap and Toowoomba Cup being moved from the city. The former champion jockey was responding...