The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Articles from November 28, 2009

Breaking Barriers; Manager Paves the Way for Women in Resources Sector
SANDRA Collins has spent the past 33 years in the resources industry. She has cemented a reputation as a hard worker and supporter of equal opportunity. In the mid-1980s she fought against a rule which prevented women from working underground...
{Buddhist College Devotes Time to Helping Students Prosper in Life} {Buddhist College Devoted to Education}; Members Focus on Education Not Religion
A GENEROUS heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity, Buddha said. As I listened to Venerable Wu Ling, a Buddhist nun at her Toowoomba base, it was this quote that came to the foreground. The...
Chance Meeting Leads to Life Full of Memories
Byline: supplied A CHANCE meeting more than 70 years ago turned into a life-time commitment for Merv and Sylvia Deeth. The couple met at a bazaar at Merritt's Creek, west of Hampton. Mrs Deeth had accompanied her parents from their home at...
Family Man Leads by Example; Church Member Keeps Active in the Community
Byline: supplied HOLY Name parish bulletin of January 1990 described Allan James McErlean as "a model of quiet achievement and faithfulness in all his undertakings for God and Parish". The former Milne Bay veteran was a very active member of...
{Full Program of Events Brings} {Spirit of Christmas to Downs}
HERE is a readers' guide to community events and carols in and around the Darling Downs over the Christmas period. Sunday November 29 - Toowoomba Toowoomba Hospice presents the annual Christmas Carols starting at 5pm on the lawns of the Hospice,...
Galleries Offer Alternative Christmas Gifts
WITH Christmas just around the corner we are all trying to come up with different, unique, and meaningful gifts. Some of the galleries around town have absolutely wonderful ideas for that special person as well as presenting some remarkable exhibitions....
Glen's Got It Covered
COUNTRY music superstar Glen Campbell did some on-air research about Toowoomba before his visit to the city this week. Famous for songs like Rhinestone Cowboy and Gentle on My Mind, Mr Campbell put together an impromptu little ditty about Toowoomba...
Home Grown Stonefruits Simply Unbeatable
STONEFRUIT season has arrived again. At least according to the supermarkets, that is. I bought some early season nectarines this morning and honestly, they're hard enough for Andrew Symonds to whack for six over the straight boundary at the Gabba....
How Long Money Will Last Depends on Life Expectancy
"HOW" long will my money last?" is a common question, and of course the standard answer is it depends very much on how long you are going to live Fortunately calculating life expectancy has been made much easier, thanks to David Williams, the founder...
KR Workers Leave Factory with Heads Held High; Employees Leave Mort Street Icon En Masse for the Final Time As
Byline: Jim Campbell jim.campbell @thechronicle.com.au LONG-time KR employees like Desley Quinnell walked away from their jobs with their heads held high yesterday, proud of the company that had endured as a Toowoomba icon for so long. Production...
New BMW 5 Series Sedan Makes Its Debut
Byline: Marion Raats THE new BMW 5 Series sedan will debut in Australia mid 2010. Differentiated from competitors by its elegant and sporty lines, the new model has the longest wheelbase in the segment, a long and sleek engine compartment lid,...
New Film Not Just about Zombies
NEW action/comedy film Zombieland focuses on two men who have found a way to survive a world overrun by zombies. Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is a big wuss - but when you're afraid of being eaten by zombies, fear can keep you alive. Tallahassee...
New Mini PCs Have Massive Potential
THE Mini PC is a gadget that's waiting in the wings as far as I'm concerned. Netbooks were the mini movers last year, but the range of 'nettops' or Mini PCs is starting to grow. For one, the idea of the Internet TV is one that manufacturers have...
Refunds Only Fair for Fans Let Down by Sporting Stars
Byline: Peter Hardwick AT last, sportsmen with a collective conscience. If only some of the teams I've supported over the years had shown the decency such as that shown this week by players of English Premier League club Wigan. For those not...
Season Promises to Be the 'Right Mix'; USQ's Artsworx Unveils Its Cultural Program for 2010 at Launch Event
Byline: Supplied AS THE end of 2009 approaches, Doctor Rebecca Scollen can breathe a sigh of relief. The manager of the University of Queensland's (USQ) Artsworx has spent many months planning to get the right mix for the 2010 Artsworx season....
SMS Your View
* I live in Damian Crescent, Kearneys Spring and it is also use for hooning, the street is shaped like a horse-shoe. I'm afraid one day a hoon will end up in the park, while there's kids playing sport. * Today's story page 3: It also is a major...
Timing Is Everything When We Compare Generations
THERE are plenty of differences between my generation - baby boomers - and the Gen Y group. There have been countless comparisons made but the one that really defines the difference for me revolves around the clock. We baby boomers were bought...
Townsville Turns on; There's Much More to This Tropical City Than First Meets the Eye
TOWNSVILLE has long grown away from being the "little sister" of Cairns and has, over the past few years, emerged as a vibrant and exciting destination with its own sense of tropical style and charm. Not only does the city itself hold fabulous opportunities...
University Pads Up for Vital Clash with Rivals; Students Season on the Line in Match with Diggers
Byline: Jennifer Huxley jennifer.huxley @thechronicle.com.au SUDDEN death cricket has come earlier than expected for University. University captain Chris Webster admits his team's chances of tasting finals action are already precarious after...