The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 4, 2009

Anderson Bows out in a Blaze of Glory
BALLINA'S Mick Anderson announced his retirement from representative play at the State championships at Soldiers Point then went out on the green and trounced some of the country's top bowlers to win the blue ribbon event, the NSW singles title. ...
Bats Don't Deserve Bad Press They Get
WITH silent majesty, a colony of grey-headed flying foxes heads inland through the dusk. Their regular commute to the flowering forests of Mount Jerusalem has something in common with the freeway snarl of ground-based humans. It differs because...
Black and White and Navy All Over
Byline: Candy Baker THERE'S no doubt that Rosyln White, owner of The Black Angel, is a colourful person. But for Rosyln, it's still a black and white world. Rosyln has owned her vintage clothing shop for 10 years. The shop, nestled in the...
Detox Treatment a Centuries-Old Natural Remedy
Byline: ALLNATURAL Angela doolan THE concept of detoxification or the removal of toxic substances from the body has been advocated by naturopaths for hundreds of years. The practise of naturopathy originated from the European Nature Cure movement....
Dope Thief Saved by Dying Mate; Hope That Survivor Deterred by Rip-Off Shooting
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au THE last act in Jethro Matheson's short life was heroic. He shoved his mate Jason Russo away from a gunman who had just shot him while the pair was carrying out a cannabis rip-off at the Tweed Valley...
Health Service Preys on Religion; Not Even the Hospital Chaplain Is Safe from Latest Job Cutbacks
Byline: Saffron Howden saffron.howden@northernstar.com.au AFTER almost 20 years serving the patients, families and staff at Lismore Base Hospital, the chaplain's position is likely to be scrapped. As the North Coast Area Health Service moves...
He Was Smashed
Byline: Saffron Howden saffron.howden@northernstar.com.au JUST hours after Judy Schneider buried her father, she almost lost her daughter, son-in-law and grand-daughter when a car driven by an L-plater careered into her Casino home. Slowed only...
Kadina Hurt by Reports
THE Coronial Inquest into the events leading to the death of Alex Wildman has concluded. The focus of the inquest was on discovering what happened, not on assigning guilt. This was not how the inquest was reported. Headlines like 'Bullies killed...
Latest Interest Rate Hike Forces Belt-Tightening; Mortgage Holders to Feel Greatest Pain
Byline: Samantha Elley news@northernstar.com.au KYLIE GARRARD, of Lismore, and Kerryn Surwald, of Casino, are homeowners who know yesterday's 0.25 per cent rate rise by the Reserve Bank will have an adverse impact on their spending habits. "We've...
No More Bleating over Sheep Footy; RSPCA Clears Way for Return Matches
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au THE video referee has ruled. Sheep footy has been given the green light by the RSPCA after reviewing a video of the event from last month's Casino Show. Lismore-based RSPCA officer Alistair...
Noosa Win Opens Way for Pro Licence
Byline: Dave Kirkpatrick sport@northernstar.com.au COURTNEY GILFILLAN is on the verge of getting her licence - professional triathlon licence - after winning the women's Open section at the Noosa Triathlon. It was a commanding performance by...
No Sleep, Drugs, Alcohol - a Deadly Concoction; {lsquo}Micro Sleep' Driver Mistook Cyclist's Impact as an Animal
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au MINA NASHED, the teenage provisional driver whose rented truck struck and killed cyclist and popular children's fairy entertainer Milli O'Nair, was drinking at two Gold Coast nightclubs and went at...
Prevention Better Than Cure
WHILE storms can happen anywhere, at any time of the year, October marks the beginning of the Northern Rivers' storm season. Our region experiences numerous severe storms which can cause major damage - unroofing buildings and damaging trees and...
SCU Graduates Hit a Chord at Music Awards; Winner Sings the Praises of Uni Course
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au SOUTHERN Cross University contemporary music graduates Sean Peter and Alastair Ford have both won 2009 Screen Music Awards. In what was almost a trifecta for SCU graduates, three former...
Season Starts Now; Lord Mayor's Cup Takes Centre Stage in Speedway Tradition
Byline: Dennis Newlyn THE lights turn on again at Lismore Speedway Saturday night for the traditional season opener - the running of the V8 Dirt Modified Lord Mayor's Cup. Promoter David Lander will again be at the helm in his third season of...
Traffic Lights in Woodlark Street Would Cut Congestion
IT'S great to see that Woodlark Street is getting a much needed makeover. It certainly sounds like it will be a much more vibrant place to do business and create a focal point for the Lismore CBD. However, the plans for the upgrade of Woodlark Street...
Turning a Deaf Ear to Men in the Family
Byline: OVER THE FENCE FAY FARDON "WAZZAMATTA? Are ya deaf, mum?" That's what the men in my family ask when I don't hear what they're saying. Well, what would you expect, when I'm in another room, washing machine clattering on one side and clothes...

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