The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from December 29, 2011

101 Reasons to Ring in 2012; Ballina Centenarian Set to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Style
Byline: Matt Meir Reporter BALLINA'S Cecil Goulding has every reason to have a wild New Year's Eve; this week is the 101st time he'll ring in the new year. Of course, having turned 100 on December 14, Mr Goulding is likely to keep his December...
Big, Dumb Firestorm Hits Eagle Farm
HE might not be the most intelligent galloper in the Robert Heathcote yard but lightly-raced gelding Firestorm proved at Eagle Farm yesterday that his galloping ability makes up for his lack of nous. Having just his third career start, Fire-storm...
Byron Skaters Pushing the Limits of the Law
SKATEBOARDERS know how to push the limits. Some of them push those limits too far when it comes to the law a like riding down Jonson St, Byron Bay, dodging and weaving through traffic. Like riding on local roads at night. Like obstructing pedestrians...
Couple Burnt by Bureaucracy; North Coast Community Housing Tears Up Rental Agreement Six Months Early in Wake of Fire
Byline: Terry Deefholts Reporter ALSTONVILLE couple Tom and Maree O'Grady feel they have been wronged. It's not the fact their fully furnished rental property in Main St, Wooli, was severely damaged by fire when a three-year-old boy decided to...
Don't Miss the Sales
EAGER shoppers bombard stores the day after Christmas to take advantage of the Boxing Day sales. But if you chose to avoid the mad rush or simply can't get enough of the post-Christmas bargains, many retailers are still offering discounts galore....
Egyptian-Born Funny Man Akmal Saleh Plays with His Own Words as He Brings His Memoir, the Life of Akmal, to the Stage. Akmal Saleh's Newmemoir Tells of a Life Lived in Laughter
AKMAL Saleh is always quick to tell his audience that a strict religious upbringing in Egypt seems a peculiar background for a stand-up comic. While he doesn't shy away from divulging personal details onstage, he has decided to put it all down on...
Filmmakers Showcase Their Queer Fruits
NOW in its third year, the Queer Fruits Film Festival is a Lismore event that is rapidly gaining a worldwide fan base. aWe've had entries from Romania to Korea, even from Iran, that had to be sent undercover,a says festival director Akkadia Ford....
Fury at Falls BASE Jumpers; Angry Reaction from National Parks after Video Posted on YouTube
Byline: Christian Morrow Reporter A VIDEO posted on You Tube showing three men BASE jumping from the Minyon Falls look- out platform has sparked an angry reaction from the National Parks and Wildlife Service. aThere can be long-term consequences...
Make the Dream Last a Lifetime; Some Big Decisions Await If Your Lotto Numbers Come Up
Byline: Gianna OBrien Reporter THERE'S only a few days left until the $31 million Lotto draw and it follows that millions of Australians are dreaming about how they will spend the money if their numbers come up. But that amount of money does...
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