The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Articles from November 6, 2010

Animals Are Nature's Alarms
WHEN the New Zealand city of Christchurch was rocked by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in September, it seems some four-legged forecasters knew what was shaking before humankind did. A search of the blogosphere reveals several tales of how dogs and...
Artist Returns to Her Artistic Roots
THE Mill Gallery invites all art enthusiasts to the November exhibition "Gorgeous Gorges" by Theodore artist Roz Glazebrook. The event will be supported by an Intimate Members Exhibition and will open at The Mill Gallery today at 6pm. Roz Glazebrook's...
Back Injury Won't Hold Marea Back
Byline: Amy Formosa Amy.Formosa@capnews.com.au LIVING with a severe spinal injury won't stop Marea Barker from pursuing her dreams. The former Rockhampton glamour girl, who has landed roles alongside the likes of Jodie Foster in Nim's Island,...
Cancer Survivor Wants Us to Think about Death
Byline: Adam Wratten adam.wratten@capnews.com.au Final chapter LAST year more than 150 people turned out for a euthanasia seminar organised by controversial doctor Philip Nitschke in Rockhampton. Following the meeting a voluntary euthanasia...
Caribeae Trio Qualify for National Open Water Championships
Byline: Guy Williams Guy.Williams@capnews.com.au SWIMMING: A trio of Caribeae swimmers has qualified for the Australian Open Water Championships in February following impressive swims at the recent State championships. John Kneen, Natalie Koehler...
Central Bank Outlook Suggests More Rises
WITH a set of economic forecasts little different from six months ago, Australia's central bank is signalling the likelihood of further rises in the cash rate, and probably more than most expect. The bottom line from the quarterly statement on monetary...
,CyThe Curry Night' Was an Event for All Nations
WHEN the Salvation Army (Capricorn Region) kicked off its first "The Curry Night" at its Park Street complex, North Rockhampton, in February, Captain Peter McGuigan had no idea what a phenomenal success these gatherings for all nations would become....
Dedicated Workers Honoured
TEN local employees, who have displayed outstanding qualities on the job, have been presented with Rotary Club of Rockhampton Pride of Workmanship awards. During Rotary's Vocational Service Month (October) the Rotary Club of Rockhampton hosted its...
Eighteen Hopefuls Will Be Chasing the Big Bonus Bucks
Byline: Tony McMahon tmbsport@capnews.com.au RACING: It seems after a glut of recent racing, resulting in down-sized local race fields, the horses are coming back to Rockhampton races next Thursday. The good news is that 108 entries were received...
Even the Threat of Violence Can Invoke a DVO
IN QUEENSLAND, the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 1989 provides protection to a person against violence committed or threatened in a spousal, intimate personal, family or informal care relationship. Below are some commonly asked questions...
Fisher Shares Her Ups and Downs with Martin
A QUIET Word With... is an occasional series of one-on-one conversations between Tony Martin and a high- profile entertainer, and in this episode with actress, writer and one-time Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher. "I started doing nightclub work at...
Gazania Blankets Region in Flowers; Cooler Summers and Milder Winters Produce Stunning Displays
THE much cooler summers and milder winters over the last few years have seen some plants perform even better in the garden. A drive around most towns in Central Queensland will reveal many stunning floral displays. In the last week a colourful daisy...
Home on Range Is beyond Compare; One-of-a-Kind Home Is in High Demand from Buyers across State
Byline: Amy Formosa Amy.Formosa@capnews.com.au PENNY Keating knows what the inside of hundreds of Rockhampton homes look like and she says this rare property on The Range is among the best. On a 2123 square metre block, Ms Keating said it was...
LimeWire Crushed by Court Decision; Keeping It Legal When Downloading
INTERESTINGLY, last time we talked about viruses and this week's article is about the death of LimeWire, which is a peer-to-peer source of music, movies and viruses. Firstly, what is LimeWire? You could ask almost any teenager and get a curious...
Make a Bee-Line Here for All the Weekend Action
Today 8am-noon: Camp Quality's markets and car boot sale at Conaghan Park, Gracemere. Variety of markets including home cooking, jewellery, plants, sausage sizzle. 9am-noon: Rockhampton Uniting Church car boot and market sale at its hall opposite...
Man Gets Two Years' Jail for Assault during Siege at Home
Byline: Liam Butterworth Liam.Butterworth@capnews.com.au A ROCKHAMPTON man whose overnight siege at a Stickley Street home in June last year resulted in him being shot four times by police has been sentenced to two years' jail. Kieron Jay Oates,...
MP Vows to Oppose Fly-In Fly-Out Plans; Livermore Applauds Moranbah's Campaign
Byline: Adrian Taylor adrian.taylor@capnews.com.au KIRSTEN Livermore vowed yesterday to do all she could to counter the potential scourge of fly-in fly-out workforces in Central Queensland's booming mining industry. The Capricornia MP met union...
New Brew Reflects QLD Taste
Byline: Amy Formosa Amy.Formosa@capnews.com.au LIKE a proud new dad, Wayne Goodman helped bring another beer into the world. The Rockhampton beer drinker thinks ait's pretty coola he played a part in helping to formulate the Great Northern a...
Powerful Lift for Rocky Teen; Coombs Wins Prestigious Event at Townsville
Byline: Guy Williams Guy.Williams@capnews.com.au POWER LIFTING: Tim Coombs is one powerful man and now he has the credentials to prove it. Coombs, 19, muscled his way to the top at the prestigious John Hill Cup power lifting event in Townsville...
Ratepayers Want Road Fixed; Coowonga Road a Death Trap and the Worst It's Ever Been, Say Irate Residents
Byline: Adrian Taylor adrian.taylor@capnews.com.au DEAN Hinton says the dirt roads around his Coowonga home are killing his car and are a death trap in the wet. "I've gone through three sets of shock absorbers since Christmas," he said yesterday...
Rolling in Toys for Kids for Christmas
THEY may seem like tough bikies as they thunder down the highway, but when it comes to kids at Christmas they are just pussy cats. Steve Sagnol, secretary of the Ulysses Club Capricornia Branch, is urging regional motorbike enthusiasts and the general...
Rural Health on Top of List for Johnson
Byline: Alister Thomson Alister.Thomson@capnews.com.au FORMER Theodore resident and new chief executive of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) Jenny Johnson says the current political climate provides an opportunity to boost rural...
Shane Sports Massive Mo for a Great Cause
WHAT a "fully sick" mo. Rockhampton larrikin Shane Smith was snapped at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday with his stand-out new look. While he says it's not yet complete, he shaved off his bushy beard to support the moustache growing annual charity...
Shrek's Unhealthy Interest GRAPE EXPECTATIONS by Max Crus
AS the CEO of the Crus Bank of Australia, I would just like to say how ridiculous it is of the coalition's cartoon character for business propriety to say $5 billion is excessive. Isn't Malcolm the spokesman for excess wealth? Doesn't Shrek realise...
Sorting the Quickest Youngsters
Byline: Alan Kennedy Alan.Kennedy@capnews.com.au GREYHOUNDS: Twenty-eight runners across four heats should sort out which are the quickest young greyhounds coming through the grades. The 4th/5th grade sprints provide a highlight in this afternoon's...
Switching Banks Expensive; Moving over to a Different Lender Not Worth the Savings for Mortgagees
THE cost of switching between home loans is likely to outweigh the savings. State charges alone can be double or triple the difference between the most expensive and cheapest standard variable mortgages among the big banks. Then there are exit...
Trusting Draws Tough Task for Emirates Stakes: Jockey
Byline: MARK RYAN of AAP JAMES Winks will have to produce a gun ride from his wide draw if Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm is to claim today's Group One Emirates Stakes at Flemington with Trusting. Winks said trainer John Thompson and connections...
Try out Your Hand at Arts
IF YOU have ever wanted to try your hand at some form of art or craft, the opportunity is about to present itself. The Capricorn Coast Society of Arts is holding a celebration of art with its inaugural Capricorn Coast Arts in the Park Festival....
Turtle Hospital Wins Accolades Xxxxxxx
JOY and heartbreak swim side by side at Reef HQ Aquarium's fledgling turtle hospital in Townsville. Despite the best of intentions and staff skills, not all injured and sick turtles brought in will survive to be rehabilitated and released into the...
Upbeat Lowy Hails Economy; Westfield Boss Predicts Glowing Future for the Nation
AUSTRALIA'S richest man is as upbeat about the nation's economy as he is about hosting football's World Cup. Describing Australia's economic performance as "nothing short of miraculous", Frank Lowy predicted a glowing future for a nation in the...
Why Should I Attend the Licorice Property Investor Workshop?
EVERY day when I talk to clients about property investment, I'm asked all sorts of questions based on fears that people have. Why should I invest when the government will pay me a pension? Won't my super be enough? What if I get a bad tenant?...
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