Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from January 8, 2009

A Tale of Mice and Men
MATTHEW Broderick is the voice of Despereaux in The Tale of Despereaux, now showing on the Sunshine Coast. Q: What convinced you to accept the role of Despereaux? A: I liked the story, and then I saw that Dustin Hoffman and the rest of this wonderful...
Aussie Open Hopes Are All in the Poo
It's January and so all eyes that are not on Ana Ivanovic are on which overseas player they fancy to win the Australian Open this year. The only unwritten certainty these days is - it won't be an Aussie. We haven't had any home-grown hero to...
Avoid the Wait, Stay Well; AMA Chief-Elect Warns Situation Will Deteriorate Further
Byline: Bill Hoffman COAST hospitals are operating at 100% capacity almost all the time and that is why the average wait to be transferred from emergency to a bed at Nambour General is more than seven hours. Australian Medical Association president-elect...
Battlelines Drawn; Managers in One Corner, Residents in the Other
Byline: MARK BODE THE gloves have come off at Nambour Caravan Park. A group of enraged residents and the park's equally irate managers are slugging it out in a no-holds-barred pitched battle. Residents say they are fighting the oppressive...
Clueless Pup Steals Hearts
Byline: Phil Villarreal PIXAR masterpieces aside, it's been quite a while since Disney cranked out an animated movie worthy of its fairy-dust-sprinkled-castle logo. Disney's drought has lasted about 14 years, since Lion King (1994) roared its...
{Coast Couple Caught Up in Scam} {Couple Bailed on Fraud Charges}
A SUNSHINE Coast husband and wife have allegedly been caught up in a $4.3 million Nigerian fraud scam after initially being victims themselves. In Maroochydore Magistrates Court yesterday, Malcolm James Maiden, 48, successfully applied for bail...
Complaints Come for RE Agents
Byline: Blythe Seinor blythe.seinor@scnews.com.au THE majority of Sunshine Coast real estate agents do the right thing, but there are exceptions. That was the call yesterday from Real Estate Institute of Queensland Sunshine Coast chair Jean Hamer...
Kelsey Keen for New Start to Rep Career
Byline: Peter Gardiner AUSTRALIAN bowls most exciting young talent, Coolum's Kelsey Cottrell is back and gone - all at the same time. As word came through that she was in the Australian squad for this year, after a six-month self-imposed exile...
Newcome Looks to Youth
Byline: Jon Tuxworth jon.tuxworth@scnews.com.au FOR Gary Newcome football isn't just a game, it's a lifelong passion. It's pretty safe to say he's the only bloke on the Coast who regularly watched two local league games on a Saturday night last...
Putting the Bite on Rabies; Local Girl Signs Agreement to Save Indian Lives
Byline: Bill Hoffman A FORMER Burnside High student has signed a ground-breaking agreement, with the Indian government, which may one day free the country of rabies. Vets Beyond Borders president Dr Catherine Schuetze will begin working this...
RACQ Attacks Fuel Price; Independents {Lsquo}reluctant' to Push Pump Prices Lower
PETROL prices on the Sunshine Coast are being inflated by at least five cents a litre, according to the RACQ. The state's peak motoring body said yesterday that problems at Caltex's Brisbane refinery and motorists' general relief at prices coming...
Seven Pounds Earning Interest
NO name in lights was more pleasing to US theatre owners in 2008 than Will Smith, according to a survey of American movie exhibitors. Smith, star of Hancock and Seven Pounds, was voted the star who generated the most box-office revenue for theatres...
Sometimes There's No Place like (a) Home
Byline: Blythe Seinor blythe.seinor@scnews.com.au SOME were playful, others were shy and a few simply slept through their photo shoot yesterday . But they all had one thing in common. Every cat, kitten, puppy and dog at Sippy Creek Animal...
Upside-Down Horror
AT its heart, Igor is a story of hope and how the most unlikely people can change the world. For screenwriter Chris McKenna, it all began with a simple idea. A lifelong fan of horror films, he set out to create a riff on Frankenstein and other...
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