Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from April 15, 2010

Armstrong Slams US Space Plan
NEIL Armstrong Co the first human to set foot on the moon Co has lashed out at US President Barack Obama's decision to axe NASA plans to return to the moon, describing the move as C[pounds sterling]devastatingC[yen] to the US space program. Armstrong...
Blessed by Bats?
BLESSED are the forest-makers. Dracula author Bram Stoker, along with a handful of fruit farmers and annoyed residents, may have given bats a bad name, but as far as anyone in the know is concerned, fruit bats or flying foxes are the last bastion...
Bundy Put Down after Boy Savaged; Max, 2, Recovering in Hospital after Mauling
Byline: Nikkii Joyce TODDLER Max Rayner is the victim of another savage Coast dog attack after the two-year-old boy was mauled by a family pet at his Nambour home yesterday. The little fellow was playing on the back veranda of his Park Road home...
Coast Man in Coma after One-Punch Fight
Byline: Nikkii Joyce A 27-YEAR-OLD Alexandra Headland man was fighting for his life last night after he was apparently felled by a single punch outside a popular Mooloolaba nightspot early yesterday. Police were keen to interview a man about...
Coast Speedster Gets a Flying Start; Teenager Wins All Three Races in Superbikes Opening Round
Byline: TOM THREADINGHAM MOTOR SPORTS: Sunshine Coast superbike rider Lincoln Gilding has launched himself off the start line and to the top of the table in the first round of the Australian Superbike Championships (ASBK). Gilding had a clean...
Festival Celebrates Life; Family Remembers Loved One with a Weekend of Sweet Soul Music
Byline: ALAN LANDER IT would have been Rachael Gillespie's 21st birthday in 2002, but she never even made it to her first. That year her parents, Marg and Dave, decided to celebrate what would have been Rachel's coming-of-age, even though she...
Film Mines History for Tale of Diggers Cast Suffers Tunnel Vision; Australian Comes Up with a True Underground War Movie
Byline: Nathanael Cooper THERE have been many films made about wars over the years. From epics such as Saving Private Ryan, dramatisations including Pearl Harbor and classics of the ilk of Gallipoli, we are a society that loves looking back on...
Footballers, Grog Dangerous Mix
MR Langer and his family (thanks to his actions) have apparently suffered severe embarrassment over his three-times-over-the-limit drink-driving indiscretion. He has retained his job with no conviction recorded. This was another tragedy waiting...
It's Time to Ditch the Double Standard on Double Chins
YOU fat bastards. While the Rudd government looks set to hit smokers in the hip pocket with another tax rise, you fat bastards are left unscathed despite obesity leapfrogging smoking as the leading cause of premature death in Australia. Anyone...
On Track to Stardom
Byline: Nikkii Joyce nikkii.joyce@scnews.com.au KULANGOOR budding actress Renita Vermeulen is on track to stardom. So big are her plans that she hopes the success of that aothera Vermeulen, racing champion brother Chris, will pale in comparison....
Parking Officers Lacking PR Skills
Byline: mark bode "GESTAPOa parking meter officers have been accused of driving business away from Bulcock Street in Caloundra. Businesses on the street claimed yesterday they continually received complaints from customers over the behaviour...
Should Timber Plantations Be Developed for Housing to Save the Coast's More Important Environmental Areas?
PROBABLY one of the more sensible ideas as pine plantations are an environmental disaster anyway. Upgrade the railway/service/parking to/at Landsborough to help keep the highway traffic down a bit and I can't see too many losers out of this. The...
When Sport Has Hell to Pay
THE other night I woke up screaming. Nothing unusual about that. I'd had a vision of Hell ... not that one where I have the chance to score the winning try for the Kangaroos at Old Trafford after Mal Meninga makes a burst up field with only seconds...
Workers Miss out in Firm's $1.9M Demise
Byline: Owen Jacques owen.jacques@scnews.com.au FIGURES released yesterday show failed Mudjimba firm Design Landscapes owed almost $2 million when it was put into voluntary liquidation. In details obtained exclusively by the Daily, the demise...
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