Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from October 28, 2011

Aussie Open Boosted
GOLF: The decision to co-sanction the Women's Australian Open with the US LPGA Tour next year has been welcomed by defending champion Yani Tseng and Australian star Karrie Webb. The Open, boasting prizemoney of about $1.1 million, will be staged...
Bad Day on Water Ends Up in Court
ANDREW Colin Earle would probably have sold his boat four years ago if he had avoided breaking his buyer's back. Earle, 44, took Barry France out on the water to show him features of the boat he was trying to sell. All was going swimmingly until...
Beware the Jack Attack
TOTALLY HOOKED Mark and Matthew Planck THE hot conditions we've experienced the past two weekend and summer-storm-like afternoons definitely have had the jacks on the prowl throughout the Sunshine Coast estuaries. The presence of massive schools...
Chasing a Sixth Win in Eyeline Gorman Sets Sights on Noosa Title; Olympian Wants Noosa Crown Back
Byline: PATRICK WILLIAMS TRIATHLON: Melissa Gorman is just happy to be home. Her passport has been stamped more times this year than she cares to remember, after her visits to China, the UK and the US for international swimming meets. Finding...
Church Does Not Treat Gays with the Love Taught by Jesus
IS it just me or does everyone wish the world a lifetime of love, regardless of the flavour? Queensland parliament has had a crack at legalising same-sex partnerships. It's not marriage per se. It's a civil union, allowing all couples to rubber...
Coroner Says Drink Killed Amy
AMY Winehouse drank herself to death. That was the ruling of a coroner's inquest into the death of the Grammy-winning soul singer, who died with empty vodka bottles in her room and lethal amounts of alcohol in her blood Co more than five times the...
Could James Be Our Next Rove?
Byline: KRISTY MUIR ALL ABOUT JAMES The James McKay Show will premiere on 31 Digital on November 18 at 10pm Repeats of the show are scheduled for Mondays at 10.30pm To find out more about James, go to www. facebook.com/pages/ The-James-McKay-Show...
Cup Reveals a Mixed Bag; Gems Litter the Pooat Rugby's Showpiece
SLATTS ON FRIDAY Peter Slattery ALL world cups, especially the high-profile ones, no matter how much C[pounds sterling]spinC[yen], will always highlight all the good and bad in the sport. Can't help that Co sports are what they are. So it...
,CyPay Deal May Mean Fewer Cops'
THE Queensland police commissioner cannot guarantee frontline policing will not be affected when 250 civilian jobs are cut to fund a pay rise for officers. The Queensland Police Service plans to offer voluntary retirement packages to 250 civilian...
,CySir Robbo' Revived for Hobart
THE storm tormented Tasman Sea is certainly not the place to discuss the events of the day over a quiet lunch, but apparently no one has told the legendary veteran skipper Bob Robertson. Some time ago the self-appointed C[pounds sterling]knight...
Defending Champion Goes for Four in a Row
Byline: Patrick Williams patrick.williams@scnews.com.au ATHLETICS: Collis Birmingham is the first to admit he is not in the same shape as this time last year. However, the 26-year-old defending champion warns no one should count him out ahead...
Dog Owners Who Take Their Pooch with Them to an Outdoor Dining Area Face an On-the-Spot Fine
THIS is the most ridiculous law; having coffee with your beloved pet outside shouldn't be a problem and is not a health hazard. Dogs are part of a family and need daily exercise and this is just excluding them. I mean sitting at outdoor dining at...
Firms Tough It out; Business Struggles but Outlook for Future Remains Upbeat
Byline: Janine Hill SUNCOAST Forklifts general manager Michael Wood has noticed that times are tougher, but he is not alone. The latest Sunshine Coast Business Confidence Survey released yesterday has found that local businesses continue to feel...
Gays Told to Respect Traditions
A QUEENSLAND MP who will oppose a push to legalise same-sex civil unions says he is no homophobe and is actually being discriminated against by heterophobics. A private members bill Co the Civil Partnerships Bill Co was introduced to parliament...
Hormones Thwart Bid to Fight Flab
ANY dieter knows that it is hard to keep off weight you have lost. Now an Australian study has found that even a year after dieters have shed a good chunk of weight quickly, their hormones are still crying out, C[pounds sterling]Eat! Eat! Eat!C[yen]...
Jail Time for Coast's $8M Drug Trafficker
Byline: RAE WILSON ONE of the Sunshine Coast's biggest drug traffickers, who turned over $6 million to $8 million in 10 years, has been jailed for 11 years. Paul Cameron Stainer, 39, made an estimated $1.16 million profit selling speed between...
Join the Crowd and Walk for Daniel
1. THE official Day for Daniel today will see an estimated one million people around Australia remember the Coast's Daniel Morecombe, who was murdered on his way to buy Christmas presents on December 7, 2003. They will show their support for keeping...
Long Road to the Top; Coast Surfer Decides to Make a Movie on Tour in Effort to Lure Sponsors
IN THE SPOTLIGHT with Mitch Surman SUNSHINE Coast longboarding star Mitch Surman is aiming to get past the first round of a world tour event for the first time when he competes in Italy next month, but of more importance to the 20-year-old...
Missing Horse Rider Found Safe in Forest
Byline: Nikkii Joyce nikkii.joyce@scnews.com.au IT WAS a track the 26-year-old Kenilworth woman and horse Cookie had travelled at least three times a week. But the thick shrub and forest area of Cambroon, 37km north-west of Maleny, were too much...
Moroney's Confident; Sabrage Looking Good for Derby
Byline: ROBERT WINDMILL of AAP DERBY FACTS First run in 1855 when won by Rose Of May, the Victoria Derby is six years older than the Melbourne Cup and one of the oldest races in the world. Six favourites have won in the past two decades with...
Noosa Camp a Dream for Disabled Tourists
Byline: GAIL FORRER NOOSA is set to launch a tourism first with the construction of camping grounds catering to people with disabilities, planned for completion in May, 2013. House With No Steps Queensland manager John Jensen (pictured) said...
Runs Dry Up in Damp; Wickets Fall as Few Show Will to Persist
PLAYERS' hopes for a dry summer of quick fields and hard wickets may be changing to just wishing for the odd clear spell to hold a match. If the first three days of the new season, plus a less than optimistic long-term forecast, are signs, last...
Stoyle Pushes for World Title; Coast Surfer Looks the Goods in Brazil
ARNETTE ASP WORLD JUNIOR Round 1: Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 16.03, Monik Santos (BRA) 14.00, Wendy Guimaraes (BRA) 6.07 Round 3: Dimmity Stoyle (AUS) 17.17 def. Wendy Guimares (BRA) 8.50 SURFING: Buderim's Dimity Stoyle has moved a step closer to...
Student Seeks Good Result at Tri Inspired to Shine; Coast Uni Student Sees a Chance to Raise Profile at Noosa Tri
Byline: Mark Bode TRIATHLON: Much of her time is spent with her head buried in books, studying how to improve sporting performance, but for promising Sunshine Coast triathlete and uni student Chloe Turner, studying the opposition is just as important....
Swindle Almost Crushes Company; HOW A COAST MUM STOLE $300K
Byline: KIERAN CAMPBELL A TRUSTED bookkeeper has swindled $300,000 from under the noses of a family-owned Mooloolaba company. Mum Lee-Ann Davis, 40, was a close friend of the brothers who owned M and B Rigging, where she worked for four years. ...
That Mercer Name Bobs Up Again
TRIATHLON: The Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival began on the striking shores of Noosa Main Beach on Wednesday afternoon with the annual Endura Run Swim Run. More than 250 competitors, ranging in age from seven to 70, took to the white sand and...
They're a Law Unto Themselves
SO THE school at New Farm has banned the one reason our generation went to school Co Red Rover is no more. Straight off the bus and onto the oval where the city kids had been playing this violent game for the past hour or so. If we were lucky we could...
Tiger's Selection Backed by Day
Byline: Robert Grant of AAP GOLF: Australia's top golfer, Jason Day, admits the selection of Tiger Woods in the US Presidents Cup team is a C[pounds sterling]touchy subjectC[yen]. Woods' early selection by US captain Fred Couples, who overlooked...
Top Chef to Instruct at Montville
FOOD BITES with Shirley Sinclair THE Freestyle Escape Outdoor Cooking School next month welcomes celebrity chef and restaurateur Matt Wilkinson. Owner of Melbourne restaurant Pope Joan, Wilkinson will be instructing guests on Saturday, November...
Triathlon Fan Forced onto the Sideline
Byline: KRISTY MUIR THE countdown is on to this year's Noosa Triathlon. And while thousands of competitors fine tune their preparation for the big race, one regular face in the event will have to be content with cheering from the sidelines. ...
Veteran Skittles Thunder
CRICKET: A five-wicket burst in two overs from veteran Caloundra bowler Cam Muir has pulled the handbrake on Tewantin's run to victory in round three of the Johnston Brothers' T20 Knockout. The Thunder was in the driver's seat at 4-92, needing 18...
Watch for Signs of Summer
NOT a particularly flash week for waves but the mix of NE and SW winds did bring us a temporary beachie or two. It also brought a plague of dreaded bluebottles in some places. A sure sign that summer is approaching. FYI: The BOM is predicting...
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