The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Articles from July 22, 2009

Children Wrapped in Web of Fear Need Help
STRANGE as it may seem, some of the sickest kids often go unnoticed. They don't act out their problems and destroy things, they don't crave attention, they don't back answer, they just have a nasty habit of swallowing their problems and are in danger...
Dorothy's Ancestors Come to Life at New Museum
Dorothy the Dinosaur will be making an appearance at the Empire Theatre towards the end of September. That's about 95 million years after her relatives roamed around the western Queensland area. You might have read about Banjo, Matilda and Clancy,...
Eisteddfod Results
RECORDER SOLO - Primary Years 6/7: Daniel Holmes 1, 85; Lachlan Porter 2, 81; Jack White 3, 80; Rianna Jenkinson HC, 79 RECORDER SOLO - Primary Year 5 or under: Tamika Hopkins 2, 73; Sharna Birt 3, 69 RECORDER DUET - Primary Year 7: Lucy Evans...
Four Corners Report Highlights Mining Issues
Byline: Callum Johnson callum.johnson@thechronicle.com.au AGFORCE Queensland's senior policy advisor Drew Wagner was one of many who watched the battle between farmers and mining companies unfold on Monday night's screening of Four Corners. While...
Harness Racing Shows Signs of Possible Return
Byline: GLEN McCULLOUGH glenm@thechronicle.com.au EFFORTS to reintroduce harness racing to the Darling Downs received another boost on Monday night when lighting for the newly constructed Toowoomba Showgrounds track was tested successfully. The...
Literacy Test 'Quick-Fix' Approach, Says Academic; Issues Too Complex for Simplistic Solution
THE introduction of a literacy test as a gatekeeper to the profession of teaching is too simplistic a solution for the problem of children's poor performance in literacy, according to a University of Southern Queensland (USQ) academic. Faculty of...
Man, 36, Savagely Beaten for Rent Money; Random Gang Bashing Leaves Victim Hospitalised
Byline: Lacey Burley lacey.burley @thechronicle.com.au POLICE are hunting three offenders who bashed a man, breaking his nose and teeth, during a sickening assault and robbery in Newtown early yesterday morning. Toowoomba Police sergeant Bill...
McMonagle Fires Up to 'Beat the Americans'; Swimmer Set to Leave All in His Wake
Byline: Jennifer Huxley jennifer.huxley @thechronicle.com.au THERE is a universal mantra for all Australian athletes and Toowoomba masters swimmer Peter McMonagle is happy to admit he has made it one of his own. Ask any Aussie what their aim...
Pepper Fight Accusation Sparks Punch; Magistrate Issues $800 Fine
Byline: Peter Hardwick peterh@thechronicle.com.au AN unblemished record was blotted when Brendan John Holmes punched a pub bouncer who had wrongly accused him of being involved in a pepper fight, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard yesterday. Holmes,...
Stewart Prepares to Quit; Turf Club Chairman to End 21 Years at Helm
Byline: GLEN McCULLOUGH glenm@thechronicle.com.au TOOWOOMBA racing will witness the end of an era when turf club chairman Neville Stewart steps down from his position next month. Stewart's colourful 21-year tenure as the head of Clifford Park...
USQ Fullback Cleared of Injury
Byline: GLEN McCULLOUGH glenm@thechronicle.com.au USQ will decide later this week whether Andre Van Staden will line up in Saturday's round 12 Risdon Cup clash with St George after the fullback was cleared of serious injury following Saturday's...
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