The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Articles from September 19, 2009

Agent Ranks Number One
ROB Murphy of Toowoomba has been named the best PRDnationwide real estate agent in Australia. He was named the number one agent from 130 offices around the country when the PRDnationwide group gathered for their national awards on the Gold Coast....
American Rockers Look Forward to Taking Next Musical Steps
NEW YORK: Chicago-based punk-pop rockers Fall Out Boy have garnered a variety of music awards and mainstream success for upbeat albums such as 2005's From Under the Cork Tree, featuring the breakout hit Sugar, W e're Goin Down and 2007's Infinity on...
APN Print Crew Enjoys National Accolades
Byline: Joanne Marsh joanne.marsh@thechronicle.com.au THE Chronicle print crew has won the prestigious PANPA (Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association) Award for Technical Excellence (newspapers printed on a single width press) for the second...
{A Tribute to a Skid Row Poet} {A Tribute to a Skid Row Poet}
Byline: Noel Russell, a former Deputy Editor and Chief-of-Staff of The Chronicle HE SLEPT under bridges, in parks and in bus shelters and occasionally went into the care of the Salvation Army to dry out. He was a hopeless alcoholic but named...
Borrowing Suits Investors with Assets, Solid Income
BORROWING is the best way to create wealth. The system in Australia is biased against leaving your money in the bank, because there is no capital gain and you face tax of up 46.5 per cent on the earnings. However, if you borrow for investment,...
Brothers Turn Focus to Cowboys
Byline: Cameron Leslie cameronl @thechronicle.com.au IT'S been a big week for the Brothers Leprechauns. While they opened the week fighting a losing battle on the field against Valleys last Sunday, they spent the rest of the week taking up arms...
'Bushy' Makes Time for Family and Rural Life; Obituary
KEITH Thomas Caldicott was a man with a passion for rural life. A bushy at heart, he was well-known for his generosity of time and dedication to helping the community. Born in Pittsworth on May 11, 1944, Keith was the eldest of five children...
Carnival of Flowers 'Hi-Jinks' Leave Lasting Memory on Float Participant
I'VE always thought the old O'Brien's Defiance Mills should have sponsored the Carnival which would then be known as the "Carnival of Flours". Come on, what better way for the Carnival to make some serious dough, although such sponsorship could...
Carnival of Flowers Puts a Special Spring in Our Step
IT'S that time of the year when those of us lucky enough to live here have a special spring in our step. There is probably no better or more beautiful place to be than in Toowoomba when the Carnival of Flowers is up and running. This is year...
Child Porn Pervert Admits Being Abused; Judge Orders 15 Months Jail, Parole after Three Months
Byline: Peter Hardwick peterh @thechronicle.com.au INTERNET users who accessed child pornography sites provided a market for the corruption and exploitation of young children, a judge told Laidley man Michael Thomas Mayvald yesterday. Mayvald,...
Content Couple Celebrates Milestone with Family
Byline: Joanne Marsh joanne.marsh@thechronicle.com.au AUBYN and Ruth Janetzki have shared just about everything in their lives. Not only have they shared 65 years of marriage but they attended the same primary school, had the same teacher, went...
Couple Reflects on Family Life
Byline: Joanne Marsh joanne.marsh@thechronicle.com.au THE year 1957, and in particular that year's Carnival of Flowers, was a memorable one for Cary Moore. He completed his five-year apprenticeship as a builder, turned 21 and met the love of...
Darling Downs Players Lace-Up for QAFL Final
TOOWOOMBA'S Tyson Upton will post his 100th senior match for Morningside tomorrow as he heads a three-man Darling Downs connection in the 2009 QAFL grand final against Mt Gravatt. Upton, a graduate of Downlands College, will be joined in the Morningside...
Garden City Is Blooming Great in Spring
UNLIKE the gradual unfurling that takes place in southern Australia, spring in Toowoomba is irresistibly intense. One week everything remains snugly tucked away for winter, then the first bit of warmer weather hits and bang, the whole city erupts...
Gelding's Hot Streak No Dream; Toowoomba Galloper Aims for Fourth Straight Victory
Byline: GLEN McCULLOUGH glenm@thechronicle.com.au PHIL Cox never dreamed he would one day train a horse good enough to win three successive races in Brisbane. So this afternoon - at a little after 4 o'clock - he might just have to pinch himself...
Island Dreams; There's Nowhere like the Amazing Whitsundays to Get Your Spirit Soaring and Your Sense of Adventure Pumping, Julie McGlone Discovers
THERE'S been a lot of excitement up the Whitsundays way recently. Ben, the "Best Job in the World" caretaker, has been busy blogging and talking about the joint to the whole global community; international visitors are discovering our 74 islands...
Katsidis Takes Low-Key Approach to Title Fight
Byline: Cameron Leslie cameronl @thechronicle.com.au TOOWOOMBA boxer Michael Katsidis has spent most of his fight build-up trying to avoid the spotlight. His opponent has been the complete opposite and Katsidis believes that will work in his...
{Latest Art Exhibitions Explore} {Concepts of Fantasy, Philosophy and Idealism}
GROUP exhibitions and a solo show with carefully grouped images provide a wealth of material that offers fantasy and philosophy, as well as a fascinating sharing of experience. The Cam Robertson Gallery at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery is presenting...
Mardi Gras of Flowers?
TOOWOOMBA Regional Council's "good times" portfolio chief Joe Ramia raised a few chuckles at the launch of the Ergon Energy Flower, Food and Wine Festival on Thursday night. Cr Ramia, who said he preferred his current portfolio (Tourism, Events...
Mitsubishi Launches 2010 Lancer Line-Up
Byline: Marion Raats MITSUBISHI Motors Australia Limited introduced new 2010 model year upgrades across the popular Lancer range this week. Featuring interior and exterior style changes, safety and technology upgrades, and the addition of a special...
Movie Clippings: Your Guide to What's Hot at the Box Office
UP (PG) Grand Central CARL Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Junior Wilderness...
New iPod Nano Hits the Shelves
SAN FRANCISCO: The iPod Nano has been Apple's bestseller, moving 110 million units with its promise of easy music listening in a slim package. But Apple believes the era of dedicated devices is waning, and the Nano is a good example of how Apple...
New Salon Specialises in Beautiful Blondes
Byline: Marion Raats THE Garden City's newest premier hair salon not only offers exclusive service by award-winning stylists, it also specialises in creating and maintaining beautiful blondes. Herself a blonde, Minx Contemporary Hair Boutique...
{Readers Share Their } {Visions for Toowoomba }; We Asked Readers to Respond to Professor Peter Swannell, Peter Taylor, MPs Kerry Shine, Mike Horan and Ian Macfarlane's Ideas about the Future of Our City
REGARDING Mayor Peter Taylor's positive vision of Toowoomba. I would agree that Toowoomba is a wonderful place to live and work. Politicians will only sell their vision not reality. For instance, the new airline service linking Toowoomba with Brisbane...
Replica Floats to Steal Focus of Parade; Seniors, Volunteers Make 20,000-Plus Paper Flowers
Byline: Louise O'Keeffe louise.okeeffe @thechronicle.com.au THE sight of a replica float from 1954, covered with more than 20,000 paper flowers, rolling down Ruthven Street will be just one of the highlights at the Grand Central Floral Parade today....
SMS Your View
* Jay Nauss - thanks for reminding us of the real Ted Kennedy. * Most food places have their own hand washing basins as this is cleaner than public ones * I too have seen workers in the food industry go to the toilets and not wash their hands....
{Thriller Takes New Approach to } {the 'Dangers' of Technology}
FIRST the computer. Then email, tiny cell phones and the Internet. Today, sexy robotic surrogates fill in for their less attractive human counterparts - regular people who no longer have to venture out into the real world themselves. In the world...
TRL Winners
TRL Player of the Year: Daniel Marsh (Gatton) 37 points. Top 10: Daniel Marsh (Gatton) 37 points, Sam Hannant (Brothers) 31 points, Trevor Sharpley (Newtown) 28 points, Steven O'Leary (Brothers) 26 points, Nick Walker (Dalby) 24 points, Matt Duggan...
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