The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Articles from January 29, 2010

{Brothers Sign Top Recruits} {Leprechauns Sign Rugby Union Stars}; Union Converts Bolster Leprechauns' Ranks
Byline: Cameron Leslie cameronl @thechronicle.com.au BROTHERS are hoping an off-season rugby union raid will help them put an end to Valleys' recent domination of the Toowoomba Rugby League competition. The Leprechauns fell agonisingly short...
Build a Solid Career in Engineering or Construction
AS THE global financial crisis begins to turn and another critical skills shortage seems be looming on the horizon, jobs in construction and engineering are once again the hot topic. To make accessing these industries easier, Careers Australia Institute...
Comedy Reigns in Play; USQ Announces Dates for Shakespeare Festival
THE University of Southern Queensland's (USQ) Shakespeare in the Park Festival will return in March for another spectacular season under the stars. Now in its seventh year, the event has become a much-anticipated date on the cultural and social...
Hostess Aims for New Heights; Truscott Returns to Her Passion after Travelling around World
Byline: Jennifer Huxley jennifer.huxley @thechronicle.com.au FROM elite high jumper to flight attendant and back again - there is a satisfying sense of balance to Kristen Truscott's life story. Truscott, 28, has traipsed the world in both capacities,...
Nolan Delays Winter Call; Chakvetadze Decision on Hold until Doomben Run
Byline: GLEN McCULLOUGH glenm@thechronicle.com.au TRAINER Michael Nolan will delay a Winter Carnival decision on talented Toowoomba sprinter Chakvetadze until after her next race start tomorrow week at Doomben. Chakvetadze had her undefeated...
Softballer Receives Award for Dedication; Australia Day Honour Surprises Veteran Player
TOOWOOMBA softballer Karen Franke was flying more than one flag on Australia Day. While her fellow Australians celebrated their national day Franke received an official Australia Day Sports Award from the Highfields community for her service to...
Sports {Lsquo}tour' Proves to Be a Real Winner
WHAT a whirlwind. The Melbourne to Adelaide sporting extravaganza is complete. It included interviewing Roger Federer and Lance Armstrong and watching some top-class sport at the Australian Open and Tour Down Under. And no trip is complete without...
Stories Vanish with Demolished House
THE old house on the corner of Hume and Margaret Streets, diagonally across from the old Mr Steele swimming pool, was owned by Doctor Aneas McDonald in 1930s. He was alleged to be the owner of the first car in Toowoomba. His junior partner was...
Survey Proves City Offers More for Less; Toowoomba Ranks Second on Most Affordable List
Byline: Jim Campbell jim.campbell @thechronicle.com.au THE news that Toowoomba is ranked the second most affordable place to live in Australia came as no surprise to long-term resident and real estate agent Ian Knight. The Demographia International...
Turn Your Hand to Fire Twirling
IF YOU'VE ever marvelled at the dazzling spectacle created by fire twirlers, here's your chance to learn how it's done and take part in an exciting and skilled art form. Not only that, it's an activity that is intriguingly different from the more...
Williams Serves Up Real Shocker
WHO needs astronomers when you have the Australia Open? From the stars to the feeder satellite circuit, there is more than enough to keep your average astronomer happy. And then for the true galactic gazers, there are the planetary sightings....
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