The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Articles from April 17, 2014

Best Writing Inspired by Worst Times; MARY ANN ELLIOTT Reviews Penguin Books Australia's Set of 10 War-Themed Books Published to Commemorate the Centenary of the First World War
Anzac to Amiens AUSTRALIAN Charles Bean was appointed war correspondent with the Australian Imperial Force in 1914 and filled countless notebooks for the next five years of the war. He edited the Official History of the Great War and was instrumental...
Bite Reminds Us of Fallen World
MOSQUITOES seem a little more active around Toowoomba than usual. My granddaughter asked, "Why did God create mosquitoes?" Good question - especially since mosquito bites also spread diseases such as malaria. I did some research to see if these...
Caulfield Comment Continued
RACE ONE INKULU (Anthony Freedman) 2c By Denman - Greeting (1:0-0-0): Not on best behaviour before start 1/2 len 4th (58.0) Bullpit 1000m M Valley 2yo Hcp dead trk Mar 29. He missed the start after being fractious on debut but soon positioned close...
Clifford Park Comment Continued
RACE ONE FRIGHTENING BOLT (M G Nolan) 3g (1:0-0-1): lg hd 3/4 len 3rd 54Rowa's Mark 54, Zaha County 57 1200m Toowoomba 3yo Mdn Plate deadtrk April 5. ISLAND EMPIRE (Neil Hocking) 3g (1:0-0-0): 11-3/4 len 4th 58.5Twisted Mountain 59 1000m E Farm...
Country Race Fields
ROMA Saturday 1._ MAIDEN HANDICAP, 1000m, 1.30: 1 Spirit Beat (2) Jessikah-Lee Brand (a4) 60.0, 2 Thyanno (7) M. McGillivray (a2) 58.5, 3 Bert's Legacy (3) Rebecca Kerwin 57.0, 4 Craiglea Nova (6) J. Buckley 56.0, 5 Craiglea Zeta (1) 56.0, 6...
Dragons Must Play to Whistle
LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN TONY DURKIN SEVERAL adages spring to mind in the aftermath to the controversial finish to Monday night's sensational clash between the Storm and Dragons. One is 'don't cry over spilt milk'; another is 'that's the rub...
Eagle Farm Comment Continued
RACE ONE ALLTHERIGHTMOVES (L D Kelly) 6m By Johannesburg - Princess Darcy (26:7-1-3): Long odds when resumed from three months off where she was slowly away, ran wide during race and came from near last early for 3-3/4 len 5th (54.0) Ollie Vollie...
Easter Campers Head to Downs
Byline: Nick Houghton nick.houghton@thechronicle.com.au Easter camping tips Prepare a list of essentials and make sure everything is packed Research your destination before you arrive Set up your campsite in daylight Plan for wet weather...
Family Melodrama in Noah
BIBLICAL epics don't come any more soggy or bombastic than Darren Aronofsky's Noah. The film tells the very familiar story of the Ark in a solemn and portentous fashion that seems inspired by Tolkien, Transformers and Cecil B DeMille in equal measure....
Fish Could Be on the Menu If You Drop a Line at Cooby
COOBY DAM FORGET the Easter eggs this weekend, if you head out to Cooby Dam you could be dining on plenty of fish. Quality bags are still coming out of Cooby on both bait and lures. The lures working best this week have been the small dark...
Goin' Fishin' So Shop's Shut
Byline: Megan Masters thechronicle.com.au GREG Lyall reckons no amount of pre-planning and weather reports can beat the feeling of waking up to a sunny day and deciding to go on a spontaneous fishing trip. The BCF Toowoomba store manager said...
Joy of Games Berth Comes with Heartache for Training Partner
Byline: Ben Drewe ben.drewe@thechronicle.com.au ELATION, pride, disappointment and pain were all feelings Deon Swart experienced at the Australian Wrestling Championships in Canberra. After missing out on Olympic Games selection two years ago,...
Local Bidder Muscles in with $1.1M Offer
A STRATA-titled commercial property with an established national tenant at Noosaville on the Sunshine Coast was sold at auction by Ray White Commercial for $1.1million. The property at 5/5 Gibson Rd, Noosaville, was sold to a local investor by John...
New Generation Golf R Arrives
VOLKSWAGEN Australia completes its market introduction of the new Golf range with the fastest Golf ever. The fourth generation Golf R arrives in Australia with greater performance, more innovative technology and a higher level of standard equipment...
Only One Returns Home
DONELLA Proctor, the youngest daughter of a Gallipoli veteran, only remembers her father talking once about the war. Norman Proctor and his brother volunteered when the call came for the First World War, leaving their small town of Jandowae and...
Perk Up with a Coffee Hit and Face the Daily Grind
Byline: Tayla Arthur AS the temperatures begin to dip and winter fast approaches, it becomes increasingly harder to find the energy and motivation to roll out of bed in the mornings. As someone who is neither a morning person nor a fan of the...
Plenty of Money on NZ Challenger Now
A SPARKLING track gallop and drawing barrier one has seen New Zealand-trained star It's A Dundeel attract plenty of support for tomorrow's $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick. The four-year-old was into $4.60 with Tattsbet...
Protest, but City Council Backs Basins
Byline: Gen Kennedy gen.kennedy@thechronicle.com.au MONTHS of emotional protests boiled over as Toowoomba Regional councillors yesterday voted unanimously to build detention basins in two city parks. Police had to be called into City Hall to...
Randwick Comment Continued
RACE ONE VEUVELICIOUS (Brent Stanley) 2f By Northern Meteor - Debutante (4:1-0-2): Led all the way for dominant 5 len win (55.0) Singularity, Top Sight 1500m Sandown-Lakeside 2yo Plate Mar 22. Caught the eye late 2-1/4 len, 1/2 nk 3rd (57.5) Bachman,...
Rich and Multi-Dimensional Experience
THE Grand Budapest Hotel joins the list of films that use wit, an off-centre sense of humour, beautiful and exotic locations and cult actors for an unforgettable artistic experience. Sister productions of this film are Fantastic Mr Fox (2009), The...
Robot to the Rescue
Byline: Kristin Payne Warwick Daily News IT TOOK a $2.6million robot and a team of surgeons to help Warwick's John Rutledge beat prostate cancer. He was the first patient to undergo robotic-assisted surgery in regional Australia. It took place...
Sears' Quadrella Snares Award
Byline: GLEN McCULLOUGH glenm@thechronicle.com.au TONY Sears dipped out in last week's Weetwood Handicap with Trail Boss, but it has done little to slow his flow of winners in 2014. Sears' horses have been frequent visitors to the winner's stall...
The Oracle Changes Hands; Magnate Purchases Gold Coast Landmark
ADELAIDE property magnate Con Makris has signalled his confidence in the Gold Coast with the $65million purchase of the retail/office component of Broadbeach landmark The Oracle. CBRE's Mark Witheriff and Rem Rafter negotiated the deal with KordaMentha...
Thunder Shows There Is Plenty of Heart in Team
SOUTH-West's initiation to the National Premier League's Queensland competition has been tough, but the Thunder showed on Tuesday night they won't go down without a fight. The young Thunder squad suffered their sixth-straight NPLQ defeat against...
Transport Legend Given Massive Gatton Send-Off
TERRY Nolan was a huge figure in the Lockyer Valley, and he was given a suitably huge send-off at his funeral in Gatton yesterday. As the strains of Slim Dusty's song Lights on the Hill emerged from the Catholic Church of St Mary's, dozens of Nolan's...
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