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« Reply #1240 on: August 16, 2011, 05:31:55 AM »



WOW OH WOW - JUST WOW!

Thank you so much Klaas for your recognition of the milestone, that I never had any idea this thread would reach, when I started posting in reply to all the questions about Australia.

Thank you to Red for providing this forum.

Thank you to all the wonderful mods who keep this forum running, and most of us out of trouble.

And thank you also to the monkeys and guests who have clicked 91,000 times to enable us to get so far.

 


My "treat" for my monkey friends is that I have opened an email account so that you can contact me outside the forum, and if you click on the small icon below my avi it will show the addy.  I will be happy to hear from anyone that cares to contact me.






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« Reply #1241 on: August 16, 2011, 05:40:22 AM »

Thank you Muffy and Green Eyes.

And after all these years, and using the preview option, I still managed to get one more dancing Koala than I intended.  lol

The Koala cover version of Happy Feet.

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« Reply #1242 on: August 16, 2011, 05:43:25 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/daniel-morcombes-accused-killer-named/story-e6freoof-1226116219008

Daniel Morcombe's accused killer named as Brett Peter Cowan

    From: AAP
    August 16, 2011 6:15PM

A suppression order prohibiting naming Daniel Morcombe's accused killer has been lifted.

State Coroner Michael Barnes this evening lifted the order that he made in December last year.

The decision means media organisations can publish the name of 41-year-old Perth man, Brett Peter Cowan, who was on Saturday charged with the murder of Daniel Morcombe, almost eight years after the 13-year-old went missing.

The move was supported by Daniel's parents, Bruce and Denise, who hope the release of his name may result in more witnesses coming forward.

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« Reply #1243 on: August 16, 2011, 05:45:26 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/american-student-found-dead-in-room-at-toowoomba/story-e6freoof-1226115649247

American student found dead in room at Toowoomba

    Jodie Munro O'Brien
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 16, 2011 6:47AM

AN American student has been found dead in her room at university in Toowoomba.

A police spokesman said Emily Spickler, a 19-year-old studying at the University of Southern Queensland,  was found dead in her Baker Street home about  6.30pm Monday.

He said her cause of death was not yet known but was not considered suspicious at this stage.

Friends raised the alarm and called police.

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« Reply #1244 on: August 16, 2011, 05:48:39 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/fbi-swooped-on-paul-doug-peters-heavy-and-hard/story-e6freonf-1226116207224

FBI swooped on Paul "Doug" Peters 'heavy and hard'


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    August 16, 2011 5:51PM

NEIGHBOURS in a quiet Kentucky suburb have described how an FBI SWAT team swooped in "heavy and hard" with machine guns to arrest Australian man Paul "Doug" Peters over a Sydney bomb hoax.

Peters, 50, was picked up by a heavily armed FBI SWAT team at his ex-wife's home in La Grange, about 50 kilometres northeast of Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday afternoon local time (this morning AEST).

Two NSW Police officers accompanied the team when it raided the home.

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« Reply #1245 on: August 16, 2011, 09:24:54 AM »

Just wanted to add my congratulations and thanks for opening up my horizons.
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« Reply #1246 on: August 16, 2011, 07:23:28 PM »

http://news.yahoo.com/fbi-arrests-australian-collar-bomb-suspect-louisville-011755318.html

Australian collar bomb suspect appears in court

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Federal Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin ordered Paul Douglas Peters, 50, detained without bond pending an extradition hearing set for October 14, a Justice Department spokeswoman in Washington said.

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Court records unsealed on Tuesday, meanwhile, revealed that Peters, who was arrested in Kentucky on Monday, had ties to a company connected to the girl's family.

"The police have obtained information that Paul Douglas Peters was formerly employed by a company with which the victim's family has links," the criminal complaint filed in support of extraditing Peters to Australia said.

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« Reply #1247 on: August 17, 2011, 01:34:00 AM »

Just wanted to add my congratulations and thanks for opening up my horizons.

Many thanks 4 Donks.  Communicating with the monkeys has opened my horizons as well.  We had come to accept the USA and Americans to be as portrayed in movies and television.  It has been nice to find that you are very similar to us with the same outlook and lifestyles.

 


Shout out to Cookie - have you heard from Nightowl recently?  I do wonder how she and her DH are going and if they have been able to return to Australia.
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« Reply #1248 on: August 17, 2011, 01:37:41 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/why-did-emily-die-in-paradise/story-e6freoof-1226116314354

American student Emily Spickler dies of natural causes at Toowomba university campus


    Jodie Munro O'Brien
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 17, 2011 1:22PM

EMILY Spickler was preparing to celebrate her birthday in the place she called "paradise".

Instead, her grieving US family has been left searching for answers after the sudden death of their model daughter at her Toowoomba university campus.

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« Reply #1249 on: August 17, 2011, 01:47:23 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/police-inch-closer-to-answers/story-e6freoof-1226116338758

Daniel Morcombe search area widened again as accused killer Brett Peter Cowan named

    Kristin Shorten and Peter Hall
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 17, 2011 2:39PM

THE search area for missing Sunshine Coast teenager Daniel Morcombe has widened with SES volunteers redeployed and additional nearby roads closed by police.

Six SES vehicles left the scene's key access point, Kings Rd at Glass House Mountains, and dropped volunteers at Basset Rd about 1km away. It is closer to Coochin Ck.

About 80 searchers are searching dense scrub at the end of Bassetts Road, about 1 kilometre from the original search site on Kings Road.

The scrub is so thick, searchers are having to help each other through the undergrowth.

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Picture and map at this link show the type of dense vegetation that these searchers have to work through.

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« Reply #1250 on: August 17, 2011, 04:21:04 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/world/so-long-kiwis-and-thanks-for-the-fish-shakes/story-e6freoox-1226116809812

Happy Feet to catch ride on scientific research vessel to near Campbell Island


    From: AFP
    August 17, 2011 3:33PM

A WAYWARD Emperor penguin that washed up in New Zealand will be shipped back to sub-antarctic waters later this month on a scientific research vessel.

The adult male penguin, nicknamed "Happy Feet", was found wandering on a beach near the capital in June and taken to the zoo to recuperate when he became ill after eating sand and sticks.

With the bird, only the second Emperor penguin ever recorded in New Zealand, restored to full health, zoo chief executive Karen Fifield said plans had been finalised to ship him back to the Southern Ocean.

Ms Fifield said the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) ship Tangaroa would set sail from Wellington on August 29 with the penguin aboard.

The ship, which will carry out research into Southern Ocean fisheries, will release the bird four days into the voyage near Campbell Island, which is within the normal feeding range of Emperor penguins.

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« Reply #1251 on: August 17, 2011, 07:02:34 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/police-inch-closer-to-answers/story-e6freon6-1226116338758

Shoe found as Daniel Morcombe search area widened again


    Suzanne Dorfield, Kristin Shorten and Peter Hall
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 17, 2011 8:08PM

A shoe has been found at the site where police have been searching for the remains of Daniel Morcombe.

The discovery was made around 3pm within the main part of the site that authorities have been scouring for days.

While police caution that the shoe may be completely unrelated to the case, it will undergo extensive scientific testing to see if there is any connection to the crime.

The results of the tests are not expected to be known for some weeks.

 The shoe was found as a part of the ongoing search of the area off Kings Rd, Beerwah.

Police said the Morcombe family had  been advised of the shoe's discovery.

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« Reply #1252 on: August 17, 2011, 07:44:29 PM »

 

Thank you Klaas
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« Reply #1253 on: August 17, 2011, 07:47:17 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/police-inch-closer-to-answers/story-e6freon6-1226116338758

Police breakthrough as shoe found at Daniel Morcombe search site

    Kristin Shorten and Peter Hall
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 18, 2011 9:20AM


POLICE divers and the dog squad have arrived at the primary search site for Daniel Morcombe's remains.

Four police divers arrived at the Kings Rd site in the Glass House Mountains just before 9am on Thursday.

The dog squad also arrived early this morning.

This is the first time they have attended the alleged crime scene since the search became public on Sunday.

At least 60 SES volunteers this morning also returned to the second search site, about 1.5km upstream at Coochin Creek.

It follows Wednesday's potential breakthrough, when searchers found a shoe at the site where they believe the Sunshine Coast teenager was murdered and buried.

Police on Wednesday night would not confirm whether the shoe found yesterday afternoon matched the Globe runners worn by the 13-year-old when he disappeared from a Woombye bus stop on December 7, 2003

They said the shoe was found about 3pm in the primary search area at the Kings Rd property in the Glass House Mountains.

The shoe would be subjected to a range of scientific testing, which could take weeks, and the search would resume this morning, police said.

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« Reply #1254 on: August 17, 2011, 08:04:52 PM »

Tib....congratulations...!

Our five years have passed quickly and you have taught us so much about your
wonderful country.  I thank you for all you do to keep this thread moving and interesting.  There are times that I feel you have shrunk the pond and we are
actual neighbors...!

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« Reply #1255 on: August 17, 2011, 08:52:24 PM »

http://www.bigpondsport.com/marcos-ambrose-claims-first-nascar-win/tabid/91/newsid/75862/default.aspx

Marcos Ambrose claims first NASCAR win

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 5:39 AM
Source: BigPond Sport

Australia's Marcos Ambrose has won the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International for his first victory in NASCAR's top series.

Ambrose, the former V8 Supercar driver, beat Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch on a green-white-checkered finish to atone for a slip-up a year ago on the road course at Sonoma, when he stalled his car under caution while leading with six laps to go before finishing sixth.

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I watched this race and was routing for him to win (my favorite, who shall remain nameless ran 14th).
Thanks for all the postings and congratulations!
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« Reply #1256 on: August 17, 2011, 09:12:16 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/police-inch-closer-to-answers/story-e6freon6-1226116338758

Police breakthrough as shoe found at Daniel Morcombe search site

    Kristin Shorten and Peter Hall
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 18, 2011 9:20AM


POLICE divers and the dog squad have arrived at the primary search site for Daniel Morcombe's remains.

Four police divers arrived at the Kings Rd site in the Glass House Mountains just before 9am on Thursday.

The dog squad also arrived early this morning.

This is the first time they have attended the alleged crime scene since the search became public on Sunday.

At least 60 SES volunteers this morning also returned to the second search site, about 1.5km upstream at Coochin Creek.

It follows Wednesday's potential breakthrough, when searchers found a shoe at the site where they believe the Sunshine Coast teenager was murdered and buried.

Police on Wednesday night would not confirm whether the shoe found yesterday afternoon matched the Globe runners worn by the 13-year-old when he disappeared from a Woombye bus stop on December 7, 2003

They said the shoe was found about 3pm in the primary search area at the Kings Rd property in the Glass House Mountains.

The shoe would be subjected to a range of scientific testing, which could take weeks, and the search would resume this morning, police said.

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Wow, wouldn't it be something after all this time! 
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« Reply #1257 on: August 17, 2011, 10:01:10 PM »



Just wanted to add my congratulations and thanks for opening up my horizons.

Many thanks 4 Donks.  Communicating with the monkeys has opened my horizons as well.  We had come to accept the USA and Americans to be as portrayed in movies and television.  It has been nice to find that you are very similar to us with the same outlook and lifestyles.

 


Shout out to Cookie - have you heard from Nightowl recently?  I do wonder how she and her DH are going and if they have been able to return to Australia.

I have talked with Nightowl on facebook and emails..She is still in Hong Kong! her husband has had all kinds of problems and is still in the hospital..over 6 months! she has gone back home only a few times..misses her family there and her pets but has stayed by hubs side..he has been very very ill but it sounds like finally they are getting some luck on their side and he may be making a turnaround...such a relief..I will tell her that you asked about her..she will be pleased...xxxx
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« Reply #1258 on: August 18, 2011, 03:00:01 AM »

Mere, thank you and we have decreased the width of that pond for sure, in more ways than one.

Sister I am glad we finally had a win!  My prayers for you, your mother and Connie continue.

Cookie I feel so sorry for Nightowl and her husband as that is such a long time to be hospitalised especially so far away from your home and kin.  Please pass on my monkey email addy to her if she would like contact.
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« Reply #1259 on: August 18, 2011, 03:06:05 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/police-inch-closer-to-answers/story-e6freon6-1226116338758

Police breakthrough as shoe found at Daniel Morcombe search site

    Kristin Shorten and Peter Hall
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 18, 2011 9:20AM


POLICE divers and the dog squad have arrived at the primary search site for Daniel Morcombe's remains.

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Wow, wouldn't it be something after all this time! 

Klaas it would be a miracle to find even such a small item of proof, if it is indeed Daniel's shoe.  Everyone is holding their breath for the results of tests.

There have been reports of more searchers joining the group and also that they may use heavy excavators to remove farm sheds erected on the property after Daniel went missing.  A mammoth task and the authorities are vowing to remain until they have exhausted all possibilities.
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