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« Reply #1280 on: August 28, 2011, 12:54:58 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/police-investigating-daniel-morcombe-disappearance-seize-four-wheel-drive-on-russell-island/story-e6freoof-1226123551617

Police investigating Daniel Morcombe disappearance seize four-wheel-drive on Russell Island


    Kay Dibben, Kathleen Donaghy
    From: The Sunday Mail (Qld)
    August 28, 2011 12:00AM

A WHITE four-wheel-drive which may have been used in the abduction of Daniel Morcombe has been seized in a secret raid by detectives investigating the Sunshine Coast teenager's murder.

The white Mitsubishi Pajero 4WD wagon had been on Russell Island in Moreton Bay for about five years, sitting in a local resident's yard and covered in dirt and mould, when it was impounded two weeks ago.

It is believed the vehicle was moved off the island on a police barge and taken away for forensic testing.

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« Reply #1281 on: August 28, 2011, 09:22:34 PM »

http://bigpondnews.com/articles/OddSpot/2011/08/29/Happy_Feet_begins_journey_home_655425.html

Happy Feet begins journey home


Monday, August 29, 2011 » 07:23am

In a case of life imitating art, Happy Feet, the emperor penguin who washed up sick and starving on a New Zealand beach, three thousand kilometres from his Antarctic home in June, will begin his journey home today.

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« Reply #1282 on: August 28, 2011, 11:56:30 PM »

http://bigpondnews.com/articles/OddSpot/2011/08/29/Happy_Feet_begins_journey_home_655425.html

Happy Feet begins journey home


Monday, August 29, 2011 » 07:23am

In a case of life imitating art, Happy Feet, the emperor penguin who washed up sick and starving on a New Zealand beach, three thousand kilometres from his Antarctic home in June, will begin his journey home today.

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« Reply #1283 on: August 29, 2011, 12:05:47 AM »

http://bigpondnews.com/articles/OddSpot/2011/08/29/Happy_Feet_begins_journey_home_655425.html

Happy Feet begins journey home


Monday, August 29, 2011 » 07:23am

In a case of life imitating art, Happy Feet, the emperor penguin who washed up sick and starving on a New Zealand beach, three thousand kilometres from his Antarctic home in June, will begin his journey home today.

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« Reply #1284 on: August 29, 2011, 12:08:22 AM »

Daniel Morcombe's family will be able to lay him to rest now that his remains have been found.   an angelic monkey  And I hope the investigation into his death will continue and justice will be served.  Thank you for the updates on the case Tib.  Please keep us posted. 
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« Reply #1285 on: August 29, 2011, 11:09:50 AM »

http://news.yahoo.com/bones-identified-missing-australian-boy-065830910.html

Bones identified as missing Australian boy

Australian police on Sunday said testing had confirmed that bones found in a northern forest were that of teenager Daniel Morcombe, one of the country's most high-profile missing person's cases.

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« Reply #1286 on: August 29, 2011, 11:19:55 AM »

Daniel Morcombe's family will be able to lay him to rest now that his remains have been found.   an angelic monkey  And I hope the investigation into his death will continue and justice will be served.  Thank you for the updates on the case Tib.  Please keep us posted. 
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« Reply #1287 on: August 29, 2011, 01:44:50 PM »

Video of Happy Feet leaving Australia.

http://www.wftv.com/video/29011475/index.html
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« Reply #1288 on: August 29, 2011, 05:04:22 PM »

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« Reply #1289 on: August 31, 2011, 07:14:00 AM »

Knowing Happy Feet is going home is exciting Sister, and thank you for that video 4 Donks.   The farewell party was a great idea with children dressed in black and white.  Looking forward to getting reports from the tracking device when Happy Feet is released.  Lucky little guy.

Muffy it must be a relief to Daniel's parents to know the whereabouts of his body, and although they have only reported finding three bones so far, at least they know they are in the right area.  The search has resumed again after the bad weather and I hope it can continue without many more interruptions.  I do hope they can find more remains and his family are able to give Daniel the burial they are hoping to hold  in December this year on the anniversary of his disappearance.  I will keep adding any interesting items that are published as this story continues and then when the trial comes to court, although not a lot will be allowed to be made public.

Also it is great to see that when I have a few busy days and do not have time to post that so many monkey friends keep this thread busy.  Thank you all.


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« Reply #1290 on: August 31, 2011, 07:17:04 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/morcombes-twin-haunted-by-day-daniel-vanished/story-e6freoof-1226126243819

Morcombe's twin haunted by day Daniel vanished


    Peter Hall
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 31, 2011 9:40AM

DANIEL Morcombe's twin Bradley says he is haunted by his decision not to go shopping with his brother on the day he vanished in 2003.

In an interview to be published in The Australian Women's Weekly, the 21-year-old tells how much he misses his sibling and best mate.

Bradley and Daniel had shared everything, riding their bikes together, caring for their horses and taking turns in opening presents on their joint birthday.

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« Reply #1291 on: August 31, 2011, 07:25:49 AM »

Daniel Morcombe's family will be able to lay him to rest now that his remains have been found.   an angelic monkey  And I hope the investigation into his death will continue and justice will be served.  Thank you for the updates on the case Tib.  Please keep us posted. 
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I notice that the Queensland state government has offered public funds for a funeral and there was mention on our TV news that it could be a state or public ceremony as a thank you for all that have supported the Morcombe Foundation.
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« Reply #1292 on: August 31, 2011, 07:27:25 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/daniels-bones-sent-to-ancient-dna-centre-at-university-of-adelaide/story-e6freon6-1226125940843

Daniel's bones sent to Ancient DNA centre at University of Adelaide

    Kristin Shorten and Peter Hall
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 31, 2011 12:00AM

A SCIENTIFIC laboratory known worldwide for its research into prehistoric bones was responsible for providing the long-awaited DNA breakthrough in the Daniel Morcombe case.

The Courier-Mail understands three human bones, found in the Sunshine Coast hinterland 10 days ago, were sent to the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) at the University of Adelaide last week for specialist testing.

The world-class facility, which opened in 2006, is internationally renowned for its research of Ice Age megafauna such as the woolly mammoth and sabre-tooth cats.

It also has the superior equipment and ultra-sterile working environment required for the study of minute traces of preserved genetic material.

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« Reply #1293 on: September 01, 2011, 03:36:25 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/denise-and-bruce-morcombe-collect-award-for-work-to-protect-queensland-children/story-e6freoof-1226127442852

Denise and Bruce Morcombe collect award for work to protect Queensland children

    Suzanne Dorfield
    From: The Courier-Mail
    September 01, 2011 4:05PM

DENISE and Bruce Morcombe spoke of their son as they accepted a Queensland Child Protection award as part of Child Protection Week on Thursday.

There was a moment's silence for their son at the start of the ceremony at Parliament House on Thursday afternoon where they were awarded the Education Initiative Award for their efforts to inform people about child safety through the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.

"This is my first ever award, my first trophy," Mrs Morcombe said, watched by an audience wearing red t-shirt pins.

"Daniel's story is very sad, but with the right focus we can use it in a positive way."

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« Reply #1294 on: September 01, 2011, 10:02:43 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/morcombes-twin-haunted-by-day-daniel-vanished/story-e6freoof-1226126243819

Morcombe's twin haunted by day Daniel vanished


    Peter Hall
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 31, 2011 9:40AM

DANIEL Morcombe's twin Bradley says he is haunted by his decision not to go shopping with his brother on the day he vanished in 2003.

In an interview to be published in The Australian Women's Weekly, the 21-year-old tells how much he misses his sibling and best mate.

Bradley and Daniel had shared everything, riding their bikes together, caring for their horses and taking turns in opening presents on their joint birthday.

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« Reply #1295 on: September 01, 2011, 10:07:41 AM »

Tib, I had heard of Ned Kelly before, and then I saw this article this morning.  

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=14425156
Australia IDs Bones of Robber/Folk Hero Ned Kelly
September 1, 2011


Ned Kelly, is in chains at a prison called the Old Melbourne Gaol, now a historic site, in Melbourne, Australia, his headless remains have been identified, officials said on Sept. 1, 2011. (State Library of Victoria/AP Photo)

The headless remains of Australia's most storied criminal, Ned Kelly, have been identified, officials said Thursday, ending a decades-long mystery surrounding the final resting place of a man now seen by many as a folk hero.

Kelly, who led a gang of bank robbers in Australia's southern Victoria state in the 19th century, was hanged in 1880. His corpse's fate was unknown, though it was long suspected his body lay alongside 33 other executed inmates in a mass grave at a prison.

Officials pinpointed the location of the grave site in 2008 and later exhumed the bodies for analysis. A DNA sample from one of Kelly's descendants confirmed that one of the skeletons — which was missing most of its skull — was that of the notorious Ned, said Victoria Attorney General Robert Clark.

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Kelly's story has been documented in several books and movies, including a film starring Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and another starring late actor Heath Ledger. Kelly's use of homemade armor to protect himself from police bullets was even given a nod during the 2000 Sydney Olympics, when actors on stilts dressed in similar armor were featured in the opening ceremony.

"I think a lot of Australians connect with Ned Kelly and they're proud of the heritage that has developed as a result of our connection with Ned Kelly and the story of Ned Kelly," Olver said. "In our family, he was a hero."
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« Reply #1296 on: September 01, 2011, 12:34:47 PM »

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504943_162-20100383-10391715.html
Ned Kelly remains found in mass prison grave in Australia
September 1, 2011

CBS/What's Trending) - Many have heard of the legend of Ned Kelly, but no one knew the final resting place of Australia's most famous outlaw. That is until now. On Thursday, Australian authorities said they found the body of Kelly in a mass grave with 33 other prisoners.

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine used DNA technology with old newspaper and medical records to figure out the mystery.

The skull that was found with the body didn't belong with Ned, but it is suspected it may belong to Frederick Deeming, one of the people suspected of being Jack the Ripper. Even though it's been 131 years since the Robin Hood-type criminal was hung, they used he blood of Melbourne art teacher Leigh Olver, a great-grandson of Kelly's sister Ellen to determine if the remains were Kelly's.
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« Reply #1297 on: September 02, 2011, 03:14:25 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/morcombes-twin-haunted-by-day-daniel-vanished/story-e6freoof-1226126243819

Morcombe's twin haunted by day Daniel vanished


    Peter Hall
    From: The Courier-Mail
    August 31, 2011 9:40AM

DANIEL Morcombe's twin Bradley says he is haunted by his decision not to go shopping with his brother on the day he vanished in 2003.

In an interview to be published in The Australian Women's Weekly, the 21-year-old tells how much he misses his sibling and best mate.

Bradley and Daniel had shared everything, riding their bikes together, caring for their horses and taking turns in opening presents on their joint birthday.

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  This just breaks my heart. 





It is heart breaking, Muffy.  There are so many people hurt and affected when one person goes missing or is harmed in any way.  The immediate family, then the extended family, friends, school or work mates and even large sections of the general public.  All we can hope is the perpetrators are caught and punished in the expected manner.
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« Reply #1298 on: September 02, 2011, 03:22:40 AM »

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504943_162-20100383-10391715.html
Ned Kelly remains found in mass prison grave in Australia
September 1, 2011

CBS/What's Trending) - Many have heard of the legend of Ned Kelly, but no one knew the final resting place of Australia's most famous outlaw. That is until now. On Thursday, Australian authorities said they found the body of Kelly in a mass grave with 33 other prisoners.

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine used DNA technology with old newspaper and medical records to figure out the mystery.

The skull that was found with the body didn't belong with Ned, but it is suspected it may belong to Frederick Deeming, one of the people suspected of being Jack the Ripper. Even though it's been 131 years since the Robin Hood-type criminal was hung, they used he blood of Melbourne art teacher Leigh Olver, a great-grandson of Kelly's sister Ellen to determine if the remains were Kelly's.
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Briefly, Ned Kelly was an Irish horse and cattle thief (or bushranger) who was captured by police and hanged.  But like a lot of outlaws or highwaymen in other countries, Ned has become a hero in our Australian folklore, and interesting to know that his fame has spread to your country. 

Sayings such as "Game as Ned Kelly" has found its way into everyday use and reference is made to someone being Ned Kelly, or "Ned Kelly rides again" when someone expects to obtain an exorbitant price for goods or services.

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« Reply #1299 on: September 02, 2011, 03:28:42 AM »

Will be fun to see if this idea catches on :

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/ikea-introduces-manland-the-creche-for-retail-weary-men/story-fn9ql3sf-1226127519690

IKEA introduces MANLAND, the creche for retail-weary men


    By Alison Stephenson, Deputy Entertainment Editor
    From: news.com.au
    September 01, 2011 5:43PM

YOU'VE probably seen the "boyfriend chair" in clothing stores for bored shopping companions.

Now IKEA has taken the concept one step further by creating a “crèche” for retail-weary men, complete with Xbox consoles, pinball machines, continuous televised sport and free hot dogs.

MÄNLAND is being trialled for four days this Father's Day weekend as a male-only play space to hang out in while wives and girlfriends peruse the aisles.

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Ms Leon said women were given a buzzer to remind them to collect their other half after 30 minutes of shopping.

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