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« Reply #1300 on: September 02, 2011, 11:07:49 AM »

Hi Tib    Thank you for the additional info about Ned Kelly.  I'm from the State of Texas, and in the past, cattle thieves were hanged, and cattle rustling is still a very serious offense. 

"Manland" just may catch on.   
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« Reply #1301 on: September 02, 2011, 02:44:04 PM »

Tibro I found a neat slide show on Ned Kelly.

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ned-kelly-bones-identified-1314885128-slideshow/;_ylt=AhAVWaOeRTkYzmD7RvA.RBms0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTRnbDdpY2lvBG1pdANGZWF0dXJlZCBQaG90b3MgYW5kIFZpZGVvcwRwa2cDZDFlOWQ4ZWItNjNjYS0zM2QzLThmMDAtMmI5NTBkMzNhY2QyBHBvcwMzBHNlYwNNZWRpYUZlYXR1cmVkQ2Fyb3VzZWwEdmVyA2Q5MDU3OGY4LWQ0YzEtMTFlMC04NjhhLTc4ZTdkMTVlOTFjNA--;_ylg=X3oDMTFvdnRqYzJoBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25zBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3
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« Reply #1302 on: September 02, 2011, 03:12:54 PM »

Whoa!  That is really an interesting slide show, Donk!
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« Reply #1303 on: September 03, 2011, 03:40:40 AM »

Right Muffy.  Horse stealing or cattle rustling (called cattle duffing here) is still a major crime here also.  Cattle duffers were hung without any questions asked, in the good old days, and they get hefty fines here these days if caught.

4 Donks that is a great slide show.  Shows the armour he made and wore when robbing banks and the pic of Glenrowan Hotel is where the Kelly gang made their last stand and where they were captured after the police burnt the hotel to the ground.

Kelly Country is a great tourist area.

http://www.nedkellysworld.com.au/glenrowan/hotel/
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« Reply #1304 on: September 03, 2011, 03:45:38 AM »

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/television/bear-grilled-over-toughness/story-e6frfmyi-1226128413983

Man vs Wild star Bear Grylls 'not a survival expert', but rather an 'adventure actor', survivalist says


    By Cayla Dengate
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    September 03, 2011 12:00AM

HE'S known around the world as Bear, but the TV survivalist has been seriously grilled by an Aussie guide who reckons he wasn't all that tough when it came to the rugged Kimberley outback.

Staying Alive Survival Services director Nick Vroomans was hired by the Man vs Wild crew in 2007 to act as Bear Grylls' behind-the-scenes guide during an episode shot in Western Australia, the Herald Sun reported.

Vroomans, based in Laidley, just outside of Brisbane, told mX the show was "entirely scripted''.

"He's not a survival expert, he's an adventure actor,'' said Vroomans, who set up his own Outback survival company in 1997.

"Everything you see in the show is set up  I built him shelters and found him snakes to .. eat  it's all for show.''

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« Reply #1305 on: September 03, 2011, 03:50:26 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/marathon-runners-trapped-in-bushfire-horror/story-e6freooo-1226128705128

Outback marathon runners suffer serious burns after bushfire traps them in gorge


    From: AAP
    September 03, 2011 1:08PM

FOUR runners have suffered serious burns after a bushfire swept into the race route and trapped them in a gorge during an ultramarathon event in WA's Kimberley region.

Two women, aged 36 and 24, are in a critical condition at Darwin Hospital, having suffered burns over 60 to 80 per cent of their bodies.

Two men, aged in their 40s and 50s, have suffered burns over 10 to 20 per cent of their bodies and are in a serious condition following the incident about 5pm (WST) yesterday. They will be flown from Kununurra to Perth today.

The race has been called off.

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« Reply #1306 on: September 04, 2011, 01:59:59 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/daniel-to-save-lives-kids-safety-plan/story-e6freoof-1226128926889

Daniel Morcombe's fate to teach Queensland schoolchildren the dangers of child predators

    Koren Helbig and Renee Viellaris
    From: The Sunday Mail (Qld)
    September 04, 2011 3:04PM

DANIEL Morcombe's parents say their new role as State Government-endorsed child safety ambassadors will help turn their son's dark story into something positive.

Bruce and Denise Morcombe this morning fronted loyal supporters as they announced the partnership, which will also see a new Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Program become a core component of Queensland's Prep to Year 9 curriculum.

"I think Daniel's very real story is something that everybody understands no matter what the people's age," Mr Morcombe said.

"We've had enormous change in our lives in the last three weeks. We're not quitters. We're going to make sure that we turn a very tragic event into something positive."

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« Reply #1307 on: September 04, 2011, 02:06:27 AM »

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/emperor-penguin-happy-feet-slip-slides-away-to-freedom-to-begin-swim-home-to-antarctica/story-e6frg6so-1226129148362

Emperor Penguin Happy Feet slip-slides away to freedom to begin swim home to Antarctica


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    September 04, 2011 3:35PM

FIRST he needed a little push, then he sped backward down a makeshift slide, and finally he popped his head up for one last look. And then he was gone.

The wayward emperor penguin dubbed “Happy Feet” was released into the ocean south of New Zealand today, more than two months after he came ashore on a beach far from home and won the hearts of people across the world.

Speaking from a satellite phone aboard the research vessel Tangaroa, Wellington Zoo veterinarian Lisa Argilla said Happy Feet's release went remarkably smoothly given that the boat was being tossed about in eight-metre swells in the unforgiving sub-Antarctic ocean.

Ms Argilla said crew members from the boat carried the penguin inside his custom-built crate to the stern of the ship for his final send-off. The crew had already cut the engines and put in place a canvas slide that they soaked with water from a hose.

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http://www.wellingtonzoo.com/

http://www.sirtrack.com/

http://www.ourfarsouth.org/

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« Reply #1308 on: September 04, 2011, 08:47:34 AM »

Awwww!  Good luck on your new journey in life, Happy Feet!! 
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« Reply #1309 on: September 04, 2011, 09:10:25 AM »

Tib....I checked on him this morning....looks like he knows right where he is going..!

http://www.nzemperor.com/#mapt
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« Reply #1310 on: September 04, 2011, 02:15:17 PM »

Awwww!  Good luck on your new journey in life, Happy Feet!! 

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« Reply #1311 on: September 05, 2011, 02:49:08 AM »

Muffy, Mere and Sister I know many people will be following Happy Feet's long swim south.  I hope they gave him a compass.

At this link there are many farewell messages for the little guy from all parts of the world :

http://www.ourfarsouth.org/farewell-happy-feet.aspx?p=1
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« Reply #1312 on: September 05, 2011, 02:53:21 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/more-human-remains-found-at-beerwah-site-where-police-are-searching-for-daniel-morcombe/story-e6freoof-1226129592278

More human remains found at Beerwah site where police are searching for Daniel Morcombe

    Kristin Shorten
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    September 05, 2011 11:12AM

MORE human remains have been found at the site where police and SES have been searching for the body of Daniel Morcombe in Beerwah.

Police said the remains, which were located in the primary search site off Kings Road in the Glass House Mountains, will be forensically analysed.

Three bones found last month at the site have been confirmed as those of Daniel.

Police said the Morcombe family had been advised of the latest developments.

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A police statement said: "As a result of discussions between the Queensland Police Service and the Morcombe family, it has been decided to provide general updates about the search on a weekly rather than daily basis to the media and public each Monday morning."

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« Reply #1313 on: September 11, 2011, 02:09:03 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/samantha-stosur-through-to-us-open-final-in-three-sets/story-e6frep5o-1226134022020

Samantha Stosur to play Serena Williams in US Open final


    From: AFP
    September 11, 2011 2:49PM

SLAMMING Sam Stosur will meet three-time champion Serena Williams in the final of the US Open.

The 27-year-old Queenslander was in menacing form despite the pressure of being the first Australian woman through to the semi finals in the tournament for 27 years.

It was a career-first semi-final appearance in New York for both women, but Stosur - the 2010 French Open runner-up - drew on her big-game experience to overcome a lapse in the second set and open up a 5-0 lead in the third.

She stormed home to beat unseeded German Angelique Kerber 6-3 2-6 6-2 to reach her maiden US Open women's final.

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« Reply #1314 on: September 12, 2011, 04:23:45 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/samantha-stosur-beats-serena-williams-in-us-open-final/story-e6frep5o-1226134479328

Samantha Stosur beats Serena Williams in US Open final


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    September 12, 2011 8:29AM

  SAMANTHA Stosur is Australia's first female grand slam singles champion in 31 years after beating American Serena Williams at the US Open.

Stosur produced the match of her life against a nervous Williams to win 6-2 6-3 in one hour and 13 minutes in front of 23,000 people on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The result made her Australia's first grand slam champion since Evonne Goolagong Cawley secured her second Wimbledon title in 1980.

Stosur said: "I think I had one of my best days.

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« Reply #1315 on: September 12, 2011, 04:28:07 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/more-bones-found-in-search-for-daniel-morcombe-near-beerwah/story-e6freoof-1226135064553

More bones found in search for Daniel Morcombe near Beerwah

    Suzanne Dorfield
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    September 12, 2011 5:15PM

MORE human remains have been found where SES workers have been searching for Daniel Morcombe in Beerwah.

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It comes as Queensland Police say they will be scaling back on weekly updates about the search and instead only making announcements about significant finds.

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« Reply #1316 on: September 12, 2011, 06:53:02 AM »

 

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/world/fears-that-emperor-penguin-happy-feet-may-have-finally-met-his-match/story-e6freoox-1226135102884

Fears that emperor penguin Happy Feet may have finally met his match


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    September 12, 2011 6:05PM

There are fears that Happy Feet, the emperor penguin who shot to global fame after washing up on a New Zealand beach, may have been eaten following his release into the Southern Ocean.

The juvenile penguin was released eight days ago, with a GPS tracking device attached to him to report back on his whereabouts.

But there have been no signals from Happy Feet's tracker - set to transmit when he breaks the surface of the water - since Friday.

His last known position was 52 degrees south and 170 degrees east at 8:11pm New Zealand time Friday, The Dominion Post reported.

While it is possible the device fell off and is sitting at the bottom of the ocean as Happy Feet continues his safe journey back to his native waters, there is also the chance he met his end as a larger creature's lunch, experts said.

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« Reply #1317 on: September 12, 2011, 07:41:11 AM »



http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/world/fears-that-emperor-penguin-happy-feet-may-have-finally-met-his-match/story-e6freoox-1226135102884

Fears that emperor penguin Happy Feet may have finally met his match


    From: NewsCore
    September 12, 2011 6:05PM

There are fears that Happy Feet, the emperor penguin who shot to global fame after washing up on a New Zealand beach, may have been eaten following his release into the Southern Ocean.

The juvenile penguin was released eight days ago, with a GPS tracking device attached to him to report back on his whereabouts.

But there have been no signals from Happy Feet's tracker - set to transmit when he breaks the surface of the water - since Friday.

His last known position was 52 degrees south and 170 degrees east at 8:11pm New Zealand time Friday, The Dominion Post reported.

While it is possible the device fell off and is sitting at the bottom of the ocean as Happy Feet continues his safe journey back to his native waters, there is also the chance he met his end as a larger creature's lunch, experts said.

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It's my hope the device fell off and Happy Feet is continuing his journey, but the ocean is a big, dangerous place and his running into problems out there is of course a possibility.  I'm thinking of you Happy Feet, wherever you are. 
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« Reply #1318 on: September 12, 2011, 07:46:35 AM »



http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/samantha-stosur-beats-serena-williams-in-us-open-final/story-e6frep5o-1226134479328

Samantha Stosur beats Serena Williams in US Open final


    AAP and Josh Massoud
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    September 12, 2011 8:29AM

  SAMANTHA Stosur is Australia's first female grand slam singles champion in 31 years after beating American Serena Williams at the US Open.

Stosur produced the match of her life against a nervous Williams to win 6-2 6-3 in one hour and 13 minutes in front of 23,000 people on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The result made her Australia's first grand slam champion since Evonne Goolagong Cawley secured her second Wimbledon title in 1980.

Stosur said: "I think I had one of my best days.

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Congratulations are in order for Samantha Stosur and Australia for her big win in the U.S. Tennis Open.  Well played!    
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« Reply #1319 on: September 12, 2011, 08:26:31 PM »

Hi Muffy     Sam Stosur is a really down to earth young lady and it is nice to see all her years of hard work finally rewarded.   I hope she has many more big wins ahead in her tennis career.

The experts are hopeful that Happy Feet's transmitter has simply fallen off and is now at the bottom of the ocean, as it seems it was only glued on to his lower back area.  I would think the salt water and rough waves would soon cause it to become unstuck, as it was done this way to eventually fall off, but they hoped it would last several months and not just two weeks.

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