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« Reply #1380 on: November 23, 2011, 01:50:34 PM »

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/best-dog-ruins-bride-marlene-koenigs-wedding/story-fn7x8me2-1226202943910

'Best dog' ruins bride Marlene Koenig's wedding

    by: Kelly Ryan
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    November 23, 2011 12:00AM

THE honeymoon was over before it began. "Best dog" Iggy left the bride in tears, the groom gutted and guests abandoning the wedding bash to chase tail.

Marlene Koenig's dream of a wonderful white wedding at a historic Mount Martha mansion turned to mud on Saturday when her canine ring-bearer turned tail and took off just after the cutting of the cake.

The beautiful bride was left bedraggled, traipsing through mud in torrential rain looking for her party-pooping pooch.

It appears Iggy the Australian bulldog, having discharged her duty and delivered the rings, accompanied two guests out to their car and then chased them as they left.

"They believe they saw her get hit by another car and they then lost sight of her. They came back and told me and I decided not to tell anyone so as not to spoil the party, but then I lost it," the bride said.

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Mrs Koenig spent three days scouring the suburbs and was delighted when Iggy was found safe yesterday.

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« Reply #1381 on: November 23, 2011, 05:13:25 PM »

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/best-dog-ruins-bride-marlene-koenigs-wedding/story-fn7x8me2-1226202943910

'Best dog' ruins bride Marlene Koenig's wedding

    by: Kelly Ryan
    From: Herald Sun
    November 23, 2011 12:00AM

THE honeymoon was over before it began. "Best dog" Iggy left the bride in tears, the groom gutted and guests abandoning the wedding bash to chase tail.

Marlene Koenig's dream of a wonderful white wedding at a historic Mount Martha mansion turned to mud on Saturday when her canine ring-bearer turned tail and took off just after the cutting of the cake.

The beautiful bride was left bedraggled, traipsing through mud in torrential rain looking for her party-pooping pooch.

It appears Iggy the Australian bulldog, having discharged her duty and delivered the rings, accompanied two guests out to their car and then chased them as they left.

"They believe they saw her get hit by another car and they then lost sight of her. They came back and told me and I decided not to tell anyone so as not to spoil the party, but then I lost it," the bride said.

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Mrs Koenig spent three days scouring the suburbs and was delighted when Iggy was found safe yesterday.

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I just love the face of this dog. 
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« Reply #1382 on: December 01, 2011, 07:32:18 PM »

I agree 4 Donks and Sister - Iggy is one cute doggie.

 
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« Reply #1383 on: December 01, 2011, 07:35:33 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/entertainment/confidential/kim-kardashian-breaches-australian-visa-rules/story-e6freq7o-1226211749222

Kim Kardashian breaches Australian visa rules


  by: Confidential reporters
    From: Herald Sun
    December 01, 2011 8:42PM

KIM Kardashian has been placed on an official Australian immigration department watch list after breaching her visa application - three times.

As such a famous face, we can only wonder what Kardashian and her minders were thinking when she pretended to be a tourist on her Australian visit.

She was here to launch her handbag range and in-store appearances had been widely advertised, and made even more prominent because she had split with husband Kris Humphries.

The launch in Sydney attracted worldwide headlines and coverage - and did not go unnoticed at the Immigration Department.

We're told a subsequent investigation found two earlier visits - in 2007 and last year - were also for business purposes.

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« Reply #1384 on: December 01, 2011, 07:38:56 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/sunshine-coast/rupert-the-koala-joey-has-not-looked-back-since-being-adopted-by-fellow-australia-zoo-hospital-resident-augustine/story-fn8m0yxo-1226211450501

Rupert the koala joey has not looked back since being adopted by fellow Australia Zoo Hospital resident Augustine

    by: Matt Johnston Maroochy Journal
    From: Quest Newspapers
    December 02, 2011 12:00AM

RUPERT the koala joey is one tough customer.

The little battler was orphaned earlier this year after he and his mother were hit by a car and taken to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

With Rupert in need of a surrogate mother, the hospital staff introduced him to fellow resident Augustine - who had a Joey of her own, Gus - in the hope that she would act as a surrogate mother.

Luckily for Rupert, the move was a huge success and vet Dr Rebecca Gillions said the trio now lived as one happy little family.

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To support the hospital visit www.wildlifewarriors.org.au.

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« Reply #1385 on: December 01, 2011, 07:43:44 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/sunshine-coast/tech-savy-great-grandmother-eva-woodrow-is-the-nations-oldest-facebook-user/story-fn8m0yxo-1226211420491

Tech-savvy great-grandmother Eva Woodrow is the nation's oldest Facebook user

    by: Matt Johnston, Maroochy Journal
    From: Quest Newspapers
    December 02, 2011 12:00AM

EVA Woodrow received a letter from Queen Elizabeth on her 100th birthday last year - but Her Majesty could just as easily have sent a Facebook message.

The Nambour great-grandmother, who turns 101 on December 10, is the oldest person on the social networking site in Australia and still writes updates on her wall.

A mother of five, grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 16, she also holds a bachelor and a masters from Griffith University, has published book and still plays the piano for the residents in her home.

But she says learning new things is actually the secret to living longer.

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This is for all the folk who think they are too old for sites such as facebook, and for education at a mature age.  What an inspiration this lady is for all.
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« Reply #1386 on: December 02, 2011, 03:23:11 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/entertainment/confidential/kim-kardashian-breaches-australian-visa-rules/story-e6freq7o-1226211749222

Kim Kardashian breaches Australian visa rules


  by: Confidential reporters
    From: Herald Sun
    December 01, 2011 8:42PM

KIM Kardashian has been placed on an official Australian immigration department watch list after breaching her visa application - three times.

As such a famous face, we can only wonder what Kardashian and her minders were thinking when she pretended to be a tourist on her Australian visit.

She was here to launch her handbag range and in-store appearances had been widely advertised, and made even more prominent because she had split with husband Kris Humphries.

The launch in Sydney attracted worldwide headlines and coverage - and did not go unnoticed at the Immigration Department.

We're told a subsequent investigation found two earlier visits - in 2007 and last year - were also for business purposes.

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Just proves that rules are rules - however important you may think you are.


It continues to amaze me how important some folks think they are, and the rules just couldn't apply to "them".
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« Reply #1387 on: December 05, 2011, 05:36:28 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/manhunt-after-attempted-child-abduction-at-labrador-on-gold-coast/story-e6freoof-1226214477704

Morcombes' campaign saves child from abduction at Labrador on Gold Coast

    From: The Courier-Mail
    December 05, 2011 6:03PM

DANIEL Morcombe's parents' campaign against child abduction saved a little girl on the Gold Coast today.

The 10-year-old girl’s mother said her daughter had got away after kicking a man who allegedly tried to drag her into his car.

"Daniel Morcombe’s parents visited her school last week so she knew what to do,'' her mother said.

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« Reply #1388 on: December 05, 2011, 07:24:55 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/manhunt-after-attempted-child-abduction-at-labrador-on-gold-coast/story-e6freoof-1226214477704

Morcombes' campaign saves child from abduction at Labrador on Gold Coast

    From: The Courier-Mail
    December 05, 2011 6:03PM

DANIEL Morcombe's parents' campaign against child abduction saved a little girl on the Gold Coast today.

The 10-year-old girl’s mother said her daughter had got away after kicking a man who allegedly tried to drag her into his car.

"Daniel Morcombe’s parents visited her school last week so she knew what to do,'' her mother said.

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This brought tears to my eyes.  If we can help but one person in this world, we have been sucessful.  God Bless the Morcombes!
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« Reply #1389 on: December 05, 2011, 01:51:02 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/manhunt-after-attempted-child-abduction-at-labrador-on-gold-coast/story-e6freoof-1226214477704

Morcombes' campaign saves child from abduction at Labrador on Gold Coast

    From: The Courier-Mail
    December 05, 2011 6:03PM

DANIEL Morcombe's parents' campaign against child abduction saved a little girl on the Gold Coast today.

The 10-year-old girl’s mother said her daughter had got away after kicking a man who allegedly tried to drag her into his car.

"Daniel Morcombe’s parents visited her school last week so she knew what to do,'' her mother said.

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This brought tears to my eyes.  If we can help but one person in this world, we have been sucessful.  God Bless the Morcombes!

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« Reply #1390 on: December 10, 2011, 06:00:46 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/technology/new-zealand-millionaire-to-search-for-missing-penguin-happy-feet/story-fn5kfsdd-1226218962516

New Zealand Millionaire to search for missing penguin Happy Feet

    From: NewsCore
    December 10, 2011 6:10PM

A WEALTHY philanthropist wants to find Happy Feet, the lost emperor penguin that gained worldwide stardom after he washed up on a New Zealand beach thousands of miles from his Antarctic home.

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In an interview with the New Zealand Herald Gareth Morgan - who paid for the transmitter - said he believed the popular penguin may have simply swum out of range and he plans to mount a mission to find him.

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"He's got a radio-chip embedded in him so in theory, we could come across a colony of penguins and go out with a radio transmitter trying to find him," he said.

"It might be, 'Ooh, this one is beeping -- it must be Happy Feet.' If we see them ... I'll be out there with my radio transmitter trying to find him."

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« Reply #1391 on: December 10, 2011, 06:09:22 AM »

www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-nsw/sawfish-at-sydney-aquarium-darling-harbour-rare-fish-a-sight-for-saw-eyes/story-e6freuzi-1226218645905

Sawfish at Sydney Aquarium, Darling Harbour - rare fish a sight for saw eyes

    The Daily Telegraph
    December 10, 2011 12:00AM

THEY may not be cute and cuddly, but sawfish are definitely a sight to behold.

Three of the critically endangered species were introduced to the public at their new home at Sydney Aquarium in Darling Harbour, with a fourth one to join them shortly.

The smalltooth sawfish have taken up residence in the aquarium's Great Barrier Reef exhibit.

The marine animals who get their name from their saw-like rostrum or nose can grow up to about seven metres in length.

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« Reply #1392 on: December 10, 2011, 06:11:36 AM »

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-nsw/jason-bishop-is-one-ternacious-protector/story-e6freuzi-1226218632166

Jason Bishop is one ternacious protector


    Malcolm Holland
    The Daily Telegraph
    December 10, 2011 12:00AM

JASON Bishop makes sand castles to save little terns.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service ranger is the guardian of a tiny sand island within Towra Point Nature Reserve near Sydney Airport which endangered Little Terns use to lay their eggs after flying all the way from Japan and eastern Asian wetlands.

That means at this time of year he's keeping careful watch over the terns' tiny speckled eggs, laid in small depressions in the sand, and the miniscule, camouflaged chicks that have already successfully hatched and are sheltering under knee-high plants called sea rocket.

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« Reply #1393 on: December 10, 2011, 06:17:41 AM »

http://www.news.com.au/world/japan-confirms-greenpeace-whaling-charge/story-e6frfkyi-1226216712737

Japan admits disaster funds to be used for whaling

AFP
December 08, 2011 8:27AM

JAPAN has confirmed it plans to use some of the public funds earmarked for quake and tsunami reconstruction to boost security for its controversial annual whale hunt.

Greenpeace alleged that Tokyo was siphoning money from disaster victims by spending an extra 2.28 billion yen ($A29 million) on beefed-up security for its whaling fleet. Environmental groups are expected to renew their battle with the Japanese ships soon.

Japan's whaling fleet left port yesterday for this season's annual hunt in Antarctica. The coastguard said earlier that it would deploy an unspecified number of guards to protect the ships from anti-whaling activists.

Fisheries Agency official Tatsuya Nakaoku said the extra security was designed to ensure safer hunts, and ultimately help coastal towns that are largely rely on whaling as they recover from the March 11 disasters.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/world/japan-confirms-greenpeace-whaling-charge/story-e6frfkyi-1226216712737#ixzz1g84rieqg

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« Reply #1394 on: December 10, 2011, 08:32:57 AM »

http://www.news.com.au/world/japan-confirms-greenpeace-whaling-charge/story-e6frfkyi-1226216712737

Japan admits disaster funds to be used for whaling

AFP
December 08, 2011 8:27AM

JAPAN has confirmed it plans to use some of the public funds earmarked for quake and tsunami reconstruction to boost security for its controversial annual whale hunt.

Greenpeace alleged that Tokyo was siphoning money from disaster victims by spending an extra 2.28 billion yen ($A29 million) on beefed-up security for its whaling fleet. Environmental groups are expected to renew their battle with the Japanese ships soon.

Japan's whaling fleet left port yesterday for this season's annual hunt in Antarctica. The coastguard said earlier that it would deploy an unspecified number of guards to protect the ships from anti-whaling activists.

Fisheries Agency official Tatsuya Nakaoku said the extra security was designed to ensure safer hunts, and ultimately help coastal towns that are largely rely on whaling as they recover from the March 11 disasters.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/world/japan-confirms-greenpeace-whaling-charge/story-e6frfkyi-1226216712737#ixzz1g84rieqg

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« Reply #1395 on: December 16, 2011, 03:33:43 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/couple-who-pleaded-guilty-to-raping-torturing-and-degrading-13-year-old-girl-near-woodford-appeal-life-sentences-as-manifestly-excessive/story-e6freoof-1226223719840

Couple who pleaded guilty to raping, torturing and degrading 13-year-old girl near Woodford appeal life sentences as 'manifestly excessive'

    by: Mark Oberhardt
    From: The Courier-Mail
    December 16, 2011 9:04AM

A DE FACTO couple who pleaded guilty to raping, torturing and degrading a 13-year-old girl over a 15-hour period believe their life jail sentences are too high.

The facts of the case were so horrendous it moved Justice Martin Daubney to tears as he sentenced the man, 42, and woman, 33, to life in jail.

The Crown had asked for a life sentence for the woman and 17 to 20 years jail for the man.

Lawyers for the pair had argued the woman should get something less than life - 20 years - and the man 17 to 20 years to reflect their pleas of guilty and the fact they took the girl home after her ordeal.

Justice Daubney jailed both for life.

"This was not a nightmare for the victim; it was a living hell. What you did to her was evil," he said.

The Courier-Mail is unable to name the couple under new Queensland child protection laws because it could identify the victim.

They lodged appeals today on the basis that the life sentences were manifestly excessive.

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WARNING -  Distressing article.  I would agree to their appeal if it meant they faced the death penalty instead

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« Reply #1396 on: December 16, 2011, 03:40:54 AM »

http://www.bigpondsport.com/v8-driver-jason-richards-dies-aged-35/tabid/91/newsid/81750/default.aspx

V8 driver Jason Richards dies aged 35
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V8 Supercar driver Jason Richards has died after a 14-month battle with cancer.

New Zealander Richards was 35.

V8 Supercar officials and Holden confirmed Richards died on Thursday night at his home in Melbourne.

He had been fighting a rare and aggressive form of cancer called adrenocortical carcinoma.


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« Reply #1397 on: December 16, 2011, 03:43:39 AM »

http://bigpondnews.com/articles/Entertainment/2011/12/16/Pearce_up_for_Golden_Globe_697290.html

Pearce up for Golden Globe

Friday, December 16, 2011 » 12:56pm

 Australia's Guy Pearce has scored a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Monty Beragon in the television mini-series Mildred Pierce.

Pearce is up for the award for best performance in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for TV.

His British co-star Kate Winslet has also been nominated for a best performance by an actress gong for her role in the mini-series, with the show also picking up a nomination for best mini-series or motion picture made for TV.

Pearce is up against Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Paul Giamatti (Too Big to Fail), Tim Robbins (Cinema Verite) and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family).

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« Reply #1398 on: December 16, 2011, 03:46:58 AM »

http://bigpondnews.com/articles/TopStories/2011/12/16/Cautious_optimism_for_Meldrum_697409.html

Cautious optimism for Meldrum

Friday, December 16, 2011 » 05:12pm

 Molly Meldrum is making 'little steps forward' as he fights for his life after falling while putting up Christmas decorations, his brother says.

The music industry legend remains in a coma in intensive care at The Alfred Hospital after suffering extensive injuries in the fall at his Melbourne home on Thursday evening.

Brian Meldrum said his brother was still in a fight for his life, but doctors were tentatively happy with his condition.

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« Reply #1399 on: December 16, 2011, 11:51:51 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/travel/news/one-year-on-did-oprah-winfreys-visit-to-australia-work/story-e6freqwo-1226224527318

One year on, did Oprah Winfrey's visit to Australia work?

    by: Angela Saurine
    From: The Daily Telegraph
    December 17, 2011 12:00AM

IT was a year ago this week that Oprah Winfrey graced our shores, famously declaring "I love Australia!" at the top of her voice in front of one of the country's most famous landmarks, the Sydney Opera House.

But 12 months on the jury is still out on the big question: did it work?

While the move generated untold exposure around the world, the strong Australian dollar and natural disasters including cyclones and floods in Queensland have been big deterrents for overseas visitors this year.

When you take this into account, the figures for tourism may have been much worse than if the world's most powerful woman had never set foot on Aussie soil.

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