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ELBOURNE entertainer John
Blackman is commencing legal
action against struggling radio
station 3AK.
Blackman, best known for his TV appearances on
Hey Hey It’s Saturday, was last month sacked without
notice from 3AK’s breakfast program, despite a 12month contract being in place with the radio station.
News of the bitter legal action comes as 3AK’s
parent company announced this week that it has
lost more than $11 million in just 12 months.
Kim is Material Girl
■ KIM KILBEY - host of Australia’s Funniest Home Videos - is a Melbourne girl
... who just launched her own children’s clothing label ‘Material Girl’.
■ Her family started the childern’s wear label called Braggers in 1982, and have
always been inthe rag trade. Kim studied fashion at Box Hill TAFE, working with
her father before winning the Channel 9 role in Sydney
■ Kim was raised in Melbourne, with her family still living in Patterson Lakes.
She is a passionate Collingwood supporter, and recently married actor William
■ Kim says the launch of the ‘Material Girl’ fashion label is exciting, with the first
collection just hitting Myer stores this month.
Melbourne excited
over Lotto bonanza
Large queues are expected at suburban
Tattslotto agencies today
and tomorrow for this
week $30 million Powerball draw.
Punters are taking extra
tickets in a bid to win the
giant first prize.
Earlier this year, a Perth
couple won the entire $30
million jackpot. In June, a
syndicate won a $20 million jackpot.
The syndicate members
were the workers at a nursing home at Kilmore,
north of Melbourne.
They purchased their
lucky ticket at the
Wandong General Store
Tattersalls says that if
the first division prize is
not won tomorrow night,
next week’s jackpoy
might exceed a record $40
The most regular numbers drawn from the barrel in the Powerball draw
are 26, 45 and 33.
The number 9 has only
been drawn twice in the
history of Powerball,
which started in 1996.
Blackman says he is
taking the action against
Data & Commerce Ltd
(3AK), its managing director Jeff Chatfield, and
director Ron Hall.
He refuses to make any
comment on the matter.
Speculation is wide
that Sydney businessman John Singleton will
soon submit a bid to buy
3AK, and its sister station, 3MP.
Both stations are languishing in the listener
ratings: 3AK has only
been able to muster 2.4
per cent; 3MP has a share
of only 3.4 per cent.
Company chairman
Kevin Campbell blames
"consequences of the
downturn in the technology and telecommunications sectors" for the poor
financial performance of
the 3AK and 3MP division
of DC&L.
Singleton, 2GB-2CH principal has tripled the turnover of his radio stations
in the same period, and
has mentioned nothing of
a telecommunications
downturn in his comments
about his company.
Mr Campbell said: "On
a combined basis the radio assets are not performing to a level where they
are generating sufficient
cashflow to meet the operating their costs (sic)
and the radio subsidiary is
dependent on the reserves
of Data & Commerce
Limited to sustain the operations.
“Ultimately the radio
operations will be required to generate a return
to the company and our
expectation is for this to
happen in the current
year," Mr Campbell told
the Stock Exchange.
■ John Blackman is taking legal action against 3AK
■ Jeff Chatfield, CEO:
station loses $11 mil.
Uncertain future for 3AK presenters?
■ Melbourne Director
jailed. Page 2
■ Society priest jailed
for 10 years.Page 2.
■ School bullies invade
Internet Page 3.
■ ‘Long Shots’ - with
Ash Long. Page 4.
■ Stonnington City
Council sues woman for feeding pigeons.
Page 5.
■ Talk OfThe Town.
Page 6.
■ TV Program Guide.
Pages 9, 10, 43, 44
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■ 3AK’s line-up of hosts includes (from left): former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett,
Derryn Hinch, Greg Evans, James Dunn, Don Crawford and Doug Aiton.
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Inside This Week
Young lions purr
■ Alexandra Davies and Nadine
Garner are in ‘Young Lions’. Page 3
Oprah weighs in
■ The National Enquirer magzine
says Oprah is now 20 stone. Page 5.
Jeff’s lazy ways
■ Former Premier Jeff Kennett fails
to respect local listeners. Page 4.
Talk of the Town
■ The inside scoop on all the hot
gossip around Melbourne. Page 6.
Grand Finals book
■ Jim Main and Rohan Connolly
have issued a new edition of their
AFL Grand Finals book. Page 19.
Our Front
Page Photo
■ Melbourne girl Kim Kilbey
may have moved to Sydney
for work reasons, but her heart
is definitely in Melbourne.
Kim is a passionate Collingwood supporter.
Director paid debts with firm’s cash
LTHAM businessman John
Charles Freeman
has been sentenced to
two years jail after
pleading guilty to two
charges of failing to act
honestly as an officer.
Mr Freeman was sentenced on Friday, in the
County Court of Victoria,
to two years jail, to serve
a minimum of nine
The charges were
brought by the Australian
Securities and Investments Commission , and
prosecuted by the Commonwealth Director of
Public Prosecutions.
Freeman was the director of Freeman Hall Investment Services Pty
Ltd, a licensed securities
dealer, from 1992 until
1999. He was also a director of Bankswood Developments Pty Ltd, which
was involved in the building of a block of residential units.
ASIC alleged that between February and August 1998, Freeman obtained $174,300 of clients'
funds, which he used to
pay debts of Bankswood,
or for his own personal
His clients were told
these funds had been used
to purchase publicly listed
shares in their own names.
Mr Freeman was charged
following an investigation
by ASIC into his conduct
as a financial adviser.
In August 1999, both
Freeman Hall and
Bankswood were placed
into liquidation, following
an application by ASIC.
Those people involved
in the management of
companies, particularly
those acting as financial
advisers, must act honestly in the discharge of
their duties and put the
interests of their clients
before their own’, ASIC
Director of Enforcement,
Jamie Orchard said.
10 years for
society priest
■ JERRY LEWIS made plenty of headlines when he
abruptly cancelled shows at Melbourne’s Crown
Casino and Darwin when he suffered meningitis.
■ Lewis, who starred with Hollywood’s Dean Martin,
has bloated after being treated with cortisone. Lewis,
now in his 70s, this month hosted his Muscular Dystrophy telethonin America, raising $A116 million.
■ Lewis, 76, collapsed last week, just prior to a scheduled public appearance at the London Palladium.
F r Vincent Kiss, the
former Melbourne ‘society priest’, has been
sentenced to 10½
years in jail, after pleading guilty to sex offences against teenage
b oys.
Fr Kiss, 70, had already served a jail term
after admitting stealing
$1.8 million for a charity trust.
Fr Kiss admitted 10
charges of indecent assault and three charges
of buggery against four
b oys, ahed 13-17, fro m
1996 to 1973, at a
Catholic secondary
school in Albury.
J u d g e PPee n e l o p e
Hock told the priest he
had committed“a gross
b reach of trust and exploitation”.
Have You Heard?
Knife edge
■ Six knife attacks in four
weeks is causing concern
for Frankston Police.
“Violet crimes seem to be
on the increase again,”
says Det. Sgt. Steve
Dead frog
■ A dead frog has been
sent in the mail to Darebin
Councillor Cr Melissa
Salata. The surprise arrived in an official municipal envelope.
Doctor crisis
■ The outer-western suburb of Melton is in crisis,
with its inability to attract
enough doctors. It has a
ratio of one doctor to 2600
patients. The figure should
be 1 to 600.
■ The Royal Melbourne
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School bullies abuse the net
fans have started a 25hour fundraising marathon of watching 70 episodes of The Simpsons .
Newsdesk S
Drought hits Vic.
■ Paul Weller, head of the Victorian Farmers Federation, says a quarter of the state is now in drought.
“Like many farmers, we have been hoping for late
rains, but the failed crops across northern Victoria
from the lack of rains could not be ignored.”
Sex shop rejected
■ Crs Naim Melhem and Geraldine Gonsalvez
of Greater Dandenong Council have led the move
to not allow a sex book shop in Cheltenham Road,
Keysborough. They said a planning application
should be rejected because it introduces retailing
into an industrial zone.
Rape victims wait
■ Rape victims in the eastern suburbs sometimes
have a wait of up to five months before receiving
counselling, according to the Eastern Centre
Against Sexual Assault. Spokeswoman Carolyn
Worth says a $1.2 million deficit is to blame.
Footballers in Court
■ A Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League
player and a key Chelsea Football Club member
have been arrested and charged on two counts each
of obtaining property be deception. They are due
to face Dandenong Magistrates’ Court tomorrow
(Thurs.) on charges allegedly relating to betting
transactions at Berwick and Pakenham TAB.
chool bullying is
now being done by
computer and mobile phones.
Gayle Pike, middle
school head at Mowbray
College, is telling parents
that ‘electronic bullying’
is being predominant out
of school hours.
The Melton-based
school is telling parents
that one in four incidents
is now done through electronic means.
The problem is said to
be commonplace amongst female students in Years
7 and 8.
School’s meningitis alert
■ Trinity Grammar, the prestigious private school in
Kew, has warned parents of the danger of meningitis. Deputy Principal Rohan Brown says parents
should look out for headaches, stiff nexks and drowsiness intheir children.
Group fights freeway
■ Green group, Friends of the Merri Creek, plans a
Federal Court challenge to the new $306 million
Craigieburn by-pass. President Max Sargent says the
project - which will generate 3000 jobs - is a
‘disaster’of noise, fumes and traffic for the Lalor and
Thomastown communities.
“Although messages
are not usually sent from
school, they impact on our
school environment and
cause conflict between
students at school and anguish for both students
and staff.”
John O’Shea, Deputy
Principal, says it is easy
for persecutors to open
free e-mail accounts,
make up a user name and
post’abusive stuff’ about
another students, report
Penny Harrison and Paige
Hawkett of The Moorabool Leader newspaper.
Young Lions
just purr-fect
■ Alexandra Davies (left) and Nadine Garner are
appearing in the current episodes of the Australian
drama, ‘Young Lions’, on Channel 9.
■ They play the characters of Detective Senior Constable Donna Parry and Bec Sharpe in the Southern
Star Entertainment Productions. Garner’s character
‘Bec’ walks into a gang rape situation in a hotel car
park, and - using her kickboxing skills - kills one oft
he men.
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Time out on number plates
■ Drivers with illegible number plates on their cars
have only until the end of September to exchange the
plates, to avoid a $110 fine.
Divorce program
■ The last program for 2002 of Tabor Journey will
be held October 18-20 at Lower Plenty. Tabor Journey
is a program for people who are separated, divorced
or widowed and is designed to help with the pain of
the loss, anger, sadness and emptiness that follow the
end of a marriage. Contact Centacare Catholic Family
Centre on 5221 7055.
5 Crs for new Shire
■ Five Councillors will form the new Mansfield Shire
Council, following the State Government’s for a
municipality to breakway from Delatite Shire.
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Long Shots
with Ash Long, Editor
Vol. 34 No. 1 - Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Melbourne’s Weekly Lifestyle Newspaper
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Kennett fails to tune in
EFFREY Kennett:
you can be a silly
Once Premier of our
fine state, you have reduced yourself to a boring, ponderous radio host
... who hasn’t ‘paid his
dues’in radio, nor one that
does his homework.
Jeff was an embarrassment on his 3AK ‘drive’
program last week when
he continually referred to
9/11 (September 11) observances as “7-11”.
Does his own producer
not listen to Jeff’s gaffes?
You would have thought
by the FOURTH time
that Kennett made the
stupid error, that someone
at AK would have pulled
him up!
Jeff Kennett: lazy work
will fail to win ratings
■ Robert MacDonald,
one of the really
popular men of the
Melbourne newspaper world, has died
at the much-tooyoung age of 49.
■ For many years,
Rob was Group Real
Estate Manager for
the Leader Newspapers suburban
■ ‘Macca’ started his
early days of selling
newspaper space in
the eastern suburbs,
becoming manager of
the Lillydale and Yarra
Valley Express.
■ I had the privilege
of working alongside
Mac from 1978 to
1983. He was a fun
bloke, and part of a
fun team.
■ Graeme Trainor, on
of our great bosses of
the time, offered a fine
eulogy to the memory
of ‘Mac’.
■ May we extend our
sincere sympathies
to Sue and family.
For the kids
Victoria’s Good Friday
Appeal for the Royal
Children’s Hospital may
see some new fundraising
activities, if the latest US
practices comes here.
Jerry Lewis (see P2)
ran his 37th telethon for
Muscular Dystrophy,
which included a TV ‘jail’
segment where celebrities
are locked in a cell with a
phone, raising a $25,000
ransom to secure their effect. Ideal for Lillian
Frank and friends.
Dial OOO
The ‘1144_’ series of
phone numbers of accessing Police, Fire or Ambulance is about to end.
The State Government
is running a publicity campaign to remind people to
dial ‘000’ if they require
these services in an emergency.
A Friendly Reminder ... Freedom of the
press is limited to those who own one.
Corryong and Walwa, my
dear brother, celebrates a
special birthday on Friday
next week (Sept. 27).
Dale Peters, high-flying Councillor with the
Cityof Banyule enjoys his
27th birthday this Friday
(Sept. 20).
Chris McPherson,
country newspaperman
based at Shepparton, is set
to blow out 48 candles on
Monday (Sept. 23). He is
sure to be reading this.
Happy daze all!
If you or a friend wants
to be listed in our
Melbourne Observer
Birthday Book, drop me a
line at PO Box 1014, Research, 3095.
Keep smiling!
Possums are causing so
many problems in the
Monash area, requiring
United Energy to spend
$250,000 on the
SHOCKER! The $1.5
Pipeworks marketplace, Campbellfield,
was caused by overloaded electrical sockets, say invest-igators.
Metropolitan Ambulance Service is asking people to get rid of
out-of-date medicines.
are now also being
known as ‘Mosman
Monsters’ in Sydney.
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Council sues pigeon feeder
Local People
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Dutch community meets
■ Anne Farley, Secretary of the DutchAustralian
Community Council, advises ofthe ‘Over 50s’ group
that meets every Thursday, 10am-3pm. A Klaverjas
Marathon will be held on Sunday (sept. 22), $12.50 all
day. Contact 9312 5831 for more details.
ora Stock, a South
Yarra resident, has
been sued by
Stonnington Council, in
Melbourne ... for feeding
The Council took legal
action against the local
resident for encouraging
and feeding pigeons on
her third-storey balcony at
Kensignton Road, South
Hadley Sides, Chief
Executive Officer of
Stonnington Council, said
the legal action was
launched against Ms
Stock failed to comply
with a notice requiring her
‘to abate a nuisance’.
“We’re talking two to
three dozens pigeons here
and there are diseases humans can catch from
The Council says it is
concerned about the lung
disease psittacosis, which
can be contracted from the
pigeon’s faeces.
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Gershwin Musical
■ Fred Astaire’s all-dancing Gershwin spectacular,
My One And Only, will be presented by the CLOC
Musical Theatre, at the Alexander Theatre, monash
University, Clayton, from October 11-26.
■ Set in 1927, the razzmatazz and drama of jazz age
America leaps off the stafin a story of adventure, romance and espionage.
■ Contact Sandra Davies, CLOC Administrator, 9592
2897, for booking details.
■ Eric Smith, Chair of the Hurstbridge Fire Brigade
Building Fund Committee, says a fundraising auction
will be held on Sunday, October 20, to help build and
equip a new station to be built on Main Road. Call Julie
Sharp, 9712 0185, for more details.
“The Council normally
wouldn’t intervene in
these circumstances, but
the body corporate
couldn’t solve the issue,”
Mr Sides told The
Stonnington Leader.
Suspended jail term
for Frankston man
■ TV star Oprah has not hit 275 pounds (19st 9ozs),
according to the US supermarket tabloid, The National Enquirer.
Isaacson judges papers
■ Peter Isaacson, 82, war hero and Melbourne businessman, has judged Rupert Murdoch’s Toorak-South
Yarra local paper, Stonnington Leader, as the best in
the Southern Division of Community Newspapers of
■ Isaacson published his own paper, Southern Cross,
in the same area for 50 years, before being bought out
by APN News & Media.
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■ Prime Minister John Howard is promoting his
awards for excellence in Community Business Partnerships.
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■ Antony David Smales, a company director from
Frankston, has been given a suspended jail sentence.
■ Smales, a director of Spiderweb Solutions Pty
Ltd, pleaded guilty to two charges of making improper and dishonest use of his position as a director to gain an advantage for himself.
■ He faced the Melbourne County Court on two
charges brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
■ Smales was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, to be fully suspended upon him entering a
recognisance in the amount of $1000 to be of good
behaviour for two years.
■ He was also ordered to repay $120,218 to the
company, which was placed into administration.
■ The charges related to Mr Smales’ withdrawal of
$134,921 from the company’s bank account without the knowledge of his co-directors. Smales used
the money to gamble at Crown Casino and other
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Talk Of The Town
with Observer Reporters
Kylie takes a break
Need To Know ...
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Fax to us on 9431 6247.
Camberwell girl who took
on the music world, is
holidaying with her mother
CAROL, around Broome.
London tabloids have
been quick to speculate
that Kylie had a nervous
breakdown, after a split
with her boyfriend
Minogue’s management
was not pleased with a
newspaper revealing that
she was staying at the
Cable Beach Club Resort.
Their phone ran hot!
Gamblers Anonymous
■ Melbourne is hosting Gamblers Anonymous
Awareness Week. They hold 32 meetings across
Melbourne. If people think they have a gambling
problem, they can phone 9696 6108.
Death by accident
■ Coroner Jacinta Heffey says 21-year-old prison
inmate Paula Richardson died atthe former private
women’s prison in Deer Park ‘by accident’
■ “It was the result of a simulated suicide that went
wrong,” stated the Coronial Report.
High fire danger in West
■ Melton and Bacchus Marsh residents have
beenasked to prepare themselves for the worst fire
danger season in 20 years.
You’re No 1
Today’s Promise
■ “He that spareth his rod hateth his son.”
- The Bible: Proverbs.
Just A Thought
■ “Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take
care of themselves.”
- William Lowndes 1652-1724
Letters To His Son
The Last Word
■ “In order to become the master, the politician poses
as the servant.”
- Charles De Gaulle
has the nicest readers.
This week we salute
Bar Manager at the
Melbourne Marriott
Hotel, who is assisted
by his associate
Local Headliners
■ JOHN FLETCHER, Coles-Myer CEO, brought on
fight, according to business journalist ALAN
KOHLER. “If Lew wins he’s out a job,” Kohler wrote
in The Weekend Australian Financial Review.
■ Sympathy to radio veterinarian JACK AYERBE, on
the loss of his brother, LT. COL. TONY AYERBE,
who passed away on Thursday at Cabrini, Prahran. (Dr
Ayerbe appears weekly on DERRYN HINCH’S radio
program.) A service was scheduled to be held at the
Wesley College Chapel, Prahran, yesterday (Tues.).
■ FRANK LOWY, Australia’s second richest man with
$4.2 billion, was at Deer Park Secondary College to
congratulate local teacher LEAH DOWNEY on winning a $24,000 Westfield scholarship.
‘Old Scoop’ Says
■ THAT the Mornington Peninsula Council is so
worried about being accused of corruption in regard
to tendering contracts, that it will hire an independent auditor at a cost of $1250-a-day, to make sure
the process is seen as transparent.
■ THAT the Moorabool Council’s tape recorder
strangely went out of action when an officer compared Bacchus Marsh to Toorak, and Ballan to
Broadmeadows. A local resident asked for a copy
of the tape to take to an appeal hearing.
■ THAT Council Officer Greg Jakob told a local
newspaper reporter: “I can’t explain why the tape
didn’t work that night.”
■ THAT you haven’t heard much lately about
Governor-General Peter Hollingworth, have you?
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Court Reports
Action helps Coogi workers
mployees of the
Group will now
have a better chance to
recoup some of their entitlements following a
Court decision last week
over a restructuring of the
group’s assets.
Justice Merkel, in the
Federal Court of Australia, has made a ruling that
the March 2000 transfer of
the employment and responsibility for approximately 240 employees
from the primary Coogi
Group to shell companies,
with minimal assets, was
not effective or binding.
As a result of the ruling
employees will now have
a greater potential to receive their full employee
entitlements, estimated to
exceed $2,500,000, as
they will be treated as continued employees and
creditors of the pre-restructure Group.
In action taken as part
of its role to protect creditors, the Australian Securities and Investments
Commission (ASIC) was
granted leave to appear
'amicus curiae' (friend of
the court) in yesterday's
proceedings and argued
that the steps taken in
March 2000 to transfer the
employment of employees, by changing the name
of the employer in payroll,
taxation and other company records, without appropriate consultation or
the employees' consent,
Legal Briefs
Vandals hit
Privacy act
Mac attack
■ Some 70 trees,valued at
$2000, have been ripped
out by vandals, at
Gladesville Boulevard,
Patterson Lakes.
■ Victoria has a new Information Privacy Act.
Peoplemay complain to a
Privacy Commisisoner if
they believe an act or practice of an organ-isation
may interfere with their
■ French fries may be
hazardous to your health,
according to a lawsuit
filed in America against
the McDonald’s and
Burger King Corporations.
■ The Council for Education and Research
onToxics claims the two
fast-food chains violated a
Safe Drinking Water and
Toxic Enforcement Act,
because their French Fries
contain the toxic chemical
acrylamide, a suspected
carcinogen, found in high
levels of fatty food.
■ Snr Sgt Bill Myers of
Altona North Police says
weapon carrying in the
local area is a ‘phenomenon’, despite new laws
being passed from July 1.
Snr Sgt Myers said
there was concern for
young people.
“They seem to carry
them incase of an attck but
the law does not recognise
self-defence when carrying a weapon if they are
illegal,” the policeman
told reporter Dinah Arndt
of the Footscray Mail local newspaper.
Unlawful jail?
■ Rodney Nielsen, 30,
says he was unlawffuly
jailed for 12 days after a
magistrate’s order was
misread. Lawyer Rob
Matthews says: “They’ve
made an error and Mr
Neilsen is entitled to be
compensated for that.
Umpire grab
■ Central Altona Tigers
footballer Abdul Haddara,
20, has escaped legal action after grabbing an umpire in a headlock in a
WRFL game.
were not effective or binding.
ASIC further submitted
that the Court had the
power to grant the orders
sought in relation to the
employee creditors.
Justice Merkel spoke of
'the dangers of corporate
restructures that are
implemented to suit the
interests of the controllers
in disregard of the existing employee entitlement
rights of the employees,
without whom the corporations would have little or
nothing in their business
to restructure'.
ASIC has recently accepted an enforceable undertaking from Mr Jacky
Taranto, the sole director
and controlling shareholder of the Coogi
Group, and companies associated with Mr Taranto,
to preserve proceeds from
the sale of property owned
by a Taranto company for
the benefit of both employee and unsecured
creditors of the Coogi
Group, in the event that
creditors resolve to accept
a deed of company arrangement.
Metal detectors used
■ Police officers in the outer north-west are using
Minelab detectors in an effort to find weapons. Det.
Sgt Sam Stouppos says the battery-operated device
will be in police cars in a bid to detect flick knives,
knuckle-dusters and pistols.
Crime reports increase
■ Inspector John Todor, of Boroondara police, says
reports of crime are increasing slightly. A rise of
2.6 percent was reported for the 2001-2002 year,
represented by an extra 172 reports to Police.
Street lives in fear
■ Some residents in the Heidelberg West area have
taken to sleeping in their cars in an attempt to catch
a man causing havoc in the area. Reports say the
manhas been performing lurid acts as well as stalking residents and breaking into their properties. Police ask the residents to let them do their job, rather
than put themselves in danger.
150 gatecrash party
■ Some 150 youths gatecrashed an 18th birthday
party at the Somerville Mechanics Institute this
month. A Mornington family had their special night
ruined when troublemakers threw bottles around the
hall. It was planned that the party was to have gone
until 3am. Instead, it was shut at 11pm.
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Your Stars
with Christina Le Cross
ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
A social gathering that you are going to be attending could lead to romance, but don't push it let the other
person take the initiative and then you will know for sure that the feeling is mutual. Call my star line now
to find out what rewards the stars may bring.
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More interest is indicated in sporting activities and you seem to be particularly concerned about getting in
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my star line now to find out whose feelings for you are stronger than you thought.
GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
If you persevere you should be able to achieve your aims and ambitions. However an offer of help from a
friend may not be needed just now but keep it in mind as it could prove to be very useful in the future. Call
me now to find out where you may find the real love matches.
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A sentimental journey is indicated which could put you in a most nostalgic mood. However it really is no
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n interfering relative may annoy you but is best ignored considering the time you are going to have to
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The Do Duck Inn Bed and Breakfast, and Motel, is located on the major Hume Highway route to Sydney.
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also easy to relax.
The Do Duck Inn provides comfortable four-star accommodation at both the Bed and Breakfast, as well as
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One of the special features that keeps people coming
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romantic in winter and spring.
You can be treated with a gourmet breakfast, whilst
overlooking the attractive cottage gardens. Evening dinners are available to the rooms, or at the wonderful
Bentley On Hume café.
The café is a favourite amongst travellers, and is open
for breakfast, as well as morning tea and afternoon tea
sessions, with gourmet foods and special coffees available.
‘Ansett aniversary
should be warning’
he anniversary of Ansett's demise should
serve as a warning to the government on avia
tion policy, according to the Opposition.
Labor MP Martin Ferguson said last year's collapse should act as a warning to the government not to
roll out "an unconditional welcome mat" for Singapore
Airlines (SIA) to enter the domestic aviation industry.
Mr Ferguson said Labor advocated pursuing talks
with SIA to ensure it would not fly "rich routes" while
regional communities were ignored and to see that priority was given to former Ansett workers.
"Twelve months on, Australia is still feeling the impact on jobs, tourism and regional aviation services (of
the Ansett collapse)," Mr Ferguson said.
Mr Ferguson claimed the government was failing to
heed the lessons of the last airfare war.
"Australian workers, businesses and the communities they support do not need another airline collapse.
Australia needs a Government that is interested in a
stable, secure and sustainable aviation policy," he said.
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Observer TV
‘Nine breaches TV code’- ABA
elbourne’s Channel 9 has breached
the Commercial Television Industry
Code of Practice with a broadcast of
A Current Affair, the Australian
Broadcasting Authority has found.
Melbourne’s One-Eyed TV Critic
■ JENNIFER KEYTE’S two-minute guest spot
next week on Channel 7’s Tonight Live Revisited
has angered some of her Channel 9 colleagues who
want to see a ratings bonanza in the same 9.30pm
Thursday (Sept. 26) timeslot in which EDDIE
McGUIRE’S Footy Show has its Grand Final episode.
■ STEVE VIZARD is listed in a Channel 7 news
release as co-hosting the show with JENNIFER
KEYTE, whose 120-second appearance was said
to have been given the OK personally by Nine boss
an impressive ‘two-hander’ for the National Nine
News coverage last week, especially for the hourlong coverage of US observances of the September
11 anniversary. Expect more double-headers later
in the year, especially with Premier STEVE
BRACKS tipped to call an early State election.
■ DARREN JAMES (3AW, Buy, Swap & Sell,
Saturdays, 6am-8am) scared a few Melburnians on
Saturday. At 7.15am, he gave a time-call of 9.15am,
prompting a few to spring out of bed!
The ABA investigated
A Current Affair after it
broadcast a segment that
dealt with ‘chroming’,
which involves inhaling
aerosol spray from a plastic bag.
One viewer said the
segment served to promote the practice, that certain scenes should have
been edited ot, and that a
warning preceding the
segment should have been
Another viewer said the
segment breached the privacy clause ofthe Code.
ACA host Mike Munro
The ABA determined
that GTV-9 breached the
code in that it did
notexercise care in selecting material for broadcast
“having regard to the
likely audience of the program”.
Quips & Quotes
"He's called my mother trailer-trash, and I think any
person in Australia would be offended by that. If I were
him I wouldn't come too close to me. I am going to get
even. I'll do it publicly and I'll do it quite loudly. When
I turn I'm like a black snake in the sun. I will strike! I
couldn't give a fat rat's clacker what he thinks of me but
he cannot say that about my mother. I am, just for once,
quite serious." Roland Rocchiccioli, quoted by
Jonathan Green of The Age, after a review by Herald
Sun critic Chris Boyd.
Middle East:
through the eyes
of children
The story of seven children –
neighbours, but all growing up very far
apart - is told in Promises, screening
on SBS Television on Sunday (September 22) at 8.30pm.
Promises presents a compelling vision of the Middle East conflict through
the eyes of seven Palestinian and Israeli
children growing up in Jerusalem.
Each child offers an intimate, refreshing and sometimes humorous perspective on issues that lie at the heart
of the conflict.
Living no more than 20 minutes
apart, but locked in separate worlds, the
film explores the boundaries between
these children and tells the story of the
few who dared to cross the lines to meet
their neighbours.
Promises was nominated for Best
Documentary at the 2002 Academy
Awards and was produced and directed
by Justine Shapiro, host of the awardwinning Lonely Planet series, and B.Z.
Goldberg, an American/Israeli who
Sunday, September 22
SBS-TV, 8.30pm
“Any Jew who sees me would
think I’m a terrorist. They think
about their relatives who’ve been
killed. So we both think the same
thing. We each think of our relatives who’ve been killed by the
other side… so we try to finish
each other off to kill one another
- Faraj Adnan Hassan
grew up in Jerusalem and was a journalist during the “Intifada” (Palestinian Uprising). After the terrifying attacks on America, people are struggling
to understand the conflicts in the
Middle East.
Thursday, September 19
4.30 M ovie.All Coppers A re ...6.00 N ew Dimensions.6.30
Business Breakfast.7.00 George Shrinks.7.25 Simon InThe
Land Of Chalk Drawings.7.30 RockyAndThe Dodos.7.40
Stickin’ A round.7.45 Old Tom.8.00 Bob The Builder. 8.10
O swald.8.20 ThomasTheTank Engine.8.25 Sesame Street.
9.25 Bananas In Pyjamas.9.30 Play School.10.00 ForThe Juniors.10.15 OurAnimals.10.20 Number Crew.10.40 Made By
Design.11.00 Handmade.11.25 Australians.11.30 Hello aus
Berlin.11.45 PathwaysTo Australian Science.12.00 WorldA t
Noon.12.30 Take The High Road.1.00 Universe.1.50 Feedback.2.00 Federal QuestionTime.3.00 The Hoobs.3.25 Caillou.
3.30 Play School.4.00 Bananas In Pyjamas.4.05 Engie Benjy.
4.15 Pongwiffy.4.25 Olliver’s Adventure.4.30 Stickin’A round.
5.00 AngelaAnaconda.5.25 Daria.5.50 FlyTales.
6.00 Rolf Harris’ Animal Hospital.
6.20 Feedback.
6.30 N ew Dimensions with George
7.00 ABC News.
7.30 The 7.30 Report.
8.00 Catalyst.
8.30 Chaser NoNstop News Network.9.00 DaAli G Show.9.30 Back
Berner.10.00 True Stories:Search for
‘The Afghan Girl’. 10.55 Lateline.
11.25 Studio 22. 12.00 Parliament
Question Time. 1.00 M ovie. Madonna Of The Seven Moons.2.45
M ovie. Pasionate Summer. 4 . 3 0
M ovie. Bitter Harvest.
6.00 Sunrise.9.00 The Book Place.
9 . 3 0 A Country Practice. 1 0 . 3 0
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Lake.12.00 M ovie. Extreme Justice.
2.00 Chicago Hope.
3.00 Passions.4.00 The BigA rvo.
4.30 Home Improvement.
5.00 MASH.
5.30 Wheel of Fortune.
6.00 S even Nightly News.
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7.30 Stargate.
8.28 Powerball.
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11.30 S even Late News.
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1.00 NBCToday.
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4.00 Victor Paul.
5.10 Punky Brewster.
5.35Video Power.
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Today.9.00 Here’s Humphrey.9.30
Cushion Kids.9.35 Cliffo rd. 10.00
pacific Drive.10.30 Fresh.11.00 National Nine Morning News.11.30 EntertainmentTonight.12.00 D ays Of
Our Lives.1.00 YoungAndThe Restless.2.00 Water Rats.3.00 Spin City.
3.30 Nikki.4.00 Escape of theA rtful
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6.30 A CurrentAffair
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7.30 Getaw ay.
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The Footy Show. 11.15 Nightline.
11.45 The Fugitive.12.45 The Footy
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Letterman Show. 3 . 1 5 M ovie.
Entertaining Mr Sloane.5.00 Family
and Friends. 5.30 Entertainment
6.00 YogaT V.6.30 Aerobics Oz Style.
7.00 CheezT V.8.30 InThe Box.9.00
Good MorningAustralia.With Bert
N ewton.11.00 Huey’s CookingAdventures.11.30 Ten News.12.00
Je rry Springer. 1.00 Judge Ju ry.1.30
Beauty and The Beast. 2 . 3 0 T h e
OprahWinfrey Show. 3.30 Neighbours.4.00 Totally Wild.4.30 The
Bold &The Beautiful.5.00 Ten News.
6.00 The Simpsons.
6.30 Neighbours.
7.00 Seinfeld.
7.30 D awson’s Creek.
8.30 L aw & Order S.V.U.
9.30 Law & Order
10.00 Ten Late Night News.11.00
Sports Tonight. 11.30 Spin.12.00
Thursday Late Night Movie:Divided
By Hate.1.40 Video Hits.2.00 Home
Shopping.4.00 Life InTheWord.4.30
Kenneth Copeland.5.00 Life Today
with James Robison.5.30 This IsYour
D ay with Benny Hinn.
5.00Weatherwatch.5.30 Japanese
N ews.6.04 Cantonese News.6.25
Mandarin News.6.55 Telegiornale
(Italian).7.30 DAS Journal.8.00 Ta
NeaTon Ennea (Greek).9.00 Le Journal.9.30 S evodnia (Russian).10.00
Weatherwatch.10.10 Telediario.
11.00 Siaran Berita (Indonesian).
11.30 The Journal.12.00 Business
Report.12.30 Dateline.1.30 Docum e n t a ry : Chemical Kids. 2 . 2 5
Weatherwatch.3.00 TV Ed.3 . 3 0
Documentary:A Fork In Australia.
4 . 0 0 School To rq u e. 4.30 Toyota
World Sports.5.00 N ewshour with
Jim Lehre r.6.00 GlobalVillage.6.30
World News.7.00 Toyota World
Sports.7.30 Drama Series:MeetThe
Ancestors. 8.30 Insight.With jenny
B rockie.9.30 World NewsTonight.
10.00 Soccer. UEFA Champions.
11.55 Drama:The Hypocrites.12.30
Thriller:Patriot (In Slovenian,English
.1.55 Close.
8.00 M ove It Or Lose It (Exe rcise).
8.30 Disappearing Frontier. 9 . 0 0
Upstairs Downstairs.10.00 Gomer
Pyle. 10.30 Ke rr’s Kitchen.11.00
To ny’s Great EuropeanTour. 11.30
Retirement Forum - RetirementVillages inAustralia.12.00 M ovie: Horror Express.2.00 Unearthed.2.30
W hyWe Fight:The Nazis StrikeAgain.
3.30 Sports Page.4.00 Fishcam.
6.00 N ew s
6.05 Geelong News and Commerce
6.30 Racescar
7.00 At Home With The Baccalas
7.30 GDFL Football Focus
8.00 C New s
8.05 Public Hangings
8.30 Geelong Live
9.00 ‘Jaanz Live’At Funkies
9.30 Raucous
10.30 Yartz
11.00 The Big Leaguers
11.30 Priority One.12.00 Fishcam
6.00 National Nine Early News.7.00
Today.9.00 Here’s Humphrey.9.30
Cushion Kids.9.35 Cliffo rd. 10.00
pacific Drive.10.30 Fresh.11.00 National Nine Morning News.11.30 EntertainmentTonight.12.00 D ays Of
Our Lives.1.00 YoungAndThe Restless.2.00 Water Rats.3.00 Spin City.
3.30 Nikki.4.00 Kangaroo Creek
Gang. 4.30 Family Ties. 5.00 T h e
Looney Tunes Show. 5.30 Burgo ’s
Catch Phrase.
6.00 National Nine New s
6.30 A CurrentAffair
7.00 Fraiser.7.29 Keno.
7.30 Burke’s Backyard
8.30 M ovie. Most Wanted.11.00
Nightline.11.30 The District.12.30
Late Show with David Letterman.
1.30 M ovie.The Face of Fu Manchu.
3.20 m ovie.The Brides of Fu Manchu.
5.00 Family and Friends.Diane Craig,
Justine Clarke.5.30 Entertainment
6.00 YogaT V.6.30 Aerobics Oz Style.
7.00 CheezT V.8.30 InThe Box.9.00
Good MorningAustralia.With Bert
N ewton.11.00 Huey’s CookingAdventures.11.30 Ten News.12.00
Je rry Springer. 1.00 Judge Ju ry.1.30
Beauty and The Beast. 2 . 3 0 T h e
O p r a h W i n f rey S h ow. 3 . 3 0
Neighbours.4.00 Guinevere Jones.
4.30 The Bold &The Beautiful.5.00
Ten News.
6.00 The Simpsons.
6.30 Neighbours.
7.00 Seinfeld.
7.30 The Simpsons Hour.
8.30 Friday Night Movie.
10.55 Ten Late Night News.
11.25 SportsTonight.
11.55 Video Hits Uncut.
2.00 Home Shopping.
4.00 E Street.
5.00 This IsYour Day with Benny
5.30 Christian CityT V.
5.00Weatherwatch.5.30 Japanese
N ews.6.04 Cantonese News.6.25
Mandarin News.6.55 Telegiornale
(Italian).7.30 DAS Journal.8.00 Ta
NeaTon Ennea (Greek).9.00 Le Journal.9.30 S evodnia (Russian).10.00
Weatherwatch.10.10 Telediario.
11.00 Siaran Berita (Indonesian).
11.30 The Journal.12.00 Business
Report.12.30 Documentary:Hitler’s
Henchmen. 1.30 Documentary:
Constant Cravings.2.20 Weatherwatch.3.00 TV Ed.3.30 Asia Sport.
4 . 0 0 Insight. 4 . 3 0 Toyota World
Sports. 5.00 N ewshour with Jim
Lehre r. 6 . 0 0 Global Village. 6 . 3 0
World News.7.00 Toyota World
Sports.7.30 M y W ay:The Soccer
Lady. 8.00 Food Lovers guide To
Australia.8.30 About Us: Rainbow
Bird and Monster Man.9.30 World
N ewsTonight.10.00 QueerAs Folk.
10.50 QueerAs Folk.11.40 Eat Carpet.12.45 M ovie.2.30 Close.
8.00 M ove It Or Lose It (Exe rcise).
8.30 Making History 9.00 Time Of
Your Life.9.30 JackAnd The Green
Talk.10.00 The Beverly Hillbillies.
10.30 M ovie: Colonel Effinghams
Raid.12.00 WinningWomen.12.30
1.00 Bonanza.
2.00 M ovie:Red Fury
4.00 Fishcam.
6.00 C New s
6.05 The Eastern Footy Show
6.30 The Geelong Footy Show
7.30 Nat Chat
8.00 C New s
8.05 G reek CurrentAffairs (Greek)
8.30 Above All Is Health (Greek)
9 . 0 0 TV Hellas Documentary
10.00 The Greek Beat Show
10.30 Stuff.Sketch Comedy.
11.00 The Comic Box.
11.30 NoiseT V
12.00 Fishcam
Friday, September 20
6.00 N ew Dimensions.6.30 Business Breakfast.7.00 George
Shrinks.7.25 Simon InThe Land Of Chalk Drawings.7.30 Rocky
AndThe Dodos.7.40 Stickin’A round.7.45 OldTom.8.00 Bob
The Builder.8.10 O swald.8.20 ThomasTheTank Engine.8.25
Sesame Street.9.25 Bananas In Pyjamas.9.30 Play School.10.00
Take OnTechnology.10.15 Puzzle Maths.10.30 Our History:
EatingThen and Now.10.40 Australians.10.45 BehindThe
N ews Specials.11.00 Living Australia.11.30 ExplodingThe
World of Music.12.00 WorldAt Noon.12.30 TakeThe High
Road.1.00 M ovie.The Naked Truth.2.30 Dinnerladies.3.00
The Hoobs.3.25 Caillou.3.30 Play School.4.00 Bananas In
4.05 Engie Benjy.
4.15 Pongwiffy.
4.25 Olliver’s Adventure.
4.30 Stickin’A round.
5.00 AngelaAnaconda.
5.25 Life Fo rc e.
5.50 Fly Tales.
6.00 Rolf Harris’ Animal Hospital.
6.30 GardeningAustralia
7.00 ABC News.
7.30 Stateline.
8.00 TheVicar of Dibley.
8.30 Dalziel and Pascoe.
10.00 The Glass House.
10.30 Lateline.
11.00 Four Fathers.
11.50 Rage.
6.00 Sunrise.9.00 The Book Place.
9 . 3 0 A Country Practice. 1 0 . 3 0
S even Morning News.11.00 T h e
D avis Cup -Live.Tie:Australia v India.
4.00 The BigA rvo.
4.30 Home Improvement.
5.00 MASH.
5.30 Wheel of Fortune.
6.00 S even Nightly News.
6.30 TodayTonight.
7.00 HomeAnd Aw ay.
7.30 Auction Squad.Johanna Griggs
with help, turns 50s drab to dazzling.
8.30 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries:Well Schooled in Murder
10.30 TheVilla.
11.30 S even Late News.
12.00 Holly wood RealTo Reel.
1.10 NBCToday.
3.10 Victor Paul.
4.10 Danoz Direct.
5.10 Punky Brewster.
5.35Video Power.
■ Page 10 - Melbourne Observer - Wednesday, September 18, 2002
TV - Radio - Showbiz
Funny Mal, perfect gent, sadly missed
stalwart Bruce Ruxton, who rushed
from Geelong to one of the many paying tribute.
Mal Meikle worked in England for
some years after the War, and honed
his craft as a fine showman. So much
so that he was invited to appear at
THREE Royal Command performances.
Observer Editor
ELBOURNE has just lost
one of its finest and unique
showbiz characters.
And I've lost a good mate.
Hundreds gathered at the Diamond
Valley Baptist Church late last month
to farewell comedian Mal Meikle,
who died at the age of 76.
Malcolm Jeffrey Meikle made service the hallmark of his life, displaying it as a 50-year member of Rotary,
and making it his calling card as a professional show business identity
around the world.
Mal Meikle was at much at home
with members of the Royal Family, as
we was with the common man.
Whilst in England, he joined the
Rotary Club of Weymouth, and this
was to start an association of more
than 50 years with the international
service organisation dedicated to helping others.
Upon his return to Australia, Mal
expanded his business interests, including running his own artists' management business.
He was an accomplished writer, and
for a while penned the popular 'Veritas'
TV/radio/showbiz column.
Mal's business talents also extended
to being General Manager of the Age
Suburban Publications group of local
He was also a Company Director.
Mal was born in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick in 1927, with his
family soon moving to Footscray and, for a while, living in a tent!
Mal completed his education at
Footscray, joining the Royal Australian Air Force in 1943.
If you do your arithmetic, it's easy
to see that Mal fibbed about his age
so he could serve Australia in the military conflicts of World War II.
Mal's Air Force service took him
to New Guinea, and he was
'demobbed' in 1946. His patriotism
was legendary, exampled by the tribute paid by his fellow members of the
Greensborough RSL sub-branch at his
funeral service. Also paying tribute
■ Melbourne
showbiz man
Mal Meikle will be
missed by many friends
A number of speakers at the funeral
service emphasised that Mal's work as
an entertainer was often one of service to his fellow man.
He often appeared at functions,
without charge, in an endeavour to
assist the disadvantaged, underprivileged, as well as community groups.
Roy Hampson, one of Melbourne
television's best-known identities from
the days of Channel 0 (now Network
10), paid tribute to our friend.
Roy said many comedian were
loathe to appear on TV as they were
afraid of losing their 'material' to other
artists, or it becoming familiar to the
Not so Mal Meikle. He also lent a
hand, often at his own personal cost.
Many speakers remembered Mal
Meikle as a man who willingly gave
his time across Victoria to others.
Leading Rotarians Alan Sartori
and Terry Grant spoke of his motto
of 'Service Above self'. Business colleagues recalled his fine ethics. A
neighbour noted the fine partnership
of more than 40 years between Mal
and his wife Joan.
Showbiz colleague Gordon
McKenzie played an organ and accordion tribute; video expert Tony
Ladgrove put together an audio-visual remembrance; soloist John
Lidgerwood sang "How Great Thou
The Melbourne Observer joins with
the community in extending its sympathy to Joan, son Wayne and the
Meikle family on their loss.
Melbourne has lost one of its finest
"Love ya, buddy!
Saturday, September 21
6.00 Rage.
9.00 Saturd ay Morning Fly. Including
9.00 Fly Mix.10.30 Fly Toons:T h e
Ripping Friends. 11.00 popsui
12.00 Stateline
1 . 0 0 B owls: Australian Indoor
Championships. 2nd Semi-Final.
2.00 M ovie.TheYoung Lovers.
3.30 M ovie.The Card.
5.00 Frontier.1788-1830:They Must
Alw ays Consider UsAs Enemies.
6.00 Landline.
6.30 Richard Morecroft GoesWild:
N avy Seals.
7.00 ABC News.
7.30 BeingApril.
8.25 ABC News.
8.30 The Bill.
9.25 ABC News.
9.30 FabulousWomen:Marilyn.The
Ultimate Investigation.
10.25 NightAnd Day
11.15 Spaced
11.40 Rage.
6.00 Scooby DooWhere A reYou?
6.30 Power Rangers:The Lost Galaxy.7.00 Saturd ay Disney.9.00 Short
Cuts.9.30 Disney’s Hercules.10.00
101 Dalmatians. 10.30 Shnookums
and Meat Funny Cartoon Show.
11.00 Generation 7.
11.30 The Davis Cup - Live.Tie:Australia v India.
2.00 Sportswatch.
4.30 Sportswatch - Final Score. Live.
With Bruce McAvaney.
5.00 TheWorldA round Us.
6.00 S even News. JenniferAdams.
6.30 Perfect Match.
7.30 M ovie. Honey, I Shrunk T h e
9 . 3 0 M ovie.The Silence Of T h e
L a m b s . Jodie Foster, A n t h o ny
10.00 S even’s Match of the Round.
1.00 M ovie. Deuce Coupe.3.10 Victor Paul.5.10 Punky Brewster.5.35
Video Power.
6.00 Thunderbirds.7.00 The Shapies.
7.30 Goodsports.8.00 Ketchup and
theToothbrush Family.8.30 The Gift.
9.00 Outriders. 9.30 Detention.
10.00 Sheep InThe Big City.10.30
GiletteWorld Sport Special.11.00
Special: Life Beyond Earth. 1 2 . 0 0
Burke’s Backyard.1.00 Castaw ay.
2.00 Touched ByAnAngel.3.00 Premiere Special:MissTeen USA 2002.
5.00 EscapeWith ET.5.30 Postcards.
5.59 Keno.6.00 national Nine News.
6.30 australia’s Funniest HomeVideos. 7.00 Body + Soul.
7.30 JudgingA my.
8.30 M ovie.WildThings.
10.45 National Nine Newsbreak.
10.50 Special:Topless ButTasteful.
11.50 Rugby League Finals:Semi-Final No.1.1.50 Late Show With David
Letterman.2.50 M ovie. Don’t Look
N ow. 4.50 Nine Lives.5.00 Jesse
Duplantis Ministeries.5.30 C refloA.
Dollar Jr.
6.00 RobotWars
7.00 Horace andTina
7.30 The Big Cheez
9.00 TotallyWild
9.30 Video Hits
12.00 Bright Ideas
1.00 Harry andThe Hendersons
1.30 M ovie:The Swan Princess II
3.00 Totally Footy
3.30AFL Premeirship Season 2002
- Preliminary Finals. Collingwood v
7.00 Ten New s
7.30 AFL Premiership season 2002 P reliminary Finals. Brisbane v Po rt
11.25 SportsTonight. Coverage of
all the day’s local,national and international sporting news.
11.55 Video Hits Uncut.
2.00 Home Shopping.
4.00 E Street.5.00 This IsYour Day
With Benny Hinn.5.30 Christian
CityT V.
5.00Weatherwatch.5.30 Japanese
N ews.6.04 Cantonese News.6.25
Mandarin News.6.55 Telegiornale
(Italian).7.30 DAS Journal.8.00 Ta
NeaTon Ennea (Greek).9.00 Le Journal.9.30 S evodnia (Russian).10.00
Weatherwatch.10.10 Telediario.
11.00 Siaran Berita (Indonesian).
11.30 The Journal.12.00 Business
Report.12.30 A rts On Saturd ay:
Faust.2.25 A rts On Saturd ay:Australian Biograp hy: Jimmy Little.3.00
Sport:9th IAAFWorld Cup InAthletics.4.00 Sport:National Football
League. 4.30 Speedweek.5.30 English Premier League Preview.6.00
The Movie Show.6.30 World News.
7.00 ToyotaWorld Sports.7.30 As It
H appened:The Berlin Airlift. 8.30
Pizza. 9.00 South Park. 9.30 Jo h n
Saffran’s Music Jambore e. 1 0 . 0 0
M ovie: Baby Cart In Peril.. 1 1 . 2 5
Fetching Shorts.11.58 Soccer. Live English Premier League. 2.00 Close.
12.00The Eastern Footy Show
1.00 G’d ay Maltaussies
2.00 Fishcam
4.30 Asian CommunityTleevision
5.30 Russ Kellet’s Melbourne
6.00 Melbourne Muso’s (Drum Lesson with Chris Quinlan)
6.30 Jaanz Live At Funkies.Talent
7.00 Sports Page.
7.30 Public Hangings.A rts.
8.00 M Zone.Talent Show.
8.30 Chartbusting 80s. 80s music
clips and cover bands hosted by Josie
9.30 Champagne Comedy.
10.00 A dd T V. 31 takes control of
your remote control.
10.30 M ovie.The Perils of Pauline.
1947. Comedy/Bio. Betty Hutton.
(Breakaw ay).
12.00 Fishcam.
6.00 Turn ‘Round Australia. 6.30
WorldView. 7.00 Primetime.8.00
Business Sunday.9.00 Sunday.11.00
The Sunday Footy Show. 1 2 . 0 0
Documentary: Island Sand, City
Street.With Jamie Dunn.1.00 P aw s
‘n’All.1.30 M ovie.Tweety’s High Flying Adventure. 3.00 Rugby League
Finals:Semi-Final No. 2.5.00 Documentary Special: Glenn Ridge Australia’s Lake Eyre.6.00 National
Nine News.
6.30 Backyard Blitz.
7.00 Location, Location.
7.29 Keno.
7.30 60 Minutes.
8.30 M ovie. Drop Dead Gorgeous.
10.30 National Nine Newsbreak.
10.35 Dead Man’s Walk. Part 1.
1 . 1 0 L a t e S h ow w i t h D av i d
Letterman. 2.10 British Open 2001
Official Film. 3.10 Nightman. 4.05
The Baron.5.00 Family & Friends.
5.30 Skippy -The Bush Kangaro o.
6.00 Mass ForYou At Home. 6.30
HillsongTelevision.7.00 The New
A d ventures of Ocean Girl. 7 . 3 0
Thunderstone.8.00 TotallyWild.8.30
Video Hits.10.30 Pepsi Live - Music
Show.11.00 Chilli Factor.11.30 Meet
The Press.12.00 V8X.12.30 Xtreme
1.30 RPM.2.30 The 2002
Australian Safari.3.30 Trackside.5.00
Ten News.5.30 SportsTonight.6.00
Premiere.With Antonia Kidman.
6.30 The Simpsons
7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond.
7.30 AllAussieAdventures.
8.00 Becker.
8.30 M ovie. Mystery Men.
10.55 Ten Late Night News.
11.25 SportsTonight.
11.55 Moto GP.
2.55 Video Hits Filler. 3.00 H o m e
Shopping.4.00 life InTheWo rd.4.30
Kenneth Copeland.5.00 Life Today
with James Robison.5.30 This IsYour
D ay with Benny Hinn.
5.00Weatherwatch.6.00Worldwatch. 6.01 L-ahbarijiet (Malta). 6.30
Pangunahing Balita (Manila). 7 . 0 0
Hungarian New s . 7 . 3 0 V i s ny k
Ukrainy. 8.00Weatherwatch.8.55
Kalejdoskop (Polish). 9 . 3 0 Esta
Semana (Chile).10.00 Italia news.
10.30 Documentary: Sydney 2000.
11.00 Sport: 9th IAAFWorld Cup
Athletics.12.00 Sport:The World
Game.2.00 Sport: FootballAsia.3.00
Soccer: European Champions
League.4.00Western UnionWorld
Football.4.30 Soccer: English Pre mier League Match of theWeek.6.00
The Business Show. 6 . 3 0 World
N ews. 7.00 ToyotaWorld Sports.
7 . 3 0 Documentary:A History of
Britain.8.35 Documentary:Promises.
9.05 Masterpiece:Two Thirds Sky.
10.05 Cinema Classics: Drama- Unholy Desire (in Japanese,English subtitles).1 . 4 0 Documentary Series:
ReturnTo Wonderland.2.25 Close.
10.00 D avid Boske Ministeries.10.30
G’d ay Maltaussies.11.30 TV Sri Lanka.
12.00 Arab TV (Arabic). 1.00 A l
Hadara (Arabic). 2.00 Insegna Media (Italian).2.30 Slovenian Magazine
(Slovenian). 3.00 Waltzing Matila
(Maltese).3.30 HungarianTelevision
4.00 Tamil TV (Tamil).4.30 Tagata
Polenisia (Samoan).
5.00 EntreTodos (Spanish).
5.30 Buone Notizie (Italian).
6 . 0 0 Good Evening Melbourne
6.30 Zontas 100% (Greek).
7.00 Asian CommunityTV (Chinese).
8 . 0 0 G re e k C o m munity Affairs
8.30 TV Hellas Sunday Greek Movie
10.00 C roatian Program (Croatian).
10.30 Bizce Boyle (Turkish).
11.00 Wo rd of Life.
11.30 Fishcam
Sunday, September 22
ograms for
Sundayy, September 22
not to hand, when we went
to press.
Check programs at:
w w
6.00 One.6.30 The Bishop,The Chef,
andThe Fisherman.
7.00 Wipeout.7.30 L’il Horrors.
8.00 Sunday Sunrise.
9.30 Sportsworld.
10.30 Rex Hunt’s Footy Panel.
11.00 The Davis Cup - Live.Tie:Australia v India.
2.00 Sportswatch - Live.
4.30 Sportswatch -Final Score.
5.00 Rex Hunt FishingAdventures.
5.30 Discover.
6.00 S even News. JenniferAdams.
6.30 Harry’s Practice.
7.00 Surprise Chef.
7.30 Alw ays Greener.
8.30 M ovie.
11.25 M ovie.The Champ.
1.55 NBCToday.
2.55 NBC MeetThe Press.
3.55 Victor Paul.
5.05 Punky Brewster.
5.35 Video Power.
Melbourne Obser
Observv er - W ednesda
ednesdayy, September 18, 2002 - Page 11 ■
TV - Radio - Showbiz
Radio’s Red is in the pink
Curious headlines
■ James Packer is part of the family that
Red Symons may well
win a permanent radio
His ratings have been
an outstanding success for
ABC 774 (the station formerly known as 3LO),
whilst he has been a temporary stand-in for Lynne
A TV film-clip on The
Insiders (ABC-TV, Sundays, 9am) showed how
seriously Symons is taking the breakfast shift.
He was dressed in an
impressive suit-and-tie
combination for an interview with Federal ALP
leader Simon Crean.
That’s a long way from
Red’s days of heavy face
make-up for performances
by pop band Skyhooks.
Radio active
■ Denis O’Kane, Program Director at 3AK3MP, seems to have
dropped the idea of going
on air once a month to
hear listeners’ comments
about 3AK.
O’Kane had a popular
segment with former
evening presenter Gavin
Wood, who has since
been replaced with
Yvonne Adele, in the
seemingly endless musical chairs that have
plagued the station.
Bare facts
■ John Wood, aka Sgt
Tom Croydon of Blue
Heelers, is appearing
nude nightly in the stage
presentation of The Elocution of Bejamin
This was a role made
famous by Gordon
Chater in the 1990s.
Wood has still been
able to maintain his record
of appearing in every episode of Heelers (Channel
7, Wednesdays, 8.30pm)
In tonight’s episode, an
Afghani family struggles
to comes to terms with life
in country Australia.
When Grace’s son,
Daniel (Kane McNay), is
in a fight at school, Tom
rushes to intervene. But
Ben (Paul Bishop)is already there tryingto break
up the brawl.
The other boy, Karim
(Amene Kai) continues to
strike out after the separation - hitting Ben in the
25 yyears
ears of TV ca
1956 may have her
alded the beginning of tele
television ffor
or most people in this countr
as not
countryy , but it w
until 25 yyee a rrss later
later,, in September 1982, that this
n eew
w e rraa became accessible to deaf and hear
hearii n g
alians thr
ough the intr
oduction of
i m p a i rree d A u s t rralians
alian Caption Centr
captions bbyy the Austr
Centree .
Captions show the entire soundtra ck of aTV pro g ra m ,video, DVD or cinema screening in text format at
the bottom of the screen.Captions are coloured and
positioned to indicate who is speakingAND also show
sound effects and music.
Despite this 20 year history of captions, hundreds of
thousands ofAustralians with hearing loss are still missing out on being able to enjoy watchingTV due to lack
of awa reness and knowledge of what captions are and
h ow to access them.
Robert Scott,Australian Caption Centre CEO says,
hearing loss, especially as a result of old age, can be a
very stressful and isolating experience, but captions are
a free service and even people with mild hearing loss
can benefit hugely from them.
D u ring the 20 year history of theAustralian Caption
Centre the amount of captioning has increased dra matically and now we need to make sure that more
and more people take advantage of it.
Observer TV takes care in compiling programs,
which are supplied by the TV stations.
All programming is subject to late changes.
Silence please
■ It may be a re-run, but
expect a big audience for
Seven’s Saturday movie
at 9.30pm: The Silence of
The Lambs.
Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins star in
this winner of five Academy Awards, based on the
best-selling novel by Thomas Harris. It is the story
of a FBI agent’s search for
psychotic sex-killer.
controls the Nine Network ... and any news
about his marriage bust-up with wife Jodhi
is sure to generate headlines.
■ However, we’re confused with the Sydney
Sun-Herald newspaper’s coverage on
Sunday, with a giant front-page photo-story:
‘Jodhi’s Divorce Settlement’. Even the
headline on Annette Sharp’s story said
‘What Jodhi Got: cash, house, car and the
■ Then scroll down to Paragraph 2: “The
price placed on 20 months of matrimonial
bliss is unknown.”
Down on his luck
■ Steve Vizard and family are expected to
Fox returns
■ Four-time Emmy winner Michael J Fox is
comingbackto TV,this
time to write and produce
a family comedy for
America’s ABC network.
The show is to be produced by Touchstone
Television and Dreamworks TV, which did Spin
City, in which he starred
from 1996 to 2000.
It is not known whether
Fox, 41, will also appear
in front of the cameras.
He recently published a
best-selling memoir called
Lucky Man and has been
spending much time with
his wife andfour children
because of his battle with
Parkinson’s disease.
sell their Roxby Park farm, at Gnarwarre
(near Geelong), for $4.5 million at auction
on October 25. The 1247-hectare farm was
purchased by Steve and his brother
Andrew for about $1 million, about 12 years
Suburban Star-Watching
■ Kerry Armstong and Jason Donovan
have been spotted recording episodes of
MDA (ABC, Tues., 9.30pm) at Hawthorn
Town Hall, Glenferrie Hotel and St James
Park. Many of the show’s episodes are
filmed at the Caulfield Town Hall.
■ Lana Cantrell, the Melbourne singer
turned New York-lawyer, led the singing of
tributes at the September 11 observances
in the US last week. Remember when she
was ‘engaged’ to Graham Kennedy?
Monday, September 23
ograms for
Mondayy, September 23
not to hand, when we went
to press.
Check programs at:
w w
6.00 Sunrise.9.00 The Book Place.
9.30 Wipeout.10.00 Chuck Finn.
10.30 S even Morning News.11.00
Ricki Lake. 12.00 M ovie.A ddams
FamilyValues.2.00 Chicago Hope.
3.00 Passions.4.00 The BigA rvo.
4.30 Home Improvement.
5.00 MASH.
5.30 Wheel of Fortune.
6.00 S even Nightly News.
6.30 TodayTonight.
7.00 Home And Aw ay. Dani discovers the truth about Kirsty and Kane.
7.30 The Great Outdoors.
8.30 24: 2.00pm-3.00pm
9.30 Ally McBeal
10.30 The Monday Dump.With Roy
and H.G.
11.30 S even Late News.
12.00 Ricki Lake
1.00 NBCToday.
3.00 Victor Paul.
5.10 Punky Brewster.
5.35Video Power.
6.00 National Nine Early News.7.00
Today.9.00 Here’s Humphrey.9.30
Cushion Kids.9.35 Cliffo rd. 10.00
pacific Drive.10.30 Fresh.11.00 National Nine Morning News.11.30 EntertainmentTonight.12.00 D ays Of
Our Lives.1.00 YoungAndThe Restless.2.00 M ovie.The True Story of
Laura IngallsWilder. 3.00 Spin City.
3.30 Nikki.4.00 D ownload.4 . 3 0
CourageThe Cowardly Dog.5.00 I
D ream of Jeannie.5.30 Burgo’s Catch
P h r a s e. 6 . 0 0 N a t i o n a l N i n e
6.30 A Current Affair. 7 . 0 0
N ew s6.30
Fraiser.7.29 Keno.7.30 Friends.8.00
Malcolm InThe Middle.8.28 N ews,
Crime Stoppers. 8.30 Who Wants
To Be A Millionaire ? 9.30 Band of
B rothers. 10.40 Nightline. 1 1 . 1 0
CurbYour Enthusiasm.12.20 Higher
G round.1.20 Walker.2.15 EntertainmentTonight.2.45 TheAnanda Lewis
Show.3.40 snow y.4.35 Fresh Prince
of Bel Air.5.00 48 Hours.
6.00 Aerobics Oz Style.6.30 Cheez
T V. 8 . 3 0 In The Box . 9 . 0 0 G o o d
MorningAustralia.With Bert New ton.11.00 Huey’s Cooking Adventures.11.30 Ten News.12.00 Ripley’s
Believe It Or Not 1.00 Judge Ju ry.
1.30 Beauty andThe Beast.2.30 The
OprahWinfrey Show. 3.30 Neighbours.4.00 Totally Wild.4.30 The
Bold &The Beautiful.5.00 Ten News.
6.00 The 54thAnnual EmmyAwards.
Hosted by Conan O’Brien from the
Shrine Auditorium. Presenters include Charlie Sheen, Jill Hennessy,
Bernie Mac, Debra Messing.
8.30 The 2002 Brownlow Medal.
10.30 Ten Late Night News/Sports
12.00 Cops.12.30 C over Me.1.30
Off Limits. 2.00 Home Shopping.
4.00 Life InTheWo rd.4.30 Kenneth
Copeland. 5.00 LifeToday with James
Robison.5.30 This IsYour Day with
Benny Hinn.
5.00Weatherwatch.5.30 Japanese
N ews.6.04 Cantonese News.6.25
Mandarin News.6.55 Telegiornale
(Italian).7.30 DAS Journal.8.00 Ta
NeaTon Ennea (Greek).9.00 Le Journal.9.30 S evodnia (Russian). 9 . 4 5
Weatherwatch.10.10 Telediario.
11.00 Siaran Berita (Indonesian).
11.30 The Journal. 1 2 . 0 0 Kalesjdiosko p. 12.30 M ovie:Welcome
Back, Mr McDonald (In Japanese,
English sub-titles).2.15 Weatherwatch.3.00 TV Ed.3.30 The Business Show. 4 . 0 0 S p o rt: Futbol
Mundial.4.30 ToyotaWorld Sports.
5.00 N ewshour with Jim Lehrer.5.50
Hotline. 6.00 GlobalVillage. 6 . 3 0
World News.7.00 Toyota World
Sports.7.30 Soccer:English Premier
League.8.30 Comedy:CrankYankers.
9.00 Life Support.9.30 World New s
Tonight.10.00 Soap Opera: Queer
As Folk.10.45 M ovie:Criminal Lovers.12.25 M ovie.2.10 Close.
8.00 M ove It Or Lose It (Exe rcise).
8.30 TheWorld In Focus.9.00 Coronation Street.9.30 Stories OfThe
Century.10.00 The Honeymooners.
10.30 The Adventures of Sherlock
Holmes.11.30 Victory At Sea.12.00
Roots:The Next Generation.2.00
M ovie: Murder.3.45 Buster Keaton
Shorts.4.00 Fishcam.
6.00 N ew s
6.05 Eastern Newsbeat
6.30 Vietnamese Program (Vietnamese)
7.00 HungarianTelevision (Hungarian)
7.30 Nat Chat
8.00 N ew s
8.05 Access New s
8.30 Pathways
9.00 BentT V
10.00 DharmaT V
10.30 SerbianTV Presents
11.30 RMIT Construction Management. 12.30 Fishcam
6.00 National Nine Early News.7.00
Today.9.00 Here’s Humphrey.9.30
Cushion Kids.9.35 Cliffo rd. 10.00
pacific Drive.10.30 Fresh.11.00 National Nine Morning News.11.30 EntertainmentTonight.12.00 D ays Of
Our Lives.1.00 YoungAndThe Restless. 2 . 0 0 M ovie: Big Bully 4 . 0 0
D ownload.4.30 Mike,Lu & Og.5.00
I Dream Of Jeannie. 5.30 Burgo ’s
Catch Phrase.
6.00 National Nine New s
6.30 A CurrentAffair
7.00 Fraiser.7.29 Keno.
7.30 Smallville
8.30 CSI:Crime Scene Investigation.
9.30 Stingers. 10.30 E.J.Whitten
Legends Game.12.30 Nightline.1.00
Late Show with David Letterman.
2 . 0 0 Codename: Eternity. 2 . 5 5
M ovie.Te rrain.4.40 H o o ked On
W ater. 5 . 0 0 Family and Friends.
Diane Craig, Justine Clarke. 5 . 3 0
6.00 Aerobics Oz Style.6.30 Cheez
T V. 8 . 3 0 In The Box . 9 . 0 0 G o o d
MorningAustralia.With Bert New ton.11.00 Huey’s Cooking Adventures.11.30 Ten News.12.00 Ripley’s
Believe It Or Not.1.00 Judge Ju ry.
1.30 Beauty andThe Beast.2.30 The
OprahWinfrey Show. 3.30 Neighbours.4.00 Totally Wild.4.30 The
Bold &The Beautiful.5.00 Ten News.
6.00 The Simpsons.
6.30 Neighbours.
7.00 Seinfeld.7.30 Becke r.8.00 Eve rybody Loves Ray m o n d 8 . 3 0
C rossing Over With John Edward.
9.30 R ove Live.10.30 Ten Late Night
N ews. 11.00 SportsTonight. 11.30
Pepsi Live.With Dylan Lewis.12.00
M ovie.Accidental Meeting. 1 . 5 0
Video Hits Filler. 2.00 Home Shopping. 4.00 Life InThe Wo rd. 4.30
Kenneth Copeland.5.00 Life Today
with James Robison.5.30 This IsYour
D ay with Benny Hinn.
5.00Weatherwatch.5.30 Japanese
N ews.6.04 Cantonese News.6.25
Mandarin News.6.55 Telegiornale
(Italian).7.30 DAS Journal.8.00 Ta
NeaTon Ennea (Greek).9.00 Le Journal.9.30 S evodnia (Russian).10.00
Weatherwatch.10.10 Telediario.
11.00 Siaran Berita (Indonesian).
11.30 The Journal.12.00 Business
Report.12.30 M ovie:Stella (In Greek
English sub-titles).2.05 Weatherwatch.3.00 TV Ed.3.30 Documentary:Tales From A Suitcase.4.00 Australian Biograrphy: Charles Perkins.
4 . 3 0 Toyota World Sports. 5 . 0 0
N ewshour with Jim Lehrer.6.00 GlobalVillage. 6.30 World News.7.00
Toyota World Sports.7.30 D avid
suzuki’s The Nature ofThings.8.30
The Cutting Edge:The Secret war.
9.30 World News Tonight.10.00
M ovie:Slow At Heart.11.05 M ovie:
Karan andArjun (From India,in Hindi,
English sub-titles).1.55 Close.
8.00 M ove It Or Lose It (Exe rcise).
8.30 Inside Health. 9.00 Upstairs
D ownstairs.10.00 I Love Lucy.10.30
Thai OzTalks.11.00 UKToday.11.30
Time OfYour Life. 12.00 The Designers:GianniVersace.12.30 M ovie:
Svengali.2.00 London FashionWeek.
2.30 Spies.
3.00 Poldark.
4.00 Fishcam.
6.00 N ew s
6.05 LivingWo rd
6.30 Geelong Newsbeat
7.00 Gunnamatter Outfall
7.30 Fashion Nations
8.00 C New s
8.05 N ewsline
8.30 Hos.Pots
9.00 Living It Loud
9.30 In Pit Lane
10.00 Race Scar
10.30 Asylum
11.00 TomorrowsWorld
11.30 Fishcam
Tuesday, September 24
ograms for
uesdayy, September 24
not to hand, when we went
to press.
Check programs at:
w w
6.00 Sunrise.9.00 The Book Place.
9.30 Wipeout.10.00 Chuck Finn.
10.30 S even Morning News.11.00
Ricki Lake. 12.00 M ovie. Dead On
The Money.2.00 Chicago Hope.
3.00 Passions.4.00 The BigA rvo.
4.30 Home Improvement.
5.00 MASH.
5.30 Wheel of Fortune.
6.00 S even Nightly News.
6.30 TodayTonight.
7.00 HomeAnd Aw ay.
7.30 Better Homes and Gardens.
8.00 Home Improvement.
8.28 Oz Lotto.
8.30 All Saints.When All Is Lost.
9.30 Marshall’s Law.
10.30 Talking Footy. 90-min Special.
11.55 S even Late News.
12.00 The Outer Limits
1.00 NBCToday.
3.00 Victor Paul. 4.00 Danoz Direct.
5.10 Punky Brewster.
5.35Video Power.
■ Page 12 - Melbourne Observer - Wednesday, September 18, 2002
TV - Radio - Showbiz
John-Michael Howson to write for us
‘Pe rsonal Heroes’. N ew Dimensions
with George Negus.ABC-TV.
Thursday, Sept.19.6.30pm
Heroes seen
ABC-TV’s Personal Heroes looks ata number of people
who have achieved remarkable things in their lives, and
who have been inspired by a personal hero.
Troy Cassar-Daly is one of Australia's most renowned country music artists and winner of numerous
Golden Guitar and Aria Awards. He grew up in Grafton
NSW, and because of his part-indigenous background,
he's particularly inspired by Jimmy Little and Lionel
Rose. One of his biggest hits They Don't Make Em Like
That Anymore is all about great Australian heroes from
the past. We go on the road with Troy through western
NSW to learn what inspires him and why.
At 17, David Hicks was the first teenager to circumnavigate the globe solo. After 264 days at sea he became an instant international celebrity through his remarkable feat. His personal hero and the man who inspired him, is triple solo and around the world
yachtsman, Jon Sanders. We meet the two of them
sailing together near Perth and find out how their relationship helped create history.
And, three time gold medal winner and Australia's
longest serving female hockey player, Rechelle
Hawkes, now 35, has had an amazing career, and most
of it was inspired by Ric Charlesworth, former coach
of the Australian women's hockey team - the
Hockeyroos. Recently Rechelle came to national attention by joining other athletes to pose nude to raise money
for the last Olympic campaign.
Howson will soon
join the Melbourne Observer newspaper to bring
a weekly look at the doings of Tinsel Town: Hollywood.
John-Michael presents
a weekly segment on Bert
Netwon’s Good Morning
Australia (Channel 10,
weekdays, 9am-11am).
He also appears weekly
with Ernie Sigley (3AW,
weekday afternoon program, 12 Noon-4pm).
John-Michael work as a
writer and performer
started with Adventure
Island (ABC-TV).
He went on to become
a regular on The Mike
Walsh Show, earning a
reputation to snare the big
Hollywood interviews.
Today, he lives in West
Hollywood, and has become well-known in the
US as a screenwriter, as
well as producing TV
He collaborated with
David Mitchell to write
the Shout stage show,
which portrayed the turbulent life ofAustralian rock
star Johnny O’Keefe.
His latest production is
a tribute to the life of
Dusty Springfield, and is
expected to open in Australia next year.
‘ARIEL’ keeps an ear
out for the latest in
Melbourne radio
First class radio
Oh, my Lord
■ Hollywood film star Tom Cruise has converted Aussie
media mogul to scientology. That’s the wild rumour
canvassed in the Sydney newspaper, the Sun-Herald
last weekend.
Pretty woman’s disease
■ Superstar actress Julia Roberts may be suffering
from a deadly blood disease, according to America’s
Star magazine. Her movie career was at its peak, earning her $US20 million per picture – and her personal
life was even better.
■ The magazine says that with her July 4 marriage to
cameraman Danny Moder, the Pretty Woman had finally become a happy woman and was ready to start
the family she had been dreaming of for years.
■ But just days after their wedding, sources claim
Danny noticed some disturbing black and blue marks
on his bride that she couldn't explain. ‘Friends’ say Julia
was worried because she was bruising easily and tired
often, so she decided to visit her doctor.
Aussie makes good
■ Simon Baker, the 33-year-old Tasmaniannow starring as The Guardian, has just scored US-wide publicity with a profile story in the national Parade magazine. Baker also starred in E-Street and Home & Away.
■ 3AW’s breakfast buddies Ross Stevenson and
John Burns put together some fine broadcasts from
New York last week, for a first-hand view of the
September 11 observances. But what about the repeated plugs for Qantas (“flying direct from
Melbourne to New York”?) Two things:
■ It’s pretty obvious there was an exchange of air
tickets for radio spots. Nothing wrong with that. (We
hear Ross and John were booked Business Class,
but technicians Wes and Stephen were very hopeful about getting upgrades for their economy tickets).
■ Qantas don’t actually fly direct from Melbourne
to New York. Their planes stopin Los Angeles. The
correction was made later in the week.
Nostalgia on air
■ Community radio station Golden Days Radio
now has 1400 members, after being granted a licence 13 months ago. Marketing Manager Geoff
Phillips says membership levels are hoped to reach
5000 over the next three years. The station, based
in the easternsuburbs, broadcasts on the 95.7 FM
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Which came first: cork or screw?
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Wine Quote ofTheW eek
There are people who build up huge cellars, most of
which they have no hope of drinking. They are foolish
in over-estimating their capacity but they err on the right
side and their friends love them. Len Evans.
Late Pr
essings ...
Seppelt Chalambar Shiraz 1999. Cellar to 2007.
About $18. KKKK
Victorian regions. Medium red, edge of purple. Spicy,
plummy nose. Full grippy palate, plenty of grapes in
the bottle as the saying goes. Generous flavours of ripe
blackberries nicely enhanced with oak. Lovely as a main
course accompaniment and with potential for the cellar.
‘Hi Martin, I may, in my
haste, have missed something here, but, which
came first, the cork or the
If it was the cork, how
did they plan to extract it
from the bottle?
If it was the corkscrew,
what did they envisage it
would be used for?
I'm probably unimaginative but I can't think of
any use for a corkscrew
other than ripping out a
cork or performing prefrontal lobotomies so it
could suggest that they put
the cork in the bottle without a definite idea of how
they would eventually remove it?
Not a bad plan if you intend to lie down the vintage until somebody invents a means of opening
it but a definite problem if,
like me, you are impetu-
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ous and can't hold out for
more than a day or two,
which is why my wine
cellar consists of a pile of
neckless bottles and some
punctured wine casks
...premature ejaculation
comes to mind...Or did
they invent the Champagne bottle and its cork
Yours thirstily,
Bruno of Brighton
Well Bruno, I like to think
it was the corkscrew that
came first.
I remember reading
somewhere that in prehistoric cave paintings there
is a representation of a
simple double helix corkscrew among a few naïve
paintings of bison and
phallic imagery.
The pre-historian who
analysed the artwork suggested that the helix was
simply an attempt by a
bright young Neanderthal
to get his or her head
around a few prototypical
ideas on recombinant
DNA theory.
“Au contraire!” I
thought at the time.
This was obviously an
antediluvian Leonardo in
search of the yet
uninvented cork.
I rest my case.
- Martin
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Angoves St Agnes 7 Star XO Very Old Brandy
About $55 KKKK½
Medium amber. Rich spirited bouquet showing aged
characters and lovely oak. Powerful and mouth-filling flavours, sweet spirit, smoothed by twenty years
and more in the cask. Finishes like velvet, with clean,
nutty and persistent aftertaste. Quality is easily on a
par with any premium world brandy.
Diamond Valley Pinot Noir 2001. Cellar to 2005.
About $25. KKKK
Yarra Valley. Ruby red. Both youthful and savoury
on the nose, hints of strawberry. Softly tannic
mouthfeel supports solid varietal flavours of dark
cherry and strawberry. Long, dry aftertaste will suit
substantial food.
d’Arenberg The Stump Jump Grenache Shiraz
Mourvedre 2001. Cellar to 2005 About $10
McLaren Vale. This one was presented masked to
the Tuesday lunch table. Comments from eight
lunchers included: “Attractive nose and fruit, Soft
finish. Appealing nose, nice balance. Lovely wine,
good acid, sangiovese? Nutty fruity taste, round.
Good strong tannins. Sweetness is cloying.” I thought
it was a likeable, soft fruity style made for relatively
early consumption.
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■ Page 14 - Melbourne Observer - Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Serial: Ivanhoe - Part 1
Sir Walter Scott initially wrote
novels with Scottish subject matter, but Ivanhoe, published in 1819,
was the first to deal with English
subject matter (although critics
such as the historian Freeman
questioned the continued hostility
between the Saxons and Normans
upon which Scott bases the story).
The novel is historical and deals
with the reign of Richard I.
Wilfred of Ivanhoe becomes a
favoured subject of Richard during the crusade, but as the familiar
story continues John, brother of
Richard, plans to depose the king
assisted by immoral Norman noblemen.
The novel chiefly concerns two
events: the great battle at Ashby de
la Zouch where Richard defeats
the knights of John with the assistance of Ivanhoe; and the siege of
the castle of Torquilstone where the
beautiful Rebecca has been imprisoned by the Normans.
The latter involves Locksley
(Robin Hood) who aids King Richard in the conflict. Subsequently,
with Rebecca still hostage to an appalling Templar knight, Sir Brian
de Bois-Guilbert, Ivanhoe has to
show courage and nobility in confronting the Norman enemy. Eventually, Ivanhoe and his sweetheart
Rowena are brought together by
King Richard. The novel was one
of the first to attempt to deal with
subject matter from the Middle
Ages in a historically accurate manner - even if it does not always manage to achieve this aim.
Chapter 1
Thus communed these; while to their
lowly dome,
The full-fed swine return’d with
evening home;
Compell’d, reluctant, to the several
With din obstreperous, and ungrateful cries.
Pope’s Odyssey
n that pleasant district of
merry England which is watered by the River Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest,
covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town
of Doncaster.
The remains of this extensive wood
are still to be seen at the noble seats
of Wentworth, of Warncliffe Park, and
around Rotherham. Here haunted of
yore the fabulous Dragon of Wantley;
here were fought many of the most
desperate battles during the Civil Wars
of the Roses; and here also flourished
in ancient times those bands of gallant outlaws, whose deeds have been
rendered so popular in English song.
Such being our chief scene, the date
of our story refers to a period towards
the end of the reign of Richard J.,
when his return from his long captivity had become an event rather wished
than hoped for by his despairing subjects, who were in the meantime subjected to every species of subordinate
The nobles, whose power had become exorbitant during the reign of
Stephen, and whom the prudence of
Henry the Second had scarce reduced
to some degree of subjection to the
crown, had now resumed their ancient
licence in its utmost extent; despising
the feeble interference of the English
Council of State, fortifying their
castles, increasing the number of their
dependents, reducing all around them
to a state of vassalage, and striving by
every means in their power to place
themselves each at the head of such
forces as might enable him to make a
figure in the national convulsions
which appeared to be impending.
he situation of the inferior
gentry, or Franklins, as
they were called, who, by the
law and spirit of the English constitution, were entitled to hold themselves
independent of feudal tyranny, became
now unusually precarious.
If, as was most generally the case,
they placed themselves under the protection of any of the petty kings in
their vicinity, accepted of feudal offices in his household, or bound themselves by mutual treaties of alliance
and protection to support him in his
enterprises, they might indeed purchase temporary repose; but it must
be with the sacrifice of that independence which was so dear to every English bosom, and at the certain hazard
of being involved as a party in whatever rash expedition the ambition of
their protector might lead him to undertake.
On the other hand, such and so multiplied were the means of vexation and
oppression possessed by the great
Barons, that they never wanted the
pretext, and seldom the will, to harass
and pursue, even to the very edge of
destruction, any of their less powto the
laws of the land.
greatly tended to enhance
the tyranny of the nobility and
the sufferings of the inferior classes,
arose from the consequences of the
Conquest by Duke William of
Four generations had not sufficed
to blend the hostile blood of the
Normans and Anglo-Saxons, or to
unite, by common language and mutual interests, two hostile races, one
of which still felt the elation of triumph, while the other groaned under
all the consequences of defeat.
The power had been completely
placed in the hands of the Norman nobility by the event of the battle of Hastings, and it had been used, as our histories assure us, with no moderate
The whole race of Saxon princes
and nobles had been extirpated or disinherited, with few or no exceptions;
nor were the numbers great who possessed land in the country of their fathers, even as proprietors of the second, or of yet inferior classes.
The royal policy had long been to
weaken, by every means, legal or illegal, the strength of a part of the population which was justly considered as
nourishing the most inveterate antipathy to their victor.
All the monarchs of the Norman
race had shown the most marked predilection for their Norman subjects;
the laws of the chase, and many others equally unknown to the milder and
more free spirit of the Saxon constitution, had been fixed upon the necks
of the subjugated inhabitants, to add
weight, as it were, to the feudal chains
with which they were loaded.
At court, and in the castles of the
great nobles, where the pomp and state
of a court was emulated, NormanFrench was the only language employed; in courts of law, the pleadings
and judgments were delivered in the
same tongue.
In short, French was the language
of honour, of chivalry, and even of justice, while the far more manly and
expressive Anglo-Saxon was abandoned to the use of rustics and hinds,
who knew no other.
Still, however, the necessary intercourse between the lords of the soil,
and those oppressed inferior beings by
whom that soil was cultivated, occasioned the gradual formation of a dialect, compounded betwixt the French
and the Anglo-Saxon, in which they
could render themselves mutually intelligible to each other; and from this
necessity arose by degrees the structure of our present English language,
in which the speech of the victors and
the vanquished have been so happily
blended together; and which has since
been so richly improved by importations from the classical languages, and
from those spoken by the southern
nations of Europe.
Look to our
next week’s edition
for Part 2
of the 'Ivanhoe' story
by Sir Walter Scott
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Media Flash
TV • Radio • Press • New Media • Showbiz
Latest Media Jobs
■ The Colac Herald (Vic.), a tri-weekly newspaper, wants to hire a graded journalist. PO Box 21,
Colac, 3250. Closing date: Friday, September 20.
■ Thomson Learning Australia, Southbank (Vic.),
seeks to appoint an experienced Editor for its secondary language teaching materials. 102 Dodds St,
Southbank. Closing date: Friday, September 27.
■ Monash University is offering 30 cadetship opportunities with Australia's largest media companies.
A six-week course is completed in conjunction with
the University of New South Wales, with a number
of sales positions then offered by the companies.
■ Paul Brant, Indigenous Employment CoOrdinator at the ABC, has information on TV Presenter Researcher Cadetships. (02) 8333 1089.
[email protected] Closing date: Oct. 4.
■ The Herald Sun Real Estate section is hiring an
Advertising Sales Co-Ordinator. Applications to
Julie Narduzzo, Herald & Weekly Times Ltd.
[email protected] Closing date: Friday, September 20. The company is also hiring an
Accounts receivable/Collections Officer, as well as
offering Apprenticeships in Lithographic Web Offset Printing at its Port Melbourne plant.
■ Melissa Simmons, Herald Sun, wishes to recruit
an Advertising Sales Team Leader, to work at
Southbank. (03) 9292 2264.
■ Paul Thomas's Star suburban newspaper (South
East Newspapers), based in Melbourne's north-west
suburbs, is looking to hire an Advertising
Telemarketer. Level 1, 34 Amis Cres., Keilor East.
[email protected]
■ Allison Willie, Fairfax Community Newspapers, Melbourne, is hiring an outbound casual telephone sales person. (03) 9238 7631.
■ Robert Hutchinson, ABC, has details on a 12month contract position with the ABC at Brisbane,
for a Technical Production Manager. Phone (02)
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■ Joy Melbourne 94.9
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station, has won a
$101,000 grant to assist
■ Col Allan, the Australian Editor in charge of
Rupert Murdoch's New
York Post, sure has things
boppin' in the Big apple.
His New York Post has a
cover price of 25 cents,
and 32 pages of its 92page editions are full of
advertising revenue. Competitor Daily News, with
a $1 cover price, is down
to 48 pages - with just two
pages of advertising.
■ While we're in New
York ... quite a giggle that
the New York Post's famous 'Page Six' column
now appears regularly on
Page 10.
■ The Wall Street Journal is extending its brand
through a network of
many Sunday newspapers
throughout the States. The
paper provides a WSJ
Sunday section for those
papers. Wonder whether
we'll see Fairfax provide
a similarly branded Financial ReviewSunday page
or section for its Sun-Herald (Sydney) and Melbourne Sunday Age papers.
■ The Australian this
week starts a 'Worldwide'
section. The Monday feature will include material
from The Economist,The
Times of London, The
Sunday Times, The Spectator and New Republic.
■ Beyond International,
producer of Stingers and
Hot Auctions, has posted
an annual net loss of $22
■ Graham Reaney has
been appointed as a nonexecutive director of
PMP. He is a director of
St George Bank and the
Australian Gas Light
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■ Gerri Dibsdall, at Neutral Bay, seeks a senior Copywriter for a Sydney ad agency. $130,000. PO Box 317,
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■ AOL Time Warner may remove the
AOL section of its name. AOL revenues
have plummeted since the boom,
and share prices have fallen. The future
of the company's Chairman Steve Case
is uncertain.
■ Professor David Flint, head of the Australian
Broadcasting Authority, has lost a dispute with
the Australian Taxation Office over the tax deductibility of a $25,000 retirement benefit.
■ John Singleton has tripled the revenue at his 2GB
radio station, according to an interview he has given
Philip Luker of B&T Weekly. “I thought we’d
double the costs (by signing Alan Jones) - any fool
can do that - but it would take us a year to double
the audience, then we’d double the revenue. We
doubled the cost, and before Alan started on 2GB,
we doubled the revenue. Then we doubled the audiences are the revenue has tripled. Macquarie’s revenue is almost 300 per cent upon last year and the
market is up 2 per cent. So someone’s hurting.”
■ The Daily News, New York, has shown some
chutzpah in part ofits coverage of the September 11
anniversary. It sent its reporters (armed with prohibited items) through airport security. 14times at
11 different airports. Not one was caught.
■ Ned Zeman, Vanity Fair writer, may regret his
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■ Page 16 - Melbourne Observer - Wednesday, September 18, 2002
The Funny Page
With 'Laughing Larry' Lawrence
Old jobs never die, they just become a joke
How all careers
come to a finish
■ Lawyers are disbarred.
■ Ministers are defrocked.
■ Electricians are delighted.
■ Far Eastern diplomats are disoriented.
■ Drunks are distilled.
■ Alpine climbers are dismounted.
■ Piano tuners are unstrung.
■ Orchestra leaders are disbanded.
■ Artists' models are deposed.
■ Cooks are deranged.
■ Dressmakers are unbiased.
■ Nudists are redressed.
■ Office clerks are defiled.
■ Mediums are dispirited.
■ Programmers are decoded.
■ Accountants are discredited.
■ Holy people are disgraced.
■ Pastry chefs are deserted.
■ Perfume makers are dissented.
■ Butterfly collectors are debugged.
■ Students are degraded.
■ Electricians are refused.
■ Bodybuilders are rebuffed.
■ Underwear models are debriefed
■ Painters are discolored.
■ Spinsters are dismissed.
■ Judges are disappointed.
■ Vegas dealers are discarded.
■ Mathematicians are discounted.
■ Tree surgeons disembark.
■ Old numerical analysts never die,
they just get disarrayed.
■ Old owls never die, they just don't
give a hoot.
■ Old pacifists never die, they just go
to peaces.
■ Old professors never die, they just
lose their class.
■ Old photographers never die, they
just stop developing.
■ Old pilots never die, they just go to
a higher plane.
■ Old policemen never die, they just
cop out.
■ Old preachers never die, they just
ramble on, and on, and on, and on....
■ Old printers never die, they're just
not the type.
■ Old programmers never die, they
just branch to a new address.
■ Old programming wizards never
die, they just recurse.
■ Old quarterbacks never die, they
just pass away.
■ Old schools never die, they just lose
their principals.
■ Old sculptors never die, they just
lose their marbles.
■ Old seers never die, they just lose
their vision.
■ Old sewage workers never die, they
just waste away.
■ Old skateboarders never die, they
just lose their bearings.
■ Old sailors never die, they just get
a little dingy.
You Wouldn’t
Read About It
Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked the young MBA fresh
out of MIT, "And what starting
salary were you looking for?"
The candidate said, "In the
neighbourhood of $125,000 a
year, depending on the benefits
The HR Person said, "Well,
what would you say to a package
of 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental,
company matching retirement
fund to 50 per cent of salary, and
a company car leased every 2
years - say, a red Corvette?"
The Engineer sat up straight
and said, "Wow!!! Are you kidding?"
And the HR Person said, "Certainly, ...but you started it."
■ Old Soldiers never die. Young ones
■ Old steelmakers never die, they just
lose their temper.
■ Old students never die, they just get
■ Old tanners never die, they just go
into hiding.
■ Old typists never die, they just lose
their justification.
■ Walt Disney didn't die. He's in suspended animation.
■ Old white water rafters never die,
they just get disgorged.
■ Old wrestlers never die, they just
lose their grip
"The leadership instinct
you are born with is the
backbone. You develop
the funny bone and the
wishbone that go with it."
-Elaine Agather
They Said It ...
"Why don’t you write books people can read?"
- Nora Joyce, to her husband James
"Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate,no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad,
an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament.It chastens vice, it
guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is
man? A splendid slave, a reasoning savage."
-Joseph Addison
Sleeping on
the job
Things To Say If You Get Caught
Sleeping At Your Desk
15. "They told me at the blood bank
this might happen."
14. "This is just a 15 minute powernap like they raved about in the last
time management course you sent me
13. "Whew! Guess I left the top off
the liquid paper"
12. "I wasn't sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm!"
11. "This is one of the seven habits of
highly effective people!"
10. "I was testing the keyboard for
drool resistance"
9. "Actually I'm doing a "Stress Level
Elimination Exercise Plan" (SLEEP)
I learned it at the last mandatory seminar you made me attend.
8. "I was doing a highly specific Yoga
exercise to relieve work related
7. "Darn! Why did you interrupt me?
I had almost figured out a solution to
our biggest problem."
6. "The coffee machine is broken...."
5. "Someone must've put decaf in the
wrong pot."
4. "Boy, that cold medicine I took last
night just won't wear off!"
3. "Ah, the unique and unpredictable
circadian rhythms of the workaholic!"
2. "I wasn't sleeping, I was trying to
pick up contact lens without hands."
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Hammerheads cash
‘Footy Show’ knocks 7, 10
he Footy Show,
hosted by Eddie
McGuire and Sam
Newman with Trevor
Marmalade, scored a
mammoth ratings win in
Melbourne last week
The Channel 9 show,
which featured interviews
with embattled Carlton
president John Elliott and
new Blues coach Dennis
Pagan as well as an exclusive interview with
Wimbledon champion
Lleyton Hewitt, was so
dominant it outrated
Seven and Ten combined.
The Footy Show averaged 563,000 viewers between 9.30pm and
10.30pm compared to
275,000 for Ten's Law &
Order:SVU and a paltry
198,000 for Seven's Dark
Earlier in the night Getaway smashed Seven's
The Club and Ten's
Dawson's Creek.
Getaway averaged
545,753 viewers to be the
night's No. 1 program.
The Club limped into 17th
Dawson's Creek slumped
to 24th with 202,032.
a look at the new edition
of More Than A Century
of Grand Finals, edited
by Jim Main and Rohan
Connolly (at right).
Their coverage includes
photographs, swap card
reproductions, quarterby-quarter scores, accompanied by a scoreboard panel.
■ The Pepsi Max Team, featuring Australia’s No. 1 freestyle motocross rider, will
tour this december with Rumba, the world’s biggest pop festival. The team will
add a taste of extreme sports mayhem to a massive pop line-up which includes
Pink, Shaggy, Natalie Imbruglia and Kelly Osbourne.
■ In preparation for the Max Team demo tour - which showcases the best of
skateboarding, inline skating, BMX and freestyle motocross – highly respected
freestyle motocross racer and freestyler Jono Porter completed 30backflips on
his RM250 dirt bike over a gap of 45 feet.
■ Porter joins less than a handful of riders in the world who have completed the
stunt. He is the first Australian to do it on a 250cc motorbike, using a metal upramp and jumping such a distance.
■ ‘My role with the Max Team is a dream come true and I want to push myself to
be the best for the team,’ says Porter, who developed his signature trick ‘The Max’
in honour of the team. ‘I’ve seen a couple of guys do backflips on TV, but wanted
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club creation of Channel 7 Producers Tim Watson
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$500,000 for the suburban league.
Out of bounds
■ ‘Grandstander’ understands that Police will not
lay charges against the Collingwood FootballClub
player allegedly found behaving in a provocative way
in Clifton Hill earlier this month. A woman claimed
that the Magpies player was masturbating in a car.
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new edition of their More Than A Century of AFL
Grand Finals. Two pages are devoted to each of105
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