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Council to scrap NZ mill visit plan
A PROPOSAL to send a delegation from the Launceston City Council to New Zealand to investigate operational pulp mills has been struck off the agenda. [more]
Forestry union to act on `threats'
A POWERFUL forestry union is planning a Statewide stop- work meeting in Launceston to discuss perceived threats to the industry. [more]
Northern TV station sold in $1bn deal
LAUNCESTON-based Southern Cross Television will be acquired by Macquarie Media Group as part of a $1 billion takeover of Southern Cross Broadcasting announced yesterday. [more]
Smibert to bring Turner to life in a documentary
DELORAINE artist Tony Smibert is hoping to produce a documentary on the work and life of 19th century watercolourist Joseph Turner. [more]
Silt problem in Tamar basin now `a public eyesore'
TOURIST boats had rescheduled or cancelled services in the Tamar basin and rowers were being regularly stranded because of a worsening silt problem, resident Jim Collier told the Launceston City Council meeting on Monday. [more]

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Didak on leash for night with bikie - AFL
MELBOURNE - Collingwood forward Alan Didak has escaped suspension for his wild night out with alleged murderer Christopher Wayne Hudson. [more]
`Dreams' speaks up for footy volunteers
Football champion Graeme Wilkinson is honoured by his induction into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame, but he says the real heroes are behind the scenes. ROB SHAW reports. [more]
Arthurs calls it quits in singles - WIMBLEDON TENNIS
LONDON - With dark rain clouds hovering over his head at Wimbledon, veteran Australian Wayne Arthurs knew his time was up. [more]
Rum Corps best bet for award
SUCCESSIVE wins in Melbourne have elevated promising stayer Rum Corps to favouritism for the 2006-07 Tasmanian Racehorse of the Year award. [more]
Fourth win puts Tassie boys in hunt for medal
TASMANIA is one game away from a shot at a medal at the national under-16 basketball titles. [more]

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Man arrested in Australia over UK plot
[03-Jul-2007] CANBERRA: An Indian doctor hired by the Queensland government and regarded as a "model citizen" has been arrested in connection with the UK's foiled terrorist bomb plot. [more]
CSR in court over river chemical spill
[03-Jul-2007] SYDNEY: Building materials giant CSR has been charged over a chemical spill which closed two kilometres of the Parramatta River in Sydney last year. [more]
Origin whitewash 'irrelevant for Roos'
[03-Jul-2007] BRISBANE: NSW prop Willie Mason says he doesn't believe a 3-0 State of Origin whitewash to the Maroons will have too much effect on Kangaroos selections. [more]
Welfare quarantine goes national
[03-Jul-2007] CANBERRA: Parents look set to have their welfare payments withheld if they don't spend the money in their children's interest. [more]
PM denies 457 visa problems
[03-Jul-2007] CANBERRA: The prime minister says an Indian doctor's arrest on suspected terrorism links does not highlight problems with the government's 457 visa scheme. [more]
Blue steel await Maroons, says Meninga
[03-Jul-2007] BRISBANE: Maroons coach Mal Meninga says NSW will be steeled for Origin III because of whispers that Blues mentor Graham Murray does not have his players' full support. [more]

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Britain defends medico checks
[03-Jul-2007] LONDON: Britain's peak medical bodies have defended their checks on overseas doctors working in the UK after eight medicos were arrested as terror suspects. [more]
Climate change impacting Asia-Pacific
[03-Jul-2007] KUALA LUMPUR: Rising temperatures are causing more landslides in Nepal, dengue fever cases in Indonesia and flooding in India. [more]
Fiji leader threatens to delay election
[03-Jul-2007] SUVA: Fiji's coup leader has threatened to push back elections by years unless critics of his military regime stop their attacks. [more]
Bindi following in dad's footsteps
[03-Jul-2007] LOS ANGELES: Bindi Irwin hopes to introduce her pet black-headed python through her new TV show, Bindi the Jungle Girl, which airs in the US on the Discovery Kids Channel. [more]
Somare ordered Moti flight: report
[03-Jul-2007] WABAG: PNG PM Michael Somare gave orders to fly Julian Moti to the Solomon Islands to avoid extradition to Australia to face child sex charges, a leaked report says. [more]

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Sweet naive beliefs ... the Earth is flat
Sweet naive beliefs ... the Earth is flat
IF YOU have sparklingly-smart children or grandchildren of primary school age it's still quite possible, they hold the same belief of scientific crackpot Samuel "Parallax" Rowbotham. [more]
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Train girls in self defence
Train girls in self defence
I will never know what possesses a man to grab a girl from behind, holding a box-cutter blade to her throat. [more]
How an unsung Aussie ended up in US jail
An enterprising bargain
Double-header for golden anniversary
Find the keys to true love
Muddy hell as Kidman homestead set flooded
Muddy hell as Kidman homestead set flooded
It was meant to be the dusty, outback homestead playing host to Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman - but the West Australian homestead at the heart of Baz Luhrmann's Australia, has been flooded. [more]
The liberation of Paris heralds a new era for all
FitzSimons pens the ballad of Darcy
Film's cringe king keeps it in the family
Good Life
Ideas from the pantry: Black eyed peas with sausage
Ideas from the pantry: Black eyed peas with sausage
Black eyed beans are great little folk of the pulse family. They have real character – an earthy yet savoury flavour – and because they’re small they respond quickly to a soak in lukewarm water followed by a relatively short cooking time. [more]
Biggest loser is a weight loss winner
Snaps from the Queen of Tea Margaret Fulton
The anti-social club
Surfing the menu with Anna, Ben and Darren
Answer to dry eyes
WINTER heating, modern life and growing old are drying the tears in millions of eyes but it's no cause for celebration. [more]
Bubbles need a solution
On the brink: the case for zoos
On the brink: the case for zoos
Amid heated debate over the treatment of animals at the Taronga and Western Plains zoos, Paul Andrew and Jonathon Wilcken say wildlife faces a calamity and the world needs zoos more than ever. [more]
Paradise betrayed
Warning sounded over empty nesters' super binge
Debt the dark cloud on the New Year’s horizon
The brutal facts on climate change

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