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Monday 22 July 2013

Special Edition 41

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BREAKING NEWS - Wednesday 24 July


Major Crime detectives searching mine shaft at Coober Pedy in effort to find body of 16yo Karen Williams


Police have been extracting dirt, bucket by bucket, from an old mine shaft on private property at the corner of Flat Hill Road and the Stuart Highway.
Detective Superintendent Des Bray, officer-in-charge of Major Crime, said that although he cannot be 100% certain, this is the most likely place in South Australia where Karen Williams' body will be found.
He said that the owner of the property was not implicated in the disappearance of Karen Williams in 1990.
He said that at the time of the disappearance, the land looked nothing like it does today. (In 1990 it was mining land, and the mine shaft was already partly filled in when the opal miner of the time pegged his claim in 1987.)
There is a $200,000 reward for information leading to the location of Miss Williams' body.
Det-Supt Bray said he believed there were still people in Coober Pedy who withheld information at the time of Miss Williams' disappearance, and urged them to come forward because they had nothing to fear.
If you know anything about this crime please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or report online at www.sa.crimestoppers.com.au if you can help.

Coober Pedy Mine Rescue worker coming out of the old mine shaft.

Police worker emptying a barrow of dirt that came from about 32 feet down the old shaft.


Old International Club Gutted by Fire

The International Club, also known as the Coffee Club, in Hutchison Street, was gutted by fire last night.







Anti-alcohol efforts set for boost at Coober Pedy


From abc.net.au
Coober Pedy's Mayor said federal funding to help curb alcohol abuse in the outback town was dependant on related recommendations winning approval from the Liquor Licensing Commissioner.
The Federal Government said it would spend $367,000 over the next two years.
That would appoint someone to oversee the plan, organise a regional dry area summit and install electronic identification systems in retail liquor outlets at Coober Pedy.
Mayor Steve Baines said a decision from the Licensing Commissioner was expected within weeks.
"It'll go a long way to restricting the flow of alcohol to Coober Pedy and that seems to be what's the issue," he said.
"Coober Pedy is seen as somewhat of a party town and alcohol is seen as being freely available."





Dear Editor,


I wonder how many of us still take time to bake a cake for family, friends, workmates or loved ones.
Next month Red Cross is encouraging everyone to discover the joy of cooking simply by joining the Red Cross Big Cake Bake.
Celebrity chefs, schools, community groups and everyday cooks from throughout this area will be making a real difference for people in need by cooking, sharing and enjoying delicious homemade treats as part of the Red Cross Big Cake Bake.
All the money raised will help support Red Cross services and programs such as providing breakfast for primary school children who might otherwise go hungry, providing life-saving clean water to communities overseas, and relief for those who have lost everything through disasters.
The official Big Cake Bake day is Monday, 26 August but to make sure nobody misses out, events can be held anytime throughout August.
To become a Big Cake Bake host register at www.bigcakebake.org.au
For more information email bigcakebake@redcross.org.au, call 1800 652 635 or join us on www.facebook.com/BigCakeBake.
Nicole Baker
Community Fundraising Team
Australian Red Cross


Fatal mistake: coming to SA?


FamilyVoice Australia
“The Dignitas suicide clinic in Switzerland has killed someone who ended up not having a fatal diagnosis,” FamilyVoice SA state officer David d’Lima said today.
“Bob Such’s Ending Life with Dignity Bill , which could come to a vote in the House of Assembly next week, could well cause a similar scenario in South Australia.”
Pietro D’Amico, a 62-year-old magistrate from Calabria in southern Italy, made the decision to take his life in April this year after he received a wrong diagnosis from Italian and Swiss doctors, his family’s lawyer Michele Roccisano told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
An autopsy carried out by the University of Basel’s Institute of Forensic Medicine found that D’Amico was not suffering from a life-threatening illness at the time of his death.
“Mr D’Amico was a much-loved father. The tragic decision to die is now irreversible,” Mr d’Lima said.
Bob Such’s bill would allow doctors to facilitate the killing of any adult (aged 18+) who requests it, if the person has “an illness or condition that is likely to result in death”. Only one doctor is required to certify that the patient has a terminal illness, and there is no requirement that any doctor involved has any past involvement with the patient.
The Australian Medical Association (SA), Palliative Care Council SA, People with Disability Australia, SA Law Society and the insurance industry have all raised grave concerns about the bill.
“Have SA MPs thought carefully about the implications of this bill?” Mr d’Lima asked.
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FAR NORTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE INC
ROUND 12, 20th JULY 2013


Olympic Dam 16.7 (103) def Hornridge 8.10 (58)


GOALS Olympic Dam Scott Montgomerie 5, Tom Clarke 3, Rian Hornhardt 2, Adam Homer 2, Jonathon Veale 1, Daniel Emes 1, Lee Copeland 1, Ian McBey 1
BEST Olympic Dam Adam Homer, Jonathon Veale, Sam Fairclough, Brendan Hill, Rian Hornhardt
GOALS Hornridge Joel Harman 3, Bowde Kelly 2, Bradley Cooper 1, Peter Bowey 1, Daniel Pegler 1
BEST Hornridge Bradley Cooper, Bowde Kelly, Daniel Pegler, Luke Webb, Peter Bowey

Andamooka 27.22 (184) def Coober Pedy 3.4 (22)

GOALS AndamookaAaron Hand 12, Tyler Mander 6, Matt Tuohy 2, Atticus Dekuyer 1, Joel Vanzati 1, Todd Paull 1, Craig Rainsford 1, Toby Ripley 1, Ryan Mills 1, Ty Kirkwood 1
BEST Andamooka Craig Rainsford, Aaron Hand, Tyler Mander, Jerry Hackett, Ryan Mills
GOALS Coober Pedy Matthew Lynch 2, Bobby Warren 1
BEST Coober Pedy Matthew Lynch, Bobby Warren, Caleb Warren, Mark Dalgleish, Joshua McKenzie


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