Monday, 18 June 2007

YesBut what's the local news?

In the absence of nominations of local papers worth featuring, YesBut has once again, taking his life in his hands and risking all without a safety net, has cast his beady eye far and wide to find some gems from the local press. Whether YesBut has been successful, is up to you to judge. But don’t forget, if you have come across any interesting or humorous articles in local newspapers, then please let me know.

From The Guyra Argus, New South Wales, Australia - “Super Spuds bounce back to form”.

“A fair to middling crowd saw Guyra grab a long overdue hattrick of victories over hapless Glen Innes Magpies sides. In three grades the Spuds scored 28 tries, 28 conversions where in a day of golden boots Under 18's Tom Starr gets the toe poke award for his wobbling bobbling field goals to snatch victory 30 seconds from full time.” - I think it was a Rugby League match(?).
The Herald Tribune, Southwest Florida’s information leader reports - “Backyard gunshot in rural Manatee County brings up questions”.

“NORTH MANATEE -- A judge this week said a man who fired a gun in his backyard off Ellenton-Gillette Road, in rural Manatee County, can be prosecuted for unlawfully shooting a gun in public. But is Joe Forestandi's backyard public?”.
I have been struggling to find anything worth reporting in New Zealand, but from the Nothern Courier - “Model Result From Tawa Girl”.

“A DREAM of Tawa’s Ellese Forbes may become a reality. Ms Forbes is one of 12 young women from around the country to make the final of Cadbury Dream Model Search 2007. Almost 900 hopefuls tried out in the competition, which is open to young between the ages of 13 and 24. It seems Wellington is a hotbed of aspiring young models, with half of the national finalists from the capital. “Selecting the final 12 was hard, as the standard was very high,” Caroline Barley, competition organiser and director of Nova Models, Talent and Actors, says. “However, we’re very happy with the group we’ve chosen. In a major coup, organisers this week also confirmed a representative from Trump Model Management New York as a guest judge in the final.” Now was that waiting for?

The Irish contribution comes from the Donegal News - “He’s retiring, but his mother was still from Derryreel”.

“WELL known Letterkenny man Liam O'Neill retires from Carpet Interiors, Mountain Top next week having spent most of his working life in the carpet business. Work colleagues presented him with a cartoon at a special function last weekend which captured Liam's well used catch phrase "did you know my mother came from Derryreel"?”.
Finally this week from the Scotland, the Ross-shire Journal - “Silver lure for fully-clothed swimmers”.

“AN historic trophy up for grabs in Invergordon this week really is a matter of life and death. The Littlejohn Man Overboard competition dates back to 1906 and encourages the art of lifesaving. Competent swimmers prepared to take the plunge have to swim lengths of the pool at Invergordon Leisure Centre – fully clothed and with a casualty in tow.”
Well that is some of the local news for the week. If you come across a story in your local paper that you would like to share, then please let me know.

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