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Queanbo High is not bad, says Queanbo parents.

By Deadmandrinking - 27 December 2007 11

It’s not, they swear.

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In other news, a man dies after a punch-up in Lochiel Street, Karabar. 25 year old Mark Thompson has been charged with manslaughter following the death of his 21 year old friend.

Whilst you can’t really connect the two stories other than by location, it was amusing to see the Sunday Times decided to print these stories on the same page, the manslaughter one just below the school one.

Queanbeyanites or Coppers, you just can’t win with the Canberra Times.

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Queanbo High is not bad, says Queanbo parents.
vandam 2:48 pm 29 Dec 07

“they just need more activities available for the young-un’s”

I think it needs a lot more work than that. I’d like to see VB and flanny shirts banned in Queanbehole before any improvements on the younger generation can be made.

Deadmandrinking 12:51 pm 28 Dec 07

Yes, upon second thought it looks a little dodgy. I was talking about the Editorial Decision of the Canberra Times. The death itself is very tragic and should serve as an indicator to those who do get in fights that you can actually kill someone with your bare hands, even if you don’t mean it.

Hey mods, can I edit the story?

Typsy McStaggers 9:49 am 28 Dec 07

Not sure the words ‘amusing’ and ‘manslaughter’ should be used in the same sentence

Deadmandrinking 1:30 am 28 Dec 07

^^ Forgetting Jerra of course, but that’s just a misplaced Canberra suburb that happens to be in QBN.

Deadmandrinking 1:28 am 28 Dec 07

Umm, go to the movies, the mall, video arcades (qbn has or had one), that sort of thing. QBN’s pretty dead in that respect.

Also, I should make the point that Queanbeyan is a lot more centralized than Canberra. There’s only one ‘town centre’ and it’s very accessible from many of the suburbs, so the badder elements tend to be in clearer view.

ant 12:15 am 28 Dec 07

what do Youth do in towns that do have stuff for Youth to do?

VYBerlinaV8 12:12 am 28 Dec 07

“they just need more activities available for the young-un’s”

Agreed. And that’s the real key to many of the problems a lot of country towns have – the youth have nothing to do, so they make their own entertainment.

Deadmandrinking 11:53 pm 27 Dec 07

I know, you told me. Just pricking you with a pin to see if you’d squeal.

I used to live in the sticks outside it, so I had the Queanbeyan experience. It really isn’t that bad a town, they just need more activities available for the young-un’s.

VYBerlinaV8 11:45 pm 27 Dec 07

It was a throwaway, but I knew I’d catch someone. Fark’s sake, I grew up in QBN and went to school there from kindy to the end of year 12. The place isn’t much different from any country town around Australia, really. It’s just that when you’re placed next to an educated and affluent but narrow focussed city, the differences really stand out!

Deadmandrinking 11:04 pm 27 Dec 07

Well, someone’s heading down generalization lane tonight.

VYBerlinaV8 8:23 pm 27 Dec 07

Lochiel street is much closer to Karabar High then Queanbeyan High, and by Queanbo standards is actually a pretty good neighborhood.

Most Queanbeyanites aren’t that worried about what’s in the CT – they can neither read it nor afford it.

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