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Stateline ABC TV Friday 7.30

By stateline 25 August 2006 11

August 25th:

* The Stateline team wondered what it would be like for Vietnam veterans the week after all the commemorations.
For many of the men, after the fanfare dies down, they are left alone with memories that they can only share with each other.
One group meets every week in Queanbeyan for coffee, cake and friendship… and we were invited to join them.

* The proposed site for a new dragway in the Majura Valley has the local residents fearing that they will be driven out – almost literally. They also argue that the government should not spend $8m on the project. Why not? says Geoff Develin – good for the economy and plenty of money has been spent on bicycle trails and other “boutique” pursuits.

* No snow – but still the ACT is home to the fastest growing sled dog competition.

Plus – a new chief conductor for the Canberra Symphony Orchestra – and some fairies at the bottom of the Botanical Gardens.

TONIGHT AT 7.30. Repeated at Noon on Saturday.

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seepi 11:19 am 30 Aug 06

At least the land will look nice in the sales brochures.

Thumper 8:04 am 30 Aug 06

haha. That’s what I like to see.

The left hand working totally independently from the right…

miz 7:18 pm 29 Aug 06

re School Oval reno, at least two schools that are meant to be closing and flogged off are having their ovals done – Isabella Plains and Gilmore.
Terubo, now we’re getting somewhere!

terubo 9:45 am 29 Aug 06

Interesting distinction, miz. How about “vile’un”?

Thumper 8:10 am 29 Aug 06

Ah yes, but the positive spin on the ovals is that they (the government) is spending the greatest amount by any ACT government on the refurbishment of ovals.

Conveniently forgetting that it was them (the government) that let them go to waste in the first place….

miz 7:56 am 29 Aug 06

OK then, ‘Villein’.

terubo 7:51 am 29 Aug 06

Aw, look, I think it’s just the embarrassed smile of a harmless little chap who’s out of his depth…

miz 9:28 pm 28 Aug 06

Barr’s smile is up there with Costello’s. ‘One may smile and smile, and be a villain’. (Hamlet)

seepi 5:08 pm 28 Aug 06

Yes – the latest is that due tro their insane decision not to water school ovals at all during the drought they are now spending 500,000.00 on returfing for 8 schools. Why cuoldn’t they just water them enough to keep them alive? Not watering can’t have saved them half a million dollars.

jr 3:03 pm 28 Aug 06

I think the smiley minister summed it up qite nicely:

ANDREW BARR: well there’s a variety of capital works programs we run — for example the ongoing maintenance and upgrade of schools ..just because a group may not represent the majority of citizens it doesn’t mean they have no rights at all to argue a case for particular facilities. Not everyone uses Canberra Stadium, not everyone uses a whole variety of other capital works that A.C.T. governments have funded in years past.

joeyjo 10:58 pm 27 Aug 06

Boutique pursuits?

I went for a ride today at Majura Pines and encountered stacks of other cyclists – it didn’t seem that boutique to me.

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