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Sunday February 12, 2012    03:35 PM
The squirrel, which was rescued from a busy road in the town after being struck by a car, was discovered on New Year’s Day by 25-year-old David Graham.

Mr Graham, who was returning from New Year celebrations with his girlfriend Leah Hodgson, spotted the creature rolling around on its back in the middle of traffic.

“I was driving back from a party at my parents when we saw it in the middle of Stainburn Road, on the other side,” he said.

“Cars were swerving all round him – he wouldn’t have had a chance if left where he was.”

The couple drove along and turned around “as soon as we could”, he said, and parked near the squirrel.

“There was another squirrel dodging cars to run back


Saturday February 11, 2012    03:22 PM
A TREASURE-TROVE of comics bought by an American enthusiast when he was a boy has fetched US$3.5m (AU$3.3m) at auction in New York.

The "jaw-dropping" collection of 345 comics features some of the world's most sought-after issues, including a pristine copy of Detective Comics No 27, in which Batman made his debut. Despite being published with a cover price of 10 cents in 1939, it sold for US$523,000 (AU$488,700) as the top lot on Wednesday.

The hoard had once been the prized possession of childhood comic collector Billy Wright, who died in 1994. The carefully arranged stack had been left untouched in the basement of his house in Virginia ever since.

"It was amazing seeing what they


Friday February 10, 2012    03:15 PM
IT IS a busy road at the best of times but one person on four wheels caught the attention of passers-by as he drove along Wallace St.

The motorist wasn't in the usual vehicle as he travelled the highway - he was driving a mobility scooter and travelling no more than 40kmh in the inside lane.

Warwick Police Acting Senior Sergeant Darren Tamblyn said all mobility scooters must be registered if their drivers use the road.

"Police would definitely recommend they don't drive them down the middle of the main highways and to use footpaths where possible," he said.

"On footpaths, they should drive with due consideration to other pedestrians."


Thursday February 9, 2012    02:57 PM
NUDE surfing has never achieved great popularity for two reasons.

Firstly, those pesky public decency laws which ruin everyone's fun.

And secondly the tendency for surfboard wax to accumulate in uncomfortable areas.

Yet it is not always a choice as shown by this unidentified rider at Snapper Rocks pushing 3m Christmas Day cyclone swells.

His story shot to the top of mydailynews.com.au's rankings for three days.

Tweed photographer and beginner surfer Mark Humphry said he could relate to the subject he assumed was a Red Bull Big Wave Tow-in team member.

"There is times when my board shorts almost fall off," Mr Humphry said.

"But he was getting towed in, and it didn't seem


Wednesday February 8, 2012    09:01 PM
The Stardust Circus hit Bundaberg with a troupe of performing lions, horses, miniature trick ponies, dogs, monkeys, flying trapeze artists, a thrilling teeter board act, dynamic aerialists and the crazy clowns.

Stardust Circus ringmaster Adam St James said the circus, which began in 1893, had evolved to become one of the largest touring circuses in Australia, as well as the oldest touring circus family on the road.

“We are one of only two circuses in Australia with performing exotic animals,” the fifth-generation circus performer said.

“Our lions are born and bred in Australia and we offer one of the only lion acts in the world where the lion eats out of the trainer’s hand.



Tuesday February 7, 2012    08:40 PM
FIVE former Maroochydore State High School students who have been friends for more than 12 years have had babies within four months of each other.

They went to school together, graduated together, tasted the freedom and independence of adulthood together and are now juggling bottles and nappies together.

Eryn Fechner gave birth to Riley six months ago, followed a month later by Teagan Williams, who also had a son, Mitchell, now five months.

Four months ago, another member of the group, Gemma Hall, had a boy, Archie, followed by Rachael Kronk, who had a daughter, Scarlett, the following day.

Kaelam Goodman completed the mothers quintet when her daughter, Allira, was born two month


Monday February 6, 2012    08:32 PM
As parents, sometimes the greatest lessons come unexpectedly, and from the smallest moments. 7-year-old Owen Shure’s heart-warming letter to a football player is a perfect example.

The Twittersphere buzzed with reactions to the San Francisco 49ers’ Kyle Williams fumbling the ball in a tight moment in the playoffs. Some responses were downright vitriolic. But hopefully Kyle also saw this touching story from Ben Mankiewicz on the Huffington Post Blog:

He was crying, saying of Kyle Williams, with the distinct sobs of a seven-year-old between each word, "But... why... did he... have to... fumble?"

[...] Trying to get his son to stop crying, Michael asked him, "If you feel this way,


Sunday February 5, 2012    08:10 PM
Lao Pan, an unmarried man without much family, found close companionship with his loyal dog. And even through tragedy, their steadfast bond lives on.

Pan lived in the Chinese village of Panjiatun, but died earlier this month at the age of 68. His furry friend was found by villagers at Pan's grave safeguarding the site according to BBC News. The loyal pup refused to leave even after going seven days without food.

Sky News reports that since noticing the dog, villagers have been bringing food and water to the gravesite, and are even planning to build a kennel there for the dog to sleep in.

This dog's loyalty draws parallels to other famously loyal dogs, Digital Journal points out, suc


Saturday February 4, 2012    08:06 PM
Wearing masks while committing a crime - it's a pretty standard practice. But what happens when you don't have access to your favorite Darth Vader mask? Grab your favorite piece of underwear and some paper clips, of course.

According to News9.com, an Oklahoma woman with underwear strapped to her face did just that, reaching through the window of a McDonald's drive-thru and stealing cash out of the register. The act was caught by the surveillance camera.

MIdwest CIty police chief Brandon Clabes stated:

"I've seen a wide variety of crime over the last 30 years but this particular case is one of the strangest based on her method of operation and weird disguise."

We could be wrong,


Friday February 3, 2012    08:03 PM
Two trailer park residents in Dayton, Ohio are going to be battling this out in court over the next few months.

Tattoo artist, Ryan L. Fitzjerald was hit with a $100,000 lawsuit last week by his ex-girlfriend Rossie Brovent. She claims that her boyfriend was supposed to tattoo a scene from Narnia on her back but instead tattooed an image of a pile of excrement with flies buzzing around it.

Apparently Ryan found out that she had cheated with a long-time friend of his and this was his way of getting even. Originally Rossie tried to have Ryan charged with assault but it turns out this crafty tattoo artist got her to sign a consent form prior to the tattoo and it said that the design was ‘


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