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our resident health expert dr sandra cabot looks at the liver this week if you re in business damian smith is the man to listen to when it comes to cash june 3 2011 issue 1005 proudly independent circulation 58,877 the heartbeat of penrith enrith panthers ceo ric simpson is hitting back at claims that his club is the most violent in nsw he has called on nsw minister for hospitality george souris to review the latest state government report that lists panthers as the top venue for violence the report states that panthers has recorded 50 alcohol related incidents but mr simpson argues that the information is biased and outdated as it uses data from january to december last year of the 50 incidents 44 related to the minx nightclub which panthers shut down last july due to the high number of incidents the remaining six incidents outlined in the report occurred between august and december which shows that since the closure of minx the number has reduced penrith panthers ceo ric simpson inside a closed minx nightclub [photo melinda jenkins p th is report is very concerning for me as it gives a very distorted view of penrith panthers mr simpson said the number of incidents reported over the past 12 months compared to the size of our club precinct and the number of members and visitors we have coming through our doors each week is absolutely disproportionate to be listed as a violent venue under the current system incidents must fall into one of 16 crime categories be alcohol-related and occur in the vicinity of the club which includes the footpath or car park every time one of my security guards does his or her job a report of an incident goes against my club the system does not represent the very real concerns of the public about alcoholfuelled violence mr simpson said the minister said he supports the name and shame system but there would be changes to the previous government s counting system including legislation for more police powers p enrith police are dismantling a local crime syndicate after another three arrests were made this week in relation to a clandestine drug lab discovered in emu plains in february this year about 6.30am on tuesday morning police executed a search warrant at a home in ropes crossing where they discovered ammunition a fi rearm and jungle python police also located an improvised explosive device that was rendered safe by specialist police at a nearby park two men aged 26 and 36 were arrested and faced penrith local court on tuesday afternoon both men were bail refused to face court on friday july 22 police allege both men are members of the rebels outlaw motorcycle gang penrith crime manager detective inspector grant healey said the arrests were the result of ongoing investigations by strike force jerome a taskforce set up in february this year to investigate individuals related to the emu plains drug lab th is was a significant investigation targeting persons allegedly involved in crimes involving violence mr healey said the strike force also arrested a 26-year-old man from blacktown last friday in relation to the incident police allege he is part of the nomads outlaw motorcycle gang and has close connections to the rebels these arrests are only the beginning we are not backing down from those who choose to break the law mr healey said we won t put up with it and the community shouldn t have to either 1005wwd6605

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2 friday june 3 2011 the western w weekender 1 day sale no reasonable offer refused up to saturday 4th june $419 kylie lift recliner 40 off catalogue prices available as left or right facing chaise choice of quality seude colour $899 4 seater chaise dorsett $499 7 piece dining lara bellafonte 2.5 plus 2 seater $999 1005wwd5314 furniture and bedding st marys 44-48 chapel street 02 9833 4037 circulation 58,877 cab audit mar 2011 published by mediaview pty ltd printed by spot press pty ltd editor troy dodds sales manager richard watts senior journalist emily crane journalist cassandra o connor journalist stacey moseley fyi journalist nathan taylor photographer melinda jenkins advertising editorial phone fax address sales executive james miller penrithsales@mediaview.com.au troy.dodds@mediaview.com.au 02 4722 2998 02 4731 6255 suite 2 42-44 abel street penrith nsw 2750 sales executive sergio carrasco sales executive linda lewis sales executive ali elali sales executive emily larkham sales executive paulette adams sales executive tracey nelms www.westernweekender.com.au www.facebook.com/westernweekender www.twitter.com/wwpenrith administration erin o neill production manager editorial production manager production irene adams stacey fortescue alana christanga special projects manager andrew komoder

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the western weekender friday june 3 2011 news local 3 police have issued a warning to people selling cars privately after an extraordinary incident where local resident rachael smith held on for dear life as a thief stole her car at a pre-arranged meeting and personal information was inside the car and i didn t want to lose it mrs smith said without really thinking i jumped on the bonnet holding on to the windscreen wipers as she tried to drive away blocking the window with my body i started banging on the roof and yelling `fire `fire because i somehow remembered being told in college that people were more likely to respond to `fi re than calls for help or the police the woman tried to get mrs smith off the car by swerving as she drove down russell street but in the end mrs smith s persistence paid off the woman jumped out of the car threw the keys and ran off th ree or four cars drove past but no one stopped to help i am so lucky really that i didn t get injured and that i got my car back in the end she said if someone asked me how i would respond to a carjacker i certainly wouldn t have guessed this but mrs smith has not been the only victim two days before on friday may 27 a male selling his car ­ also a red ss holden commodore ­ was contacted by allegedly the same woman when they drove back to tench reserve at nepean river the woman successfully took off with the car which was later found burnt out in rooty hill police are appealing for witnesses to either incident police are looking for the woman who is roughly 30 years of age 165cm tall with bleached blonde hair and a slim build police warn that if you are meeting a stranger to sell your car always get formal identification from the person and make sure you are in the car before you hand over the keys elling your car online is usually a straightforward affair but for rachael smith it ended with a frightening ride on her bonnet along russell street in emu plains last sunday at about 7pm mrs smith received a phone call from a woman interested in her online advertisement selling her red ss holden commodore there had not been too much interest in the car since i placed the ad online so when she called and asked if i was available to meet her in 20 minutes at the local mcdonald s i agreed mrs smith said she arrived 10 minutes early and had already locked the doors when she saw the un-threatening woman appear from the nearby petrol station s i jumped on the bonnet holding on to the windscreen wipers rachael smith doing all the right things mrs smith waited until they were both in the car before handing over the keys and she suggested they go for a drive to test the car out when they returned from the test drive the woman got out of the car and walked around to the passenger s side where mrs smith was getting out suddenly the woman pushed her and before mrs smith knew it the woman had already run around to the driver s seat locked the doors and started the engine all i could think about was `oh no you don t my wallet and house keys rachael smith took a ride on the bonnet of her car when a thief was trying to steal it [photo melinda jenkins celebrating 500,000 successful treatments underarms $19 full face $29 brazilian $39 chest $69 half legs $89 full legs $169 penrith clinic ph 02 8014 8914 shop 151 585 high st penrith nsw 2750 full back $149 anti-wrinkle injections $9.90 per unit 1005wwd8111 dermal fillers bondi junction caringbah anti-wrinkle injections laser hair removal skin treatments chatswood darlinghurst drummoyne north rocks north sydney parramatta penrith sydney cbd

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4 opinion friday june 3 2011 the western weekender from the editor s desk troy dodds we can all cry foul that council wants to slug us more but the reality is you won t be hit with anything extra if you play by the rules and the time has come to accept that these are the rules no matter what you think of the three-bin system back in 2009 the three-bin system was of course the talk of the town it became a media sensation perhaps bigger than any political scandal we ve seen in the last decade ­ and we ve seen a few even the recent drama surrounding our mayor didn t garner as much attention troy.dodds@mediaview.com.au 1005wwd3527 s 9.30am family service 6pm night service 1005wwd3530 a member of australian christian churches global warming ­ is it mentioned in the bible you will enjoy this come and hear what pastor mick wrotniak has to say about it at the new hall in the rear of kingswood public school 46-54 second avenue kingswood sunday 5th june 2011 10.00am join us for tea or coffee after the service kids church 10am youth service 4.30pm-6pm pastor mick wrotniak ph 0413 827 872 smith st matt full mechanical workshop auto centre lpg rego checks service pink slips blue slips green slips log book service full servicing all work guaranteed ome people would suggest that this column talks garbage every week but this time it is 100 per cent accurate penrith city council s controversial three-bin system would have to be the most talked about garbage-related story in the past 100 years it s back in the spotlight again after the daily telegraph reported on wednesday that dumping rubbish in the wrong bin could result in a $475 contamination fee serial offenders who fail to recycle properly will have their bins confiscated and essentially be removed from the threebin system which encompasses recycling organics and general rubbish it s the latest twist in a bizarre story that proves that not all well-intentioned ideas have a smooth implementation firstly one should point out that the daily telegraph can be creative at the best of times and whilst the general story is correct it s perhaps blown out of proportion just a little let s point out that there s not a $475 fi ne going to be left in your mailbox if you put your old slippers in the recycling bin what you will get though is a warning that tells you you ve blundered if you stuff it up three times council will take away the recycling and organics bin and you ll be left with a larger general waste bin that of course changes the type of service you have so the $279 you currently pay for the three-bin system via your rates will go up by an extra $195 which brings us to the magical $475 figure that was bandied about on wednesday that s about $3.75 per week council makes the point that its waste service is cost recovery based and council doesn t make a profit and when rubbish isn t sorted it goes to landfi ll ­ which is more expensive and in turn costs the whole community more the biggest whingers will be those who know they do the wrong thing probably through laziness an extensive community consultation was undertaken to address any concerns with the system s introduction and this included setting up a residents waste committee and supplying bags for collecting kitchen organic waste council says the service is now working well and this next step is to address the small minority of households that are not doing the right thing since 2009 the amount of recyclable material being diverted from landfi ll has increased from 20 per cent to 60 per cent the facts speak for themselves organic waste is being converted into compost for use on the city s parks and recreational areas council may have made some fundamental mistakes when it came to fi rst implementing the system but it legitimately worked to overcome them and we can t seriously expect that with the system now in place and people adjusting to it we re just going to cop it sweet from the people who couldn t care less and put rubbish in whatever bin they feel like i m even told by council that if you do get the fi nger wagged at you and your other bins are taken away you can write a nice note and council will even trust that you re now going to do the right thing and resume your normal service council said on wednesday that people who don t do the right thing are few in number and should pay the extra cost that s one hundred per cent correct th is means they won t contaminate the good work the rest of the community is doing in sorting their waste like all things of this matter if you do the right thing and play by the rules you won t have a problem the biggest whingers will be those who know they do the wrong thing most probably through laziness if we re going to go with this concept and we re actually seeing some positive changes as a result then it s time to rein in those who are causing problems council doesn t get it right all the time but any criticism over charging extra for what would be a service different to the one provided to the majority of people is a little unfounded and unfair and another thing what about the `say yes campaign that was launched this past week in relation to climate change poor old cate blanchett she s copped a hammering in the media perhaps unfairly make a few million bucks and suddenly you re classified as out of touch and yes she probably is considering she might not know how much a carton of milk or a loaf of bread costs at coles oh how we d all long to feel like that the biggest issue of the campaign is that i m not quite sure what we re saying yes or no to is there an election a referendum apparently not if there was the whole thing would mean a lot more paul th um bsup to outback steakhouse they haven t sought to publicise it but we understand they re doing plenty out in the community in relation to donating food to the needy well done to fifa the organisation deserves to be credited for its terrific management of such a wide-ranging sport but the internal 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the western weekender friday june 3 2011 news local 5 nepean hospital cleaners and health services union members rallied on tuesday [photo melinda jenkins 1005wwd7468 c leaners at nepean hospital claim they are being bullied and harassed by their department manager with some being told to quit if they can t handle the pressure hospital employees in the general services department walked off the job on tuesday in frustration over the hospital s lack of action in dealing with their concerns the cleaners and members of the health services union hsu unanimously voted to strike every tuesday afternoon until nepean hospital s general services manager and corporate manager are removed from their positions our members take pride in their work and enjoy working for the community however they cannot continue to work under these conditions said hsc east general secretary michael williamson members have not made the decision to stop work lightly but see no other alternative other than to take this action to highlight to the community what is happening at their local hospital the weekender spoke to several cleaners at nepean hospital on tuesday but all were reluctant to give their names for fear of further bullying by their supervisors some cleaners have reported being so stressed with the conditions that they become physically ill when they have to get ready for work in january nepean hospital received a review into the culture of general services that addressed concerns by staff about bullying and harassment nepean hospital s general manager kevin hedge said he has since convened a steering committee to oversee the establishment of a plan to address the recommendations of the review the committee includes staff of general services and senior management of the hospital and is working constructively to develop and implement an action plan to address the recommendations of the review mr hedge said any reports of bullying and harassment are taken seriously and investigated instant beauty specials just for you teeth whitening ipl permanent hair reduction d dar tan es wid orld ew th waxxxing norfolk buffet 2 x sizes 1630mm or 1800mm australian hardwood mountain ash oak rrp $1349.00 terms conditions apply visit the salon for more details 95 from 8 3-5 shades brighter in 20 minutes 149 brazilian xxx · men s only back · chest · full leg 35 indio facial the in de ma a us soul spray tan safe body piercing our price $299.00 fully assembled 1/2 hour book now ph 4732 3307 interest free finance available ing ent make-up · teeth whiten uction · body piercing · perman waxing · permanent hair red d mineral cosmetics icals · youngbloo gift cards · indio cosmeceut franchises available shop 147 westfield penrith plaza next to dymocks www.essentialbeauty.com.au 1005wwd6366 1005wwd3631 45 full body only 35 lip eyebrow nipple belly tragus nose includes jewellery 35 1005wwd6263

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6 news jim aitken local friday june 3 2011 the western weekender council news penrith city council warmly welcomes the state government s announcement that work will soon begin on the erskine park link road penrith city council penrith business alliance and the penrith valley chamber of commerce have led the way in advocating for the road which will link the m7 to erskine business park the road will help attract further investment in the city help create local jobs and help keep industrial traffic from clogging up our residential streets the road integrates the eastern creek and erskine park employment precincts which to date have been adjacent but disconnected linking these two areas creates a real opportunity to significantly increase the supply of jobs it also points to what can be delivered with the western sydney employment lands investigation area wselia which extends from the existing western sydney employment hub at the intersection of the m4 and m7 tollways across the southern part of penrith lga to the northern edge of the south west growth centre and includes the former badgerys creek airport site i urge the premier to accelerate the planning and delivery of this potentially vast employment area local jobs means less people have to travel long distances to work each day t he national rugby league s nrl one community program through their women in league favourite son award have recognised something that panthers members and fans have known for quite a while ­ that petero civoniceva is a true gentleman both on and off the field civoniceva has been nominated for this year s favourite son award which acknowledges a player who acts as a role model for mothers and families someone who continues to impress on the field however their off field characteristics embody what women and fans love about rugby league the recipient of the award will be a player whose integrity and reputation makes the game more appealing to women someone who encourages mothers to involve their families in rugby league civoniceva s credentials are unquestioned on the field he is the most capped forward for australia with 45 test appearances to his name 28 queensland origin games and 277 nrl games since debuting in 2008 for the broncos off the field civoniceva is one of the game s true gentlemen who generously gives his time by lending his presence and support to a number of community initiatives currently civoniceva is the face of the red cross blood service donate for you state challenge as well as being a white ribbon ambassador for violence against women civoniceva is among some very strong contenders for the 2011 award preston campbell nathan merritt andrew ryan darren lockyer alan tongue kurt gidley and cameron smith the award will be presented at the sydney wil lunch on tuesday june 21 in the lead-up to the harvey norman women in league round round 16 june 24-27 penrith will again transform into the pink panthers when they play the north queensland cowboys on sunday june 26 as they raise awareness and funds for the mcgrath foundation penrith fans and locals can cast a vote for civoniceva to help him win the coveted award to vote for petero civoniceva go to http w w w.rloc.c om .au/defau lt aspx?s=fav-son-nom voting closes june 10 petero civoniceva has been recognised for his efforts on and off the field drive your dollar further with these super prices get up to $100 fuel card free 200 x 300 ripple fuel promo end 12/6/11 cubo heated rail 500 x 440 corner unit easy white 300 x 600 the inspiration n complete bathroom package e 199 590 900 x 600 570 440 600 x 600 15.90m2 or 95c ea 19m2 save or 3.20ea 849 1850 supp nly ly o free 20 or 3.05ea free el fu c carra 2000 corner entry shower screen space saving corner basket 30 2 tiers off lifetime 3 tiers 1st quality floor tiles 17.90m 416 x 416 indoor outdoor avoca vanity bundle vanity mixer mirror vanity only 2 539 395 el fu c when quality matters d ar 50 warranty 79 99 bella link suite carisma basin mixer basin 5 year warranty 185 10 years warranty wall 69 69 · 1525 stylus maxton bath tylus · full china link toilet suite · 900 full gloss vanity over 20 to choose from · bevel edge mirror · wall tiles 15m2 of 20x20/20x30 gloss white 20x30 gloss alabaster or 20x40 gloss white over a hundred choices of tiles · floor tiles 5m2 of 200x200 · border 8 sheets of glass or marble mosaic mention this ad · taps basin bath shower set chrome 5 yr warranty for your free gift · 2 x chrome plug waste upon purchase · 2 x chrome floor waste of the package · 6 piece accessory set chrome a.b.l tile centre renovation quotes from our recommended renovatiors free bathroom terms and conditions apply fuel promotion minimum spend $500 see instore for details d ar open 7 days mon fri 7.30am 5pm sat 8.30am 4pm sun 9am 3pm 1005wwd6358 18 forthorn place st marys www.abltilecentre.com.au ph 9623 0499

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the western weekender friday june 3 2011 news local 7 nurses will meet with stuart ayres today inset penrith city councillor prue guillaume [inset melinda jenkins at 9.50pm on thursday may 26 a 16-year-old male was riding a scooter along marsden road colyton when four males approached him at the carpenter street intersection one of the males demanded the scooter and struck the victim in the face the victim then rode away from the scene on the scooter with a minor injury anyone with information should contact crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 epean hospital nurses will meet with penrith mp stuart ayres today over the state government s proposed industrial relations changes last week the o farrell government introduced legislation into nsw parliament that would strip the industrial relations commission of its power under its proposed law the government would be able to stipulate wage rises for public sector workers as well as other conditions including leave entitlements n peter mason nepean branch secretary of the nurses union said the grassroots campaign had a simple message public sector workers deserve the same rights as any other worker in the country we wouldn t allow any other employer to cut annual holidays or increase the working week yet the nsw government will have that power over nurses mr mason said mr mason said mr ayres had always been supportive of the union when his party was in opposition but he hope the working relationship continues but mr ayres said he supports the new legislation th is amendment will provide certainty to public sector workers by providing for pay increases of up to 2.5 per cent and linking even higher increases to improvements in productivity penrith city councillor prue guillaume said barry o farrell wanted to help ease the cost of living pressure for families but instead he is cutting wages every single working condition for these front line workers is at risk including wages penalty rates nurse ratios shift allowances sick leave long service leave and maternity leave she said on friday may 27 two groups of people were dancing in the disco area of a licensed premises on tindale street penrith when a fight broke out a 30year-old cambridge park man was hit in the back of the head with a bottle and sustained a 4cm laceration he was taken to nepean hospital for treatment anyone with information should contact crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 police are investigating an incident at a licensed premises located adjacent to northern road in south penrith at 1am on saturday may 29 two gentlemen were asked to quieten down and when they did not they were asked to leave the premises by security a 38-year-old st georges basin man refused to leave and a struggle with security ensued a 32-year-old quakers hill man tried to intervene but was struck by an unknown person and suffered bruising to the face police are looking for a man of islander appearance dark hair a rats tail and blonde streak down the side of his head contact crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 knife crimes in penrith have decreased from may 2009 to april 2011 during this time 36 knife-related assaults occurred and 17 robberies were carried out with a knife after a 12-month investigation by police a 28-year-old male from bathurst has been charged with robbery in the afternoon of sunday june 27 2010 two female victims found a male person in their motor vehicle which they had parked on gidley street st marys the male confronted the victims with a knife before fleeing the scene with a handbag and contents the bathurst man has been refused bail and will appear at the bathurst local court on tuesday june 14 1005wwd6845 1005wwd8270

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8 opinion friday june 3 2011 the western weekender beautiful affordable wardrobes custom designed and built to suit your needs most outstanding trade services 2008 true local business awards dear weekender email penritheditorial@mediaview.com.au post suite 2 42-44 abel street jamisontown 2750 winner 6 months interest free 10 year guarantee mirror 2 door r up to 2.44m high 2.44m long 615 · 3 drawers e · 4 shelves · shoe space ·d double single hanging space · handbag shelf truth about jesus u up to 2.44m high 2.44m long 785 · 6 drawers · 8 shelves · shoe space e · do single hanging space double · handbag shelf mirror 2 door r there are many passages in the bible stating that `jesus wept over his people and their unbelief i believe that he will be weeping now with the signs being displayed in sydney etc jesus the only son of god died and rose again giving us all the opportunity of eternal life in heaven with god the father his promise of `i will never leave you was fulfi lled by his holy spirit 632 years before muhammad was even thought of carolyn dobson emu plains remember the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten julia s power grab your choice of · hinged or sliding timber up to 2.44m high 3.6m long craftwood colonial or federation style doors · reflect your lifestyle in our award winning mirror 3 door r aluminium sliding mirror doors · a range of · 6 drawers design options to make all your storage dreams · 8 shelves · shoe space e come true · mirror veneer painted polyurethane · innovative features · double single hanging space · professionally designed to meet your needs · handbag shelf · walk in robes · bookcases · linen press · home office fitouts · entertainment units the above price are between walls floors to ceiling · hand-made furniture more 1005wwd3526 1090 we make all your storage dreams a reality lic no 115071c available to approved purchasers conditions apply factory direct established for over 20 years visit our showroom 47 sterling rd minchinbury www.tntwardrobes.com.au e info@tntwardrobes.com.au 9832 4588 to maintain her control on power julia gillard had to enter into an agreement with the independents she had to agree to andrew wilkie s demand to bring in legislation to curtail problem gamblers also on the agenda is the effort to bring in plain cigarette packaging these two items have recently dominated the news to the exclusion of more important issues such as the boat invaders that continue to come here in increasing numbers the attempt to stitch up a deal with malaysia has also dominated the media and many are voicing their disapproval with this agreement i wonder what would have happened if wilkie had insisted on a coronial enquiry into the events surrounding the port arthur massacre th is incident has never been adequately investigated jay nauss lennon bros circus now at nd way/showgrou penrith pace ne may 13th ju from 26th australia s favourite circus thu 26th may 7pm fri 27th may 7pm sat 28th may 2pm 7pm sun 29th may 11am 2pm wed 1st jun 7pm thu 2nd jun 7pm fri 3rd jun 7pm sat 4th jun 2pm 7pm 1005wwd3906 sun 5th jun 11am 2pm wed 8th jun 7pm thu 9th jun 7pm fri 10th jun 7pm sat 11th jun 2pm 7pm sun 12th jun 11am 2pm mon 13th jun 11am last show tickets av available at the circus from 1hr before and up to showtime owtime e or www lennonbroscircus.com.au have your say write to the editor political `grandstanding the recent news that the o farrell government has awarded tenders for the erskine park link road link road inked western weekender may 27 is political grandstanding of the highest order the development of the erskine park link road is something that the community and local business has been calling on for many years the fact that we are one step closer to getting the road built is a win for the community but it s a pity that barry o farrell and tanya davies have used it as an opportunity to claim credit for something they didn t do it s well known the funding for the road had been approved by the previous government and that the tender process was well underway before the state election local residents want to hear more about what the o farrell government plans for the future not what s already been done barry o farrell and tanya davies promised to fi x nsw but so far their plan is only about cutting the ribbon on works that are already underway prue guillaume penrith city councillor lights are better i cannot believe the arrogance of some people in relation to the jamison road round-a-bout from the editor s desk western weekender may 27 the rounda-bout was dangerous and deserved the amount of money spent on it ron via email the western weekender reserves the right to edit letters for the sake of accuracy and space

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the western weekender friday june 3 2011 council snapshot news local 9 he fi rst thing jay huxley will do when he fi nishes his `masterchef journey is give back to the community he grew up in mr huxley 24 plans to open a community kitchen in western sydney to help those living on the streets and he plans to start cooking classes for local high school students to help foster a passion for the kitchen but before mr huxley can tick both of those off his list he wants to win the `masterchef cooking series his determination thus far has already proven that he has the work ethic to be a glittering gem in the australian food scene he made the top 50 of `masterchef during the fi rst series but when he was eliminated he spent the next two years cutting onions and scouring cookbooks now he is determined to make his mark on the current `masterchef series my onion cutting skills let me down and that was it for me in the fi rst series but the previous elimination has prepared me a lot and i want to push further this time mr huxley said in all the challenges the dishes i have put forward have been the best or close to it the former cranebrook high school student said the judges feedback has been crucial to advancing in the competition even the dishes that don t get critiqued on the tv the judges give us feedback for he said jay who up until last year lived in penrith always cooked for his parents and brother when he was younger as a teenager he used to replicate recipes from his mum who sadly died from illness eight years ago masterchef airs on the ten network most nights of the week t to most people council rates and religion are entirely different topics but both were debated on monday night when penrith councillors voted to adopt an operational plan containing two budgets one of which includes a potential rate rise what councillors were voting on was to adopt both pending ipart s decision on the special rate variation so that when the decision is handed down the alternate budget can be eliminated but liberal councillors robert ardill tanya davies and mark davies voted against the recommendation to adopt both budgets as i said back in february i will not be supporting the special rate variation cr tanya davies said after she suggested making a change in the recommendation to just adopt the budget without the rate rise labor councillor greg davies then referred to the council prayer which says councillors come together to make decisions for the community his comments were directed at cr tanya davies after he suggested her amendment was only about being popular within the community cr mark davies fi red up saying he supported everyone s point of view but drew the line when someone questions the prayer someone prays ipart s decision will not be handed down until this month councillors stood in silence on monday night in memory of long-time resident betty hargreaves who sadly passed away last month mrs hargreaves dedicated her life to working tirelessly for the penrith community and was recognised as a recipient of council s 1997 wall of achievement awards she was a founding member of penrith community aid and served as a long-time member of the penrith inner wheel club and president of the far west division drought appeal council recently received a state engineering excellence award for its dedication to pedestrian safety council received the engineering award for its 40km/h high pedestrian activity area scheme in the penrith cbd the pedestrian work was completed in june last year it was jointly funded by the rta and council jay huxley 24 is a keen contestant on this series of `masterchef 1005wwd7496

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10 news rw ca eeash fr fully s local friday june 3 2011 the western weekender upervis ed penrith mp stuart ayres and nepean high principal tony baldachinno with teachers and students sunday 5th 12th june 10am-1pm supporting emu plains football club bunnings a we are here shell harvey norman pattys place penrith off mulgoa rd next to the m4 fter almost two years with just a creative and performing arts title nepean high school will fi nally see some infrastructure nsw education minister adrian piccoli announced in parliament last week that a project director had been appointed to oversee the construction of a performing arts centre at the school construction should take about 12 months and will commence in june next year principal of nepean high tony baldachinno said the school held a masterplanning meeting with the education department last tuesday architects have been appointed to look at the master plans and draft plans will be put together and submitted over the next six weeks mr baldachinno said the education department and nepean high are now working to install a converted demountable classroom in the interim to cater for the influx of dance and drama students next year penrith mp stuart ayres said he would continue to work with nepean high and its p&c to see the project through to its fi rst performance the school was fi rst given its title back in september 2009 by former labor premier nathan rees mahogany sally chatfield 4 time 8.00pm saturday 4 june tickets $26 6 year see the favourite females from channel 7 s x-factor together live on stage since their success as top four finalists on the smash hit show r `n b pop girl group mahogany has been busy recording and travelling the country sharing their special brand of music in the wake of their first single thank you mahogany will team up with x-factor runner up and lakes entrance local sally chatfield whose own first single is enjoying great reviews and massive support book online now at www.rootyhillrsl.com.au or call 9625 5500 1005wwd8283 mention this ad for a buy one get one free offer

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the western weekender friday june 3 2011 news local 13 umbrellas were the order of the day in penrith earlier this week [photo melinda jenkins p enrith was bucketed with rain this week causing many traffic headaches and forcing people indoors to escape from the big wet that drenched the city may turned out to be sydney s coldest in more than four decades and the start of june is set to be pretty chilly too weatherzone meteorologist brett dutschke said the cloudy and wet end to the month ensured it was the coldest since 1970 minimum nightly temperatures averaged less than 10.8 degrees almost a degree below the long-term average relatively clear skies and dry south-westerly winds have given us many chilly nights mr dutschke said the average maximum day time temperature was about 19.5 degrees which is well below what people have been used to in the last decade when maximums averaged higher than 20 we can t blame cloud for the lack of warmth during the day we ve had an hour extra sunshine per day averaging seven hours compared to the long-term norm of six mr dutschke said th is weekend is set to be pretty chilly too with meteorologists predicting minimum night temperatures of 9 degrees from friday through to sunday the coming winter should start reasonably wet but then dry out mr dutschke said criminal law · driving offences · centrelink fraud · representation in the district supreme courts · managing parole appeals 1005wwd8101 offices in penrith parramatta mount annan sydney penrith ph 4722 6600 fax 47 22 6622 web www.adamslawyers.com.au michael kirby accredited specialist in criminal law 0410 545 959 1005wwd7492

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the western weekender friday june 3 2011 news local 15 council ranger joe vocisano will patrol the penrith cbd area [photo melinda jenkins h e is not quite superman but the penrith cbd now has its own knight in shining armour friendly council ranger joe vocisano has started a dedicated patrol of the penrith cbd area to attend to the needs of businesses staff shoppers and visitors joe has been a penrith council ranger for four years but in his new role he said he was looking forward to meeting and getting to know the local cbd community better i ll be there to help when a footpath is obstructed or a vehicle has been parked in a potentially dangerous position joe said i can help visitors with information on the city or point people in the right direction if they are searching for a government service or business i can also help explain necessary regulations about such things as acceptable footpath use by businesses penrith city deputy mayor jim aitken said penrith city council had recognised that people in the cbd have particular needs including clear pedestrian access to shops information on where places are and a friendly face to represent council the particular needs of cbd shoppers businesses and visitors have been recognised by council hence the channeling of existing ranger services to that area cr aitken said joe is dedicated to serving the community efficiently which he always does with good humour if you see council ranger joe around be sure to say hello because he is there to help a ranger s job varies incredibly from one day to the next so i don t always know exactly what i ll come across he said ail fares for commuters buying monthly quarterly and yearly tickets will be slashed by up to $240 a year nsw premier barry o farrell said the changes ­ which were an election commitment from the liberals ­ would come into affect from july 1 this year the rising cost of living is the single most pressing issue facing families ­ and this fare cut will put dollars back in their pocket mr o farrell said th is change means cheaper fares and shorter queues it will reward r regular commuters and encourage people to leave their cars at home penrith mp stuart ayres welcomed the state government s decision c ommuters travelling from emu plains penrith or kingswood to wynyard will save $17 on every monthly ticket and $188 for a yearly ticket mr ayres said you will save money and spend less time in those lengthy morning queues by making regular fares cheaper we re encouraging people out of the m4 parking lot and onto public transport to leave their cars at home we want public transport to be people s fi rst choice and these price cuts will make regular rail travel more appealing for regular commuters more than 23,000 train commuters already buy monthly quarterly and yearly tickets commuters using mymulti tickets ­ which covers travel across trains buses and ferries ­ will also save under the new pricing deal which equates to about $9 on a monthly the fare cuts will cost around $5 million a year 1005wwd7493

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