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GIANT LAMB.... David Robertson, from Moonta Mines, was astounded at the
difference in the birth size of these two lambs, born three days apart. "The
bigger one was born on September 23 and weighed seven kilograms while the
smaller one was born on September 20 and is normal size, weighing around
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Grand plans for North Beach
GOOD on Craig Sullivan for having a
dream and taking steps to turn it into a
reality. His plans for a resort-style
development are exciting and will benefit
the whole region.
There is a market for bigger
accommodation venues in the Copper
Coast. Developers of the proposed six-storey
(initially eight-storey) hotel on Heritage
Drive, Wallaroo, have promised this but
progress is slow.
Mr Sullivan's project sounds impressive.
Down the track he has plans for
swimming pools, a tennis court, playground,
restaurant --- all a bonus to those living in
the growing North Beach/North Shores area.
But the sceptic in me says the finished
product is still a long way off.
There is sure to be those for and against
the project, the resort will create
competition for the North Beach Tourist
Park as well as holiday rental landlords.
Whilst there will be critics, let's hope the
project succeeds and doesn't go down the
same path as The Dunes.
Mr Sullivan seems to know what he is
doing, his plans are very detailed and the
Council Development Assessment Panel was
impressed with his application for the 20
housing allotments as it was so thorough.
The Country Times looks forward to
following the progress of the resort and
seeing the project take shape.
The news this week Lance Armstrong
could be the biggest fraud in the history of
cycling has struck a personal chord.
Last year, I did a lot of fundraising for the
Livestrong Cancer Research Centre in
Adelaide. I had read the Armstrong
autobiography 'It's not about the Bike' and
was inspired by this man who had
conquered so many hurdles in life.
I am disappointed to realise his success
may not have all been above board.
However, drug cheat or not, the work
Lance has done for cancer patients and
research foundations hasn't been cheating.
Yes, he used his high profile, which may be
undeserved, but he has still done a lot of
good work. He has helped raise millions of
dollars for cancer research and this is a title
which can't be stripped.
Amie Brokenshire, Editor
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CONTRARY to the letters supporting
homosexuality (YPCT 9-10-12), God has
forbidden such a lifestyle in Lev.18:22; this is
referred to in 1Cor.6:9-11.
In this epistle, Paul refers to the past way of life
of some of the Christians in the church at
Corinth. Some of them were thieves, idolators,
drunkards, sodomites (homosexuals), et cetera,
and he mentions their being cleansed from such
sins. He certainly did not recommend the people
continue such behaviour.
Jesus Christ himself also spoke against sodomy
in Matt.15:19 and Mark 7:21, where he used the
word "fornicator". This word refers to all sexual
activity apart from that between a man and a
woman married to each other.
Jesus said such a lifestyle, including sodomy,
defiles men. As he is infallible, I would take his
cautions very seriously.
Jehovah's forbidding of sodomy is a part of his
moral law, and is permanent.
However, Christians are to exercise righteous
judgement, see John 7:24 cf Lev.19:15.
It is unjust judgement God warns against. If
there is no judgement, how can we discern
between good and evil? This matter is not one of
so-called "human rights" as such, but rather
obedience to God's perfect, revealed law.
The blessed, inerrant Holy Bible is not
ambiguous concerning God's will for mankind.
We can obey him, and be blessed, or disobey
him, and receive his judgement instead.
Jeff Pollard, Moonta Mines
IT was heartening to read the letters of support
for gays (YPCT 9-10-12) in the condemnation of
Mrs Klaffer's rather harsh piece of criticism
There is certainly justification for standing up
to religious oppression, especially when the
consequences are higher than average
percentages of depression, bullying and suicide
amongst same-sex oriented people.
Homosexuality is recorded in hundreds of
species and is a part of the natural spectrum of
human sexuality. To rail against homosexuality is
akin to doing the same for blue-eyed people or
To give Mrs Klaffer some reprieve from the
battering she has received, it must be
remembered religion is renowned for creating
unjustified prejudice by instilling ideas in young
Not all people of faith are so trapped by their
religions but the number is appreciable enough
to cause huge problems for those who are gay.
Lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender folk
did not choose their sexuality any more than
As was pointed out in one of the letters last
week, other parts of the Bible's abomination list
To be on the side that considers prejudice a
good thing is now a minority view.
The reason for this is because homophobia
says more about the homophobic than it does
about gay people.
It's time to let go of these mistaken thoughts
and ideas and make sure everyone is respected
and treated equally.
President, Atheist Foundation
of Australia, Maitland
Ed note: No more letters about this issue will
currently be accepted.
In the fight together
IN reply to Re-Action Group formed (YPCT
9-10-12), it would seem Peter Bourke and others
could be likened to Nero, "as he fiddled, whilst
Just because Mr Bourke feels Marine Park 11
has been looked upon favourably, he is willing to
sacrifice other parks such as Marine Park 14 to
fight on, with an "It's OK, I am alright Jack"
No one knows what the final decision of
Minister Caica will be and it is extremely
premature to celebrate what may look good on
Nothing has changed, Minister Caica
continues to be unavailable to meet with
Business owners and communities are fearful
of the future should the proposals by the
Department of Environment, Water and Natural
Resources go forward unchanged.
Whilst Mr Bourke's early commitment to the
cause is commendable, this latter stand is neither
helpful nor supportive.
Marine Park 14 Action Group
WE would like to express our appreciation to the
council workers who are engaged in the upgrade
of Otago Road, North Beach, as they have been
most cooperative with regard to the residents'
use of the road whilst all the works have been in
progress. I'm sure their thoughtfulness will
continue until all is completed.
Thank you workers!
Brenda and Brian Cross, Jill Saxby, Wallaroo
MY compliments go to the District Council of
the Copper Coast and the North Beach Progress
Association being the parties behind the
construction of the informative walking trail
from the southern end of Clayton Drive to the
start of Otago Road.
The information provided en-route will
hopefully lead to the preservation of this delicate
and precious landscape for many years to come.
The planting of several hundred seedlings by
the progress association should also aid in its
Which brings me to the point of this letter.
When I was asked by a committee member of
the progress association if there was anything I
thought should be done to improve the North
Beach area generally, I pointed out dozens of old
car tyres lying alongside the walking trail were an
eyesore, looked unnatural and spoilt what they
were trying to achieve.
Within the space of a week, a working bee was
organised and all of the tyres removed.
The surroundings have now been restored to
more like Mother Nature intended.
Congratulations to the North Beach Progress
Association and its helpers on a job well done.
Allan Weber, Wallaroo
OUR interest rates on our bank savings accounts
should stay no less than five per cent at all times,
because people had to work hard for their money
and pay stupid taxes at all times, like GST,
mining and carbon taxes.
Australia needs debt-free money for a better
economy. Wayne Swan should be ashamed of
himself as treasurer for Labor's big debt.
E. J. Kempster, Port Lincoln Technical difficulties
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