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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 3rd 2008
2 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, December 4, 2008 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Editor: Robyn Ainsworth Manager: Ben Payne Office: 181 First Ave, Five Dock, 2046 Phone: 9018 3592 Fax: 9018 3531 Deliveries: 9689 5498 Classifieds: 13 19 79 Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation: 52,892 (CAB Apr 2008 -- Sept 2008) Readership: 69,000 (Roy Morgan Readership Survey, Oct 2006 -- Sept 2008) Your recycling of the Inner- West Weekly helps make Australia the world leader in newspaper recycling. More than 74.5% of Australia's newspapers are re-used. your guide Inner -West Weekly Water 64.1% ---------------------------- Every week we meet a local business owner. To learn more about local businesses, go to www.truelocal.com.au MARK AYOUB, Manager, Balmain Shoe Repairs Q. What's the most common type of damage? A. Basically it's the bottoms, soles and heels. There's only so much that the heels can take. Q. How long do you spend repairing them? A. About half an hour. There's grinding, gluing, grinding again, finishing and polishing. I've been in it for five years. You do a lot of other different things like stitching. It depends on the job. Q. What types of shoes get repaired most? A. Apart from stilettos, people have tried to have their thongs repaired, if they're really expensive. And the really pointy shoes are too pointy. People kick when they walk, so they get scuffed. YOUR LOCAL The Inner-West Weekly circulates in Abbotsford, Ashbury, Ashfield, Birkenhead, Burwood, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Concord West, Concord, Croydon, Croydon Park, Dobroyd, Drummoyne, Enfield, Five Dock, Haberfield, Homebush, Liberty Grove, Mortlake, Newington, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Strathfield, Summer Hill, Olympic Park. Printed and published by Cumberland Newspaper Group, a division of Nationwide News Pty Ltd. ABN 98 008 438 828 (incl ACT). 142 Macquarie St, Parramatta. NSW 2150 63 66 55 Special laws for V8 race KIM SHAW state parliament Should there be special laws for the V8s? Tell us online. www.innerwestweekly.com.au LAWS to allow the V8 Supercar race to be held at Homebush will stop residents and businesses from claiming com- pensation over nuisance and economic loss. State Development Minister Ian Macdonald said no event of similar scale could be held with- out such protections. Claims for personal injury and property damage could still be made under the laws, Mr Macdonald said. ''Neither the state nor the promoter will have the benefit of protection against economic loss claims if their action were not in good faith,'' Mr Macdonald told State Parlia- ment. ''Obviously motor sports are inherently noisy. A very large part of the precinct will be devoted to the race. Business as usual for some tenants may not be possible.'' The minister promised to replace 140 trees that needed to be moved for the race and said cars would run on E85, an 85 per cent ethanol fuel cleaner than petrol. ''The Government recognises that some interests of leaseholders may be affected by the preparatory works at the precinct as well as during the event period itself,'' he said. ''Every reasonable effort will be made to minimise disruption to business tenants and other users, but it needs to be remem- bered that Sydney Olympic Park is a major events precinct.'' New laws will create a new government authority to over- see the event, with board mem- bers appointed by the minister. The first race is due to run from December 4 to 9 next year. Mr Macdonald told Parlia- ment the level of Government support was still being finalised. It is believed to be in the realm of $30 million. Controversy remains over es- timates of the economic benefits of the race, predicted by Gov- ernment to be $110 million over five years. Save Olympic Park spokes- man Tom Bohan said power now laid with three members of the Legislative Council -- two Shooters Party MLCs and Christian Democrat Fred Nile -- to vote down the laws, which had yet to be debated when the Inner-West Weekly went to press. Index 8 Police Beat 22 One Degree 27 Inner Vibe 47 Pet of the Week 48 Opinion 51 Alive 52 What'sOn 58 Home Living 71 TV guide 70 Sport Today Showers. Top Temp: 25C Friday Showers. Top Temp: 29C Saturday Fine. Top Temp: 28C Sunday Shower or Two. Top Temp: 23C DRIVE SAFER THIS SUMMER If your Toyota^ is over 3 years old,# your local Toyota Dealer* is offering a comprehensive 93-point Service & Safety Inspec tion including Motor Oil and Genuine Oil Filter replacement for just $129.90, $49 extra for 4WD and Commercial vehicles. Book at your Toyota Dealer today. Offer ends 24/12/2008. ^Offer excludes Dyna & Coaster. 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