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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 17th 2008
www.innerwestweekly.com.au THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008 PHONE 9018 3592 80c incl. GST Cracker of an evening had by all Sisters Anne McCarthy, 9, and Georgia, 12, of Croydon Park, prepare to perform at Carols by Candlelight in Strathfield Park on Saturday. Picture: ARMEN DEUSHIAN PP227808 SHIREEN KHALIL VISITORS to Strathfield Park's Carols by Candlelight last Saturday got into the festive spirit. The night, sponsored by the Inner-West Weekly, kicked off at 6.30pm with a talented line-up of performers including the Aust- ralian Youth Choir singing all- time favourite and traditional carols and a Christmas show by Bus-ta-groove and the Bankstown City Brass Band. People sang along to the songs, waving their glow-sticks in the air, lighting up the night and the kids were particularly excited when Santa Claus made a guest appearance with his reindeer. There were face-painting elves for the children as well as a sausage sizzle provided by the Rotary Club of Strathfield, with all proceeds going to Vision Australia's Children's Project. The night ended in a bang with a spectacular fireworks display. See Page 11 for more pictures Day of madness FIONA BRADY IT'S supposed to be the season of goodwill but a 24-hour pre- Christmas crime wave has shocked the Inner West. Four people have been stabbed and another had his leg broken in attacks in Homebush and Canada Bay. Police are also investigating incidents in Ashfield and Russell Lea -- all of which occurred in a 24-hour period. The grim weekend began at 10.20am on Saturday when a cleaner discovered a bag of human bones on the balcony of a unit in Ashfield. Police are investigating whether they are the remains of a German woman who lived in the Orpington St unit and who has not been seen since 2000. Later that night a man was stabbed and another suffered a broken leg in a brawl in Canada Bay. Residents have told the Inner- West Weekly how they hid in their homes as men armed with base- ball bats fought each other on the streets. The 24 hours of drama con- tinued at 2am on Sunday when a fight in a Homebush restaurant left a 24-year-old man dead from stab wounds. Two other young men were also stabbed during the fight and taken to Westmead Hospital but were expected to be released later that day. The crime spree finished at 2.10am on Sunday when a stolen car packed with seven teenagers, including one in the boot, ploughed into Five Dock Bay. Miraculously no one was seriously injured in the incident. While no crime is suspected, the earlier part of the week had also proved eventful. Police were called to Strathfield station on Thursday when a sus- picious package sparked a lock- down of part of Strathfield Square. Full reports: Pages 4 and 5 Alive Twisted tale Twisted tale PAGE 33 One Degree Green season Green season PAGE 22 Top Nosh Good pud Good pud PAGE 34
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