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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : January 21st 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, January 22, 2009 7 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Keeping an eye on fires from the sky Video Online Watch it now at www.innerwestweekly.com.au SHIREEN KHALIL THE latest weapon against bush fires, the new 'Eye in the Sky' helicopter, was unveiled last Wednesday at the Newington Armory. State Emergency Services Min- ister Tony Kelly and Federal Home Affairs Minister Bob Debus launched the NSW Rural Fire Service's (RFS) Eye in the Sky helicopter to assist firefighters across the State this summer. Mr Kelly said as the tempera- tures across the state rise, firefighters would have access to the latest technology where the aircraft will allow real-time vision and infrared imagery to stream back to local RFS fire control centres and state headquarters via a microwave link. ''This aircraft is an outstanding intelligence gathering resource and is able to provide real time information back to incident con- trollers during fires,'' he said. RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said the Eye in the Sky had already shown its value in early operational testing. ''The aircraft has proven to be a useful acquisition by providing live information to incident con- trollers during the recent large fire in Wingecarribee,'' he said. Mr Ben10's own toy story SHIREEN KHALIL Toy lover and Anime shop owner Bradley Merriel with his most popular item, Ben10. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~pP235679 To find out more on Anime and Bradley Merriel's favourite toy in the store, check out the video on our website www.innerwestweekly.com.au IT'S every child's dream but every parent's worse nightmare -- a toy shop with everything. Those who know Anime toy shop in Abbotsford love it and it's no wonder -- there are more than 5000 toys and models to choose from. Self-confessed toy lover and owner Bradley Merriel said Anime was like not other toy shop. ''We carry completely different things to anybody else in Sydney and will go out of our way to actually get toys other shops seem to run out of really quickly,'' Mr Merriel said. ''Once we're found, customers always come back.'' Anime, which is a Japanese word meaning animation, opened two years ago and has sold over 10,000 toys including cartoon dolls, Playstation characters, movie character dolls and collectables. ''We got everything that when a kid walks in, they would say 'oh we know him' and of course 'we want that!'.'' The most expensive toy in store is the Chucky doll worth $950, but the most popular toy is Ben10. ''Every child under 10 wants Ben10 which is a Cartoon Network show, they go crazy for it and the kids actually call me Mr Ben10, it's quite funny,'' Mr Merriel said. He decided it was time he opened his own shop when he returned from Singapore and Indonesia. ''There are so many great toys there that it influenced me to start my own shop,'' he said. ''I've loved them since I was a little kid and I had heaps when I was young, like Matchbox cars, but growing up there wasn't as much as there is now. ''I'd love to be a kid now.'' ADVERTISEMENT Carelink Jan 2009 Do you need help to stay at home? Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres Would you like information on: • a wide range of community services? • help for carers to take a break (respite)? For information about community care programs and services in your local region call Freecall* 1800 052 222. For help with emergency respite outside business hours call Freecall* 1800 059 059. Or visit your local Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre shopfront Or visit the website www.commcarelink.health.gov.au * Calls from mobile phones are charged at applicable rates 2046320i iww wk30 Moree Meats Next to ALDI Supermarket, 1-22 George St, Nth Strathfield Trading Hrs: Mon-Sat 6am-6pm Sun 8am-4pm EASY PARKING phone 9764 3316 fax 9746 5142 Compare our prices. Compare our Quality. You'll SAVE SAVE SAVE AUSTRALIA DAY SPECIALS Open Monday 7am -- 4pm BAR-B-Que Steak $10 2kg for AUSTRALIA DAY SPECIAL Cooked Leg Hams $7.99 Portions from $24 each kg Whole Goats Fresh $79ea OR sides $39.50 Thick Bar-B-Que Sausages $4.99kg Only natural skins used Chicken Wings $5 2kg for Whole T-Bone $15.90 kg Sliced as required Italian Beef Patties $9.90kg For Hamburgers on the Barbie! 12 Variety Flavoured Sausages $7.90 Made from BEEF, PORK & LAMB kg Chevarpi $8 2 trays for 40 pieces Australia Day Bar-B-Ques LAMB SHORT LOIN OR CHUMP CHOPS $25 Save $5 2kg for Marinate & Bar-B-Que TENDER
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