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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : January 28th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, January 29, 2009 3 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Lucky mayor gets a special job for Lunar New Year ASHFIELD Mayor Ted Cassidy was delighted at being invited to paint the eyes on the lion at Saturday's Lunar New Year cel- ebrations in the town centre. ''It's supposed to bring good luck,'' he said. ''Lunar New Year was a very successful event attended by a large cross-section of the com- munity.'' Saturday's celebrations in- cluded a traditional lion dance along Liverpool Rd, Hercules St and Ashfield Mall, and other cul- tural entertainment, including traditional dancing, martial arts and Chinese opera. Pictures: DANNY AARONS Medical expert a model for students FIONA BRADY Professor Stephen Lee, AM MONDAY was a proud day for Associate Professor Stephen Lee from Drummoyne. The Concord Hospital medico was appointed a member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to dermatology medicine. Fittingly, Monday was also Chinese New Year -- another cause for celebration for the Chinese-born doctor. ''Yes, it was a nice morning,'' said Prof Lee, 60, who received many congratulatory calls from friends and family. Since coming to Australia at the age of 15, Prof Lee has gone on to become one of the country's most respected medical pro- fessionals and now heads the dermatology department at Concord Hospital. He has been a federal councillor and director of the Aust- ralian Medical Association since 2002. ''As a director of the AMA, I don't just look after dermatology, I also have input into other parts of medicine,'' he said. He chose to specialise in dermatology after having ''itchy skin problems'' like eczema, himself, as a child. ''I was also inspired by some of my teachers,'' he said. He now inspires his own students at Concord Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred. ''We all have our shares of ups and downs and I want youth to keep going and realise their potential,'' he said. Prof Lee also spends a lot of time speaking and teaching in Asia, including at the China Medical University in Shenyang where he is a visiting professor. ''I've come full circle,'' he said. A gong for music man A MUSICOLOGIST from Sum- mer Hill was the Inner West's other representative on the Aust- ralia Day honours list. Dr Neil McEwan, a lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, was appointed a member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his service to music as an educator, researcher, musicologist and choral conduc- tor, and as a director of music at Christ Church St Laurence in Sydney. His achievements include con- ducting the Sydney Conservatorium Choir and Chamber Choir, and leading them on overseas tours and in international competitions. As music director at Christ Church St Laurence, he has also led the choir on five overseas tours. Dr McEwan is also a specialist in Gregorian chant and other early music forms and has transcribed several early music manuscripts into modern notation. Strathfield Park Homebush Rd Strathfield @ Approx 8:00pm Bring your picnic blanket for a night under the stars! For more information please check Council's website www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au or contact Council on 9748 9999 ON THE BIG SCREEN 2087700i iww wk31 Movies are subject to change without notice. Classification: 14th Mar 2009 Get Smart Rated: M 28th Feb 2009 The Dark Knight Rated: M 14th Feb 2009 Fool's Gold Rated: M 31 Jan 2009 Dr Seuss's Horton Hears a Who Rated: G
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