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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 22nd 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 23, 2009 13 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Pictured at the launch of the Sydney South West Youth Health Plan are NSW Youth Advisory Council member Kaitlyn Carlia, Health Minister John Della Bosca, Senior Health Services planner Lyn Bearlin and Youth Advisory Council member Emre Mehmet. Nipping health issues earlier A SPECIAL plan to address youth health issues like binge drinking has been launched by the Sydney South West Area Health Service. More than 100 young people were consulted along with experts in mental health, drugs and Aboriginal health. The study highlighted some of the health issues facing young people in Sydney's southwest such as mental disorders, which account for almost half the cases in the 12 to 25 age group. NSW Health Minister John Della Bosca said the plan had 74 strategies for action, which focused on the needs of the disadvantaged minority, rather than the healthy majority. ''For example, SSWAHS will increase prevention and early intervention, improve access to health services, expand mental health programs, work with other service providers, run training programs and develop a website for youth health services,'' Mr Della Bosca said. ''Through improving intervention and prevention programs, we will reduce the number of young people presenting to hospitals in the area, which will take pressure off our emergency department doctors and nurses.'' Win a gift for mum CITY of Canada Bay is giving children aged five to 12 a chance to show how much they love their mum this Mother's Day. Together with local businesses, the council is holding a competition to give away 80 Mother's Day prizes. Winners will have the chance to give their mothers Oroton sun- glasses, gelato cakes, beauty and dinner vouchers and many more when they are invited to an afternoon tea at Cor- ner Cubbyhouse in Five Dock on Thursday, May 7. To be in the running, children need to complete an entry form and tell the council why they love their mum in 25 words or less. Entry forms are avail- able from www. canadabay.nsw.edu.au, in the April Bayside Brief or in local papers. Send the completed en- try by post, fax or scan and email the form to the council by Thursday, April 30, at Mother's Day Competition, City of Canada Bay, Locked bag 1470, Drummoyne, NSW 1470. Fax: 9911 6550. Email: business@canadabay. nsw.gov.au. -- by work experience student Amanda Hoh A freaky sideshow Space Cowboy performs as part of the Psycho Sideshow at the Royal Easter Show. Picture: JOHN APPLEYARD ~PP266463 SHIREEN KHALIL PSYCHO Sideshow was by far the weirdest and wackiest entertainment at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. And one of the freakiest performers was Space Cowboy, who holds four Guinness world records for putting up to 27 samurai swords 72cm down his throat. ''I was 16 years old when I started doing it because I was already performing unusual stuff,'' Space Cowboy said. But Space Cowboy didn't start off with blades -- he developed his talent with hoses before swallowing swords. ''I started off swallowing hoses and meditated a lot to relax my muscles,'' he said. Space Cowboy was born with congenital division of the stomach and said it is part of the reason why he can do some weird things. ''It enables me to swallow blades 12cm longer than any other sword swallower.'' But sword swallowing isn't Space Cow- boy's only talent. ''The weirdest thing I have put down my throat was a 60cm glass tube which had 2000 volts of electricity and was filled with a deadly mercury compound gas. ''It shone through my skin. People could see my insides glowing and I also put a microphone with it so people could hear my heartbeat,'' he said. Despite the fact that he can put some bizarre and deadly things down his throat, Space Cowboy said he isn't scared. ''You have to be confident or you are risking yourself unnecessarily and I haven't got any severe injuries from it,'' he said. To top it off, this daredevil doesn't even train anymore. ''I get my training through all my shows, but when I first started when I was young I trained every day.'' Saveupto60%onyour energy bill Reduces energy costs both in winter and summer All material is non-toxic, non-allergenic, odourless, fire resistant, wont shrink, repels water, asthma safe, unaffected by mould. Does not support the growth of ver min. Industry expects huge delays (up to 6-12 months) on & after 1st July 2009 as everyone will want their insulation done - do it now beat the rush! *Free rebate from Federal Government. 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