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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 23 2008
4 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 24, 2008 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Abi-Saab case delay STEPHEN RYAN court reporter John Abi-Saab THE trial date for former Strathfield mayor John Abi-Saab has been put back while the search is on for former newspaper edi- tor Geoffrey Howe. Mr Abi-Saab may face up to four charges re- lating to the al- leged blackmailing of another former mayor, Alfred Tsang, Sydney District Court heard last week. Defence barrister Eugene Wasilenia said he was unavail- able if the trial proceeded on September 1. The trial, which is expected to run for four weeks, will now begin on November 17. Mr Wasilenia also said he had not been successful in locating former Inner Western Suburbs Courier editor Geoffrey Howe who will be a key witness at the trial. Mr Howe, who was handed good behaviour bonds and suspended jail terms for lying to the Indepen- dent Commission Against Cor- ruption, is believed to be over- seas. Mr Abi Saab, 76, of Port Macquarie, did not appear in court last week due to ill health. Calls for park clean-up FIONA BRADY The park's toilets (above) are now locked at night and (below) discarded condoms at the site. Rhodes residents Steve Levi and Carol Kendall in McIlwaine Park, where children have found used condoms in bushes. Picture: BRENT McGILVARY ~PP166426 RESIDENTS living beside McIlwaine Park in Rhodes say they are fed up with the park being used as what they describe as a ''gay beat''. Steve Levi, from the group Friends of the Park, said his 12-year-old son had stumbled across discarded condoms and other waste while playing during school holidays. ''It's a health hazard,'' he said. ''I have made countless phone calls and written letters to Burwood police via a local elected member and phone calls to Canada Bay Council, but this problem has been ongoing for five years. ''We successfully lobbied to get the toilet blocks locked at night but then they started using the bushes. ''There's lots of cars coming and going and activity around the park in the evenings but if we ring the police to report it, they don't treat it as an urgent matter. ''The authorities are all talk and no action.'' Mr Levi said Friends of the Park was currently raising money for a new playground. ''That will no doubt attract more children here,'' he said. ''Something has to be done about this urgently.'' Burwood crime manager Det- Chief Insp Glen Fitzgerald said McIlwaine Park was policed like any other park. He advised residents who wit- nessed people behaving in a sus- picious manner or committing criminal offences to contact Burwood police. A spokeswoman for Canada Bay Council said the council was aware of the problem. ''Council has received com- plaints about this and to address the situation council has ensured the toilets are locked at dusk,'' she said. She said the park was cleaned regularly by council staff. ''The toilets are cleaned daily when they are opened and the park is cleaned three times a week.'' The spokeswoman said litter problems could be reported to the council's call centre on 9911 6555. Free Rainwater Tank Information Night News from Ashfield Council Customer Service Centre 260 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield Tel: (02) 9716 1800 Fax: (02) 9716 1911 www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au 2026485i iww wk04 Do you want to install a rainwater tank but not sure where to start? Learn all about choosing and installing rainwater tanks in your home at this free information session run by Ashfield Council and the NSW Master Plumbers Association. Visit industry stalls and hear professionals deliver expert advice on types of tanks, installation, plumbing, maintenance and rebates available. This information night will be held: 6.30pm-8.30pm, Wednesday 6th August 2008 Ashfield Town Hall, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield Registration is essential, please call Council's Sustainability Team on 9716 1921 or email email@example.com Jewellery you won't see anywhere else, at prices you won't believe. The only thing more exciting than finding an exquisite, scintillating, one-off, absolutely perfect piece of jewellery is finding out that it's a fraction of the price you'd expect. Come and strike gold at your nearest Cash Converters. To find your local store visit us at cashcovnverters.com.au 303CASH0895 Ashfield & Burwood Physiotherapy and Craniosacral Therapy Centres "Let us solve your problems before they begin" ASHFIELD 56 Elizabeth Street Tel/Fax: 9798 6115 BURWOOD 31A Meryla Street Tel/Fax: 9744 1453 www.ashfieldphysio.com.au www.burwoodphysio.com.au 2123176k
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