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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : August 13 2008
YOUR LOCAL CUMBERLAND NEWSPAPER THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2008 PHONE 9689 5528 80c incl. GST Taste of success Fair traders Fair traders PAGE 17 Chinese celebrate Festive flair Festive flair PAGE 5 Girls on song Twins peak Twins peak PAGE 11 Priest absolved STEPHEN RYAN court reporter BURWOOD'S Greek Orthodox priest the Rev Father John Grillis has confessed to assaulting a par- ishioner, but avoided a convic- tion. A hearing into the two-year-old assault case was cut short in Burwood Court last week when a deal was struck between the pros- ecution and the defence team. Father Grillis initially pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm, but then of- fered to plead guilty to the lesser charge of common assault. Police facts stated that a meet- ing of the directors of the Parish Community of St Nectaris Burwood in February 2006 became heated. Father Grillis, 53, and 70-year-old parishioner John Mihalopoulous exchanged words before Father Grillis wrapped his arms around Mr Mihalopoulous's shoulders and arm. Other parishioners stepped in and separated the men. Magistrate William Pierce found the charge proved, but did not convict or penalise Father Grillis. ''It was a minor assault. You're of good character,'' Mr Pierce said. ''There was a degree of provo- cation. I think it is appropriate that the charge is proved, but dismissed.'' Woods' double fails to save Sharks Five Dock's Nikita Cuffe in defence against Greece on Monday. ~fF234779 GAVIN Woods' two goals couldn't save the Sharks from the Spaniards in the men's Olympic water polo on Tuesday. The Australian captain from Russell Lea played a cracking game but the Australians lost 9-8. Spain scored four goals in the first quarter and went 5-0 up before the Sharks got into the game. Woods grabbed his second goal at the start of the third quarter but the Australians never seriously threatened the Spanish lead. Woods' father, former Olympic water polo player David Woods, watched the game from a Sydney golf club. ''It was very disappointing for them,'' he said. ''They got so close.'' Mr Woods last spoke to his son on Sunday when he was on a high after Australia beat Greece 12-8. The Sharks play their next game against Canada today. Nikita Cuffe, of Five Dock, was part of the Stingers, the women's water polo team who beat Greece 12-8 on Monday. The Stingers played Hungary on Wednesday but the results weren't known before the Inner- West Weekly went to press. Both sides need to make the top three in their group to make the medal rounds. How our rowers fared: Page 7
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