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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : August 20 2008
4 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, August 21, 2008 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au VP Day at our Kokoda Sisters Lorraine and Shirley Dawson (above) and returned soldiers (below) pay their respects. Army Chief Lt-Gen Ken Gillespie lays a wreath. Pictures: PHIL BLATCH ~P0609935 A SOLEMN service was held at the Kokoda Memorial in Rhodes last Friday to com- memorate Victory in the Pa- cific Day. Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway Committee chair- man Rusty Priest said most of the 800-strong crowd were World War II veterans who see VP Day as their ''special day''. Many Vietnam veterans also attended. ''As always it was a mov- ing day,'' the former NSW RSL president said. ''It's a reunion day for veterans and the families of those veterans who are no longer with us.'' Army Chief Lt-Gen Ken Gillespie was the guest speaker. One highlight of the cer- emony was a presentation by Inner-West sisters Lorraine and Shirley Dawson who shared their memories of dancing the cancan in the street on August 15, 1945. Airport noise to be shared INNER West residents will be spared the full brunt of safety upgrades at Sydney Airport with the east-west runway to remain partly open during construction works. While extra flights will be sent across the Inner West, noise will be shared with the eastern sub- urbs where an extra 15 per cent of flights (15 to 20 a day) will be routed throughout the eight- month construction period. The previous plan was to close the east-west runway over a 15-month construction period. Grayndler Federal Labor MP Anthony Albanese said keeping the east-west runway open for take-offs would ensure residents to the north, northwest and south did not bear the full burden of noise during construction. Partial use of the east-west run- way was made possible via a special jet blast barrier to ensure the safety of workers on the western end of the runway. Works will be carried out 22 hours a day to build a bigger runway safety area, protecting passengers in the event of a plane running over or short of the runway. The $85 million upgrade works, due to begin in October, were necessary to comply with inter- national safety standards, Mr Albanese said. The western end of the east-west runway will be closed, with extra flights crossing the Inner West. Residents in the south will have no noise for the eight months. Sydney Airport welcomed the decision, as did the Sydney Air- port Community Forum. 2106690i iww wk08 Helping learner drivers become safer drivers FREE workshops for parents and supervising drivers To help you with practical advice about: • Understanding of the new laws for L and P licence holders. • Supervising learner drivers. • Completing the Learner Driver Log Book. • Understanding the benefits of supervised on-road driving experience. The RTA and your local council have set up free two hour workshops for parents and supervisors of learner drivers. The next workshop in your area will be held: Time & Date: 6.30pm-8.30pm Tuesday 9th September 2008 Venue: Strathfield Community Centre, 1B Bates Street, Strathfield Book Now: 02 9748 9606 *Bookings are essential Would a short-term cash loan help you get back on top of things? Every week, our Personal Finance Centres help thousands of people get over life's ups and downs with a convenient cash loan. We have all kinds of loans from $50 to $5000. And, as a responsible lender, we'll tailor a financial solution that's right for you. To find out more, call 13CASH. 303CASH0909 Vinnies Final Winter Clearance 50% off all clothing & accessories Starts 21 August till 24 August Burwood - 143 Burwood Road, Burwood 9745 3744 Dulwich Hill - 528 Marrickville Road, Dulwich Hill 9564 6690 Marrickville - 113 Marrickville Road, Marrickville 9569 3000 Summer Hill - 142 Smith Street, Summer Hill 9799 5052 2136178i iww wk08
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