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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 3 2008
YOUR LOCAL CUMBERLAND NEWSPAPER THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2008 PHONE 9018 3592 80c incl. GST Westfield Gift Card ter ms and conditions apply. Issued by Westfield Gift Card Pty Ltd ACN 113171663. For a full list of current participating stores visit westfield.com/giftcards In association with: PLUS runner up prizes include a HipTop slide mobile phone from Fone Zone and gift vouchers from Gametraders. Simply spend $75 or more on a Westfield Gift Card before Fathers Day. Terms and Conditions apply. See Concierge for further details. NSW Permit Number: LTPS/08/08296. Offer ends 6 September 2008. WIN a 50" Samsung Plasma TV with Surround Sound for Dad this Fathers Day Burwood Ben Weekes, of Strathfield. Angie Ballard, of Liberty Grove. TWO Inner West wheelchair ath- letes are among our best hopes in Beijing when the Paralympics get under way on Saturday. Athens bronze medallist, lead- ing road and track racer Angie Ballard, of Liberty Grove, and number one Australian tennis Paralympian Ben Weekes, of Strathfield, are in China prepar- ing for intense competition. Both athletes competed at Athens and Ballard made her debut at Sydney's Games. Weekes began playing tennis before his teen years, however at just 13, a blood clot in his spine caused paraplegia. After his physiotherapist suggested he get involved in sport, Weekes took up wheelchair tennis at 15 and has never looked back. ''I was determined to start play- ing tennis again, so I did and started playing in junior tourna- ments around the world and at 18 years I moved into the senior division,'' he said. At 23, Weekes has been prepar- ing his schedule wisely in the lead- up to Beijing, training twice a day for four hours. Currently ranked 12th in the world, Weekes hopes to better his seeding with a few shiny medals under his belt. Ballard, now 26, started compet- ing in road and track racing as a 12-year-old in 1994. She first represented Australia four years later at the IPC World Athletics Championships in England. ToPage2 e Our best shots Our best shots Our best shots Our best shots Our best shots Our best shots Our best shots Our best shots Our best shots Recycling junk Art attack Art attack PAGE 9 Tapas on tap Top Nosh Top Nosh PAGE 41 Burwood Festival guide Park action Park action PAGES 29-32
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