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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 24 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 25, 2008 5 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Read all about it -- it's Bill's big day Canada Bay SES's Bill Hoyles cuts his 60th birthday cake. FIONA BRADY WE don't like to eat our words at the Inner-West Weekly -- but we'd make an exception for this fabu- lous cake. The lucky birthday boy was Canada Bay SES's Bill Hoyles who was celebrating his 60th at Balmain Rowing Club. He said the cake, which was designed by renowned Dulwich Hill cakemaker Faye Cahill, tasted ''gorgeous''. ''It was in the shape of a stack of Inner-West Weekly newspapers and the front page of the top one hadaphotoofmeinmySES uniform and the headline, 'Tarps needed as good wishes rain down on Bill-ding'. ''It was orange poppy seed and it tasted as good as it looked. ''The party was a surprise or- ganised by my kids. ''I thought I was going to a trivia night.'' Many of our readers will recog- nise Bill Hoyles, who is usually seen in his orange overalls. In his nine years with the SES, the big-hearted Concord man has responded to hundreds of calls and he's often out and about on the streets of the Inner West promot- ing the service he loves. ''I've seen a tree struck by lightning so that it literally ex- ploded,'' he said. ''Another time a tree cut a house in Concord in half, it fell right down the middle. ''There were people inside but thankfully they were OK. ''Property can be replaced but people can't.'' Poker kid's first flush of success SHIREEN KHALIL JAY Hook knows how to keep a poker face -- and has $100,000 to prove it. After winning the regional poker finals at Burwood RSL Club, he qualified for the Australian Poker League Tournament of Champions at Campbelltown from August 8 to 10. The 24-year-old beat 1002 players to finish in second place and take home $100,000 in prizemoney. Mr Hook, who has been playing in poker tournaments for three years, also walked away with a $20,000 package to play in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas next year, with all flights and accommodation paid for. He said he was very excited about coming second, especially since it had cost him nothing to play. ''I'm speechless. I have no words to describe how I am feel- ing,'' he said. Mr Hook started playing poker for fun and said he enjoyed the social life. ''It has become a network where everyone comes out for some en- tertainment and to socialise,'' he said. Mr Hook battled through thick and thin for three days for his prize. ''There were high moments where I was the chip leader, to short-stack low moments,'' he said. ''For anyone who hasn't been through it before, it can become a mentally-draining experience.'' After taking out the $120,000 prize package, it was no surprise Mr Hook was back at Burwood RSL Club the next day, buying everyone drinks and celebrating his achievement. ''I grabbed anyone and told them I was buying them drinks and I also had a fair few of my friends there,'' he said. ''I will use the money on my motorbike which had recently been run over and I also just purchased a new house, so the money will come in handy.'' When Mr Hook goes to Las Vegas he also plans to set a few thousand dollars aside to rent cars. ''I will definitely be renting a Dodge Viper and a Ferrari 348 Spider,'' he said. Notification of CPI Toll Adjustment from 1 October 2008 A Consumer Price Index-indexed toll adjustment on the Cross City Tunnel (CCT) will take effect 1 October 2008. Main tunnel: • for cars the toll will change $4.01 to $4.07. • for Class 4 vehicles (eg trucks and buses) the toll will change from $8.02 to $8.14. Sir John Young Crescent exit: • for cars the toll will change from $1.89 to $1.92. • for Class 4 vehicles (eg trucks and buses) the toll will change from $3.78 to $3.84. The adjustment accords with the Project Deed signed between the NSW Roads & Traffic Authority and CCT and in 2002. www.crosscity.com.au HMASCAS14549 ALL ABOARD FOR NAVY OPEN DAY -- GARDEN ISLAND, SYDNEY The Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul invites the public to the Royal Australian Navy's Sydney area Open Day at Garden Island this Sunday, 28 September 2008. Its a unique opportunity for Sydneysiders to tour the base and learn about life in the Navy. Highlights include tours of HMA Ships Newcastle, Manoora, Diamantina and Maryborough. The RAN Band and Australia's Federation Guard will perform and recruitment staff will be on hand to talk to anyone considering a career in the Navy. Gates are open from 10am to 4pm. Entry is via the main gate at the corner of Cowper Wharf Road and Wylde Street. Public Transport is recommended (Bus 311 from Central and Circular Quay) and parking is available at The Domain. Entry is free. MASSIVE SAVINGS!!! 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