The Age from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on September 22, 1988 · Page 2
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The Age from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia · Page 2

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Thursday, September 22, 1988
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2- THE AGE, Thursday 22 September 1988 News Patzt- id wilt Mefteam Show Day. FltzfefaM inquiry continues; Brisbane. Sdwgte expedition returns after two weeks searcftiaf for Australia's true desert; ANZSES HeMtarters. Power House, Albert Park Lake, 10am. Tattskno: Last nigbt's winning numbers in midweek draw 748 were 21. 40, 16, 43, 17, 22. Supplementary nambers are 3 and 20. The first dtvtsSei dividend is 868267.55. Tttfs 2: Last nigbt's winning numbers were 80 and 83. Toe first division dividend is 81381. Kesee Toe winning numbers were 1, 8, 14, 16, 17, 21. 22, 23, 24. 26, 27, 43, 44, 49, 50. 60, 61, 63, 65, 67. There is no Spot 10Matcb 10 jackpot winner and today's Jackpot increases to an estimated $14,000. I itmiM. a muni I Light selling pressure forced the Australian dollar ddwn 25 points to finish yesterday at 78.10 US cents. The slide in gold continued. It fell IUS7.20 an ounce to close at 8US403.30. I (tin. vm I The Queensland Government has ordered the police commissioner. Sir Terence Lewis, to stand down until the Fitzgerald inquiry on police corruption and organised crime has finished. The State Minister for Police, Mr Gunn, said yesterday that he would have preferred Sir Terence to volunteer to stand aside, rather than waiting until he was ordered. He said he thought Sir Terence should have stood down a week ago. - The Af, 22 September 1987 MffiDll 'finite TO fm confident that we're going to win the election. I suppose the most likely outcome wiU bt that it will be a coalition." The Liberal Party federal president, Mr John Elliott, os the outcome of the Victorian election. TT If a person was drowned in ancient Greece and the body was not recovered, it was the custom to erect a monument to his or her memory. The Greek name for these monuments was constructed from "kenos" (empty), and "taphos" (tomb), which is the derivation of "cenotaph" as applied to monuments to those lost in battle elsewhere. When the Greeks won a battle, they would erect a monument made of enemy weapons. This would be built on the spot where the battle turned in the Greeks' favor and. from "trope" (putting to flight), we inherit "tropae". The orators' platform in the Roman Forum was decorated with the prows of ships captured in battle, so it was called the Rostra, meaning beaks, and from this we developed "rostrum". I .T W 771 y&'sT;h ii W$k0$M$' :v'i . --SVirX-A There's Only One Way To Improve On Your Computer. An NEC printer is probably the only way to improve on your computer. And our new P5200 and P5300 24 pin dot matrix computer printers go with your computer like love and marriage. Like a horse and carriage. Furthermore, we can honestly say that the release of the new P5200 and P5300 puts NEC so far ahead of the field, the others simply aren't in the running. Proof ? Our PS200 and PS300 Ifs (Minik or swine m By EDMUND DOOGUE, Adelaide r r OD made only water, OOff 1 but man made wine," II "rr wrote Victor Hugo, Kj who, as a Frenchman, was well aware of the difference. South Australia is proof that, on that comparison at least, man is by far the superior artist As anyone who has imbibed what passes for tap-water in Adelaide will agree, there is no point pretending. Adelaide water is awful. Some citizens describe it as foul and install rain-water tanks, water purifiers and filters, to the delight of the local manufacturers. Others, more spartan, say it doesn't particularly worry them. A few even claim the water has extra vital minerals, free of charge. But the murky, swampish color and the slightly organic taste say it all. You have probably heard the story that when P&O liners crossed the seven seas, there were only two ports where they didn't take on water. Aden and, yes, Adelaide. The tale is more than apocryphal, according to a shipping agent, Hareld Andersen, who represented P&O in the 1960s. He says there was a general attitude among passenger liners that water should not be taken on in Adelaide except in extreme circumstances. Dunstan makes no headway over hair TIE former South Australian Premier, Mr Don Dunstan, has lost the first round of a battle, fought on his hairdresser's behalf, against a suburban council. The Prospect City Council has rejected a proposal by the elder statesman's hairdresser to set up a special hairpiece and hairdressing clinic for cancer sufferers and head-injury victims. Mr Dominic Marafiote, Mr Dun-stan's hairdresser of 20 years, asked the council earlier this year if he could extend his home in middle-class Fitzroy, in Adelaide's northern suburbs, by 36 square metres to set up a hair clinic and salon for cancer victims. But some Fitzroy citizens did not like the proposal. Councillor Russell have more resident type styles Sydney (02) 438 3544. Melbourne (03) 267 5333. Brisbane (07) 252 . Hour ROBERT LE DAM . fatty sz&$fe&wm "i Dr Kevin Wainwright with a glass of water that has been through his water-purification device. The reason, says Mr Anderson, was the hardness and cloudy appearance of Adelaide water. There was no health problem and, as an Adelaide man, he did not mind in the least if ships left Adelaide's precious water supply for the locals. Indeed, he says, there was a strong argument that the mineral content makes Adelaide's water better than that available elsewhere. Mr Doug Lane, manager of the SA Government's State Water Laboratory, says Adelaide water is . basically healthy, despite the appearance and hardness. "There are some who argue Wortley, who supported the proposal at a council meeting on Monday night had received an anonymous telephone call telling him to "get off this case, wog lover". Residents received a forged letter, with the council's letterhead, suggesting that Mr Marafiote would turn the home business into a fish-and-chip shop. Mr Dunstan, in an eloquent plea to the meeting, said he was the author of the state planning legislation under which his highly regarded friend, Mr Marafiote, made the application. Mr Dunstan, whose wife, Adele Koh, died of cancer in 1978, told the council he had a specific reason to know the difficulties faced by cancer patients. He rejected arguments from about 30 Fitzroy residents, represented by. a than any other dot matrix printer, including Helvette, Times and ITC Souvenir. Better Clarity. Each machine comes with a choice of three ribbons; multistrike film ribbon, colour fabric ribbon, or black fabric ribbon. And with 360 x 3S0 dots per inch, solids are really solid, Line work is really delicate. 'Paper Parking' As A Standard Feature. While the machine is handling continuous paper. I that the minerals (in Adelaide's hard water) do more good than harm," he says, echoing Mr Anderson. Adelaide water, Mr Lane explains, is gathered partly in reservoirs in the Adelaide Hills and partly from the Murray River. In a particularly dry year as much as 80 per cent comes from the river. Since the 1950s the water has been chlorinated to ensure that harmful bacteria are destroyed. And, since 1977, more and more water has been filtered to improve its appearance and taste. The quality of water, Mr Lane says, has improved dramatically over the past five years, thanks to programs adopted by the SA town planner, Miss Kate Efcmeke, that the business would be intrusive and cause parking problems. "The purpose of these premises is to deal unobtrusively with cancer patients," Mr Dunstan said. "These people need a lot of discretion and lack of intrusion . . . They dont want to go to a public place to be looked at" Mr Dunstan said that submissions from residents hostile to the clinic, many of whom crowded the gallery at the meeting, were based mainly on the fictitious suggestion that Mr Marafiote would turn his business into a fish-and-chip shop. Mr Marafiote and his wife supported their application with letters from the Anti-Cancer Council, a psychiatrist at Royal Adelaide Hospital and Professor Charles Olweny, professor of on labels, invoices, receipts, packing slips and anything up to 4-part forms, your single paper is conveniently "parked" on standby for automatic use when you require it. Easily Upgraded To Colour. Whilst some other printers have our standard features as options on their machines, our options are really something. Colour upgrading, serial interfaces, additional type fonts, and envelope adaptor. All at a reasonable price, and all available at your 8544. Adelaide (08) 373 1966. Perth (09) 325 AMaidfe Engineering and Water Supply Department Not all Adelaide residents agree, particularly those in the southern suburbs who draw their water from the much-criticised Happy Valley Reservoir. The dam, and the liquid it produces, are a perennial source of stories for local reporters. But Mr Lane says that another filtration plant, due for completion late next year, will -make a big difference. The latest breakthrough in the battle to give Adelaide and the world more drinkable water is a discovery by a Flinders University senior chemistry lecturer, Dr Kevin Wainwright His research is still largely under wraps but it is to do with a molecule that eats cancer-causing byproducts in chlorinated drinking water. While chlorination is necessary to destroy harmful bacteria in drinking water, the process itself produces trihalo-methanes (THMs), which have been shown to be carcinogenic in rats and mice. THMs are a problem in Adelaide, to some extent in Perth, and overseas. Dr Wainwright whose work has been supported by Mr Lane and the SA Government says that while THMs are not responsible for the water's discoloration, which results from suspended organic material, their elimination will be another step in the progress towards better water. The next problem to be solved, he says, is the search for a manufacturer of the THM-fight-er, a molecule discovered in 1984 that providentially, eliminates this frightful substance. Would-be manufacturers should contact him ASAP. Melbourne water addicts will be glad to read that THMs are not a problem in their drinking water. clinic plan cology at the University of Adelaide. Alderman Chris Ward told the council that the application was "the thin end of the wedge" and while the home business might not become a fish-and-chip shop, it could later be turned into a beauty salon. The council voted eight-two against the submission from Mr Marafiote, who said yesterday that he would take legal action in his fight to set up his home clinic. Mr Dunstan last came to the aid of Mr Marafiote four years ago when a painting of Adam and Eve by Clifton Pngh on a light pole outside his main salon provoked a controversy. Mr Dunstan was critical of the hostility to the work, which gained national publicity. r-'. 6988. Canberra (062) 51 4611. Auckland. NZ term CUTAN Wireless brings the world a lot closer 22 September 1918 TIE Prime Minister, Mr Hughes, now in London, has actually spoken to Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald' reports: "By means of a delicate and highly scientific machine, the first messages received direct from England by wireless telegraphy were recorded in Sydney yesterday. "The essential feature of the apparatus was the Fleming valve, an intensely sensitive instrument, originally invented by Dr J. A. Fleming, a noted English scientist and since developed in conjunction with Sena tore Marconi and his experimental staff. Before the war, Senatore Marconi proposed to visit Australia and adapt the apparatus. The war made this impossible, so Mr Ernest T.Fisk, managing director of Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia), undertook the task. "The messages were dispatched from the Marconi station at Carnarvon, in Wales, and received by Mr Fisk on his experimental instruments at Wahroonga." The Prime Minister sent this message: "I have just returned from a visit to the battlefields where the glorious valor and dash of the Australian troops saved Amiens and forced back the legions of the enemy filled with greater admiration than ever for these glorious men, and more convinced than ever that it is the duty of their fellow citizens to keep these magnificent battalions up to strength. W. M. Hughes, Prime Minister." Sir Joseph Cook replied: "Royal Australian Navy is magnificently bearing its part in the great struggle. Spirit of sailors and soldiers alike is beyond praise. Recent hard fighting brilliantly successful, but makes reinforcements imperative. Australia hardly realises the wonderful reputation which our men have won. Every effort being constantly made here to dispose of Australia's surplus products. Joseph Cook, Minister for Navy." The Sydney Morning Herald', in its leading article this morning, says the first direct wireless message from England to Australia is enormously interesting, but it is no secret that we have been using the wireless for some time. Nightly we have been recording communiques from Berlin. Also, the French Navy, which claims to have the world's most powerful .wireless NEC dealer. When you think about a computer, think about the printer. The result will be more than the sum of the parts when its NEC. Printers That Are Part Of The (09) 391 449. it,.-: Mr Fisk received the messages on hi experimented instruments. system, has been sending messages ttr', Australia. Wireless, indeed, has played a part in the war. Submarines have used it to intercept and locate their victims. DiS- . tressed ships have used it when calling; : for assistance. But wireless is parttcu ' larly useful in areas where there are. . -great stretches of desert and no intejv. veiling communication, like Mesopotao ; mia and Palestine. There are;; instances where General Alleaby: found it to his advantage when cooper-) ating with the Hedjas Arabs. . , . - As the 'Herald' says, a new era is, ,! opening. It is really only a lifetime- 4 -since the establishment of the submaC -rine cable. Before that all our newj ' came by ship. Newspaper representa -, tives would meet the ships at the Syd-, ney Heads, or at Queenscliff, at the, .; mouth of Port Phillip. Then the newspapers had a desper-, - ate race from ship to office to be first-into print with events in Europe six to, -eight weeks ago. The full rate for cablp. . , messages is three shillings a word. Mr Fisk believes that with the wireless we7 . will able to reduce this to a shilling a Z -word. So there are two exciting things to . look forward to with the arrival of peace the commercial use of the aeroplane and wireless. t Computer. LMUSKOm - 7 - .

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