The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on January 20, 1985 · Page 4
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The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · Page 4

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sunday, January 20, 1985
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Age: nine IQ: 221 Favourite subject: university maths . . . By MARI GIBSON NINE-YEAR-OLD Terry Tao needs more sleep than other students at the Australian National University's national maths summer boarding school, but he certainly doesn't need more tutoring. For Terry is already tackling university course work in maths and physics, and has been attending high school in his home city of Adelaide for the past two years. It is the first time anyone so young has been allowed to attend the summer school, which admits only very bright maths students who are usually in Year 11. However, according to his tutors, Terry is easily keeping up with his fellow students, who include twins Andrew and Richard Stone, sons of the former Trea- I Sy sury Secretary. And, with an IQ of 221, that's hardly surprising. The head of the summer school. Professor Larry Makers, said there had been some apprehension about letting Terry take part. But there had been no problems, and some students had even indulged in a spot of "mothering". Apart from making special arrangements to get Terry to bed before the others, be has been given the same treatment as everyone else. But it's aH old hat to Terry, who pointed out that he'd been to boarding school before. "Physics is the hardest subject," he said. He enjoys maths the most, likes to play with his home computer. He already has an idea about what he'd like to be. "A professor," he said. THATCHER ACCUSED OFU-TEST COVER-UP THE British Prime Minis ter, Mrs Thatcher, has been accused of participating in a cover-up of the British role in the atomic tests project in Australia. Liberal Party leader Mr David Steele was quoted on ABC radio yesterday as accusing the British Government of misleading Parliament. "It's rather odd that Lord Penny, who was in charge of the atomic tests, has now confirmed that soldiers were asked to crawl, lie, walk and run in radioactive dust," Mr Steele said. "Yet the statement given to the House of Commons by the government could ... have suggested that they weren't involved in experiments at all." Mr Steele said the Government appeared reluctant to assist the Australian Commission in their investigations. "Such apparent reluctance to get the evidence ready ' does cause people to raise their eyebrows' and ask questions." Stench and strike empty beaches By CLAIRE TEDESCHI and PETER MAHONEY SYDNEYSIDERS stayed away from their beaches in droves yesterday. But it wasn't clear which factor was most responsible the pollution or the rail strike. A Sun-Herald survey of the beaches found that attendances were down even where no pollution was evident No problems were reported at Avalon, Bilgola, Bondi, Manly, North Narrabeen, North Palm Beach, North Steyne, Warrie-wood. Whale, Elouera, North Cronulla, South Maroubra and Wanda. Surf life saving officials will this morning decide whether to cancel some events at the North Steyne Surf Spectacular at Manly. While craft events will not be affected, the sewerage problem could force officials to cancel the swimming. The real beachside polluters - Page 36 HOW POLLUTION IHT THE BEACHES BRONTE: Water looked clear though lifesavera reported several cases of ear infection caused by offshore pollution. NORTH BONDI: NSW Egg Corporation Open Surf Carnival yesterday drew only about 3,000 people, despite favourable conditions. No sign of pollution. COLLAROY: beach clean, surf patrol spotted floating faeces, not many swimmers. COOGEE: water murky and cloudy, emitting strong stench, swim carnival contestants reported sore eyes. CRONULLA: reasonably clear but very few swimmers. DEE WHY: floating faeces, strong stench, swimmers need immediate showers. FRESHWATER: water looks clear, white, oily 'muck'" on the tHMine sticks between the toes. LONG REEF: beach closed, two bulldozers clearing al on the sand. MAROUBRA: signs of sewage, slight smell. MONA VALE: balls of oil on beach, water clean. NARRABEEN: slightly murky. NEWPORT: detergent smell, a lot of weed. NORTH CURL CURL: foam and light scum on shore, water OK. PALM BEACH: a bit stingy on the eyes. QUEENSCLIFF: clear with a tot of weed. SOUTH CURL CURL; oily and murky. TAMARAMA: slight pollution. From a ft or lunch Sundau until after breakfast Friday. WEEKEND FROM '61 From after dinner Friday until after breakfast Sunday. Both includes all meals and nightly guest entertainment. Not available January holidays and Easter. Only 200 km. north of Sydney on the sandy shores o( beautiful Port Stephens. Large heated pool Table Tennis Billiards Tennis Garden setting. Local Bowling, golf dubs, squash courts, harbour cruises. Visit the Hunter Vineyards. Reservations between 8.30am-8.30pm. 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