Steve and Dotty

Goin’ potty over Potter
Anthony Radford
We’re all just wild about Harry it seems. Where Kurt Cobain was the voice of disconnected youth in the 90s, Harry Potter has been the face of book worms of all ages over the past decade. The inevitable film franchise went bonkers too, so little wonder the closing chapter, Harry Potter and ..
15-Jul-2011
12.19
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Soaking up the lifestyle
Anthony Radford
Steve puts his tongue in his cheek, pedals some mischief and finds himself in the hot seat THEY are so fit and smug. Bloody cyclists are everywhere in Bendigo, and I’m risking trouble to even dare say a bad word about them. Some very influential people ride a bike. Our own Eddie Ba..
08-Jul-2011
6.03
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Gillard heads out of bounds
Ben Cameron
Following a lacklustre poll, is Julia set for a fall or a resurgence? IS this the final siren sounding on Julia Gillard’s career? In footballing terms, she’s kind of like Leigh Matthews in 1999 – she’s inherited a team on the slide. And while “Lethal” to..
01-Jul-2011
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Scratching the Katich
I’m in a spin over the selectors’ dismissal of working-class Simon What a bloody joke. That’s the risk you take with big decisions. If you’re known as a bit of a wag (not the pouting in the grandstand in over-sized sunglasses variety) and you decide to finally make one..
17-Jun-2011
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Hotel staff show they care
BENDIGO’S Cambrian Hotel has launched a raffle to raise money for Bendigo Health’s Intensive Care Unit. Tickets to win one of five prizes are $1 each and available from the Cambrian Hotel or Bendigo Health Foundation. The prizes include a Good Guys voucher, meal vouchers for the C..
17-Jun-2011
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Private pool a pipe dream
It seems my wish for peace and quiet was too much to hope for in a tropical resort AFTER being blown around a bit by cyclone Yasi earlier this year, I thought I’d return to Cairns to finish my holiday. There were a few things I wanted to do that high winds and heavy rain had precluded...
10-Jun-2011
3.39
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Tell ’em they’re dreamin’
Actors should get involved in matters of international importance It’s a bit rich isn’t it? A cashed-up Hollywood star telling all us average Joes to back a tax that could potentially make life harder to endure than Gone With The Wind in French? Especially when the only kind of..
03-Jun-2011
5.19
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A birthday to remember?
When you hit 50, being hip usually involves a fall, a replacement and a wheelchair. Steve fills us in ABOUT this time last year I was bemoaning the fact I was ageing. I decided to drop back to age 44 to stall the process that was to happen this year. By this cunning plan, on May 19 I would ..
27-May-2011
4.01
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Dignity sinks over Osama
The most publicised man-hunt since Richard Kimble went AWOL is over. And with just one squeeze of the trigger, the world’s most wanted man became potentially history’s biggest martyr. Which is odd, because those who die for a cause usually aren’t sitting on their bums watching te..
20-May-2011
10.34
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Hot under the collar
I hate ironing. I guess not many people love it, but to me it’s a major burden. Self-inflicted misery I guess, because I always buy cotton shirts... and they need to be ironed. Not for me the easy way out polycotton route. Long ago I asked the long-suffering Mrs Kendall to help out. ..
12-May-2011
2.45
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Not my type of media hype
Is there anything more annoying than being unable to avoid the unavoidable? Have a good think about that contradictory sentence for a moment, with a recent over-hyped wedding in mind. Sorry Kate and William, but the past fortnight has been positively unbearable. I like “Wills&..
06-May-2011
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Word is out on high flyer
In a workplace surrounded by words, the temptation is always there to have some fun... IT really pleases me when I have an unexpected laugh. It makes my day finding humour out of an everyday happening. For instance a friend of mine is going out with a helicopter pilot, and she needed to cha..
29-Apr-2011
9.27
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Saint Nick follows the faith
With his tongue in his cheek, Ben finds the links between AFL and religion... Footy is a religion. It’s hardly an original thought these days, but still enough to make flocks of church goers choke on their muesli. But hear thee out. The intricacies of both Christianity and our great..
21-Apr-2011
12.54
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Mystery ewe’s life of grime
A city upbringing does not prepare you for the robust side of country life FOR many years I never had much to do with sheep. They came ready-wrapped in the form of cuts from the supermarket or paper wrapped from the butcher. That’s their lot in life I guess. We don’t farm them..
15-Apr-2011
9.34
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Playboy minus a mansion
The role of Australian cricket captain was once coveted. Today, it is a dog of a job. The Pup has become top dog. And couldn’t you hear the collective howl from sports fans across the country? The Aston Martin driving, sticker sporting, golden boy of Australian cricket, Michael Clarke..
08-Apr-2011
3.33
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Steve’s testing time for all
Even those all-important medical check-ups can lead to the unexpected FOR various reasons I seem to have been spending more than my fair share of time at the doctor’s. It’s a grand old venue, undergoing extensive change and I made the mistake of joking about the high cost of treat..
01-Apr-2011
4.23
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When love goes cold
Olivia Newton John was spot on. Summer lovin’ really is a blast. And for potentially hundreds of ladies across the region, summer 2010-11 was the best yet because they finally met that somebody special. So far at least, it’s been all good. He listens attentively, chews with his mouth..
25-Mar-2011
12.20
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Charlie’s shine has gone
Ben Cameron on life Ben is fed up with Mr Sheen’s antics, even though they mimic his art It’s as convincing as Don Cheadle’s British accent “I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars”. I’m with you Charlie Sh..
23-Mar-2011
3.10
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