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HISTORIC SNAPSHOT: Seeking information about this photo. If you recognise any of the faces, call Nita Quinn on 6492 1826 or the Bega Pioneers Museum 6492 1453.Off and racingLadies and gentlemen, it’s time to place your bets on the greatest race event of the century – The Global Warming Stakes!
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Here’s the Form Guide.

Renewable Energy –A great prospect with Winx-like abilities. There have been attempts to nobble this Phar Lap of the 21st Century but, despite being forced to carry heavy weight, sheis performing well. Loves a tail wind and is a strong finisher on a dry track. The smart money is on this horse.

Old King Coal –Literally on its last legs but propped up with stimulants. Has had a succession of jockeys who have a track record of interfering with Renewable Energy in the back straight. The owners, the Fossil Fuel Mafia, seem determined to keep flogging a dead horse.

Nuclear –Doesn’t have a great track record, failing spectacularly at the Fukushima Stakes and the Chernobyl Derby. Has received some late backing from Old King Coal interests but punters are wary of dangerous riding charges.

Biomass –Showed early promise but apparently the horse’s appearance (remember Fine Cotton) was altered to make to make it look like Renewable Energy. Turned out to be the progeny of Old King Coal and the tired nag, Woodchipper.

Clean Coal –A scratching. Couldn’t stand up when inspected by the Race Veterinarian.

On this form you’d expect that Renewable Energy would romp it in as the clear favourite. However, there are disturbing reports that the Fossil Fuel Mafia have an unhealthy influence over the Stewards. So far the Stewards seem to beignoringthe scientific advice that only Renewable Energy is fit for racing.

Doug Reckord, KalaruRejecting inputOn September 17 I wrote to ABC head office regarding the cessation of the funeral announcements at 6.59am and how the community of this listening area were so upset that they were missing this very important announcement.

Well over 2500 people signed the petitions requesting the return of this important information.

I find it very strange that the ABC is now wanting more input from the community into the local radiostation’s programming and then straight away rejected the one item we all want to be broadcast.

I feel that nothing will change about this decision by the ABC unless we all protest by writing to the ABC head office and our local ABC in Bega.

ABC’s head office address is GPO Box 9994, Sydney 2001.

Maybe, hopefully, the funeral announcements will be broadcast once again at 6.59each morning.

Annette Warby, TathraConcerning infoWhilesurfing the internet to find out whether the fluoridisation of Bega’s drinking water would damage the bacteria’s in my septic system, I came across this which is of a real concern.

I have emailed council regarding the septic issue so if the septic gets damaged I have someone to sue.

According to a paper written by Gary Null, PhD, entitled The Fluoridation Fiasco, “…fluoride is more toxic than lead and just slightly less toxic than arsenic”.

He goes on to state “…the fluoride added to drinking water and toothpaste is a crude industrial waste product of the aluminium and fertiliser industries…toxic enough to be used as rat poison”.

DrNull adds “research does not support the effectiveness of fluoridation for preventing tooth disease. …purported benefits are supposedly for children, not adults and senior citizens. At about age 13, any advantage fluoridation might offer comes to an end…fluoridation has never been proven safe. On the contrary, several studies directly link fluoridation to skeletal fluorosis, dental fluorosis, and several rare forms of cancer.”

Frank Pearce, BegaThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.