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  • www.awnw.com.auIssue #152 Friday, September, 21 2012

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    ./73(/7).'Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted 3D [PG] Also available in 2DNew York Zoo escapees Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippopotamus decide to go on a quest to return home in a scheme dreamed up by their crafty penguin and chimpanzee friends. Unfortunately, the plan doesnt go quite as anticipated when they nd themselves stranded in Monte Carlo. In order to escape a tenacious animal control captain, the group catches a ride with a rundown travelling circus. When they nd out the circus is headed for America, they come up with an act so they can pose as part of the show.

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    The Watch [MA15+] A group of overworked, exhausted suburban fathers decide to start a fake neighborhood watch group as a way to escape their families and get in some male bonding time. However, when one of their meetings turns out to be the setting for a real alien invasion, the men are forced to step up and protect their neighborhood as a team in a battle against the extraterrestrial creatures.

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    Tinker Bell: Secret of the wings [PG]Journey with Tinker Bell and her fairy friends into the mystical and forbidden world of the Mysterious Winter Woods, where curiosity and adventure leads Tinker Bell to an amazing discovery that will not only change her life forever, but will eventually unite the warm and cold seasons, bringing all of Pixie Hollow together.

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    By PETER SWEENEYCHUM Ried laughed when he heard Barney Cain say he was 75 and had been knocking around Al-bury footy club for 60 years.

    Barneys just a boy. Im 85 and this has been my home for 65 years, maybe more, Chum said.

    Chum and Barney are the A-team at Tigerland. And on Sunday, the close mates, daily visitors to the ground, are tipping an A-class performance from the Tigers

    against Yarrawonga.It will have a lot to do with inju-

    ries, Barney says of Alburys goal of a fourth straight flag in the Ov-ens and Murray League.

    Dont worry, well be right, Chum said.

    Clasping the hat-trick of cups the Tigers have won against the Pi-geons, the pair walked the ground they lovingly look after and had a stopover in the grandstand.

    This place is good enough for

    The Queen, Barney said.Sure is, she sat in this spot in

    54, Chum replied.The pair who have done this,

    that and everything at Tigerland call themselves rouseabouts.

    Well do anything, Barney said. And I dont think the ground would look as good as it does if we werent here, Chum chipped in.

    We spend a bit of time here, so much so were often told to bring our beds down.

    Sleeping is far from the minds of this active duo, life members of the Albury Football Club.

    Weve got to keep working, we still pay to get into the footy, Chum said.

    Oh, and for those who have for-gotten, or who have no idea, Chum has Keith as a christian name and Barney is Brian.

    Nobody would know that, Bar-ney said. We hardly remember our names.

    Issue #152 Friday, 21 September, 2012 www.awnw.com.au

    Old boys on board

    DONT let his boyish face fool you, Eric Kerr is ready to step up into a mans world. And come late next month, and the recently out-of-school Eric may be making decisions that affect every ratepayer in the city of Wodonga. He mightnt come from a local government background, but young Kerr is standing for election to the local council. TREVOR JACKSON spends time with this man on a mission. See page 4.

    Time for change

    TWO teenagers who had abor-tions in Albury have revealed their heart-rending stories of regret and remorse on a just launched nation-al website.

    They wrote candidly of the mental anguish they had suffered since having their pregnancies terminated. Their feelings follow recent verbal attacks on a pro-life group by an obstetrician, coun-sellor and Anglican priest in this newspaper in recent weeks.

    PETER SWEENEY watched a protest by the pro-life group and spoke to women about their beliefs. Stories, page 3.

    DECRIMINALISE illicit drug use called a former senior police detective when we launched our Say No To Drugs campaign a fortnight ago.

    And what have medical au-thorities, police hierarchy and community groups been saying since? Exactly what NewsWeekly told you on the front page of the 7 September edition.

    The policeman claimed the es-calating crime rate would lessen if illicit drug use was decriminalised.

    His call hasnt fallen on death ears. Turn to page 6 for more on Say No To Drugs.

    Abortion anger

    Drop charges call

    CUP RUNNETH NOT OVER Barney Cain (left) and Chum Ried are ready for another cup. Picture: PETER SWEENEY.

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    MELANOMA is

    often referred to a

    s Aus-

    tralias national c

    ancer - with t

    he worlds

    highest incidenc

    e of it reported

    from our

    shores.More th

    an 11,000 new c

    ases are diag-

    nosed in Australi

    a every year.

    And while melan

    oma makes up onl

    y 2.3

    per cent of all ski

    n cancers, it is res

    ponsible

    for 75 per cent of

    all skin cancer

    deaths.

    But its not just the

    sun that can cau

    se

    harm family his

    tory can play a m

    ajor role

    in someone develo

    ping skin cance

    r.

    Here on the Bo

    rder those conce

    rned

    about changes in

    their skin can ha

    ve a full

    body check at Ga

    rdens Skin Cance

    r Clin-

    ic.The clin

    ic started a year

    ago and, ac-

    cording to own

    er Paul Evans, i

    t has been

    well received.

    We can provide

    expert, comprehe

    nsive

    skin checks by doc

    tors who have the

    exper-

    tise to know wh

    at theyre lookin

    g at, Dr

    Evans said.

    With our equipm

    ent we get very l

    arge

    magnification on

    all skin spots. It a

    llows us

    to make early dia

    gnoses, and we al

    so have

    the option of pho

    tographing legion

    s to see

    if theyre changin

    g over time.

    Dr Evans began

    practising skin c

    ancer

    medicine in Queens

    land.

    After moving to

    the Border, he s

    aw a

    need for a clinic

    focusing on ear

    ly detec-

    tion of melanoma

    and non-melanom

    a skin

    cancers.

    I believe Corow

    a is the area w

    ith the

    highest incidenc

    e of melanoma

    in New

    South Wales, and

    were not far from

    there,

    he said.With th

    e lake, the river an

    d lots of out-

    door activity, we

    have very signific

    ant skin

    cancer rates.

    In the last year, I

    ve probably

    done around 800

    skin cancer excisi

    ons.

    Dr Evans said on

    e of the higher re

    pre-

    sented groups in

    his practice are

    the Baby

    Boomers.

    He said back wh

    en they were

    young,

    people knew littl

    e about the risks

    of skin

    cancer through

    sun exposure and

    often sun-

    bathed, soaked in

    coconut oil and t

    he like.

    But he says early

    detection is the

    best

    medicine, with a h

    igh success ra

    te for cure

    if skin cancer is d

    iagnosed early en

    ough.

    Generally, if so

    mething is chang

    ing,

    you should get it c

    hecked, he said.

    If its asymmetri

    cal or if it has irre

    gula