Exploitation charges for man

A 34-YEAR-OLD man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with possessing child exploitation material and had his case adjourned to March 8 for committal mention.

The court heard investigators would need time to examine the computer hard drive that was seized.

Dangerous driving charge

TODD James Spain, 21, of Burnett Heads, faced Bundaberg Magistrates Court yesterday charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and other offences.

The dangerous-driving charge was listed for a committal hearing on March 24, while the other charges, which included drink-driving, disobeying the speed limit and obstructing a police officer, were listed for mention on the same date.

Tennis gets a funding boost

BUNDABERG’S up-and-coming tennis stars are getting every opportunity to emerge as the next Pat Rafter or Sam Stosur, after the Queensland Government provided community tennis development funding of $23.4 million since January 1, 1998.

The funding included developing infrastructure and facilities to support local, regional and state competitions, court construction in remote areas, education and training programs and assistance to clubs affected by natural disasters.

“We’re also assisting young tennis athletes to attend state and state school competitions,” acting sport minister Karen Struthers said.

Ms Struthers said the Brisbane International tournament, under way at the Queensland Tennis Centre, had attracted young tennis players from across the state as ball assistants.

New health book fro women

IF getting healthy was your new year’s resolution, then the new Australian Women’s Health Diary may help you achieve your goal.

The diary, which was produced by the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia, is filled with the latest health information to help women look and feel their best while staying healthy.

To buy the book, call 1800 423 444 or visit the website at www.bcia.org.au.

Man rolls car in Thabeban

A MAN escaped uninjured after crashing his car in Thabeban on Sunday night.

The man was driving on Newitt Street when he lost control of the vehicle and it rolled.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the driver was assessed at the scene by paramedics, but did not require further treatment.

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