IN THIS EDITION:
* See all the glam stars and fans at this weekend’s record-breaking Broken Heel Festival on Pages 10 and 11.
* Coroner recommends that the hospital employ an extra Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer, to be on call and to work weekends, in light of the disappearance of Christine Young.
* A walk to support those affected by suicide will take place this morning for World Suicide Prevention Day. Lifeline’s annual “Out of the Shadows and into the Light” community walk will begin at 6.30am at Lions Park reserve, continue down Argent Street to Sturt Park where a light morning tea will be available. See page 2 for more details.
* The Barrier Social Democratic Club has made a most generous donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The Demo Club donated $10,000 as part of its guidelines to always give some money to local health organisations.
* The thousands of people in the city for the weekend’s Broken Heel Festival caused police no bother but they were, however, kept busy with the usual petty crime. “No brawls, no trouble,” said a police spokeswoman. “It was a fun event.” But about 4.30am yesterday police were called out to Kanandah road where someone had driven a ute partially onto the railway tracks, about 50 metres west of the bridge, and abandoned it.
* The North Mine annual reunion is on next month, with some urging their past workmates to be sure to get a ticket for the special 25th anniversary of the mine’s closure. Details Page 5.
* Incidents of burglary, car theft and fraud all fell in Broken Hill in the past year but more domestic violence assaults were reported. According to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research report, domestic assaults rose from 145 in June last year to 201 in June this year. FULL STORY Page 3.