THROWBACK THURSDAY: January 30-February 5, 2000

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E.P.A acting general Manager David Cook (l)  Barry Gerrard (council ordnance officer) Mark Gerrard (E.P.A. officer) look over a milk spill in the Murray River near Noreuil Park that came from the Paul's Milk Albury depot. Picture: RAY HUNT

E.P.A acting general Manager David Cook (l) Barry Gerrard (council ordnance officer) Mark Gerrard (E.P.A. officer) look over a milk spill in the Murray River near Noreuil Park that came from the Paul's Milk Albury depot. Picture: RAY HUNT

Winsor Park in financial trouble - l-r- Winsor Park Bowling club vice president Noel Trainor and president Steve Bowler. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK

Winsor Park in financial trouble - l-r- Winsor Park Bowling club vice president Noel Trainor and president Steve Bowler. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK

Wangaratta wheel race final - Baden Cooke of Benalla takes first place. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK

Wangaratta wheel race final - Baden Cooke of Benalla takes first place. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK

Barry Paton on his horse that will sit down to make it easier for him to mount. Barry is one of the 2 winners of last year's Man From Snowy River festival. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Barry Paton on his horse that will sit down to make it easier for him to mount. Barry is one of the 2 winners of last year's Man From Snowy River festival. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Social worker Les Twentyman in Wodonga for a meeting on open family. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Social worker Les Twentyman in Wodonga for a meeting on open family. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Lake Mulwala foreshore dispute - Jack Lawless,93 , one of the original founders of the lake foreshore. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK

Lake Mulwala foreshore dispute - Jack Lawless,93 , one of the original founders of the lake foreshore. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK

Mr John Ferguson  from Lavington is angered over an international competition scam.  Mr Ferguson holds a diamond and ruby rugby pendant he won through the competition. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Mr John Ferguson from Lavington is angered over an international competition scam. Mr Ferguson holds a diamond and ruby rugby pendant he won through the competition. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Rutherglen  -  Lake Moodemere.....Promo for the Rowing Challenge being held as part of the festival of sport....LTR..Shane Mc Cluskey, Stuart Pascoe, Michael Pascoe, Damian Leeburn & Martin Tobin. Picture: SIMON DALLINGER

Rutherglen - Lake Moodemere.....Promo for the Rowing Challenge being held as part of the festival of sport....LTR..Shane Mc Cluskey, Stuart Pascoe, Michael Pascoe, Damian Leeburn & Martin Tobin. Picture: SIMON DALLINGER

Wodonga railway station, looking south, shows the rotted sleepers trackside that were replaced. Picture: ALEC SAVIDGE

Wodonga railway station, looking south, shows the rotted sleepers trackside that were replaced. Picture: ALEC SAVIDGE

Yarrawonga   -  Rockalonga 2000. You am I lead singer Tim Rogers performs live. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Yarrawonga - Rockalonga 2000. You am I lead singer Tim Rogers performs live. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Yarrawonga  -  Rockalonga 2000. Ella Hooper, lead singer for Killing Heidi, performing live. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Yarrawonga - Rockalonga 2000. Ella Hooper, lead singer for Killing Heidi, performing live. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Yarrawonga  -   Rockalonga 2000. Jebediah performing live. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Yarrawonga - Rockalonga 2000. Jebediah performing live. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Yarrawonga   -  Rockalonga 2000. Lead singer of New Zealand band Shihad, Jon Toogood. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Yarrawonga - Rockalonga 2000. Lead singer of New Zealand band Shihad, Jon Toogood. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Albury petrol prices had skyrocketed to 87.9 cents per litre. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Albury petrol prices had skyrocketed to 87.9 cents per litre. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Kosovo refugees Gjyzele Osmani and her daughter, Albinota 2. Albinota was given a birthday party at McDonald's after recovering from a hip operation. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Kosovo refugees Gjyzele Osmani and her daughter, Albinota 2. Albinota was given a birthday party at McDonald's after recovering from a hip operation. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Victorian National party leader Peter Ryan and Pat McNamara at Benalla. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Victorian National party leader Peter Ryan and Pat McNamara at Benalla. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Australia Day on the paddlesteamer Cumberoona. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Australia Day on the paddlesteamer Cumberoona. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Chris Whitehead, 9, of Wodonga, had his face painted as an Aussie flag at Willow Park on Australia Day. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK

Chris Whitehead, 9, of Wodonga, had his face painted as an Aussie flag at Willow Park on Australia Day. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK

Local politicians Jeanette Powell and Bill Baxter were on hand at Chiltern to give their support to National Party leader Peter Ryan at the Chiltern Bush Nursing Hospital. Picture: RAY HUNT

Local politicians Jeanette Powell and Bill Baxter were on hand at Chiltern to give their support to National Party leader Peter Ryan at the Chiltern Bush Nursing Hospital. Picture: RAY HUNT

Newly naturalised citizen Vaani Kalaroopan with her daughter, Divia, 4, in Wodonga on Australia Day. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK

Newly naturalised citizen Vaani Kalaroopan with her daughter, Divia, 4, in Wodonga on Australia Day. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK

Murray Marathon. Former World Canoe Champion Chad Meek pass over to his team mate Matt Flower (#373) with the HIH Insurance team right behind.

Murray Marathon. Former World Canoe Champion Chad Meek pass over to his team mate Matt Flower (#373) with the HIH Insurance team right behind.

Deniliquin farmer Lockey Stevenson will be watching his rice crop closely for the next couple of weeks. Picture: DALE WEBSTER

Deniliquin farmer Lockey Stevenson will be watching his rice crop closely for the next couple of weeks. Picture: DALE WEBSTER

A typically large crowd watches the Albury trots meeting. Picture: ALEX MASSEY

A typically large crowd watches the Albury trots meeting. Picture: ALEX MASSEY

Eastern grey kangaroo with an Aussie flag in her pouch at Ettamogah Wildlife Sanctuary on Australia Day. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Eastern grey kangaroo with an Aussie flag in her pouch at Ettamogah Wildlife Sanctuary on Australia Day. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Irish singer/songwriter Charlie Landsborough in Albury to promote his music. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Irish singer/songwriter Charlie Landsborough in Albury to promote his music. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Chiltern Hospital public rally. More than half the townsfolk turned up to voice their displeasure over possible closure. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK

Chiltern Hospital public rally. More than half the townsfolk turned up to voice their displeasure over possible closure. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK

Chiltern Hospital public rally. Jackie Bennett (6yrs) & Jessica Bennetts (6yrs) from Chiltern. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK

Chiltern Hospital public rally. Jackie Bennett (6yrs) & Jessica Bennetts (6yrs) from Chiltern. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK

Howlong resident Mr Harold Mair, 80, has started a long distance Bachelor of Arts with Macquarie University. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Howlong resident Mr Harold Mair, 80, has started a long distance Bachelor of Arts with Macquarie University. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Peter Walsh takes first place in the Wangaratta Gift. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK

Peter Walsh takes first place in the Wangaratta Gift. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK

Kip Gates from Colorado who will be competing in the Man from Snowy River Festival Competitions held in Corryong.

Kip Gates from Colorado who will be competing in the Man from Snowy River Festival Competitions held in Corryong.

Lake Hume - Ludlow's Reserve. Recreational fisherman Les 'Bricky' Franks from Tallangatta assists Fisheries Victoria in releasing 30,000 murray cod fingerlings. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Lake Hume - Ludlow's Reserve. Recreational fisherman Les 'Bricky' Franks from Tallangatta assists Fisheries Victoria in releasing 30,000 murray cod fingerlings. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

1956 Olympic Games torch bearer Erroll Edmonds, who will carry the torch again in 2000. Picture: SIMON DALLINGER

1956 Olympic Games torch bearer Erroll Edmonds, who will carry the torch again in 2000. Picture: SIMON DALLINGER

Albury detectives conduct a drug raid on a private residence in Macauley Street, Albury.   Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Albury detectives conduct a drug raid on a private residence in Macauley Street, Albury. Picture: KATE GERAGHTY

Local trainer/driver David Jack at the Albury harness racing track. Saturday night meetings have been cut back. Picture: ALEX MASSEY

Local trainer/driver David Jack at the Albury harness racing track. Saturday night meetings have been cut back. Picture: ALEX MASSEY

Local chemist Felicity Coulthard of Wodonga will be heading to Malawi in Africa to teach science subjects. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Local chemist Felicity Coulthard of Wodonga will be heading to Malawi in Africa to teach science subjects. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Local racer Brad Jones is venturing into V8 Supercars. Picture: SIMON DALLINGER

Local racer Brad Jones is venturing into V8 Supercars. Picture: SIMON DALLINGER

The crowds turned out for Albury's Australia Day festivities. Picture: SIMON DALLINGER

The crowds turned out for Albury's Australia Day festivities. Picture: SIMON DALLINGER

Wodonga's Hadyn Lee, 10, helping himself to a free breakfast at Albury's Noreuil Park on Australia Day. Picture: SIMON DALLINGER

Wodonga's Hadyn Lee, 10, helping himself to a free breakfast at Albury's Noreuil Park on Australia Day. Picture: SIMON DALLINGER

Colonel Chris Anstey is the new commander of the Army Logistic Training Centre at Bandiana. Picture: SIMON DALLINGER

Colonel Chris Anstey is the new commander of the Army Logistic Training Centre at Bandiana. Picture: SIMON DALLINGER