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only the second president to be impeached for
lying over the Monica Lewinski affair.
Mother Teresa died and, perhaps in the most
shocking news of all, on the last day of August,
Diana, Princess of Wales was killed in a car
accident in Paris.
In early 1997 a young, energetic, optimistic and
somewhat naive Perth businessman David Hogan,
gathered a group of willing workers together to
produce the first issue of Scoop.
Published in spring 1997, printed locally by
quality WA printers Scott Print (as it still is) in a
large format, on high quality paper stock, it was
120 pages and would have set you back $6.95.
Billing itself as "The Insiders' guide to Perth
and Western Australia", it featured a black and
white close up picture of the right eye of model
Julie Healy on the cover. It was full of news about
what was on in Perth as well as personality profiles,
a business section and a travel article and map on
the Swan Valley.
David set out Scoop's focus: In a city with a
great lifestyle, great weather and great environ-
ment, it is easy to overlook the fact that Perth also
has some great places to go, great food to eat, great
entertainment options, diverse cultural influences
and new ideas. "Scoop has been created to keep you
informed about the best that Perth and Western
Australia has to offer," he wrote.
Edited by Jennie Fitzhardinge, subbed by (later
Walkley award-winning) journalist Colleen Egan
and laid out by designer Vanessa Pribil (who is still
here) the mag featured articles on the rise of inner
city living, ballooning in Northam, photos from
Frances Andrijich and profiles on Marcus Graham,
then making it big on Good Guys Bad Guys, and
WA artist Robert Juniper.
We featured an article about Vivien's modelling
agency which had just opened a branch in Perth
MARCUS GRAHAM | edition 1
WA-born favourite Marcus Graham was burning
with ambition when Scoop interviewed him in
1997. Motivated by the desire to get well out of
Perth and "amount to something", and having
had success making his mark on the small screen
in E Street and Good Guys Bad Guys. Marcus
had set his sights on film and was gazing over the
Pacific Ocean to the bright lights of Hollywood.
These days he apparently tells funny stories
about letting go of his Hollywood dream after
a couple of unhappy years in LA in the late 90s:
"I've learned that the less the ambition, the
greater the happiness," he told website WA
Today earlier this year. Not that he is failing to
"amount to something" by any stretch of the im-
agination. One of the most recognisable faces in
Australian entertainment, in the past two years,
Marcus, 45, has played Melbourne crime figure
Lewis Caine in the hit television series Underbel-
ly; starred in Matthew Newton's film Three Blind
Mice; played the title role in Bell Shakespeare's
Pericles, played in the musical Jerry Springer --
The Opera and most recently starred in God of
Carnage at the Sydney Opera House.
Recently single and still as good looking as
ever, Marcus is living in Kings Cross.
| Inspirational 2004
A four-times Australia national
champion in heptathlon in
2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Dual Olympian Kylie also won
a silver medal in the 2002
Commonwealth Games and
came first at the 2003 Summer
Universiade. Now 29, Kylie an-
nounced her retirement earlier
this year and was due to have
her first baby in November.
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