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any crockery and cutlery to some pretty swish
(comparatively) holiday villas.
Scoop has always been interested in the success
stories of West Aussies from all walks of life. For
example, in 2001 we profiled Michael Malone
from iinet, entertainer Kevin Bloody Wilson,
miner Danny Hill and sex products entrepreneur
Local boy Ray Costarella was making his mark
in fashion, Rove McManus was taking off on TV
while Peter Maslen had become international
president of Starbucks Cafe. We featured business-
man John Poynton in the autumn edition of 2002.
We watched as Paul Murray left his long-stand-
ing job at The West Australian to go to talkback ra-
dio after Howard Sattler accepted an invitation to
try his luck against the big boys in Sydney. We later
documented the fierce rivalry that developed between
Paul and ABC rival Liam Bartlett, who himself wrote
a regular column for us from early 2002.
In 2000 WA beauty and ABC TV reporter
Fiona Argyle captured our collective imagination
for awhile and featured on the cover of our spring
edition. This was the year local author Kim Scott
took the Miles Franklin for his book Benang while
young Warnbro actor Sam Worthington was mak-
ing it big in Bootmen.
Scoop featured WA's hopeful athletes competing
at the Sydney Olympics and barracked hard for
them along with you.
A hitherto not well-known food writer and chef
called Rob Broadfield -- he has subsequently cor-
rected that issue -- began to write for us in 2000.
As well as people, we have also been interested
in ideas, in winter 2001 we charted the rise of the
One Nation party in WA and, interested in getting
a better idea of their views of the world, we
interviewed a priest and rabbi and an imam.
We responded to the terrible events of Sep-
tember 11 2001 in New York by renewing our
focus on all the good and great things on offer
here in WA. In winter 2002 we celebrated our
fifth birthday with a celebration of WA's 50 most
inspirational people. From sporting stars to war
heroes, doctors, celebrities and charity workers,
Scoop's annual effort to identify and recognise the
best of what WA has to offer have become a sig-
nificant part of our WA identity and has featured
hosts of great West Australians, some who we don't
hear so much about these days, some who have
now passed away and others who have gone from
strength to strength.
Many, like Bali bombing survivor, Kingsley
Football coach, Simon Quayle, were shaped by
their own extraordinary times.
Of course Scoop has always featured profiles
of great -- and inspiring -- West Australians like
gymnast Allana Slater, sports broadcaster Wally
Foreman, fashion designer Melanie Greensmith,
cosmetics queen Rebecca Morrice Williams, lone
cyclist Kate Leeming, adventurer Mike Woods,
soldier Arnold Potts and comedian Judith Lucy
among so many.
We introduced you to Perth's fantastic new pool
of music talent, making a real mark on the nation-
al, and international entertainment scene -- includ-
ing John Butler, the Waifs, Little Birdy, The Sleepy
Jackson, Eskimo Joe, End of Fashion and the
Hampdens. While a few of these feature talented
young people with the name Steele (and dad Rick
was profiled in Scoop too) Scoop also featured many
other high achieving families in WA including the
Longleys, the Chaneys and the O'Connells.
Sportsmen Stan Lazaridis and Ben Cousins,
both also had their day in Scoop's sun.
We have also canvassed a variety of opinions
in Scoop and published columns from such media
luminaries as Stephen Scourfield, Paul Murray,
Debbie Kennedy, Ian Parmenter, Karen Brown,
Greg Craven and Mark Pownall.
And we have always tried to help you look
your very best with inspiring fashion pages and
style news as well as a strong emphasis on health
and beauty. Our endless fascination with cosmetic
surgery has fuelled many a story over the years.
JENNIFER REIL LY Geraldton-born 17-year-old
swimming sensation, Jennifer made the 400m indi-
vidual medley her speciality. She ended up coming
eighth in the Sydney Olympics final and had her
best year in 2002 hauling in a swag of medals and
places, including gold medals at the Manches-
ter Commonwealth Games and the Pan Pacific
Championships in Japan. After a glittering career, a
shoulder injury brought about her retirement from
the sport earlier this year at the age of 25.
She is now a teacher.
DANNY GREEN Young Daniel was hoping for a
medal and looking forward to a break surfing in
Indonesia after his Olympic campaign when we met
him in 2000. He ended up being thwarted in his
medal ambitions but went on to turn professional,
initially with Jeff Fenech as his coach. He has had
a good career as a boxer, winning 27 out of his 30
professional bouts, taking three world titles in
three different weight divisions. Last year he
announced his retirement but earlier this year he
came storming back into the ring with success and
is due to fight again in Sydney in December.
ROBIN BELL When we spoke to canoeist Robin
back in 2000 his greatest achievement to date was
coming second in the 1999 world championships in
Spain. He ended up landing a ninth on his Olympic
debut in Sydney and a fourth in Athens before
becoming Australia's first canoe slalom world
champion in 2005. Last year he won Australia's first
and Scott Fisher.
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