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Carole Stephens
• Saturday, 12 December, 2020
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Hell’s Gate by Wayne Carey Circus of the Macabre by William C. Rasmussen The Debt by John Haas The Healer by Lonnie Bricked Disappearing Death by Inches by Gilda A. Herrera Ties That Bind by J. Ruhr In dusty towns, remote areas, thriving cities, and secret worlds, a strange technological revolution reigns.

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Inventors, dreamers, and revolutionist rule in worlds of steam driven machines, cog powered humanoids, clockwork miracles, and paranormal magic. Dressed in corsets, top hats, and cog lined finery, the heroes and heroines exist somewhere between futuristic technology and ancient knowledge.

Polka by Wayne Carey The Felling of Westwood by Beth Hudson The Lion Keeper’s Daughter by Sandra German Through a Crystal Ball, Darkly by Steve Cameron Winter into Spring by Clare L. Deming Road to the Sun by Pedro Unique The book includes stories from Francis W. Alexander, Lou J. Berger, Wayne Carey, James Door, Laura Givens, Alan Ira Gordon, John Grey, Carlos Hernandez, Gilda A. Herrera, Ahmed A. Khan, Sheryl Normandy, Robert Lowell Russell, John Skylar, Glen R. Stripling, and Scott Virtues.

Marvel at Adam Shaw’s work, then open this book and discover what happens when talented authors Write to the Cover! Speaking to the Sunday Herald Sun, the 49-year-old revealed how it took a lot of courage to strip off and perform a burlesque act on the show.

Outside his comfort zone: AFL legend Wayne Carey (pictured), 49, told the Sunday Herald Sun that stripping off to perform for Seven's The New Monty: Guys and Gals was 'uncomfortable and embarrassing' The retired footballer, who played for the AFL's North Melbourne and Adelaide clubs, will be joined by 14 other stars including Russell Crowe's ex-wife Danielle Spencer.

Danielle, 51, recently told The West Australian that their sons, Charles, 16, and Tennyson, 14, were initially mortified by the idea of her stripping off. Worthy cause: The retired footballer, who played for the AFL's North Melbourne and Adelaide clubs, only signed up for the show for its purpose of raising awareness for men's and women's cancers.

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'They've come to terms with it': Russell Crowe's ex-wife Danielle Spencer (pictured), 51, who has also signed on, recently revealed to The West Australian how their children were initially mortified by the thought of her stripping off Danielle and Wayne will be joined by reality star-turned-actress Sam Frost, national treasure Patti Newton and ex-Australian footballer Tom Derick.

An exciting advertisement last month revealed that actor Samuel Johnson and Olympic swimmer Label Jones have signed on. Television presenter Michael Slater, comedian Fiona O'Loughlin, model Erin Holland and personal trainer Shannon Pontoon are also in the line-up.

Filmmaker Paul French and author Ash Pollard round up the brave stars who will go naked for the sake of charity. VFL debut: 1987–1989 Edit In 1987, Carey was recruited by North Melbourne after their CEO, Greg Miller, met with the Sydney Swans football department to discuss the transfer to North Melbourne of John Long mire, a highly regarded junior key-position player.

Once that deal was concluded, Miller then inquired about Carey who, like Long mire, was zoned to the Swans due to having lived in New South Wales. Rise to stardom: 1990–1992 Edit After playing only four games in his debut year, Carey burst onto the scene in 1990 as a goal-kicking center half-forward and as support to their full forward in Long mire (who was that year's Coleman Medalist as the AFL's leading goal-kicker).

Carey immediately drew the attention of the football world and built a reputation early in his career as an aggressive, big marking and long kicking key position player. That year, Carey would become the 1990 season runner-up in North Melbourne's best and fairest, behind Long mire.

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In round 13, a then 19-year-old Carey took 8 marks, had 22 disposals and kicked 7 goals in a big win over Sydney. The 1991 season started very promisingly for Carey and after nine rounds he was averaging 7 marks, 16 disposals and 2.4 goals.

Kicking two first quarter goals, before an injury to his right shoulder forced him to sit out the rest of that game and the next eight. Early in 1992 Carey considered leaving North Melbourne and returning to Adelaide due to internal unrest within the leadership of the club.

He was convinced to stay by the coaching staff and, in the latter half of the season, Carey began to show signs that he was destined for greatness. In the second half of 1992 Carey would put a string of outstanding performances to close the season out.

By season's end Carey was dominating Center Half Forward like no one else in the league, his play trademarked by big marks and long goals. Captaincy: 1993–2001 Edit As captain, Carey led North Melbourne to the finals for eight consecutive years from 1993 to 2000.

He won three further clubs best and fairest, was a five-time club leading goal kicker, All Australian center half forward seven times, including four times as captain and once as vice-captain, and he was named MVP by the AFL Players Association twice, in 1995 and 1998. Believe his on field arrogance and backchat to umpires were the primary reason he never claimed the game's highest individual honor.

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At the end of the season, Carey became the youngest ever All-Australian captain at 22 years of age and finished third in the Brownlow Medal count, after being outright favorite to take out the prestigious award. Carey then kicked the goal to seal the win during extra time and earn North Melbourne a week break before the preliminary final.

After leading North Melbourne to the An sett Cup Premiership in the pre-season, Carey's reputation as the game's number one player continued to grow early in 1995. He kicked 18 goals in North's four pre-season games and was the dominant player on the ground on each occasion.

By Djokovic in the Semi-final and then full back of the century Stephen Silvan in the Preliminary Final, where North Melbourne went down to eventual Premiers Carlton. Including the grand final against Sydney, where he was runner-up to Glenn Archer in the Norm Smith Medal voting.

Midway during the 1996 season, Carey has talked about a conversation he had with coach Dennis Pagan, in which he suggested to Carey that he thought he could get more out of himself, and talked about other talented players of the past who didn't quite reach their potential, he hoped he doesn't end up with any regrets. Upon his return in round 13, he spent much of the remainder of the home and away season at center halfback.

As North entered the finals campaign, Carey assumed his customary center half forward position and re-established himself as the game's pre-eminent player It was a performance that Mike Sheehan named Carey's best in the book The Australian Game of Football, released in 2008.

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Prior to round one of the 1998 season, Carey kicked six-second half goals in the An sett Cup Grand Final against St Kinda, earning himself the Michael Tuck Medal as the best on ground in the pre-season grand final and issuing an ominous warning The best form of his career in 1998 as he led North Melbourne on a club record 11-game winning streak.

Coach Denis Pagan designed the team's offense around Carey, instructing other forwards to draw their direct opponents outside the 50-metre arc to make space for Carey, a tactic which became known as “Pagan's Paddock”. In round 15, Carey demolished St Kinda with 14 marks, 26 disposals and 6 goals.

In the final two rounds Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs had no answers to limit his influence and he was completely dominant in each game, kicking 5 and 4 goals respectively and taking contested marks at will, all around the ground. Carey once again won almost every individual award on offer at season's end, with the noticeable exception of the Brownlow.

Carey missed five games early in 1999 through injury, and spent much of the year in the forward line closer to goals. He helped North to a 15 and 2 record after his return from injury, in another premiership year for the Kangaroos.

He kicked 9 goals against Geelong in Round 16, followed it up the next week with a 10-goal, 12 mark and 24 disposal performance in a losing side against Essen don and in the wet in a qualifying final against Port Adelaide had 11 marks, 24 disposals and 6 goals in one of his greatest finals performances. Matched up against Carlton's Stephen Silvan in the grand final, Carey played a slightly unfamiliar role.

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After marking and kicking North Melbourne's opening goal in the first quarter, he struggled to get on top of the Carlton champion and was moved to the midfield after half time. He then gathered the most disposals afield in the third quarter and was the catalyst in a dominant quarter for North, before returning to the forward line in the final term to take a spectacular one handed mark and kick the final goal of the game.

Final years with North Melbourne: 2000–2001 Edit By season 2000, Carey had firmly established himself in the minds of most as the greatest player of the modern era and greatest center half forward ever to play the game. Games against Brisbane and Melbourne in rounds 14 and 17 saw him repeat this feat for the 31st and 32nd time; the most by any player apart from Matthews.

Towards the end of the season however, Carey began to suffer heavily from the debilitating groin condition Estates pubis and his mobility and form subsequently slumped going into the finals. Going into 2001, his 13th season at North Melbourne and 9th as captain, Carey struggled to maintain consistent form as he battled various injuries.

The physical nature of his play throughout his career began to take its toll on Carey's body, particularly his back, neck and shoulders, and he was not able to string more than 5 games together at any point during the season. He kicked six goals in round 14 against Melbourne, and the next week, against West Coast, Carey kicked five goals and had a season high 18 disposals in his final game in North Melbourne colors matched up against long time adversary Glen Djokovic.

Extramarital affair and leaving North Melbourne: 2002 Edit In March 2002 Carey had an extramarital affair with then- best -friend North Melbourne stalwart and Vice Captain Anthony Stevens's wife, Kelli. Carey and Stevens were attending a party at teammate Glenn Archer's house.

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Carey is quoted as saying Kelli followed him into the toilets, in front of a large crowd including her husband. An argument ensued between Carey and Stevens and both subsequently failed to attend football training.

In the face of his team being united against him, as well as nationwide condemnation, Carey resigned in disgrace from North Melbourne. Carey's then manager Ricky Nixon famously stated that his client was on “suicide watch” during the aftermath.

To avoid media attention Carey fled to Las Vegas, USA. Carey's management later denied speculation that he had trained with the NFL's Dallas Cowboys.

Adelaide Crows: 2003–2004 Edit For some time, it was unclear whether Carey would return to AFL football, but after the end of the 2002 season and a 12-month absence from football, Carey was signed by the Adelaide Crows where he played for the next two seasons. He did manage to earn a top ten finish in the club best and fairest and kicked the second most goals of any Crow for the year, despite missing eight games.

The 2003 season was most memorable for Carey's fiery encounters with his former North Melbourne teammates Glenn Archer and Anthony Stevens in round 6. He took 9 marks, had 17 disposals and kicked 6 goals, out of a team total of 12, in a heavy loss to Essen don.

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Taking a contested mark on the wing, Carey played on, having three bounces and shrugging off a tackle as he ran inside the forward 50. In round 12, Carey left the field early in the second quarter and was later forced to retire with a disc-related neck injury, marking the end of a career that spanned 16 seasons and 272 games and included 727 goals.

Carey had four opponents in the game, dominating them all, including Chris Langford, Danny Frawley and Garry Lyon. In 1997 Carey pleaded guilty to indecent assault after grabbing a passing woman's breast on a Melbourne city street after 12 hours of drinking with teammates.

Carey again became the subject of public comment in February 2006 when he announced he was leaving his pregnant wife Sally for model Kate Neilson. Subsequently, US security guard Kyle Banks told the Nine Network's A Current Affair he saw Carey attacking Neilson while working at the exclusive W Hotel in New York City in October 2006.

On 27 January 2008 Carey was arrested after reports of a disturbance at his Port Melbourne apartment. Police had to subdue Carey with capsicum spray, and he was seen hand-cuffed after allegedly assaulting the officers.

Two days later, the Nine Network announced it would not renew the television contract of Carey after it was revealed that Carey had been arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer and Neilson in Miami, Florida on 27 October 2007, after he allegedly glassed Nielsen in the face and neck with a wine glass. To stop Carey harming himself and damaging the car, the officers put him into a leather hobble restraint around his hands and legs.

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Additionally, Carey was fired from commentary jobs at 3AW and the Nine Network following the coverage of the two arrests. Ultimately Carey pleaded guilty to assaulting and resisting Miami police.

In exchange for his guilty pleas, prosecutors agreed that Carey should only serve 50 hours of community service, attend alcohol and anger-management classes, serve two years probation, and pay US$500 to a Miami police charity. As a consequence of his criminal record in the United States, Carey was refused an entry visa in October 2009.

In March 2008 Carey publicly revealed he was, for a long period, an abuser of alcohol and cocaine. He was interviewed by Andrew Denton on Enough Rope, where he talked candidly about his life and recent controversies.

Carey was attempting to visit Barton Prison in February 2012 to speak to indigenous inmates as part of a mentoring program, however he was found to have traces of cocaine on his clothing following a routine drug scan.

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