Lleyton Hewitt was at the peak of his powers in 2001 and The Examiner previewed the plight of a young man who would go on to win the US Open later that year.
ATP executive at the time Brad Drewett said: "Lleyton creates a great deal of passion. Everyone who knows who Lleyton Hewiitt is, no one could ever accuse him of being bland".
Meanwhile, a fire had been burning on King Island for over two weeks.
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Firefighters on the island predicted it would burn for months unless 100 millimetres of rail fell and extinguished the blaze,
The fire, which started after a lightning strike at the Lavinia Nature Reserve, caused the worst air quality in Melbourne in 20 years
In health, nurses around Tasmania were rallying for better pay - an 18 per cent increase over three years.
At the time, statistics illustrated Tasmanian trained nurses were deserting the state for better pay or leaving the role altogether.
Nurses' unions had engaged with the state government over the matter and were fighting tooth and nail for the increase.
The initial talks with the government were described as "productive" with Nursing Federation State secretary Pam Wright saying: "it's always pleasing to get off to a good start. It's not always that way".
The first person in Tasmania to face charges of causing grievous bodily harm by negligent driving faced court.
The man was driving 70 km/h down Frederick Street when he lost control and hit a power pole, injuring himself and his passenger.
The day before, the back page foreshadowed a raining down of decades of dominance from North Launceston Bombers and NTFL clubs responded by hailing the move.
The then Northern Bombers voted to join the NTFL instead of the Greater Northern League
It was a successful move for the team who would go on to form a stranglehold on success in Tasmanian State League.
In even bigger footballing news, the VFL was pondering over a decision to grant a Tasmanian based team a trial in the Victorian state league.
The VFL directed all queries about the decision to Football Tasmania as secrecy shrouded the decision which was made the next day.
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