Doping confession the final nail

AS THE word starts to sneak out, it's becoming more apparent Lance Armstrong simply answered 'yes' to a series of questions from Oprah about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Fans of the spectacle of road racing were disappointed to hear it might have been but now it seems it must have been.

Armstrong's story of a battle with cancer where he had a number of brain tumours, the treatment of and the recovery was extraordinary.

When he seemed to go on and dominate the world's toughest sporting event it was all to good to be true. And when things are too good to be true, they usually are.

After years of vehement denials and mounting evidence against the disgraced cyclist, to hear him utter those words himself will be telling.

Calls for prize money to be handed back should be taken seriously. He certainly sets the bar for an epic case of cheating.

YESTERDAY'S hot and windy weather conditions tested the containment lines established by firefighters struggling with the Wambelong fire near Coonabarabran.

Fire action caused the closure of the Newell highway north of Gilgandra and road users were sent on detours to keep them out of the line of fire.

Hopefully the forecasts of rain today and tomorrow will be realised and the firefighters will get some relief.

The Daily Liberal would, again, like to express its thanks to the fire teams at the front as well as the myriad volunteers providing support.

Thanks should also go to those who are donating goods of all descriptions to those who have lost much. your actions are truly wonderful


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