The Northern Territory news Tue 3 Jan 2017
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02 NEWS TUESDAY JANUARY 3 2017 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Wicking ...........................18 Your Say ........................ 18 Editorial ..........................18 World ...............................9 Pick of the Pics ............. 19 Sudoku ............................17 Horoscopes ....................17 Comics ............................ 12 Television .......................12 Classifieds .....................20 Crossword ......................17 Weather ........................ 27 Fishing ............................27 Racing ............................ 13 GENERAL INQUIRIES: 8944 9900 l CLASSIFIEDS: 8944 9999 l CIRCULATION: 8944 9901 l ADVERTISING: 8944 9801 ONLINE: www.ntnews.com.au l EDITORIAL EMAIL: email@example.com l OTHER INQUIRIES: firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS: 5 Man allegedly abducts his former partner from her house at Millner HOROSCOPES: 17 Starman Oscar Cainer lets you know what to expect for your day ahead SPORT: 24 Reporter Jack Hislop takes a look back over the year that was in Territory netball RACING: 13 Get the latest trackside tips and information with the help of our punting gurus The NT News has taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause Monday Lotto Monday 2-1-17 Draw No. 3622 7 33 31 21 2 32 27 9SUPPS DARWIN ULP AVG 127.2 DIESEL AVG 126.5 ALICE SPRINGS DIESEL AVG 134.5 KATHERINE ULP AVG 129.5 DIESEL AVG 125.2 Have you spotted a cheaper price today? Send us a message on Facebook or email us at news@ ntnews.com.au FUEL WATCH www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise 2017 CROC CAPTURES www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise 0 0 0 Beauty in hot water FURIOUS beauty pageant organisers have said they intend to strip Miss Lebanon Australia of her title after 22g of the deadly drug ice was allegedly found in a car she was driving. Miss Lebanon Emigrant Australia Najah Ghamrawi, 18, was arrested after police gave chase when they spotted the car she was in a souped-up Volkswagen Golf being driven erratically through Bankstown last month. She was forced to pull over when she burst a tyre in Derribong St, Villawood, where officers questioned the beauty queen and a male passenger in the car. They found the drugs along with a wad of cash. Ms Ghamrawi was fined more than $1350 at Bankstown police station for driving while not wearing a seat belt and not displaying P-plates at 11.45pm on December 21. The 20-year-old man was charged with supplying a prohibited drug and dealing with the proceeds of crime. He was granted bail and is due to appear before Burwood Local Court on February 22. The striking brunette, who was not charged with a drug offence, has since gone to ground and has not been answering calls from the organisers of the Miss Lebanon Emigrant Australia pageant, who are desperate to speak with the aspiring schoolteacher about the incident. A woman claiming to be her aunt strenuously denied Miss Ghamrawi was involved with the police, telling The Daily Telegraph: These are completely false allegations. Najah was not in a car and was not taken to a police station. Its complete rubbish. Ms Ghamrawis mother Linda contacted the pageant organisers via email insisting: These allegations against my daughter are incorrect. But a NSW Police spokesman confirmed the identity as well as the arrests and fines, saying: The man was charged with supplying a prohibited drug and dealing with property proceeds of crime. The woman was issued with a number of infringements totalling more than $1000. Pageant organisers are angry that Ms Ghamrawi has ignored their calls and emails requesting information about the incident. They said as soon as they were in contact with her they would strip her of the title she won in July. Najahs apparent behaviour is not the image we want to represent the Australian Lebanese community, Miss Lebanon Emigrant Australia organiser Hiam Yazbeck said. Once we have spoken to her and confirmed what has happened, we will be removing her title. Committee members are bitterly disappointed that she has been (allegedly) associated with drugs and confronted by police. She should be setting an example and inspiring people. It is the second Miss Lebanon contest to be shrouded in controversy. Last May disgraced property developer Salim Mehajers sister Mary was at the centre of a media storm after she won a pageant sponsored by her brother. THE federal transport minister says its time to ditch the old bombs and has called for parents to open up their wallets to help teenage learner drivers buy their first cars. Darren Chester says parents should to chip in, if they can afford it, to help their youngsters purchase cars with higher safety ratings. The more we can get younger people into safer cars, the more we can reduce the chance of them having a crash in the first place, and if they do have a crash their chances of injury or the severity of the injury is reduced, he told 2UE yesterday. Mr Chester reflected that his own first car a Chrysler Sigma had been a bit of an old bomb. Call for teens to ditch bomb cars Snake bite at Aus Zoo A WOMAN has reportedly been bitten by a snake at Australia Zoo. The woman, aged in her 20s, has been hospitalised ater the reported bite. The zoo is yet to comment, while the Queensland Ambulance Ser vice could only confirm an ambulance transported the woman from a property on Steve Irwin Way. Details of the snake involved were not immediately released yesterday. More than 700,000 visit the zoo annually. Najahs apparent behaviour is not the image we want to represent the Australian Lebanese community M I S S L E B A N O N E M I G R A N T A U S T R A L I A O R G A N I S E R H I A M YA Z B E C K Miss Lebanon Emigrant Australia, Najah Ghamraw Picture: KRISTI MILLER
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