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Sunday Territorian 18 May 2014



Sunday Territorian 18 May 2014


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SUNDAY MAY 18 2014 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Vegetarians look away Linda Manning sent us this picture which has been doing the rounds. Its called a bacrocken crocodile wrapped in bacon with a chicken in its mouth. On closer inspection, it looks like an alligator. Amy sees the light MOTHERS Day run master of ceremonies and Channel 9 reporter Amy Culpitt announced to the crowd that the lights of a white Toyota four-wheel-drive had been left on. About 30 seconds later, she added actually, thats a Channel 9 car. Good work Brodie. Brodie OBrien being the cameraman. Tempers on the rise BUT not everyone is happy with Amy. Ruralite Ian Panchaud said on social media: Why cant Amy read the rural temps when she does the weather? Is it too hard or what? All the other news readers can call the temps for us ferals. What makes her so special that she cant read out our rural temps. Just saying. The temperature has certainly been high past the Berrimah line. Brutus bags a biggie BRUTUS the Adelaide River jumping crocodile has been named number one from 20 Unbelievably Giant Animals on aggregate news website Diply. The 5.5m croc beat the giant coconut crab and a 900kg pig from China to win the title. One to forget, John RECENTLY retired Territory cop Superintendent John Emeny was farewelled by police and his achievements listed online. One of which was a secondment to the Western Australia National Crime Authority unfortunately known as the WANCA. Goatee guys have a line A TWEET from actor Brendan Cowell: Been in Darwin half-hour and have already been asked out deep-sea fishing by five men with goatees. Nachos easy to spell QUESTIONS have arisen on ABC about the origin of the Jesus Loves Nachos graffiti on the Katherine River railway bridge. Andrew Thomson said: I know who wrote the nachos bit and I will never tell. Feel like Ive already said too much. It was the mid 90s, sushi wasnt really known and spaghetti is hard to spell. There have even been calls to have it restored as a heritage icon. Mark Carter said: Its a sacred site for atheists. Well, they had enough BAND Boy and Bear said at the end of their act in Discovery Nightclub last week: Dont bother sticking around we wont be playing an encore. On-thong at outlets SEVERAL smaller outlets have called after an NT News story on the thong shortage in the Territory. Stuart Park Newsagent and Rush have both said they are tripping over the abundance of the traditional Territory footwear. Bitumen Bullrun NEW lanes opened on the Tiger Brennan Drive at Woolner, Darwin, last weekend. But concurrent calls from the Sunday Territorian to Infrastructure Minister Peter Styles for an update on the work went unanswered. A press release went out the following day, but Bushranger has heard Mr Styles was unaware traffic had been using the new bitumen. Fire sale at Parliament ON Thursdays parliamentary sittings, Nelson MLA Gerry Wood issued a for-sale notice: One Parliament. Damaged beyond repair. Damaged beyond repair. Needs new owners. Constituents leaving Territory. Any sensible and mature offers considered. Ring 000. C-ing reds embedded MORE on Mr Wood. He recently compared CLP appointments to the Litchfield Development Consent Authority to those of the communists to organisations during the Cold War. Do I understand this is a liberalist policy by your government to make sure the cause of the proletarian sorry, capitalist free market and open for business revolution will continue and not be impeded by those pesky privileged bourgeois rural Territorians who hold another view, like Palmerston suburbs stay out of Holtze? Is the C in the CLP closer to communist rather than country? Mr Giles denied party posts and said the C stood for caring, compassionate, or considerate. Talk to the earpiece TREASURER Dave Tollner and Opposition Leader Delia Lawrie went head-to-head in a Budget debate on ABCs 7.30 NT on Friday night. Ms Lawrie arrived a bit late, which must have annoyed Mr Tollner. The debate ended slightly prematurely when he simply took out his earpiece, said somehting along the lines of Im going and walked out. Mystery of crash fatalities POLICE are still unsure about the identities of the five people killed in one of the Territorys worst road accidents. One woman and four men were killed in a horror smash on the Stuart Highway, 3km north of Adelaide River. It is understood that police have not been able to contact all of the victims next of kin. The five were killed when the sedan they were travelling in lost control on Friday afternoon. It hit a Honda SUV at the Strickland Rd intersection. The driver of that vehicle, a 25-year-old male, has remained in Royal Darwin Hospital with minor injuries. St John Ambulance northern operations manager Craig Garraway said the man was suffering from seatbelt-related injuries and a possible cut foot from wearing thongs. He is a very, very lucky man when you look at the end result, he said. The Stuart Highway was reopened near the accident about 3am on Saturday. In a separate crash on the same evening, a 44-year-old male crashed his friends 2008 Holden Commodore ute into several new cars outside Kerrys Holden in Stuart Park about 5.40pm. The ute hit a parked RAV 4 as the occupant was entering the vehicle causing the drivers door to be torn off. The occupant of the RAV 4 managed to escape uninjured. The black ute then careened into a new R8 Holden ute and a new Nissan X-train both parked for sale. Flying glass from the accident also damaged a Toyota Camry and a further seven new vehicles. Duty Superintendent Louise Jorgensen said alcohol and excessive speed were factors. The man was unlicensed and was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital with suspected spinal fractures. Outbound traffic was diverted down Duke St to Tiger Brennan Drive for several hours following the crash. To cap off the busy Friday night, police searched for a white Holden ute with Queensland registration and fresh front-end and bonnet damage. The vehicle had been involved in an incident in the Palmerston area. The owner of the vehicle was located and the matter is now under investigation. By CLAYTON BENNETT and TAMARA HOWIE Ringer rests and Kerry clicks By COREY SINCLAIR CAPTURING this shot that epitomises the bush ringer is one of budding photographer Kerry Gecks highlights of exploring the Northern Territory It is just one of a million photos she has taken since moving to Katherine 16 months ago. This photo was taken over the Easter weekend near Robertson River community, Kerry said. They had a big mob of cattle to be picked up for live export and he was having a bit of a rest, waiting for the truck. Originally from Mount Isa and now living in Tennant Creek, Kerrys day job as a probation parole case manager has helped her explore a number of remote areas most people would never get to. Its such a beautiful place with beautiful waterholes, and you dont have a large population its very diverse, she said. We love it. Ive never been somewhere where people havent been friendly. Kerry recommends people in the NT never leave home without a camera. It is amazing what you see in the most unexpected places. Kerry is now in the running to win a $500 accommodation and dinner voucher at Discovery Parks Darwin. Picture editor Michael Franchi will choose a weekly finalist, with the overall winner named at the end of the month. For your chance to win and have your picture on page 3 of the Sunday Territorian, send your best NT shot with your name, address, contact details and a photo description to news@ntnews.com.au with the subject Were For NT. DR ELEPHANT LIVE FROM 3PM @ HOWARD SPRINGS TAVERN