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The Northern Territory news Fri 12 Jul 2013



The Northern Territory news Fri 12 Jul 2013

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www.ntnews.com.au Friday, July 12, 2013. NT NEWS. 9 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:12-JGE:9 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ntnews.com.au l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Hotel appeals A REMOTE pub is appealing restrictions on its sale of takeaway alcohol in the NT Supreme Court. The Licensing Commissions new restrictions on the sale of heavy beer, wine and spirits at the Top Springs Hotel, 300km south of Katherine, come into effect from July 31. The owners of the pub, Jones Cattle, submitted an appeal against the new restrictions in the NT Supreme Court yesterday. Under the restrictions people will only be able to purchase one carton of heavy beer, cider or pre-mixed drinks a day, or one bottle of wine or spirits. Apple pipped SAMSUNG claimed another victory in the global smartphone war yesterday, with statistics showing its phones have overtaken Apple iPhones in web use for the first time. After a tough battle over the past year, Samsung narrowly edged out its major rival just last month, according to web analytics firm StatCounter. Samsungs win was a slender one, however, with Samsung phone users making up 25.47 per cent of mobile phone web traffic, beating Apple and its iPhone army on 25.09 per cent. Axe in defence A MAN who hit an alleged thief several times with a small axe will not be charged because he was defending his property. Joseph Nguyn, 28, hit the alleged thief with the axe to try to stop him from taking his vehicle from his Darwin home. But the 19-year-old man reversed the vehicle at speed and hit Mr Nguyn with the cars door, breaking several of his ribs. The incident happened at Renner Court, Malak about 2.30 yesterday. The man was later arrested by police in Gray, Palmerston. He was charged with 10 offences. Wild offence RANGERS cracking down on the trading of illegal wildlife in Kakadu have netted a Canadian man carrying snake-catching tongs and five gecko eggs. The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to transporting wildlife without a permit in Darwin Magistrates Court this week. He was discharged on a 12-month good behaviour bond. Kakadu rangers have increased patrols to crack down on the wildlife trade and illegal hunting within the national park. Information to the federal environment department on 02 6274 1900 or local police. Pressure soars to sack Jedi Council By IAN McPHEDRAN THE Australian Defence Force is under pressure to sack several senior officers and elite troops involved in an email sex scandal that dates back several years. According to a well-placed source, state and federal police have become so frustrated by the slow Defence investigations that they have leaked material to the media to gee up the military. Defence has been investigating the so-called Jedi Council for three years but so far not a single serving military officer has been sacked for involvement. At least 17 Defence members, including senior officers, filmed and circulated footage of sex acts accompanied by demeaning commentary about the women. Channel 7 last night revealed obscured images of men involved in the council and named several senior officers caught up in the scandal including a Major, who is under suspension. Seven also named a Lieutenant Colonel and another Major as two others under investigation. The network aired blurred images of men who it claimed were ringleaders who distributed offensive images and comments about women used for sex. One of the women was a soldier who had been in a promotional campaign about how great it was to be a woman in the army. Another is a senior RAAF officer. Up to 17 Defence members are under investigation and eight have been suspended. An angry army chief Lieutenant General David Morrison revealed the councils activities last month but was unable to explain why no one had been sacked despite strong evidence against them. The investigation continues. Traveller hurt A BACKPACKER suffered a cut to the head after a scuffle between two groups on Darwins party strip. The man, 22, was taken to hospital with a cut to the back of the head after the altercation outside the Wisdom Bar on Mitchell St about 1.40 yesterday. Police spoke to witnesses and have been investigating. Deadly picture of Billys murky past Renowned Central Australian artist Billy Benns paintings were sold worldwide . . . but he had a dark past Picture: CATHERINE PEATTIE By MEAGAN DILLON The hunt for Larry Boy Janba was one of the Territorys last old school manhunts RENOWNED Central Australian artist Billy Benn was known for a lot of things his paintings were sold worldwide and he had a book written about his life. But he had a dark past. The man from Artetyerre kil led his uncle and led police on a 19-day mounted manhunt. It was August, 1967. Harry Neale was shot 14 ti mes as he slept in his swag near the Harts Range racecourse. Terry OBrien was a constable when he was sent to get a deposition from Neale, but he died before it could take place. A team of mounted police officers and three trackers went in search of Billy Benn, later diagnosed with schizophrenia, in the rigid range so he could be brought to justice. Mr OBrien told the NT News how the hunters became the hunted. He said officers Les Cossons and Blake Jobberns of Lake Nash were shot during the manhunt and it was imperative they captured Billy Benn alive or risk the stigma of being executioners. Benn was caught, jailed, and spent his life giving back to the community through his art. But the the hunt for Larry Boy Janba was one of the Territorys last old school manhunts, lasting 40 days and 40 nights. Janba was known as the black Ned Kelly. In 1968, police, stockmen and trackers followed Janba deep into his land the jungle after a young Aboriginal woman was brutally slain. But he held all the aces. His hunters would find wall aby carcasses, chewed-up cabbage palms or his right big toe print where seconds before and five steps ahead Larry Boy had stood.