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The Northern Territory news Fri 4 Jan 2013



The Northern Territory news Fri 4 Jan 2013

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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2 NT NEWS. Friday, January 4, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 4 -J A N -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K NEWS 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 ntnews.com.au In si d e GENERAL INQUIRIES: 8944 9900 l CLASSIFIEDS: 8944 9999 l CIRCULATION: 8944 9901 l ADVERTISING: 8944 9801 ONLINE: www.ntnews.com.au l EDITORIAL EMAIL: ntnmail@ntn.newsltd.com.au l OTHER INQUIRIES: online@ntn.newsltd.com.au NATIONAL: 12 THE Summernats streetcar festival is off to a rolling start, with some not exactly street-legal V8s. WORLD: 16 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is out of hospital and is expected to fully recover. ENTERTAINMENT: 32 A PREVIOUSLY unseen pic of a teenage Princess Diana deemed too hot to publishwill be sold. BUSINESS: 35 SOME banks have introduced policies against the use of glue mouse traps in their offices. Wicking ..........................30 Your say .........................30 National .........................12 World ..............................16 Entertainment .............32 Movies ............................32 Business ........................35 Comics ............................33 Television ......................33 Classifieds .....................37 Out and About ..............27 Weather .........................47 Racing liftout ...............23 Real estate ....................21 Speedcameras NTPolice speed cameraswill be in theseareas today: Darwin: Bagot Rd; Daly St; Mitchell St; Stuart Highway. Northern suburbs: McMillans Rd; Trower Rd; Vanderlin Drive; Yanyula Drive. Palmerston: Chung Wah Tece; Stuart Highway; Temple Tece; University Ave. Rural: Arnhem Highway; Stuart Hwy, Bees Creek; Stuart Hwy, Howard Springs; Whitewood Rd. Are youon the spot? Do you have a news photo or a story tip? If so, wewant to hear from you! Newshotline: 8944 9724 Send your news photos to: newsbreakers@ntn. newsltd.com.au Include your contact details and a brief description. All emails should be notmore than fivemegabytes. Powerball Thursday3-1-2013 DrawNo.868 35 30 24 26 23 32POWERBALL Total prizepool: $34m TheNTNewshas taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause. Danger! POWERFUL jaw muscles allow a black piranha to exert bite force equivalent to 30 times its bodyweight. MOREFISHING: Page47 Wakeuptous Call8944 9901 MYSTERYNUMBERCONDITIONS: If youwin, keep thispaper forverification. Call costs55c (IncGST).Higher from mobile/payphones -DialectSolutions Group.Recommendation:Usea land-line andtouch tonephone.Somemobiles, portableandpayphonesmayexperience technical faultsdue to reception complications. Drunken revellers rule the streets By CAMERON BOON A TIME supposed to be reserved for celebrating turned into a night of tragedy, with assaults, property damage and drink-driving ruling the streets of Alice Springs. Police made 11 arrests and tipped out 245 litres of booze on Monday night, and there were a number of thefts and assaults throughout the night. An Alice Springs family was left devastated after two cars were stolen from their home in Braitling. Meg and Geoff Opie and their son Dean had their cars stolen from their home in the early hours of the morning, only to find one of the vehicles torched a couple of hours later. This was the only new car weve ever bought in our whole lives and now its just destroyed for no reason, Meg Opie said. Geoff found what looked like two teenage boys in his house at 4.30am when he was preparing for work. I just walked out there and this guy was standing in the middle of the lounge room, he said. I told him to get the f*** out of my house. They were that brazen, they propped the front door open with a pot plant so they could come and take more stuff. The Opies found Megs purse on the ground with all her credit cards intact, but the cars were gone. Their hatchback was found burnt out in Yarabah Court off Gap Rd. Their son Dean said his silver BMW was still missing and he didnt have much hope of finding it in one piece. There were 30 police rostered for the special New Years Eve operation. Photographer Steve Pearce, who was staying in Yarabah Court, said he saw a group of teenagers smashing the hell out of cars about 5am. The street was full of dudes I reckon there was about 12 of them and eight would have been on top of a car, he said. While I didnt see anybody on top of my car, the windscreen had been kicked in. They started shouting at me when I came out. I drove to the hospital and flagged down some cops I didnt know what else to do. The hatchback wasnt on fire, but when I came back five minutes later it was burning. Tippett in ugly tenancy battle By MEAGAN DILLON PROMINENT Darwin barrister Jon Tippett QC will face court next week for allegedly squatting in his mother-in-laws home. Pensioner Maria Pires, 73, is taking her daughter Angelita who was acquitted of conspiring to kill East Timorese president Jose Ramos-Horta and her husband to Darwin Magistrates Court over the tenancy dispute. Court documents obtained by the NT News revealed the mother-of-seven has applied for the couple to be slapped with a domestic violence order so they will be forced to leave her house. The case is expected to be before the court next Friday. The documents say Mrs Pires had been living in her Witherden St home for more than three decades and wants her house back. A statement of claim also says Mrs Pires has applied for the order so her daughter who ran against Mr Ramos-Horta in the 2012 East Timorese election but lost to Independent Taur Matan Ruak could not abuse her. Mr Tippett represented Ms Pires during her trial for conspiracy to kill in the Dili District Court in 2010. She is the former lover of East Timorese rebel leader Alfredo Reinado, who was shot dead during an attack by rebel soldiers on Mr Ramos-Hortas presidential compound in 2008. The family are no strangers to domestic violence or ders. In 2010, the couple took out an order against Mr Tippetts ex-wife Vicki Nangala after she attacked him with a ceremonial samurai sword and threw a rock at Ms Pires. Nangala breached the order when she threw a large rock at Mr Tippetts car after he arrived home with Ms Pires. She escaped conviction for the breach. Nangala breached the order again in 2011 but escaped conviction for a second time. The DVO has since lapsed. Senior Constable Craig Gillis pulls over motorists on Gardens Rd for a licence check and breathalyser test Picture: PATRINA MALONE Police astounded by stupidity By ELLIE TURNER A DRUNK woman allegedly drove with a small unrestrained child in a ute cabin and three people in the tray on New Years Eve. The unlicensed 36-yearold woman was one of many stupid drivers who have outraged Alice Springs police this festive season. Sergeant Conan Robertson said police had just fined a man for having passengers in the tray of his ute when they saw the woman almost clean up another car on Wills Tce. Her actions can only be described as attempted suicide, he said. She blew .116. Four more unlicensed drivers were arrested for drink-driving. A 23-year-old man who crashed his car into a tree and fled the scene was caught a short time later and blew .090. A 57-year-old woman recorded .092 after refusing to supply a breath sample. A 34-year-old man returned a reading of .220 almost 4.5 times the limit. Another man, also 34, tested positive to alcohol and gave a false name to police. A woman was run over and killed early on New Years Day. But Sgt Robertson said the tragedy failed to curb idiotic driving. A 31-year-old unlicensed man was allegedly clocked at 110km/h in a 60km/h zone and blew .132. This stupidity has to stop, Sgt Robertson said. But traffic cops in Darwin who were still conducting early-morning breath tests yesterday have reported a surprising lack of misbehaviour. Senior Constable Craig Gillis said: Some drink drivers get upset at losing their licence. I tell them its better they explain that to the wife than me knocking on her door to tell her shes lost a husband. But people this year have been pretty good.

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