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Sunday Territorian 23 Dec 2012



Sunday Territorian 23 Dec 2012


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16 Sunday Territorian. Sunday, December 23, 2012. www.sundayterritorian.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 3 -D E C -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 6 C O L O R : C M Y K B W A R 73 70 _R The perfect last minute Christmas gift Theres still plenty of time to get a Bunnings Gift Card. You can either pick them up instore, or email an eGift Card, and have it arrive anytime. bunnings.com.au/egiftcards Corner of Arnhem Highway and Zamia Road, Humpty Doo PHONE 8988 1372 HUMPTY DOO HOTEL Bundy Rum UP 700ml $34.99 Jim Beam UP 700ml $34.99 Baileys UP 700ml $26.99 Wild Turkey 86% UP 700ml $41.99 Wild Turkey American HoneyUP 700ml $39.99 Crown Lager Stubbies $46.98 Corona Stubbies $54.98 XXXX Gold Cans 30P $47.99 Jack Daniels UP 700ml $44.99 Absolute Vodka Unique UP 700ml $36.99With low ball glass CHRISTMAS EVE SPECIAL MONDAY 24TH WORLD sundayterritorian.com.au Indigenous Guatemalan and visitors take part in a ceremony to mark the start of a new 5200-year era of the Mayan calendar Picture: AFP Just another 5200 years til world ends By EDGAR CALDERON A GLOBAL day of lighthearted doom-themed celebration and superstitious scare-mongering culminated in the jungle temples built by the Mayan people of Central America, whose calendar sparked fears of apocalypse. December 21 marked the end of an era that lasted more than 5000 years, according to the Mayan Long Count calendar. Some believed the date, which coincided with the December solstice, marked the end of the world as foretold by Mayan hieroglyphs. Scholars scoffed at the idea. It just marks the end of the old Mayan calendar and the beginning of a new one, they said. But that didnt stop some 3000 people from gathering at an ancient Mayan stone pyramid in the Guatemalan jungle, where actors in costumes and head-dresses staged elaborate dances to a mournful pan-pipe tune. Mayan priests then lit fires as the first rays of the new days sun appeared through the jungle canopy. The ceremony was held to mark a new 5200-year era of the Mayan calendar. Critics said the event was to benefit tourists and had little to do with the real Mayans. Vital care for boy despite mums wish A BRITISH High Court judge has ruled a sevenyear-old boy can receive radiotherapy for a cancerous brain tumour against the wishes of his mother, whose judgment, he says, had gone awry. Mr Justice Bodey dismissed Sally Robertss attempt to prevent radiotherapy treatment being given to her son, Neon, and expressed his concern over her decision-making regarding the childs welfare. Ms Roberts, who had earlier failed in a similar legal bid to prevent surgeons performing a follow-up operation on Neon, said she feared radiotherapy would cause long-term harm. Girl plotted mass shooting POLICE in the US state of Arizona say they have arrested a 16-year-old female student who allegedly threatened in an online video to kill everyone at her high school then kill herself. The young woman was a student of Red Mountain High School, in Mesa, a sub urb of Phoenix, the office of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said in a statement. The threat was posted on a YouTube channel owned by a transgender community in Toronto, Canada, Sheriff Arpaios office said. The channel owner contacted Toronto police. Inves tigators then tracked the person who posted the video to Phoenix. Canadian police contacted the sheriffs office and within three hours found the suspects home in Mesa. Detectives questioned the teen with her parents then arrested her after she admitted to posting the threat. The YouTube post alludes to the Sandy Hook school massacre but said she had planned her attack well in advance of that shooting. I now literally have a plan of seriously hurting . . . killing . . . murdering people in my high school, reads part of the post. The teen told detectives she was scared because she thinks she may really carry out the plans detailed in the post, and f***ing kill everyone. She admitted she had planned to cut the wires to the security carts on campus to slow down a police response. Her parents said their daughter had been seen by a psychiatrist and had recently been inquiring about where the guns were being kept in the house. Sheriff Arpaio said: We were very fortunate on this occasion to prevent another possible mass tragedy.

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