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The Northern Territory news Sat 17 Nov 2012



The Northern Territory news Sat 17 Nov 2012

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2 NT NEWS. Saturday, November 17, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 7 -N O V -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K Classified Index Buy and Sell Air-Conditioners 46 Baby Gear 44,45 Building Materials Tools 46 Computers 47 For Hire 45 For Sale 44 Furniture & Furnishings 45,46 Gardening 46 Lawn Sales 46,47 Music 47 Pets & Livestock 47 TV Videos & HI-FI 45 Wanted to Buy 47 Whitegoods 45 Personals Bereavement Services 37 Birthdays 37 Births 37 Deaths 37 Enagagements 37 Funerals 37 InMemoriam 37 Career One Guide Casual & Part Time 22 Executive Appointments 5,6 Health Care Appointments 6,7 Hospitality 22 Positions Vacant 9-21 Traineeships 22 Tuition & Courses 24 University,Teaching Appointments 8,9 Work Wanted 42 Real Estate Agents Rentals 42,43 Commercial Industrial 48 Flats Units Townhouses to Let 43 Flats Units Townhouses for Sale 48 Houses To Let 43 Houses For Sale, Land For sale 48 Miscellaneous Accommodation Available 43 Real Estate, Rural Properties 48 Shared Accomodation 43 CARSguide Auto upto $999 8,10 Caravans & Campers 13 Four Wheel Drives 10,11 Motor Cycles 12,13 Trailers 13 Trucks Vans & Utes 11,12 Marine 14 Machinery 13,14 General Adult Entertainment 49 Adult Phone Services 49 Annual General Meetings 41 Auctions 41,42 Business Opportunity 48 Finance 41 Legal Notices 42 Lost & Found 47 Personals 42 Psychic & New Age 41 Public Notices 37-41 Removalists 41 Tenders 48,49 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: 11 More than 200 Fordworkers at the companys Victorian plants have been sacked. WORLD: 15 Militants have defied amajor Israeli bombing campaign across Gaza by firing volleys of rockets. ENTERTAINMENT: 32 Actress Lindsay Lohan has been dealt a shock, finding out she has a half-sister. BUSINESS: 33 The Australian dollar is overvalued by asmuch as 10 US cents and is likely to stay that way. Wicking ..........................30 Your say .........................30 National .........................10 World ..............................15 Entertainment .............32 Movies ............................32 Business ........................33 Comics ............................35 Television ......................35 Saturday Extra .............19 Classifieds .....................37 Weather .........................55 Racing liftout inside Speedcameras NTPolice speed cameraswill be in theseareas today: DARWIN:BagotRd; Gardens Rd; StuartHwy, Stuart Park; StuartHighway. NORTHERNSUBURBS:Lee PointRd;McMillansRd; Trower Rd;VanderlinDrive. PALMERSTON:ChungWah Tce; TempleTce; Lambrick Ave; StuartHighway. RURAL:StuartHwy, Coolalinga; StuartHwy, Noonamah; Tulagi Rd; VirginiaRd. 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. Fishing PALAEONTOLOGISTS in China say they have found theworlds oldest flying fish, a strange, snub-nosed creature. MORE: Page55 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. Girl, 7, taken by crocodile By ALISON BEVEGE A LITTLE girl was taken by a crocodile at a remote Territory billabong yesterday. The seven-year-old was swimming with friends at a waterhole at Gumarrirnbang outstation in Arnhem Land, about 110km southwest of Maningrida and 340km east of Darwin. The girl was last seen about 4pm in a Manggabor creek waterhole, swimming with other children from the tiny community. Maningrida police sergeant Kim Chambers said the kids had seen a crocodile. An immediate search of the area was conducted but had to stop as night fell, he said. Family members from the close-knit community were last night too upset to talk but were comforting each other and preparing to join the search at first light today. Charmana Namarnyilk, 24, from Maningrida, went to the outstation yesterday when she heard what happened. We just lost our little girl, she said. We are having a church service. We came together and were helping one another. Ms Namarnyilk said Maningrida police were due to return at 7am. NT Parks and Wildlife last night sent a crocodile ranger from Darwin to help with their hunt. Extra police including officers from the Tactical Response Group and Water Police were also sent. Oenpelli police were last night on standby, waiting to hear back from Maningrida officers, who have carriage of the incident. Manggabor creek flows close to the tiny outstation and into the Liverpool River. Last night Arnhem Land residents were deeply upset and apprehensive and said they were waiting on news from police. Im in Maningrida and I tell you right now there is a very heavy feeling in the community! All youth events have been cancelled due to the very distressing news, said Noeletta Gamanydjan McKenzie on Facebook. It is not the first time a child has been killed in the region. In 2006 an eight-year-old girl from an outstation was killed by a 5m saltwater crocodile as she fished with her family on the Blythe River between Maningrida and Ramingining. There have been at least 14 fatal croc attacks in the Territory since 1975. Saturday Extra NETTA is an Aquarian thanks to a hat and a shoe box. Shewas born in 1929 at a guess. A missionarys guess. The Millnerwomanwas stolen fromhermotherwhen she was about five. MORE: Page26 Hundreds turned up at the Catholic church in Alice Springs to farewell Greg Crowe, who was killed in a crash in Darwin last week Full house for farewell By CAMERON BOON in Alice Springs IT was standing room only at the Alice Springs Catholic church yesterday as mourners farewelled Greg Crowe. Hundreds arrived at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, spilling out of the back and side doors, for the funeral of the principal of Santa Teresas Ltyentye Apurte Catholic School, who was killed in a car crash in Darwin last week. Bishop Eugene Hurley conducted the mass, saying Mr Crowe had inspired countless people in the Territory. Mr Crowes son, Jonno Crowe, said seeing hundreds celebrate his fathers life made him even more proud. Jonno said his father was always the parent who was cheering the loudest. Ive had so many people from basketball who I havent talked to in years come up or call me saying how much of a good bloke he was, he said. I dont mean to base this all on sport but those were your proudest moments for me. Bishop Hurley, Jonno and brother-in-law Garry Lambert recalled Mr Crowes terrible jokes but all said they missed them dearly. Even when I was young, he would be out there telling countless jokes and laughing while everybody else in the room would be saying aw come on, Greg, Jonno said. I miss your smile, Dad, I miss your laughter and most of all, Ill miss you forever, Dad. I love you, Dad. New pilot boat stuck in the mud By MEAGAN DILLON THE TERRITORYS brand new $1.7 million pilot boat has run aground in Darwin Harbour within its first 24 hours. The Chinese-built Lamaroo, which is to ferry pilots to LNG ships, ran aground on a mudbank surrounded by a rocky reef north of Wickham Point about 11.10am yesterday. Darwin Port Corporation spokeswoman Melissa Reiter said unusually low tides thanks to the recent eclipse were to blame. The grounding occurred in abnormally low tidal conditions, she said. The low tide at 1.34pm today was just 0.1m. As the waters rose in the afternoon, the pilot boat was floated off and towed in to Fort Hill Wharf. As a precaution we used a work boat to guide it in, Ms Reiter said. We havent yet assessed the propellors or engine but theres no damage to the hull. Ms Reiter said the boat would be assessed over the next couple of days. The Port Corporation is investigating.

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