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The Centralian advocate Tue 7 Aug 2012



The Centralian advocate Tue 7 Aug 2012


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 66 no. 22

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2 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 7 -A U G -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K A: Because there are still products that are a fair bit cheaper per standard drink than full-strength beer. Two pubs continue to sell take-away cask wine and at least one sells cheap forti ed wine. If extremely low-priced grog is not available, many problem drinkers will shift to less damaging beer as the cheapest drink. Many did so in 2006 when the Licensing Commission put limits on when and how much cask and forti ed wine could be bought and they will do it again with a regulated oor price. PAAC: Peoples Alcohol Action Coalition www.paac.org.au Q: If Alice Springs supermarkets already have a voluntary oor price and dont sell cask wine or cheap port and sherry, why do we still need government regulation? 1 0 1 3 3 0 3 Invitation to Interested Parents The Alice Springs Steiner School would like to invite you to attend a SCHOOL TOUR on Wednesday, 8th of August 2012 at 8.45am Lot 9523 Ragonesi Road This tour is for parents interested in either Early childhood or Primary years education. Visit the classrooms, chat with the teachers, connect with Rudolf Steiners ideas and nd out how this education system is helping develop academic, creative and con dent children. This invitation is open to all members of the Alice Springs Community. Open for Enrolments To make a Booking call or email :- Phone 8953 4578 or Email: of ce@alicesteiner.nt.edu.au by COB Tuesday, the 7th of August 2012. V IS U A L DRAW: 3239 SUPER 66: 6, 9, 5, 0, 8, 7 43, 39, 19, 20, 37,16 Supps: 3, 27 OPINION TV GUIDE COMICS CENTRE SERVICES SOCIAL CLASSIES 16 17 22 SPORT 256 11 15 SUNDAY 87 87 87 87 B at h St COLES COMPLEX WOOLWORTHS Target K m a rt Subway To dd S t Gregory Tce Gregory Tce B lo om W ill sh ire S t B at h S t Skinner St Stuart Tce Royal Flying Doctor Service St ua rt H w y St ua rt H w y Olive Pink Flora Gardens Desert Rose Inn Aurora Alice Springs Alices Secret Travellers Inn mens Fame Alice Springs Resort Anzac Hill Lookout AnzacSmi th S t Anzac Park Le ic hh ar dt T ce Le ic hh ar dt T ce To dd M al l Stott Tce Tce S tur Wills Tce Wills Tce Undoolya Road To dd R iv er To dd R iv er yder St M ue lle r S t Li nd sa y A ve Stur Alice Lodge Backpackers Hawk ins C t N icker Cres Pedler Ave Ge e St Ashwin Kidm an St Elder St W ilkinson St Stokes St McDonald St Whittaker St Ghan Road Railway Station Best Western Elkira Court Bojangles Yarabah Ct Alice Springs Hospital Espie St Larapinta Dr Parsons St Parsons St R ai lw ay T ce H ar tle y St Post Offi ce Police Alice Springs Reptile Centre To dd M al l Todd Tavern Montes G ap R oa dG ru n d y S t Gason St B lo om ld S t Tuncks Rd y All Seasons Annies Place Traeger Park Bagot St S ou th T ce G ap R oa d M iln er R d Pr ic e St Kidm an St Elder St R o Olive Pink Botanic Garden Hill R oad KFC Hungry Jacks Ba rr et t D riv H ar tle y St GD McGees Cinema A ra lu e n A rt C e n tre S tu a rt C a ra va n P a rk Toddys Backpackers Heavitree Gap Lodge Wintersun van Park Town Council & Library Car Wash Memo Club 24 Hour Store Centrelink RSL Club Club Eastside G ille n C lu b East Side Shops Caltex Shell S h e ll MCDONALDS The Residency Airport 15km BP Telegraph Station Gap View Hotel Subw Red Rooster To We Rock Bar Old jail Uncles Tavern Town & Country Tavern Tennant Creek Darwin Uluru Adelaide Car Wash YHA Rockys Pizza Westpac ANZ NABCBA Courts Yeperenye Shopping Centre Alice Plaza Bank SA Chemist Chemist Chemist Budget car hire Central Car Rentals Thrifty Northside shops Lasseters Casino & Convention Centre Golf Course Crown Plaza Alice in the Territory Hotel B at h St H ar tle y St Bendigo Bank Australian Central Hertz Sto tt Tc e Pioneer Park Racecourse Jaycar A lice S p rin g s D e se rt P a rk ALICE TODAY min 3 max 27 Fine mSm han Ghan oRoRoadad SEND US YOUR UPCOMING EVENTS, NEWS & PICTURES Got something newsworthy? Send it to us at: ceneditorial@aliceadvocate.com.au (All inclusions at Editor's discretion) WEDNESDAY min 6 max 29 Fine min 5 max 24 Fine ULURU: Today min 3 max 27 Wed min 7 max 29 Thu min 7 max 29. TENNANT CREEK: Today min 13 max 28 Wed min 13 max 29 Thu min 14 max 31. AROUND ALICE F o r l o c a l s a n d v i s i t o r s WHO TO CALL Police, Fire, Ambulance: Emergencies only dial 000 Alice Springs Police: 131 444 Ambulance: 8959 6600 Fire & Rescue Service: 8951 6688 Alice Springs Hospital: 8951 7777 Power and Water (emergency number): 1800 245 090 RSPCA: 8953 4430 Alice Springs Town Council: 8950 0500 THURSDAY M lle SS GET MOVING YMCA TODAY: Zumba 6:30pm WED: Bodypump 6am and 6:30pm THU: Body Balance 9am and 6:30pm Traeger Ave Helm House Crackers Lounge McDDoonaldMcDDoononald SENIORS YOGA Satyam Kutir Yoga Studio 2 Crispe St TUE: 3:45pm yder St yder St Li n LiLi ninn dd inn ddsds a ds a Li n Li ndd saa y y y AAA v A vv A vve SOUNDS OF STARLIGHT TONIGHT: 8pm, Didgeridoo outback show, Todd Mall Call 8953 0826 BINGO Monte's Lounge and Restaurant THU: 7:30pm Hawk ins C Hawk ins C t ck N ickker Cre Cres er er Cre Cre CresAshwAsAsAsAshwinAshwin G ille CULTURE & CRAFTS CONNECT Central Craft Studios WED: 10am to 3pm. Contact Carmel Ryan on 8952 4417 AQUATIC FITNESS CLASS Lasseters Hotel Casino Pool WED: 5.30pm THU: 9.30am OliOliOliOli BotBootaaBota Ba rr etre t re tt D riv Ba rr etre t re tt Dt D riv WOMEN IN BUSINESS Crowne Plaza WED: from 9am RddRdd yyy tel 89 Al 89 Po (e 18 RS Al To OVER 50s GOLF Alice Springs Golf Club THU: 10am Contact J Dowson on 8952 3344 UndoolUndooly R YOGA FOR MOTHERS 47 Coolibah Crescent WED: from 10am ATTENTION TOURISTS Pop in to the acclaimed Visitor Centre to fi nd out all you know about the Red Centre Call 1800 645 199 e B lo om B lo om d ld S d ld S tSt Pioneer Park DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES Blatherskite Park THU: 6:30pm Call 0437046986 Whitta Whittakekeker Sr St DRUMBEAT Helm House, Bath Street THU: 5:15pm Chifl ey 8887 Larapinta DrDr LIVE MUSIC The Rock Bar TUE: Tanya from Lacuna Style from 8pm WED: Damo Armstrong from 8pm THU: Toby Robinson from 9pm er HEALTH STORYTIME Alice Springs Public Library TUE: 10.15am tuur S t S tutur R o R o R o GA FOR MOTHERS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ELECTION FORUM Charles Darwin University Lecture Theatre TUE: from 6pm 8952 4377 GardGardens urur SStur G GardennGardGardens PILATES & YOGA Cnr Undoolya/Lindsay Ave WEEKDAYS: Pilates 6pm SAT: 10am WED: Yoga 6pm Call 0419 354 263 Farewell old friend of Alice THE former Alice Springs Town Crier, Russell Bear Ward, has died. Alice Springss enthusiastic former town crier died in the early hours of Saturday in Wollongong, NSW. Bear represented Alice Springs in the national town crier competitions on numerous occasions and was well known as one of the towns Santas. He moved to Wollongong last year after 22 years in the Alice. Olympics in the bush n From Page 1 Classmates comment on each others posts, encouraging and promoting the Olympic message, Citius, Altius, Fortius (faster, higher, stronger) and reinforcing the schools wellbeing program, You Can Do It!. The Bush Olympics links the school community the Kulgera Cougars, Ross River Roos, Barkly Tableland Magpies, Jervois Juggernauts and the Quartz Hill Queens as everyone comes together with a common goal of achieving their per sonal best and going for gold. Comments include: Ti Tree Team: In the Bush Olympics we aim to have fun and join in and to encourage everyone to do well. Allambi Bulls: We are fast, ready and going for the Gold! Watch out ASSOA Bush Olympics. ASSOA principal Belinda Pearson said: The technology used enables children to interact across distance and the engagement of the schools community . . . is testament to the spirit of the bush. US buys rail assets A 1941 photo of a cattle train in the middle of the railyards n From Page 1 Concerns over the increase in rail traffic and its effect on Alice Springs were raised last year by Alice Springs Town Council, when trains were cutting off east and west-bound traffic across the Stuart Highway. The public debate led to the NT Government investigating the feasibility of building a rail overpass on Larapinta Drive, near the Stuart HighwayLarapinta Drive intersection. Protesters in Alice Springs have also voiced concerns about the transportation of uranium oxide and copper concentrate from BHP Billitons Olympic Dam Mine in South Australia through Alice Springs to Darwin. Olympic Dam is set to be one of the largest open-cut uranium mines in the world. The protesters say extra trains, as a result of the mine expansion, would increase the risk of derailments and accidents, and also threatens the health of people living around the railyards in Alice Springs. Genesee & Wyoming Incorporated predicts its new annual revenue will be about $1.4 billion, a revenue comparable with that of one of Australias largest power companies, Country Energy. Genesee & Wyoming Incorporated employs 4300 people across its businesses in the US, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium.