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The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012



The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

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14 NT NEWS. Saturday, February 25, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 5 -F E B -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 4 C O L O R : C M Y K www.growingnt.nt.gov.au Call for employers to participate - Reinvent Your Career recruitment expo Expressions of interest are being sought from local employers to participate in the upcoming Reinvent Your Career recruitment expo in Brisbane on 24 & 25 March 2012. You can take part by: www.theterritory.com.au t: 1800 006 282 Do you have time to spare? Then you have time to care. Volunteers are always needed to assist with the Palliative Care program. Their friendship and support is a great comfort to patients and staff. No experience necessary as training is provided. For further details, or an introductory pack, please contact: Cheryl Nash Volunteer Coordinator, Royal Darwin Hospital Phone: 8922 7962 www.healthynt.nt.gov.au Credit crisis bites into tooth fairy loot NEW YORK: The slump has hit the tooth fairy. A Delta Dental Plans Association poll shows that kids got on average $2.10 after leaving a lost tooth, down 42c from the $2.52 they got per tooth in 2010. The tooth fairy may be instituting some austerity measures, Delta said. Manning yet to plead FORTMEADE, Maryland: Bradley Manning declined to enter a plea yesterday after hewas formally charged with 22 counts of leaking confidential US diplomatic andmilitary cables toWikiLeaks. Manning has until the start of his court martial to decidewhether or not to plead guilty. Army Colonel Denise Lind, themilitary judge in the case, has not yet set a date for the trial. Manning also deferred a decision onwhether to be tried by amilitary judge or amilitary jury. WORLD l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 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 Is Lord Lucans time up? LONDON: An antiques dealer has found a clue to themystery of Lord Lucan, who vanished after themurder of his childrens nanny in 1974. Cedrick Lincoln haswhat he claimsmust be Lucans watch, which contains a 1967 inscription to the fallen aristocrat and is understood to have come from South Africa long thought the elusive lords hiding place. Mr Lincoln bought it last week from another dealer for $7300. BritishMP charged over brawl LONDON: British MP Eric Joyce, 51, was charged yesterdaywith common assault after an alleged fight in a House of Commons bar. Themember for Falkirk, in Scotland, had already been suspended by the opposition Labour Party until the investigationwas completed. The Sun newspaper reports police had to wait 13 hours for him to sober up for questioning. He is alleged to have attacked Tory MP Stuart Andrew, two other Conservative MPs and two Tory aides. Killer walks free Judge stops Watson trial BIRMINGHAM, Alabama: A teary Gabe Watson has left a free man from an Alabama court after a judge ended his murder trial before a single defence witness was called. Judge Tommy Nails surprise decision yesterday was the end of Watsons eight-year battle on two continents to clear himself against claims he murdered his bride, Tina Thomas Watson, while scuba diving in the Coral Sea, off Queensland, on their 2003 honeymoon. Prosecutors cant appeal the ruling. We are stunned, shocked, lead prosecutor Don Valeska said. Im sick to my stomach. Watson claimed his wife, 26, an inexperienced diver, got into trouble and he swam to get help rather than stay with her. She was found dead on the sea floor. He served 18 months in jail in Queensland after pleading guilty in 2009 to involuntary manslaughter. The 34-year-old, who faced life in prison if found guilty of the murder for financial gain charge, wept when Judge Nail set him free. Watson hugged his lawyers then walked towards his new wife, Kim, for a long embrace. His mother, Glenda, collapsed. Watson did not talk to the media, but his jubilant father David told reporters: Im just so relieved. Hopefully, he can put his life back together. Aussies elect to stay in Bali jail Scott Rush KEROBOKAN, BALI: The 12 Australians held at Balis Kerobokan jail insist they want to stay, despite being given the chance to leave after days of unrest. Convicted drug courier Scott Rush, one of the Bali Nine, was the only Aussie evacuated on Thursday night. He was taken to a Denpasar police station where he met Australian officials, but later returned to the jail. The rest of the Bali Nine, Schapelle Corby and Darwins Graeme Pollock insisted on staying put. Disabled people clash with police officers during a protest to demand equal rights and more benefits for people with disabilities in La Paz, Bolivia, yesterday Syrian bid to crush rebels BEIRUT: Syrian forces have bombarded parts of the central city of Homs for the 20th day in a bid to crush rebel fighters, opposition activists say. The European Union was preparing new sanctions against the regime of President Bashar al Assad, and representatives from more than 60 countries and multilateral organisations were to meet at the Friends of Syria conference in Tunis yesterday. Activists said Assad forces nationwide had killed 47 in the past day.