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The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-02-25

Description

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Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/238940

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/629104

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, February 25, 2012. NT NEWS. 3 FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @THENTNEWS P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:25-FGE:3 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Quickweather DARWIN Showers andpossible afternoon storms ALICESPRINGS Afternoon shower or storm MAX 32 MAX 35 FULLWEATHERDETAILS:PAGE55 Crocs close swimming spot TWO saltwater crocodiles have been spotted in Manton Dam. The dam has been closed for swimming and other water-based activities, but is open for land and boat-based fishing. Parks andWildlife senior ranger Peter Kennedy said the crocs had been spotted during a routine survey on Thursday night. We urge the public to be crocwise and keep out of thewater, he said. The crocodile management team would try to catch the salties. Deaf, dumb, blind By SARAH CRAWFORD Hegot no fish and he decided to comehome AN INDUSTRIALLY deaf and drunken fisherman took police on a wobbly pursuit with his 4.6m tinnie in tow. Robert Dougherty, 55, was driving on the wrong side when a police patrol car activated its lights and sirens. After 3km he pulled over and got out of his car, and told the police officers: Im just going out to go fishing. The labourer pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and failing to take a breathtest on the Cox Peninsula Rd in October. His lawyer Gerard Maley told Darwin Magistrates Court that Dougherty was drinking mid-strength beer at the Coolalinga Caravan Park that day when he decided to go fishing. While fishing, he drank a further eight mid-strength beers. He was going to camp that night where he was fishing however, he got no fish and he decided to come home. Mr Maley said. He said Dougherty did not hear the police sirens because he was 75 per cent deaf in the left ear and 50 per cent in the right. And he could not see the police because the boat was extra wide blocking the view of the patrol car. Dougherty admitted he was under the effects of alcohol but failed to take part in a breath test because he could not hear what the officers were saying. Magistrate Michael Carey said Dougherty had five drink-driving convictions. Three were either medium or high-range readings. Mr Carey disqualified him from driving for 18 months and fined him $1200, plus an $80 victims levy. Domonic Poulson, 8, recreates Michelangelos Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco with Hand of Croc at Darwins Crocosaurus Cove Sistine art on a very grand scale By CONOR BYRNE THESE kids are real Territorians they like crocodiles and whip-cracking, and Steve Irwin and collecting cans for cash. Oliver, 6, and brother Dominic Poulson, 8, from Darwin city, are also connoisseurs of fine arts, and recreated Michelangelos Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco Hand of God with 5.2-metre croc Denzel. The Larrakeyah Primary School students posed for Hand of Croc, taken at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin city by their dad Duncan. Oliver is caught up in the Steve Irwin, whip-cracking, croc-catching phenomenon, he told the NT News. But Olivers latest idol is Micks Whips owner Mick Denigan. At the markets he stays there the whole time watching Mick, he said. Oliver went out to Micks 20-acre homestead in Noonamah for his sixth birthday for a tour. And they have kept in touch ever since. Mick has been emailing croc-catching photographs to Oliver, Mr Poulson said. Now hes asking how to become a croc catcher. The boys next adventure is to cash in their wheeliebins full of empty containers theyve found.


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