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The Centralian advocate Tue 28 Feb 2012



The Centralian advocate Tue 28 Feb 2012


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 66 no. 79

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2 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 8 -F E B -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K DRAW: 3193 SUPER 66: 1, 9, 0, 9, 7, 1 14, 30, 19, 18, 12, 38 Supps: 29, 42 LOTTO OPINION TV GUIDE COMICS CENTRE SERVICES SOCIAL CLASSIES 20 22 24 INDEX SPORT 286 14 18 ALS CONSTRUCTION SITE MANAGEMENT CARPENTRY DINGO HIRE W. A. WALKER PH: 0419 033 139 EMAIL: ALPAT1@ADAM.COM.AU 2 8 3 5 0 2 /1 2 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 H on g St B lo om fi e ld S t W ill sh ire S t G eo rg e Cr es B at h S t Skinner St Stuart Tce Royal Flying Doctor Service St ua Te le gr ap h Tc e St ua rt H w y Olive Pink Flora Reserve Gardens Desert Rose Inn Aurora Alice Springs Alices Secret Travellers Inn Pioneer Womens Hall of 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 turt Tce Chew ings S t Wills Tce Wills Tce Undoolya Road U ndoo lya Mills St Lindsay A ve wn tery dd R iv er To dd R iv er To dd R iv er yder St M ue lle r S t Li nd sa y A ve Sturt Tce Alice Lodge Backpackers Gillen Park Hawk ins C t Ave Park A shw in S t Kidm an St W ilkinson St Co ls on S t Stokes St McDonald St ker St W hi tt ak er S t Road Railway Station Best Western Elkira Court Bojangles Yarabah Ct Alice Springs Hospital 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 d Kirk P l G ru n d y S t Gason St B lo om Tuncks Rd The Fairway St A nd re w s 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 oss P ark Olive Pink Hill R oad KFC Hungry Jacks 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 Caravan Park Town Council & Library Car Wash Memo Club 24 Hour Store Centrelink RSL Club Club Eastside G ille n C lu b Shops Caltex Shell S h e ll MCDONALDS The Residency Haven Resort Airport 15km legraph Station Gap View Hotel ay Red Rooster To West McDonnell Ranges 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 Tce Pioneer Park Racecourse Jaycar A lice S p rin g s D e se rt P a rk ALICE TODAY min 23 max 32 Shower or storm mSm 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 22 max 25 Rain periods, storms min 20 max 24 Rain periods, storms ULURU: Today min 23 max 29 Wed min 17 max 26 Thu min 15 max 23. TENNANT CREEK: Today min 24 max 34 Wed min 21 max 30 Thu min 22 max 28. 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 ayayay LIVE MUSIC The Rock Bar Tonight 8pm Dom Costello. Wed 8pm Roby the Wonderful. Thurs 9pm Leon Spurling. GardenGardGardens dd R iv er dd R iv erer ydeyde GGGG ATTENTION TOURISTS Pop in to the acclaimed Visitor Centre to fi nd out all you need to know about the Red Centre. Call 1800 645 199. uncks Rd uncks Rd TRIVIA NIGHT Memo Club free trivia night every Wednesday from 6pm. Members Badge Draw every Thursday from 6.30pm. Parkk Par Park A shhww in S A shhww in w in S tCANOE POLO Wednesday 6pm Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre. Ph 8953 3866. B lo om B lo om Pioneer Park AQUA CLASSES Weekdays. Active in Alice program. Free. Alice Springs Aquatic Centre. Ph 8953 4633. mimi oCo McDonald SMcDonald SSt kekeker Sr St W hi W hi S DANCE CLASSES Beginner/open contemporary dance classes Thursday 6:30pm Alice Springs Youth Centre. Ph: 0410 487 896. W ill sh ire t S W ill sh ire S AAnnies Annies SOCIAL SALSA Thursday 7pm, Gap View Hotel. t StSt t Stt OliOliOliOli SENIORS MEETING Today 5.30pm Memo Club. Contact Jan Dowson on 8952 3344. TcTcTce WHO TO CALL EXHIBITION LAUNCH Wednesday 11am, Martin Shaw's 3 Well Known Australians. Alice Springs Public Library Ph: 8950 0555. TcTcTce A v A v A vee SOUNDS OF STARLIGHT Tonight 8pm Didgeridoo Outback Show, Tood Mall. Ph: 8953 0826. TINY TOTS FUN TIME Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am, kids up to 4 years. Alice Springs Youth Centre. Ph. 8952 1649. More parking in hospital plans AN additional 225 car parks will be established at the hospital as part of its $24.7 million redevelopment. But the Alice Springs Town Council says a multi-level car park is the best long-term option. Council originally voiced its concerns that the hospitals redevelopment did not cater adequately for medium to long-term parking. Department of Health spokeswoman Sharon Hutton said: The (car park) design chosen was assessed as being the best value-for-money option available within the budget of the project. Feedback from a range of stakeholders on the design of the car park, including the ASTC, was taken into consideration. Council CEO Rex Mooney said council was pleased with an extra 225 spaces but he said: Council believes the best long-term solution is a multi-storey car park at the hospital site. The total car parks available, once the redevelopment is complete, will be 684. It is understood the additional parking spaces will be located at OLSH Traeger campus and the Womens Pioneer Hall of Fame. Erin Jones A good sport and great mate will be missed n From page 1 The weekends games were an unprecedented show of sportsmanship: Dingo Cubs and Memo Rovers B-grade cricket teams cheered each other on throughout the day and Central Australian Rugby Union paid tribute by letting everyone in free of charge. Memo Rovers A, B and C grade teams and Dingo Cubs also paid tribute with a minutes silence and the wearing of black arm bands. Chapmans mate, and Dingo Cubs new coach, Aaron Blacker said Harley was a valuable member of the sporting community. Blacker said: He was always available. Even if he had just knocked off from work, he was still down at training every Tuesday and Thursday and last week he was just going to play the first half and then go to work at 8pm, but we were struggling for numbers so he called in sick before the game. He was a Cubbie at heart. He would rather miss a day at work and play for the Cubs than play for half, run away from us and let us down. I did the speech in the change room after his first game and said once a Cubbie, always a Cubbie, despite also playing for Warriors for a number of years. Its really sad for the club. Last week we had a minutes silence for Allen Wal Scollen, who weve had on our collar 10 years after he died, and now a minutes silence this week for Harley. Memo Bulls rugby league and Memo Rovers teammate Matt Paterson-Nicolai said Chapman would be dearly missed. He said: Harley was a great bloke. He was always cracking jokes and making people smile. In situations like this, everyone needs someone like Harley. Everyone who played for him showed a lot of guts on Saturday and the black armbands and a minutes silence was really nice. On Sunday at the Memo Bulls sign-on day, we hung a photo of him on the wall and celebrated his life. Chapman will not just be missed by teammates, but also by his workmates at the Alice Springs Correctional Centre. ASCC superintendent Bill Carroll said: Staff of the Alice Springs Correctional Centre were saddened to hear of the passing of prison officer Harley Chapman at the weekend. Our thoughts and prayers are firmly with his family at this tragic time. Harley was a well-liked and much respected member of the correctional staff at ASCC and had a bright future as an officer within the NT Correctional Services. He will be sadly missed by his colleagues and friends. A meet and greet for Mr Chapmans family, and a fundraising event to help his family with any expenses, will be held at the Prison Officers Social Club on Larapinta Drive tomorrow at 4pm. Alice flood warning issued Troy Walsh Greg Buxton ALICE Springs is set to endure more weather extremes with the weather bureau issuing a flood-threat warning for the district over the following week. Senior forecaster Graeme King said yesterday: A thickening cloud band will bring rain and storms over the next week. This is a big event and will bring 100mm to 200mm of rain. The heavier falls will be on Tuesday night, Wednesday and Thursday. Isolated storms are forecast to produce up to 60mm of rain. Mr King said: This rain may lead to significant stream rises and localised flooding over the Alice Springs district. The wet week could bring most of Al ice Springs s annual rainfall of 285.6mm in one hit. NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services (PFES) will be keeping a close eye on the developing weather conditions during the week. PFES said if the Todd River does flow, it discouraged people from swimming in it as you dont know what could be in the water. There is lots of danger from debris and the chance of infection from the water. PFES also advised people if they knew they were in a flood-prone area they should take precautions when necessary. This weekends big NAB Cup game between the Adelaide Crows and Brisbane Lions at Traeger Park should go ahead even with heavy rain during the week according to ASTC director of technical services Greg Buxton. Mr Buxton said: The field is quite well drained and unless it is bucketing down on Saturday it will be OK. If it has been raining on Friday night and Saturday, we will assess the field and the playing conditions leading up to the game.