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The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Feb 2012



The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Feb 2012

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2 NT NEWS. Wednesday, February 22, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 2 -F E B -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K 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: 13 AMUM allegedly blew six times the legal limit with her infant daughter in the car WORLD: 14 A FIVE-year-old who believes he is a girl trapped in a boys body tried to cut off his genitals ENTERTAINMENT: 22 MARK Chopper Read (pictured) responds to a Twitter impersonator who ridiculed celebrities BUSINESS: 27 THE Territorys most glamorous mining project is in crisis. Wicking ..........................10 Your say .........................10 National .........................13 World ..............................14 Entertainment .............18 Movies ............................18 Business ........................21 Comics ............................33 Television ......................33 Classifieds .....................39 Shares ............................31 Weather .........................55 Racing liftout ...............19 Sport ...............................56 Speedcameras NTPolice speed camerasmay be in the followingareas today: DARWIN: Bagot Rd; Dick Ward Drive; Stuart Highway; Totem Rd. NORTHERN SUBURBS: Lakeside Drive; Dalwood Cresent; Parer Drive; Vanderlin Drive. PALMERSTON: Stuart Highway; Temple Tece; Tulagi Rd; Maurice Tce. RURAL: Anglesey Rd; Cox Peninsular Rd; Stuart Hwy; Noonamah; Virginia Rd. 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. Super7s Tuesday21-2-2012 DrawNo.940 13 19 41 31 45 6 14 9 28SUPPS Total prizepool: $4.5m TheNTNewshas taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause. Caught! Angler: Sol Bannura Fish: finny skad Where: South Gutter MOREFISHING: 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. It is fair to say, I think, using the words of one of my fellow elected members, he has embarrassed council GEOFF CARTER Tells theABC his boss RobertMacleod should resign after being found guilty of assault. He does a lot for the community, hes very professional and he has been a great support tome ROBERTMACLEOD ThePalmerstonmayor pays tribute to his deputy Geoff Carter last year I was probably in my bedroom GEOFF CARTER Confirms police are investigating himover claims of public nudity Deputy mayor in nudity probe EXCLUSIVE By CONORBYRNE Local Government Reporter PALMERSTONS deputy mayor and founding bandmaster of the Australian Army Band Darwin is under police investigation for nudity on his property. Mayor hopeful and Warrant Officer class 1 Geoff Carter, 65, confirmed to the NT News that police had questioned him. Two girls aged under 18 said they had seen him naked on his property while they were walking to school. The girls said they had seen him nude on many occasions in the past 18 months. They only recognised who it was when they saw him speaking on Channel 9 News immediately after Palmerston Mayor Robert Macleod was found guilty of three counts of aggravated assault. We understand, yes its private property, but the windows are right there and the lights are on, one of the girls said. Hes just walking around at 6am its disgusting. The youngest girl, aged under 12, said it was the most disgusting thing shed seen in her life. Mr Carter said he was seen naked only in his house. He said the nudity was not of a sexual nature. Ive only spoken to (police) with regards to something within my house, he said. I was probably in my bedroom. It was absolutely not (of a sexual nature), Im 65 years old. No. Palmerston Police Station Senior Sergeant Wayne Jenkinson told the NT News in a written statement: Police can confirm they have received a complaint. Investigations are continuing. Mr Carter made an unsuccessful bid to take over as mayor last night after Mr Macleod resigned. He nominated for the acting mayors position but failed to get a vote from his fellow aldermen, who instead installed Graeme Chin until the March poll. Robert Macleod outside the Palmerston council offices where he announced he would resign Picture: JUSTIN SANSON Macleod steps down ... but for how long? By CONOR BYRNE PALMERSTON Mayor Robert Macleod will leave his job on Friday afternoon. But he may stand again for council, if not jailed on Monday for three counts of aggravated assault. The 53-year-old mayor broke down last night during a council meeting adjournment when he spoke to the press. It is a great disappointment to me, the last five years has probably been the best time of my life, he said. Its disappointing to go out this way but its whats best for the community and best for the council, and that is what is very important to me. Thank you very much and I hope Im not letting (the community) down. Later, when asked if he would stand again in next months elections, he said he would think about it. I dont know, Ill have a look, he told the NT News. Ive had a fair flogging from a lot of people, and I think unfairly, a lot of damage has been done to my fam ily, so I need to sit, get over Monday first of all, whatever way that goes, and then sit back and have a look at it. Its the best city and community in Australia, so why wouldnt you want this job? The council voted Graeme Chin acting mayor until the March 24 election. Crown prosecutor Amanda Nobbs said on Friday that the guilty verdict should trigger a mandatory prison sentence because Mr Macleod caused harm when he struck his neighbour across the back with the golf club and shoved a pregnant woman in October. The argument was about dogs in the neighbours yard. Mayor hopeful and deputy mayor Geoff Carter nominated himself last night but no aldermen voted for him. Mr Carter said he nominated to let them know that I was going to be a contender. Mr Macleod was hugged by aldermen Pete Davies and Rebecca Forrest before council resumed business for the evening. Mr Macleod has been mayor for almost five years.