Sunday Territorian 11 Dec 2011
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www.sundayterritorian.com.au Sunday, December 11, 2011. Sunday Territorian. 9 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:11-DGE:9 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Fannie Bay Christmas Radiance C Let us de-stress you and sooth away your tension Relax with our Aromatherapy Back Massage followed by a cleansing Crystal Salt Back Scrub Rejuvenate with a heavenly Radiance C Facial and a Moisturising Eye Treatment Indulge in a glorious massage of arms, feet and scalp and let the world melt away A special gift price of $210 (normal cost $300) 9/9 Fannie Bay Place, Fannie Bay Shopping Centre T: 8981 7400 or book online www.fanniebay.ellabache.com.au 1 0 1 0 2 8 8 Customers pay price POWER and Water Corporation customers in Darwin and Palmerston couldnt pay their bills in stores for two hours yesterday. The stores in Darwins Mitchell Centre and the Palmerston Shopping Centre had communication issues and closed early. Spokeswoman Lorraine Hook said the stores will be open as usual tomorrow. sundayterritorian.com.au NEWS Runner calls for inquiry By NICOLE COX A PAINSTAKINGLY penned plea has been made by a Kimberley Ultramarathon burns victim from her hospital bed. With hands so severely burned they now resemble claws, Kate Sanderson this week used her disfigured fingers to type the heartwrenching email, calling for a State Government inquiry into the 100km outback footrace in which she narrowly escaped death by wildfire. The race was held on El Questro Station, west of Kununurra, and Ms Sanderson and fellow victim Turia Pitt were flown to Darwin in critical conditions before being sent south for treatment. The letter, emailed to WA Tourism Minister Kim Hames policy advisers on Thursday, called on the minister a doctor himself to investigate the events that have had the Melburnian, 35, in hospital since September. I have had more than 10 operations, over 100 needles, shaved head, facial scars, deformed fingers, soon to have partial foot amputation and endured countless days of pain, she wrote. I believe I have a right to know the exact circumstances around this event and the only way to do that is via a formal inquiry. The following day, Dr Hames said there was no avenue for an inquiry into the event because the organisers, Racing The Planet, was Hong Kong-based and the WA Government had no jurisdiction. Humpty Doo Fire Stations Santa (aka Cameron Morris) and Bloo delivered the Christmas spirit to rural residents in their 1930s vintage fire truck yesterday Picture: PATRINA MALONE Santa braves the heat to do the Doo By ELLIE TURNER CHRISTMAS in the Top End cant be pleasant for a bearded bloke in a fluffy suit. But Santa braved the blistering heat for a bunch of rural kids yesterday. He didnt melt thanks to a large Esky full of lemonade and ice on the annual festive tour atop Dennis the fire truck of Christmas past. The jolly fat man was chauffeured at the head of the Humpty Doo Fire Brigades parade down the Arnhem Highway spreading lol lies and good cheer. And the big man said: Its a great way for me to nip around the Doo and check up on the kids while helping the firies who do a marvellous job. Elves estimated the big fella was able to catch up with about 650 local kids. The fully restored 1930s vintage fire truck was escorted by eight of its contemporary cousins. Brigade Captain Damien Shaw said: Out here in the rural area, its all about the community getting together and helping each other out. 1200 kids party down ABOUT 1200 children gathered yesterday for probably the NTs biggest Christmas party. The Palmerston Shopping Centre Variety Special Childrens Christmas Party at the Darwin Convention Centre was entertained by The Toads. The children were nominated by their doctors, hospitals and other professional carers. 2m croc in suburbs A CROC has been spotted in a suburban Darwin creek. Wildlife rangers are chasing a two-metre saltie at the mouth of Rapid Creek, which was reported to them at the end of last week. A trap has been set.