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The Northern Territory news Mon 12 Dec 2011



The Northern Territory news Mon 12 Dec 2011

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2 NT NEWS. Monday, December 12, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 2 -D E C -2 0 1 1 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: 9 The hunt for one of NSWs most wanted men continues to be hampered by poor weather WORLD: 11 A UN climate conference has reached agreement on a farreaching program ENTERTAINMENT: 15 Matt Passmore has put his personal life on hold because of his hectic filming schedule BUSINESS: 33 THE Australian share market is expected to open strongly higher today Wicking ..........................28 Your say .........................29 National ........................... 9 World .............................. 11 Entertainment ............. 15 Movies ............................37 Business ........................33 Comics ............................27 Television ......................16 Mega crossword .......... 27 Classifieds .....................34 Weather .........................39 Racing liftout .........19-22 Speedcameras NT Police speed cameras may be in these areas today: DARWIN: Bagot Rd; Daly St; Mitchell St; Stuart Highway. NORTHERN SUBURBS: McMillans Rd; Trower Rd; Vanderlin Drive; Yanyula Drive. PALMERSTON: Chung Wah Tce; Stuart Highway; Temple Tce; University Ave. RURAL: Arnhem Highway; Stuart Hwy, Bees Creek; Stuart Hwy, Howard Springs; Whitewood Rd. Are youon the spot? Do you have a news photo or a story tip? If so, we want 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 not more than five megabytes. MondayMoney CHRISTMAS is all about festive joy and fiscal stress. So its time to make the most of the last 12 days before Christmas. MOREPAGE33 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. Andrew Bolt ITS the Case of Conroys Curious Tears and how tragically easy it is to become an overnight hero of the Left.Stephen Conroy is the Gillard governments Communications Minister. MOREPAGE14 Police hunt for trio DETAILS about the suspects involved in an alleged assault and mugging in Darwin city on Saturday morning have been released. Two men and a woman allegedly approached two women in their 20s near the Asti Motel on Smith St. They were said to have stolen a handbag before running to a maroon Holden Commodore station wagon on Peary St, where the victims caught up with them. One woman was allegedly punched and another dragged alongside the moving car around the corner to Daly St where she fell. Police are calling for witnesses who may have seen the following people at about 4am. A skinny boy of Aboriginal appearance, about 15 years old, about 152cm tall, dark hair, wearing a dark blue shirt with an image or writing on it, dark blue baggy three-quarter length jeans, chunky white sneakers and white cap with black stripes. Another skinny boy, Aboriginal appearance, about 15, about 163cm high, wearing a white singlet, three-quarter-length dark blue baggy shorts and short brown hair. A large woman of islander appearance, about 167cm tall, with long brown hair. Swag of arrests in festive crackdown By SARAH CRAWFORD The community is our eyes and ears over the festive period ALICE SPRINGS police made 39 arrests in 24 hours at the weekend as part of their crackdown on violence and anti-social behaviour in the Red Centre this summer. Police made up to two arrests every hour between Saturday 7am and Sunday 7am. Sixteen were arrested for drink-driving including one woman who had a blood alcohol content of .217 more than four times the legal limit to drive. Five were arrested for aggravated assault, one for causing serious harm and six for breach of bail The remainder were arrested for breaching their domestic violence orders, being on warrants or drugrelated offences. Superintendent Matt Hollamby said the scary part was that those arrests did not include people put into protective custody for being drunk or issued with a notice to appear in court. The weekend arrests were because police numbers have been boosted in Central Australia as part of Operation Shiloh, which is targeting alcohol misuse, anti-social behaviour and drink driving. Police are working hard throughout the Territory in an attempt to crack down on road trauma and criminal and anti-social behaviour. I believe with these targeted operations, we will be able to do just that, Supt Hollamby said. I urge anyone that may witness suspicious, antisocial and criminal behav iour including drink-drivers, to report it directly to police on 131 444. The community is our eyes and ears over the festive period. Rusty home after desert ordeal Rusty the red heeler is reunited with Merv, 5, Ned, 7, and Matthew Johnson of Humpty Doo - they had written him off after he disappeared 1000km from home Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD By CONOR BYRNE A PET dog who disappeared off the back of a truck 1000km from home has survived seven months in the Territory Outback before being reunited with his owners. Five-year-old Merv Johnson from Humpty Doo thought his beloved Rusty, 4, had died when he was suddenly gone. The red heeler had unclip ped his leash and jumped off the tray of the family truck near Ti Tree on the Stuart Hwy 1088km from home during the trip back from hunting in Alice Springs last Easter. Unaware, the Johnson family continued their journey home. Rusty survived the harsh conditions under a demountable at an unmanned power station just outside Ti Tree. Power and Water worker Bill Blain from Alice Springs found Rusty at the start of November and took him to the dog ranger, who identified his address. Mervs dad, Matthew, , 35, couldnt believe his ears when he got a phone call to say Rusty was alive. We had written him off, the carpenter said. Mervs grandparents in Tennant Creek drove down to collect Rusty when they heard the news and Merv was in for a surprise reunion when he thought he was just going to visit the relatives. As soon as Rusty was out of the shed he ran straight up to Merv, Mr Johnson said. Merv was blown away, at first he couldnt talk. It definitely pays to microchip. Mr Johnson said Rusty may have jumped off the tray to chase another dog. Hell get out of any knot you can tie, he said. Workers attacked by gang of sniffers CONTRACTORS on a remote island were attacked with rocks when they tried to stop youths stealing paint to sniff. The youths were allegedly demanding tins of paint from workers in Galiwinku on Elcho Island, 515km east of Darwin, on Thursday. Remote Sergeant Josef Hart said the group were known substance abusers and called on builders to hide volatile substances. The youths apparently used a bolt cutter to break in. Rocks were thrown into living quarters and a truck windscreen smashed. It is a very sad thing that these young people dont care that this behaviour is incredibly dangerous and will ultimately be fatal if they continue down this path, Sgt Hart said.

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