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The Northern Territory news Fri 9 Dec 2011



The Northern Territory news Fri 9 Dec 2011

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2 NT NEWS. Friday, December 9, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 9 -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: 10 JENNA Donley was among the best and brightest of her class a devoted and talented veterinarian. WORLD: 20 COUNCIL officials seized a pimped-up mobility scooter capable of travelling at 96km/h. ENTERTAINMENT: 36 CHRISTMAS is coming early for Darwin hip-hop fans with Xzibit (pictured) heading to the NT. BUSINESS: 43 AUSTRALIAN shares fell after disappointing jobs data added to an already muted market tone. Wicking ......................... 40 Your say ........................ 40 National .........................10 World ..............................20 Entertainment .............35 Movies ............................37 Business ........................43 Comics ............................39 Television ......................39 Classifieds .................... 44 Careerone ......................45 Weather .........................55 Racing liftout ...............25 GameOn ....................... 48 Speedcameras NT Police speed cameras will be in these areas today: Darwin:Bagot Rd; Daly St; Mitchell St; Stuart Highway. NorthernSuburbs: McMillans Rd; Trower Rd; Vanderlin Drive; Yanyula Drive. Palmerston:Chung Wah Tce; Stuart Highway; Temple Tce; University Ave. Rural:Arnhem Highway; Stuart Highway, Bees Creek; Stuart Highway, 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. Powerball Thursday 8-12-2011 Draw No. 812 28 36 39 26 20 6POWERBALL Total prizepool: $9.6m The NT News has taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause. Fishing THE owner of Sharks Fin City says there are only a few people who know the truth about sharks. MOREPAGE55 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. Stranger danger warning POLICE are warning parents and children of stranger danger after a girl, 11, was stopped by a man in a ute. The girl was walking near the end of a laneway between Finlayson and Standley streets, Gillen, Alice Springs, when an orange ute blocked her path. Senior Sergeant David Richardson said a man in the ute beckoned to the girl. The girl did the right thing and ran from the area and reported the incident straight away, he said. The vehicle has been described to us as being a new model orange ute with flash wheels. The man is described as of Caucasian appearance with brown hair and blue eyes. He was clean-shaven. Police urge parents to tell their children the Four Rs: RECOGNISE the danger; REFUSE any offer; RUN away, and REPORT it to the first person they feel safe with. Anyone with information should phone police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Woman hurt in crash A TRUCK loaded with palm fronds jackknifed after a car allegedly pulled out in front of it yesterday on a busy Top End road. The truck and car collided with such force both vehicles spun. The crash happened on McMillans Rd, Anula, just before 2pm. Police closed the outbound lane for 30 minutes while the wreckage was removed from the scene. Sergeant Shaun Furniss said the silver hatchback, driven by a woman in her 30s, turned left from Tolmer Rd into McMillans Rd. At this stage we believe the truck was travelling along McMillans Rd when the car moved out of Tolmer St into its path, he said. The truck was unable to stop in time and collided with the drivers side of the hatchback, causing both vehicles to spin. The woman was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital with suspected spinal injuries. The 43-year-old truck driver had a cut to his leg. Traffic was diverted down McMillans Service Rd while emergency workers cleared the scene. Dog shot, left to die in dump By DAMIEN McCARTNEY A DOG was found barely alive yesterday after being shot in the head and dumped at a tip. Vets were forced to put the animal down. Doug Corby and Debbie Burfoot, of Girraween, were in shock after the discovery. Im embarrassed to be a human being, Ms Burfoot said. All I can think about all day is this poor dog lying there, tied up in a bag, bleeding to death, and probably suffocating. The young brown crossbreed was found still alive in a skip at the Howard Springs Waste and Transfer Station about 8.30am. Mr Corby, 47, said he heard faint whimpering and thought it was a dog somewhere on the tip site. But as I moved around, I kept hearing it, he said. Then I found it. Mr Corby said the dog ap peared to have been shot with a .22 rifle through the top of the head. He said it was then wrapped in a sack, chucked in a television box, and left to die at the depot. The bullet went through the top of its head and mustve come out of its mouth, he said. It didnt look good. Everyone was just stand ing around in shock. No one really knew what to do. Ms Burfoot, 50, said she was unable to stop crying after making the discovery. She thought the dog had been dumped that morning. The bins are emptied every night and there was not much rubbish in the bins, she said. Mr Corby and another man lifted the dog out of the bin before it was taken to the vet. The dog was not microchipped and was put down. Howard Springs Waste and Transfer Station project engineer Mike Alarcon said it was the first time a pet had been found at the dump in his time. Ive been here since June 2009, and Ive never found anything like that before, he said. Ms Burfoot said she was completely disgusted with the people responsible. Kenbi land settlement protest Larrakia Nation protesters rallied outside Parliament House in Darwin yesterday against the settlement of the Kenbi land claim Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI A MOB marched through Darwin yesterday in protest at the settlement of the Kenbi land claim. The Larrakia Nation protesters said a deal for the Cox Peninsula, on the west of Darwin Harbour, was done between the Northern Land Council and the NT Government without their consultation. Chief Minister Paul Henderson apparently misinformed Parliament last week when he said he was unaware of any deal between Larrakia Development Corporation and the NLC. But he had signed the agreement. About 30 people turned out at the NLC office on Mitchell St for speeches and then marched to Parliament House for more speeches and demanded to speak to Mr Henderson or any other available politician. They did not make appointments. But Opposition leader Terry Mills stopped by for a chat. NLC chief executive Kim Hill said: NLC had fulfilled its statutory obligations to the letter of the law. Live cattle exports still reeling from ban TERRITORY live cattle exports to Indonesia are down by about 55,000 head for the year compared with the same time last year and the industry has not recovered from the trade ban according to an industry body. Department of Primary Industries figures for the year to November 30 show 182,524 head sent from the Territory compared with 237,613 last year. The industry had expected to send about 300,000 head this year, with many of the Territorys pastoralists almost solely reliant on the Indonesia trade. There have been 211,180 head exported to all countries, compared with 257,126 at the same time last year. A peak of 44,985 came in September, about 30,000 more than either August or October, with 18,570 exported last month. But about 10,000 more animals were sent to other countries than last year. Northern Territory Livestock Exporters Association chief executive officer Kevin Mulvahil said across northern Australia exports to Indonesia were down about 175,000 head. Weve still got quite a muddy road ahead for both producers and exports, Mr Mulvahil said. The financial impact has been quite severe. And it is going to take a long time to recover.

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