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The Centralian advocate Fri 18 Dec 2009



The Centralian advocate Fri 18 Dec 2009


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 63 no. 59

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2 Centralian Advocate, Friday, December 18, 2009 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 8 -D E C -2 0 0 9 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K NEWS 7 6 2 5 0 5 /1 0 LOTTO SUPER 7S OZ LOTTO: 826 29, 7, 22, 37, 12, 28, 32 Supps: 34, 36 WEDNESDAY LOTTO: 2887 9, 32, 16, 6, 15, 24 Supps: 26, 25 INDEX OPINION REAL ESTATE ALICE LIVE COMICS SOCIAL CLASSIES SPORT 6 23 35 42 43 44 52 7 3 2 5 0 5 /1 0 IT IS WITH MUCH GRATITUDE THAT WE OFFER CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING YMCA VOLUNTEERS: Marilyn OKeefe & Jo Black on becoming Life Members of YMCA Central Australia Inc Marilyn and Jo have been honored by having fi tness studios at the YMCA named after them, in acknowledgement of 25 years plus service to YMCA of Central Australia Inc Pat Black and Geoffrey (Macka) McKenzie have also been awarded with Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards. Plaques to show our appreciation of these valued volunteers will be proudly displayed at the YMCA Kilgariff Centre (Sadadeen Road). YMCA of Central Australia Inc would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all our valued members, customers, staff, volunteers and Board Members for their support in 2009. We wish you all the best in achieving your goals for 2010. Les Mills RPM and BODY ATTACK training is coming to Alice Springs in 2010. If you have the passion and drive to join the YMCA Health & Wellness Team as a fi tness instructor, we would love to hear from you! Contact: William.Guglielmini@ymca.org.au For more information on our YMCA Programs and Services please contact us on YMCA Sadadeen Road - (08) 8952 5666 Alice Springs Swimming Centre - (08) 8953 4633 Grevillea Early Learning Centre - (08) 8952 3511 Merry Xmas & Happy New Year! Camper feared ute was Klan l From Page 1 The evidence was heard at the fourth day, yesterday, of the committal hearing. One Todd River camper also told the court she feared a white ute drivi n g t h r o u g h t h e riverbed might be the Ku Klux Klan. Anton Kloeden, Glen Anthony Swain, Joshua Ben Spears, Scott John Doody and Timothy J a m e s H i r d f a c e charges over the death of Mr Ryder and the reckless endangerment of eight campers lives. Under questioning by Russell Goldflam, defence for Kloeden, crime scene investigator Constable Fiona Michelle Sutherland told the court a camp in the Todd riverbed had moved. The court heard a crime scene established south of the Schwarz Crescent causeway was photographed in one position and appeared to have moved overnight to the east of a bush in photographs taken on July 26. Mr Goldflam asked whether the idea of a crime scene was that it shouldnt be disturbed, and Ms Sutherland agreed. Ms Sutherland said that photographs taken on the Saturday and Sunday showed a cowboy hat taken as evidence with a blanket had also moved overnight. The court heard the second photo showed the hat under a blue tarpaulin, when it hadnt been in the first picture. Ms Sutherland said the wind could have blown the tarp over the hat where it was photographed on Sun day. She said she collected the hat after initial investigations because I believe it possibly belonged to (Mr) Ryder. S w a i n s d e f e n c e Rennie Anderson formally called for any medical records held by the prosecution. Prosecutor Michael McColm said they had a toxicology report only. Mr Goldflam sought to have a summons issued on Monday for Mr Ryders medical records from the Alice Springs Hospital and the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress. The prosecution was asked if it had any issue with granting the summons. It said it had none. The court heard yesterday from Jeanie Bruno, who said she threw a stick at the white Hilux ute involved in the case after it had been driven at her camp twice. She said: I was thinking it might be triple-K. The committal continues. l See Page 4 Deek quest for champs Cameron Boon Running hot: Juan Earwin, left, Daniel Moscow, Robert de Castella, Reuben Brown and Joseph Davies. AUSSIE marathon legend Robert de Castella yesterday launched a program in Alice Springs that will eventually lead to six young indigenous athletes running in the New York Marathon. Running To America aims to train about a dozen Central Australian Aboriginal athletes as marathon runners with the best six to be chosen for the 42km US run in November. Mr de Castella said: There has never been an indigenous runner complete the New York Marathon. But I dont think that its because of lack of talent. I think it has been lack of opportunity and this program aims to give young Aboriginal people those opportunities. We hope to identify talented young people and nurture, encourage and support them through their journey through to November 2010. Mr de Castella said he had decided to concentrate his search for Aboriginal runners in Central Australia because those who lived in the city already had opportunities. What were about is providing opportunities these guys might not have got otherwise. The first challenge Im facing is to try and identify the squad Im going to take to NY. Its not a free ride. These guys will have to earn their place. Ill be looking for a mixture of physical ability and talent as well as the right attitude. Examples of training include running for an hour every couple of days eventually ending up in two-and-a-half hour runs at the end of next year. Runners will have to do training on hills and around Uluru. Training will be tailored to each person taking part in the program. Mr de Castella said: Yes, the aim is to get six indigenous people to New York. But the end goal is to give support to Aboriginal people. Its going to be a launching pad for the people involved. And they will be mentors for others. We want to produce champions. A champion is someone who stands out and I think there are more than a couple in Central Australia. John Bell will be the coach during the year and the journey will be filmed as a documentary. The program was set up by the Australian Institute of Sport.

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