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The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Jul 2011



The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Jul 2011

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, July 5, 2011. NT NEWS. 9 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 5 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 9 C O L O R : C M Y K Eight join search Jason Richards FRIENDS and family continued to search for missing Victorian man Jason Richards yesterday. About eight men, including father Wayne and brother David, have joined the search in the South Australian mining town of Roxby Downs. A psychic has also offered to help. Mr Richards family dismissed reports that drugs may have played a part in his disappearance. Mr Richards, 29, driving a navy blue 1991 Toyota HiLux ute with Victorian plate ODV747, was travelling from Darwin to his home town of Ballarat when he went missing on June 20. SA Police feared he was murdered after finding a burnt boat and trailer near Woomera on June 24. His last confirmed sighting was on June 21, about 20km south of Pimba, SA, when he appeared confused and disorientated after flagging down a roadtrain driver about 8am. ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Pictorial study in contrasts NowThen and NowThen and How to do it: Pull out the special 4-page liftout today (which starts on P17) and set aside. Pull your next 4 pages out of tomorrows paper and then insert them inside todays 4 pages. Continue to do that for the 25 days we print our special Centenary Then and Now series and youll have a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime souvenir How to do it: Pull out t the special 4-page lifout iftout today (whiche lif h starts on P17) and set ah st Celebrating the Northern Territorys 1-in-a-100-year souvenir Garrison Church, Darwin (Christ Church), bombed and rebuilt by Defence Force members, circa 1942-1943. The church is being renovated again now. THE Northern Territory is celebrating the big one its 100th birthday this year, having been separated from South Australia and transferred to Commonwealth control on January 1, 1911. But the historic event was officially celebrated by the NT Government on Friday, Territory Day. The NT News is helping Territorians celebrate this milestone with the launch of our pictorial series Then and Now and you, the reader, will get the presents. Starting yesterday, the NT News is publishing from Monday to Friday a fourpage pictorial pull-out of rarely seen historical photos of Territory locations, many from around the turn of the previous century. We are then matching the same scene with compara tive photos specially taken by our own photographers. You wont believe some of the transformations. The series will run for 25 days (Monday to Friday), al lowing readers to compile their own 100-page souvenir to celebrate 100 years of the Northern Territory. All you need to do is start with the first four pages from yesterday, then slot the four pages starting on P17 today inside yesterdays four pages, and so on for 25 days. If you want to collect the complete 100-page once-in-alifetime keepsake, you will need to pick up a copy of each of the 25 papers that include the four-page liftouts. We hope you enjoy this amazing souvenir as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. And why not put another collection together for your rellies down south? Or your children, who will surely treasure this great memento one day in the years to come. Mans home on line over $80k gambling debt By JON KAILA A NORTHERN Territorybased online betting firm that gave an unemployed gambling addict $80,000 credit through a legal loophole is now demanding he sell his family home to pay off the debt. Henry Zhang claims sports bet.com.au lured him with $5000 of free bets. It then gave him $10,000 in credit, followed by a further $30,000. When the cash ran out, Mr Zhang asked for $40,000 to try to chase his losses it was allegedly given without question and he lost. Mr Zhang, of Melbourne, cannot pay the loans back and is fighting to stop the sale of his family home. Despite sportsbet.com.au having its headquarters in Melbourne, the company is registered in the Northern Territory, which has relaxed gambling laws. Online gambling companies also do not fall under the National Consumer Credit Code, which covers all other credit providers in Australia. Alan Tudge, federal MP for Aston, is campaigning for the loophole to be closed and ask ing sportsbet.com.au to show compassion in Mr Zhangs case. Henry acknowledges that . . . there is no indication that sportsbet.com.au have broken the law, Mr Tudge said. However, I am asking sportsbet.com.au show compassion because it has suffered no cash loss. Mr Zhang acknowledged he had a gambling problem but claimed he had been enticed by free cash and huge loans. I would never dream of walking into a bookies with that amount of cash. But when its numbers on a monitor in front of you, it doesnt seem like real money, its just digits on a screen, he said. Mr Zhang, who lives with his mother, Barbara, lost the entire $80,000 within two weeks in May 2010, betting on AFL and soccer matches and horse racing. Sportsbet.com.au had Mr Zhang declared bankrupt at Melbourne Federal Court last November. Court-appointed trustees are handling his affairs. A sportsbet.com.au spokesman said it could not comment for legal reasons. Drunk lands bar in strife A DARWIN party bar was ticked off yesterday for serving a drunk customer. Monsoons escaped with a formal reprimand because it was hard to tell Sam Kane was intoxicated. Undercover licensing inspectors didnt realise he was drunk until he vomited on the dance floor. Licensing Commission boss Richard OSullivan said the offence was at the lower end of the scale of seriousness. The incident happened on New Years Eve. The Mataranka Hotel lost its alcohol licence for a day for serving Ross Billy a takeaway carton of beer when he was drunk. Inspector Mark Wood told the commission hearing that it was more of an offence to serve a drunk takeaway grog than in a bar. Jolly confusing, but NT Archives has last say SOME long-timeTerritoriansmay have been shouting over their eggs and toast yesterdaymorning after reading about the location of AE Jolly and Co in theThen and Now lift-out. TomAtkinson rang to say itwas not on the corner of Smith andBennett streets, but actually at todaysWoolworths carpark (the corner of Smith andKnuckey streets). TheNTArchives Service saysMr Atkinson would be right as long as the datewas different. The photo of Jollys, on the last page of the liftout,was taken circa 1934-37. Then, the shopwas located at the corner of Smith and Bennett, butmoved in later years, believed to be in the early 50s. Dontmiss todays instalment of theNT NewssThen andNow pictorial series, which celebrates the Territorys 100th anniversary since its divorce fromSA.

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