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The Centralian advocate Tue 28 Nov 2006



The Centralian advocate Tue 28 Nov 2006


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

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 60 no. 54

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2 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, November 28, 2006 PU B :C A D V D A TE:28-N O V -2006 PA G E:2 C O LO R : C M Y K Call 13 2191 www.tyrepower.com.au N C AT P/ 83 2 See our flyer in this weeks TV Guide for great Summer deals! * Conditions apply. See flyer for details. $50 FREE FUEL! CHEFS SELECT 2 COURSE SET MENU $39 p/person * Includes a free glass of Wolf Blass Chardonnay or Shiraz MAIN COURSE 400g MSA Rump w/ baby potatoes & Chasseur sauce. OR Flambeed prawns in Malibu, garlic & sweet chilli cream sauce, rice & asparagus. DESSERT Bread & Butter pudding w/ mixed berries & butterscotch sauce. OR Lemon & Kaffir lime tartlet w/ vanilla bean ice cream. www.voyages.com.au/nt *Conditions apply. 34 22 02 /0 7 LOTTO DRAW 2645: SUPER 66: 40, 14, 7, 37, 2, 26 Supps: 25, 45 6, 8, 7, 0, 3, 2 INDEX OPINION FINANCE TV GUIDE CENTRE SERVICES COMICS CLASSIES SPORT 8 10 15 23 24 25 28 CATIA backs our Virgin Blue bid By REBECCA LOLLBACK AN Alice Springs tourism organisation has backed the Centralian Advocates campaign to encourage Virgin Blue to return to town. Central Australian Tourism Industry Association general manager Craig Catchlove said the airlines return would be welcomed. He said CATIA was working with Tourism Minister Paul Henderson and the Aviation Committee to prepare a business case which would then be presented to Virgin Blues management. Mr Catchlove said: We also sent a letter to Virgin Blue last week, but we havent heard anything yet. We are putting together a business case because we have to give Virgin a reason to come back. We have to show them that they can make money here. They are a business, not a charity. Mr Henderson said he was happy to work with CATIA to bring Virgin Blue back to central Australia. Alice Springs Airport general manager Don McDonald said he was in favour of a second airline. However he said Virgin was one of several options that could be explored. Competition Mr McDonald said: Theres also Skywest and Tiger Air. Competition would be good for the town and would generatemore business for the airport. If demand is there, the airlines are likely to satisfy that. Virgin Blue earlier this month announced plans to purchase up to 20 new jets, but they have not yet been allocated to specific routes. Workmates dobbed man From Page 1 The RSPCA has contacted the former owner of the dogs, but he denied any knowledge of their whereabouts. The RSPCA had feared the two dogs had belonged to someone who may have had an accident while bush walking. But friends and work colleagues of the dogs owners identified the pets after they appeared in the Centralian Advocate on Friday. MsHall said: We are relieved that no one is out there dead, but really angry about this. This is a jailable offence; its cruelty to abandon dogs out bush without food or water and in this heat. A former co-worker of the dogs owner said the man took a day off to take the dogs to the vet to be put down. The co-worker said: He told me he was going to get them put down because he thought if they went to the RSPCA they might have been separated. The mans wife doesnt know the dogs were left out bush to die. As soon as I saw the paper on Friday I felt sick because I knew straight awaywithout a doubt who those dogs belonged to. And with a little detective work, was able to confirm that the owner didnt put down the dogs. Ms Hall said it wasnt uncommon for unwanted pets to be dumped by owners. She said: Dogs are oftenoutpast the jail so its common in this town to dispose of animals like that. On Friday a box filled with kittens was found on the North Stuart Highway. Bring them to us we take any animals. Home is where the heart is Buddy and Sasha were right at home with Terry Gadsby and his daughter Amanda. Picture: CHLOE ERLICH By CHELSEA ROGERS DUMPED dogs Buddy and Sashas new owners could not leave the pair at the pound a second longer. The two shihtzu dogs who were found at Emily Gap on the Ross Highway two weeks ago after being dumped were picked up by their new owners from the RSPCAs animal pound yesterday. Buddy and Sasha will be living the high life with Terry and Kerry Gadsby. Mr and Mrs Gadbsys daughter Amanda St Clair was one of the first on thephone to theRSPCAonFridayafter she read about the dogs which had been found wandering in the bush in the searing heat. She said yesterday: They told me they had already found a home for the dogs. But then I got a phone call today and I could not leave them there a second longer. Dad had two chihuahuas but one died six months ago so as soon as I saw the twodogs I thought ofMumandDad. Mr Gadsby said: Theyre beautiful, how could someone just leave them?