The Centralian advocate Tue 28 Nov 2006
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v. 60 no. 54
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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, November 28, 2006 7 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 28 -N O V -2 00 6 PA G E : 7 C O L O R : C M Y K Stabbings frenzy Teenager arrested after Tennant knife attacks By AURORA DANIELS A LITTLE boy is dead and six others wounded after a shocking weekend of stabbings in Central Australia. The seven-year-old boy was stabbed to death at Kiwirrkurra over the NT border in WA. His mother is in Alice Springs Hospital with knife wounds. Five other peoplewere stabbed in Tennant Creek. Just before 5.30pm on Friday TennantCreekpolicewere tolda man, 24, had been stabbed a number of times at flats onBlain Street. Themanwas taken to the local hospital with numerous stab wounds before being flown to Alice Springs Hospital on Saturday morning with lacerations and a punctured lung. Then just before 10.30pm police went to a house in Scheelite Crescent where a man, 28, was found with stab wounds to his shoulder and back. It is believed hewas a victim of the stabbings at Blain Street. A short time after 10.30pm police received a call that a female, 16, had been attacked at the Blain Street flats. She was found with facial and head lacerations and was taken to Tennant Creek Hospital. A 16-year-old youth was arrested on Saturday in relation to the incidents. And a 17-year-old will summonsed over the first stabbing. He has been charged with three counts of unlawfully causing grievous harm. Just before 11pm police received a report from BP service station that a young female had stab wounds to her leg, but she had left the area before they arrived. Just after midnight screaming was was heard from a nearby vacant lot. Police found awoman, 22, with lacerations to her head after havingbeenattackedbyanother female with a broken bottle and a stick. Police investigations into all the incidents are continuing and anyone with any information is asked to call 131 444 or 1800 333 000. Central Australian Elliot McAdam declined to comment as the incidents were being investigated by police. Permits deadline SUBMISSIONS on the review of the permit system for entry to Aboriginal communities will now be received until the end of February. Federal indigenousaffairsministerMalBrough said after talks with the Northern Land Council andother relevant organisations, itwasdecided to extend the discussion paper consultation. Cubs Rohan and Wayde Ackerman, Claire Thomas and Caitlin Chisholm find orienteering with a compass is lots of fun. Picture: CHLOE ERLICH Happy 90th, Alice Cubs By AURORA DANIELS ALICE Springs Cub Scouts are celebrating their 90th Birthday. The Boy Scouts movement was officially founded in India in 1909 followed by creation of a Cubs section on December 10, 1916. TheCubs have been in Alice Springs since 1924. Presently there are 37 Cubs between the ages of eight and 10, and three leaders. Cub Caitlin Chisholm, 10, said: We explore places and go on camps; we earn badges for our uniform by knowing things like acting, canoeing, pets or our heritage. I think other kids should join because its interesting, fun, you get to know other kids and it teaches us lots of stuff. Bradshaw Scout Leader Jenny Eldridge said: I see big changes in the kids self esteem and self confidence theyre ready to go out and take on the world. We used to have four cub packs 10 years ago. Now we have two. We are always looking for more cubs and especially leaders. People have to be 18 or older and all training is provided. Larapinta Cubs pack meets Wednesdays 7pm to 8.30pm and Bradshaw Cubs meet Thursdays 7pm to 8.30pm at the Bradshaw Scout Hall on Larapinta Drive.