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The Centralian advocate Fri 27 Oct 2006



The Centralian advocate Fri 27 Oct 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. 45

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+ Part of the family tribute to Glenn Butler. Family man who lived life to the full Froni Page 1 have celebrated their She said: "He lived his wedding anniversary life with a big woo hoo! today. "He had a very lively Ms Payne said that personality, always say- the family welcomed ing 'look at . me' or the support from the 'check this out'." town, but is concerned Ms Payne said Glenn about her sister's fuwas a great father who ture. spent a lot of time with Glenn was a selfhis children Alyce, 18, employed electrician Kristen, 17, Cara-Lee, while Kerri-Ann ran 12 and Jay, 10 the home office. She said: "The griev- "The flowers that she ing process is hard. "The older kids have is receiving are very already started to say, beautiful but they don't 'Dad's not going to be last long in this heat. there when I get mar- "When the pantry is ried'." empty in a few weeks, Ms Payne said that the flowers will be Glenn would often help gone." neighbourhood chi!- Ms Payne hopes to dren fix their bikes. establish a fund to sup Glenn and Kerri- port her sister until she Ann, who were teenage can get back on. her sweethearts, would feet. ~ -~ 4.\~-~ Would like to welcome Mary Breeding back to our dedicated team. While Mary has only been away oi1e year, during this time she lws taken training in other different aspects of the health and beauty field. Listed are the certifications Hot & Cold Stone Massage Indian Head Massage Thai Foot Massage she received wl1ile away, Eastern Facial Massage and will be on offer at the Ear Candling salon in the future. Reiki 1 & 2 8952 9000 1st Floor, 24 Parsons St, (opp ANZ Car Park) Do you need help to stay at home? Commonwealth Carelink Centres Freecall 18oo 052 222* l www.commcarelink.health.gov.au Would you like information about the wide. range of community care programs and services available to help you stay at home? Call FreecallTM 18oo 052 222* or visit one of the Commonwealth Care link Centres around Australia to get information about services in your local region. *Calls from mobile phones are charged al applicable rates Authorised by I he Austr~tian _Government, Capital Hilt, Canberra. Backpa~ker flees from sex weirdo By AURORA DANIELS A WOMAN was sexually assaulted at a backpackers by a man she had seen masturbating as he watched her. The Korean tourist, 30, told police she was doing her washing in the hostel's laundry just after llpm on Wednesday when she saw the man near the pool. Then she saw what he was doing and she walked off but he followed her and grabbed her on the stairwell, and assualted her. He fled when her screams alerted other residents. The residents chased the man down Todd Mall and through the Todd Tavern Bottle Shop before losing him around 150 metres south of the Wills Terrace causeway in the Todd River. The woman had been in Australia since May and had been in Alice Springs for about four days. She had returned to the hostel Wednesday night after a three day tour. The man is described as a caucasian in his late 20s, about 180cm tall with olive skin, red or blonde hair in a pony tail. He was wearing a black sports shirt and long black shorts. He was wearing several silver rings and a silver pendant. Anyone who may know of this man or who has any further information should phone police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Comfit of the attacker Don lands double gold By NICK CALACOURAS CYCLIST Don Jones lay impatiently on the table as sports medicine specialist Dr Geoff Thompson patched him up. Don was in a hurry, he had a gold medal to collect. It was 82-year-old Dan's second cycling gold of this year's Masters Games. Don, who has cycled across Australia several times and once across Indonesia, was lying in the sports medicine clinic after catching his foot on a pedal. Dr Thompson has been running the clinic since the Games began 20 years ago. He said: "Basically, I do it because I am the only qualified sports physician in the Territory." people running around competatively. "We were waiting around with defibrillators for heart attacks." Of the 37,000 athletes who have taken part in the Masters there has been only one heart attack victim. He said: "Fitness isn't an issue. You can be a very, very fit 50, 60 or 70-year-old. "But you heal like a 50, 60 or 70-year-old." Based on previous years, Dr Thompson estimates between 550 and 600 athletes will have presented themselves at the clinic this week. The hospital reported 54 injured competitors since last Tuesday. Alice Springs Hospital media spokeswoman Terry King said: "We were . already pretty busy, but we were able to handle it. Sports medicine specialist Geoff Thompson tends cycling gold medallist Don Jones's minor injury. Picture: CHLOE ERLICH He said the first Games were unique has there was no idea what to expect. He said: "Nobody in the world had old "Half of those competitors went through to X-ray and only three were admitted - the rest were treated and released." Attention: Attention LANDLORDS AND INVESTORS INTRODUCING ~tals residential and commercial Residential and Commercial Property Management 48 Gap Road Alice Springs NT 087 0 08 8953 8821 E: rentals@justrentals.biz Our motto is "Everything we do, we do for you". We are looking for properties, happy to provide professional rental appraisals. IT'S TIMEl MAKE THE SWITCH TODAY! Noise still there eFrom Page 1 He said: "We tried to help that particular family because we felt they were extremely affected by the noise." But Mr Revel said Power and Water had received reports from other locals that the generator noise had reduced since the additional baffles and modified exhaust were fitted. He said: "We've had people say to us that it's a lot quieter." But Barry Dew, who lives in the Golf Course Estate, said he was "very disappointed" with the attempt to make the generator quieter. Another resident, who did not want to be named, said she hadn't noticed any difference since the silencing equipment was installed. Range Crescent residents said they could still hear a "jet engine sound". LOTTO. INDEX SUPER 7'S OPINION - 6 OZ LOTTO: 662 REAL ESTATE - 21 3, 31, 14, 41, 32, 9, 5 COMICS -36 Supps: 16, 43 ALICE LIVE -41 WEDNESDAY LOTT0:352 TELEVISION -43 24, 16,28,35, 10,7 CLASSIES -47 Supps: 11, 36 SPORT -55 + 2 - Centralian Advocate, Friday, October 27; 2006 Welcome to my world, says Masters Games athlete David Thurlow who came from Melbourne and now lives in Alice Springs. Picture: CHLOE ERLICH Alice Springs, it's been great By NICK CALACOURAS ALICE Springs is tops with Masters Games competitors. Not one of the visitors interviewed in a street poll had a bad word for the town or its people. Here is a selection of the views expressed. Bill Trigg, 79, from Broken Hill, New South Wales, said: "I like Alice Springs. The people are friendly, it's certainly , a good friendly place." Bill, who is here for swimming, triathalon, walking and track and field events, added: If it's not the best Masters Games, it's certainly equal to it." Bill Wagner, 60, from York, Western Australia is competing in golf. He said: "The weather has been fairly hot, but it's been great. We've just been lazing about, enjoying cappuccinos." Bernie Wagner, 57, also from York, is in Alice as a spectator. He said: "Everyone in the shops and the street is very friendly." Robert Price Kerry Codgon Bill Trigg Bernie Wagner Kerry Cogdon, 56, the signs in the shops. another spectator People have really from York, said: "It's gone to so much effort. interesting to see an Bill Wagner Max McGuckin "It must have been a mammoth job." Max McGuckin, 48, of Mt Isa, came for the touch football. He said: "I've been coming since '98. It's always a good time and I like checking out all the venues." Robert Price, 46, of Mt Isa and also a touch footballer, said: "It's very friendly. Everyone goes out of their way to put on a do. And the beers are cold." David Thurlow, 60, of Alice Springs via Melbourne, entered the Masters Mile and the 10km Cross Country run. He said: "They're all having great fun and enjoying what they are doing. They aren't trying to be Olympic athletes." Leanne Terrett, 38, is a basketballer from Adelaide. She said: "We're seeing lots of familiar faces and they are starting to become friends." Shirley Skinner, 39, from Adelaide and also here for the basketball, said: "It's all been very good. I like how close the events are. In Adelaide's Masters Games it was all over the place." Boy, 5, in rape case By AURORA DANIELS A BOY aged 5 was allegedly sexually assaulted at a remote community north of AI ice Springs on Tuesday. The case follows a media storm earlier this year over shocking reports of child sexual abuse in remote indigenous communities in Central Australia. Police received this week's report at about 5pm on Tuesday when the boy and his mother were taken to a community health clinic. They were later flown to Alice Springs Hospital. Police investigations into the incident are continuing. Crown Prosecutor for central Australia, Nanette Rogers revelations in May this year were reported internationally when she exposed her concerns about child sexual abuse. Among the allegations were that children as young 'as five had contracted sexually transmitted diseases and that young girls were being prostituted for petrol in Mutitjulu, near Uluru. A high profile inquiry was launched by the Northern Territory Government in June. Traeger Park stand-off eases THE stalemate between the NT Government and Council over a security fence around the new Traeger Park grandstand may soon be settled. It is expected Alice Springs Town Council CEO Rex Mooney will recommend the council pay $15,000 toward the security fence at the full meeting of Council on Monday night The row erupted after the NT Government refused to foot the $30,000 bill for the fence. Council's corporate and community services committee director Mark Blackburn said earlier this month that the cost of a fence was the responsibility of the government. And Council insisted that it would not accept the handover of the Traeger Park grandstand until a security fence was built to stop graffiti. Minister for Sport and Recreation Kon Vatskalis reaffirmed that the NT government's offer of paying $15,000 stands. GET UP TO $1 ,000 CASH NOW! ~ Instant cash advances available from $100 to $1 ,ooo ~ All Aussie Cash advances are unsecured * No application fees, approval in 15 minutes ilt And you have up to 3 months to repay New Alice Springs Branch Yepcrenye Shopping Centre, Hartley St Ph: (08) 8952 5788 Call our CASH HOTLINE on 1300 789 190 Proudly serving customers in NT, SA, WA and VIC + Centralian Advocate, Friday, October 27, 2006 - 3 +

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