The Centralian advocate Fri 2 Jun 2006
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4 Centralian Advocate, Friday, June 2, 2006 PU B :C A D V D A TE:2-JU N -2006 PA G E:4 C O LO R : C M Y K Road Closure Notice Road Closure has been approved by the Department of Planning & Infrastructure From 0600 to 1800 hours on Sunday 11th June 2006 and from 0600 to 1800 hours on Monday 12th June 2006 for the running of the 2006 Tattersalls Finke Desert Race Maryvale Road South of the Deep Well tanks to Aputula Community (Finke) DETAILS OF THE ROAD CLOSURE ARE: PRE-RUN WARNING Competitors and perspective competitors are reminded that the Finke Desert Race track in its entirety is not solely for the use of the competitors. People participating in pre-running do so at their own risk however this practice is strongly discouraged by the committee. Those who choose to pre-run are reminded that they are required to do so in registered machinery and must have an appropriate licence. Pre-runners do not have priority or right of way over traffic travelling on the track at anytime. As a reminder to anyone intending to compete in the 2006 Tattersalls Finke Desert Race the Supplementary Regulations clearly state the following: WHERE IT IS ADEQUATELY ESTABLISHED THAT A PERSON HAS RIDDEN/DRIVEN ON OR IN: A) AN UNREGISTERED VEHICLE OR MOTORCYCLE AND/OR B)AS AN UNLICENSED RIDER OR DRIVER AND/OR C) A VEHICLE DANGEROUSLY ON THE FINKE DESERT RACETRACK, AS CURRENTLY OR PREVIOUSLYMARKED, THOSE PERSON OR PERSONS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2006 Tattersalls FINKE DESERT RACE. Entry fee will not be refunded. Competitors are reminded that the Committee has gone to the extent of organising reconnaissance days prior to the event, with the full sanction of Motor Vehicle Registry and the Department of Planning and Infrastructure The reconnaissance dates are: Sunday 28.05.2006 and Sunday 04.06.2006 from Bundooma at 08:30 am sharp. One day Temporary Licence Permits are available from Motor Vehicle Registry, North Stuart Highway, prior to participation to each reconnaissance. These are not available on the day. Further Details may be obtained from the Finke Desert Race Office on 08 89528886 45 44 05 /0 6 Pools help health A RENAL expert has called for more pools to be built in Central Australian communities ahead of an Aboriginal health expo in Alice Springs tomorrow. George Institute for InternationalHealth renal division director Alan Cass said pools had proved to be a huge success in communities. He said: We know putting a swimming pool in a remote Aboriginal community drastically reduces skin and ear infections. This is important because these infections can lead to progressive kidney disease. Organisers hope to get as many as 1000 people to tomorrows health expo at Blatherskite Park from 11am to 3pm. The event will feature country music star Warren H Williams and musician Jimmy Little. Free health checks and information about kidney disease treatment will also be available at the expo. Box bungle led to shock drug arrest By LEE STEHBENS A POST office employee wrongly sorted a parcel containing ecstasy which was then picked up by a woman who tipped off police, a court has heard. Ne l s o n Da r i o Manonella, 34, from Chile, pleaded guilty to possessing 3.02g of ecstasy. He faced the NT Supreme Court in Alice Springs on May 18 for sentencing. Justice David Angel said: The box holder for that post box was the offender Nelson Manonella. Apost office employee scanned the satchel on it arriving (on July 10, 2005), and then put the satchel in (another) post office box by mistake. On July 14, 2005, themanager of the corporation which was the holder of the PO box took the mail out of that box. Outside the post office, themanager saw that one of the items was a satchel. She opened up the satchel to find a plastic container wrapped in bubble-wrap, which in turn contained a number of tablets wrapped in Gladwrap. The court heard the woman took the parcel to police, who called the post office. Police got the post office to ring Manonella to get him to come and pick up the package. The court heard police arrested Manonella outside the Post Office with the package, which contained 10 ecstasy tablets worth about $500. The judge convicted Manonella and sentenced him to nine months jail, suspended immediately, and a two-year good behaviour bond. Inmates half hour on the run A PRISON inmate escaped from two guards while he was being treated at Alice Springs Hospital. NT Police caught the 25-year-old inmate 30 minutes after he fled. He escaped about 10.30amonWednesday and was caught in the backyard of a Ballingall Street house. Territory Correctional Services director Jens Tolstrup said in a statement: The prison officers acted promptly and the police were very soon on the case. The details of his escape will be examined closely and we will hold an investigation into how this happened and rectify any problems. Heath Bloedorn on his trawler in Darwin. He was reported missing at sea last Saturday night. Well never see our Heath again Parents fear the worst for lost fishermanBy GAVIN KINGTHE parents of an A l i c e S p r i n g s deckhand who mysteriously disappeared nearly a week ago say they are resigned to the fact they may never see their son again. Heath Bloedorn, 22, vanished from prawn trawler Pallerenda about 10pm on Saturday off theQueensland coast between Cairns and Innisfail. He was left in charge of the boat while his two crewmates slept. An extensive land and sea search by police found a surf ski and paddle they believe Heath removed from the boat. His parents Monika and Bernie flew to Cairns on Monday to help in the search. Bernie said theywere still bamboozled by Heaths disappearance. The Centralian Ad vocate revealed that Heath sent an emotional text message to his parents and friends before he disappeared. Bernie said: Theres been no news and police have stopped searching. Monika and I have been out with some friends for land and water searches of where he most likely could have alighted. Some friends will alsoget together todoa search of areas where the emergency services didnt look. Monika and I have almost settled on the fact we probably wont see Heath again. But wheres theres time and no body theres always hope. Theres a deep sadness at the possible loss of a young man who was just starting to really find his own place in the world. The couple plan to stay in far north Queensland for an indefinite period. Heaths heartfelt message featured lyrics from the song Wonderful Life by British band Black. Cairns Water Police Sergeant Andrew Ibell said that police reluctantly called off the search on Wednesday. He said: There is no evidence to indicate what has happened to Heath and we dont believe that we can contribute any further to assist in locating him.
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