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The Centralian advocate Fri 3 Mar 2006



The Centralian advocate Fri 3 Mar 2006


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 59 no. 82

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le",phone Dingo on 89509177 ALICE Springs alderman Murray Stewart donned a pair of fluffy blue slippers in the town council meeting on Monday night. The wardrobe change was the result of a bet over,the Bassinthedust rock festival remaining at Anzac Oval. Council aldermen had voted to move the oneday event to Blatherskite Park, but changed their minds in the face of public opposition to the move. AId Stewart said: "I believe our decision was sound and was made for all the right reasons, but council has defended its position poorly, We've been outiJoxed on this. Syd says he'll back a dry town like Alice By CARL HOLM ALICE Springs' bid to become a dry town now has the backing of the NT Government. Territory Racing, Gaming and Licensing Minister Syd Stirling vowed on Wednesday to support the idea. proposed fact-finding missions to Ceduna and Port Augusta were just a waste of time and rate-payers money. He said: "There's enough evidence now the town wants us to do something. We already have two working models to choose from. We should simply tell the NT Government now we want them to put a model in place." "I said on radio the other day that any alderman who backflipped on this should weal' slippers to the !lext council meeting and that's what I'm doing," Kelsey Rodda and Kylie Bell presented a 500 signature petition to council on Monday asking that the concert be allowed to go ahead at Anzac Oval. Marc, Heath, 18 months, and Tammi Renshaw park in what will soon be the driveway of their new home at Stirling Heights and take a walk. He said: .. Alice Springs Council has made a call for a dry area. In effect the 2km law does just that, but clearly it's not working as effectively as the authors might have envisaged. "We're happy to work with Alice Council and hear their views but it's got to get full community support. AId Meredith Campbell said: "We have the 2km law, why is it not working? Because there aren't enough enforcement personnel." AId Ernie Nichols said: "I think we should drop the 2km law altogether. It hasn't worked because the dogooders have prevented police from doing their job. Wait for land IS over "People are just getting absolutely sick and tired of it and that's where the energy will come from to challenge these behaviours and bring in sensible measures to counteract it," "A dry town law takes the dogooder out of the equation because it applies equally to everyone," Council will have to rescind the earlier motion at a special meeting to be held later this month. The decision will be for 2006 only and the festival could still move to Blatherskite Park next year; THE Renshaw family was all smiles yesterday after their dream home at Stirling Heights finally gotthe green light. Construction of houses at the new Larapinta suburb was at least six months behind schedule because of delays in the headworks. Builder Marc and his wife Tammi were among nearly 40 new homeowners issued with titles over the past week. The couple bought the 860 sqm block and hope to start construction early next month. Stirling Heights developer Michael Hannon said delays on the project had proved costly. On Monday this week Alice Springs Town Council moved closer than ever before to endorsing dry town legislation. A recent report to council analysing the dry town models in South Australian towns Ceduna and Port Augusta cited state government support as crucial to success. Alderman Murray Stewart said AId Samih Habib said: "If the police don't enforce the law, we want to know why. Is it the politicians holding them back? We have .to ask the police minister why the hell he does not enforce the law," A meeting between Police Minister Paul Henderson and Alice Springs aldermen is scheduled for Friday March 10. ' .. 'INDEX LOTTO: SUPER 1'S Six bodies in seven months OPINION 8 OZ LOTTO: 628 25, 34, 2, 18, 3, .. ,5."" From Page 1 charged with aggra which revealed the a teenage girl and boy at Hoppy's camp after Territory had the with aggravated as- being hit by a car Novhighest murder rate sault and causing ember 12, 2005. While per capita at almost 12 grievous harm; not a murder case, polper 100,000 of populat- The body of a ice charge four teenion, based on 2003 and woman who was agers, including one for REAL ESTATE 19 -L~~~~. " Police arrested a vated assault and man ALICE LIVE - 35 TELEVISION - 37 CLASSIES - 39 LOTTO: 318 15, 21, 18,3,26, 9 Supps: 35, 27 24-year-old man on slaughter 10 days after Tuesday, also for Motna's body was Motna's murder. He found in an abandoned appeared in' court on house in Stokes Street Wednesday. on January 31 this 2004 figures. stabbed to death is driving offences; Police have laid found in the Todd Russell Moonlight SPORT - 48 A 26-year-old man year. He will appear in was arrested and the Magistrates Court charges in each of the River near stott Ter- White's body is found recent cases after: race bridge on Decem- at Stuart Rotary Park FINE ART PRINT EXHIBITION Limited Edition Prints and Works on Paper Commencing Friday 3rd March to 23 April FEATURING WORK BY Dorothy Napangardi Rover Thomas Jack Britten Queenie McKenzie Pantjiti Mary McLean Eubena Nampitjinpa Lucy Yukenbari Ernabella Artists Ikuntji Artists Walala TJapaltJarrl Jean Baptiste Apuatimi Marina Strocchi and more 43 TODD MALL, 'AliCE SPRINGS near the sails Tel: 8953, 1577' Hours:' Mon - Fri 9:30-6:00, Sat 1 0:00~5:00 . / ,: .. ,t . www.gQllerygon.dwan.o.c;.om.au . ':, I '. ~ .. , .., > t. \" ". /0 _ n \ ~. " \ ~, ' ,~. ,,;1 .. \ .... '. f, '.r." " ; I; ..t' ,.. . 2 - Centralian Advocate, Friday, March 3, 2006 on Tuesday. Motna was among six people who have died a violent death in Alice Springs since August last year - five of those in the past four months. Reuben Motna's bel' 22, 2005: Police ar- on August 7, 2005. De. t . ft tectives from Darwin's battered body is found res' a man soon a er; Major and Organised by detectives on Janu- A woman dies after Crime Unit and Southary 31, 2006; being stabbed in the ern Investigations Sec The deaths came in the wake of a Federal Government report released four weeks ago The body of a back at Little Sisters tion arrest and charge 14-year-oldgirl is found Camp on November 19, a 40-year-old woman near Centralian Senior 2005. Police charge a this week. She apSecondary College on 23-year-old man with peared in the Alice January 28, 2006. Police murder; Springs Magistrates charge three teenage' ' . A 73-year-old Court for a first menboys over her rape and woman is found dead tion on Wednesday. ~ Pickles Altctions ~ '. - ~. GENERAL GOODS AUCTION Tuesday 7 March at 5.00pm At our Premises: 2 Brown Street, Alice Springs ON BEHALF OF JDFPG: White Goods Incl. Washers; Dryers; Dishwashers; Parker Furniture Incl. Bookcases; Coffee Tables; Entertainment Cabinets; Chest of Drawers; Office Chairs & Desks; Rling Cabinets; Ice Cream Machine; Dining Chairs. ON BEHALF OF PRIVATE VENDORS. LOCAL BUSINESSES. "GOVERNMENT DEPT'S: large Selection of General Goods Incl. White Goods; lounge Suites; Dining Suites; Filing Cabinets; TVs; BBQ; Beds; Garden Equipment; Display Shelves. & Racks; . Assorted Mechanical P.arts; Trailers; laptop & Desktop Computers; Music Books; Roller & Panel lift Doors; Spas; Plus Much More. INSPECT: Monday 6th March from 8.00am to 4,00pm& day of sale from 12.00noon. . TERMS: Payment and collection strictly by 3.00pm following day. Catalogues at sale venue. ENQUIRIES: Ph (08) 89534290, Fax (08) 8953 0790 .. "" WINNER .. ~ i ,BEST ACfRESS .~ ""\ VENlcm1~J1.ONAL/" from tht dir(ctQr of swimming pool, . 8femmuand uniler tb611tnd **** WHO WE.e1O.Y "Superb: .. deeply impressive" THE GUARDIAN Probably the finest French film of the year ... simultanCQualy tender, sophisticated and dC't'Utating" 1lU! DAlll' MAIL Araluen Centre Sunday 05 March 7 pm Bookings: 8951 1122