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Sunday Territorian 15 May 2011



Sunday Territorian 15 May 2011


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www.sundayterritorian.com.au Sunday Territorian, Sunday, May 15, 2011 5 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:15-GE:5 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K m g 4 6 0 6 0 3 Enjoy Responsibly ON THE ESPLANADE Steak and Shiraz Prime Rib on the bone and served with wasabi potato & chive cake, baby carrots & red wine just complimented with a glass of Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz for $38.00 Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz Assertive chocolate & spice, shrouded in a freshly mixed fruitcake mixture. Evenly weighted across the palate- facilitated by mouth- coating tannis. Conditions: Lunch available Mon-Fri, Dinner available Mon- Sun, Dine in or dial restaurant form your sundayterritorian.com.au NEWS W A N T E D M A N GUARD ON INTERPOL LIST AUTHORITIES areworking to terminate the employment of a Queensland government security guardwho is on Interpols mostwanted list. It has been revealed that 36-year-oldMarino Katalinic has beenworking for the government sinceMay last year. Although hemostly patrolled car parks and buildings, heworked for one day at the executive building in Brisbane, on January 31 this year, as part of a training exercise. The Interpol website saysMr Katalinic is wanted for drug possession and theft offences, and lists him under the red notice . W H E L A N S P L A N AUSSIE HOME FOR ACTRESS ACTRESSNickyWhelan and her rockstar boyfriend DJ Ashba are looking at potentially buying a property in Australia. The Los Angeles-based couplewere in Melbourne for a few days lastweek forWhelans 30th birthday. DJ Ashba said he felt completely at home in Australia after being introduced byWhelan last year. I love it here, he said. Im buying a house in LA butwere going to look for a second home here. IS L E S IN Q U E S T POLICE DEATH QUESTIONED THE deficient and overly biased investigation into a Queensland police officers disappearance should be the focus of an upcoming inquest, a court has been told. At a pre-inquest hearing on Thursday, former NT police officer Stephen Isles urged Queensland coronerMichael Barnes to explorewhat he described as the disgraceful events that unfolded after his father, Senior SergeantMick Isles, disappeared. Sen-Sgt Isles disappeared in September 2009while on hisway to a training seminar in Townsville. Build homes on parks Alderman calls for public space reduction By DAMIEN McCARTNEY A TERRITORY councillor wants city parks to be sold for housing developments. Alice Springs alderman Eli Melky who is a real estate agent says blocks of land masquerading as parks should be rezoned and sold. He said the money could help make average parks good. These parks would then include new facilities, like tables, barbecues, lights. They will be better parks, they will be safer parks, they will be well-lit parks, he said. As far as Im concerned, running the town is the same as any other business. The place has run out of money, and Ive got to make opportunities to make more. Its not the first time the unpopular idea has been floated. Darwin real estate agents and developers are known to have their eyes on a number of parks in the city for lucrative housing projects. And in the past, Richardson Park in Ludmilla and the Fannie Bay race course have been slated for housing estates. Mr Melky said the profits from the land sales could go towards funding other muchneeded initiatives for Alice. Alice Springs could easily put 12 new rangers to good use, he said. But 12 new rangers are expensive, and I think it would be unfair to put the bill on ratepayers. Im a businessman and Ive had a good look around. For every dollar I spend, I need to get three or four times that back and I could really only identify two incomes, he said. Government grants is one, and they are getting smaller and smaller; and the other is the ratepayer. I cant be dependent on the Government to fund security or more rangers, and I cant expect ratepayers to do it, either, he said. Mr Melky said two rangers have already been introduced and cost more than $150,000. So to get another 10, it is going to cost nearly $1 million, he said. Two toadbusters returned to their parked car to find it smashed on Friday night in Palmerston Picture: NT POLICE Beer lost in hit-run TWO cane-toad collectors returned to find their carton of beer spilled over the street and the rear of their car smashed in. Watch Commander Senior Sergeant Daniel Sheen said a 37-yearold woman parked her Mercedes sedan on Woodlake Blvd in Durack and went toad collecting with friends at a nearby golf course about 11pm Friday. But he said a blue or grey Toyota Hilux crashed into the Mercedes and took off. Sen-Sgt Sheen said the group was unaware of the crash until they returned to find the car had been pushed 50m off the road and their beer all over someones front garden. The Mercedes was significantly damaged as a result of the crash, he said. He said the driver of the Hilux had failed to contact police and urged anyone with information to call 131 444 or contact Crime Stoppers of 1800 333 000.