Sunday Territorian 15 May 2011
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www.sundayterritorian.com.au Sunday Territorian, Sunday, May 15, 2011 7 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:15-GE:7 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K m g 4 6 0 7 0 4 sundayterritorian.com.au NEWS IL L E G A L B E T T IN G SPORT BOSSES GET TOUGH TEN-YEAR jail terms and the naming and shaming of athletes and officials are amongmeasures Australian sports bosseswant to combat the $140 billion-a-year illegal betting industry. Federal SportsMinister Mark Arbib and Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates believematchfixing is the big new threat to the integrity ofworld sport. Coates has called on PrimeMinister Julia Gillard to set up a national sports betting authority, in a similar way to the establishment of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority. F E D E R A L B U D G E T VOTERS SLAM SWAN PLAN WAYNE Swan has been forced to defend his Budget after a newpoll revealed the public hadmarked it lower than Kevin Rudds just before hewas axed as primeminister. The numbers that Im interested in are the 500,000 new jobs that are going to be created in Australia in the next couple of years on top of the 700,000 jobs that have already been created in the term of our Government, he said. A Galaxy Poll in yesterdays Courier-Mail found just 28 per cent of voters believe the Budgetwould be good for the economy. C U L T F E A R S MAN CLAIMS TO BE JESUS A COUPLEwho claim they are Jesus Christ andMary Magdalene have set up base in Queenslands Bible Belt and are drawing in disciples from around the country. The pair Alan JohnMiller andMary Suzanne Luck operate from ruralWilkesdale near Kingaroywhere they have been joined by an increasing band of followers. My name is Jesus, and Im serious, Miller says in a video recording. Cult watchers and the Anglican and Catholic churches are alarmed the pair can draw in the vulnerable so easily and get donations from them. Dads plea to thieves EXCLUSIVE By DAMIEN McCARTNEY Whenhe is on that bike, hemakes it sing Promising young MotoX star Nick Sheers, 17, competing in the Kamfari early this month. Just days later he was badly injured in a horror car smash and thieves stole his motorbike HEARTLESS criminals have stolen a promising young MotoX riders bike days after he was severely injured in a car crash. Nick Sheers, 17, was driving home from work on Thursday, May 5 when he was involved in a car accident. The crash put the promising young rider who had finished 8th in the Kamfari days earlier in hospital in a medically induced coma. Dad Darren Sheers appealed to the conscience of the thieves to return the bike, which was stolen from a shed. That bike is his pride and joy, and he only started racing last year, he said. Hes really good, he was the thumper class winner, raced in the Kamfari just after he turned 17, finished 8th overall. Then the following days, he has a car crash, smashes his face, really bad head trauma, is in ICU, and now in an induced coma for six days. And then while hes mending, some bastard has come and stolen the bike. Mr Sheers said nothing in the shed had been touched except for the bike. We have a couple of big dogs and even the police said they werent keen to go in. The con stable said it was a bit weird that the dogs didnt go off, and that they went straight to the shed, Mr Sheers said. It makes it sound like they knew exactly what they were going in there to do. So maybe they had seen a motorbike going in and out of that gate, and decided to target it, I dont know, he said. To (the thieves) its a machine, to him its his life. When he is on that bike, he makes it sing. Nicks Facebook page has been flooded with messages of support. The family has offered $1000 reward for information leading to the return of the bike. The red Honda CRS 450 had a distinctive 195 race number on it when it was stolen. Anyone with information about its whereabouts should call police. Car hits wall after police pursuit A CAR rolled over when it hit a rock wall in Central Australia after being pursued by police. Police said the 30-year-old driver and a 36-year-old passenger were behaving suspiciously when they allegedly reversed over a residential fence on Driver Court in Alice Springs about 10pm on Thursday. Police said they later noticed the same Mitsubishi Triton in the Telegraph Station carpark after reports of a disturbance. The men were approached by a member of the Dog Operation Unit but drove off. Police said that a second patrolling unit later observed the car near Dixon Road and attempted to pull it over, but the driver allegedly failed to stop. Police said the driver continued to drive erratically through Alice Springs before hitting a concrete median strip and driving on the wrong side of the road. After the rock wall crash, both men were taken to Alice Springs Hospital and the driver was arrested.
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