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The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Apr 2011



The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Apr 2011

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2 NT NEWS. Saturday, April 23, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 3 -A P R -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K Classified Index Buy and Sell Air-Conditioners 47 Building Materials Tools 47 Computers 48 For Sale 47 Furniture & Furnishings 47 Gardening/Lawn Sales 47,48 Music/Pets & Livestock 48 Wanted to Buy 48 Whitegoods 47 Personals Bereavement Services 41 Birthdays 41 Deaths 41 Enagagements 41 Funerals 41 InMemoriam 41 Career One Liftout Casual & Part Time 23 Executive Appointments 7-9 Health Care Appointments 7 Hospitality 22,23 Positions Vacant 10-22 Tuition & Courses 23 University,Teaching Appointments 8-10 Work Wanted 45 Real Estate Accommodation Wanted 47 Agents Rentals 46 Commercial Industrial 46 Flats Units Townhouses to Let 46,47 Flats Units Townhouses for Sale 45 For Lease 46 Houses To Let 46 Houses For Sale 45 Land For sale 45 Miscellaneous Accommodation Available 47 Rural Properties 45 Shared Accomodation 47 CARSguide Auto upto $999 8 Auto $1000-$1999 8 Auto $2000$2999 8 Auto $3000$4999 8 Auto $5000$9999 8,9 Auto $10000$14999 9 Auto $15000$19999 10 Auto $20000 PLUS 10 Caravans & Campers 13 Four Wheel Drives 10,11 Motor Cycles 12,13 Trailers 13 Trucks Vans & Utes 11,12 Marine 13,14 Machinery 13 General Adult Entertainment/Adult Phone Services 48 Annual General Meetings 44 Auctions 44,45 Business Opportunity 45,46 Finance 44 Legal Notices/Personals 45 Psychic & New Age 44 Public Notices 41-44 48 Removalists 44 Tenders 48 NEWS l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au In si d e GENERAL INQUIRIES: 8944 9900 l CLASSIFIEDS: 8944 9999 l CIRCULATION: 8944 9901 l ADVERTISING: 8944 9801 ONLINE: www.ntnews.com.au l EDITORIAL EMAIL: ntnmail@ntn.newsltd.com.au l OTHER INQUIRIES: online@ntn.newsltd.com.au NATIONAL: 14 Attempts to rid the NSW town of Nimbin of marijuana is like trying to rid Queensland of bananas. WORLD: 16 A fairytale has come true for a poor Mexican teenager who spent 16 days on a hunger strike. ENTERTAINMENT: 37 Lady Gaga has apologised for using theword retarded in an interview. BUSINESS: 38 Major retailers are counting on an Easter trading boost to resurrect limp sales. Wicking ..........................34 Your say .........................34 National .........................13 World ..............................16 Entertainment .............36 Movies ............................37 Business ........................38 Comics ............................39 Television ......................39 Saturday Extra .............19 Classifieds .....................41 Weather .........................55 Racing liftout inside Speedcameras NTPolice speed cameraswill be in theseareas today: Darwin:BagotRd; East Point Rd; StuartHighway, Stuart Park; StuartHighway, Winnellie. NorthernSuburbs: McMillansRd; TrowerRd; UnionTce;VanderlinDrive. Palmerston:Channel Island Rd; ChungWahTce; Stuart Highway; TempleTce. Rural:GirraweenRd; Stuart Highway, Coolalinga; Tulagi Rd;VirginiaRd. Are youon the spot? Do you have a news photo or a story tip? If so, wewant to hear from you! Newshotline: 8944 9724 Send your news photos to: newsbreakers@ntn. newsltd.com.au Include your contact details and a brief description. All emails should be notmore than fivemegabytes. Tight Lines ONE of themost satisfying parts ofmy job as a freelance fishingwriter, presenter and tackle consultant is helping to design new fishing gear. Wakeuptous GET YOUR AND HOME DELIVERED Call8944 9901 MYSTERYNUMBERCONDITIONS: If youwin, keep thispaper forverification. Call costs55c (IncGST).Higher from mobile/payphones -DialectSolutions Group.Recommendation:Usea land-line andtouch tonephone.Somemobiles, portableandpayphonesmayexperience technical faultsdue to reception. Saturday Extra FOUR of 13 Australian servicemen to be considered for retrospective award of the Victoria Cross are sailorswho remained at their guns in the face of devastating Japanese air attacks. Fishos flood of determination CALL US Are you the driver or do you know him? CALL us on89449724 SOME fishos will do what it takes to get a tight line. The photos on our front page today were posted on fishing website fishingterritory.com.au by Doors Off on April 6. The determined fisho is driving along the Arnhem Highway, which is about half a metre underneath the floodwater. Forum followers were aghast. Goodlookinpete said: That is a lot of buckets of water. Maxpower drove through the same stretch the previous day when it was a bit lower, and took his hat off to the driver. I bet that dude cleaned up on the fish! He deserved to . . . hes one keen fisho, he said. Richieboy pushed through the mass of water the following day and estimated the floods to be 800mm deep. Worth it though; 40+ barra for the day and a heap of new stories to tell, he said. Havent laughed so hard in ages. Doors Off wrote: Quite a few cars stopped on the Kakadu side of the flood plains, not crossing. The car in the photo was obviously very keen to get out to the East, snorkels will get a work out, and he was yet to hit the deepest part of the water. Hope he made it okay. Looking from East to West back towards the Adelaide River Bridge, you can see the Window on The Wetlands Hill at the top of the picture. The Department of Planning and Infrastructure has warned drivers to use extreme caution on the Arnhem Highway between the Stuart highway and Adelaide River Floodplain because of road works. There is also some damage to the road until the intersection at Kakadu Highway. No over mass permit vehicles are allowed between Wanderrie Road and the Kakadu Highway. And at the Adelaide River Floodplain, vehicles with a maximum 13 axles are allowed if they are not carrying any cargo. Territory tale award finalist Leonie Norringtons book Look See, Look at Me has been shortlisted for the Childrens Book Council Australian Book of the Year 2011 Picture: REGI VARGHESE By MEAGAN DILLON LOOKAT THIS ONTHESHORTLIST n Look See, Look at Me is one of six books shortlisted for the 2011 Childrens Book Council of Australia Book of the Year in the early childhood category n It is aimed at 3-year-olds A CHILDRENS book set in a remote Territory community has been shortlisted for an Australian book of the year award. Territory author Leonie Norrington based her book Look See, Look at Me on Aboriginal women of the Wugularr, Barunga and Manyallaluk communities in Arnhemland. Ms Norrington said the book was very Territory. It is set on a remote community, she said. Ms Norrington was born in Darwin but grew up at Barunga Aboriginal Community, 65km south of Katherine. She said the book was a response to the Intervention. Ms Norrington said Look See, Look at Me was one of six books chosen from about 400 to be shortlisted for the 2011 Childrens Book Council of Australia Book of the Year in the early childhood category. The book is aimed at 3-yearolds, she said. She said reading about indigenous heroes was a good way to encourage indigenous children to read. The only way indigenous people can experience the most exciting part of reading . . . is if the books have indigenous heroes, she said. The book was illustrated by Dee Huxley. She is an amazing illustrator, Ms Norrington said. NT Writers Centre Arnhem writers convener Ian Maclean will be the Territory judge in the competition. Winners will be announced in August. Melbourne direct flights AFL fans and shopaholics will be rejoicing when Qantas resumes its Darwin-Melbourne direct service. The airline will also roll out their NextGeneration check-in with their new Q Card reader and Q Bag technology at Darwin and Alice Springs airports. Qantas said the new technology will provide customers with a faster, smarter check-in experience, dramatically reducing domestic check-in times by allowing passengers to move through checkin areas with greater speed and ease. The service will begin on May 17. Croc story spreads to UK THE story of a croc who crawled up to the door of a house in Darwin recently has made it to the other side of the world. The UKs Sun newspaper gave a mention to Sheryl Wilson of Karama who was putting out the bins when she stood on the crocodile.

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