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The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010



The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010

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14 NT NEWS. Tuesday, July 20, 2010. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 0 -J U L -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 1 4 C O L O R : C M Y K Publication date: Deadline for copy & bookings: Friday 23rd July Wednesday 21st July 10am Saturday 24th July Wednesday 21st July 10am Sunday 25th July Wednesday 21st July 2pm Monday 26th July Wednesday 21st July 2pm Tuesday 27th July Thursday 22nd July 10am Show Day Public Holiday Display Advertising Deadlines Our office will close on Thursday 22nd July at 5pm Normal trading hours will resume on Monday 26th July at 8:30am For more information please contact the consultant in your area on 8944 9801 e r0 5 0 2 0 1 www.ntnews.com.au NATION 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 Kylieback inAustralia MELBOURNE:KylieMinogueisback in Australiatovisithernewnephewand promoteher latestalbumAphrodite. The42year-oldpopprincess(pictured) arrivedinMelbourneafteraflightfrom EuropeearlyonMonday.Herfirststopwastoseeher sisterDanniiandnewbornnephewEthanEdward Smith.KyliesnewalbumhasdebutedatNo. 1 inthe UKandhasenteredthetop20intheUS. Defencesearch for lost rifle CANBERRA:Defenceandfederalpolicearesearching forariflemissingfromatrainingcampinCanberra. It isunderstoodtheriflewentmissingduringthenight sometimelastweek,sparkingamassivesearchand local lockdown. Defenceis investigatinganincidentondefenceland wherean individual riflehasbeenidentifiedasmissing fromaRoyalMilitaryCollegetrainingactivity, the departmentconfirmedyesterday. Pooch rescued fromhole MELBOURNE:A10-year-oldboywillbereunitedwith hismuch-lovedpoochafterthedogwasrescuedfrom anoldmininghole incentralVictoria.Hayden,whowas giventhe JackRussell terrierpuppyJack-Jackforhis fourthbirthday,was petrifiedhewasgoingto lose thedogafter itdisappeareddownadisusedmining caverninMaldononSunday.ButwiththehelpofState EmergencyService(SES)andAnimalWildlifeRescue volunteers, Jack-Jackwasrescuedyesterday. Siege ends as cops storm Perth home A man threatened self-harm in a house in Sinagra, a suburb in the north of Perth. Tactical Response Forces released the 10-year-old son of the man before handcuffing the offender Picture: BOHDAN WARCHOMIJ PERTH: Police have stormed a north Perth home to end a six-hour siege involving a 41-year-old father and his young son. The man had doused the house in petrol and barricaded himself inside with his 10-year-old son. Police made their move around 2.10pm (WST) yesterday and a series of loud cracks were heard as a number of officers took upposition around the property. It was not clear whether the sounds were shots, doors banging or reports from stun weapons. Distressed family members standing nearby reacted angrily as they heard the cracking sounds. A short time later, a grey car was seen to drive away with a man in the back seat covering his head with a blanket. Police had earlier used a tracked robotic vehicle to send a mobile phone into the house to the man, who had threatened to blow himself up. Thefatheroffour,knownas John, first rang police from his home in Wanneroo Rd, Sinagra about 7.50am (WST) yesterday. The street was cordoned off for two blocks as Tactical Response Group officers and negotiators tried to persuade the man to end the siege. Earlier yesterday, Johns brother Damien told re porters outside he had no idea what caused John to barricade himself inside his home. Damien pleaded with his brother to come to his senses and end the siege. Just pull your head in, get your s*** together, he told reporters. Sergeant Greg Lambert said it was believed the man was in a domestic dispute prior to the siege. Man blames red hair and ambos for shooting SYDNEY: Knowing he was to be sacked from his dream job, NSW ambulance officer Trent Speering mailed out numerous vindictive and hateful letters before shooting his elderly mother and then himself. The 40-year-old shot Monica Mary Speering, 72, twice inthe head ather Baulkham Hills home on June 11, 2008. After covering her body with a blanket and resting her head on a pillow, he shot himself in her bedroom, an inquest was told yesterday. Counsel assisting the inquest, John Agius SC, said that according to his letters Mr Speering blamed his actions on numerous people. It included those at his workplace, where he claimed to have been victimised, partly because of his red hair. In a letter to Sydneys Daily Telegraph newspaper, open ed on June 12, Mr Speering gave reasons for his actions. One is that there is a lot of bigotry towards people with red hair in this worthless place and I have copped my share, he wrote. Secondly, I happen to work for theAmbulance Serv ice of NSW and you would be hard-pressed to find an organisation full of more moral bankrupts and degenerates if you tried. Newspaper staff alerted police, but by the time officers arrived atthe housethe shootings had already taken place. Nixon in for surgery MELBOURNE: The head of Victorias Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority Christine Nixon is recovering from surgery. Ms Nixon, who announced her resignation from the authority just hours before being rushed to hospital with a serious gall bladder condition, was successfully operated on at Melbournes Knox Private Hospital yesterday morning. Storm mulls NRL lawsuit MELBOURNE: Melbourne Storms current directors will decide by tomorrow whether the clubs legal action against the NRL over its salary cap penalties will continue. The Storms former independent directors were all sacked by owner News Ltd when the results of an investigation into the clubs salary cap rorting were revealed last week, leaving their case against the NRL in limbo. War veteran given home SYDNEY: A World War II veteran has been given the keys to his new home a day after his old one burned to the ground. Jack Chant, 87, was woken by a smoke detector about 2.30am (AEST) on Sunday. He made it out of his Blacktown unit moments before it was engulfed by flames. But NSW Premier Kristina Keneally yesterday offered him a home in the same housing complex. Jury ponders Farquharson verdict MELBOURNE: A jury has retired toconsideritsverdictinthetrialof a Victorian father accused of murdering his three sons by driving them into a dam. Robert Farquharson (pictured) is charged with murdering Jai, 10, Tyler, 7 and Bailey, 2, on Fathers Day 2005. Farquharson, 41, has pleaded not guilty, telling jurors he black ed out and woke up in the dam near Winchelsea in Victorias southwest. After an 11-week Victorian Supreme Court re-trial, jurors retired to consider their verdict at about 3.10pm (AEST) yesterday. They deliberated for about two hours before stopping for the day. They will resume deliberations this morning. In his closing address earlier this month, prosecutor Andrew Tinney SC told the court Farquharsons resentment and anger toward his ex-wife drove him to commitanalmostunspeakableact of vengeance. Mr Tinney urged jurors to find Farquharson guilty. Student in sex grooming charge GOLD COAST: A university student has been granted bail on charges of grooming a child on the internet for sex. Turkish national Yilmaz Dede, 23, was arrested at Nerang railway station on Saturday following a police operation where an officer posed online as a child, the Southport Magistrates Court was told yesterday. The court heard Dede, who lives at Surfers Paradise, is studying at Bond University, but university records show no one by that name is, or has ever been, enrolled. Dede was ordered to surrender his Turkish passport, not ap proach any international points of departure, and report three times a week to police. He is facing one charge of using a carriage service to procure persons under the age of 16 and another of using a carriage service to groom a person under the age of 16. He will appear in court today.