Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2010-07-20

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/222288

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/691607

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, July 20, 2010. NT NEWS. 7 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:20-JGE:7 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K $5000 $5000 Week 1 Permit No. NTL10/21 mg040103 Erika Alderson and a fellow race goer celebrate wearing the same black and white number at Ladies Day Same dress led to fine photo How we broke the red dress death threat scandal NOT everyone at Ladies Day turned to violence when they saw someone else wearing the same dress. Erika Alderson said she was shocked to find a younger woman at the Capriosca Marquee wearing the same black and white number. I did what any woman would do in this awkward situation, she said. I chugged my drink, grabbed a friend with a camera and asked her to take a photo of us. She was a bit taken aback at first, but by the end we were the best of friends. Ms Alderson said she picked up the dress in Bali earlier in June. And her younger doppelganger also bought hers in Bali at Christmas. So much for a Bali original, she said. Yesterdays Northern Territory News front page revealed radio identity Pia Nowland was threatened with violence by a woman wearing the same outfit. Ms Nowland was of the opinion it should have been a funny coincidence. (It) is something you should laugh about. I wish wed got a photo together, she said. Ms Alderson laughed about yesterdays story. I dont know why she acted like that, she said. The embarrassment factor for me was zero. ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Ute lovers all revved up for big show THIS years Royal Darwin Show is expectedtodrawahugecrowdoffamilies, animal lovers and car freaks. Going into its eighth year, the beaut ute competition has always been a crowd favourite and with more categories this year the muster will be one of the shows highlights. From the classic utes reconditioned back into pristine condition to the workmans utes that have done heavy miles over serious terrain, the muster aims to put the versatility of the humble ute on display. MLA Kezia Purich said she has been busy preparing her own beaut ute for the shows event. The beaut ute competition kicks off at 11am Saturday. Ute lovers can register their utes until 9am. Young camper dies at Gunn Point By NADJA HAINKE HE SAID IT CRAIGGARRAWAY St Johnsdeputy operationsmanager Itshardtosaywhat happenedtohim A CAMPING trip turned into a horror weekend for a group of friends when a young man suddenly died. Darwin police said they are not treating the death as being suspicious. The 34-year-old man and three friends had gone camping atCrabber Shack,at Gunn Point about 35km northeast of Darwin over the weekend. Police said the man had becomesickandcollapsedabout 9am on Sunday. His friends were desperately trying to revive him while trying to find phone reception in the remote area. A group member and several teenagers then left the scene to help authorities find their way to the camp about 31km from the bitumen on Gunn Point Rd and a further 15km down a dirt track. Palmerston police and St John Ambulance rushed to the scene but it was too late the man was already dead. Police said it was unknown what caused the sudden death and they were unable to provide any further information. An autopsy will be held to establish the cause of death. St Johns deputy operations manager Craig Garraway said several factors could have caused the mans death. Twenty to 30-year-old people have died from heart attacks, he said. Without actually having been there and knowing (the patients health history) its hard to say what happened. It isbelievedthegroupwere from Darwin. Police are also investigating two other deaths that occurred over the weekend. An Irish backpacker drowned in a croc-infested billabong near Yellow Waters at Kakadu National Park on Saturday night. The 27-year-old man failed to surface and his body was found hours later. Police are also yet to determine the cause of death of a 57-year-old man at Alice Springs on Saturday. Tenders called for prison work camp TENDERS have been called for the construction of the Territorys first prison work camp. The Barkly Work Camp is planned to hold up to 50 low-security prisoners. Correctional Services Minister Gerry McCarthy said the Government had committed $5.1 million to build it, and it would help in rehabilitation. Providing these low-security prisoners with vocational training, educat ion and rehabilitation programs will help break the cycle of reoffending and reduce prisoner numbers, he said. The request for tenders will be published this Thursday and be open for four weeks. Mr McCarthy said the work camp would provide economic opportunities for the Barkly. It is expected to be ready to take prisoners in early 2011.