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Sunday Territorian 4 Apr 2010



Sunday Territorian 4 Apr 2010


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2 Sunday Territorian, Sunday, April 4, 2010 www.sundayterritorian.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 4 -A P R -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K PRISON officers have gunned down the man accused of brutally murdering Mudgee teenager Michelle Morrissey as he tried to make a brazen getaway. NEWS 9 THE Darwin Basketball Association has some big matches lined up for its China tour in August. IT LOOKS to be an outstanding Easter for fishermen. Corroboree Billabong access is open. WEATHER 46 SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES 53 TELEVISION 55 FISHING 42 AUSTRALIANS who plan to indulge in chocolate today have been warned you will need to run for up to 70km to work off a tempting 500g Easter egg. COMICS 27 MONEY 13 MOVIES 15 LIFESTYLE 39 WICKING 16 FORUM 16 ENTERTAINMENT 15 SPORT 23 NEWS `Man with shotgun' sparks big police hunt FromPage 1 The guy was going to shoot us if we didnt take offHarrison last night said therehad been reports of a man with a firearm near Coolalinga Shops in Darwins rural area. We are at the moment there with some units, he said. Were just searching to see whether we can find the person we havent confirmed it yet. Two young brothers said they saw a dazed-looking man walking near Wells Creek Rd about 9pm. The older of the pair a 17-year-old youth said they stopped their car to ask him if he was all right. He said the man lifted a shotgun and pointed it at their heads. The younger brother aged 15 was in the passengers seat closest to the man, and saw the gun first. My brother was pretty speechless, the youth said. He was trying to get me to go, but couldnt get the words out. (Then) he lay down on his chair and yelled go! The 17-year-old said he then saw the gun, and stomped on the accelerator. The guy was going to shoot us if we didnt take off, he said. He wasnt in a very clear state of mind he was stumbling around. The brothers spoke to the Northern Territory News last night from the Woolworths car park where police had ordered them to remain. It is understood members of the police elite TRG squad were conducting the search. They just told us to wait here, the youth said. Theres cops hiding in the bushes with guns its pretty serious. There was a heap of them with proper guns big ones some sort of rifles, running down the street and hiding. The brothers had borrowed their mothers car, without telling her, to do some lastminute Easter shopping. They had wanted to surprise her with chocolate eggs today. DRAW SUPPS SUPER 66 2 28 18 12 22 21 38 33 5 0 7 5 1 0 DRAW No 2995 Nic's sister Antonia Kidman ties knot, again ANTONIA Kidman and Craig Marran have secretly wed in South Africa, dodging media attention by holding a private wedding on a game reserve. After enduring speculation for months about their wedding plans, the couple have surprised everyone by secretly tying the knot last Saturday in an intimate ceremony that did not include family or friends. The secret wedding took place at Kruger National Park, and the newlyweds spent a week honeymooning in Cape Town. Kidman told friends the cere mony was very romantic, and she is very happy to have found love again after the break-up of her first marriage to Angus Hawley in 2007. While the pair was getting married, Antonias sister Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban were attending the christening of Rupert Murdochs children Grace and Chloe in Jordan, where they acted as godparents. Also missing form the ceremony were Antonias children Lucia, Hamish, James and Sybella, who were in Sydney with their father, Hawley. Kidman and Marran, 42, who works in finance in Singapore, met through a shared love of fitness, often running in the same triathlons and fun runs. Last September, they completed the Sydney Running Festival half marathon together. Marran proposed to Kidman last September, just nine months after they were introduced in New York by family friend Annette Overton, the sister of TV newsreader Peter, a former neighbour. Rebel's lover to run for office A MODERN-DAY EVITA: Angelita Pires wants to fix East Timor, but still fears for her safety. Picture: STUART WALMSLEY By CLAIRE HARVEY SHE has lost a lover, a baby and her faith in justice, but Territory woman Angelita Pires says she is preparing for a new fight: bringing true democracy to East Timor. In her first interview since being acquitted of conspiring to murder East Timorese president Jose Ramos-Horta, Ms Pires said she wanted to return to East Timor and run for political office. Ms Pires lover, rebel soldier Alfredo Reinado, was killed by government forces on the day of the assassination attempt in February 2008, in which Mr Ramos-Horta suffered gunshot wounds. Ms Pires, a dual Australian-Timorese citizen, is now in Australia and has engaged a celebrity agent, Lauren MillerCilento, to secure a book and film deal of her story which Ms Miller-Cilento pitches as the modern-day Evita. Ms Pires has already started writing the book, based on personal diaries and loveletters. She says the stress of house-arrest and the trial caused her to miscarry Reinados baby in March 2008. Ive never run from anything, and Im innocent, Ms Pires, 44, said. The fact that I won, I think, gives a lot of Timorese women courage to ask questions about their society. Ms Pires believes sweeping political reform is the only solution to East Timors rampant corruption, poverty, disease and the dysfunctional justice system. She will not rule out running for president or prime minister in the 2012 elections, but says a more likely role for her is Attorney-General. I had to believe in myself. If you are not guilty, you have no other chance. The moment you entertain the thought of giving up, you are finished. And Im just one woman to be crushed in that way was terrible. In Timor, the pressure is like the humidity you dont see it, but you feel it, and it crushes you. Ms Pires was born in East Timor but moved to Australia with her family, before returning in 1999 to work as a United Nations legal aide. She met and fell in love with the married ex-army major Reinado, who led a rebel force of disgruntled soldiers. Prosecutors alleged Ms Pires goaded Reinado into attempting to kill the President. Ms Pires was acquitted of all charges but 23 of Reinados men were convicted and are now in jail. I was the victim of a witchhunt, she said, adding she still feared for her safety. The prosecution is appealing against my acquittal so (it) is still going on.