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The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Jan 2010



The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Jan 2010

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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Tuesday, January 5, 2010 11 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:5-JAGE:11 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K with Alyssa Betts outtheback@ntnews.com.au shhh! guess who? fashion the word celebs scene out The Territorys hottest gossip In which Doris sets out in search of our hero TERRITORY TALE THE tale so far. Last weekNorm wasmissing in croc infestedwater at FoggDamwhile his wife Doris waited by the phone... Doris is pacing. Its been awhole day since she last sawNorm and she hasnt heard boo fromhim. Normwouldnt normally leave home formore than a couple of hours without letting her know where hewas. And it was very unusual for him tomiss his usual Tuesday night movie with the boys. Doris could never quite understandwhy they alwayswent to the cinema inMitchell St, right across fromThe Lost Arc, on Tuesday nights, even though they lived in the northern suburbs, just a stones throw fromCasuarina. She also found it odd that Norm made a ritual out of going to the movies with hismates, considering he never showed the slightest interest whenever she suggested theywatch a film. Doris knewNorm alwayswent to the latest screening. It was almost 9pmnow so she thought shewould venture down to the cinema herself. Normwas sure to show up. Hello young lady, Doris said as she entered the cinema foyer. Imwondering if you can help me? Im looking formy husband, Norm, he comes here every Tuesday night. Doris reached into her purse and produced a picture of Norm. Brittney, thewell-endowed young theatre attendant, had a blank stare as she chewed her gum. Shes beenworking at the cinema since she finished school two years ago.Most Tuesday nights she wanders over the road after work to participate in TOT at The Lost Arc. I think youve come to thewrong place, she tells Doris. DOYOU think you couldwrite a chapter of the Tale?Have a go, we may even print it! Send yours to outtheback@ntnews.com.au Read the Tale from the start at www.ntnews.com.au/tale Move over Robbie, Chook man rules CHASER: Robbie Williams LEGEND: Frank the Chook Man Turton at the Daly Waters pub. Picture: JUSTIN SANSON ByANNIE SANSON SUPERSTARRobbieWilliams reportedly bought a property in the tiny Outback town of DalyWaters but the local pub already has its own singing star. After theNorthern Territory News revealed in November that pop god Robbie was looking for an NT outback property to pursue his UFO spotting passion, theSunday Territorian reportedMrWilliams had found a property out of Daly Waters, 600km south of Darwin. The famousDalyWaters Pub announced on its Facebook page that it was fine for the singing superstar to buy a property in their little town, but the pubwould stick to its own headline star, Frank the ChookMan. The 67-year-old countrymusic singer Frank Turton, who originally hails fromSA, spends sixmonths of the year in the DalyWaters outback pub entertaining locals and tourists.Well-known across Australia for wearing awooden house on his head and his trained chooks, Frank has been the headline star at the pub for years and his fans couldnt care less about one RobbieWilliams. No one can take Franks place Samantha Clay wrote on the pubs Facebook page, andChookMan fan Bert Picton added Frank is the great headline act! Frank not only performs at the pub but also sells wood carvings. He told theNT News last year that one of his best selling products was a hangable wood carving called didyabringyagrogalong. On the left side of the carving are thewords, In America they have George Bush, Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and StevieWonder, the right hand side inscription reads, In Australia we have John Howard, no cash, no hope and no bloodywonder. We do have RobbieWilliams now, though and reportedly hes on the outlook for thewonders in theNT skies. As a noted UFObuff, the star already has had offers fromTop EndUFO spotter Alan Ferguson to goUFO-huntingwith him. CHEERS: Skye McDonald has a warm bath in an Esky next to a campfire at Providence Station Bush bathtub a little ripper AROUND THE TRAPS WHENSkyeMcDonalds parents Bob and Sharon firstmoved to Providence Station the family had to share a tent for a fewmonths. We didnt have a proper bathroom, so therefore we had to shower down at the bore, Sharon McDonald said. When it started to get cold, Skye bailed up on the bore idea. Little redneck Skye could not have been happier when her parents came upwith the idea for a great outback bath-tub an Esky full of warmwater next to a campfire. FLASHBACK Goon but still not forgotten Its Goonamania! Northern Territory News January 6, 1976 ANEWstandard for community groupswas set in 1976with the establishment of the Darwin Goon Appreciation Society. No, not goon as in caskwine, but as in TheGoon Show the old British radio program starring comedy trio SpikeMilligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. Were just a bunch of bloody idiots who like the Goons, and decided to do something about it, Goon publicity officer, or GoonScoop, GrahamSykes told the Northern Territory News 34 years ago tomorrow in 1976. However, the society was already facing troubles its initial 15 members quickly swelled tomore than 30 enthusiasts,making it difficult for the group to find a suitablemeeting place. SAMANTHACLAY Noone can take Franks place.

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