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The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Jun 2013



The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Jun 2013

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2 NT NEWS. Friday, June 14, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 4 -J U N -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K 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: news@ntnews.com.au l OTHER INQUIRIES: online@ntnews.com.au NATIONAL: 14 IT was supposed to be a fun surprise, a male stripper for Kimberly Harringtons 30th. WORLD: 18 THEworlds oldest person and the oldest man ever to have lived has died in Japan at 116. ENTERTAINMENT: 48 ARNOLD Schwarzenegger (pictured) says hewill receive a script for Terminator 5 next week. BUSINESS: 51 A $300 million job-creation scheme failed to guaranteework for the locals. Wicking ......................... 46 Your say ........................ 46 National .........................14 World ..............................18 Entertainment ............ 48 Movies ........................... 48 Business ........................51 Comics ........................... 49 Television ..................... 49 Classifieds .....................53 Careerone ......................54 Weather .........................63 Racing liftout ...............23 Just Footy ......................25 Speedcameras NTPolice speed cameraswill be in theseareas today: DARWIN:BagotRd; BishopSt; StuartHwy;WinnellieRd. NORTHERNSUBURBS: HenburyAve;McMillansRd; TamblingTce;VanderlinDrive. PALMERSTON:ChungWah Tce; RoystoneaAve; Stuart Hwy; TempleTce. RURAL:GunnPointRd; Stuart Hwy,BeesCreek; StuartHwy, HowardSprings; 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. Powerball Thursday13-06-2013 DrawNo.891 00 00 00 00 00 00POWERBALL Total prizepool: $15.32m TheNTNewshas taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause. Fishing SEEING as the barra are on strike to some degree, its evenmore reason to tackle the bluewater pelagics. MORE: Page63 Wakeuptous 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 complications. Witness tells of attack A NORTHERN suburbs resident has described how she saw a group of men attack others with sticks and bats at Casuarina on Wednesday night. Ashley who did not want to give her last name said she saw a group of up to nine men in their 20s or 30s run across the road after another group of five at the intersection of Vanderlin Drive and Trower Rd, near Casuarina Square Shopping Centre about 8.30pm. I saw them with sticks and bats and I saw another group running across the road, and into some units, she said. The people that lived there were telling the mob to go away. I rang the police because I knew there was going to be a fight. They were smashing cars, smashing windows and I think one of them got hit by a car. It probably only went on for a minute and then they ran away. The mob tried to hide in the carpark at the flats and were trying to throw rocks at the other group. They just looked like itinerants, you know. They were all drunk. She said she did not see anyone injured and police arrived after 15 minutes. Police confirmed the incident happened and that there was a report of damage to one car. They said they were investigating. If you have any information for police you can phone 131 444. Giles warns not to go crackers By SARAH CRAWFORD Do the right thing, otherwise the growing community concern and pressurewill mount to a pointwhere the Government will have tomake a decision about the future of fireworks THE CHIEF Minister has warned people planning to set off fireworks on Territory Day to use them legally and responsibly or the Government may be forced to ban them. Adam Giles told the ABC there was mounting public pressure to ban fireworks. Do the right thing, otherwise the growing community concern and pressure will mount to a point where the Government will have to make a decision about the fu ture of fireworks. We dont want to ban them. Mr Giles said he would speak with Police Commiss ioner John McRoberts about the ban on the Territorys biggest fireworks supplier to sell his crackers. KC Fireworks owner Clive Featherby had his licence to sell 4000 boxes of fireworks revoked after Mr McRoberts deemed he was not an appropriate person to sell the explosives. He has refused to clarify why Mr Featherby is not considered appropriate. What I will be doing is having a chat with police and try to provide clarity on that issue, Mr Giles said. People are only allowed to purchase fireworks on Territory Day July 1 and set them off on that night. Gary Doyle with the remnants of three massive Thunder in Down Under bangers found on his street Picture: HELEN ORR Protest explodes over morning bangers FIREWORKS set off in the early hours of the morning in Darwin city have driven residents to the limit. And Chief Minister Adam Giles has warned that fireworks will be banned on Territory Day unless people respect their use. The loud crackers have exploded most mornings this week in The Gardens, and Smith St resident Gary Doyle has had enough. He found the remains of three massive Thunder in Down Under bangers on his street after they woke him at 3.45am yesterday. It must have woke the whole street up, the hoodlining upholsterer said. Ive lost sleep, Ive missed work trying to get something done about it. Id like to see the bloody things banned altogether. Theyve got no respect. Mr Doyle said even official fireworks were a waste. (The Territory) has no money but were blowing these things up, he said. They stopped the (Arafura) Games but theyre paying for fireworks. Operation put Jinx on alleged burglars A TEAM of alleged burglars has been arrested after a month-long operation. Tennant Creek Superintendent Craig Barrett said the men were arrested in Operation Jinx. Police located and arrested four males aged 15, 17, 18 and 28 and allege they were involved in up to seven unlawful entries, Supt Barrett said yesterday. Australia Post grants aid communities COMMUNITY groups are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $25,000 as part of the Australia Post Our Neighbourhood initiative. NT Senator Trish Crossin said the grants would support local projects. Australia Posts new program has been designed to provide opportunities for people from varying backgrounds, she said. Man injured in ute rollover MAJOR Crash detectives are calling on the public to assist with their investigation of a single-vehicle rollover early last Sunday. Sergeant Mick Schumacher said a 22-year-old male driver was travelling south on Engoordina Drive, Alice Springs, in a Ford Ranger twin-cab ute, when the vehicle rolled. A man, 30, believed to have been travelling in the tray, was seriously injured, he said. Anyone with information can call police on 131 444. 11 38 12 25 24 13 7POWERBALL