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Issue 15

Amanyi's story

p2138-amanyi-gun-smThis righteous desert babe left us 10 days ago. Her life was not a procession of unparalleled, certifiable, gold medal, high-achieving wins, but an impressive battle scar and zesty tribute to the vitality of soul-force, writes BETH SOMETIMES. She was seventy-five, and taken out suddenly by a massive stroke. While she was in hospital five years ago after the first stroke, we hung out and talked extensively and I wrote something of a story of her life. Here is a much abridged version, published with the permission of Amanyi’s daughter, Linda Stanley. She also gave permission for photos of Amanyi to be published.

Skinny latte with daring texts and probing photos

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Owner Kam Buckley (at right in the photo), owner of KafeGonzo which in its new location still has the same trendy vibe. But it is now packed to the rafters with paintings, pictures, books, novels and magazines in organised chaos. Kam is pictured with artist James Tudor. JENNIFER RAJHER reports.

 

The Centre's winning literature

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Alice Springs author Rod Moss has won the Chief Minister’s Book of the Year Award for his memoir, One Thousand Cuts, while the graphic novel, The Long Weekend in Alice Springs, by Craig San Roque and Joshua Santospirito won the Non-Fiction Book Award.

Dogs to scare kids as cops are busy at bottleshops

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Bottle shop watch takes cops from street patrols – and do the kids know it! COMMENT by HAL DUELL.

 

Visions of Utopia

 

Stories and pictures you won't see in John Pilger's film 

 

Priorities are shifting at Arlparra, also known as Utopia. Traditional owners did not want it to develop as a community, but to rather be a resource centre, delivering services to people living on their homelands. But in a visit to the area this week Member for Namatjira, Alison Anderson, was told that the push from locals is now for “housing, housing, housing” at Arlparra. KIERAN FINNANE travelled with Ms Anderson ahead of the heavily promoted broadcast of Pilger's Utopia on SBS this Saturday.

Ask Lisa for the secret of growing a business in Alice

 

Message to the "we'll all be ruined" brigade: There's plenty of scope in Alice Springs for growing a business – and quite without government handouts. Just ask Lisa Perry. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO by TAYLOR CHALKER.

Huge budget cuts for environmental lobby

 

 

Governments have inflicted "significant" budget cuts on the Alice Springs based Arid Lands Environment Centre, says its CEO Jimmy Cocking (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Mysterious interference with Alice mobile calls

 

 

A mystery source of interference is causing disruption to mobile phone calls in Alice Springs and also to internet users linked to 3G and 4G access for browsing and emails.

5% council rate rise proposed

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The Town Council is proposing a 5% rate rise largely to cope with increases in electricity costs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Mayor Damien Ryan.

Public drinking: town council staffer stands his ground

 

 

 

Town council Community Services Director Craig Catchlove (pictured) stood his ground last night when he came under fire over statements on illegal public drinking. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Electricity cost still up in the air, cuts by Feds a worry for council

 

 

No CPI increase "leaving a hole in our budget for the next three years," says Mayor Ryan.

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