June 29, 1987 |
Opposition demonstrators punched, kicked and hit Prime Minister Bob Hawke with a wooden placard Sunday as he campaigned in his home district. The demonstrators, apparently led by anti-abortion activists, broke through a screen of Hawke's security men as he arrived in Wills, his own electoral district, to open a community health center and campaign for national elections next month.
August 21, 1991 |
A man went berserk with a knife, wounding seven people in a 15-minute rampage along a street in West Ryde, a Sydney suburb, police said. They said they were holding an 18-year-old man in custody. Police said the incident began at a railway station and that the knife-wielder ran in and out of homes and yards, stabbing people at random and ransacking a video-rental shop. Six people were hospitalized, one in serious condition with a stomach wound.
July 25, 1991 |
The purple scar begins just below surfer Matt Branson's left elbow and weaves down his forearm. Another larger scar traces down his abdomen and a smaller one cuts across his chest. There also are a few nicks on his right thumb and neck. The scars are fresh, as are Branson's memories of a stabbing that happened less than two months ago in Sydney, Australia. Sydney police are still looking for the man who stabbed Branson five times during a scuffle in a nightclub bathroom.
September 11, 1992 |
Jeff Fenech, a three-time world boxing champion, was found guilty in Australia of assaulting a shop owner and fined $215. Magistrate Peter Miszalski fined Fenech for what he described as "in many ways a very minor assault." Miszalski also recorded convictions of assault causing bodily harm against Fenech's brother-in-law, Mario Adamo; his training partner, boxer Peter Mitrevski, and friend Maxwell Semrani.
January 17, 1988 |
Our faces were as red as the rock we were climbing, but pesky black flies kept us from opening our mouths to gulp extra air. On the pretense of enjoying the view, we sat down to catch our breath. We still gripped the thick metal chain that was our lifeline for an ascent that seemed straight up. Looking down the slippery mountainside, we recalled what a park ranger had said when we asked whether it was easy to climb Ayers Rock. "There have been 18 deaths we know about," he said.