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November 14, 1989 | Associated Press
A man shouting "I've come to kill a gorilla!" jumped into an enclosure at Melbourne Zoo on Monday and attacked a 220-pound female primate before officials stopped him, a zoo spokeswoman said. The man kicked and punched an adult female, who screamed in fear while protecting itself and a 5-year-old male, spokeswoman Judith Henkey said. She said the man, who suffered minor injuries from his jump, apparently has a history of mental illness. He was under observation at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
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August 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.S. Navy sailor was sentenced to more than five years in prison for sexually assaulting two girls while on shore leave in Australia. Mark Anthony Campbell, 23, was sentenced in Perth District Court for assaulting the 12- and 13-year-olds in April at a hotel in the capital of Western Australia state.
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SPORTS
September 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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June 29, 1987 | United Press International
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.
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August 21, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
SPORTS
July 25, 1991 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
September 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
August 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.S. Navy sailor was sentenced to more than five years in prison for sexually assaulting two girls while on shore leave in Australia. Mark Anthony Campbell, 23, was sentenced in Perth District Court for assaulting the 12- and 13-year-olds in April at a hotel in the capital of Western Australia state.
NEWS
August 21, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
SPORTS
July 25, 1991 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 14, 1989 | Associated Press
A man shouting "I've come to kill a gorilla!" jumped into an enclosure at Melbourne Zoo on Monday and attacked a 220-pound female primate before officials stopped him, a zoo spokeswoman said. The man kicked and punched an adult female, who screamed in fear while protecting itself and a 5-year-old male, spokeswoman Judith Henkey said. She said the man, who suffered minor injuries from his jump, apparently has a history of mental illness. He was under observation at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
TRAVEL
January 17, 1988 | MICHELE GRIMM and TOM GRIMM, The Grimms of Laguna Beach are authors of "Away for the Weekend," a travel guide to Southern California.
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.
TRAVEL
January 17, 1988 | MICHELE GRIMM and TOM GRIMM, The Grimms of Laguna Beach are authors of "Away for the Weekend," a travel guide to Southern California.
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.
NEWS
November 18, 1990 | MICHAEL PERRY, REUTERS
A man murders his 7-year-old stepson by shooting him through the eye at point-blank range. A street gang throws a man off a moving train. Three young men are sentenced to life in prison, never to be released, for the rape and murder of a young bank clerk. These are just a few of the stories headlined in Sydney newspapers recently. Police, social workers and judges say crime in Sydney, already Australia's most violent city, is becoming more brutal.
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June 29, 1987 | United Press International
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.
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