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November 19, 1996 | From The Washington Post
The U.S. Space Command on Sunday apparently mistook the upper stage of a booster rocket for a spacecraft carrying deadly plutonium, prompting what turned out to be an unnecessary scare for the Australian people. On Sunday evening, President Clinton phoned Australian Prime Minister John Howard to inform him that the Space Command trackers were reporting that remnants of the crippled Russian spacecraft Mars96 could crash in the vicinity of Canberra.
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November 19, 1996 | From The Washington Post
The U.S. Space Command on Sunday apparently mistook the upper stage of a booster rocket for a spacecraft carrying deadly plutonium, prompting what turned out to be an unnecessary scare for the Australian people. On Sunday evening, President Clinton phoned Australian Prime Minister John Howard to inform him that the Space Command trackers were reporting that remnants of the crippled Russian spacecraft Mars96 could crash in the vicinity of Canberra.
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January 20, 1992 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John McEnroe is the focus of another tennis controversy, but it has nothing to do with his game. After a dramatic five-set, nearly five-hour victory on a surface on which temperatures reached 124 degrees, McEnroe used intravenous fluids to recover from possible dehydration. The procedure, not unusual in American professional sports, was criticized by Australian medical authorities, who claimed the practice might give a player a competitive advantage.
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