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February 29, 1988 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Factories are churning out the last of the stuffed platypuses. The giant frilled-neck lizard is finished, as are the 1.5-mile, $12-million monorail and the solar-powered rain forest. And Swiss technicians are testing their indoor ski slope and gondola ride. These are all signs that this "country town" of about 1 million on Australia's remote northeast coast is on the verge of being discovered by the rest of the world.
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June 11, 1988 | ELLEN MELINKOFF
At Aviation Expo-88, today and Sunday at Van Nuys Airport, kids can climb into C-130s, KC-135s and P-3 Orions--just a few of more than 50 military aircraft that will be on display. This full military spread of fighter and support aircraft of the Air Force, Navy and Marines has flown here from as far away as Bangor, Me., and Jacksonville, Fla. Flying demonstrations between 1 and 3 p.m. both days will feature the C-130 Hercules and the Condor Squadron.
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December 27, 1987 | LUCY IZON, Izon is a Canadian travel journalist covering youth budget routes.
Brisbane will host the Southern Hemisphere's first World Expo 88 this century. For young travelers who visit the fair during its April 30 to Oct. 30 run, the Australian Youth Hostel Assn. is offering low-cost, do-it-yourself, domestic, tour programs. Seven- and 14-night packages include bus transportation from many Australian cities, three-day Expo passes and youth hostel accommodations in Brisbane and at a beach resort.
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May 1, 1988 | Associated Press
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday opened World Expo '88, one of the highlights of yearlong celebrations to mark 200 years since Europeans settled in Australia. The $460-million Expo '88, with its theme of "Leisure in the Age of Technology," has attracted exhibits from 36 countries. It will be open until Oct. 30 and is expected to attract 7.8 million visitors. The last World Expo staged in Australia was 100 years ago.
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May 1, 1988 | Associated Press
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday opened World Expo '88, one of the highlights of yearlong celebrations to mark 200 years since Europeans settled in Australia. The $460-million Expo '88, with its theme of "Leisure in the Age of Technology," has attracted exhibits from 36 countries. It will be open until Oct. 30 and is expected to attract 7.8 million visitors. The last World Expo staged in Australia was 100 years ago.
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June 11, 1988 | ELLEN MELINKOFF
At Aviation Expo-88, today and Sunday at Van Nuys Airport, kids can climb into C-130s, KC-135s and P-3 Orions--just a few of more than 50 military aircraft that will be on display. This full military spread of fighter and support aircraft of the Air Force, Navy and Marines has flown here from as far away as Bangor, Me., and Jacksonville, Fla. Flying demonstrations between 1 and 3 p.m. both days will feature the C-130 Hercules and the Condor Squadron.
TRAVEL
October 30, 1988
Mary A. Peairs in "Letters From Readers" (Oct. 2) concerning the very successful Expo 88 in Brisbane, Australia, does not realize that the theme of the Expo was "Leisure in the Age of Technology." That is why "sport" was chosen for the U.S. pavilion. On opening day (April 30) I noted that the lines were greatest at the American center (with California and Hawaii adjoining). This included a self-service restaurant. I would like to see this display, somewhat reminiscent of Epcot and Disneyland, continue as a permanent display.
TRAVEL
October 2, 1988
I recently flew to Brisbane, Australia, to see the Expo 88 celebration. Although my time was short, the pavilions I visited were very interesting and good. Of course, I was most interested in the U.S. pavilion. However, I didn't have time to go through the California pavilion. In any case, I was disappointed in the U.S. pavilion because it was devoted to sports. There were many things that could have been included, particularly the beauty of our states, so I left quite depressed. I'm sure that citizens of Australia left Expo 88 feeling very proud, as did travelers of other nations that were exhibited.
REAL ESTATE
June 5, 1988
Mobile Systems Inc., Swedish manufacturer of high style variable height kitchen and bath utility and storage cabinets, will be among 200 exhibitors at Abilities Expo '88 being held on Friday, Saturday and next Sunday at Los Angeles Convention Center. The event will focus on the latest products, services, employment, organizations and publications to aid people with disabilities, seniors with limitations and health professionals. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.
TRAVEL
January 10, 1988
I have to object to Lucy Izon's reference in "On Budget at Expo 88" (Dec. 27)-- . . . "the high-rise jungle known as Surfers Paradise." I am a former resident of Australia's Surfers Paradise and an official of its chamber of commerce and progress association. In the early '60s, we defined the boundaries of this leading Australian resort. So many people wanted to visit there that house and land values soared and the influx of visitors could only be catered to by high-rise hotels and condominiums.
BUSINESS
February 29, 1988 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Factories are churning out the last of the stuffed platypuses. The giant frilled-neck lizard is finished, as are the 1.5-mile, $12-million monorail and the solar-powered rain forest. And Swiss technicians are testing their indoor ski slope and gondola ride. These are all signs that this "country town" of about 1 million on Australia's remote northeast coast is on the verge of being discovered by the rest of the world.
TRAVEL
December 27, 1987 | LUCY IZON, Izon is a Canadian travel journalist covering youth budget routes.
Brisbane will host the Southern Hemisphere's first World Expo 88 this century. For young travelers who visit the fair during its April 30 to Oct. 30 run, the Australian Youth Hostel Assn. is offering low-cost, do-it-yourself, domestic, tour programs. Seven- and 14-night packages include bus transportation from many Australian cities, three-day Expo passes and youth hostel accommodations in Brisbane and at a beach resort.
NEWS
December 24, 1987 | BARRY KRAUSE
Question: What do you recommend as a good stamp investment in the new year? Does the market look like it will be rising any time soon? What countries or issues would be wise to buy now?--P.R. Answer: In a free-market economy--and the buying and selling of stamps qualifies for supply-and-demand free enterprise--nobody can predict the future. The stamp market has been choppy lately: some issues increasing, some decreasing and many rare stamps hovering around the same value month after month.
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July 10, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian announced Saturday that he will meet with the heads of government in Australia, Hong Kong, the Philippines and South Korea during a two-week Pacific trade trip beginning July 22. It will be the governor's third major foreign trade trip in 18 months, after having traveled to Japan and Europe early in 1987. Previously, his only trip abroad had been during a stint in the Army in the 1950s.
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