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July 17, 1985 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Between 1947 and the late 1950s, 1.5 million Europeans, displaced by World War II, emigrated to Australia as part of a government program to increase the population and stimulate economic and industrial growth. Today, a third of the country's citizens are foreign-born or first-generation Australians.
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June 16, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times
I've visited many theme parks in the United States over the last few years as the theme park blogger for The Times' Travel website, but this summer's crop of rides already has me updating my bucket list. Here's a look at some of the biggest new roller coasters, dark rides, live shows, water slides and themed lands planned for this summer at theme parks across the country. Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City, Mo. If I could visit only one theme park this summer, I'd head to Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo., to climb aboard the triple-inversion Outlaw Run hybrid (wood and steel)
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December 11, 1988 | JENNIFER MERIN, Merin is a New York City free-lance writer .
Colonial Taxco, that charming old mining town high in Mexico's Sierra Madre Mountains (about 2 1/2 hours by car from Mexico City), holds to its reputation as the nation's Silver City. With more than 100 shops, visitors choose from an array of silver bracelets, baubles, rings, bangles, earrings, beads, wedding bands, goblets, baskets, boxes, handbags, tea sets, platters and decorative plaques.
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November 21, 2012 | John M. Glionna
Police say shootings aren't supposed to happen in Silver City, a town of just 10,000 residents in isolated southwestern New Mexico. Especially not in a gun store. But that's a case investigators have on their hands after an employee at a popular gun shop who was unloading a .45-caliber handgun accidentally shot and wounded a customer in the back. The 65-year-old customer, who police did not identify, was airlifted from Silver City to an El Paso hospital after the shooting Tuesday.
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December 21, 1997 | PAULA FRIEDMAN, Paula Friedman reviews fiction and poetry for the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer
On Oct. 24, 1951, in the provincial salt-mining town of Silver City in interior China, Commander Three Ox Wang fervently shouted the order to "[d]rag the counterrevolutionaries to the execution ground and carry out the sentences!" Wang's order was swiftly carried out, leaving 108 dead, 32 of whom were members of the once-powerful Li clan. The only adult male belonging to the clan who did not stand before the firing squad was Li Naizhi, a fraternal (?) cousin to the first man shot, Li Naijing.
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July 22, 2007 | John Miller, Associated Press
High on scaffolding beneath Our Lady of Tears Catholic Church's front gable, David Wilper applies a final coat of paint to the window arch. He's installing new stained glass in the church, built in 1898 and still host to one Mass every summer month when members of 50 families live in Idaho's best-known ghost town. November through June there's a watchman here to keep vandals on snowmobiles in check.
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November 21, 2012 | John M. Glionna
Police say shootings aren't supposed to happen in Silver City, a town of just 10,000 residents in isolated southwestern New Mexico. Especially not in a gun store. But that's a case investigators have on their hands after an employee at a popular gun shop who was unloading a .45-caliber handgun accidentally shot and wounded a customer in the back. The 65-year-old customer, who police did not identify, was airlifted from Silver City to an El Paso hospital after the shooting Tuesday.
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September 21, 2008
Thank you for the wonderful article about the unbound nature found in the Southwest's Gila Wilderness ["Sheer Frontier," Sept. 14]. I was again disappointed that you informed your readers only of airline options as the best way to get there. You failed to mention that you can go either to Albuquerque on Amtrak's Southwest Chief or to a variety of other locations on the Sunset Limited. Nicholas Simon Studio City -- The next time you visit the area, take the shortcut through El Paso, rent a car and drive about 140 miles to Silver City, N.M. Spending a day or two in Silver City can be most interesting.
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May 6, 1986
Authorities confirmed that three men from Silver City, N.M., were killed when their light plane crashed into a hillside near the Central California town of Morgan Hill over the weekend. The Santa Clara County coroner's office identified the victims as David Lane, 38, district attorney for New Mexico's 6th Judicial District; Thomas Foy, 35, manager of the Grant County Airport, and the pilot, Jimmy M. Grimes, 71.
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September 29, 1985 | JUDITH FREEMAN
SILVER CITY by Sara Dowse (Penguin: $3.95). "Silver City," a small and sparsely written novel based on a screenplay by Sophia Turkiewicz and Thomas Keneally of a film in current release, opens in a transit camp for Polish refugees located in the bleak Australian countryside during the years following World War II.
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September 21, 2008
Thank you for the wonderful article about the unbound nature found in the Southwest's Gila Wilderness ["Sheer Frontier," Sept. 14]. I was again disappointed that you informed your readers only of airline options as the best way to get there. You failed to mention that you can go either to Albuquerque on Amtrak's Southwest Chief or to a variety of other locations on the Sunset Limited. Nicholas Simon Studio City -- The next time you visit the area, take the shortcut through El Paso, rent a car and drive about 140 miles to Silver City, N.M. Spending a day or two in Silver City can be most interesting.
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July 22, 2007 | John Miller, Associated Press
High on scaffolding beneath Our Lady of Tears Catholic Church's front gable, David Wilper applies a final coat of paint to the window arch. He's installing new stained glass in the church, built in 1898 and still host to one Mass every summer month when members of 50 families live in Idaho's best-known ghost town. November through June there's a watchman here to keep vandals on snowmobiles in check.
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January 16, 2007 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
Carolyn Dorn has long been considered a free spirit by her family, an outdoor lover who thought nothing of grabbing a child's tent and a wilderness survival guide and hitting the trail for a couple weeks on her own. The 52-year-old from South Carolina was drawn to southwestern New Mexico, where the rugged landscape is peppered with cliff dwellings used by people of the Mogollon culture more than 700 years ago.
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January 15, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A camper who became stranded nearly five weeks ago in a national forest because she could not cross a swollen river was rescued Sunday, more than two weeks after the search for her was called off. A New Mexico National Guard crew waded across the icy Gila River to rescue a dehydrated and weak Carolyn Dorn of South Carolina, who entered the Gila National Forest alone Dec. 6 for a two-week trip. She was found Friday by hikers Albert and Peter Kottke.
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September 17, 2004 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
Writer-director John Sayles is one of the godfathers of the American independent movement. He's made remarkable pictures like "Matewan," "Eight Men Out" and "Lone Star" that have seamlessly melded dramatic interest and socio-political concerns. "Silver City" is not one of them, though it's not for lack of trying. That's an unhappy conclusion to reach, and not only out of respect for Sayles' previous achievements.
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April 20, 2003 | Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
WHEN men take to the road in books and movies, their experiences are often celebrated as journeys of exploration and conquest, self-discovery and self-perfection. But when the women in "Thelma & Louise" do the same, they are depicted as runaways and desperadoes who end up dead.
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January 15, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A camper who became stranded nearly five weeks ago in a national forest because she could not cross a swollen river was rescued Sunday, more than two weeks after the search for her was called off. A New Mexico National Guard crew waded across the icy Gila River to rescue a dehydrated and weak Carolyn Dorn of South Carolina, who entered the Gila National Forest alone Dec. 6 for a two-week trip. She was found Friday by hikers Albert and Peter Kottke.
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September 17, 2004 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
Writer-director John Sayles is one of the godfathers of the American independent movement. He's made remarkable pictures like "Matewan," "Eight Men Out" and "Lone Star" that have seamlessly melded dramatic interest and socio-political concerns. "Silver City" is not one of them, though it's not for lack of trying. That's an unhappy conclusion to reach, and not only out of respect for Sayles' previous achievements.
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July 22, 2001 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, Times Travel Writer
There were six of us on the porch, and except for the 400 lightning rods, not much else for miles. The rain puddles were deep enough to drown June bugs; the nearest neighbor was seven miles off. Now and again thunder would rumble, and we'd grin dumbly, gaze toward the southern sky and hope for magic. "This," whispered Mary Frances, glancing at the four strangers around us and the bare homesteader's cabin behind us, "is the wackiest vacation I've had in my life.
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December 21, 1997 | PAULA FRIEDMAN, Paula Friedman reviews fiction and poetry for the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer
On Oct. 24, 1951, in the provincial salt-mining town of Silver City in interior China, Commander Three Ox Wang fervently shouted the order to "[d]rag the counterrevolutionaries to the execution ground and carry out the sentences!" Wang's order was swiftly carried out, leaving 108 dead, 32 of whom were members of the once-powerful Li clan. The only adult male belonging to the clan who did not stand before the firing squad was Li Naizhi, a fraternal (?) cousin to the first man shot, Li Naijing.
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