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TRAVEL
February 9, 1992
Stephen Williams' description of Melbourne ("Melbourne: A Tale of Two Cities," Jan. 19), contrasting it with Sydney's "extensive ethnic mix, restaurants by the boatload," would have been out of date when I left in 1965. It is unrecognizable now. In a half-mile stretch of Brunswick Street, a friend counted 28 national cuisines, covering most of Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. It is not unique. Melbourne's Greek, Italian, Lebanese, Chinese and Vietnamese communities are busy, growing and not shy. And how can anyone describe Melbourne without mention of the fabulous Victoria Market, whose two or three city blocks of stalls of fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, rabbits, cheese, salami, olives, pastries, spices, candies, clothes and even cockatoos (plus the surrounding hole-in-the-wall art and music stores)
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 1986 | CARY DARLING, Darling is assistant editor at BAM magazine and co-edited One Step Ahead, a fanzine/newsletter on Australian and New Zealand music.
Much has been made lately about the renaissance in American rock, spearheaded in the mainstream by the gym-toughened Bruce What's-His-Name and shored in the underground by a Del This or a Les That. But while "American rock" with its unpretentious emphasis on guitar, bass and drums celebrates the back-to-populism basics, another continent is providing much of the same musical no-frills excitement: Australia. Australia.
NEWS
October 22, 1985 | From Reuters
A Thai court sentenced an Australian to death Monday for possessing 4.4 pounds of heroin intended for sale, court officials reported. They said that Donald Tait, 52, a pilot from Sydney, was arrested in July last year at a hotel in Phuket, 580 miles south of Bangkok. He denied the charge and has 15 days to appeal the sentence, officials said.
SPORTS
October 26, 1993 | Associated Press
Troy Waters of Sydney took command in the fourth round and stopped former Olympic gold medalist Robert Wangila at 1:08 of the sixth round in their scheduled 12-round junior-middleweight bout Monday night at the Forum. Waters (21-3) opened the sixth with a flurry of blows that drove Wangila (21-4) around the ring.
NEWS
June 23, 1987 | Associated Press
Classified security arrangements for Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger were accidentally broadcast over a taxi radio network, officials said Monday. The security breach occurred when Australia's Department of Communications gave U.S. security agents a radio frequency it thought was not used, said Joel Webster, a department spokesman. However, the messages were clearly heard by the radio dispatcher of Sydney's largest cab company, Taxis Combined.
NEWS
January 3, 2002 | From Associated Press
As blazes continued raging around Australia's largest city and thousands fled their homes today, police discovered the remains of what might have been two homemade bombs used by arsonists to set tinder-dry forests afire. More than 100 bush fires burning out of control near Sydney and in its suburbs were being fanned by hot, dry and swirling winds. Smoke clouds towered above the city of 4 million people.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
The Aussie import "Wish You Were Here" offers a distinctive, highly effective take on the vacation-from-hell thriller. First-time director Kieran Darcy-Smith, working from a powerful script he wrote with wife - and the film's co-star - Felicity Price, so consistently tightens the screws on the unfolding events you can practically hear the irrevocable twists. The story, told largely in the present but with slowly revealing, well-structured flashbacks, outwardly involves the disappearance of a Sydney, Australia, businessman, Jeremy (Antony Starr)
SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter and Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers won two games on their season-opening trip to Australia last week, but they may have lost two of their top three starters along the way after Clayton Kershaw was scratched from Sunday's game in San Diego because of a sore back and Hyun-Jin Ryu was considered questionable as his replacement after tearing the nail on his right big toe. “There's not a whole lot to tell you,” Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said. “I think from this point we move forward carefully.” Ryu was injured running the bases during his start in Australia.
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