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October 9, 2005
I was thrilled by your piece celebrating the cuisine of Australia ["Oz at the Head of the Table," Sept. 25]. We are set to travel to Sydney again in February -- our fifth trip in five years. We have lived there for two months at a time and savor the food there. Even the food in the malls or food halls is superb. I read the letter from a Melbourne citizen in the Oct. 2 Travel section. He said that Melbourne is far superior to Sydney as far as culinary fare. He cited the Flower Drum.
July 28, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 2-year-old girl Saturday became the 5,000th foster child adopted through Los Angeles County's Adoption Saturday program in Monterey Park. Under the program, started in 1998, judges and attorneys volunteer their time to complete adoption proceedings more quickly. On Saturday, Mary Hough, 54, a single mother living in Los Angeles, adopted Sydney, for whom she has cared since the child's birth.
December 2, 1988 | United Press International
Australia ordered the Yugoslav Consulate in Sydney closed today and expelled the staff and their dependents in a dispute over the shooting of a teen-ager last weekend during a demonstration outside the building.
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Cities," Jan. 19), contrasting it with Sydney's "extensive ethnic mix, restaurants by the boatload," would have been out of date when I left in 1965.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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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