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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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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.
TRAVEL
February 9, 1992
I would like to comment on a remark made in the Jan. 19 article "Authentic Aussie Items in Sydney," concerning the Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery in the Rocks. Perhaps the large number of international tourists that visit the Rocks in Sydney has made some of that area's shopkeepers a little less patient with visitors' requests for information. I had a very different experience in 1990 when I visited the original Coo-ee Aboriginal Art shop and gallery (two separate establishments a block apart)
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)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Zoo has joined a long-odds international effort to save one of nature's tough guys: the Tasmanian devil. Although possessed of sharp fangs, a powerful jaw and a carnivorous personality, the devil is on the verge of being wiped out by a rare and contagious form of cancer on its home island of Tasmania off the coast of Australia. Wildlife officials Down Under, watching in horror as the devil population moves rapidly toward extinction, decided that a public relations effort was needed to raise public awareness about the marsupial's plight . In October, four devils arrived at the San Diego Zoo on long-term loan from the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia.
TRAVEL
November 12, 1989 | JACK ADLER
Australian Pubstays and Backpackers Headquarters have lined up inexpensive accommodations at about 100 pubs in Australia, including some in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart. Many of these pub/hotels are old buildings that have seen much of the country's history. Some have been upgraded. Most offer from five to 10 rooms. There are four room categories, with varying degrees of comfort. Two categories lack private bathrooms. All, however, include a full breakfast.
SPORTS
January 17, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The International Olympic Committee released the following statement Thursday regarding its decision to strip Lance Armstrong of the bronze medal he received in 2000: "Following the recent decisions of [ the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency] and the [International Cycling Union, or UCI] regarding the competitive cycling results of Lance Armstrong, the IOC has disqualified Armstrong from the events in which he competed at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, namely, the men's individual road race, where he finished 13th, and the men's individual time trial, where he finished 3rd and was awarded with a bronze medal and a certificate.
NEWS
January 25, 2007 | From the Associated Press
After a yearlong jubilee celebrating Mozart's 250th birthday, classical music fans can expect another series of concerts and festivals to mark two centuries since the death of Franz Joseph Haydn. The highlight of the yearlong event will take place on May 31, 2009, the 200th anniversary of Haydn's death, with worldwide performances of his masterpiece "The Creation," organizers said Wednesday at a news conference in Vienna.
NEWS
February 13, 1986 | From Reuters
The 6:08 commuter train from Sydney was held up for 20 minutes tonight after a conductor found a naked couple making love in his compartment. Other passengers said the conductor pulled the emergency cord and told the couple that they had three minutes to get dressed and get off at the next station. The man pulled on his clothes, punched the guard three times and was arrested. The woman left the train without further incident.
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