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August 25, 2013
The killing of Australian college student Christopher Lane in Duncan, Okla. is just one more tragedy that demonstrates the need for gun control ("Suspect's sister: 'He wouldn't listen,' Aug. 22). In your article, Daniel Ford is quoted as saying, "These punks are going to take our freedom away? Give me a break. " I am sorry but the right to live trumps the right to own a gun. This country could learn something from Australia. In 1996, Australia put several laws into effect under their National Firearm Agreement.
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By John Jiloty and Inside Lacrosse | July 18, 2014
The U.S. team pretty quickly threw out any concerns about a letdown game in the semifinals of the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships on Thursday night in Commerce City, Colo. Team USA, coming off a dominant 18-5 win over the Iroquois Nation on Tuesday night, easily could have looked past an Australia team it beat, 16-7, in pool play. Instead, the United States jumped out to a 7-0, first-quarter lead on the Aussies and never slowed, winning, 22-3, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park to advance to Saturday night's gold-medal game against Canada for the fifth straight time.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2011
The father of a 16-year-old St. Paul's School for Girls student who died in a boating accident in Australia said Wednesday he has not set a date for a funeral in Baltimore. "The body is still in Australia and will not return until next week. The burial will not be until late next week," said Timothy L. Mullin Jr., Cameron O'Neill-Mullin's father. The family resides in Lutherville. Mullin, an attorney with the firm of Miles and Stockbridge, said he was also planning a "life celebration" in her honor "in about a month.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | July 17, 2014
FIL World Championships Australia edges Israel, 9-8, will face U.S. in semifinal Goalie Tom Vickery stopped shots by Matthew Cherry with five seconds left and Cody Levine earlier in the final minute to preserve Australia's 9-8 victory over Israel in a quarterfinal at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships on Wednesday night in Commerce City, Colo. Australia will play the top-seeded United States tonight at 6:30. Australia defenseman Callum Robinson , a rising junior at Stevenson, knocked down a shot during the final sequence.
NEWS
October 9, 2012
St. Paul's School for Girls, in Brooklandville, recently hosted a visit by Peter Crawley, headmaster of St. Hilda's School in Queensland, Australia, and his wife, Anne, as a continuation of the school's exchange program with St. Hilda. The partnership with the school has run since 2009. Sophomores Kerri Clayton, of Lutherville, and Victoria Easton, of Parkton, will spend spring 2013 at St. Hilda's. During the Crawleys' visit to SPSG, they toured the school with senior Caroline Ponsi, met with visited classes, talked with faculty and enjoyed a tea party with students.
NEWS
June 14, 2002
FEW COUNTRIES extend much hospitality to refugees or asylum seekers, but for sheer cruelty and cynicism, Australia's policy toward the destitute boatloads who head for its shores appears to be unmatched in the world. Last week, a United Nations investigator emerged from a desert detention center in a place called Woomera and said he was appalled by a system that insists on locking up children, the elderly, pregnant women and the handicapped. He saw what he labeled "collective depression syndrome" among inmates who have effectively been sentenced to mandatory, long-term, indefinite detention simply for setting foot in Australia.
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By Stephen Kelly and Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
Calvert Hall lacrosse standout Stephen Kelly is in Turku, Finland this month as a member of the U.S. under-19 men's national team, which is competing in the Federation of International Lacrosse U-19 men's world championships. The U.S. has won all six titles since the tournament began in 1988. Kelly, a two-time first-team All-Metro midfielder, will share his experiences with a daily blog as he tries to bring home a gold medal. The U.S. opens play on Friday against Australia. Hello everybody!
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By Special to The Sun | July 25, 1994
MANCHESTER, England -- It wasn't easy and it wasn't pretty, but it was a win yesterday for the U.S. men's lacrosse team, 14-12, over Australia in round-robin play at the World Lacrosse Championships."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 12, 1995
I am traveling to Australia in February. Do you know of any bicycle touring companies there, including Tasmania?Advances in cycle technology have brought cycling, both as a racing sport and as an active pastime, back to prominence in Australia over the past decade, according to the Australian Tourist Commission. Judging from the number of touring clubs, events and operators, Australia is something of a cyclist's nirvana.Victoria and New South Wales, with their larger populations and more extensive road networks, are the most active cycling states.
NEWS
By Richard C. Paddock and Richard C. Paddock,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 10, 2004
SYDNEY, Australia - Prime Minister John Howard and his conservative coalition easily won re-election yesterday as voters endorsed his economic platform despite misgivings about his decision to send troops to Iraq. Labor Party leader Mark Latham, who pledged to bring most of Australia's 850 troops in Iraq home by Christmas, was unable to persuade voters to abandon Howard's ruling coalition, which has presided over 8 1/2 consecutive years of economic growth. "I am truly humbled by this extraordinary expression of confidence in the leadership of this great nation by the coalition," said a beaming Howard, 65, after winning his fourth term as prime minister.
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Sports Digest | July 13, 2014
Memorabilia Ruth bat, contract sold at auction, but ball withdrawn A nearly century-old Babe Ruth bat sold for $214,000 at a memorabilia auction Saturday night, but the first baseball whacked over the Yankee Stadium fence by the legendary slugger failed to land a new home. The auction, held at the Sports Legends Museum a day after the 100-year anniversary of Ruth's first major league game, featured 200 items related to the Baltimore-born home run king. Ruth's bat was discovered in a stash of pre-World War I Red Sox bats found in a 150-year-old home outside Boston, according to Goldin Auctions of New Jersey, which handled the sale.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
Loyola Maryland women's lacrosse coach Jen Adams first noticed Marlee Paton at a clinic in Melbourne, Australia, when Paton was just 12. "I remember seeing Marlee there as this tiny little peanut and thinking, 'This kid is going to be something else,'" Adams said. "You see a player like Marlee playing against women of my age and older and holding their own, and you see her teammates like [former Loyola All-American] Stacey Morlang trusting Marlee to take a shot at the end of the game.
NEWS
August 25, 2013
The killing of Australian college student Christopher Lane in Duncan, Okla. is just one more tragedy that demonstrates the need for gun control ("Suspect's sister: 'He wouldn't listen,' Aug. 22). In your article, Daniel Ford is quoted as saying, "These punks are going to take our freedom away? Give me a break. " I am sorry but the right to live trumps the right to own a gun. This country could learn something from Australia. In 1996, Australia put several laws into effect under their National Firearm Agreement.
SPORTS
By Aaron Kasinitz and The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2013
Janice Binkley-Cole handed what looked like a makeshift lacrosse stick to Tristan Cole and watched her smiling 10-year-old son head onto a practice field. From the time he left the sideline until he returned about 10 minutes later, Tristan's feet never touched the ground. That's because Tristan plays polocrosse, and in his sport, he doesn't walk, jog or run. He rides a pony. “The funnest part is when you get to run around [on the horse] and go really fast and have good goals,” Tristan said.
NEWS
By Meghan Daum | May 31, 2013
We're No. 6! That's according to new data from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, which on Tuesday released results of a survey measuring quality of life in 36 industrialized nations. For the last three years, the Paris-based outfit has weighed 11 criteria, including housing, income, jobs, environment, safety and work-life balance. For the third year in a row, Australia was the big winner, thanks in large part to an economy that managed to avoid the global recession of the last decade.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2013
When Stevenson lost a starting defenseman in senior Kyle Fendlay for personal reasons prior to the beginning of the current season, the thought was that the unit might suffer a little bit. But that hasn't been the case thanks to the emergence of sophomore Callum Robinson. As the No. 3 Mustangs prepare to meet Tuesday night a Roanoke squad that upended No. 7 Lynchburg, 9-8, last Saturday, Robinson, 21, leads the No. 3 Mustangs (11-1) in caused turnovers with 17, ranks third in ground balls with 36, and has scored two goals.
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | August 24, 2005
THE HOUSING boom in Canberra, Australia, was great while it lasted. Prices soared and folks got rich, not least the real estate brokers. But lately Aussie real estate has cooled off. "Definitely," Canberra real estate agent Peta Barrett says on the phone. "The property market has dropped off a little bit, possibly by about 5 percent in the last 12 months," she says, and "everything's fairly flat" in the larger economy. We bring you this dispatch because Baltimore's economic future may be playing out in the land of Vegemite and platypi.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Sun Staff Writer | August 7, 1995
HAVERFORD, Pa. -- The rain that finally broke the oppressive heat wave yesterday did nothing to extinguish the United States' chances of winning the first Leader/International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations' Under-19 World Championships.In the tournament opener, a blistering fast break sparked the United States to a 6-5 comeback victory over another early favorite, Australia, at Haverford College."This was a gigantic win," said attacker Tice Burke, who scored two goals in a second-half USA rally.
NEWS
February 6, 2013
I would like to pass on sincerest praise to the Baltimore Ravens for an amazing effort against the 49ers. My son and many of his mates watched the game here in Australia. Enjoy your success. Marie Hall, Albury, New South Wales, Australia
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2012
A total solar eclipse will occur over parts of northern Australia and the southern Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, and you can watch it from Maryland via a webcast. The eclipse begins at about 3:35 p.m. EST, with its path starting in  Australia's Garig Ganak Barlu National Park in the Northern Territory. The instant of greatest eclipse will be reached at about 5:12 p.m. EST. The eclipse path ends at 6:48 p.m. EDT just west of Chile. While it won't be visible to many populated areas of the globe, an official broadcast is being done from Cairns, Australia.
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