Advertisement
HomeCollectionsMelbourne
IN THE NEWS

Melbourne

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
April 14, 2004
On April 6, 2004, MELBOURNE JOHN HELLSTROM, of Severna Park, MD. Beloved husband of Helen T. Hellstrom; loving father of Lisa, Sarah, Benjamin and Daniel Hellstrom; dear brother of Edward Hellstrom; devoted grandfather of four grandchildren. Inurnment service will be held Friday, 11:30 A.M. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8412 veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108. Arrangements made by Barranco & Sons P.A. Severna Park Funeral Home.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
September 28, 2011
Greg Norman's final Presidents Cup picks did more than bolster the host nation's representation. He went for a true "home" advantage with his selection of Robert Allenby and Aaron Baddeley . Allenby grew up playing Royal Melbourne, nearly winning the 1991 Australian Open there as an amateur, then conquering the course in the 1992 Johnnie Walker Classic and 1993 Australian Players Championship. "It is my No. 1 golf course in the world," said Allenby, who missed the 1998 Presidents Cup as he recovered from a near-fatal car accident.
Advertisement
NEWS
November 7, 2007
On November 5, 2007, MELBOURNE T.L. DOWNING, SR.; beloved husband of the late Dorthy E. Downing (nee Cook); devoted father of Melbourne T. L. Downing, Jr. and his wife Janet A. Downing, and Wesley E.F. Downing; dear brother of the late Rev. Frank A. Downing; loving grandfather of Deborah Downing and Patricia L. Downing. Also survived by five great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (Beltway Exit 26) on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9pm, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00am.
SPORTS
January 14, 2008
MELBOURNE, Australia -- The difference in 12 months was easy to see. Serena Williams, wearing fuchsia bicycle shorts and headband, a short white dress and dangling, chandelier-inspired earrings, found her form quickly and beat Jarmila Gajdosova, 6-3, 6-3, today in the first match in the Australian Open. Last year, Williams was unseeded, ranked 81st and coming off one of her worst losses on tour - in a Tier 4 event at Hobart - yet she beat six seeded players en route to the title at Melbourne Park.
NEWS
By MARK RIBBING and MARK RIBBING,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2000
Audrey Earnshaw Melbourne, one of the first women to be appointed to district and circuit court benches in Maryland, died Sunday of pneumonia at Howard County Hospital. She was 69. An enthusiastic equestrian, Ms. Melbourne scored some of her most notable legal victories while representing jockeys, including a 1968 case that forced Maryland's racing commission to license female riders. Ms. Melbourne encountered gender bias as she worked her way through a legal system that had been monopolized by men, friends said.
NEWS
November 7, 2007
Melbourne T.L. Downing Sr., a retired lawyer and businessman who was also a longtime American Kennel Club judge, died of heart failure Monday at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in Towson. The former Timonium resident was 94. Mr. Downing was born and raised in Baltimore. After graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1930, he joined his father's company, Frank Downing Inc., a Baltimore brick and block construction company. The company later became a general contracting firm. Mr. Downing earned a law degree from the University of Baltimore Law School in 1943 and practiced estate law until retiring in 2000.
SPORTS
By Danny Baker | July 18, 2003
The Volvo Ocean Race has picked Melbourne, Australia, as a stop, officials announced yesterday. The race will start in November 2005 from the Mediterranean, go to Cape Town, South Africa, and reach Melbourne in January-February 2006. Melbourne, picked over Auckland, New Zealand, also will stage the Commonwealth Games in March 2006. After leaving Australia, the Volvo fleet will race through the southern Pacific Ocean and around Cape Horn to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A new feature of the competition, intended to "greatly benefit host cities" will be in-port racing that counts toward the overall race result, said Glenn Bourke, the Volvo Ocean Race's chief executive officer.
NEWS
By Uli Schmetzer and Uli Schmetzer,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 30, 1998
MELBOURNE, Australia -- On the debris of a dockyard area shunned by the public, one of Australia's richest men plans to raise the world's tallest skyscraper, an obelisk-shaped edifice 200 feet higher than any building now standing or under construction.Developer Bruno Grollo wants to make sure the 113-floor, 1,700-foot Grollo Tower, whose construction is scheduled to begin next year, will have no rivals for years to come.The world's tallest building now is the twin Petronas towers (1,483 feet)
NEWS
November 19, 2003
Died on July 12, 2003 JAMES B. TAYLOR, Age 84 in Melbourne, FL. Born in Farfar, Scotland. He Retired S/Master Sgt. of USAF after 30 years. He is survived by one son, Blair J. Taylor of Melbourne, FL; two daughters, Linda T. Dean of Dallas, TX and Sharon T. Tedlow of Miami, FL; three grandchildren, Scott and Greg Schevling & Heather Tedlow; three great grandchildren, Jake, Logan and Erika. Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne, FL is serving the family. 321-723-2345
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 9, 2005
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Sixteen men arrested during sweeping raids in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, were charged yesterday with belonging to a terrorist organization and plotting terrorist attacks. The men had chemicals similar to those used in the London bombings this summer, officials said, but no evidence has emerged linking the suspects to any outside group, such as al-Qaida or Jemaah Islamiyah. Officials said they were working on the theory that the suspects represented another example of a homegrown terrorist network inspired perhaps by Osama bin Laden but not directed from the outside.
NEWS
November 7, 2007
On November 5, 2007, MELBOURNE T.L. DOWNING, SR.; beloved husband of the late Dorthy E. Downing (nee Cook); devoted father of Melbourne T. L. Downing, Jr. and his wife Janet A. Downing, and Wesley E.F. Downing; dear brother of the late Rev. Frank A. Downing; loving grandfather of Deborah Downing and Patricia L. Downing. Also survived by five great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (Beltway Exit 26) on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9pm, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00am.
NEWS
November 7, 2007
Melbourne T.L. Downing Sr., a retired lawyer and businessman who was also a longtime American Kennel Club judge, died of heart failure Monday at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in Towson. The former Timonium resident was 94. Mr. Downing was born and raised in Baltimore. After graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1930, he joined his father's company, Frank Downing Inc., a Baltimore brick and block construction company. The company later became a general contracting firm. Mr. Downing earned a law degree from the University of Baltimore Law School in 1943 and practiced estate law until retiring in 2000.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,Sun Reporter | April 2, 2007
Melbourne, Australia -- Katie Hoff's eyes were all wet after the 400-meter individual medley yesterday morning, but it wasn't from the water in Susie O'Neill Pool at Rod Laver Arena. It was from, instead, tears of joy. Hoff set the first individual world record of her career, blitzing the field by more than seven seconds at the FINA World Championships to finish with a time of 4:32.89. It was an incredible swim, but almost as priceless was the look on the 17-year-old Towson resident's face when she saw the scoreboard.
SPORTS
By KEVIN VAN VALKENBURG | March 31, 2007
Is it coincidence that the FINA World Swimming Championships are taking place in a temporary pool inside Rod Laver Arena this week? After all, with sportswriters struggling to come up with ways to put Michael Phelps' performance - five gold medals and four world records through the first five days - into context, the most obvious comparison is to the play of the man who competed in this very building only two months ago, but with a racket in his hand:...
SPORTS
By KEVIN VAN VALKENBERG | March 29, 2007
Australia has always been the land of possibility, as well as new beginnings. The country, after all, was originally populated by criminals, most of them convicted of petty crimes (think Jean Valjean) and shipped from England or Ireland between 1788 and 1868 to help prison overcrowding. Such an interesting, complicated, ancestry somehow lay the groundwork for a culture that can be both delicate and beautiful, yet manly and roguish, all at the same time. Only Australia could produce such divergent Oscar winners as Cate Blanchett and Mel Gibson.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,Sun Reporter | March 27, 2007
Don Talbot, the former coach of Australia's swim team, took a little dig at Americans this week in an interview with The Age. Asked who deserved to call himself the greatest swimmer of all time, Michael Phelps or Ian Thorpe, Talbot went with his countryman, Thorpe, but qualified it by saying Phelps could surpass the Thorpedo after the world championships. "Thorpe is still No. 1 in my opinion, and Phelps doesn't outdo him yet, but Thorpe's not swimming this meet, so Phelps has every chance to go ahead of him," Talbot told the newspaper.
SPORTS
April 27, 2003
It's a fact The Mariners are 7-0 in day games, after going 25-20 last year. Milestone Buck Showalter, Rangers manager, won an Emmy as part of ESPN's Baseball Tonight team last year. The number 5,888: Miles the Expos have flown since breaking training camp in Melbourne, Fla., on March 29.
SPORTS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 17, 1999
MELBOURNE, Australia -- In 1998, he was an Australian Open hero. But in 1999, Petr Korda feels distinctly unwelcome at the Grand Slam event he won last year.Tainted by a steroid scandal, he's being pressured by players to abandon his title defense. Meanwhile, the International Tennis Federation, whose drug test Korda failed at Wimbledon last July, wants to overrule its own Appeals Committee, which docked Korda's Wimbledon prize money and ranking points but imposed no suspension. The ITF would like to toss Korda out of tennis for a year.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,Sun Reporter | March 26, 2007
On my way to Rod Laver Arena, I see something on the street that catches my eye. It's a restaurant, called, no joke, "Lord of the Fries." Why in the world would an Australian fast food restaurant chain try to link itself to William Golding's famous novel about shipwrecked boys and the destructiveness of human nature? Are patrons only allowed to order "fries" if they're holding the conch? Are these "fries" cooked by a giant replica of Piggy's glasses? If you order "Pig's Head On a Stick" as a side to your fries, are you forced to come to terms with your loss of innocence?
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.