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Sunday, August 22, 2004

Free Bicycles, No Medals, NYC Protests & Retirements

Twelve Queensland refugee children aged between four and fourteen have received a surprise delivery of new bicycles. A national travel company wished to do something to help refugee children, and staff members have built the bicycles as a team development exercise.

Aussie cyclists miss team sprint medal
The Australian team of Ryan Bayley, Sean Eadie, and Shane Kelly has finished fourth in the
cycling men's team sprint. at the Athens Olympics. The Australians were narrowly beaten in the bronze medal race by defending Olympic champions France.

The Republican National Convention is more than a week away in NYC. The city is positively abuzz with its defiant response to the Republican Party’s neo-conservative, rightwing agenda and the party’s plans to turn midtown Manhattan into a militarized police state during the convention. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take the streets in several marches the week of the convention.

Over and out for long-serving lawman. Warrnambool police Senior Sergeant Ian Armstrong contemplates the end of his 40-year career. Armstrong can recall patrolling Russell Street in Melbourne on his pushbike.


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