September 3rd, 2002

benpeek

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term for australians: skip.

taken, i imagine, from skippy. where they airbrushed the testicles of a kangaroo out. helpful, huh?

the last few days have been spent in the state library, and the experience of microfilm. takes me back to the projectioning days, in some ways, though i've stopped printing out bits that i find interesting cause that's expensive. so, prepare for newspaper bits and pieces.
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benpeek

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20th June.

matthew moore, who, in the sydney morning herald, has made quite the inroad at slandering the olympic stadium. in one such article entitled 'Apartment plan to give Olympic Park a heart', one shouldn't let the title confuse one, as moore spends his time talking about the liquid waste treatment plant near the apartments being erected, and how it will be quite costly for the government to move it.

this ties into moore's favourite theme: the white elephant that the park is, and how it costs the government millions.
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benpeek

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er, that previous one was found on page seven.

on the 21st of June, on page three in 2001, kelly burke presented the reader with this image:

'imagine olympic park as a 24-hour mini-metropolis, buzzing with jazz clubs, restaurants, cafes, a cultural precinct, up to 4, 000 residents and more than 10, 000 workers streaming into the area daily.'

from 'from ghost park to paddington II... olympic site plans hit lofty heights.'

burke, btw, does not make this sound like a good thing in her article. but the image is there, in all it's gaudy horror to be avoided, though i do believe this plan is going forth.
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benpeek

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on the 30th of may, 2001, matthew moore continued with his white elephant painting of olympic park, claiming that new renovations would 'attract up to 40, 000 people a day to the underused site.'

this was in 'boost for ailing games site', and was found in the sydney morning herald (as were all of these) on page 11.
benpeek

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24th of April, 2001.

anthony dennis entered the fray of painting the olympic park as a white elephant, a drain on society, but this time he also decided to bring in specific organisations in 'Official apathy turning venues into a non-event.'

'however, one tourism industry figure said the Major Events board faced a difficult task, because it was attempting to attract "champagne events on a diet-pepsi budget'.

he said the premier tended to consider State Government financial support of major events as "corporate welfare".'

which is a quote i gotta work in.
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