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Within the Herald: September 22, 1973

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Within the Herald: September 22, 1973

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Billie-Jean triumphant

The Houston Astrodome was abuzz as Hollywood celebrities had been launched and bets had been laid. Rod Steiger, Glen Campbell, Janet Leigh and Andy Williams performed some unhealthy tennis earlier than Billie-Jean King was carried out on a Roman litter and Bobby Riggs in a rickshaw with Chinese language lanterns. King “buried” Riggs in straight units 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 to the tumultuous roar of the group for the “outdated woman” of ladies’s tennis.

Terrorist alert

Safety forces stored an in depth watch on airline coaches working to Australia’s main airports as intelligence stories warned {that a} group of Arab commandos had left Beirut with the purpose of hijacking an airport bus – in all probability in Europe. Australian authorities had taken the menace critically due to earlier stories that members of the Black September Motion had been planning terrorist assaults in Australia.

Smoking ban delayed

A survey confirmed that lower than half of Sydney’s commuters objected to smoking on trains and buses, delaying a plan for a public transport smoking ban. The survey confirmed solely 47 per cent of rail and 45 per cent of bus passengers objected to smoking. The Transport Fee stated the present provisions for people who smoke – every second rail carriage and about 30 per cent of bus area – might be retained.

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