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Cutline Contest — 8.21.13

A passer-by, right, appears to mock anti-fur protesters Tanya Ward, left, Zoe Crawford and Jacqui House, right, who have stripped to their underwear in an attempt to persuade clothing designers to stop using animal fur in Sydney, Australia, earlier today. The protestors from PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, are protesting at Sydney Town Hall where a fashion festival is set to begin. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Wednesday Winner — Kage Mann, with 12 likes: Blonde passerby: “I don't know about them, but I'm always getting things fur-free.”

WSU men’s hoops headed to Australia

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WSU made it official today — the men's basketball team is all set for a tour of Australia that will begin in early August and include games against five different Australian teams. Read on for more details from the school's official release.

Marianne: Australia Dreamin’

Why did that Oprah have to take us to Australia this past week anyway? I did not watch every episode of her trip Down Under, which included hundreds of her ultimate fans, but I did watch enough to wish I could magically shut my eyes and open them a second later,  leaning on some remote Australian ranch fence, admiring horses. So far, I have to do that in my dreams.  Annie's been to Australia.  She and one of my former students and good friends, Kelsi, visited there at the same time on separate trips.  They hooked up with each other on the steps of the Sydney Opera House, and they've been good friends ever since. I've written about Australians for the Appaloosa Journal, and that story, published more than a decade ago,  about a mounted Search and Rescue team in South Australia's wine country,  will bring me even closer to the culture I've longed to experience most of my adult life/Marianne Love, Slight Detour. More here. (AP file photo of koala bears, for illustrative purposes)

Question: Have you been to Australia or New Zealand? Would you recommend the trip to others?