February 2, 1992 |
You know it's True Love if you're willing to strap five-foot boards to your feet and throw yourself down icy cliffs in a blizzard just for the fun of it. Personally, I never would have learned to ski if I hadn't been hopelessly hooked on someone who was hopelessly hooked on the most addictive white crystal known to man . . . snow. Any fool can see that skiing is dangerous. Whenever you combine speed and slipperiness you're in trouble--just ask a poodle on a waxed floor.
December 6, 2009 |
Lindsey Vonn won a World Cup downhill for the second straight day, giving her seven victories on the Lake Louise, Canada, course since 2004. Saturday's victory marked the first time the 25-year-old Vonn has won two downhills in two days at Lake Louise. The U.S. Ski Team said it was the best overall showing for American women in a World Cup downhill since March 16, 1991, at Vail, Colo. Alice McKennis -- a 20-year-old in her third career World Cup race -- finished 10th, Stacey Cook 11th, Julia Mancuso 12th, Leanne Smith 23rd and Chelsea Marshall 25th.
October 19, 1986 |
We suspected it, of course, and reveled in it. Even bragged about it. But most of us never knew why. Now we know; now, with no fear of contradiction, we can shout it from the house tops--or from the patio chaise longue, whichever comes first: Southern California has the best weather in the world! Like most of us in Southern California, the man is from out of state--in his case New Hampshire.
August 21, 1995 |
Two weary Spanish climbers wept Sunday as they told of their ordeal on the world's second-highest mountain, a climb that killed seven mountaineers, including Alison Hargreaves of Britain. Lorenzo Ortas Pont and Jose Antonio (Pepe) Garces--leader of the five-member Spanish expedition--were overcome with emotion as they limped off the plane that brought them from Pakistan's extreme northern region. Speaking briefly through an interpreter, they said brutal winds plagued their climb of K2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1989
Politically, clean air is nearly always turbulent air. The current effort to rewrite the Clean Air Act is no exception, but there is a diplomatic dimension that is not always present in domestic legislation. After years of waiting for action by the United States to dilute the acid rain that is stripping away Canada's forests and killing life in its lakes, Canada has a right to expect that something now will be done.
September 2, 2003 |
Golfer Jay Haas, who turns 50 in December, has been defying age and shooting past many of the game's younger set this year. He was fifth at the PGA Championship -- his seventh top-10 finish of the year -- and he already has earned a career-high $2.29 million, 10th on the season money list. "My new first name is '49-year-old' and it doesn't bother me one bit," Haas told the Tampa (Fla.) Tribune. Last week, Jack Nicklaus made Haas a captain's choice for the U.S. President's Cup team.