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February 14, 1988 | Mike Downey
At 6, his fantasies were of ski poles and Daisy air rifles, not fishing poles and Louisville baseball bats. He was a pink-cheeked snowchild from a 1,000-inhabitant Idaho town that was becoming something of an unplanned Olympic village, which was home to 10 different skiers who would go to the Games, and already he was out there among them, striding and gliding in regional competitions. At 18, as the war was escalating in Vietnam, Idaho Sen.
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February 14, 1988 | Mike Downey
At 6, his fantasies were of ski poles and Daisy air rifles, not fishing poles and Louisville baseball bats. He was a pink-cheeked snowchild from a 1,000-inhabitant Idaho town that was becoming something of an unplanned Olympic village, which was home to 10 different skiers who would go to the Games, and already he was out there among them, striding and gliding in regional competitions. At 18, as the war was escalating in Vietnam, Idaho Sen.
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February 12, 1988 | Associated Press
Lyle Nelson, a 39-year-old biathlete competing in his fourth Winter Olympics, will lead the U.S. team as flag bearer in Saturday's opening ceremonies of the Calgary Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced today. Nelson, from Essex, Vt., was chosen on a vote of team captains. Nelson, who is a USC graduate, is working on a doctorate in human development.
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February 27, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
The Soviet Union won the 30-kilometer biathlon relay for a record sixth straight Olympics Friday, and a gold at last for two-time silver medalist Valeri Medvedtsev. Medvedtsev, 23, anchored the Soviets as they bested West Germany by 1 minute 7.4 seconds in the sport that combines cross-country skiing with rifle shooting. Their winning time was 1 hour 22.3 seconds. Italy, led by individual World Cup leader Johan Passler, finished third, 1:21.5 behind.
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June 7, 1995 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The sole issue on the ballot in this city, a local bond measure to fund building improvements and new equipment at area schools, was losing Tuesday night based on early returns and absentee ballots. The backers of Measure H hoped it would raise an estimated $23 million for schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District by modifying an existing bond passed in 1974. Currently, that bond can be used only to collect money to pay rent on district buildings.
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December 31, 2000 | ALEX MURASHKO
The death of a Long Beach police detective found with a single gunshot wound in her Rancho Santa Margarita home early Friday was ruled a suicide by the Orange County coroner's office Saturday. Suphada "Sue" Nelson, 32, died of a lacerated heart and aorta caused by the gunshot, coroner's official Bruce Lyle said. Although further details were not disclosed, the autopsy results indicated that her death was a suicide "based on a preponderance of evidence," Lyle said.
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December 25, 1987 | Bob Lochner
This is the way it's supposed to be for skiers at Christmas time. There's two to six feet of snow spread all over the mountains of California, from the San Bernardinos to the San Gabriels to the High Sierra; it's sunny but cold, and every ski resort in the state is open, both north and south. Rather than read the rest of this, just go skiing. That is, if you don't mind standing in lines to do just about anything in snow country. If you do, then wait until after Jan. 3.
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February 14, 2002 | From Associated Press
The biathlon has consistently humbled the world's best competitors, yet Ole Einar Bjoerndalen keeps making the maddening sport look deceptively easy. Calmly nailing all 10 of his targets, the Norwegian coasted to the gold medal in the 10-kilometer sprint Wednesday, winning his second gold of the Olympics and becoming the first biathlete to win three in a career "There's not many like this race you have in your life," he said.
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February 14, 1988 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Speaking first in French and then in English, Canada's Governor-General, the Right Honourable Jeanne Suave, said the 12 words Saturday that ended more than six years of anticipation. "I declare open the Games of Calgary, celebrating the 15th Olympic Games." She deviated slightly from the prepared text, leaving out the word winter, as in Olympic Winter Games.
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April 12, 1997 | MARLA CONE, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
In a creative expansion of its groundbreaking stock exchange for smog, the Southland's air quality board Friday approved a program allowing investors to clean up small sources, such as household water heaters and furnaces, in exchange for pollution credits that can be sold on the open market.
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February 24, 1988 | MIKE KUPPER, Times Assistant Sports Editor
If anyone was sort of expecting Josh Thompson to make up for a disappointing biathlon performance Saturday with a surprisingly good one here Tuesday, he removed the suspense with one squeeze of the trigger. Thompson, of Gunnison, Colo., America's leading practitioner of shooting from skinny skis, and touted as a possible medal winner here, missed his first shot in the 10-kilometer race, then missed three more, neatly removing himself from contention. In the 10K--6.
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