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February 11, 1998
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIIING After his victory at Lillehammer, Bjorn Dahlie presented Norwegian journalists with glasses of cherry brandy made with cherries from his and his father's orchard. Another toast? ALPINE SKIING This is expected to be the last Olympic schuss for the great Alberto Tomba, who is a five-time medalist. The Italian won gold in both the slalom and giant slalom in Calgary in 1988. WOMEN'S HOCKEY The U.S.
November 28, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
Those Coloradans sure do know how to party come wintertime. Throw in a full moon (like tonight's), dust some snow on a mountaintop, preferably the Rocky Mountain type, and you're sure to have a bona fide outdoor event. Jeff Hanle calls it full moon fever. Hanle, spokesman for the Aspen Skiing Co., is putting the word out to the hordes that officials expect to scale nearby Buttermilk Mountain to bask in the moonlight: Be careful; full moon or no, you'll be skiing down in darkness.  Buttermilk has a hut and a bonfire pit on its western peak where hikers can get warm before heading down the mountain.
December 5, 2011 | Marc Siegel, The Unreal World
"The Descendants" Ad Hominem Enterprises U.S. release: Nov. 18 The premise Elizabeth King (Patricia Hastie) is in a water skiiing accident off Waikiki Beach. She suffers severe head trauma, falls into a deep coma and is maintained on life support for more than three weeks. Her husband, Hawaiian land baron Matthew King (George Clooney), must now assume full care of their two daughters while coping with the news that his wife had been having an affair and was preparing to leave him. Elizabeth's physician, Dr. Johnston (Milt Kogan)
When William Lynds, the first Ski-doo dealer in Maine, sold his first snowmobile in 1960, there were no snowmobile trails. You just plowed through the woods, he remembers, and "made your own wherever you went." Last year, when Mike Keim sat down at his kitchen table to assemble the state's first snowmobiling atlas, things had changed. Today, Maine is crisscrossed by 15,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, among them the state's portion of a vast interstate system.
February 5, 1987 | DEBRA S. LARSON, Larson is a Newhall free-lance writer. and
Blindness has not stopped 53-year-old Ed Kanan from competing in the sports he loves--snow and water skiing--and he has the gold medals to prove it. He lost his vision, one eye at a time, seven years ago from detached retinas related to a diabetic condition. Two operations were unable to save his sight. A developer and president of Santa Monica-based Kanan Brothers Builders, he called the period after his surgery "the low point in my life."
July 31, 1990 | James F. Smith, Times Staff Writer
For decades, the Giol winery was an infamous monument to Latin American statism. Now it has become a model for the economic transformation that is fermenting in the region. The government of Mendoza province bought the struggling winery in 1954, in an era when state domination of Latin American economies was accepted theory. The province took over the operation intending to help regulate the private market by giving small-time grape growers a guaranteed buyer.
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