April 29, 1991 |
Women joined men for the first time Sunday at the Appenzell-Rhodes Interior annual meeting, where voting on local matters is carried out by a show of hands in the town square. The assembly, or Landsgemeinde, dates to the Middle Ages. Men traditionally carry swords or bayonets to indicate their voting eligibility. Women were issued yellow cards to certify that they could take part in Sunday's meeting. About half of the 4,000 people attending were women.
June 15, 2011 |
Women in large swaths of the U.S. are dying younger than they were a generation ago, reversing nearly a century of progress in public health and underscoring the rising toll of smoking and record obesity. Nationwide, life expectancy for American men and women has risen over the last two decades, and some U.S. communities still boast life expectancies as long as any in the world, according to newly released data. But over the last decade, the nation has experienced a widening gap between the most and least healthy places to live.
February 22, 2002
Men's giant slalom G Stephan Eberharter, Austria S Bode Miller, U.S. B Lasse Kjus, Norway Women's 4x5k cross-country relay G Germany S Norway B Switzerland Women's curling G Britain S Switzerland B Canada Women's figure skating G Sarah Hughes, U.S. S Irina Slutskaya, Russia B Michelle Kwan, U.S. Women's ice hockey G Canada S United States B Sweden
February 8, 1993 |
Driving rain turned to heavy snow Monday in Shizukuishi, Japan, forcing a postponement in the weather-plagued schedule of the World Alpine Ski Championships. But without putting on a ski, Switzerland's women's team lost its best chance in the downhill. While waiting for the weather to break, Swiss champion Chantal Bournissen, the 1991 World Cup downhill champion who was favored in this meet, broke her ankle playing volleyball with teammates and was sent home.
February 11, 1998
EVENTS ALPINE SKIING (at Hakuba) * Men's downhill, 4 p.m. * Men's combined downhill, 7 p.m. CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING (at Hakuba) * Men's 10K classical, 4 p.m. * Women's 10K free, 7 p.m. CURLING (at Karuizawa) * Women (2 a.m.) Japan vs. Norway, United States vs. Denmark, Canada vs. Britain, Germany vs. Sweden. * Men (5 p.m.) United States vs. Germany, Britain vs. Japan, Norway vs. Sweden, Canada vs. Switzerland. * Women (9 p.m.) Sweden vs. Canada, Britain vs. Germany, United States vs.