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May 1, 1989
Five thousand Swiss men in Appenzell Outer-Rhodes state decided, by a show of hands, to give women the right to vote. Four times in the past 17 years, the voters in this state had rejected women's suffrage. "I can look my wife in the eye again," said one man after the balloting. Neighboring Appenzell Inner-Rhodes now is the only one of Switzerland's 26 sovereign states--or cantons--that still denies women the vote on local issues ranging from budget questions to alcohol laws. Swiss women won the right to vote in national elections in a 1971 referendum.
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June 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thousands of Swiss women went on a one-day strike to press their demands for equal opportunities in the workplace. Switzerland, where strikes of any kind are rare, seemed untroubled by the work action. The protest came on the heels of a poll indicating that 60% of Swiss women believe that equality is still only a promise.
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June 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thousands of Swiss women went on a one-day strike to press their demands for equal opportunities in the workplace. Switzerland, where strikes of any kind are rare, seemed untroubled by the work action. The protest came on the heels of a poll indicating that 60% of Swiss women believe that equality is still only a promise.
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April 29, 1991 | From Associated Press
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.
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April 29, 1991 | From Associated Press
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.
SPORTS
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
SPORTS
February 8, 1993 | From Associated Press
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
November 1, 1993 | Associated Press
Geneticists on Sunday reported that they have solved a key mystery about hemophilia and developed a new test for telling women whether they risk bearing sons with the disease. The test should give a definitive answer in about 45% of families affected by severe cases of hemophilia A, the most common form of the blood disorder, researchers said. Hemophilia A appears in about one in every 5,000 males, and about half the cases are considered severe.
NEWS
May 1, 1989
Five thousand Swiss men in Appenzell Outer-Rhodes state decided, by a show of hands, to give women the right to vote. Four times in the past 17 years, the voters in this state had rejected women's suffrage. "I can look my wife in the eye again," said one man after the balloting. Neighboring Appenzell Inner-Rhodes now is the only one of Switzerland's 26 sovereign states--or cantons--that still denies women the vote on local issues ranging from budget questions to alcohol laws. Swiss women won the right to vote in national elections in a 1971 referendum.
SPORTS
August 10, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
After a week of losing to a trio of American sprinters, Britain's Linford Christie earned a small measure of revenge Friday. Christie, beaten in the 100 meters by Leroy Burrell, Carl Lewis and Dennis Mitchell at track meets this week in Sweden and Switzerland, defeated Mitchell by a comfortable margin at Gateshead, England. Christie, the silver medalist behind Lewis in the 1988 Olympic Games at Seoul, was timed in 10.20 seconds as he won the 100 before a sellout crowd of 11,500.
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