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.
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.
November 1, 1993 |
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.