January 4, 2009 |
Most snowboarders have an iPod inside their parka as they fly above the halfpipe, letting the music carry them across the ice and snow and into another world. Hannah Teter takes the idea of "another world" to a different level. Right next to her iPod, she also carries a picture she took of schoolchildren in Africa, the ones she wants to help through her snowboarding. The Olympic gold medalist, best known to many in the "mainstream" as that dippy, groovy, kid from Vermont who makes maple syrup, has taken a more serious approach as she prepares for the next Winter Games.
January 25, 2007 |
When Hannah Teter was just a tyke, brothers Abe and Elijah bounced her from a trampoline 15 feet into the air and onto the roof of their parents' car. Splat! They expected her to run crying into the house. Instead, she climbed down from the car and jumped back onto the trampoline. They knew then that she was one tough little girl.
May 28, 1988
Kenny Teter's third hit of the game, a double off the top of the right-field fence, scored Travis Small from second base with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday to give top-seeded Julian High School a 9-8 victory over Francis Parker in a San Diego Section 1-A semifinal game at Ramona. Julian (17-6) will meet Borrego Springs for the 1-A championship Tuesday at Grossmont College. Francis Parker, which finished 17-8, was trying for a fourth consecutive 1-A championship this season.
February 19, 2010 |
Torah Bright's Olympic Games preparation was not exactly ideal: two crashes, two concussions and a trip to the hospital in the span of a few days in January. The snowboarder was off the hill and her main competitors were throwing down dazzling runs in the pipe at the high-profile X Games in Aspen, Colo. What about those dreams of Olympic gold for the Aussie native? Most certainly . . . not so bright. "It wasn't the easiest month, I'll say that," Bright said. "I think I spent more time off snow than I did on. But this year I didn't want to peak at X Games.
February 14, 2006 |
It was such a beautiful Monday afternoon that Hannah Teter and Gretchen Bleiler just couldn't get enough snowboarding. And the beautiful afternoon, amid the towering Alps beneath a bright blue sky, became the most glorious day of their athletic careers. Teter, looking carefree, soared and spun gracefully to a triumph worthy of an Olympic gold medal in the women's halfpipe.
November 6, 2012 |
Ann Walton-Teter was diagnosed with breast cancer in September. About a month later, she was informed by her health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, that her coverage had been canceled because of a missed payment. Anthem would eventually admit that it was mistaken. But Walton-Teter, 43, had to battle the insurance giant to have her coverage restored just as she was recovering from a double mastectomy and preparing for chemotherapy. In other words, the Santa Monica resident had to go up against a corporate bureaucracy while she was at her weakest and most vulnerable - a situation that plays out time after time nationwide as insurers challenge patients' claims or doctors' prescriptions in the midst of medical crises.