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September 17, 1998 | Associated Press
The Vancouver Canucks suspended Pavel Bure without pay Wednesday after the club's leading scorer made good on his threat not to show at training camp at Whistler, Canada. Last month Bure cited "personal reasons" for wanting to be traded and said he would never play in a Vancouver uniform again. * Peter Stastny and Michel Goulet, two former Quebec Nordique teammates, will be inducted into hockey's Hall of Fame in Toronto on Nov.
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March 17, 1994 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Tommy Moe continued a downhill fight against the temptations of success when he finished tied for third in Wednesday's downhill at the World Cup Finals. It was the third consecutive top-three finish for Moe after he placed 55th and 20th at Aspen in the first two races after his Olympic downhill victory. The post-Lillehammer letdown prompted suggestions Moe had perhaps put his career on cruise control. But Moe, 24, vowed Wednesday, "I'm here to stay."
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November 13, 1995
Dick Montana, 40, country singer and drummer with the San Diego group Beat Farmers. Born Dan McLain in Carmel, Montana gravitated to San Diego, where he ran an underground record store and became "Country Dick," performing with the garage rock band the Crawdaddys. He also worked with the Penetrators before forming the Beat Farmers in 1983, whose albums include "Tales of the New West" and "Viking Lullabys."
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August 11, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times
The L.A. County Lifeguard Assn. surf racing team has won its 25 th consecutive national championship , in a competition featuring more than 700 professional lifeguards from throughout the country . . . . Feast on unlimited oysters and Napa wine , all for $40, at Waterbar's 3 rd annual OysterFest on Aug 27. Proceeds benefit Surfrider Foundation . . . . Participants can choose from six different options in the 19 th ...
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April 24, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Some slopes have shut down for the season, but skiers have until May 27 to hit the slopes at Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, Canada. Whistler, home to the 2010 Winter Olympics' alpine ski events, is 80 miles east of Vancouver.  Blackcomb's sister peak, Whistler Mountain, closed for the season Sunday, but Blackcomb had more than 36 feet of snow this winter and is enjoying one of the longest ski seasons in North America. Spring brings some unique ski conditions, such as “corn snow.” It's the rough, granular snow that results from alternate thawing and freezing.
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February 11, 1998 | MIKE DOWNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marijuana found in his blood system, an athlete from Canada was stripped of his gold medal and sent home Tuesday from the Winter Olympics. Canadian Olympic Committee officials planned to appeal the disqualification of Ross Rebagliati, 26, of Whistler, Canada, who took first place Sunday in men's giant slalom snowboarding. The COC was notified that metabolized marijuana was detected in an "A" blood sample, then confirmed by a "B" sample that found 17.
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August 25, 2008 | Lisa Dillman
Where and when: Vancouver and Whistler, Canada; Feb. 12-28. Venue budget: More than $550 million, with two venues to be completed. Athletes to watch: Skiers Bode Miller and Lindsey Kildow Vonn. Reigning world champion figure skater Mao Asada of Japan (trivia note: she was first a ballet dancer), and two rising 15-year-old skaters from Southern California, Caroline Zhang of Brea and Mirai Nagasu, who attends Arcadia High School. Obstacles to overcome: Weather, namely that famous regional rain; and travel issues, such as the winding road between the venues in Vancouver and Whistler.
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