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2008-07-24 15:00:46

By Ann Bryant What: Farmington Strawberry Festival When: Friday and Saturday Where: Broadway and Church Street Fruitful festival offers up a bit of something for all FARMINGTON - Strawberry Festival activities will spill over onto Church Street this weekend. "We've tried to bump it up this year and offer a little bit of everything for everybody," said Nichole Eustis of the Downtown Business and Professional Association, which sponsors the event. Friday's highlights include Art in...

2008-06-27 12:02:35

By Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 27--A grandiose plan is starting to take shape to turn the Idaho hillsides overlooking Bear Lake into a multibillion-dollar resort with ranches, condos, hotels, golf, skiing and sailing. Developers of Black Bear Resort formally unveiled their plans for the 2,200-acre mountain community Thursday at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, just a week after commissioners in Bear Lake County, Idaho, signed off on the resort's conceptual master...

2006-05-28 20:40:00

By Aimee Berg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Last month, Tracie Sachs became the fastest American woman on skis. She broke the nine-year-old U.S. record, set by Carolyn Curl, on a course called "The Flying Kilometre" in Les Arcs, France. Sachs went at 238.570 kph, or 148.241 mph. Only two women in history have skied faster. Three days later, Sachs became the first woman to win four consecutive World Cup titles in speed skiing -- giving her one more crystal globe than American Alpine skier Bode Miller....

2006-04-06 19:37:43

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three members of the Mammoth Mountain ski patrol were killed on Thursday when the snow around a natural gas vent they were fencing off collapsed and sent the crew tumbling 21 feet into the opening. One member of the ski patrol survived the accident that occurred as the team was inspecting the mountain after heavy storms that have brought more than six feet of snow since the beginning of the month, the ski resort said in a statement. Mammoth officials said...

2006-03-23 08:15:00

By Helen Popper CHACALTAYA, Bolivia -- Times are hard for the world's highest ski resort, a dizzy 17,388 feet (5,300 metres) above sea level in the Bolivian Andes. Its glacier is melting so fast synthetic snow is seen as the only way to save it. Scientists say Chacaltaya's diminished piste could disappear altogether within five years due to climate change and, though this humble ski center is no Whistler or Chamonix, it is the only one the poor South American country has got. "This has been...

2006-03-19 12:44:10

ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Overall champion and double Olympic gold medallist Benjamin Raich helped Austria to victory in the first ever mixed team event at the World Cup finals on Sunday. The United States were second and Sweden third in the competition which comprised of four super-G heats followed by four in the slalom. Austria's team, which also included Nicole Hosp, won two heats, had top three finishes in three and were never lower than sixth of the eight-team field in the...

2006-03-19 10:58:46

ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Overall champion and double Olympic gold medallist Benjamin Raich helped Austria to victory in the first ever mixed team event at the World Cup finals on Sunday. The United States were second and Sweden third in the competition which comprised of four super-G heats followed by four in the slalom. Austria's team, which also included Nicole Hosp, won two heats, had top three finishes in three and were never lower than sixth of the eight-team field in the...

2006-03-18 09:52:55

By Oliver Grassman ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Italian Giorgio Rocca celebrated winning the World Cup men's slalom title on Saturday despite skiing out when leading on the second run in the final race of the season. Rocca's mistake handed victory to Sweden's Markus Larsson who finished in one minute 41.35 seconds, 0.82 ahead of second-placed Frenchman Stephane Tissot and 0.93 ahead of third-placed Thomas Grandi of Canada. Rocca, who clocked the fastest time in the first run, was handed...

2006-03-14 13:38:00

By Patrick Lang ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Michael Walchhofer looks more than ready to capture his second consecutive World Cup downhill title on Wednesday in the opening competition of the 2006 finals. Austria's Olympic silver medallist clocked the fastest time in the only training run held on Tuesday afternoon in excellent weather conditions on a demanding 2,922-meter course. Walchhofer sped down the challenging "Olympia" run in one minute, 44.56 seconds, a mere 0.08 seconds faster...

2006-03-10 04:10:25

SHIGA KOGEN (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Benjamin Raich all but secured his first overall World Cup title with slalom victory in Japan on Friday. Raich clocked a total time of one minute 36.66 seconds to virtually ensure the overall title will go to an Austrian for the sixth time in seven years. Only Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal can now catch Raich -- the Norwegian is 482 points behind with 500 to race for, 100 for each of the remaining five races. Skiers score 100 points for...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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