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Rahm's Readers Members Read 2.7 Million Books
Forget about the Polar Vortex - it was all about the Polar Plunge today as 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon took a dip in the icy waters of Lake Michigan. Following a challenge from Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel, the two were led out by a parade of b... Over 83,000 Chicago children and teenagers read a record-breaking 2,700,000 books as part of Rahm's Readers Summer Reading Challenge, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Monday, September 15, 2014.
Tue Sep 16, 2014
Alexa Loo to make second attempt at city council
Former Olympian turned accountant and mother of two to focus on active living, neighbourly interactions and a sounder transportation plan for the City Centre Richmond's home-grown 2010 Olympic Games star Alexa Loo recalls how the Games put the city front and centre for all the world to see. Photograph By Graeme Wood/Staff Reporter Richmond's home-grown 2010 Olympic Games star Alexa Loo recalls how the Games put the city front and centre for all the world to see.
Snowboarding Star Shaun White: Clothes, Music, Olympics
Two-time Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Shaun White joins WSJ's Tanya Rivero to talk about the sport, his lifestyle collaborations, his band and competing again in the Olympics. Photo: AP "Snowboarding Star Shaun White: Clothes, Music, Olympics" is categorized as "sports".
Shaun White Talks About Fear While Snowboarding
Snowboarding champion Shaun White, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, tells WSJ's Tanya Rivero about how he tackles fear when practicing and performing the extreme sport. Photo: AP "Shaun White Talks About Fear While Snowboarding" is categorized as "sports".
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Watch the 3rd Annual Burton High Fives
WHAT: Watch the 3rd annual High Fives presented by MINI at Cardrona Alpine Resort webcast at www.burton.com/HighFives , with slopestyle coverage starting at 8:00 PM on September 19th, and halfpipe coverage starting at 8:00 PM on September 20th. To optimize viewing times for fans around the world, the webcast will air delayed with multiple re-broadcasts based on time zones and include rider interviews and bios, as well as full replays for on-demand viewing at any time.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
The San Diego Union-Tribune
an Enigma and a Winner
Career Path: Born in San Diego, had two surgeries before the age of 5 to repair a heart defect. Got into skateboarding, skiing and then snowboarding thanks to the influence of his older brother, Jesse.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
PCMR to continue hosting U.S. Grand Prix
Joss Christensen grinds a rail during his first-place run on the second day of slopestyle competition at the U.S. Grand Prix at PCMR in January. Christensen was named to the U.S. Olympic Team shortly after the event.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
sportsThe 52: White an enigma and a winner
Love him or hate him, there's no denying that Carlsbad's Shaun White has left his mark on the international snowboarding scene. Even though White failed to medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi - he pulled out of slopestyle and finished fourth in the halfpipe - he remains the face of snowboarding and has built his own celebrity brand.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Skiers happy to return to PCMR
Alex Schlopy grinds a rail at the U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Park City Mountain Resort in January. Schlopy won the first day of competition in his hometown.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Fast and Female camp inspires local youth
Local Olympians from the U.S. Nordic and Biathlon teams hosted a Fast and Female camp in Lake Placid to inspire girls to stay in sports The Olympic Training Center is no stranger to a good workout, but on Friday, it was transformed into an Olympic playground. Over 20 girls of all ages participated in a Fast and Female Camp hosted by members of the U.S. Nordic and Biathlon teams, including seven local Olympians.
Interview with three-time Olympic medalist Kelly Clark
Kelly Clark grew up in a small town in Vermont and first learned to ski when she was just two-years-old. At the age of seven, she began snowboarding and joined the U.S. team when she was in high school.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
KMVT Twin Falls
Battle of the Blades
Battle of the Blades returns to Sun Valley this evening. The community fundraiser pairs nine local celebrities with some of the world's most accomplished skaters.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
The Gaston Gazette
Today in history - War declared on Germany
On September 3, 1939, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declared war on Germany, two days after the Nazi invasion of Poland; in a radio address, Britain's King George VI said, "With God's help, we shall prevail."
Olympic torch passes through area in 1964 - Almanac Sept. 3, 2014
"Beetle Bailey" cartoonist Mort Walker is 91. Actor Charlie Sheen is 49. Olympic gold medal snowboarder Shaun White is 28. 1914: Gallows humor: "The Bucks County Historical Society has asked the Commissioners of Northampton County to present to the society the gallows used in this county for a long time.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Albany Times Union
FEBRUARY 08: Snowboarder Shaun White of the United States answers questions after training during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
The New Zealand Herald
World Cup slalom record holder Schild retires
Austrian skier Marlies Schild retired Tuesday, ending a career in which she overcame several serious injuries before setting the women's record for most World Cup slalom wins.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
KMVT Twin Falls
Kaitlyn Farrington is Honorary Grand Marshal at Hometown Parade
Bellevue's hometown hero, Kaitlyn Farrington, just got back into the states after a snowboarding trip to Argentina.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
3rd Annual Burton High Fives Confirms Top Snowboarders
Today Burton Snowboards announced the list of top invited riders confirmed to attend the 3rd annual High Fives presented by MINI , including Mark McMorris , Stale Sandbech , Ayumu Hirano and Jamie Anderson .
Rowers miss out on medals
TASMANIANS Ella Flecker and Kerry Hore have missed the podium at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, after finishing fifth and fourth in their respective finals.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Vasja Bacj joins WSJ-USA staff
Women's Ski Jumping USA is delighted to welcome Vasja Bajc as the new travel coach.