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  • Sochi Olympics: U.S. slalom struggles expected to continue

    Sochi Olympics: U.S. slalom struggles expected to continue
    SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety is going home with his giant slalom gold so, all in all, things worked out well in Sochi for the men's U.S. Alpine team. Andrew Weibrecht scored a shocking silver medal in super-G and teammate Bode Miller held on to...
  • Lyric-bound opera confronts Holocaust issues in strong U.S. premiere

    Lyric-bound opera confronts Holocaust issues in strong U.S. premiere
    HOUSTON – There is a growing catalog of music written in the aftermath of the Holocaust that attempts to grapple head-on with the ineffable horrors of the Nazi era. None has managed to secure a toehold in the regular repertory. One Holocaust-...
  • Vic Wild, Julia Dujmovits take gold in snowboard parallel slalom

    Vic Wild, Julia Dujmovits take gold in snowboard parallel slalom
    Vic Wild captured his second gold medal in four days when he won the Olympic debut of men's parallel slalom in snowboarding while Julia Dujmovits of Austria inched past Germany's Anke Karstens at the finish to win gold in the women's event Saturday. The...
  • American Ted Ligety takes big lead in first run of men's giant slalom

    American Ted Ligety takes big lead in first run of men's giant slalom
    SOCHI, Russia --American favorite Ted Ligety took a huge lead in the first run of the Olympic giant slalom after the top 30 racers Wednesday. Only a surprising run by one of the remaining 79 lower-ranked skiers would deprive Ligety of the lead....
  • Sochi Olympics: Norway wins gold in team Nordic Combined

    Sochi Olympics: Norway wins gold in team Nordic Combined
    SOCHI, Russia — Cross-country ski specialist Magnus Moan made up a 25-second deficit on the first leg and Norway outdueled Germany and defending champion Austria to win Olympic gold in the Nordic combined team event Thursday. Final-leg skier...
  • Chic and classy Milan

    Chic and classy Milan
    They say that for every church in Rome, there's a bank in Milan. The economic success of postwar Italy can be attributed, at least in part, to this city of bankers, publicists and pasta power-lunchers. Even though I've been coming to Milan for a long...
  • Kamil Stoch of Poland wins second gold medal in ski jumping

    Kamil Stoch of Poland wins second gold medal in ski jumping
    SOCHI, Russia -- Ski jumper Kamil Stoch completed a gold medal sweep of the normal and large hills in the Sochi Olympics on Saturday in a close tussle with 41-year-old Noriaki Kasai of Japan. The Polish jumper joins Simon Ammann and Matti Nykanen as the...
  • Kurt A. Mager, 1923-2014

     Kurt A. Mager, 1923-2014
    After World War II, Kurt A. Mager helped rebuild the scattered remnants of the Anker cash register business in the Black Forest region of Germany, where he grew up. He became an expert in fixing manual cash registers, a skill that led to him meeting his...
  • Sochi Olympics: U.S.' Ted Ligety wins gold medal in giant slalom

    Sochi Olympics: U.S.' Ted Ligety wins gold medal in giant slalom
    SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety won the giant slalom at the Sochi Games with a dominating performance Wednesday, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing. Leading after the first run, Ligety sped down the Rosa...
  • Greg Schwem: So long, farewell to holiday TV traditions

    I am a purist at holiday time. That means I always have the final say when choosing the family Christmas tree, always carve the holiday bird and always stand on a rickety ladder while hanging lights from front yard trees as neighbors watch from their...
  • Mega-passes hit slopes

     Mega-passes hit slopes
    The ski resort world seems to be mirroring the American corporate landscape, with the "big boys" buying up smaller resorts through mergers and acquisitions. But before you bemoan the loss of "your" independent ski hill, keep in mind that such corporate...