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10th Mountain Division veterans gather in Vail WWII soldiers trained at Camp Hale in the 1940s

Veterans of the 10th Mountain Division that trained at nearby Camp Hale and fought in World War II founded Vail and about 60 other ski resorts in North America. This month, they make the Colorado swing, skiing at Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone and many other ski areas around the state. The group skied Vail yesterday on a beautiful bluebird day. The veterans, family and friends of the 10th began the day at 9 a.m. for a photo in front of the Vail Village Mountaineer statue that honors them, then loaded at chair 6, took it to 11, and skied Riva Ridge from top to bottom. Among the vets skiing were Vail Valley local Dick Dirkes, who skis beautifully at 86, and 95-year-old John Woodward, who glides across the slopes like he’s two-thirds his age. The younger

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generation of the 10th was represented, as well, as Blake Crosby, a 10th Mountain Division soldier who fought in Iraq, skied and traded stories with the group. Last week the vets spent three days at Ski Cooper, the closest public ski area to the Camp Hale training ground they were stationed at between 1942 and 1944. They carried 10th Mountain Division flags down the slopes in a serpentine ski down in honor of the many 10th Mountain Division soldiers killed in action during WWII, and paid tribute to the men by reading a prayer in front of a memorial honoring the men at nearby Tennessee Pass. Yesterday was more about skiing than ceremony. Facilitating the Vail gathering was Vail Resorts staffers Jeff Wiles and Anne Redden, among many others, who treated the vets to lunch and made sure [See 10TH MOUNTAIN, page 15]

WWII veterans of the 10th Mountain Division who trained at nearby Camp Hale gather yesterday in front of the statue honoring them in Vail Village. From left is Gian Franco DalSanto, who was part of the Italian Liberation movement and worked with the 10th in WWII, and 10th Mountain veterans Bob Yank, Hugh Evans, Jim Nassar, Andre Benoit, Jim Bray, Dick Dirkes, Harvey Wieprecht and John Woodward.

Schleper, Vonn to race GS today This week’s cover of Sports Illustrated features four Olympic medalists from the U.S. Alpine Team – Bode Miller, Andrew Weibrecht, Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso. But, with three events remaining, competition is far from over. Vail native Sarah Schleper has yet to make a start at these Olympic Games – her fourth. The U.S. Ski Team veteran has a real shot at a medal in the GS today and slalom Friday. Schleper has never won an Olympic

The Consumer Confidence Index figures released Tuesday were much worse than analysts had expected and showed that Americans are morose about the job market and their economic prospects. The Dow fell 100.97, or 1 percent, to 10,292.41. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 13.41, or 1.2 percent, to 1,094.60, while the Nasdaq composite index fell 28.59, or 1.3 percent, to 2,213.44.

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LEFT: Olympians Lindsey Vonn, left, and Sarah Schleper, both of Vail, pose for a photo Nov. 21, 2009. Photo courtesy Ski and Snowboard Club Vail.

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State of the County is fine ‘We’re lucky to live here,’ commissioner says in State of the County address By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Eagle County’s State of the County address yesterday reinforced what we should all know – this is a great place to live and we’re lucky to be here. Sure, it’s not perfect and current and former county officials did a few things that seemed like a good idea at the time, but unlike a tattoo they’re not permanent. “This is the most beautiful place in the world and I’m lucky to live here,” said County Commissioner Sara Fisher, who presented this year’s address. Fisher’s speech was preceded by a video presentation that reinforced that, no matter what you’re going through, you can still poke fun at yourself. The video highlighted the county’s staff’s long list of 2009 accomplishments, and did it with a smile. For example, Finance Director John Lewis was depicted counting beans, while explaining that the county cut more than $500,000 in operating expenses. ECO Transit Director Harry Taylor was behind the wheel of a bus, saying that ECO Transit drivers logged 1.6 million miles – to the moon and back 3.5 times. The county cut 32 positions during last year’s budget cycle. Some were laid off, some took early retirement and some were asked to take early retirement. “Asking people to retire to reduce expenses, is very tough for both the people being asked and for the people doing the asking,” Fisher said. “The economy has presented us an opportunity to reinvent ourselves. We’ve always had a lot of money coming in and no one had to say ‘no’ too much.”

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CAN Avon raise taxes? Town planners explore raising taxes for transportation By Dawn Witlin Special to the Mountaineer The wheels on the Connect Avon Now (CAN) initiative will spin a bit faster during the next few months, town officials said yesterday. Public Works Director Jenny Strehler said small focus groups comprised of “influential members of the community� will meet during the month of March to refine the proposal, which will seek to raise taxes to improve multi-modal transportation for the town. “It started really in ‘06, and it’s been building,� Strehler said, citing years of public surveys, open houses, meetings and phone calls, in which the public and business owners called for improved parking, bus routes, walking and bike paths. CAN nearly became a ballot question in September of last year, asking voters to approve a 1.5 percent sales tax increase to improve bus services, but the council decided to delay it. Today’s version is far from concrete, but during a presentation to the council in January, Strehler said CAN would add routes to Buffalo Ridge, the Village

at Avon and Beaver Creek Village, to name a few. It would also seek to add two public parking structures, along with 15 miles of trails, bike lanes and improved pedestrian paths. To fund CAN, the council would have to formulate two ballot questions asking voters in November for a mil levy increase of 4.5 mils which would be phased in over time, along with a sales tax increase of .85 percent. By April, Strehler told the council yesterday, a report with the information gathered from the informal focus groups will be available on the CAN project. Mayor Ron Wolfe expressed his hope that the report will address the possibility of Connect Avon Now happening without a tax increase. “We don’t seem to have explicitly said we’re going to address the question that in a time of full economic recovery, what would our position be without having the proposal of tax increase,� said Wolfe. “A gut reaction would be ‘why are you asking for this now?’ � Dates of future meetings concerning CAN will be forthcoming on the town’s website, along with a FAQ sheet on the project, Strehler said.

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While Swollen Members may have enjoyed a successful career as one of the premier groups in underground hip-hop, when it came time to record their sixth studio album, they were forced to confront the skeletons that had been hiding in their closet. During the time the group’s new album “Armed To The Teeth� was taking shape, Mad Child was struggling with drug addiction, Swollen Members’ record label had collapsed, he was embroiled in legal battles and his association with outlaw motorcycle clubs provoked police to swarm his house in full riot gear. With a desire to consistently raise the bar within the hip-hop genre, Mad Child and Prevail were inspired to beat back personal demons and concentrate on creating the most powerful musical statement of their career. Revitalized, focused and stronger than ever, Swollen Members are armed and ready for war. Show starts at 10:30 p.m. $20 cover at the door.

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Stockholm Syndrome, founded by Dave Schools of Widespread Panic and Jerry Joseph of the Jackmormons, serves up a potent brew of provocative songs and genre-transcending musicianship that keeps their ever growing fan-base ecstatic. Originally intended as a one-time studio side-project for the musicians, the band released a single album, Holy Happy Hour in 2004, and then went on a nationwide tour in support of the album. Six years and multiple world-wide tours later, the band shows no signs of

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Reefer regs reach final flower Ganjapreneurs get green light By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Eagle Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new reefer regs budded much like the reefer they now regulate: Plant and nurture the seed. Expose them to lots of light and pile on some organic fertilizer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if you know what we mean and we think you do. Before you can say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wow,â&#x20AC;? forward or backward, you have a crop reefer regs ready to harvest. The county commissioners harvested their reefer regs yesterday. They kept it pretty simple: Ganjapreneurs have to stay 500 feet from schools, churches and residences. Although lots of people tried to drag the commissioners into the quagmire about whether medical marijuana is actually medical, or recreational, or both, they were the original Just Say No All Stars and avoided it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You do not get to decide whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good or bad,â&#x20AC;? said Bryan Treu, Eagle County attorney, who, in the spirit of the occasion opened his presentation with a slide of Bob Marley. A county is a political subdivision of the state, and can do only what the state government says it can do, Treu said. Therefore, counties can regulate stuff like nude bars, escort services, adult entertainment, liquor licenses and the transportation of ashes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as in the remains of the dearly departed. But counties can only regulate where ganjapreneurs can hang their green shingles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why walk into a punch?â&#x20AC;? Treu asked the commissioners. The pain management professionals in the room might have perked up at the prospect of potential patients acquiring a chronic condition by getting punched out, but in the end the commissioners didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t roll into that reefer-inspired roundhouse. Because the state started all this, medical marijuana dispensaries are covered by the loving embrace of the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. In adult entertainment cases, First Amendment issues may not apply because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s considered constitutionally protected expression. What theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re expressing remains unclear, but they certainly are free to express it. Speaking of expressing freely, lots of folks weighed

in on this subject. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you consider medical marijuana, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll consider that you are on it,â&#x20AC;? said one woman opposed to the notion. At the other end of the spectrum, an informal survey of Community Development Bob Naracciâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice mail found that way more supporting messages started with the salutation, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Duuuude,â&#x20AC;? than didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Nineteen people showed up for yesterdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hearing, although lots more people said they were coming. The same 500-foot setback keeps adult entertainment emporiums from schools, which makes every schoolboy with bad eyesight ask heaven above to make him farsighted, with clear vision at 500 feet. The commissioners took a long look at maps depicting where stoner stores could start. The eligible spots covered less area than the fur-fringed bikinis local lovelies Lindsey Vonn and Clair Bidez wore in their Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition pictorials â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itty bitty, but generating enormous interest. Sandy Skiles, of Burns, raised a reefer inquiry, asking for a little clarity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Liquor is not medicine, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recreation, and the people in favor of medical marijuana want to be treated like both liquor stores and pharmacies,â&#x20AC;? Skiles said. Proponents, clearing away the cosmic debris, explained that it helps patients deal with debilitating conditions, as opposed to alcohol, which actually is a debilitating condition. Pat Boultemeir said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a five year patient, and insists the 500-foot spacing is discriminatory. He said it would force operations underground and out of the light, which is odd because reefer requires lots of light to grow. It might be pointed out that liquor stores have to get neighborhood approval to open a libation location. Ganjapreneurs might face greater challenges getting neighborhoods to give them the green light to open a dope dispensary. Mike Lederhause, of McCoy, said the regs donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go far enough. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Instead of 500 feet, if we raise it to 5,000 feet that will take care of it,â&#x20AC;? he said. For those whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been hibernating in your grow house, Colorado voters approved medical marijuana in a statewide vote. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supposed to be used to cure chronic medical conditions, however many those chronic conditions, say detractors, are turning out to be a chronic lack of really good dope.

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Former NBA star Jayson Williams was sentenced to five years in prison yesterday for fatally shooting a hired limo driver in 2002, ending an eight-year legal odyssey by tearfully apologizing to the victim’s family. He will be eligible for parole in 18 months. Williams, avoiding a retrial on a reckless manslaughter count that deadlocked the jury at his 2004 trial, pleaded guilty last month to aggravated assault in the death of Costas Christofi on Feb. 14, 2002. WILLIAMS In court Tuesday, a tearful Williams turned and apologized to Andrea Adams, Christofi’s sister, saying, “There’s not a day I wake up that I don’t

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Vonn jokes about Tigerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s speech In a recent piece on www.time.com, Sean Gregory writes that Vail resident and Olympic Downhill gold medalist Lindsey Vonn likes to poke fun at Tiger too. Gregory writes: â&#x20AC;&#x153;When a member of her Vonn-tourage tells her that Woods gave a few friends hugs after ending his statement, she cracks, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re like, Yeah, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re awesome, you go have that sex.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The room breaks into a laugh. Then she describes a skit she would want to perform if asked to host Saturday Night Live: picture Vonn at Woodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; podium, blue backdrop and all. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know about me,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Vonn says in a faux solemn, apologetic voice. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tiger, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re like my idol, and I too have a sex problem.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; More laughter. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;That would be freaking funny.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Vonn said she is serious about her interest in hosting SNL.

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Fossils of a previously undiscovered species of dinosaur have been found in slabs of Utah sandstone that were so hard that explosives had to be used to free some of the remains, scientists said Tuesday. The bones found at Dinosaur National Monument belonged to a type of sauropod — long-necked planteaters that were said to be the largest animal ever to roam land. The discovery included two complete skulls from other types of sauropods — an extremely rare find, scientists said. The new species is called Abydosaurus mcintoshi. Researchers say it’s part of the larger brachiosaurus family, hulking four-legged vegetarians that include sauropods.

Wall Street bonuses shoot up 17 percent in 2009

Wall Street bonuses climbed 17 percent in 2009 to $20.3 billion as many of the investment banks that were bailed out at taxpayer expense reported blowout profits. The announcement Tuesday by New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was likely to outrage many Americans who are barely getting by. And it happened on the same day that private economists reported a plunge in consumer confidence — a blow to hopes that spending by shoppers would help speed up an economic recovery. “Wall Street is vital to New York’s economy, and the dollars generated by the industry help the state’s bottom line,” DiNapoli said. “But for most Americans, these huge bonuses are a bitter pill and hard to comprehend.” The reason for the surge in bonuses was simple: Wall Street firms had a great year. Broker-dealer operations associated with the New York Stock Exchange earned a record $49.9 billion through the year’s first three quarters. The firms probably closed out the year $55 billion in the black, DiNapoli’s office said. The 2009 bonuses were actually modest compared to the bonanzas Wall Street workers enjoyed between 2005 and 2007. The annual payout in those gilded days averaged $31 billion, or around $173,000 per worker. The average bonus in 2009 was $124,850, according to the comptroller’s projections, although that number was likely skewed by high bonuses among top earners at the largest firms. In 2008, Wall Street firms gave out $17.4 billion in bonuses, even though the year was one of their worst.

Argentine stolen at birth, now 32, learns identity

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faces in the street in hopes they might be related, Madariaga has found his son. “I never stopped thinking I would find him,” the 59-year-old father said, squeezing his son’s arm during a packed news conference Tuesday in Buenos Aires. “For the first time, I know who I was. Who I am,” the young man said, still marveling at his new identity: Francisco Madariaga Quintela, a name he only learned last week. Quintela had confronted his adopted mother about doubts he had been having; a DNA test and subsequent database match completed the truth. The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo rights group believes about 400 children were stolen at birth from women who were kidnapped and killed as part of the 1976-1983 dictatorship’s “dirty war” against political dissidents, which killed as many as 30,000 people. Madariaga and his wife, Silvia Quintela, were members of the Montoneros, a leftist group targeted for elimination by government death squads. He last saw his wife — a 28-year-old surgeon who treated the poor in a Buenos Aires suburb — being pushed into a Ford Falcon by army officers dressed as civilians as she walked to a train on Jan. 17, 1977.

Sudan and Darfur rebel group sign key truce

Darfur’s most powerful rebel group and the Sudanese government on Tuesday signed a truce after a year of internationally sponsored negotiations, raising hopes the bloody seven-year conflict could draw to a close. Rebel leader Khalil Ibrahim of the Justice and Equality Movement announced the cease-fire would begin that night as the international sponsors of the talks announced a $1 billion development fund for the war ravaged region. The once bitter enemies, Ibrahim and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, shook hands and embraced after the signing. The next challenge for the mediators will be getting the dozens of other rebel splinter groups to join the process as the arduous power and wealth-sharing talks begin, especially since JEM is primarily a military movement without the popular base of other rebel groups. Previous cease-fires and partial peace deals have been short-lived. “This framework agreement is a very important step,” Ibrahim said. “We point out, however, that the road to peace still needs much patience and honest concessions from both sides.” The U.N. estimates that some 300,000 people have died and 2.7 million have been displaced since ethnic African tribesman in the vast arid western Darfur region took up arms against the Arab-dominated central government complaining of discrimination, lack of political representation and neglect.

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armed with a high-powered rifle just after he shot two teenage students Tuesday at a suburban Denver middle school thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just miles from Columbine High School, the site of one of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deadliest school shootings, authorities said. The seventh-grade math teacher who tackled the suspect, David Benke, is a 6-foot-5-inch former college basketball player who has taught at the school for about 10 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some staff acted very quickly, and very heroically,â&#x20AC;? Jefferson County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said. One male and one female were shot at about 3:30 p.m. outside Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton, Kelley said. Both students were taken to a nearby hospital and were expected to survive. The school typically finishes its day at 3:05 p.m. The mother of one uninjured student, Sheri Hasse, said students were boarding buses when the shootings took place. The school is about three miles southwest of Columbine High School, where two teens â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris â&#x20AC;&#x201D; killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded 23 others before killing themselves in 1999.

Toyota recalls wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;totallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fix sudden surges

Massive recalls of popular Toyota cars and trucks still may â&#x20AC;&#x153;not totallyâ&#x20AC;? solve frightening problems of sudden, unintended acceleration, the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American sales chief conceded Tuesday, a day before the Japanese president of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest automaker must confront angry U.S. lawmakers. House members listened in rapt silence Tuesday to the tearful testimony of a woman whose car unaccountably surged to 100 mph, then they pressed James Lentz, president of Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., on the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to find and fix the acceleration problems â&#x20AC;&#x201D; actions many suggested were too late and too limited. Lentz apologized repeatedly for safety defects that led to recalls of some 8.5 million Toyota cars and trucks, and he acknowledged the changes the company is making probably arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the end of the story.

Chiefs warn against lifting gay ban too quickly

Top Army and Air Force officers said Tuesday they would be reluctant to overturn a 17-year policy that prohibits gays from serving openly in the military without more time to ascertain it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt the services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do have serious concerns about the impact of a repeal of the law on a force that is fully engaged in two wars and has been at war for eight and a half years,â&#x20AC;? Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey told Congress. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know the impacts on readiness and military effectiveness.â&#x20AC;?

As Casey cautioned the Senate Armed Services Committee against moving too fast to repeal the law, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz made similar remarks before the House. The carefully crafted comments indicate reluctance among the militaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior ranks to act anytime soon on President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to repeal the â&#x20AC;&#x153;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tellâ&#x20AC;? policy. Obama says the policy is wrongheaded and should change. Defense Secretary Robert Gates agrees but wants to move slowly, and has ordered a lengthy assessment on how to lift the ban without affecting troops and their families.

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GOPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brown branded turncoat for jobs bill vote

A month after being crowned the darling of national conservatives, Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts is being branded â&#x20AC;&#x153;Benedict Brownâ&#x20AC;? for siding with Democrats in favor of a jobs bill endorsed by the Obama administration. Like the four other GOP senators who joined him, the man who won the late Democrat Edward Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about jobs, not party politics. And that may be good politics, too. The four other GOP senators who broke ranks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, George Voinovich of Ohio and Christopher â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kitâ&#x20AC;? Bond of Missouri â&#x20AC;&#x201D; also were criticized on Tuesday. But Brown was the big target on conservative Web sites, talk shows and even the Facebook page his campaign has promoted as an example of his new-media savvy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We campaigned for you. We donated to your campaign. And you turned on us like every other RINO,â&#x20AC;? said one writer, using the initials for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Republican-InName-Only.â&#x20AC;?

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Watch out, Levi Johnston, your baby mama could make it in Hollywood before you do. Bristol Palin scored her first acting gig, although â&#x20AC;&#x153;actingâ&#x20AC;? is perhaps a bit of a stretch: Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be playing herself on ABCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Secret Life of the American Teenager,â&#x20AC;? a show about a teen mom, according to Newser. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am thrilled to be on this show and to be part of a program that educates teens and young adults about the consequences of teen pregnancy,â&#x20AC;? Palin was reported saying. On the show, Palin will befriend protagonistâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and fellow, albeit fictional, teen momâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Amy at a music program for teen mothers. Bristol â&#x20AC;&#x153;will bring additional attention to the issues facing teen parents that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been exploring for a couple seasons now,â&#x20AC;? an executive producer was quoted saying.

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COACH DEBBIE AND HER TOP RACERS FROM BUDDY WERNER ripped up the course over the weekend at Beaver Creek. The kids celebrated the last regular season race in true fashion with fast times and Mardi Gras beads.

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out several World Cuppers, including a handful from the dominant French technical team. At the event, Schleper crushed the first race beating out Nastasia Noens of France by well over a second. And in her second race of the day she beat out Tessa Worley, who has a World Cup win this season, by nearly .3 seconds. While Schleper has won individual runs on the World Cup and taken the podium in a handful of Europa Cups and NorAms, last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back-to-back wins marked the first of the season for Schleper, something that her Buzz says should totally boost her confidence heading into her Olympic start. They key for Schleper will be putting together solid back-to-back runs. (GS and slalom consist of two runs with the best aggregate time determining the winner.) In Lienz, Austria, with the fastest second run, she proved she could ski faster than everyone else on the World Cup. It just needs to be a little more consistent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been skiing really well in slalom. This result is more than I could hope for. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so close to the podium,â&#x20AC;? Schleper said after that race. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In slalom youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always recovering from mistakes. So, to put a clean run down that was aggressive and fast ... thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a lot more involved. When everything lines up, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great.â&#x20AC;?

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Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tech Coach Trevor Wagner said Schleperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success was a matter of putting all the pieces together over a period of time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year she had all the ingredients, but she just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the mileage with that technique,â&#x20AC;? Wagner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With last year underneath her belt everything is coming together now. We started working on her technique again and building on what we had before, but more modern technique. Now sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comfortable with it and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all coming together.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;¨â&#x20AC;¨ Julia Mancuso is the defending Olympic champion in giant slalom and will be sporting a specially made speed suit to honor her 2006 gold today. As for Vonn, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get your hopes up. She has never finished higher than fourth in World Cup GS and hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been skiing well in the discipline this season. With a little more help from the Alpine team, the United States this year could challenge their record of 34 total medals from the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. Schleper, who has had the best technical results of any U.S. woman this season, realizes sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the rise, perhaps on her way to how she was skiing in her prime, Buzz says. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a great shot to win a medal, which would be the â&#x20AC;&#x153;icing on the cake of a great careerâ&#x20AC;? that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t over yet.


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the runs were in tip-top shape. Vailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Riva Ridge run â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which was named after a series of mountains in the Italian Alps that was scaled and captured by the 10th on the night of Feb. 18, 1945 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was groomed top to bottom especially for the vets. 10th Mt. Veteran Hugh Evans, the unofficial spokesperson for the group, gave a nice speech at lunchtime thanking Vail Resorts for their hospitality. Then he led the group in their famed song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ninety Pounds of Rucksackâ&#x20AC;? To the tune of Bell Bottom Trousers: I was a barmaid in a mountain inn There I learned the wages, of miseries of sin. Along came a skier fresh from off the slopes, Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the one that ruined me and shattered all my hopes. Slinging ninety pounds of rucksack, a pound of grub or two, Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll schuss the mountains like his daddy used to do. He asked me for a candle to light his way to bed,

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WWII 10th Mountain Division veteran and Vail Valley resident Dick Dirkes at Ski Cooper Friday, Feb. 19. Avery Cunliffe photo.

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Slinging ninety pounds of rucksack, a pound of grub or two, Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll schuss the mountains like his daddy used to do. Early in the morning before the break of day, He handed me a five note and with it he did say; Take this my darling for the damage I have done. You may have a daughter, you may have a son. Now if you have a daughter, bounce her on your knee. And if you have a son, send the bastard out to ski. Slinging ninety pounds of rucksack, a pound of grub or two, Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll schuss the mountains like his daddy used to do. The moral of the story, as you can plainly see, Is never trust a skier an inch above your knee. For I trusted one and now look at me... Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a son in the Mountain Infantry.

10th Mtn. Vets to speak at Ski Museum tonight The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum tonight will host special guests Dick Over and Earl Clark, both World War II veterans of the 10th Mountain Division, as part of their Wednesday Speaker Series. Over and Clark will share the incredible story of how servicemen of the fledgling 10th transformed the valley south of Red Cliff now known as Camp Hale, into an Army camp capable of training 18,000 troops. Also during the presentation, Over will share an extensive 35 mm photo slideshow presentation, with rare photos he took throughout his training. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The photographs) cover a lot of things that people may or may not have heard about, such as the amount of equipment we were supplied - all 122 pounds of it - that we had to carry with us everywhere,â&#x20AC;? said Over. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our skis for instance were solid hickory and only came in two sizes, 7 foot and 7 foot 6. The average skis now are 170 mm, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what they evolved from to be honest - all that came back from the 10th Mountain Division.â&#x20AC;? Clark, a founding member of the museum, has been on

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