November 14, 2010
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Vonn to don ‘Got Milk’ mustache this week Fresh off her debut on the Vail phone book, Lindsey Vonn will be the next milk-drinking athlete to don the famous got milk? stache. She is scheduled to unveil new Milk Mustache ads in Vail soon. “They say you are what you eat,” said Vonn. “So drinking lowfat milk helps give me confidence that my body’s getting nutrients it needs to be my best and to look my best.” Head to BodybyMilk. com at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow to get the inside dish on how to win a chance to “Live Like Lindsey Vonn in Vail.” While you’re there, check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and videos from Lindsey’s Milk Mustache ad shoot.
After snagging a win at last year’s slalom opener, Vail’s Lindsey Vonn will have to for settle for sixth after hip checking in Levi, Finland yesterday. Vail native Sarah Schleper did not finish her second run. Reigning Olympic slalom gold medalist and World Champion Maria Riesch of Germany let over a half second lead slip Saturday as Austrian Marlies Schild captured the opening slalom of the 2011 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season. Three-time World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn went down on her hip mid-run, yet made an athletic recovery to finish sixth and secure valuable early season points. Vonn hammered the top portion of the slope before her skis slid wide and engaged hard on a right hand turn midway down the Levi Black steeps dropping the Olympic gold medalist to her hip and sending her rocketing across the slope. The countless hours of off-season strength training paid off as she made a strong recovery to stay on course, regain her balance and continue to charge. “I’d say that mistake cost me eight tenths to a full second,” Vonn said. “I’ve never made a recovery move
Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during the first run of a World Cup Slalom in Levi, Finland, yesterday. Vonn, a Vail resident and former Ski and Snowboard Club Vail athlete, finished 6th overall. AP photo.
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Former locals Jordan Doll, Brett Hiker to perform standup this week
THE UPDATE Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi released
Pro-democracy hero Aung San Suu Kyi walked free after more than seven years under house arrest, welcomed by thousands of cheering supporters outside the decaying lakefront villa that has been her prison. Her guards effectively announced the end of her detention yesterday, pulling back the barbed-wire barriers that sealed off her potholed street and suddenly allowing thousands of expectant supporters to surge toward the house. Many chanted her name as they ran. Some wept.A few minutes later, with the soldiers and police having evaporated into the Yangon twilight, she climbed atop a stepladder behind the gate as the crowd began singing the national anthem.”I haven’t seen you [See THE UPDATE, page 7]
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The valley’s two favorite standup comedians are returning home once again. Former locals Jordan Doll and Brett Hiker (pictured here) will be coming back to Eagle for their third stand-up comedy showcase at the Brush Creek Saloon tomorrow at 8 p.m. They will be joined by a group of comedians from all over the state for two solid hours of varied humor. The last two shows have been standing room only, so get there early and take advantage of the drink specials and no cover. They’ll also be performing at Bob’s Place in Avon Tuesday, The Sandbar Friday and Loaded Joe’s on Saturday. Doll and Hiker both grew up in Eagle but now work telling jokes out of Denver with the comedy troupe istoleyourbaby.com. The troupe will be touring shows throughout the valley all week as part of a start of the ski-season tour. All shows are sponsored by the Denver based sketch comedy website iSTOLEyourBABY.com.
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I am writing in response to the news that the Town of Avon public officials may decide not to renew the lease held by Stone Creek Charter School. I have been a permanent resident of Eagle County since 1998 and a property owner here since 1984. I love this area and made a home here with my beautiful wife Kelly, my wonderful six-year-old daughter Alexa and my four-year-old genius son, Michael. I am concerned about the education my kids will receive here in the Vail Valley. I specifically held onto a house I own on the east coast as a safety net in case my wife and I could not come to terms with the schooling choices here. I have a National School of Excellence two miles away from my home where a punctual school bus would pick up my children and drop them off at the foot of my driveway. I have offices
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