With tag: world
Vermonters in Haiti
By Jane Lindholm
We check in with Vermonters who've gone to Haiti about the longterm after-effects of the earthquake. And VPR's Bob Kinzel previews the week ahead in the Vermont Legislature as the budget and other key bills advance.
Bill Demong Wins Gold Medal
The United States won their first ever gold medal in the Nordic sports
when Billy Demong of Vermontville, New
York and Johnny
Spillane finished with gold and silver in a Nordic combined large hill
Newell Races In Men’s Cross Country Relay
Shaftsbury's Andy Newell took part in the
men's cross country 4 by 10 kilometer relay. But it was a disappointing run for
the American team, they came in 13th, that's next to last place.
Nordic Combined Takes Silver Medal
It was a great day for the U.S. Nordic
Combined team, winning their first ever medal - a silver. Austria won the gold.
Cross Country Skiers Have Strong Finish
Local cross country skiers
had a strong day yesterday in Olympic competition in Vancouver. The men and women's team sprint finals took place in
warm weather, around 50 degrees, some spectators were wearing short-sleeved
Bode Miller Brings Home Gold
A big weekend for Franconia, New Hampshire's Bode Miller. He picked up a gold medal yesterday in
the men's super-combined. It was an amazing run down the slalom portion of the
race, after finishing seventh in the down hill portion.
Teter Takes Silver, Bronze For Clark
Vermont's streak of women's half-pipe gold came to
an end last night when Australian Torah Bright defeated defending champion
Hannah Teter of Belmont by 2.6 points to win the gold. Teter took the silver
medal. The 2002 champion, Kelly Clark of West Dover fell on her first run and hit the deck on an awkward landing on her
second but still took bronze.
Barre Midwife Headed To Haiti
By Mitch Wertlieb
We spoke with Vermont midwife Katherine Bramhall several years ago, after a natural
disaster-the tsunami that ravaged Bali in December of
2004. Katherine Bramhall explains why a birthing clinic is so important in a place
like Haiti that's thrown into sudden and unexpected chaos.
Newell Crashes In Qualification Round
A big disappointment for
Shaftsbury's Andy Newell yesterday. The U.S. favorite crashed in the
qualification round of the men's cross-country individual sprint classic and
didn't advance to the quarterfinals. He'll have another chance to compete in
the team event. Newell ranked 45th overall.
Kearney Says Gold Medal Is "Beautiful"
By Mitch Wertlieb
Hannah Kearney of Norwich won Gold in the womens' moguls Saturday. VPR's Mitch Wertlieb caught up with a tired but happy and gracious
Kearney by cell phone at the Athlete's Village in Vancouver, and asked her if
she was concerned about the conditions before the race.
Jacobellis Disqualified In Semifinals
Another big disappointment for Stratton Mountain's Lindsey Jacobellis. The U.S. snowboardcross favorite
lost her balance after a jump and went outside a gate in the semifinals to get
Locals Compete In Opening Weekend Of Olympics
Several athletes from our region
competed this weekend, but none cracked the top three in their sports. Nick
Alexander of Lebanon, New
Peter Frenette of Saranac
Lake, New York both competed in ski jumping, and shared 41st