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Today in sports history for Friday, Feb. 13

...Dick Button, the Olympic gold medalist, beats Hans Gerschwiler again to win the men's World Figure Skating championship in Davos, Switzerland.1954 - Furman's Frank Selvey scores 100 points in a 149-95 victory over Newberry. Selvey breaks the record...
Today in sports history for Sunday, Feb. 15

...becomes the first American woman to win a world figure skating title beating Germany's Gundi Busch at the World Championships in Davos, Switzerland.1964 - Ken Hubbs, the 22-year-old Chicago Cubs second baseman, dies when his private plane crashes in...
Residents: 50 bodies found in Nigeria violence

...emergence as Africa's largest economy as it hosted the Africa meeting of the World Economic Forum, the continent's version of Davos. That meeting is ongoing in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, which also has been the scene recently of two bomb blasts blamed...
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Avalanche study calls for home buyouts

...Assembly Committee of the Whole on Monday.The study was conducted by WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, a company in Davos, Switzerland. Mattice said the company was chosen because it is using new computer technology that shows impact pressure...
Outside editorial: Crisis avoidable

...years. We shouldn't be surprised." Dimon still believes his industry merits sympathy, telling the financial conference in Davos, Switzerland, last week that bankers are tired of everyone beating up on them. He still doesn't get it. Americans were...
Swiss avalanche pro in town to talk, teach

...Europe and North America, and has presented his research at the International Snow Science Workshops in Telluride, Whistler and Davos. His visit to Juneau also will include an inter-agency professional training module in avalanche rescue for the City and...
Russia's twisted 'rule of law'

...talks the talk of modernization and high-tech innovation - might improve the legal climate. Almost four years ago at the Davos World Economic Forum, I asked Medvedev - a former law professor - whether he believed in "rule of law" or "rule by law...
Alaska's Kikkan Randall on podium in team sprint

...The USA 2 team of Holly Brooks and Ida Sargent were a strong 15th. Randall, Bjornsen and Brooks all train with APU Nordic.The sprinters will now rejoin their teammates for training in Davos, Switzerland before next weekend's World Cup.
Commwealth Games woes could prompt reform in India

...impossible for Singh, his nation's people and the high-profile entrepreneurs who congregate at World Economic Forum confabs in Davos, Switzerland. India has much potential, and its economy may even outpace China's in the years ahead. Yet India desperately...
The end of a secular society in Turkey bodes ill for U.S.

...anti-Israeli sentiment at home by promoting crude anti-Semitism. Erdogan embarrassed Israel's president, Shimon Peres, at Davos last year, telling him at a public event that "I know well how you kill children on beaches, how you shoot them" before...


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