Summer Hikes: Part II will often meet out of town visitors on the Mt. Juneau trail, and this day we met a very interesting young man from France. Stephane was staying at the hostel in town, suffering through the extremely wet weather. This was his last day in Juneau...
Today in sports history

...victory over the Dallas Tornadoes.1974 - The Los Angeles Aztecs edge the Miami Toros 4-3 to win the NASL Championship.1984 - France's Lutin D'Isigny wins the $250,000 International Trot by seven lengths, the largest margin of victory in this race...
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

...PARIS - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian...sixth rider to win all three Grand Tours - France, Italy and Spain. The last Italian to win the Tour de France was Marco Pantani in 1998.After cruising...
Today in History

...the satirical comic strip "Li'l Abner," created by Al Capp, made its debut.On this date:In 1624, King Louis XIII of France appointed Cardinal Richelieu (ree-shuh-LYOO') his first minister.In 1792, French revolutionaries imprisoned the royal...
Arts calendar

...gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family, led by Papa, move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only...
Today in Sports History

...the heavily favored U.S. women's basketball team wins a fifth straight Olympic gold medal with an 86-50 victory over France. The win is the latest in an unmatched run for the Americans in the past 16 years. The U.S. has won 41 consecutive games...
As Tour enters Pyrenees, Rogers wins 16th stage

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France - Riding in his 10th Tour de France, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia...race and the first of three days in the mountains on France's border with Spain.Behind the Italian, the contest...
Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

ARGELES-GAZOST, France - Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will...than a minute ahead of Thibaut Pinot of France, who was second. Rafal Majka of Poland...
Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium

PERIGUEUX, France - Finally cracking broad smiles after...Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic...England, over cobblestones in northern France, and over mountain passes in the Alps...
Norway's Kristoff wins stage

NIMES, France (AP) - Almost at the line, Jack Bauer...could see it coming - their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters...a flat course from Tallard, southeast France's parachuting capital, toward Nimes...


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