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DANNY KASS GETS PRESIDENTIAL BOBBLEHEAD AUTOGRAPH WASHINGTON (May 18) - Two-time Olympic halfpipe medalist Danny Kass (Hamburg, NJ) got President Bush to autograph a Bush bobblehead doll Wednesday as U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes from the Torino Winter Games met at theWhite House for the traditional round of photos, handshakes and small banter. Bush's remarks included a quick salutation for "snowboarding dudes and dudesses" who won an eye-popping seven medals at the Olympics. Alpine skier Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) had the president autograph her Olympic jacket from Roots while moguls skier Michelle Roark (Winter Park, CO) brought some of her designer perfume (Phinomenal) for First Lady Laura Bush. Snowboarder Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA) was one of the first athletes to greet the president as he arrived. Two-time Olympian and two-time moguls World Cup champion Jeremy Bloom (Loveland, CO), just out of a mini-camp with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles where he's trying to become a kick returner and wide receiver, did double duty. He gave Laura Bush a No. 5 jersey from QB Donovan McNabb and then served as autograph table as the president signed posters from Torino for Shannon Bahrke (Tahoe City, CA). "It was really cool," said alpine skier Libby Ludlow (Bellevue, WA), a first-time Olympian. Nordic combined Olympic rookie Brett Camerota (Park City, UT) added, "This is my first time in Washington, my first time at the White House - it's been awesome." But by the end of the day, Ludlow was headed back to classes at Dartmouth College for her spring semester, which runs until June 6. Kass, the 2002 and '06 Olympic halfpipe silver medalist who spends half the year at California's Mammoth Mountain, got the president to sign a bobblehead doll from his personal collection.
OLYMPIANS, PARALYMPIANS VISIT VETERANS AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WASHINGTON (May 16) - Olympic and Paralympic skiers visited wounded veterans at Walter Reed Hospital and high school students Tuesday as part of the U.S. Olympic Committee's traditional post-Games visit to the nation's capital. Paralympic champion Stephani Victor (Park City, UT) wowed 'em at a local hospital while former moguls silver medalist Shannon Bahrke (Tahoe City, CA) learned something about sports in a wheelchair. "We played some games and it was great, just so much fun," Bahrke said after her hospital visit that ran to nearly three hours. "These guys obviously were in the war, serving their country in their way while we represented the country in a different way, but it was so special. "We have such a respect for each other," she said. She and two Paralympic champions - sit-skier Chris Devlin-Young (LW-12/1; Campton, NH), who was paralyzed below the waist in a plane crash while serving in the Coast Guard in 1982, and sit-skier Laurie Stephens (LW-12/1; Wenham, MA), who came home from the Torino Paralympics with two gold medals and a silver - were part of a group of nearly 20 athletes at Walter Reed. They learned from wounded military veterans about wheelchair basketball, sit-down volleyball, even curling.

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Valis Tourism - Switzerland

The 2006 Valaisan summer offers fascinating new possibilities: in June the Saint Bernard dog museum, unique in Switzerland, opens in Martigny. You can now book a sled dog trip on the Gemmi in summer as well as in winter and the new carriages on the Gornergrat railway will bring you to the summit more quickly and in more comfort. But this is nothing compared with all the novelties that our holiday resorts have to offer.
Top events in the Valais A brief selection of some of the summer events from June to August 2006: 23.06-12.11.06 Art works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York at the Fondation Gianadda in Martigny 30.06.-02.07.06 International Literature Festival in Leukerbad 15.07.-22.07.06 Swiss Orienteering Week in Zermatt 21.07.-06.08.06 Verbier Festival & Academy in Verbier 21.07.-23.07.06 International Alphorn Festival in Nendaz 30.07.06 Shepherd Festival on the Gemmi 01.08-06.08.06 Octodure International Folkore Festival in Martigny
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