Breaks Back and We All Pay Charlene Vine of Murphys, Calif., was paralyzed from
the waist down after breaking her back at an employee party at
Bear Valley ski resort. She's been awarded $9.7 million
dollars and now the industry worries that we'll all pay in high
ticket prices. Well, at least people who still pay for tickets.
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Charges First Day Of US Open
Everything was right for the official opening day of the 2002
U.S. Open of Surfing. At least that's what Shawn Price of
the Orange County Register had to report.
Crush Soundtrack On Track
The movie is getting a huge media push, yet the music on the soundtrack
stands on it's own with tracks from Lenny Kravitz, Beth
Orton, N.E.R.D., Doves, and more.
Gator In New York Video Festival Helen Stickler showed her documentary film Stoked (The
Rise and Fall of Gator) to packed houses. Mike Mills,
the so called "So-Cal skate kid turned good" was featured in "Meet
Mike Mills" as well as two of his sort video pieces. The show
ended July 25.
Former Thrasher photographer Nik Freitas has swapped
out his skateboard for a keyboard -- and the glories of
'70s pop. Some of his songs made it into the hands of Future
Farmer label boss Dennis Mitchell and the rest of skate-pop
X Games Selling
Danger New York Post sports columnist Phil Mushnick thinks
ESPN has a double standard between what it promotes on
X Games TV and the behavior it requires of it's employees.
He doesn't like that.
Onto Sk8ramp.com Tim Glomb Jr. has a pretty impressive resume in the park
building world, according to Delaware Online. He built
a training facilities for professional skaters such as Philadelphia's
Kerry Getz and Josh Kalis, and a backyard ramp in
West Chester for Bam Margera.
On Cover of Greek Vogue
Kaua'i boy Aamion Goodwin, 23, made the cover of Greek
Vogue this month to go with his January 2000 cover of Surfing
Beast Back In Action
The only world champ ever to call the UK home is back in action
in this Daily Telegraph story on Martin Potter.
Johnson Extends His Tour
It's been a steady string of dates for Jack Johnson as
his Brushfire Fairytales continues to climb the Billboard
in the Water
It's true with the whole surf explosion more and more soccer
moms are throwing racks on the mini-vans and heading to the beach
to surf without their kids.
Board Burning in Brazil
In an effort to keep surfers out of the water where sharks
have killed at least 11 swimmers in the past decade, Brazilian
authorities are burning confiscated surfboards.
Strange Group of Skaters
When the Soul Bowl contest fires up on the beach this weekend
during the US Open of Surfing there will be an odd mix
of skaters of all ages, including Eddie Elguera, a 37-year-old
pastor from Loma Linda, CA and Jack, the skateboarding
chimp from MVP.
According to a new study, newspapers and magazines have been toppled
as the main alternative to television in every household that
has access to the Internet. Not news to us.
Still Buying Back Stock Vans Inc. said it resumed purchasing its common stock under
the 1 million-share repurchase program its board approved in Sept.
2001. If this keeps up maybe Vans will be a private company again.
Bull Streets of SF Luge Tom Mason's San Francisco event features speeds of up to
60 mph and, new for this year, jumps "that could send lugers
flying up to 50 feet." What a perfect event for Red Bull.