by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist SPORTS WOMEN NEWS ITEM: Canadian bobsledder and former Olympic Champion Kaillie Humphries— wearing socks bearing the phrase “girl power” — recently became the first person to drive an all-female team against men in a four-person World Cup bobsled race at Mount Van Hoevenberg near Lake Placid, N.Y.
Day: January 20, 2016
Early America Indians learned the value of having purple martins in their village as a natural bug eliminator. Hollow gourds were hung near teepees in multiple locations to ward off the pesky insects. European settlers copied these methods by constructing wooden houses with multiple holes for maximum mosquito protection during the summer months.