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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday. Feb. 11, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.
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Gold medal snowboarder entering politics

KELOWNA, British Columbia, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Canadian gold medal snowboarder Ross Rebagliati said Friday he is running for Parliament as a Liberal.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 11, 2008.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2006 with 323 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2005 with 323 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2004 with 324 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2003 with 323 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2002 with 323 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
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Olympic winners -- Snowboarding

Past Olympic medal winners in snowboarding
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Ross Rebagliati
Global television news anchor Jill Kropp presents the medal inducting Olympic snowboarding gold medallist Ross Rebagliati into the BC Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Vancouver's Westin Bayshore, April 28, 2005. (UPI Photo / HEINZ RUCKEMANN)
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Ross Rebagliati (born July 14, 1971) is a Canadian professional snowboarder.

Rebagliati was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He turned pro in 1991. He was the first ever to win an Olympic gold medal for this sport at the 1998 Winter Olympics. After winning the gold, he was found to have marijuana in his circulatory system and he was automatically disqualified. This decision was eventually overturned, largely on the basis that marijuana was not on the list of banned substances, and Rebagliati was given back the medal.

On August 2, 2006 Rebagliati filed suit against Canadian television broadcaster CTV. The suit was filed in the British Columbia Supreme Court, and charges CTV with misappropriation of personality, breach of privacy and defamation. Rebagliati claims that a character on their TV series Whistler is based on him and has damaged his image. The character in question, Beck MacKaye, is a blond, blue-eyed, Olympic gold medal-winning snowboarder who lives in Whistler. CTV denied his claims, but the suit was ultimately settled out of court.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ross Rebagliati."
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