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March 21, 1986

NOZAWA, Japan (AP) _ Gudrun Arnitz of Austria posted her second victory in as many days, winning the women’s giant slalom, while West Germany’s Stefan Pistor won the men’s slalom in the final race of the FIS Far East Cup Japan Series today.

Arnitz skied down the 875-meter Challenge Course with a vertical drop of 1,049-feet in one minute, 2.45 seconds in the first run and 1:00.92 in the second run for a combined time of 2:03.37.

Arnitz also captured the women’s giant slalom on Thursday.

Japan’s Harumi Jin, who has won one slalom in the Series, was clocked in 2:03.95 after runs of 1:02.46 and 1:01.49 and finished in second, followed by Austrian Andrea Bergmann in 2:05.16. Bergmann has won two races in the Series.

Pistor was timed in 47.67 seconds in the first run and 47.50 seconds in the second run for a combined time of 1:35.17 over the 1,835-foot course.

Ernst Riedlsperger of Austria came in second in 1:36.41, followed by Sweden’s Niklas Henning and West Germany’s Gundolf Thoma at 1:37.47.

The Japan Series is held at Happo-one, Shigakogen and Nozawa, all in central Japan’s ski resorts, March 12-21.

Sixteen skiers from Austria, West Germany, Yugoslavia and Sweden, along with 178 Japanese racers, participated in the Series.


BALTIMORE (AP) - The last of the Colts’ property, including a table and a tractor used to grade playing fields, left the team’s Owings Mills complex in moving vans this week.

Ambrose T. Hartman, assistant city solicitor, said that the vans were back at the team’s former training complex Thursday morning to revmoe the last of the Colts’ property. He said the team was entitled to take the items under an agreement reached last week between the city and team owner Robert Irsay.

The Colts and most of the team’s property left Baltimore two years ago this month for Indianapolis and the Hoosier Dome.

″They have a right to remove that property,″ Hartman said. ″I knew they were going to do it, it’s their personal property.″

According to an agreement reached Monday, Baltimore will pay Irsay $4.6 million for the training complex and the team will pay the city $400,000 in legal expenses incurred while trying to secure the team’s return from Indianapolis.

Hartman said settlement on the deal to buy the complex would take place April 9.


HONG KONG (AP) - Twenty-eight cars, led by a 1934 Morris Tourer convertible, left Hong Kong today for the southern Chinese city of Canton at the start of the non-competitive Martell Classic Cars Rally.

Organized by the Classic Car Club of Hong Kong, the rally is described not as a race but as a procession of ″veteran vehicles″ that include luxury cars, sports models and family sedans.

Dick Worral, chairman of the Classic Car Club, and a senior officer in the Hong Kong Police Force, drove a 1953 Morgan ″4,″ the only known survivor of the first Macao Grand Prix held in 1954.

Other cars included a 1956 Jaguar XK-140, a 1964 Gordon-Keeble, of which only 100 were produced, a 1953 Mercedes 180, a 1965 Toyota 800, a Riley RMB, a 1969 Brougham Cadillac, and a 1967 Honda S-800 which was driven by Mrs. Jackie Salander, the only woman taking part in the event.

Organizers said that after covering the 100 miles to Canton, the cars will be put on display at the Guangdong Provincial Museum on Saturday.

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