Meissner's music attuned to family

Flamenco routine rooted in homeland of relatives

January 21, 2007|By Candus Thomson | Candus Thomson,Sun reporter

A fringed black shawl with embroidered pink rose is draped across Kimmie Meissner's lap. A lacy mantilla rests on her shoulders.

With the light of the fireplace dancing in her dark eyes, the world champion figure skater looks every bit the young Spanish lady she hopes to portray later this week at the U.S. championships.

U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Today-Saturday, Spokane, Wash., ESPN2; women's final live, Saturday, 4 p.m., chs. 2, 7

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