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By Henry Scarupa | November 20, 1990
"I'll be dying 27 times," Olympic gold medalist Katarina Witt says wryly, as she thinks about performing the role of "Carmen" on ice in a new show that's just begun a five-month tour."Skating II" -- which will be performed at 7:30 tonight at the Baltimore Arena -- features Ms. Witt together with fellow Olympian Brian Boitano and an international cast of 12 world-class skaters.The East German skating star will be in the spotlight five times during the evening. As a finale, she and Mr. Boitano will perform the death scene from the HBO movie, "Carmen on Ice," which won the pairEmmy Awards.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
UPDATE: Olympic figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano came out in a statement Thursday , making him the third openly gay athlete on the White House's Sochi delegation. In August, President Barack Obama told Jay Leno he had "no patience" for Russia's controversial anti-gay law. Months later, it appears he's standing behind those words. The White House announced Tuesday its delegation to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and three openly gay athletes are among those who will represent the United States in Russia.
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By Susan Reimer and Susan Reimer,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 6, 1991
LANDOVER -- In February, at Albertville, France, they will crown the best figure skater in the world.Trouble is, he won't be there.Even as the Olympics opens its arms to professionals in nearly every sport, those arms are crossed obstinately across the chest in figure skating.And so Brian Boitano will not compete in the Winter Olympics in Albertville."I think I would shine there," said Boitano, who won the gold medal at the 1988 Games in Calgary, Alberta."In my Olympic performance I did more than anyone had done in the past, and I've improved since then."
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
The Food for Thought stage at the Baltimore Book Festival will present a full slate of talks and demonstrations by Baltimore-based chefs and visiting cookbook authors. Among the locals are Johnny's barista Lindsay DiFabbio (1 p.m. Friday), caterer and former restaurateur Connie Crabtree-Burritt (noon Saturday) and Bradley Willits, executive chef at the B&O American Brasserie (noon Sunday). The most recognizable names among the visiting authors are not necessarily associated with the world of cooking.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | December 10, 1994
LANDOVER -- Katarina Witt has avoided the World Professional Figure Skating Championships with single-minded determination until tonight."This is the competition everyone talks about," said Witt. "I haven't wanted to do it. I've seen how it makes everyone nervous, and I haven't wanted to do it. But I've been doing a lot more skating this year and I just decided, 'OK, I'll go for it.' "It is difficult for the casual observer of figure skating to sort out all the different competitions. Every week there seems to be another championship.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Writer | February 8, 1995
Scott Davis has been what Todd Eldredge now is -- the hottest U.S. male figure skater.Now, he wants the title back."I've always been a competitor, and I think the way Todd has been skating will push me to do my best," said Davis, 23. "I'm out there for that, to be the best skater I can be, to keep improving and to have fun."Davis gets his chance at Eldredge, 23, this week at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Providence (R.I.) Civic Center. Eldredge won the men's title in 1990 and 1991.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
UPDATE: Olympic figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano came out in a statement Thursday , making him the third openly gay athlete on the White House's Sochi delegation. In August, President Barack Obama told Jay Leno he had "no patience" for Russia's controversial anti-gay law. Months later, it appears he's standing behind those words. The White House announced Tuesday its delegation to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and three openly gay athletes are among those who will represent the United States in Russia.
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By Steve McKerrow | November 23, 1990
On the post-holiday Weekend Watch:A RE-APPEARANCE -- They were just in Baltimore, and tonight comic magicians "Penn & Teller" are conjured up on the tube, in an hour-long NBC special (at 8, Channel 2).A MUSICAL MEDLEY -- They're calling him a potential successor to Ol' Blue Eyes (Frank Sinatra), but he can play the piano pretty well, too. He's Harry Connick Jr., who stars tonight in "Swinging Out With Harry," a mellow edition of PBS' "Great Performances" series (at 9, channels 22 and 67). The show was taped at a Dallas concert with Connick's 16-piece band.
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By Susan Reimer and Susan Reimer,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 9, 1990
LANDOVER -- It hurt like the blazes, but there was nothing like a bunch of perfect scores to ease the pain.Brian Boitano, skating on an injured hip he reinjured in his first number of the night, scored six perfect 10s and a 9.9 to win his third straight NutraSweet World Professional Figure Skating title at the Capital Centre."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | January 7, 1994
DETROIT -- Brian Boitano was the pro who couldn't lose. He was too experienced, too perfect, too artistic.But a strange thing happened to Boitano and his comeback to a fifth American skating title.He ran into a Montana cowboy who turned an ice show into the back lot of "West Side Story."Scott Davis, playing a Jet from Leonard Bernstein's street play, scored one of the great upsets in skating history, beating Boitano and retaining his title in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships last night.
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By Philip Hersh and Tribune Newspapers | February 19, 2010
Evan Lysacek's coach, Frank Carroll, had one major hope for his skater going into Thursday's Olympic free skate final. "I want him to grab this opportunity and make it something special," Carroll said, "because so few skaters have this chance." Lysacek did all that and more at the Pacific Coliseum. Shaking off the suffocating pressure of the moment -- which actually lasted four minutes, 30 seconds -- Lysacek delivered a brilliant, career-best performance to become the first U.S. man to win the Olympic skating gold medal since Brian Boitano in 1988.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | April 7, 2007
Forget the triple axel, the layback spiral or any fancy footwork. From now on, it's the "Galloping Peacock" for Kimmie Meissner. "I'm incorporating it into my program next season, definitely," said the U.S. women's figure skating champion, her slender arms gracefully undulating in a dead-on impression of actor Jon Heder's signature move in Blades of Glory. "The audience will go crazy when they see it." It obviously impressed Meissner, who also thought the movie was pretty good, too, giving it four skates out of a possible five.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Writer | February 8, 1995
Scott Davis has been what Todd Eldredge now is -- the hottest U.S. male figure skater.Now, he wants the title back."I've always been a competitor, and I think the way Todd has been skating will push me to do my best," said Davis, 23. "I'm out there for that, to be the best skater I can be, to keep improving and to have fun."Davis gets his chance at Eldredge, 23, this week at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Providence (R.I.) Civic Center. Eldredge won the men's title in 1990 and 1991.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | December 10, 1994
LANDOVER -- Katarina Witt has avoided the World Professional Figure Skating Championships with single-minded determination until tonight."This is the competition everyone talks about," said Witt. "I haven't wanted to do it. I've seen how it makes everyone nervous, and I haven't wanted to do it. But I've been doing a lot more skating this year and I just decided, 'OK, I'll go for it.' "It is difficult for the casual observer of figure skating to sort out all the different competitions. Every week there seems to be another championship.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | February 20, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- "It's not a story about age, it's a story about an injury," Brian Boitano was saying last night, putting his spin on his sixth-place finish in the Olympic skating competition.It was a story about both, however. About an injury, yes. But also very much about age.There was just no getting around it on a night when the gold medalist was 20, the silver medalist was 21 and the bronze medalist was 22, and Boitano, 30, wound up peering through a curtain to watch them get their medals.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 18, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- The two former Olympic champions, Brian Boitano and Viktor Petrenko, left the ice muttering to themselves.The world champion, Kurt Browning, was last seen leaving the "kiss and cry area" wiping away a tear.And the leader was a guy in white lace gloves and matching collar named Alexei."I think it was just a weird night," American Scott Davis said.Definitely.Last night, unheralded Alexei Urmanov of Russia took the lead in what was billed as the greatest men's skating competition in history.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 18, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- The two former Olympic champions, Brian Boitano and Viktor Petrenko, left the ice muttering to themselves.The world champion, Kurt Browning, was last seen leaving the "kiss and cry area" wiping away a tear.And the leader was a guy in white lace gloves and matching collar named Alexei."I think it was just a weird night," American Scott Davis said.Definitely.Last night, unheralded Alexei Urmanov of Russia took the lead in what was billed as the greatest men's skating competition in history.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 18, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- The two former Olympic champions, Brian Boitano and Viktor Petrenko, left the ice muttering to themselves.The world champion, Kurt Browning, was last seen leaving the "kiss and cry area" wiping away a tear.And the leader was a guy in white lace gloves and matching collar named Alexei."I think it was just a weird night," American Scott Davis said.Definitely.Last night, unheralded Alexei Urmanov of Russia took the lead in what was billed as the greatest men's skating competition in history.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 18, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- The two former Olympic champions, Brian Boitano and Viktor Petrenko, left the ice muttering to themselves.The world champion, Kurt Browning, was last seen leaving the "kiss and cry area" wiping away a tear.And the leader was a guy in white lace gloves and matching collar named Alexei."I think it was just a weird night," American Scott Davis said.Definitely.Last night, unheralded Alexei Urmanov of Russia took the lead in what was billed as the greatest men's skating competition in history.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | January 7, 1994
DETROIT -- Brian Boitano was the pro who couldn't lose. He was too experienced, too perfect, too artistic.But a strange thing happened to Boitano and his comeback to a fifth American skating title.He ran into a Montana cowboy who turned an ice show into the back lot of "West Side Story."Scott Davis, playing a Jet from Leonard Bernstein's street play, scored one of the great upsets in skating history, beating Boitano and retaining his title in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships last night.
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