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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 MILTON KENT | April 19, 1995
When the Orioles play the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday at Camden Yards, WBAL (1090 AM), their radio flagship station, will unveil an ambitious pre-game show that will bring its baseball coverage in line with what radio's other baseball carriers do.The new show, "Countdown to Baseball," airs one hour before the first pitch and is a 30-minute expansion from the current half-hour program. Josh Lewin, WBAL's sports director and nighttime talk host, will anchor the show, from either Oriole Park, or occasionally from the road for the first 30 minutes, before yielding to Jon Miller and Fred Manfra, the game announcers.
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November 16, 1990
OLYMPIC GOLD medalists Brian Boitano and Katarina Witt are coming to the Baltimore Arena Tuesday, stopping here to entertain as part of their new national skating tour.Before they arrive, Accent will be providing Baltimore-area children a chance to ask either skater a question by calling SUNDIAL, the free telephone information service of The Baltimore Sun.Our Gold Line to Boitano and Witt will be open this weekend from noon Friday until noon Saturday. Using a touch-tone phone, call 783-1800.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 21, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- This time, she will not skate for a medal. She will not vamp and flirt with a crowd, a Carmen on skates, dying like a fluttering butterfly.Katarina Witt is 28 now, a woman who speaks of peace and perspective.For her, the killing in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, is a source of pain, the chase for an Olympic gold a source of bemusement.The woman who was once the face of East Germany to the world, is at a Winter Olympics for the first time since 1988, representing one Germany, united.
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By ALICE STEINBACH | March 12, 1992
She became America's sweetheart in 1976, Dorothy Hamill did, when she skated her way to the Olympic gold medal in Innsbruck. But the real gold awaited Hamill who, with her fresh, all-American looks and spectacular talent, was a natural for the sports-marketing experts on Madison Avenue.So, following in the groundbreaking footsteps of 1968 gold medal winner Peggy Fleming -- who earned millions of dollars from endorsements, commercials and exhibition tours -- Hamill reportedly raked in something like $5 million after winning the gold.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 21, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- This time, she will not skate for a medal. She will not vamp and flirt with a crowd, a Carmen on skates, dying like a fluttering butterfly.Katarina Witt is 28 now, a woman who speaks of peace and perspective.For her, the killing in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, is a source of pain, the chase for an Olympic gold a source of bemusement.The woman who was once the face of East Germany to the world, is at a Winter Olympics for the first time since 1988, representing one Germany, united.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | February 19, 1994
LILLEHAMMER, Norway -- Tonya Harding, the legal pit bull of the U.S. Olympic Team, said thanks to God for answering her prayers and giving her the chance to compete in the Games of Lillehammer.Alberto Tomba, the famously nocturnal Italian skier, said that he had brought his own condoms from home.Tonya Harding said that she believed most of the people in the United States were cheering for her.Alberto Tomba said that he hoped the parties in the Olympic village would start getting better soon.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | January 14, 1994
Sonja Henie moved to Hollywood to make movies and millions. Dorothy Hamill turned a camel spin and a wedge haircut into a career selling hair-care products. And Katarina Witt leaped across the remnants of the Berlin Wall to skate for cash and Coca-Cola.To win the Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating is not just the realization of a dream, but it also is a lifetime contract that all but guarantees fame and fortune.It was pursuit of the gold, and the accompanying millions of dollars, that served as the background to the alleged plot to injure figure skating star Nancy Kerrigan.
SPORTS
February 17, 1992
Katarina Witt, who twice won the figure skating gold medal for East Germany, said she was asked to spy for the Stasi, the East German secret police. She declined, she said."
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | May 31, 1991
The TV repairman:If you're stuck for a Father's Day gift and the old gent is a baseball nut, you couldn't do better than "Baseball's Greatest Moments," a $20 tape available at Blockbuster Video.A true fan can probably tick off 15 of the 20 moments covered, but they're done so expertly and with rare film footage, they're a joy to watch over and over: Babe, King Carl, Gehrig says goodbye, Mickey, Joe D., Mays, Larsen, Aaron, Maris, Rose, Ryan and Gibby. Oh my!* When I watch the Portland Trail Blazers (Channel 2 willing)
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By JOHN EISENBERG | February 19, 1994
LILLEHAMMER, Norway -- Tonya Harding, the legal pit bull of the U.S. Olympic Team, said thanks to God for answering her prayers and giving her the chance to compete in the Games of Lillehammer.Alberto Tomba, the famously nocturnal Italian skier, said that he had brought his own condoms from home.Tonya Harding said that she believed most of the people in the United States were cheering for her.Alberto Tomba said that he hoped the parties in the Olympic village would start getting better soon.
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | January 14, 1994
Sonja Henie moved to Hollywood to make movies and millions. Dorothy Hamill turned a camel spin and a wedge haircut into a career selling hair-care products. And Katarina Witt leaped across the remnants of the Berlin Wall to skate for cash and Coca-Cola.To win the Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating is not just the realization of a dream, but it also is a lifetime contract that all but guarantees fame and fortune.It was pursuit of the gold, and the accompanying millions of dollars, that served as the background to the alleged plot to injure figure skating star Nancy Kerrigan.
FEATURES
By ALICE STEINBACH | March 12, 1992
She became America's sweetheart in 1976, Dorothy Hamill did, when she skated her way to the Olympic gold medal in Innsbruck. But the real gold awaited Hamill who, with her fresh, all-American looks and spectacular talent, was a natural for the sports-marketing experts on Madison Avenue.So, following in the groundbreaking footsteps of 1968 gold medal winner Peggy Fleming -- who earned millions of dollars from endorsements, commercials and exhibition tours -- Hamill reportedly raked in something like $5 million after winning the gold.
SPORTS
February 17, 1992
Katarina Witt, who twice won the figure skating gold medal for East Germany, said she was asked to spy for the Stasi, the East German secret police. She declined, she said."
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | August 9, 1991
On the wings of marathon six-hour telecasts of the PGA Championships yesterday and today starting at noon, TBS will preamble extensive CBS coverage tomorrow and Sunday (1:30-6 with two-hour shows beginning at 11 a.m. That's 25 hours of live coverage, which some might argue is a tad excessive. What is this, Judgment Day?Increasingly and with so much time to fill, both network and cable are going overboard with endless and boring swing analysis -- as though anyone cares about how so-and-so "moves his left side out as he starts his downswing."
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By Phil Jackman | May 31, 1991
The TV repairman:If you're stuck for a Father's Day gift and the old gent is a baseball nut, you couldn't do better than "Baseball's Greatest Moments," a $20 tape available at Blockbuster Video.A true fan can probably tick off 15 of the 20 moments covered, but they're done so expertly and with rare film footage, they're a joy to watch over and over: Babe, King Carl, Gehrig says goodbye, Mickey, Joe D., Mays, Larsen, Aaron, Maris, Rose, Ryan and Gibby. Oh my!* When I watch the Portland Trail Blazers (Channel 2 willing)
SPORTS
By MILTON KENT | April 19, 1995
When the Orioles play the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday at Camden Yards, WBAL (1090 AM), their radio flagship station, will unveil an ambitious pre-game show that will bring its baseball coverage in line with what radio's other baseball carriers do.The new show, "Countdown to Baseball," airs one hour before the first pitch and is a 30-minute expansion from the current half-hour program. Josh Lewin, WBAL's sports director and nighttime talk host, will anchor the show, from either Oriole Park, or occasionally from the road for the first 30 minutes, before yielding to Jon Miller and Fred Manfra, the game announcers.
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | August 9, 1991
On the wings of marathon six-hour telecasts of the PGA Championships yesterday and today starting at noon, TBS will preamble extensive CBS coverage tomorrow and Sunday (1:30-6 with two-hour shows beginning at 11 a.m. That's 25 hours of live coverage, which some might argue is a tad excessive. What is this, Judgment Day?Increasingly and with so much time to fill, both network and cable are going overboard with endless and boring swing analysis -- as though anyone cares about how so-and-so "moves his left side out as he starts his downswing."
FEATURES
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.
FEATURES
November 16, 1990
OLYMPIC GOLD medalists Brian Boitano and Katarina Witt are coming to the Baltimore Arena Tuesday, stopping here to entertain as part of their new national skating tour.Before they arrive, Accent will be providing Baltimore-area children a chance to ask either skater a question by calling SUNDIAL, the free telephone information service of The Baltimore Sun.Our Gold Line to Boitano and Witt will be open this weekend from noon Friday until noon Saturday. Using a touch-tone phone, call 783-1800.
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