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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Writer | February 14, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- As Norway's Johann Olav Koss hurtled through the turns, keeping low and body level, a nation's pulse throbbed with each foot that sliced through the ice.Four-tenths of a second off the world-record mark after Lap 9. Two-tenths after 10. Six-hundredths of a second off the pace going into the final lap.Then, finally, a world record. And the gold.Koss, a medical student nursing a bad knee, gave the host country of Norway its first gold medal of the 1994 Winter Olympics with a world-record time of 6 minutes, 34.96 seconds in the 5,000-meter speed skating race, bettering his old mark of 6:35.
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September 6, 2009
I live in Jarrettsville and traveled to Acapulco, Mexico in February. I had seen the cliff divers often on TV, but had no idea of the true scale of the diving venue. Not only is the height of the dive an issue, but the divers must jump into a narrow channel and time their jump so that they enter the water as an incoming wave has filled the channel. Divers must also climb the near vertical cliffs to prepare for the jump. Hitting the water causes stress on the retina of the eye and possible blindness, so divers are required to retire at age 30. The Baltimore Sun welcomes submissions for "My Best Shot."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 21, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- The thighs are what you notice first. They look like sides of beef. They are a rippling mass of muscle covered by red Lycra, always churning, powering the man around the ice like he's a Volkswagen on steel blades.But to discover the strength of Johann Olav Koss, peer at his face, Nordic and serene, never showing pain, never even showing a drop of sweat.Koss is the captain of the Viking ship, the athlete of the Winter Olympics.Yesterday, this 25-year-old Norwegian national hero added to his legend by winning his third gold medal and setting his third world record.
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December 3, 2003
RICHARD B. BENNETT, age 78 of Michigan City, formerly of Valparalso, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2003 at The Arbors, Michigan City. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, March 14, 1925, son of the late James Blair & Ella (Zollinger) Bennett. Resident of Valparalso from 1964-1998. Retired supervisor with Bethlehem Steel. Former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Valparalso, WW II Navy veteran, member of the VFW & American Legion Post, Past Exhalted Ruler Elks Valparalso 500; 32nd Degree Mason Patapsco Lodge Baltimore, MD, member of Orak Shrine, Survivors; son, Richard B. Bennett, Jr., of Chicago; two daughters, Debra (Gene)
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN STAFF | July 30, 1996
ATLANTA -- Rwanda. A 4-year-old girl, wearing a blue dress, races through the streets on a wooden leg.Eritrea. Kids look at a poster of their heroes, dead soldiers from a 30-year conflict. Cyclists race by, and the kids give joyous chase."What kind of heroes do you want for our kids?" said Johann Olav Koss, Norway's greatest speed skater, recounting the images that transformed him from an Olympic hero to a champion of children.Koss, Norway's Michael Jordan, won three gold medals at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | February 17, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- America has Michael Jordan. Norway has Johann Koss.Jordan makes millions. Koss goes to medical school. Jordan dunks basketballs. Koss skates in circles.Makes perfect sense.Yesterday, the Norwegian brought the Winter Olympics to life.The rain stopped, the temperature plunged, and the speed skating oval was filled to capacity with Dutchmen who dressed in orange and Norwegians who waved flags. There were chants and cheers and songs. And finally, there was this one 23-year-old man who grabbed hold of a race with one terrific burst of speed.
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By Kevin Cowherd | February 22, 1994
At least it wasn't dyslexia -- British ice dancer Christopher Dean revealed that in school, he had trouble studying and received poor grades.Then a friend pinpointed his problem: He was highlighting everything in black Magic Marker.There's no sport in that, either -- Buoyed by its easy 7-1 pummeling of outmanned Italian hockey team, Team USA plans off-day visit to a Lillehammer dairy farm to hunt cows.Take a deep breath, Scott -- With long-awaited Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan showdown just one day away, excitable CBS skating analyst Scott Hamilton is being given IV sedatives and cognitive therapy during which he chants: "I will not overreact, I will not overreact . . . "Sources say -- Eerie Dan Rather-Connie Chung spots, in which CBS anchors talk in glowing terms about each other, were filmed while network executives off-camera trained a gun on each star's head.
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December 3, 2003
RICHARD B. BENNETT, age 78 of Michigan City, formerly of Valparalso, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2003 at The Arbors, Michigan City. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, March 14, 1925, son of the late James Blair & Ella (Zollinger) Bennett. Resident of Valparalso from 1964-1998. Retired supervisor with Bethlehem Steel. Former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Valparalso, WW II Navy veteran, member of the VFW & American Legion Post, Past Exhalted Ruler Elks Valparalso 500; 32nd Degree Mason Patapsco Lodge Baltimore, MD, member of Orak Shrine, Survivors; son, Richard B. Bennett, Jr., of Chicago; two daughters, Debra (Gene)
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By Los Angeles Times Syndicate | June 18, 1992
HOLLYWOOD -- The best thing to come out of the bomb that was "The Two Jakes" would have to be the face lift it afforded Max Factor's Museum of Beauty -- and its immortality. When director and star Jack Nicholson chose the converted salon for a brief scene with a mud-packed Meg Tilly, Paramount Studios spent $20,000 restoring it to the exact condition in which it would have been found in October 1946."Nicholson said he wanted every case filled with the same products that would have been there at the time," museum coordinator Randy Koss explains.
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | May 3, 1991
Boston. -- I am told by those who can find the silver lining in a cloud of squid ink that there is some good news in the media storm centered over Palm Beach. It has focused attention on date rape.Maybe so, but not every spotlight is truly enlightening. Date rape is the should-be oxymoron that we use to distinguish rapes committed by acquaintances from those committed by strangers. It is also a phrase that glues together the two sides of the story. His date and her rape.Which story is the truth this time?
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN STAFF | July 30, 1996
ATLANTA -- Rwanda. A 4-year-old girl, wearing a blue dress, races through the streets on a wooden leg.Eritrea. Kids look at a poster of their heroes, dead soldiers from a 30-year conflict. Cyclists race by, and the kids give joyous chase."What kind of heroes do you want for our kids?" said Johann Olav Koss, Norway's greatest speed skater, recounting the images that transformed him from an Olympic hero to a champion of children.Koss, Norway's Michael Jordan, won three gold medals at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.
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By Kevin Cowherd | February 22, 1994
At least it wasn't dyslexia -- British ice dancer Christopher Dean revealed that in school, he had trouble studying and received poor grades.Then a friend pinpointed his problem: He was highlighting everything in black Magic Marker.There's no sport in that, either -- Buoyed by its easy 7-1 pummeling of outmanned Italian hockey team, Team USA plans off-day visit to a Lillehammer dairy farm to hunt cows.Take a deep breath, Scott -- With long-awaited Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan showdown just one day away, excitable CBS skating analyst Scott Hamilton is being given IV sedatives and cognitive therapy during which he chants: "I will not overreact, I will not overreact . . . "Sources say -- Eerie Dan Rather-Connie Chung spots, in which CBS anchors talk in glowing terms about each other, were filmed while network executives off-camera trained a gun on each star's head.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 21, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- The thighs are what you notice first. They look like sides of beef. They are a rippling mass of muscle covered by red Lycra, always churning, powering the man around the ice like he's a Volkswagen on steel blades.But to discover the strength of Johann Olav Koss, peer at his face, Nordic and serene, never showing pain, never even showing a drop of sweat.Koss is the captain of the Viking ship, the athlete of the Winter Olympics.Yesterday, this 25-year-old Norwegian national hero added to his legend by winning his third gold medal and setting his third world record.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Writer | February 14, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- As Norway's Johann Olav Koss hurtled through the turns, keeping low and body level, a nation's pulse throbbed with each foot that sliced through the ice.Four-tenths of a second off the world-record mark after Lap 9. Two-tenths after 10. Six-hundredths of a second off the pace going into the final lap.Then, finally, a world record. And the gold.Koss, a medical student nursing a bad knee, gave the host country of Norway its first gold medal of the 1994 Winter Olympics with a world-record time of 6 minutes, 34.96 seconds in the 5,000-meter speed skating race, bettering his old mark of 6:35.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 6, 1994
LILLEHAMMER, Norway -- The search for the Norwegian sporting soul begins and ends 110 miles to the south on a cloud-covered hill overlooking the capital city of Oslo.There, next to a century-old red-brick hotel with a roof of spires, is a ribbon of concrete shaped like a banana, a place that is the Yankee Stadium of Norway, a ski jump called Holmenkollen.Climb inside the belly of the tower, past a ski museum that is the nation's Cooperstown, and ascend metal steps that sway slightly in the breeze and lead to a platform.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | May 5, 1993
Maxine C. Wooleyhand entered the race for mayor to give Sykesville's voters a choice, she said.Last night, they chose her opponent, Kenneth W. Clark, by a margin of 177-130.Mr. Clark, the Town Council president, will succeed Mayor Lloyd R. Helt Jr., whose impending move to Westminster makes him ineligible for municipal office in Sykesville. Mayor Helt served three four-year terms.The mayoral race was the only contest in town, as three nominees ran unopposed for the three available council seats.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | May 5, 1993
Maxine C. Wooleyhand entered the race for mayor to give Sykesville's voters a choice, she said.Last night, they chose her opponent, Kenneth W. Clark, by a margin of 177-130.Mr. Clark, the Town Council president, will succeed Mayor Lloyd R. Helt Jr., whose impending move to Westminster makes him ineligible for municipal office in Sykesville. Mayor Helt served three four-year terms.The mayoral race was the only contest in town, as three nominees ran unopposed for the three available council seats.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 6, 1994
LILLEHAMMER, Norway -- The search for the Norwegian sporting soul begins and ends 110 miles to the south on a cloud-covered hill overlooking the capital city of Oslo.There, next to a century-old red-brick hotel with a roof of spires, is a ribbon of concrete shaped like a banana, a place that is the Yankee Stadium of Norway, a ski jump called Holmenkollen.Climb inside the belly of the tower, past a ski museum that is the nation's Cooperstown, and ascend metal steps that sway slightly in the breeze and lead to a platform.
FEATURES
By Los Angeles Times Syndicate | June 18, 1992
HOLLYWOOD -- The best thing to come out of the bomb that was "The Two Jakes" would have to be the face lift it afforded Max Factor's Museum of Beauty -- and its immortality. When director and star Jack Nicholson chose the converted salon for a brief scene with a mud-packed Meg Tilly, Paramount Studios spent $20,000 restoring it to the exact condition in which it would have been found in October 1946."Nicholson said he wanted every case filled with the same products that would have been there at the time," museum coordinator Randy Koss explains.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | February 17, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- America has Michael Jordan. Norway has Johann Koss.Jordan makes millions. Koss goes to medical school. Jordan dunks basketballs. Koss skates in circles.Makes perfect sense.Yesterday, the Norwegian brought the Winter Olympics to life.The rain stopped, the temperature plunged, and the speed skating oval was filled to capacity with Dutchmen who dressed in orange and Norwegians who waved flags. There were chants and cheers and songs. And finally, there was this one 23-year-old man who grabbed hold of a race with one terrific burst of speed.
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