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By Bronwen Hruska and Bronwen Hruska,San Francisco Chronicle | September 1, 1991
FREMONT, Calif. -- "Hi there!" chirps Kristi Yamaguchi, flashing her lip-gloss-pink smile at the next in line.At 20, she is perhaps the best female figure skater in the world, and hundreds of fans have come to see her at Macy's.She has been at it for an hour, perched behind a makeshift desk. In front of the black bustier and miniskirt display in the juniors department, she is writing words of inspiration and drawing a loopy flower after each signature she writes on the glossy 8-by-10s of her winning performance at the World Figure Skating Championships last March.
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By Karin Remesch | December 27, 2001
The laughs are on Kevin Pollak tomorrow through Monday at the grand opening of the Baltimore Improv, a comedy showcase and restaurant at Power Plant Live!, 6 Market Place. Show times are 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. tomorrow; 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday and Monday. The comedian, who's been presenting his shticks on stage since the age of 10, is also a dramatic actor. His many film credits include 3000 Miles to Graceland, Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men, A Few Good Men and The Usual Suspects.
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By Eric Siegel | April 30, 1991
Going into the World Figure Skating Championships in Munich six weeks ago, Kristi Yamaguchi was just "hoping for a medal," any medal.What the diminutive (4 feet 11, 82 pounds) dynamo came away with was the gold medal, her first major championship, leading the United States to the first-ever sweep of the medals in the women's event at the prestigious international competition."It's just starting to sink in," said Yamaguchi, who will appear at the Baltimore Arena Friday as part of the 1991 Tour of World Figure Skating Champions.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | December 11, 1995
LANDOVER -- Their choice of music seemed fitting. More than a decade removed from winning the 1984 Olympic gold medal in Sarajevo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean had switched from classical to pop, from "Bolero" to "Still Crazy After All These Years."Still winning, too.During a near-perfect performance in the World Professional Figure Skating Championships, the legendary British dance team showed a sellout crowd at USAir Arena on Saturday night that precise footwork and a little personality still beat dramatics.
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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 ROGER SIMON | March 11, 1992
I know I should hate myself for this, but I am having a hard time feeling sorry for Kristi Yamaguchi.Just in case you missed the Winter Olympics, Yamaguchi won the gold medal for the United States in women's figure skating.And, if you like figure skating, she was terrific.Recently, however, a number of stories have appeared in print and on network television claiming that because Yamaguchi is a Japanese-American, she won't get the big endorsements that turn athletes into multimillionaires.
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By New York Times News Service | February 21, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- More striking than their styles, their jumps or their success is their calm. As roommates at the Winter Olympics, Kristi Yamaguchi and Nancy Kerrigan have left the impression they are more intense rivals trying to out-calm each other than out-skate each other.With the singles title in women's figure skating to be decided tonight, that's quite an accomplishment.Both skated sublime original programs Wednesday night to hold the top two positions among 29 women. It was almost expected of Yamaguchi, the 20-year-old world and national champion from Fremont, Calif.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | April 11, 1992
The lines are as rehearsed as her performances on ice. Kristi Yamaguchi has heard all the questions, and provided all of the answers.About her future.Her endorsements.Her gold medal.Life is changing for the 20-year-old from Fremont, Calif., the one whose dream was to win the ladies' singles figure skating Olympic gold medal, to emulate her idol, 1976 champion Dorothy Hamill."Even now, it's still overwhelming to think I could be up there, on the medal podium," she says. "But you have to remember that I'm a skater.
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By Jere Longman and Jere Longman,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 19, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- The women's Olympic figure skating competition began today and where it ends on Friday may have a profound effect on the nature of the sport.If the favorites, Midori Ito of Japan and Kristi Yamaguchi of Fremont, Calif., both skate flawlessly, the panel of nine judges will have to make a choice.Does the gold medal belong to the best jumper or the best skater? What deserves more reward, the athletic or the artistic? In which direction should the sport proceed, toward the gymnastic or the balletic?
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By Karin Remesch | December 27, 2001
The laughs are on Kevin Pollak tomorrow through Monday at the grand opening of the Baltimore Improv, a comedy showcase and restaurant at Power Plant Live!, 6 Market Place. Show times are 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. tomorrow; 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday and Monday. The comedian, who's been presenting his shticks on stage since the age of 10, is also a dramatic actor. His many film credits include 3000 Miles to Graceland, Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men, A Few Good Men and The Usual Suspects.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | April 11, 1992
The lines are as rehearsed as her performances on ice. Kristi Yamaguchi has heard all the questions, and provided all of the answers.About her future.Her endorsements.Her gold medal.Life is changing for the 20-year-old from Fremont, Calif., the one whose dream was to win the ladies' singles figure skating Olympic gold medal, to emulate her idol, 1976 champion Dorothy Hamill."Even now, it's still overwhelming to think I could be up there, on the medal podium," she says. "But you have to remember that I'm a skater.
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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 ROGER SIMON | March 11, 1992
I know I should hate myself for this, but I am having a hard time feeling sorry for Kristi Yamaguchi.Just in case you missed the Winter Olympics, Yamaguchi won the gold medal for the United States in women's figure skating.And, if you like figure skating, she was terrific.Recently, however, a number of stories have appeared in print and on network television claiming that because Yamaguchi is a Japanese-American, she won't get the big endorsements that turn athletes into multimillionaires.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | February 22, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- After midnight, she could tell you about the pressure. She had the gold medal around her neck then. Her tiny hands were filled with a dozen red and pink roses. She was sitting in a chair and her feet didn't even touch the ground."I was nervous," she said, her voice soaring in the night. "But then, when I was on the ice, I wasn't nervous anymore."Kristi Yamaguchi of the United States refused to fall last night. She won the gold medal in the ladies' singles final at the Winter Olympics the only way possible: She stared down pressure and stayed on her feet.
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By New York Times News Service | February 21, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- More striking than their styles, their jumps or their success is their calm. As roommates at the Winter Olympics, Kristi Yamaguchi and Nancy Kerrigan have left the impression they are more intense rivals trying to out-calm each other than out-skate each other.With the singles title in women's figure skating to be decided tonight, that's quite an accomplishment.Both skated sublime original programs Wednesday night to hold the top two positions among 29 women. It was almost expected of Yamaguchi, the 20-year-old world and national champion from Fremont, Calif.
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By John Jeansonne and John Jeansonne,Newsday | February 20, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- If form holds -- Olympic gold medalist to the Ice Capades, silver medalist to the Ice Follies, bronze medalist to Disney on Ice -- then the two power hitters at the Savoie Winter Games, Midori Ito and Tonya Harding, suddenly ** are struggling to stay out of Minnie Mouse and Pluto costumes.Kristi Yamaguchi and Nancy Kerrigan are on the verge of landing some starring roles on the pro skating tour.Last night's women's figure-skating original program, one-third of the scoring but halfway home, psychologically, certainly had its surprises in setting up tomorrow night's decisive freestyle program.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | February 22, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- After midnight, she could tell you about the pressure. She had the gold medal around her neck then. Her tiny hands were filled with a dozen red and pink roses. She was sitting in a chair and her feet didn't even touch the ground."I was nervous," she said, her voice soaring in the night. "But then, when I was on the ice, I wasn't nervous anymore."Kristi Yamaguchi of the United States refused to fall last night. She won the gold medal in the ladies' singles final at the Winter Olympics the only way possible: She stared down pressure and stayed on her feet.
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By John Jeansonne and John Jeansonne,Newsday | February 20, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- If form holds -- Olympic gold medalist to the Ice Capades, silver medalist to the Ice Follies, bronze medalist to Disney on Ice -- then the two power hitters at the Savoie Winter Games, Midori Ito and Tonya Harding, suddenly ** are struggling to stay out of Minnie Mouse and Pluto costumes.Kristi Yamaguchi and Nancy Kerrigan are on the verge of landing some starring roles on the pro skating tour.Last night's women's figure-skating original program, one-third of the scoring but halfway home, psychologically, certainly had its surprises in setting up tomorrow night's decisive freestyle program.
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By Jere Longman and Jere Longman,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 19, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- The women's Olympic figure skating competition began today and where it ends on Friday may have a profound effect on the nature of the sport.If the favorites, Midori Ito of Japan and Kristi Yamaguchi of Fremont, Calif., both skate flawlessly, the panel of nine judges will have to make a choice.Does the gold medal belong to the best jumper or the best skater? What deserves more reward, the athletic or the artistic? In which direction should the sport proceed, toward the gymnastic or the balletic?
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 13, 1992
ORLANDO, Fla. -- For those who watch winter sports once every four years, this is all you need to know about next month's Winter Olympics in Albertville, France:The leading lady will wear a size 1 dress.Kristi Yamaguchi, a 5-foot, 93-pound wisp, won her first ladies title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Saturday night.She is now the official ice princess in waiting. In four weeks, billions around the world will watch her every move, peering at the twists, spins and jumps she uses to turn a sport into a work of art.But Yamaguchi, a 20-year-old from Fremont, Calif.
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