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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 15, 1998
On March 6, 1952, an enthusiastic crowd of 7,000 jammed Baltimore's 5th Regiment Armory to attend the opening of Sonja Henie's "1952 Ice Revue."The three-time Olympic gold medalist figure skater and movie star, whose graceful style led the press to call her "Pavola on Ice," had brought her show to the city for a week's engagement.As spectators arrived, the sound of pounding hammers could be heard as workmen raced to erect a temporary bleacher section.At 8: 25 p.m., five minutes before the show, a loud crack was heard throughout the building as a section of the temporary seating some 15 feet above the floor gave way."
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By JOHN POWERS and JOHN POWERS,THE BOSTON GLOBE | December 12, 2006
It's two weeks before Christmas and Sasha Cohen is nearly mistletoed out. "I feel like Santa Claus this season," America's greatest skating actress says. "I've been opening all the rinks." Whenever a monster evergreen has been lit, from New York to Dallas to San Diego, Cohen has been there, laced-up and luminous. Since the Olympics, she has been everywhere, it seems - partying at the Oscars and the Emmys, touring Japan, throwing out the first pitch at an Arizona Diamondbacks game, celebrity-styling for Modern Bride, making commercials, TV episodes, movies.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1995
There's an awful lot of fluff in tonight's prime-time lineup, so tread carefully.* "Baywatch" (6 p.m.-7 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Mary Lou Retton helps the gang organize a Special Olympics event. I bet she smiles a lot and is perky as all get out.* "Stars in the Making" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- As fluff, I suppose this is entertaining enough, and it's fun seeing Jodie Foster, Jane Seymour, Candice Bergen, Nicholas Cage, Kurt Russell and others in their formative stages. My recommendation: rent "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | January 17, 2002
Filmmaker and historian Bud Greenspan has been chronicling the Olympics for a half-century, producing six official films for the International Olympic Committee. He won broadcasting journalism's highest honor, the Peabody Award, in 1995 for his lifetime accomplishments and has seven Emmy awards. Now, he has a new project: choosing from 20,000 men and women the top 25 Winter Olympians of all time and then winnowing the list to 10 who will be announced during the Games next month as part of a General Motors promotion.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 6, 1994
"I was born in a blizzard, a special out-of-season blizzard, the worst blizzard Oslo ever suffered. Family, home, circumstances, the country I lived in and the weather I was born in all conspired to make a skater of me."-- Sonja HenieOSLO, Norway -- She was the first to spin, the first to jump, the first to be crowned a figure skating ice queen.She wore jewels during practice and plumes during competition. She won her first Olympic gold medal at 15, and her third at 23.She dazzled Roosevelt.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | August 28, 1995
It may not be No. 1 -- OK, it's No. 5. But the young UPN network tonight becomes the first to launch its fall season, with a fresh episode of "Star Trek: Voyager" and a new supernatural adventure series, "Nowhere Man."* "Entertainment Tonight" (7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- The nightly show-biz gossip go-round pays a film-set visit to Elizabeth Hurley, girlfriend of actor Hugh Grant. How is she handling the sudden celebrity brought by his arrest with a prostitute earlier this summer?
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | January 17, 2002
Filmmaker and historian Bud Greenspan has been chronicling the Olympics for a half-century, producing six official films for the International Olympic Committee. He won broadcasting journalism's highest honor, the Peabody Award, in 1995 for his lifetime accomplishments and has seven Emmy awards. Now, he has a new project: choosing from 20,000 men and women the top 25 Winter Olympians of all time and then winnowing the list to 10 who will be announced during the Games next month as part of a General Motors promotion.
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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.
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By JOHN POWERS and JOHN POWERS,THE BOSTON GLOBE | December 12, 2006
It's two weeks before Christmas and Sasha Cohen is nearly mistletoed out. "I feel like Santa Claus this season," America's greatest skating actress says. "I've been opening all the rinks." Whenever a monster evergreen has been lit, from New York to Dallas to San Diego, Cohen has been there, laced-up and luminous. Since the Olympics, she has been everywhere, it seems - partying at the Oscars and the Emmys, touring Japan, throwing out the first pitch at an Arizona Diamondbacks game, celebrity-styling for Modern Bride, making commercials, TV episodes, movies.
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By Beth Hannan and Beth Hannan,Contributing Writer | February 21, 1994
Do you love figure skating but are sick of the Tonya-Nancy soap opera? Depressed that we don't stand a chance in hockey? Are 35 skiing events still not enough for you?Have no fear. Thanks to the wonders of the VCR, you can watch winter Olympics or winter sports any time you want. Just wander into your neighborhood video store and check out these films.* "The Cutting Edge" covers both his-and-hers Olympic skating. D. B. Sweeney is an injured hockey star who teams up with a difficult figure skater (Moira Kelly)
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 15, 1998
On March 6, 1952, an enthusiastic crowd of 7,000 jammed Baltimore's 5th Regiment Armory to attend the opening of Sonja Henie's "1952 Ice Revue."The three-time Olympic gold medalist figure skater and movie star, whose graceful style led the press to call her "Pavola on Ice," had brought her show to the city for a week's engagement.As spectators arrived, the sound of pounding hammers could be heard as workmen raced to erect a temporary bleacher section.At 8: 25 p.m., five minutes before the show, a loud crack was heard throughout the building as a section of the temporary seating some 15 feet above the floor gave way."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1995
There's an awful lot of fluff in tonight's prime-time lineup, so tread carefully.* "Baywatch" (6 p.m.-7 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Mary Lou Retton helps the gang organize a Special Olympics event. I bet she smiles a lot and is perky as all get out.* "Stars in the Making" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- As fluff, I suppose this is entertaining enough, and it's fun seeing Jodie Foster, Jane Seymour, Candice Bergen, Nicholas Cage, Kurt Russell and others in their formative stages. My recommendation: rent "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | August 28, 1995
It may not be No. 1 -- OK, it's No. 5. But the young UPN network tonight becomes the first to launch its fall season, with a fresh episode of "Star Trek: Voyager" and a new supernatural adventure series, "Nowhere Man."* "Entertainment Tonight" (7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- The nightly show-biz gossip go-round pays a film-set visit to Elizabeth Hurley, girlfriend of actor Hugh Grant. How is she handling the sudden celebrity brought by his arrest with a prostitute earlier this summer?
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 6, 1994
"I was born in a blizzard, a special out-of-season blizzard, the worst blizzard Oslo ever suffered. Family, home, circumstances, the country I lived in and the weather I was born in all conspired to make a skater of me."-- Sonja HenieOSLO, Norway -- She was the first to spin, the first to jump, the first to be crowned a figure skating ice queen.She wore jewels during practice and plumes during competition. She won her first Olympic gold medal at 15, and her third at 23.She dazzled Roosevelt.
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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.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | March 30, 2003
WASHINGTON - The skate blades glistened and the sold-out crowd at MCI Center went wild last night as American Michelle Kwan tapped and pranced and spun down the ice, delivering an electric performance to win her fifth Ladies World Figure Skating Championship. "I heard them," Kwan said of the crowd that covered the ice with stuffed animals at the end of her performance, while standing and cheering and showing their delight. "But I had to take one thing at a time. I stayed within my body tonight.
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By GILBERT SANDLER | September 22, 1992
ON Thursday evening, March 6, 1952, more than 7,000 people were crowded into the Fifth Regiment Armory, at Preston and Howard streets. By 8:15, the house was full of people waiting to see the world's greatest ice skater (and, it was thought by many, the world's richest athlete), Sonja Henie.Henie was in Baltimore with her company of ice skaters -- 125 performers presenting the best ice-skating wizardry of that era in 14 acts -- the equivalent of today's traveling ice spectaculars. Henie herself was scheduled to appear in half of the show's acts.
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