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February 1, 1985 | Associated Press
Tiffany Chin, whose poor compulsory figures cost her a medal at the Sarajevo Olympics, won on all three figures Thursday to lead the women's competition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Debi Thomas, 17, of San Jose was second, followed by Jill Frost, 17, of Denver. Chin, 17, of Toluca Lake, was one of the darlings of the Winter Games and both U.S. and foreign skating observers believe she could be the women's star of the 1988 Games in Calgary. She likely could have been the U.S.
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April 7, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is not uncommon for figure skaters to receive standing ovations after performing their freestyle programs in competitions. Elaine Zayak received one before she began hers at the national championships last January in Detroit, where the challenge of recapturing past glory is appreciated. When Zayak returned to training 11 months earlier at her practice rink in Monsey, N.Y., she was 27, at least 20 pounds overweight and had not entered a serious competition in nine years.
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January 25, 1985 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
On her way out the door each morning before the crack of dawn, Sharon Barker can't help but notice the poster hanging in a hallway of her family's home in Woodland Hills. It is a picture of a lone figure skater and on it are the words: How high I am How much I see How far I reach Depends on me It is a creed to which Barker, 14, seems to have dedicated her youth. Some day, she hopes, the skater on the poster will be her. She is the U.S.
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February 1, 1985 | Associated Press
Tiffany Chin, whose poor compulsory figures cost her a medal at the Sarajevo Olympics, won on all three figures Thursday to lead the women's competition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Debi Thomas, 17, of San Jose was second, followed by Jill Frost, 17, of Denver. Chin, 17, of Toluca Lake, was one of the darlings of the Winter Games and both U.S. and foreign skating observers believe she could be the women's star of the 1988 Games in Calgary. She likely could have been the U.S.
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April 7, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is not uncommon for figure skaters to receive standing ovations after performing their freestyle programs in competitions. Elaine Zayak received one before she began hers at the national championships last January in Detroit, where the challenge of recapturing past glory is appreciated. When Zayak returned to training 11 months earlier at her practice rink in Monsey, N.Y., she was 27, at least 20 pounds overweight and had not entered a serious competition in nine years.
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January 8, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
One daughter, barely 16, lives in Houston, where she has developed into the country's best gymnast. Another daughter, 14, lives in Southern California, where she is making a name for herself as a figure skater. A son, 18, the eldest of half a dozen children, has returned to the family nest in Northfield, Ill., an upper middle-class suburb of Chicago, after sharpening his speed skating skills for a year in Butte, Mont., and Calgary.
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April 2, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Elaine Zayak of Paramus, N.J., who won the world figure skating championship 11 years ago at 16, has applied for the restoration of her eligibility so that she can attempt to qualify for the 1994 Winter Olympics.
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April 7, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY
Figure skating's competitive season ends this week with the $350,000 Hershey's Kisses Pro-Am at the Sports Arena. Competition in men's and women's singles, pairs and dance begins tonight with technical programs and ends Friday night with freestyle programs. Michelle Kwan, 13, of Torrance, is favored to add the women's title to those she won earlier this season in the U.S. Olympic Festival and the world junior championships.
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June 12, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Brazilian soccer player Julio Cesar said $50,000 in U.S. currency and $100,000 worth of Rolex and Cartier watches were stolen from his room at the Quality Inn in Silver Spring, Md., on Thursday. "I didn't sleep (Thursday) night," Cesar said Friday. "I don't want to play Sunday" when Brazil will face England in Washington in the U.S. Cup. "It's not that I don't want to play," he said. "I do want to play. But I am so distracted. If I do play, I will not be at my best and will damage the team."
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April 8, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like most of those who watched the women skate Thursday night at the Sports Arena in the Hershey's Kisses Pro-Am, Michelle Kwan went away impressed with the professionals. "Caryn and Rosalynn are very artistic," she said. "The professionals, they skate beautifully."
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January 25, 1985 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
On her way out the door each morning before the crack of dawn, Sharon Barker can't help but notice the poster hanging in a hallway of her family's home in Woodland Hills. It is a picture of a lone figure skater and on it are the words: How high I am How much I see How far I reach Depends on me It is a creed to which Barker, 14, seems to have dedicated her youth. Some day, she hopes, the skater on the poster will be her. She is the U.S.
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February 23, 1998 | MIKE DOWNEY
I would like to thank my teammates. They gave it 101% out there. They wrote 'em one story at a time. Helene Elliott saw every hockey game ever played. I mean, she saw Slovenia vs. Slovakia, Slovakia vs. Czecho, Czecho vs. Slovakia, Slovakia vs. Sylvania, Sylvania vs. Fredonia, Absolut vs. Finlandia, Schizophrenia vs. Catatonia and Schlemiel vs. Schmozzle. On her night off, she saw the Fukuoka Islanders vs. the Krakatoa Avalanche.
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January 8, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While police expanded their search for the man who assaulted Nancy Kerrigan, she withdrew Friday from the U.S. Figure Skating Championships because of leg injuries suffered in the attack the day before. But even though she is not competing in the championships, which serve as the trials for next month's Winter Olympics in Norway, U.S. Figure Skating Assn. officials said their rules allow them to give her one of two berths reserved for U.S. women if she is fit.
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