February 7, 1994 |
In a tearful news conference on the front lawn of her parents' home in Sheffield Lake, Ohio, U.S. Olympic ice dancer Elizabeth Punsalan said Sunday she believes her brother was suffering from a violent reaction to a new medication when he allegedly stabbed his father to death Friday night. Ricardo Punsalan, 20, had a history of drug and psychological problems, she said, and was home on a weekend pass from a psychiatric unit at a nearby hospital when his father, Dr.
April 7, 1994 |
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.
January 8, 1994 |
Local favorites Elizabeth Punsalan and Jerod Swallow of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., won the dance competition in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Friday night at Joe Louis Arena after defending champions Renee Roca and Gorsha Sur withdrew. The two teams were tied for first place after Tuesday's compulsory dances, but Roca and Sur, of Colorado Springs, Colo.
January 20, 1996 |
In perhaps the most intense rivalry in U.S. figure skating, Elizabeth Punsalan and Jerod Swallow on Friday night at the San Jose Arena regained the dance title in the national championships that they lost last year to Renee Roca and Gorsha Sur. Punsalan and Swallow, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., also were the champions in 1991 and '94.
November 2, 1991 |
The Trophee Lalique in Albertville, France, this month is considered the most important international contest between now and the 1992 Winter Olympics next February because it gives figure skaters an opportunity to compete on the rink that will be used for the Games. But the United States is sending only one of its 1991 national champions, Kristi Yamaguchi of Fremont, Calif. The U.S. Figure Skating Assn.
March 24, 1994 |
Jurgen Klinsmann scored twice to send defending World Cup champion Germany past Italy, 2-1, at Stuttgart on Wednesday night in one of the major exhibition games before this summer's tournament in the United States. The victory was only the sixth for Germany in 24 games against Italy, with seven ties. Dino Baggio put Italy ahead in the final minute of the first half, but Klinsmann tied the score before the half ended and put Germany ahead two minutes into the second half. Football Stephen F.