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January 19, 1993 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She was a former U.S. ice dancing champion who had begun a new career as a choreographer after becoming disillusioned with competition. He was a former world junior champion from Russia with an intense desire to resume competition after beginning a new life in the United States. But he had no partner and not much knowledge of English. A perfect match? Jirina Ribbens thought so.
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January 19, 1993 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She was a former U.S. ice dancing champion who had begun a new career as a choreographer after becoming disillusioned with competition. He was a former world junior champion from Russia with an intense desire to resume competition after beginning a new life in the United States. But he had no partner and not much knowledge of English. A perfect match? Jirina Ribbens thought so.
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