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February 21, 2010 | By Philip Hersh
Katherine Reutter was upset at herself, angry and, finally sad. That is why the short-track speedskater answered, "I'll be crying," to describe how she will deal with her fourth-place finish in Saturday's Olympic 1,500 meters. Reutter, 21, didn't expect that having her parents around to console her would make it any easier. "They traveled all the way to Vancouver to see a fourth place," she said. And then the tears started dripping down her cheeks. "The whole goal was just not to make any mistakes," Reutter said.
February 27, 1985 | Associated Press
Tina Marie Machado has lost her Miss Hawaii USA crown after less than a week. Pageant officials said she is too old at 25 and won by mistake. Machado was told Tuesday to step down in favor of Toni Leimomi Costa, 18, runner-up in the pageant last week. Pageant director Gay Zuercher said Miss Hawaii USA entrants must be under 25 and it was an error when Machado--who turned 25 in November--was allowed to enter.
May 3, 1993
Janet Reno's only mistake was in apologizing for making a mistake! A brilliant, compassionate attorney general made a measured decision based on the best intelligence offered at the time by the experts. She did her job with courage, and with courage accepted the responsibility for her decision. I commend her. RACHEL BRYANT DRUTEN Palm Desert
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