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  • Growing up, falling down

    Growing up, falling down
    There are no figures in women's figure skating. Kimmie Meissner is finding that out the hard way. A growth spurt, or just a couple of pounds on hips and thighs, can upset a world-class skater's finely calibrated internal gyroscope or put stress on a...
  • Meissner's confidence jumps

    The beginning of Kimmie Meissner's spiral from the pinnacle of figure skating began, cruelly enough, two years ago after she was crowned world champion. As everyone from network producers to White House handlers lined up to get a bit of her time, the...
  • Might as well jump

    GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN // Richard Callaghan has no idea why Kimmie Meissner lost her way -- and her U.S. and world figure skating titles -- over the past year. What her coach of five weeks does know is that his star pupil is performing jump combinations...
  • No-spill performance for Meissner

    GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN // When her short program was over yesterday, Kimmie Meissner smiled the smile of a champion, a smile few had seen in more than a year. It didn't matter that the judges placed her ninth at the World Figure Skating Championships or that...
  • Meissner falls, ends up 7th

    Meissner falls, ends up 7th
    Figure skater Ashley Wagner summed it up best: "It's a lot harder than it looks." She was speaking about her performance at the World Figure Skating Championships, but she could have been the spokeswoman for U.S. teammates Kimmie Meissner and Bebe Liang....
  • More twists, turns ahead

    More twists, turns ahead
    After a season that started with a win, bottomed out in January and regained some altitude with a seventh-place finish at the World Figure Skating Championships this week, what does Kimmie Meissner do now? For one, the figure skater from Bel Air has to...
  • Volunteers needed

    The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, in cooperation with the Community Emergency Response Network, is recruiting community members to assist nonprofit agencies in need of volunteers. 410-715-3179. Figure skating coaches Special Olympics Howard...
  • Injured Meissner to miss nationals

    A hip injury has forced 2006 world and 2007 national champion Kimmie Meissner to withdraw from this week's U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Cleveland. Meissner, who grew up in Bel Air but trains in Florida, said she hurt her right hip while running...
  • Sliding up in importance

    In recent years, Skate America, one of six stops on the annual Grand Prix figure skating circuit, has been held in third-tier cities barely able to attract a respectable-sized crowd. This year, it's in a community of 102,000, a half-hour north of Seattle....
  • Meissner in sixth

    Moments after her first performance of the new Grand Prix season, Kimmie Meissner was already looking forward to her next. The former world and national champion from Bel Air took a spill on the second element of her short program at Skate America when...
  • Meissner can get her edge back

    Time to push the panic button? Time to buy Kimmie Meissner a gold retirement watch and thank her for her service to figure skating? Not so fast. Rome, as skating analyst Julius Caesar used to say, wasn't built in a day. Meissner, who suffered through...
  • 'His words were golden'

    Jim McKay probably would have been a little embarrassed that an entire ballroom of people made such a fuss in his honor last night at the Hilton Baltimore. Throughout his broadcasting career, he always strived to make the story about his subjects, not...