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  • 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...
  • Surprise exit and a cliffhanger in 'The Biggest Loser'

     
    Here's John-John on last night's Biggest Loser:If you have somehow forgotten that the Winter Olympics starts this week and is being aired on NBC, this week’s The Biggest Loser literally beat you over the head with reminders, and promos, and......
  • Phelps follows 'heart' back into pool

    Michael Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals in the Beijing Olympics last summer, and several other Americans are in the middle of a two-week training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for this summer's national and...
  • 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...
  • Meissner retooling for a repeat

    Meissner retooling for a repeat
    She medaled at two international competitions this season and is the reigning U.S. figure skating champion. Still, after a last-place performance at her first Grand Prix Final last month, some people are asking: "Is there something wrong with Kimmie...
  • 2010 Olympics, world title figure in skaters' rivalry

    As matchups go, this could be the season's grandest of Grand Prix series events, a figure skating competition with crystal ball potential for this year and beyond. Kimmie Meissner vs. Mao Asada.A dozen women each will have just seven minutes to wow the...
  • Meissner figures odds just right

    Add steely nerved gambler to the list of words that can be used to define Kimmie Meissner. The Bel Air figure skater ditched her long program this fall, weeks before the start of the new season, betting that she could learn a more eye-catching routine in...
  • Kimmie Meissner wants to compete again

    Kimmie Meissner wants to compete again
    When Kimmie Meissner filled out her first job application recently, she paused when she reached the line that asked for her employment history. She finally wrote: Team USA, 2002 to present. But the here and now is an unsettled place. Since last summer,...
  • Meissner recalls thrill of thinking, 'I'm an Olympian'

    Four years ago, Kimmie Meissner marched in the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Turin, at 16 the youngest member of the U.S. team. Meissner, the silver medalist at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships that year, finished sixth at...