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  • Meissner hopes new instructor helps artistic side shine through

    Meissner hopes new instructor helps artistic side shine through
    The newest member of Kimmie Meissner's coaching team is a free spirit who cheerfully concedes that he knows nothing of figure skating, travels the country in a clunker Jeep with a bungee-corded tarp for a roof and 260,000 on the odometer, and keeps his...
  • Meissner timeline

    1989: Kimberly Claire Meissner is born Oct. 4 in Towson. She is the youngest of four children. 1995: Meissner begins to skate as a 6-year-old when her backyard freezes. 2000: Meissner qualifies for the U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships on the...
  • From restaurants to racing, Laurel is worth a stop

    Laurel is often lost in the shadows of Baltimore, Washington and Annapolis. Indeed, for many people, Laurel is just a place they pass on their way somewhere else. For those who slow the car down, however, Laurel has much to offer. A nationally known...
  • When heroes falter, it's forgive or forget

    Ray Lewis was accused of murder. Latrell Sprewell choked his coach. Muhammad Ali refused to go to war and was labeled a traitor. All rebounded to attain greater stature than before. Ben Johnson was stripped of a gold medal days after he set a sprint...
  • Meissner in position for podium

    CALGARY, Alberta // When Kimmie Meissner returned home from the Olympics a month ago, her right eardrum had ruptured. It bled, and she could barely hear out of it. "[My coach] always said I had selective hearing," Meissner said. It's easy to joke now....
  • Meissner records her best

    The World Figure Skating Championships in Calgary, Alberta, have gotten off to a good start for Kimmie Meissner. She posted a personal-best score in qualifying last night, leaving her in second place heading into tomorrow's short program. Meissner, the...
  • Meissner clinches world skating title

    Her smile stretched from one end of the rink to the other, and hundreds of young girls excitedly shrieked her name: "Kimmie! Kimmie!" The screams bounced off the rafters. Bel Air's ice princess, 16-year-old figure skater Kimmie Meissner, took her place...
  • Bel Air throws parade for skater

    Bel Air throws parade for skater
    She was ushered through the heart of her hometown as adoring fans snapped her picture and screamed her name, and she later listened as a bevy of elected officials sang her praises and handed her enough proclamations, gift baskets and bouquets to fill a...
  • Nice on ice

    She's not supposed to be here. Kimmie Meissner's Olympic plan called for a showdown with the world's best figure skaters at the 2010 Winter Games. Tear up the blueprint. She's ready now. Like an escalator on full power, Meissner rose through the...
  • Meissner rings up useful experience

    As Sasha Cohen stood on a podium and felt 20 ounces of silver pulling at her neck, David Raith was talking about the future. Raith is the executive director of U.S. Figure Skating. You bet he's excited about Cohen's finish, but his hope comes from...
  • Meissner's agenda: fun, clean program

    Kimmie Meissner must be channeling Nancy Kerrigan. Meissner, who skates her short program tonight in her first Olympic competition, says her goal is to "have fun, skate clean and not freak out." Kerrigan, 1994 silver medalist and 1992 bronze medalist,...
  • Delaware club churns out ice champions

    How large and powerful is the skating club that helped turn Kimmie Meissner into an Olympian? Too large and powerful to organize a "Kimmie watching" party when the 16-year-old from Bel Air skates tonight and Thursday night in Turin, Italy. Balloons...