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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 26, 2013.
By United Press International
Wynonna Judd eliminated from 'Dancing with the Stars'

Wynonna Judd eliminated from 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- Country music star Wynonna Judd has become the first competitor eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles this season.
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Former skater Dorothy Hamill quits 'DWTS'

Former skater Dorothy Hamill quits 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, March 26 (UPI) -- Former Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill withdrew from Season 16 of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday night because of medical reasons.

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Judd, Pickler, Dick and Hughley to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Judd, Pickler, Dick and Hughley to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Singers Kellie Pickler and Wynonna Judd, and comedians Andy Dick and D.L. Hughley are to compete on Season 16 of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles.
Michelle Kwan marries long time boyfriend

Michelle Kwan marries long time boyfriend

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Olympic medal-winning figure skater Michelle Kwan married longtime beau Clay Pell in Rhode Island in front of 240 family members and friends.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 26, 2012.
By United Press International

Hamill undergoing breast cancer treatment

BALTIMORE, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Dorothy Hamill, who earned a gold medal for the United States in the 1976 Olympics, has begun treatment for breast cancer in Maryland.

FDA, Congress consider drug ad changes

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Federal officials are considering banning the use of celebrities such as Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and Olympian Dorothy Hamill in drug ads.

Fox TV plans celeb skating competition

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton will be the host for Fox TV's latest celeb reality competition -- "Skating with Celebrities."

Gen. Franks, Bush girls to speak in NY

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks, commander of U.S. forces during the Iraq invasion, will speak Thursday at the Republican convention, officials said.

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

OLYMPIC CLOSING CEREMONIES TO ROCK Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Charlotte Church, Harry Connick Jr., Gloria Estefan, Savion Glover, Earth, Wind & Fire, Moby, 'NSYNC and Dianne Reeves are on the bill for what organizers hope will be a mesmerizing closing
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

OLYMPIC CLOSING CEREMONIES TO ROCK Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Charlotte Church, Harry Connick Jr., Gloria Estefan, Savion Glover, Earth, Wind & Fire, Moby, 'NSYNC and Dianne Reeves are on the bill for what organizers hope will be a mesmerizing closing
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Gearing up for a big finish at Salt Lake

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Charlotte Church, Harry Connick Jr., Gloria Estefan, Savion Glover, Earth, Wind & Fire, Moby, 'NSYNC and Dianne Reeves are on the
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Dorothy Hamill
(L-R) Kyoko Ina, Dorothy Hamill and Sasha Cohen arrive at the 2008 Skating with the Stars Benefit Gala honoring Dorothy Hamill at Wollman Rink in New York on March 31, 2008. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Dorothy Stuart Hamill (born July 26, 1956) is an American figure skater. She is the 1976 Olympic champion in Ladies' Singles and 1976 World Champion.

Hamill was born in Chicago, Illinois to Chalmers and Carol Hamill. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to the Riverside neighborhood of Greenwich, Connecticut, where Hamill subsequently spent the rest of her childhood. She has a brother and a sister.

Hamill first started skating in early 1965 at the age of 8, taking once-a-week group lessons in a pair of $6.95 skates. She became more serious about the sport the next season, taking regular private lessons and passing her preliminary and first figure test before the seasonal rink closed in March. She was first trained by Otto Gold and Gustave Lussi. Ice time was limited in her area, so she eventually began training at Sky Rink in New York City, staying overnight in the city with friends when possible. In the summers she trained in Lake Placid, New York and later in Toronto with her coach of the time, Sonya Dunfield.

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