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Yamaguchi and Hedican welcome baby No. 2

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and her hockey playing husband, Bret Hedican, have a another daughter.

Olympians named for 2006 class

COLORADO SPRINGS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Bart Conner, Tim Daggett, Mitch Gaylord, Jim Hartung Wednesday were among those named to the class of 2006 by the United States Olympic Committee.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday July 12, the 193rd day of 2005 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: Film version OK by 'Phantom' vet

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- As the long-awaited movie version of "The Phantom of the Opera" comes to theaters, the man who holds the record for singing the role in more performances than a
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 12, the 194th day of 2004 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 12, the 194th day of 2004 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2003 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International

People

Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden has not only won the Super Bowl, he's entered the ranks of the league's "coaching elite."
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2002 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

?THE BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS? America's newest champion is being honored by Wheaties. At a news conference Monday in Salt Lake City, Wheaties announced that women's figure skating gold medallist Sarah Hughes would be pictured on the 18-ounce package of the
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

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
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Olympic winners -- Figure Skating

Past Olympic medal winners in figure skating
By United Press International

People

BRUCE LEE RISING FROM THE GRAVE?
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International
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Kristi Yamaguchi
Skater Kristi Yamaguchi walks the red carpet at the United Sates Olympic Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Chicago on June 19, 2008. (UPI Photo/David Banks)
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Kristine Tsuya "Kristi" Yamaguchi-Hedican (born July 12, 1971) is an American figure skater. She is the 1992 Olympic Champion in ladies' singles. Yamaguchi also won two World Figure Skating Championships in 1991 and 1992 and a U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1992. She won one junior world title in 1988 and two national titles in 1989 and 1990 as a pairs skater with Rudy Galindo. In December 2005, she was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Yamaguchi was a local commentator on figure skating for San Francisco TV station KNTV (NBC 11) during the 2006 Winter Olympics. In 2008, Yamaguchi became the celebrity champion in the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars.

Yamaguchi was born in Hayward, California, to Jim Yamaguchi, a dentist, and Carole (née Doi), a medical secretary. Yamaguchi is Yonsei (fourth-generation Nikkei). Her paternal grandparents and maternal great-grandparents immigrated to the United States from Japan, originating from the Wakayama Prefecture and the Saga Prefecture. Yamaguchi's grandparents were sent to an internment camp during World War II, where her mother was born.

Yamaguchi and her siblings, Brett and Lori, grew up in Fremont, California. Yamaguchi attended Mission San Jose High School for her freshman year of high school but later transferred and graduated from Willow Glen High School in San Jose, California. She did not attend college.

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