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Today is Monday, July 7, the 188th day of 2003 with 177 to follow.
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Kwan wins fifth World Skating title

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- - With a brilliant performance in her long program, Michelle Kwan wrote her name in the history of the World Figure Skating Championships Saturday night with a

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Kwan in front after short program

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- Michelle Kwan turned in a typically sensational performance Friday that put her in front after the ladies short program at the World Figure Skating Championship

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Kwan leads figure skating qualifying

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Michelle Kwan skated early but efficiently and took the lead Wednesday midway through the ladies' qualifying round of the World Figure Skating Championships.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2003 with 319 to follow.
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A Blast frm the Past

Discovery of a human skull in a wooded area near a crematory in northwest Georgia on this date led investigators to an unbelievable find. They found remains of another body, then another and another. By the time they finished, more than 300 bodies had bee
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Feb. 10-16.
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Kwan claims seventh national title

DALLAS, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Michelle Kwan won her seventh national title Saturday night, outdueling Olympic gold medal winner Sarah Hughes in a pair of outstanding performances at the U.S.

Goebel wins short program at nationals

DALLAS, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Timothy Goebel, bronze medalist at the Salt Lake City Olympics, bounced back from a recent hip injury Thursday night to win the short program at the U.S. Nation

'Harry Potter' leads Christmas toy parade

The way things are shaping up, Warner Bros., Mattel Inc. and author J.K. Rowling can start practicing their post-Christmas victory dance -- as all signs point to a huge holiday season for "Harry Potter" toys, games, puzzles, books and anything else that w
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 7, the 188th day of 2002 with 177 to follow.
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Michelle Kwan
NCP2000040101 - 01 APRIL 2000 - NICE, FRANCE:.Michelle Kwan wins Ladies Gold at 2000 World Figure Skating Championships ..tt/Tom Theobald. UPI.......

Michelle Wingshan Kwan (simplified Chinese: 关颖珊; traditional Chinese: 關穎珊; pinyin: Guān Yǐngshān; Jyutping: gwaan1 wing6 saan1; born July 7, 1980) is an American figure skater. She is a two-time (1998 & 2002) Olympic medalist, a five-time (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001 & 2003) World champion (a record bettered only by Sonja Henie among ladies skaters) and a nine-time (1996, 1998–2005) U.S. champion (the all-time record, as tied with Maribel Vinson-Owen).

She competed at a high level for over a decade and is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history. Known for her consistency and expressive artistry on ice, she is widely considered one of the greatest figure skaters of all time.

For well over a decade, Kwan maintained her status not only as America's most popular figure skater but as one of America's most popular female athletes, consistently making the top ten on many such polls and lists (often as the only figure skater) even years after she had stopped competing. During the decade of her reign Kwan enjoyed unprecedented popularity and amassed numerous multi-million dollar endorsement deals, starred in multiple TV specials and was the subject of extensive media coverage.

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