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2011-08-02 07:30:00

ORRVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unstoppable families are always on the go - zipping to and from school, soccer practice, piano lessons, gymnastics, play dates and more. This back to school season, the makers of the ultimate on-the-go PB&J want to see unstoppable families in action, and have teamed up with Olympic gold medal figure skater and mom of two, Kristi Yamaguchi, in the Smucker's® Uncrustables® Unstoppable Family Photo Contest....

2011-06-01 09:12:00

Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Commemorate Always Dream Foundation Partnership and Funding of Ten Bookcase Libraries in Bay Area SAN JOSE, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bring Me A Book (BMAB) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Franklin McKinley School District's Daniel Lairon Elementary School to celebrate the generous donation of $10,000 by ice skating champion and Bay Area resident Kristi Yamaguchi and her Always Dream Foundation to Bring Me A Book. The...

2009-09-29 15:53:00

DALLAS, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympic Gold Medalist, "Dancing with the Stars" winner and mother Kristi Yamaguchi visited the Metroplex to help the American Lung Association of the Central States' Faces of Influenza campaign raise awareness about the importance of annual influenza vaccination and help community members prepare for the upcoming flu season. This year, public health experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are recommending seasonal...

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2008-12-29 06:42:41

Professional dancer Mark Ballas said in Los Angeles that an injury has forced him to pull out of the Dancing with the Stars stage tour for a couple of weeks. People magazine said Ballas made the announcement Saturday night during the DWTS performance at the Staples Center. He reportedly apologized for not being at his best and explained he had suffered a groin injury and needs a couple of weeks to heal. Ballas led Olympic skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi to victory last May during Season 6...

2008-10-07 15:00:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Gold Medalist and most recent winner of Dancing With the Stars, has been named chairperson for the 2008 American Lung Association Christmas Seals Campaign in an effort to help raise funds in support of the organization's mission: to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. The American Lung Association Christmas Seals tradition began in 1907 to conquer Tuberculosis. Today, the Lung Association is fighting new...

2006-02-08 04:32:41

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - U.S. defenseman Bret Hedican expects to have his own special cheerleader at the Turin Olympics -- his wife Kristi who won gold 14 years ago. Hedican's wife, 1992 Olympic figure skating gold medallist Kristi Yamaguchi, is making last-minute plans to attend the Games, he told Reuters on Tuesday. Hedican was named to the U.S. team on Monday as a late replacement for the injured Los Angeles Kings' Aaron Miller. "It was a great moment," the Carolina...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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