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The Portlandian, the Internet's premier source of Tonya News

November 12, 1998 Edition - A DOUBLE CELEBRATION
(C) 1998 Portland Ice Skating Society


Today is Tonya's birthday. According to a recent post on 
alt.gossip.celebrities, Tonya shares her birthday with several 
other famous people, including rocker Neil Young (1945), actress 
Grace Kelly (1929), gymnast and fellow Olympian Nadia Comaneci 
(1961), sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840), and last but certainly not 
least, serial killer Charles Manson (1934).

Today marks a double anniversary: not only is it Tonya's 
birthday, but it's also the second birthday of "The Portlandian". 
Yes, for two whole years we've been pushing the Tonya cause on 
the Net, much to the annoyance of the skating establishment who 
wish that both us and Tonya would just dry up and blow away. But 
we're not going to do that until Tonya is allowed the opportunity 
to skate in front of her fans and the Great Skating Swindle is 
exposed for what it is.

We've come a long way in two years. We now have our own Web site 
and a large mailing list. This time has also seen the development 
of at least half a dozen other Web sites fully dedicated to 
Tonya, with large selections of messages, info, links and photos. 
We've also revamped our own Portlandian area to make it easier to 
read and indexed each issue so you can find stuff easier. Future 
upgrades will involve converting all still-current URL's in the 
issues in our archive into proper hypertext links. 

And what better way to celebrate a birthday but with a cake? So 
we thought we'd make one. You can see it at:

Happy Birthday Tonya!


Following on from our recent report of a Tonya page in Norway, 
another fully-fledged Tonya site is now on line. Long-time Tonya 
enthusiast Charlie Main from New England (deep in the heart of 
Kerrigan Kountry) now has his site up and running. A regular 
poster to the Tonya newsgroups for several years, Charlie's site 
boasts one of the most extensive collections of Tonya photos on 
the Internet. Visit it at:

The story behind Charlie's site is an interesting one: he started 
working on it back a couple of years ago when there were no other 
Tonya sites on line that we were aware of - indeed, back even 
before "The Portlandian" itself. Then Portland businessman Jim 
Maxey started his Tonya site at (which is 
now operated by Roy Edwards) and Charlie put his site on the back 
burner. But he never totally abandoned the project, and continued 
to work on the site on and off in his spare time. Now the results 
are available for all to see.


Recently we had a query from a visitor to our site about Tonya's 

> Sun Oct 4 08:14:46 1998
> SUBJECT:=Tonya's stats
> MESSAGE:=Just curious as to how tall she is and how much she 
> weighs. I have noticed that the ice skaters are not very big.

Well, the answer can be found in the files of the Multnomah 
County Sherrif's office. 5'1" (155 cm) and 105 lbs (47 kg) 
according to her police record. We don't know what she weighs 
now, though you may be aware she had a bit of enhancement done on 
her upper body area about a year after her trouble.


Speaking of serial killers, recently we had the opportunity to 
view the Halloween On Ice special, and boy, what a rip off! I 
mean, where the heck was Michael Myers, slashing up skimpily 
dressed bimbos with a chainsaw? Isn't that what any skating fan 
would expect from something entitled "Halloween" on Ice?

Fortunately it's Friday the 13th tommorrow, so maybe there'll be 
a "Friday The 13th On Ice" and we'll see what kind of job Jason 


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