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Hamill Stars in Las Vegas Show

July 1, 1998

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ More ice, please, for skating champ Dorothy Hamill.

Hamill, the 1976 Olympic gold medalist, said she’s excited about her first venture in a flashy Las Vegas production show but she’d prefer a little more ice.

As the star of the long-running show ``Enter the Night″ at the Stardust Hotel-Casino, the ice on which she skates _ 15 feet by 30 feet _ is a fraction the size of most practice and pro rinks.

``It’s the smallest area I’ve ever skated,″ Hamill said. ``There’s not enough room to get up enough speed to make any jumps. I kind of miss the jumps.″

Hamill, 41, was a crowd-pleaser anyway, winning applause for her graceful maneuvers and ``Hamill Camel″ spins in her debut Monday evening.

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