Kneecapping

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Kneecapping

Informal; the act of stopping a trend. The term is highly derogatory. For example, an analyst may accuse a government of kneecapping GDP growth by adopting a certain policy.
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The attacker was the bodyguard and ex-boyfriend of her arch-rival on the ice Tonya Harding, who later got three years' probation and 500 hours community service.
she sobbed as her attacker, linked to her skating arch-rival Tonya Harding, fled after trying to cripple her with a wooden club.
7 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time since the infamous skating incident, Tonya Harding reveals her side of the story in an exclusive interview on GSN's documentary series ANYTHING TO WIN.
5/5 Tonya Harding v Nancy Kerrigan FEMALE ice skating is generally associated with nice, posh girls trying to outdo each other by wearing prettier outfits.
Bitter rivals Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding could face each other again next month - four years after the giant rift which rocked figure skating.
The New York Times, in stories about Tonya Harding, glibly referred to "trailer trash.
The Tonya Harding jokes are already tastelessly dated, but Eisenhower makes amends with "magic" shoes that allow undreamed-of numbers of effortless pirouettes.
There has been much network bashing for what some call the "tabloidization" of the news--the seemingly endless fascination with Michael Jackson, Tonya Harding, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, the Bobbitts, the Menendez brothers and O.
evil struggle, a theme that will be played out, rightly or wrongly, more dramatically than usual if Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding both perform in Norway.
The event unveiled TRIVIAL PURSUIT(R)'s 20th Anniversary print and broadcast advertising campaign, which features the likes of Joey Buttafuoco, Tonya Harding, Suzanne Sommer's ThighMaster, Kato Kaelin, the 2000 Florida Presidential election scandal, the Chia Pet and the Smurfs, to name a few.
BIRTHDAYS: Booker T Jones, soul musician, 70; Neil Young, singer/ songwriter, 69, above left; Errol Brown, singer and songwriter, 66; Kevin Ratcliffe, former footballer, 54; Nadia Comaneci, former gymnast, 53; Mariella Frostrup, TV presenter, 52; Tonya Harding, former figure skater, 44; Anne Hathaway, actress, 32, above.
In a severe case of professional jealousy, Tonya Harding had her ex-husband hit her rival, Nancy Kerrigan, on the knee with a blunt object in the run up to the Winter Olympics.