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The 'other side' of Ryan Miller

     News Staff Reporter Jane Kwiatkowski on her Spotlight cover story in Sunday's Buffalo News:

Hear the name Ryan Miller, and what comes to mind?  Hockey, of course. And goalies. And -- if you're a YouTube fan -- it's probably the word "Yo-mama-ween"     

    But the book on Miller -- repeated like a practice drill -- is one of intensity. His award-studded story is told often, his desire for perfection well-documented. And his charitable work in the community is growing all the time.

     So when I received an e-mail from event planner Therese Forton-Barnes about a fund-raising party Miller is planning - Catwalk for Charity III ( -  it got me thinking about the other side of Ryan Miller.

Off the ice, what does he like?

     Photography for one. the house he decorated with his color-splashed photos is located in the Elmwood Village, a neighborhood Miller frequently walks. On the night I visited, he was heading to Hutch's for salad and steak, although he really wants to start cooking more for himself.

     His fashion sense leans toward casual. For a look at Miller's clothing store in East Lansing, Mich., clothes, check out  Located across from Michigan State, it's among some trendy clubs and restaurants.

A book he couldn't put down, the 900-page "Anathem" by Neal Stephenson, took Miller 'till the end to understand the beginning."

Classic Miller. Be sure to check out our video presentation too.

-- Jane Kwiatkowski


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