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February 19, 2006
Bernard I. Williams, who fought in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in World War II and later worked for the Kennecott Refining Corp., died Monday at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. A resident of Pasadena, he was 88 and had suffered from diabetes and heart problems. Mr. Williams, who served as a noncommissioned officer in the Coast Guard during the war, was stationed on a ship that, under fierce fire, brought troops to Iwo Jima, the island where the famous photograph of troops raising the American flag was taken.
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By Elliott Denman and Elliott Denman,Special to The Sun | July 7, 2008
EUGENE, Ore. -- Bernard Williams's run of Olympic success is over. After collecting gold in the 400-meter relay at Sydney in 2000 and silver in the 200-meter dash at Athens in 2004, there will be no trip to Beijing for Williams next month. Williams, 30, a Carver graduate and former University of Florida sprint star who suffered a string of leg injuries the past two seasons, finished seventh in the men's 200 final yesterday in the concluding session of the U.S. Olympic track and field trials at Hayward Field.
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NEWS
May 15, 2003
Bernard Williams, a retired city fire prevention official, died Saturday of a respiratory ailment at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Catonsville resident was 64. Born in Newark, N.J., and raised in West Baltimore, he attended Polytechnic Institute before joining the Army and serving in Korea. He was a firefighter and officer with the Baltimore Fire Department for 33 years, retiring in 1996 as a lieutenant in its Fire Prevention Bureau. He belonged to the Half Century Friends Social Club, American Legion Post 263 in Catonsville and the Annapolis Ravens Roost.
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By Elliott Denman and Elliott Denman,Special to The Sun | June 29, 2008
EUGENE, Ore. -- James Carter won't be going to his third Olympic Games, but he won't be hanging up his spiked shoes, either. The former Mervo and Hampton University star placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Games, but a major hamstring injury suffered at a small-scale meet in April cost him a month of critical training and put a costly crimp in his preparations for the U.S. Olympic trials. A shadow of his 2007 self - when he led all Americans with a time of 47.72 seconds - Carter, 30, ran just 49.45 to place sixth in his semifinal yesterday and bow out of the running for a ticket to the Beijing Olympics.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2001
Bernard Williams Sr., a retired employee of a dry-cleaning establishment, died Wednesday of undetermined causes at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 73. A longtime resident of the 3900 block of Greenmount Ave., Mr. Williams worked for Majestic Cleaners on Lawndale Road in Roland Park for 40 years. He retired in 1998. Born and raised in Northeast Baltimore, he was educated in city public schools. His marriage to Ethel Johnson ended in divorce. Mr. Williams enjoyed dancing, listening to Big Band music and visiting Ocean City.
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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,SUN STAFF | October 25, 2004
The children were waiting. As Bernard Williams Day turned into Bernard Williams Night at the Franklin Square Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, it began to smell like disappointment: First, the Baltimore-born Olympic track star, now living in Gainesville, Fla, had missed his plane, forcing the much anticipated celebration from afternoon to evening. Then his next plane was delayed. By 8 p.m. Friday, 40 elementary and middle school children were itching to show off their talents to their visiting hometown hero.
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By Elliott Denman and Elliott Denman,Special to the Sun | April 29, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Don't count out Bernard Williams. A solid second-leg performance on the USA Blue team that placed a close third in the "USA vs. the World" 400-meter relay yesterday at the 113th Penn Relays indicated there's plenty of zip left in the legs that have carried this 29-year-old ex-Carver Vo-Tech and University of Florida sprint star to the heights of track and field. In a slam-bang 1-2-3 finish before 46,363 fans at Franklin Field, 2004 Olympic 200-meter champion Shawn Crawford anchored the USA Red team to a 38.35 verdict over Team Jamaica (38.89)
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By Mark Ribbing and Mark Ribbing,SUN STAFF | October 4, 2000
In the small family room, the shades drawn against the unseasonably warm October sunshine, and shelves full of medals and trophies glimmering softly on the far wall, Bernard Williams sat on a black fabric sofa, simultaneously watching videos on BET and listening to mellow rhythm and blues on the stereo. He looked the model of serenity, but something was sticking in the craw of the man just three days removed from running in the United States' world-beating men's 400-meter track relay team in Sydney.
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By Elliott Denman and Elliott Denman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 24, 2003
SAINT-DENIS, France - A world championships bronze medal in 2001 validated Bernard Williams' talent, but he wants something more. Baltimore's Williams, the Carver High School graduate who is the U.S. national champion in the 100 meters, will be intent on occupying a higher place on the Stade de France podium when he takes to the track at track and field's ninth world championships today. Preliminary and quarterfinal rounds of the race to determine "the world's fastest human" will take place today.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | April 13, 1997
When All-Metro Bernard Williams toes the line to start a race, the 5-foot-11 Carver sprinter is preparing to carry more than just the weight of his chiseled 170-pound frame across the finish line."
NEWS
February 12, 2008
On February 8, 2008, BERNARD WILLIAMS, Sr., husband of Audrey Williams. On Wednesday, friends may call at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services (East), 4905 York Road, where the family will receive friends from 3 to 8 P.M. On Thursday, services will be held at First Apostolic Church, 27 S. Caroline, where the family will receive friends from 10 to 10:30 A.M., with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-433-7500.
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By Elliott Denman and Elliott Denman,Special to the Sun | April 29, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Don't count out Bernard Williams. A solid second-leg performance on the USA Blue team that placed a close third in the "USA vs. the World" 400-meter relay yesterday at the 113th Penn Relays indicated there's plenty of zip left in the legs that have carried this 29-year-old ex-Carver Vo-Tech and University of Florida sprint star to the heights of track and field. In a slam-bang 1-2-3 finish before 46,363 fans at Franklin Field, 2004 Olympic 200-meter champion Shawn Crawford anchored the USA Red team to a 38.35 verdict over Team Jamaica (38.89)
NEWS
February 19, 2006
Bernard I. Williams, who fought in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in World War II and later worked for the Kennecott Refining Corp., died Monday at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. A resident of Pasadena, he was 88 and had suffered from diabetes and heart problems. Mr. Williams, who served as a noncommissioned officer in the Coast Guard during the war, was stationed on a ship that, under fierce fire, brought troops to Iwo Jima, the island where the famous photograph of troops raising the American flag was taken.
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By Kate Crandall and Kate Crandall,SUN STAFF | July 16, 2005
Crouched in the starting blocks, waiting for the gun, entrants in today's Cliff Wiley Track Classic will focus on the ground directly ahead of them. What they can't see is where track will lead, says the man whom the meet is named for, Cliff Wiley, a Baltimore native and one-time Olympian. "I transferred the skills I learned in track to everything I did in life," Wiley said. "As a 13-year-old, I wasn't winning meets, but it motivated me to work a little harder and maybe win that medal next time."
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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,SUN STAFF | October 25, 2004
The children were waiting. As Bernard Williams Day turned into Bernard Williams Night at the Franklin Square Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, it began to smell like disappointment: First, the Baltimore-born Olympic track star, now living in Gainesville, Fla, had missed his plane, forcing the much anticipated celebration from afternoon to evening. Then his next plane was delayed. By 8 p.m. Friday, 40 elementary and middle school children were itching to show off their talents to their visiting hometown hero.
NEWS
August 27, 2004
QUOTE OF THE DAY "I've learned from my mistakes, and those things happen for a reason. This opportunity was a blessing. With the flag incident [in Australia], I'm happy that this time I got to do it right." --- Bernard Williams, silver medalist in the 200-meter sprint, on his subdued victory lap four years after a criticized celebration with the American flag (Article, Page 1A) MARKETS DOW (down) - 8.33 10,173.41 NASDAQ (down) - 7.80 1,852.92 S&P (up) + 0.13 1,105.09 SUNINDEX (down)
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2000
Bernard Williams is closing in on a sociology degree at the University of Florida and Maurice Greene, the world's fastest human. Williams' prospects surely wouldn't have been so grand had he succumbed to the homesickness that enveloped him in the autumn of 1997. "Sometimes, a decision you make can change your whole life," Williams said last week. "If I knew then what I know now, I would never have thought of coming home." That would be a rowhome in a rough-and-tumble section of Baltimore's west side.
NEWS
May 14, 2003
On May 10, 2003, BERNARD WILLIAMS; beloved husband of Jerline Williams; father of two sons, Rodney and Bernard Williams, Jr., one daughter, Bernita Williams Price of Richmond, VA. On Thursday, friends may call at Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway from 3 to 8 P.M. On Friday, Mr. Williams will lie instate at Douglas Memorial Church, 1325 Madison Avenue, where family will receive friends from 11 to 11:30 A.M., funeral services to follow....
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2004
ATHENS - James Carter won't have to deal with any tight turns when he embarks on his second Olympics today. Carter, a 1996 graduate of Baltimore's Mervo High who was fourth in the Sydney Olympics in track and field's 400-meter hurdles, drew Lane 8 in Heat 3 of the first round, scheduled to start at 7:46 p.m. Athens time (12:46 p.m. in Baltimore). Carter has the fastest time in the world this year, 47.68, which won the U.S. trials last month in a walk. He is favored for a silver medal.
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By Elliott Denman and Elliott Denman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 19, 2004
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Bernard Williams can smile again. The frown he wore around town for a week - after running an unhappy sixth in the U.S. Olympic trials 100-meter dash final - is gone. The transformation took exactly 20.30 seconds. That's the time it took the Carver graduate to place third in the 200-meter dash final yesterday at Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium, clinching his ticket to the Athens Games. The 20.30 was his slowest 200 time of the trials - he had run 20.07 in the quarterfinals and 20.15 in the semifinals Saturday.
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