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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | March 4, 1998
Randy Devers' admirers still marvel at the game about five years ago in which he scored 60 points in a rec league at the Cloverdale basketball courts. He hit every shot that night during his team's 65-61 victory."He had all of the points, but he didn't have any -- not one -- assist. That never was part of his game," joked Carl Dubois of Baltimore, a longtime friend and basketball partner. "Every time he got his hands on the ball," he made a shot.Mr. Devers, 47, a local legend in Baltimore playground basketball for more than three decades, died Saturday of heart failure at his West Baltimore home.
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July 3, 2009
City woman gets year for assault on son's teacher A Baltimore Circuit Court judge sentenced the mother of a city elementary school student this weeek to one year in prison for a November assault on her son's teacher, which was witnessed by a class of at least 20 students. Prosecutors said Lakia Farmer, 30, hit a Matthew A. Henson Elementary School teacher in the face with an unknown object - most likely a cell phone - about 8:30 a.m. at the school. Other teachers arrived in the classroom to find the victim pinned to the floor and Farmer pulling her hair.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | June 19, 1992
NEW ORLEANS -- Gail Devers crawled and cried.The soles of her feet were charred and covered with blood. They were so swollen she looked like she was wearing five pairs of athletic socks. They hurt so badly that she would hop from one foot to the other, until she finally fell to the floor, dragging herself across the hardwood from her bed to the bathroom, silver scales appearing on her knees, spreading to her arms and face.She had been an Olympian, a sprinter capable of soaring over hurdles.
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By Alejandro Danois and Alejandro Danois,Special to the Sun | November 15, 2006
Glenelg senior running back Brandon Dever is savoring every moment of his breakout season. After all, he knows all too well how quickly one misstep can change everything. Last year, in the team's second preseason scrimmage against Brunswick, Dever ran the ball off tackle for a 20-yard gain before a defender tackled him from behind. Unable to rise from the turf, Dever couldn't feel any sensation in one of his legs and had to be helped off the field by the training staff. On the sideline, he lay on his back and was instructed to elevate his leg. Attempting to do so, he was stung by intense pain in his hamstring.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 15, 1991
NEW YORK -- Four months ago, Gail Devers-Roberts was being carried daily from her bed to her bath by her husband. Yesterday, she was sprinting on her own, soaring over hurdles to win a national track championship at Downing Stadium."
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | June 16, 1996
ATLANTA -- The 100-meter finals in last night's U.S. Olympic track and field trials had the air of a much-hyped Vegas boxing show. It began with Gwen Torrence chasing down Gail Devers, and ended with Carl Lewis down on the track after finishing dead last.Lewis, looking to make his fifth Olympic team, never got out of the blocks after suffering from a cramp in his calf prior to the final. It isn't known whether the injury will affect Lewis' bid to make the team in the 200 meters or long jump.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | August 1, 1996
ATLANTA -- She went into the U.S. Olympic trials last month with two modest goals: staying healthy and making the team. She went into the 1996 Olympic Games with a similar mind-set: staying healthy and getting a medal.Then Gail Devers got greedy.But after becoming only the second woman in Olympic history to win back-to-back gold medals in the 100 meters, Devers found trouble in last night's 100-meter hurdles at Olympic Stadium.This time, Devers didn't make it to the last hurdle with a comfortable lead, as she did four years ago in Barcelona, Spain, before she failed to clear it and turned imminent victory into agonizing defeat.
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By Elliott Denman and Elliott Denman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 29, 2004
BOSTON - She's 37 now, ancient by big-time track and field standards. But no one's daring to suggest that three-time Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers is slowing down. Far from it. Thirty-four years after Chi Cheng of Taiwan won women's sprint and hurdles titles at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, Devers duplicated the feat yesterday at the Reggie Lewis Center. After breezing through her trial heat of the 60-meter hurdles in 7.97 seconds and her 60-meter dash prelim in 7.11, the Duluth, Ga.-based Devers came back just under two hours later to take both finals, the hurdles in 7.81 over Joanna Hayes' 7.91, and the dash in 7.12, just three-thousandths of a second in front of Torri Edwards in a virtual dead heat.
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By Rick Maese and Rick Maese,ORLANDO SENTINEL | August 21, 2004
ATHENS - There has been a lot of sleepless nights lately in the U.S. track and field world. "Woke up every hour on the hour," sprinter Lauryn Williams said. But it isn't the scandal, it isn't the doping allegations that are stealing sleep. Athletes such as Williams can finally just run, battling only pre-race jitters and not worrying about what controversy is chasing them. Tonight, track steps into the spotlight at the Summer Games, as three Americans will be competing for gold in the women's 100-meter dash at Olympic Stadium.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Staff Writer | August 2, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Eighteen months ago, her feet were nearly amputated. Yesterday, those same feet carried Gail Devers to the Olympic gold medal in the race that ordained her the fastest woman on earth.The American medical community isn't going to enjoy hearing the story of Devers. For two years, doctors misdiagnosed her life-threatening thyroid problem, and Devers said it was "a miracle" she recovered to win the women's Olympic 100 meters.Devers, 25, endured breathing difficulties, migraine headaches and temporary loss of vision before learning she was suffering from Graves disease in September 1990.
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By Glenn Graham and Glenn Graham,SUN REPORTER | September 23, 2006
Glenelg senior running back Brandon Dever had an effort that was both stellar and workmanlike yesterday, rushing the ball 32 times for 219 yards against visiting Atholton. The Gladiators needed every yard to get past the undermanned but determined Raiders. Dever scored his third touchdown of the game, from 1 yard in the second overtime, and the Gladiators' defense handled the rest, sending the Raiders backward on their second overtime drive to lead the home team to a 28-21 win in Howard County play.
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September 3, 2006
On August 24, 2006, in Baltimore, JERALDINE V. DEVER, 60; Survivors include three daughters:M-BM- Kimberly Tyson, Sherry Russo, Lori Tyson; her mother, Vivian M-BM- Drehoff; her sister, Patricia Wheatley M-BM- and two brothers. Services private.
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By DAVID SELIG and DAVID SELIG,SUN REPORTER | July 29, 2006
Tony Kiser's coaching expertise has lured many of the area's top hurdlers to the Woodlawn Track Pack. But with this week's USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships looming, Kiser called on a secret weapon. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers visited the club's practice last week, offering the young athletes motivation as well as a little technical advice. USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships Today and tomorrow, Hughes Stadium, Morgan State
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By Rick Maese and Rick Maese,ORLANDO SENTINEL | August 21, 2004
ATHENS - There has been a lot of sleepless nights lately in the U.S. track and field world. "Woke up every hour on the hour," sprinter Lauryn Williams said. But it isn't the scandal, it isn't the doping allegations that are stealing sleep. Athletes such as Williams can finally just run, battling only pre-race jitters and not worrying about what controversy is chasing them. Tonight, track steps into the spotlight at the Summer Games, as three Americans will be competing for gold in the women's 100-meter dash at Olympic Stadium.
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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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By Elliott Denman and Elliott Denman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 11, 2004
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Marion Jones' reign as the queen of the short sprint is over. A new women's 100-meter champion will be crowned at the Athens Olympics. Unlike at the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia, where Jones won three gold medals and two bronzes, there was no magic in her legs yesterday in the Olympic track and field trials at Sacramento State University's Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex. And so there will be no 100-meter title defense in Greece. Jones got off to a bad start in the final and wasn't able to muster her usual late-race rush.
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By Ken Stephens and Ken Stephens,Dallas Morning News | August 17, 1993
STUTTGART, Germany -- It took 10.81 seconds to run the women's 100-meter -- last night, then another hour and 45 minutes to decide who won.Olympic champion Gail Devers of the United States eventually got the nod in the women's 100, giving the United States two gold medals yesterday in the World Track and Field Championships. Mike Conley leaped 58 feet, 7.25 inches to win the triple jump.In the women's 100, Devers and Jamaica's Merlene Ottey crossed the finish line in an indistinguishable photo finish.
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July 3, 2009
City woman gets year for assault on son's teacher A Baltimore Circuit Court judge sentenced the mother of a city elementary school student this weeek to one year in prison for a November assault on her son's teacher, which was witnessed by a class of at least 20 students. Prosecutors said Lakia Farmer, 30, hit a Matthew A. Henson Elementary School teacher in the face with an unknown object - most likely a cell phone - about 8:30 a.m. at the school. Other teachers arrived in the classroom to find the victim pinned to the floor and Farmer pulling her hair.
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By Elliott Denman and Elliott Denman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 29, 2004
BOSTON - She's 37 now, ancient by big-time track and field standards. But no one's daring to suggest that three-time Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers is slowing down. Far from it. Thirty-four years after Chi Cheng of Taiwan won women's sprint and hurdles titles at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, Devers duplicated the feat yesterday at the Reggie Lewis Center. After breezing through her trial heat of the 60-meter hurdles in 7.97 seconds and her 60-meter dash prelim in 7.11, the Duluth, Ga.-based Devers came back just under two hours later to take both finals, the hurdles in 7.81 over Joanna Hayes' 7.91, and the dash in 7.12, just three-thousandths of a second in front of Torri Edwards in a virtual dead heat.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | October 24, 2000
Somewhere in the pilot for "The Michael Richards Show" there's a laugh. I just know it. Unfortunately, after three times through the tape, I can't find it, and I give up. This sorry series is NBC's problem. They've been trying to fix it for months, and I can't imagine it being any worse than the latest new, revised pilot that I screened. This is a case in which the network bought a series based on a star's signature rather than a workable concept - or even a glimmer of an idea apparently.
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