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April 12, 2011 | Associated Press
Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis says that he'll run again - for New Jersey Senate. The 49-year-old New Jersey native yesterday announced his bid to represent his hometown of Willingboro. "When I run - as you see from my record - I run to win," Lewis said outside the Burlington County courthouse. Lewis said he hopes to inspire people, encourage communities to get together and improve educational opportunities, particularly physical education, for children. He said he'll announce a specific issue-based platform in coming days.
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May 3, 2011 | Associated Press
TRENTON - A second court has ruled that Olympic great Carl Lewis isn't eligible to run for the New Jersey state senate, agreeing yesterday that the secretary of state was correct in declaring that Lewis did not meet a residency requirement. Lewis, a nine-time Olympic gold medalist who grew up in Willingboro, has a home in nearby Medford and helps coach the track team at Willingboro High School. He owns a home and a business in California and didn't register to vote in New Jersey until the day he announced his candidacy.
NEWS
April 20, 2011 | By Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press
HAMILTON, N.J. - Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis told a judge weighing his eligibility to run for the New Jersey Senate on Tuesday that he has owned homes in the state since 2005 and has had a state driver's license since 2006. Republicans have challenged Lewis' bid to run as a Democrat in the Eighth Legislative District. They contend that he has not lived in the state the required four years and want his name knocked off the June primary ballot. The 49-year-old internationally acclaimed track and field athlete grew up in Willingboro, but had been living in California.
NEWS
September 19, 2011
FOR A TIME, Carl Lewis was the fastest human on earth - but not fast enough to live simultaneously on opposite coasts. As an Olympian with nine gold medals, he rivaled Fort Knox. But his past triumphs - track-and-field gold in the 1984, '88, '92, and '96 Olympics - should not allow Lewis to hurdle the laws of New Jersey, where he now lives. (Texas and California are where he spent most of his adult life.) That's what I think, but two out of three judges on a U.S. district court disagree.
SPORTS
July 30, 1995 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Carl Lewis, perhaps the greatest track and field athlete in history, is 34 years old, and he's washed up . . . again. "I hear that, and it's OK," said Lewis. "Four years ago, everybody said I was finished then. I dedicated myself to work and went out and set the world record. I could retire now, but I'd rather just work harder. If I do that, I'll run fast races. " Lewis, winner of a total of eight Olympic gold medals in four different events, finds the walls of time drawing ever closer, however.
SPORTS
September 26, 1988 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
As expected, Carl Lewis won the Olympic long jump gold medal. But not before he staged a vintage Carl Lewis production. Lewis's leap of 28 feet, 7 1/2 inches was his 56th consecutive victory in long jump competition, dating back to 1981. It was Lewis's second consecutive Olympic long jump win, and his 34th consecutive triumph over U.S. teammate Larry Myricks, the guy who regularly challenges him harder than anybody else. This time, Myricks (27-7 3/4) fouled on his last three attempts and allowed silver medalist Mike Powell (27-10 1/2)
NEWS
September 24, 2011 | BY JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com 215-854-5916
IT'S HARD to lose a race, when you're the only one running, Carl Lewis said yesterday. Lewis, a nine-time Olympic track gold medalist who grew up in Willingboro, on Thursday lost his five-month battle to get on the state Senate ballot for the 8th Legislative District, meaning his Republican opponent is unopposed. The voters he spoke with on his walking tours were jaded, he said, and the ruling gives them little room for change. "They feel like they're not a part of the process because the process is a machine," Lewis, 50, said yesterday at a Mount Laurel hotel.
NEWS
August 28, 1997
The greatest American track-and-field athlete of his time announced his retirement Tuesday night. He's more than earned the stirring ovation that accompanied his final lap. Carl Lewis, the 36-year-old Willingboro native, ran his last competitive race in a fitting locale: Berlin's Olympic Stadium, the place where Jesse Owens shattered records and Aryan myths in the 1936 Olympics. Like Mr. Owens, Mr. Lewis excelled in sprints and the long jump, bringing home gold in every summer Olympics since 1984.
NEWS
September 27, 1999 | By Candace Heckman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Dijon Thomas said he had youth on his side. He also was wearing his lucky socks. The 13-year-old eighth grader from St. Casimir School, with a mouth full of metal, blue- and white-striped knee-high socks, and a lanky set of legs that looked longer than the rest of his body, was certain after winning his qualifying races that he would beat Carl Lewis in the 100-meter dash. And he did. Lewis, who has been called one of the century's top athletes, came home to Willingboro yesterday to help the town mark the coming of the millennium.
SPORTS
August 6, 1992 | By Jere Longman, INQUIRER OLYMPICS BUREAU
Mike Powell began a slow walk out of Olympic Stadium after he took his one qualifying leap in the long jump last night. At the mouth of the tunnel, he stopped and looked back at the scoreboard to see Carl Lewis jump. It was not a comforting sight. Lewis sprinted down the runway and soared 28 feet, 5 3/4 inches, his best qualifying jump ever. And he pronounced himself fit, completely healed from a virus that kept him from qualifying at the U.S. trials for the Olympic 100 and 200 meters.
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December 4, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Carl Lewis needed a refrigerated dessert display case for his 48th Street Grille in West Philadelphia, he applied for a $5,000 zero-interest loan from crowdfunding website Kiva.org. "I envisioned opening this restaurant. I applied to several banks for a loan, and they all turned me down," said Lewis, whose Kiva Zip loan was underwritten by 185 lenders as far away as Sweden and Australia. The money-raising initiative will now be available to more small-business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with the launch of Kiva City Philadelphia on Tuesday.
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September 3, 2014 | Daily News staff and wire reports
FORMER NHL defenseman Carol Vadnais , a six-time All-Star, has died. He was 68. The New York Rangers reported on their website that Vadnais, who spent seven seasons with the team, passed away Sunday. A cause of death was not given. Vadnais made his NHL debut in 1966-67 with his hometown Montreal Canadiens and played 17 NHL seasons, winning Stanley Cups in 1968 with Montreal and 1972 with Boston. He also played for the California Golden Seals and New Jersey Devils. Vadnais had 169 goals and 587 points in 1,087 games.
SPORTS
May 24, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Whenever Mikhail Micheaux's name is in his school's morning announcements or he appears at a banquet for his track and field exploits, Eastern boys' track coach Casey McAleer makes sure he includes a note in parentheses next to Micheaux's name. M-eye-kale Mee-sh-oh. Micheaux, whose last name is Creole and derives from family ties to Louisiana, is used to his name's being butchered. McAleer, a social studies teacher in the morning, wrongly assumed Micheaux's first name was pronounced "like Mikhail Gorbachev.
SPORTS
August 10, 2012 | By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press
LONDON - When the stakes are the biggest, the spotlight the brightest, Usain Bolt is as good as gold. Putting the field far enough behind that he could slow down over the last few strides and put his left index finger to his mouth to tell any critics to shush, Bolt won the 200 meters in 19.32 seconds Thursday night, making him the only man with two Olympic titles in that event. "That was for all that people that doubted me, all the people that was talking all kinds of stuff that I wasn't going to do it, I was going to be beaten," Bolt said of his "shhhhhh" gesture at the finish.
SPORTS
August 6, 2012
HOW FAST can Usain Bolt run? Eventually, there has to be a barrier that cannot be lowered. Perhaps, he's already set it. Bolt did what only one other sprinter in history had down on Sunday when he repeated as 100-meter champion in an Olympic record of 9.63 seconds. The sensation from Jamaica did not equal his world-record time of 9.58 seconds, set in 2009, but joining American sprinter Carl Lewis, who won the 100 at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, was enough on this day. Realistically, Bolt's back-to-back is more impressive.
SPORTS
June 7, 2012
Olympic champions Michael Johnson , Dan O'Brien , and Babe Didrikson will be among the 24 athletes inducted into the Hall of Fame being opened by track and field's governing body later this year. Edwin Moses , Carl Lewis , and Jesse Owens had been previously announced as inductees to the inaugural class for the hall, being opened to celebrate the IAAF's 100th year. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 24 in Barcelona. SOCCER: Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff , sanctioned a contentious bill giving FIFA the required guarantees to organize the 2014 World Cup. She approved the sale of alcoholic beverages inside stadiums, the most contentious issue because such sales have been illegal in Brazil but were demanded by FIFA.
NEWS
November 16, 2011 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Now that the Burlington County clerk has tallied all of last week's votes, it appears Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis made it on the ballot after all: as a write-in. More than 150 voters added his name Tuesday when confronted with a ballot that gave them only one choice for New Jersey state Senate in the county's Eighth Legislative District. It didn't matter. Republican Sen. Dawn Addiego, who ran unopposed, was the clear victor with more than 16,000 votes. In September, a federal judge disqualified Lewis, a Democrat, saying he did not meet the state's residency requirement for a Senate seat.
NEWS
November 15, 2011 | By Jan Hefler, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Now that the Burlington County clerk has tallied all of last week's votes, it appears Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis made it on the ballot after all: as a write-in. More than 150 voters added his name Tuesday when confronted with a ballot that gave them only one choice for New Jersey state Senate in the county's Eighth Legislative District. It didn't matter. Republican Sen. Dawn Addiego, who ran unopposed, was the clear victor with more than 16,000 votes. In September, a federal judge disqualified Lewis, a Democrat, saying he did not meet the state's residency requirement for a Senate seat.
NEWS
September 24, 2011 | BY JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com 215-854-5916
IT'S HARD to lose a race, when you're the only one running, Carl Lewis said yesterday. Lewis, a nine-time Olympic track gold medalist who grew up in Willingboro, on Thursday lost his five-month battle to get on the state Senate ballot for the 8th Legislative District, meaning his Republican opponent is unopposed. The voters he spoke with on his walking tours were jaded, he said, and the ruling gives them little room for change. "They feel like they're not a part of the process because the process is a machine," Lewis, 50, said yesterday at a Mount Laurel hotel.
NEWS
September 23, 2011 | By Joelle Farrell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis' bid for the New Jersey state Senate ended Thursday when a federal appeals court panel ordered the Democrat's name removed from the ballot, reversing a decision it made last week. Lewis, 50, of Medford, will not appeal the decision and will not seek another office this year, said his campaign manager, Chris Walker. Lewis will detail his plans at a news conference at Kings Grant Park in Evesham on Friday, Walker said. "We feel like our attorneys . . . did all that they could do and presented the facts.
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