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In the News (Fri 21 Nov 14)

  
  Printable Version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Hines appeared with fellow silver-medalist bobsledder Randy Jones, women's bobsledder Jean Racine, bronze-medalist luge competitor Chris Thorpe and men's luge competitor Nick Sullivan as part of a quick Terre Haute tour arranged by Verizon, a sponsor for the U.S. Olympic bobsled, skeleton and luge teams.
Jones, also 32 and a former football and track athlete at Duke, was lured into bobsledding in the same year as Hines -- 1992.
Jones also is interested in the music business, but he wants something else as well.
www.tribstar.com /articles/2002/04/27/news/export6699.prt   (768 words)

  
 Randy Jones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Randy Jones, a member of the Village People.
Randy Jones, drummer in the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Randy_Jones   (90 words)

  
 The Sacramento Observer - Online Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
But Jones, a Winston-Salem native who played football and ran track at Glenn High School, said he's pleased with the direction in which his career is headed.
Jones was in Winston-Salem recently to play in a benefit golf tournament at Winston Lake Golf Course that will benefit the Black Achievers Program.
While Jones works a regular 9-5 job at SunTrust Bank, where he's employed in the computer technology department, he is still trying to capitalize on his status.
www.sacobserver.com /sports/090602/randy_jones.htm   (845 words)

  
 t-and-f: Re: T&F athletes in winter Olympics?
Jones ran track and played football at Duke University while Hines starred at both sports at Southern Illinois, Needless to say, none of these elite bobsledders grew up fantasizing about risking life and limb running reckless down ice chutes.
Jones was the side-push and brakeman on the 1994 team and winner of three gold medals during 1996 and '97 World Cup competitions.
Jones and Hines, who have one more shot at a medal this weekend, are hoping to match Flowers's victory.
www.mail-archive.com /t-and-f%40lists.uoregon.edu/msg15961.html   (1400 words)

  
 Bobsled need-to-know
In the women's two-man bobsled, the team with the fastest combined time after two runs (in one day) is the winner.
IN, THEN OUT: Latvian bobsledder Sandis Prusis, whose suspension for drug use was due to expire just before the Olympic competition begins, was barred from the Winter Games by the IOC last week.
WHOM TO WATCH: Four-man -- Todd Hays, Bill Schuffenhauer, Randy Jones and Garrett Hines, United States; Andre Lange, Enrico Kuhn, Kevin Kuske and Carsten Embach, Germany; Martin Annen, Silvio Schaufelberger, Beat Hefti and Cedric Grand, Switzerland.
www.freep.com /sports/2002olympics/bobgiz6_20020206.htm   (392 words)

  
 Augusta Georgia: sports@ugusta: U.S. bobsledding program is whistling Dixie 1/30/98
ATLANTA -- Randy Jones gets puzzled looks when he takes his bobsled -- fitted with wheels instead of blades -- onto the streets of suburban Atlanta.
Jones, a native of Winston-Salem, N.C., moved to Atlanta in 1994 after taking part in his first Olympics at Lillehammer, Norway.
Minton, Jones and Hines will serve as pushers and brakemen for the sled driven by Brian Shimer, the country's most prominent bobsledder.
www.augustachronicle.com /stories/013198/spo_georgia.shtml   (602 words)

  
 Washingtonpost.com: U.S. Bobsledder Hopes 4th Olympics Is a Charm
The U.S. team, from left, Chip Menton, Brian Shimer, Randy Jones and Garett Hines won the four-man competition at the World Cup in November.
It is doubtful that Shimer, an otherwise successful and respected bobsledder, can separate his Olympic memories from the nightmares.
(Bobsledders are now required to race during the World Cup season to qualify for the Olympics.) Walker's push was poor on the first day of competition, and he and Shimer could never recover.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/longterm/olympics1998/sport/bobsled/articles/shiner.htm   (1005 words)

  
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Jones has always been an athlete, running track and playing football at Duke University.
Jones says training and being active improves the way he feels.
A competitor at heart, Jones loves proving to himself that he is capable of just about anything.
atlantasportsmag.com /story.cfm?story_id=4564&departmentid=20&...   (1850 words)

  
 CNN - 'Taboo' - January 31, 2000
Hines's journey from urban basketball junkie to star college athlete to Olympic bobsledder is not as improbable as it may appear.
Jones was the side-push and brakeman on the 1994 U.S. team and winner of three gold medals during 1996 and 1997 World Cup competitions.
But even the African American pushmen were not enough to overcome a sloppy run, as the US bobsledders missed a medal by.02 seconds.
archives.cnn.com /2000/books/beginnings/01/31/taboo   (3751 words)

  
 VOANews.com - Bobsledder Todd Hays Overcomes Adversity to Compete in Salt Lake
He has won a martial arts match in a stadium where everyone wanted him to lose, and helped lead his college football team to the Freedom Bowl championship in 1991.
But American bobsledder Todd Hays has a goal he has not reached in sports - winning an Olympic medal.
Todd Hays comes from the Southern Texas border town of Del Rio, which he describes as a rough town where he had to use his martial arts skills to protect himself.
www.help-for-you.com /news/Jan2002/Jan24/PRT24-221Article.html   (1002 words)

  
 An Olympic Case For Diversity
But now it appears that a more focused and concerted effort to identify world-class athletes in potential crossover sports could produce an even greater pool of champions, a more diverse team and, more important, even better medal results.
Randy Jones and Garrett Hines, the silver medalists in the men's four-man bobsled, are great examples of crossover success.
Jones, a standout track and football star at Duke, was spotted at a track meet, and Hines was a top track athlete at Southern Illinois.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2002/02/26/eguillermo.DTL&type=printable   (1097 words)

  
 Augusta Georgia: Other Sports:Slippery slope of bobsleds 02/07/02
Inside the sport, Georgia actually is known for producing bobsledders.
Randy Jones is from Atlanta and works for SunTrust Bank.
The reason is simple: Three of the four athletes on the four-man bobsled are there to do just one thing - push the sled fast at the starting gate.
augustachronicle.com /stories/020702/oly_124-5217.shtml   (979 words)

  
 Jet: World cup winners - Sports - four-man bobsled team - Brief Article - Illustration
Caption: * WORLD CUP WINNERS: Bobsledder Garrett Hines of Team USA1 (l) and Randy Jones (2nd, l) celebrate with teammates (l-r) Pavle Jovanovic and Todd Hays after winning the four-men bobsled World Cup race in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Hines and Jones will both be competing on the U.S. Bobsled Team for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, UT. Hines, who is an Army Reservist, earned three top five World Cup finishes last year.
Jones, 32, is a two-time Olympian and is a native of Winston-Salem, NC.
www.findarticles.com /cf_0/m1355/6_101/82749265/p1/article.jhtml   (240 words)

  
 Sports: Flowers vies for second Olympic gold
"If anybody had told me five years ago that I'd be a bobsledder and would win an Olympic gold medal no less, I'd have told them they were crazy," she said by phone from her home in Alabama.
But here she is today, a vaunted "brakeman" paired with driver Jean Racine - the athlete who was favored to win gold in 2002 until Flowers and Jill Bakken stole the show in the inaugural women's bobsled event.
Flowers, 31, is one of a handful of African-Americans aiming for Turin, including speedskater Shani Davis and three members of the 2002 men's four-man bobsled team - Garrett Hines, Randy Jones and Bill Schuffenhauer, who became the first African-American men to medal at the Winter Games with a silver.
www.sptimes.com /2005/08/10/news_pf/Sports/Flowers_vies_for_seco.shtml   (709 words)

  
 U.S. Bobsledders Miss Medal by .02 Second
All of that could be just so much history if he could drive his four-man team to a medal in these Games.
This was the fourth Olympics for Shimer, America's best bobsledder, but he had never placed better than seventh.
In the final run, his crew of Chip Minton, Randy Jones and Garreth Hines had provided the best start of the day, 4.90 through the first 50 meters, but Shimer lost time in the final four turns.
www.nytimes.com /specials/olympics/nagano/bob/022298oly-bob-four.html   (902 words)

  
 Old Gold and Black > 2.28.02 > Controversy mars Olympics
By the end of competition, the threats of the Russians and the South Koreans to leave the Games or boycott the Closing Ceremonies, as well as multiple accusations of improper judging, threatened to overshadow the accomplishments of the athletes.
Athletes like Garrett Hines and Randy Jones, whose victory in the four-man bobsled made them the first African-American men to medal in the Winter Games, or Croatian alpine skier Janica Kostelic, who recovered from three knee surgeries within the past year to win four medals, including three golds.
Perhaps the first indicator that these Games were not exactly going to be a textbook example of diplomacy was the chilly reception President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush gave to athletes from nations such as Iran during the Parade of Nations.
ogb.wfu.edu /issue/2002/02.28/editorials/a12.olympics.asp   (773 words)

  
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CITY, UT-- USA's Randy Jones embraces a German bobsleder after the Germans came across the finish line in Randy Jones embraces a German bobsleder after the Germans came across the.
A Canadian bobsledder injured by glass that fell from the sixth floor of the Olympic Village received an stay at games.
Utah bobsledder gets a jump on Games Connelly is a competitive bobsledder, the fourth-highest ranked woman bobsledder in the United States.
www.destarter.com /bobsledder/bobsleder.html   (522 words)

  
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PARK CITY, Utah – They didn't become the first African-American men to earn Winter Olympic gold medals, but brakemen Randy Jones and Garrett Hines were elated all the same.
And when they broke through with a silver Saturday night as part of Todd Hays' crew, the years and effort finally were worthwhile.
And, along with the gold medal earned by African American bobsledder Vonetta Flowers last week, they hope a trend is beginning.
olympics.belointeractive.com /topstories/0224olybobsledup.c3e82.html   (261 words)

  
 Ogden bobsledder named to 2002 team - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
On Saturday, he was a member of Todd Hays' team that took the gold in Olympic trials.
Hays said Schuffenhaur replaced Randy Jones, Atlanta, who was hurt somewhat during the previous week's two-man bobsled contests.
Team members are: Todd Hays, pilot, from Del Rio, Texas; Pavle Jovanovic (Toms River, N.J.); Jones; Schuffenhaur; Garrett Hines (Atlanta); Brian Shimer, pilot, from Naples, Fla., making his fifth Olympics since 1988; Mike Kohn (Chantilly, Va.); Doug Sharp (Jeffersonville, Ind.); and Dan Steele and Darrin Steele (both from Sherrard, Ill.).
deseretnews.com /oly/view/0,3949,50000396,00.html   (225 words)

  
 Four soldiers win Olympic bobsled medals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Army Reserve 1st Lt. Garrett Hines was the brakeman on USA-1, the four-man bobsleigh that took second place Saturday in front of 15,000 cowbell-clanging spectators at Utah Olympic Park.
Three of the four bobsledders were soldiers on bronze-winning USA-2.
Civilian Randy Jones from Winston-Salem, N.C., was another African American on the Hays team.
www.dcmilitary.com /army/pentagram/7_08/national_news/14553-1.html   (870 words)

  
 SarongPartyFrens » I want 40 cents back.
When one considers that athletes in the original ancient Olympics competed in their birthday suits rather than the latest skin-suits, it’s not hard to guess where the modern Games derive their hedonistic nature from.
Mind you, as a semi-serious athlete with modest Olympic aspirations myself, I have to say that such randy behaviour is not limited to the Olympics themselves.
Having competed in various sports since I was five at levels up to world championships, I’ve noticed that the pattern of partying after competitions is a ritual for most athletes.
sarongpartyfrens.com /archives/2004/08/23/i-want-40-cents-back/trackback   (3825 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - Features - Let the games begin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
An invisible two-caste system of Olympic athletes feeds the randy village dynamic.
Randy Jones, a silver-medal-winning American bobsledder, remembers with disgust an American ice-hockey team trashing their hotel after they failed to win.
Christo Doyle of Atlanta recalls "delivering boxing equipment that had come in late for Moldova, and it was 105 degrees outside.
news.scotsman.com /features.cfm?id=814602004   (2495 words)

  
 AsianWeek.com: Opinion: Olympic Hangover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
But now it appears a more focused and concerted effort to identify world class athletes in potential crossover sports could produce an even greater pool of champions, a more diverse team, and more importantly, even better medal results.
Both were college track stars, but from now on they will be known as the first African American men ever to medal in the Winter games.
I experienced it when I became the first non-white host/anchor at NPR’s “All Things Considered.” I’m a bit sensitive about properly appreciating the achievement of Flowers, Hines, Jones, Parra and Rodriguez because I know how hard it is even to overcome the invisibility, let alone be recognized for one’s talent.
www.asianweek.com /2002_03_01/opinion_emil.html   (1166 words)

  
 HoustonChronicle.com - Blinebury: Silver, bronze like gold for U.S.
When Hays' fire engine red sled came screeching to the finish area, the medals had been clinched and that touched off as wild, as jubilant a celebration as has been seen at these contentious Olympics.
Not only had the drivers made history, but Randy Jones and Garrett Hines -- riding in Hays' USA-1 sled -- became the first fl men to win medals at the Winter Olympics.
The grizzled veteran and the Texas bobsledder, that's what it finally took to end the curse.
www.chron.com /cs/CDA/story.hts/sports/oly/1269350   (950 words)

  
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SALT LAKE CITY — Bobsledder Todd Hays isn't taking any chances.
He doesn't want to end up like a teammate banned from the Winter Olympics for a positive drug test blamed on nutritional supplements.
Randy Jones, a pusher on Hays' four-man squad, turned to football for inspiration.
olympics.belointeractive.com /bobsled/BI_BOBSLED.61eeafd.html   (496 words)

  
 Olympics: Extreme gains
Parra was the first Mexican-American to win a gold medal.
Bobsledder Vonetta Flowers was the first African-American to win gold.
The United States also had Asian-Americans (Apolo Anton Ohno and Michelle Kwan) and additional African-Americans (Garrett Hines and Randy Jones) on podiums.
www.sptimes.com /2002/02/26/Olympics/Extreme_gains.shtml   (815 words)

  
 Pro Wrestling's Unsolved Mysteries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Gladiators were the tag team that lost to Bill and Randy Mulkey in their only nationally televeised victory.
One of the Gladiators picked up Randy Mulkey for a body slam when he tripped over a fallen Bill, still recovering from a beating he had sustained from the other Gladiator.
Randy Rose, Dennis Condrey and Norvell Austin formed the Midnight Express in Alabama in 1981.
members.aol.com /WCVIII/qanda.html   (13625 words)

  
 CNN/SI - Olympics - Athlete of the Day
But when a member of Shimer's support crew let the runners of the four-man sled get too warm, a rule violation, the team was disqualified.
And after trying to replace Randy Jones, his partner in the two-man, a request that was denied when Jones protested, Shimer and Jones finished a disappointing 13th.
At the 1995 world championships, Shimer dropped a sled on his right foot and broke a toe, forcing him to withdraw from the four-man. "I respect the Americans and Shimer a lot," says 1996 double world champion Christoph Langen of Germany, "Even with all their setbacks, they continue to go their own way.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/events/1998/nagano/athlete_of_day/shimer.html   (603 words)

  
 Special Reports: Winter Olympics 2002
Hays, with Randy Jones, Bill Schuffenhauer and brakeman Garrett Hines behind him, drove his fire-engine red USA-1 sled to second in 3:07.81 before a boisterous crowd of 15,000, who believed that Utah Olympic Park had become a magic mountain.
Hines and Jones became the first fl U.S. men to win medals in the Winter Olympics.
And Schuffenhauer won silver after replacing Pavle Jovanovic, who was suspended for two years just days before the games for failing a drug test.
www.gmtoday.com /news/special_reports/Olympics2002/bobsleigh_ls/bobsleigh_ls.asp   (1067 words)

  
 2002 Salt Lake Games Big Hit Worldwide- Elise Aldridge, Feb. 2002
Speed skater Derek Parra not only set a world record, but he became the first Mexican-American to win gold at the Winter Olympics.
Women’s bobsledder Vanetta Flowers became not only the first African-American to medal in the Winter Olympics, but the first African-American woman to win gold at any winter Olympics.
Bobsledders Randy Jones and Garrett Hines were the first African-American men to receive medals at a Winter Olympics.
pawprints.150m.com /elise_feb_news2.html   (474 words)

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