| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:37 AM
World-class track athlete Tatyana McFadden is not a flashy person. Soft-spoken with a thin face, dark brown eyes and a deceptively muscular frame, she is not the type to speak of her accomplishments without some prompting. But when she does talk about her...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Ask the McFadden sisters what the term "elite athlete" means to them, and they'll share a definition that entails respect from others, an acknowledgment of their hard work and being treated like any other top athlete.
They'll also be describing...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Maybe you've seen the ads. They've been all over TV and in magazines like Time and Sports Illustrated. There is U.S. Paralympian Tatyana McFadden in her sleek titanium racing wheelchair, hunched over in mid-push, shoulder muscles rippling, a look of...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 8:02 AM
Tatyana McFadden is three-for-three at the 2012 Paralympics in London. Friday evening the Atholton graduate won her third goal medal, this one coming in the 1,500-meter race. McFadden, who was born with spina bifida, competes in the T54 classification....
| Jun 20, 2012
I would hate to be the one who has to dust off all of the awards and medals that paralympian Tatyana McFadden has won both nationally and internationally over the past few years. The Clarksville native, who made headlines on the track while at Atholton...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 12:42 PM
Daniel Romanchuk gives you a blank stare when you try and explain to him why he is an inspiration. He looks confused — why would anybody care to see him race, legs tucked under him, neck crammed forward, and be inspired? He's just a kid who likes to...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:45 PM
To Heather and Aaron Whaley, they're already parents to a 4-year-old girl living in a Russian orphanage off the Sea of Japan.
The Frederick couple have never met the child, but they've given her a name — Addie. They've hung pictures of her in a...
| Jan 13, 2011
For Jason and Hollie Costa, falling in love with feisty 5-year-old Daeonna Smith was the easy part. Deciding whether to parent a child with special needs, however, tested their resolve.
The Columbia couple didn't know anything about spina bifida, the...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 12:31 PM
When the Norbel School for special needs students closed in June, it left school admissions director Frank Pugliese, like the school's the teachers and staff, unemployed.
But Pugliese, who had been at the school for 15 years, didn't stop working.
| Feb 20, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Two Jarrettsville residents are being held without bail in Harford County on sexual abuse charges stemming from alleged incidents several years ago.
Jeremy Shane Cochran, 31, of the 4100 block of Federal Hill Road, was charged in an arrest warrant last...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 7:51 AM
A Ukrainian won a gold medal she dedicated to her country, which has been invaded by Russia.
A Ukrainian orphan took silver, meaning she now has won medals for the United States in the winter and summer Paralympics.
A Russian orphan trying to match...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:35 AM
What's the best time to conceive? Many women might not know the answer.
Only 50 percent of women discuss their reproductive health with medical providers, according to a recent study by the Yale School of Medicine. However, 75 percent of the 1,000...