| Jan 30, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The ruling by the U.S. Department of Education last week that mandates that all schools must include students with disabilities in sports programs or provide alternative options did not cause much concern here in Howard County, or the state of Maryland...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 7:24 AM
Navy Lt. Brad Snyder holds the acoustic guitar in his arms for the first time, strums a few chords, then moves into a sampling of Neil Young.
The sounds take the Naval Academy graduate back to the nights when he was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 3:23 PM
I recall telling my father that I couldn't wait to turn 21 and he told me not to be in such a rush because your life will flash past in the blink of an eye.
This last year was here and then in a moment it was gone. However, when I look at the year as...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden won the women's wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon on Monday, hours before the race was marred by deadly explosions near the finish line.
Though McFadden added to her resume as one of the elite Paralympic...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Jessica Long will tell you: After capturing even more Paralympic gold in London, she couldn't wait to get back to Baltimore for a table heavy with steamed crabs and a pint of Ben & Jerry's.
But these days, Long's reality is a touch more glamorous.
| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Fresh off a dominating performance in the London Paralympics, swimmer Jessica Long on Tuesday morning shared stories of her decorated career with fifth-graders at Pinewood Elementary School in Timonium as part of their unit on overcoming obstacles.
| Aug 29, 2012
| 6:46 PM
For the first time in her memory, Jessica Long dreaded swimming.
With high school coming to an end, her friends cut loose -- bonfires, movie nights. It all sounded so fun and Long, a seven-time Paralympic gold medalist, had to skip out so she could hit...
| May 13, 2012
| 6:52 PM
This Baltimore swimmer hopes to add to an already heavy stash of medals in London this summer. But in addition to training for the qualifying trials in June, there are multiple promotional demands of an Olympic year: modeling the Ralph Lauren-designed...
| 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...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Inspite of muggy, hot weather, Clarksville residents Tatyana and Hannah McFadden had a dazzling weekend at the London 2012 US Paralympic Track and Field trails, which were held in Indianapolis June 29-July 1.
Both have qualified for the London 2012...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Hannah McFadden heard her name, but didn't react.
She had sat there for what seemed like an eternity, anxiously listening as the members of this year's United States Paralympic squad were announced one by one July 1. Yet, when the moment finally...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 5:55 AM
Loyola University Maryland swimming coach Brian Loeffler said he "opened the door" for Becca Meyers, a Loyola Blakefield Aquatics member, and North Baltimore Aquatic Club's Ian Silverman to join the U.S. team in the Paralympic Games in London beginning...