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2012 Summer Paralympics

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Top 2012 Summer Paralympics Articles

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  • Bits & Pieces: Howard has been out in front on issue of including disabled students in sports

    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...
  • Blinded Naval officer gets custom Martin guitar

    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...
  • Bits & Pieces: 2012 was a year to remember in Howard County sports

    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...
  • Clarksville Paralympian Tatyana McFadden wins Boston Marathon marred by explosions

    Clarksville Paralympian Tatyana McFadden wins Boston Marathon marred by explosions
    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...
  • Paralympian Jessica Long goes gold-metal glam

    Paralympian Jessica Long goes gold-metal glam
    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. You...
  • Jessica Long inspires youngsters at Pinewood Elementary

    Jessica Long inspires youngsters at Pinewood Elementary
    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. "We...
  • Paralympic champion Jessica Long left home to find way to London

    Paralympic champion Jessica Long left home to find way to London
    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...
  • Jessica Long is Baltimore's other gold medal swimmer

    Jessica Long is Baltimore's other gold medal swimmer
    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...
  • Local boy with spina bifida looks to 2016 Paralympics

    Local boy with spina bifida looks to 2016 Paralympics
    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...
  • Paralympics: McFadden sisters to compete in 2012 Paralympic Games

    Paralympics: McFadden sisters to compete in 2012 Paralympic Games
    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...
  • Paralympics: Hannah McFadden set for first trip to games

    Paralympics: Hannah McFadden set for first trip to games
    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...
  • Local Paralympic swimmers headed to London

    Local Paralympic swimmers headed to London
    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...