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  • Beatrice A. Schwartz, real estate broker

    Beatrice A. Schwartz, real estate broker
    Beatrice A. Schwartz, a retired real estate broker and volunteer, died May 22 of complications from dementia at Milford Manor Nursing Home. She was 96. The daughter of Romanian immigrants, Beatrice Albin was born in Chicago and moved with her parents...
  • Special Olympics torch run heading across Carroll County on Wednesday

    Special Olympics torch run heading across Carroll County on Wednesday
    Law enforcement officers representing the agencies throughout Carroll County will hits the road Wednesday, June 4 beginning at 8 a.m. in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland. Officers will escort the Special Olympics...
  • Arundel police run for Special Olympics' torch run; Annapolis leg is Wednesday

    Arundel police run for Special Olympics' torch run; Annapolis leg is Wednesday
    Anne Arundel County Police participated Tuesday in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, running from Glen Burnie to Annapolis, a distance of about 15 miles. The run helps raise money and awareness for the athletes taking part in...
  • Western's Keene-El brings actions, words to Special Olympics

    Western's Keene-El brings actions, words to Special Olympics
    For the first two months of her Western High gym class, special education teacher LaDonna Schemm didn't notice. Then a freshman, the ever-bubbly Joy Keene-El would get out of her wheelchair and do everything thrown her way, from tennis to baseball to...
  • Under Armour suits not to blame for speedskaters' lackluster Olympics

    Under Armour suits not to blame for speedskaters' lackluster Olympics
    The controversy over whether Under Armour's high-tech skinsuits contributed to U.S. speedskaters' poor showing at the Sochi Olympics seemed over when the Baltimore-based sports brand renewed its sponsorship of the sport through two more Winter Olympics...
  • Michael Phelps could return to competitive swimming in next few months, coach says

    Michael Phelps could return to competitive swimming in next few months, coach says
    Michael Phelps' comeback inched closer to reality Tuesday when his longtime coach said the record-setting Olympian could swim in a meet “sometime soon.” “He looks like he is definitely in shape,” Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman, said....
  • Michael Phelps' return to competition could open the door to much more

    Michael Phelps' return to competition could open the door to much more
    MESA, Ariz. — Michael Phelps ended the first meet of his comeback on an odd note Friday, using his butterfly stroke to swim a 50-meter freestyle race that's never been part of his repertoire. He was swimming to tinker with his form, not to win....
  • Former Olympian Kimmie Meissner working as a research analyst at Sochi Games

    Former Olympian Kimmie Meissner working as a research analyst at Sochi Games
    Eight years after competing in the Olympics, Kimmie Meissner is giving the Winter Games another shot. Minus her skates. Meissner, 24, is working for NBC as a research analyst, a behind-the-scenes job that sent the Bel Air resident to Sochi with little...
  • For Baltimore-born Olympic luger Summer Britcher, risk-taking runs in her blood

    For Baltimore-born Olympic luger Summer Britcher, risk-taking runs in her blood
    She hails from a family of Baltimore firefighters, but Summer Britcher's life runs counter. She battles the ice. One of the youngest members of the Olympic luge team, Britcher, 19, is competing in her first Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Opening...
  • Carroll teens warm up to winter sports with Olympics in spotlight

    Carroll teens warm up to winter sports with Olympics in spotlight
    Mike Martin, of Sykesville, started playing hockey at the age of 20 for one reason. "The Olympics had everything to do with it," said Martin, who was inspired by the USA hockey team's 4-3 win over the heavily-favored Soviet Union team — a game now...
  • With Olympics underway, Russia's gay-rights record leaves some Marylanders uneasy

    With Olympics underway, Russia's gay-rights record leaves some Marylanders uneasy
    When Maryland first lady Catherine Curran O'Malley sits down to watch the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, she'll feel a little uneasy. Like many Marylanders and others around the world, the start of the games has left O'Malley wondering what more...
  • The Sochi lesson: Just say no to hosting the Olympics

    The Sochi lesson: Just say no to hosting the Olympics
    A lot of attention has been paid to the lead up to the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia this week. While there was a lot of anticipation for fans to watch the games themselves (I'm fond of curling myself) folks here in Maryland need to...