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  • Olympian Hilary Knight signs on with Baltimore-based STX to promote hockey equipment

    Olympian Hilary Knight signs on with Baltimore-based STX to promote hockey equipment
    Hilary Knight, decked out in her navy blue United States uniform and her long brown hair tamed by a stylist, stood on the ice at Ice World in Abingdon, frozen mid-shot near one blue line. Children shuffled around the facility’s other ice rink to...
  • Looking Out: Jurors can't be excluded based on sexual orientation, court says

    Looking Out: Jurors can't be excluded based on sexual orientation, court says
    In a decision with wide-reaching implications, a federal appeals court ruled this week that potential jurors cannot be left off of juries based on their sexual orientations. Remember the antitrust case involving two purveyors of HIV/AIDS drugs that...
  • Super plungers brave the frigid waters to kick off Polar Bear events

    Super plungers brave the frigid waters to kick off Polar Bear events
    The air temperature was 14 degrees and the water was 30 degrees, so if state Sen. Allan Kittleman of Howard County had opted to simply plant a toe or two in the Chesapeake Bay on Friday morning, who could have blamed him? Instead, he immersed himself...
  • Polar Bear Plunge canceled amid ice and high winds

    Polar Bear Plunge canceled amid ice and high winds
    Special Olympics Maryland canceled Saturday's Polar Bear Plunge event for the first time in its 18-year history, citing unsafe weather conditions, and officials say it will not be rescheduled. The event, held in partnership with the Maryland State...
  • Ravens Roost No. 117 takes polar plunge for Special Olympics

    Ravens Roost No. 117 takes polar plunge for Special Olympics
    Catonsville resident Ed Young, vice president of Ravens Roost No. 117,  will brave the chilly water of the Chesapeake Bay for the 12th time on Saturday, Jan. 25, along with nearly 6,000 other daring individuals as part of the 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge...
  • Obama briefly mentions LGBT equality, Sochi Olympics in State of the Union

    Obama briefly mentions LGBT equality, Sochi Olympics in State of the Union
    President Barack Obama briefly reiterated his commitment to LGBT equality around the globe in a section of Tuesday night's State of the Union speech, but he did not address the stalled Employment Non-Discrimination Act or whether he would issue an...
  • Sochi wrong place for Olympics [Letter]

    Sochi wrong place for Olympics [Letter]
    Both the International Olympic Committee and Russian President Vladimir Putin erred in placing the Winter Olympics in Russia and specifically in Sochi, for the IOC granting the games to Russia and for Putin choosing Sochi, so close to the regions where...
  • 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...
  • Summer Britcher in 15th place after two runs in Olympic women's singles luge

    Summer Britcher in 15th place after two runs in Olympic women's singles luge
    SOCHI, Russia – Meeting the international press here for the first time here last week, Summer Britcher frowned when a journalist referred to her as a surprise member of the U.S. luge team. After all, the reporter asked, who would have expected...