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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Hope and healing with horses at therapeutic riding centers

    Hope and healing with horses at therapeutic riding centers
    On a sunny summer day, 14-year-old Julianna Lupacchino is riding a horse on a Fallston farm. At first glance, the scene seems like nothing special — Harford County is horse country, after all — but at Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, the...
  • Best way to diagnose concussions an ongoing issue

    I once had a briefing about the use of something called Brain Sentry, which is a small device placed on the back of football helmets to signal the possibility of a concussion. If a light on the Sentry signaled red after a blow, the player was removed from...
  • Annapolis police take to rooftops to raise $1,600 for Special Olympics Maryland

    Annapolis police take to rooftops to raise $1,600 for Special Olympics Maryland
    Turning a stereotype on its head, Annapolis police officers on Sunday used the association of cops and doughnuts to raise money for charity. Officers from the Annapolis Police Department took turns sitting on the rooftop of a Dunkin’ Donuts...
  • Bits & Pieces: Alliance created to help regulate area sports

    Bits & Pieces: Alliance created to help regulate area sports
    Last week, the Howard County Youth Program's Bernie Dennison, who will be inducted into the Community Sports Hall of Fame in October, informed me of the formation of the Maryland Youth Sports Alliance — a non profit organization "dedicated to...
  • Meet the golfers in the inaugural International Crown

    Meet the golfers in the inaugural International Crown
    An introduction to the 32 golfers representing 8 nations at this week's International Crown women's golf tournament at Caves Valley.  UNITED STATES (No. 1 seed) Paula Creamer Age: 27 Hometown: Pleasanton, Calif. Turned Pro: 2004...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gardner set to take helm of Howard police department

    Gardner set to take helm of Howard police department
    Police Maj. Gary Gardner is scheduled to formally take the reins of the Howard County Police Department as its new chief after William McMahon retires June 30. McMahon, 51, has served as chief since being named by County Executive Ken Ulman in 2006....
  • Six inductees announced for Community Hall of Fame

    The Community Sports Hall of Fame will induct six new members at the 12th Annual "Celebration of Sports" on Oct. 21 at the Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center. The new members are: Shantha Chandra, Bernie Dennison, C. Vernon Gray, Allen Fleming,...
  • Zachary M. 'Zach' Lederer, inspiration to cancer patients, dies at 20

    Zachary M. 'Zach' Lederer, inspiration to cancer patients, dies at 20
    Zachary M. "Zach" Lederer's personal struggle and determination to survive brain cancer gave hope and inspiration to people across the world. The University of Maryland, College Park student and manager of the men's basketball team became known for...
  • Special Olympics Inspiration Walk once again a success

    Howard County Special Olympics director Bob Baker was holding his breath April 25, as well as the next morning, hoping that the 13th annual Inspiration Walk would go off without many problems. There were a few parking issues, as well as some unfortunate...