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  • Muhammad Ali, Under Armour to be honored by Ripken Sr. Foundation

    Muhammad Ali, Under Armour to be honored by Ripken Sr. Foundation
    The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation will honor Muhammad Ali and Under Armour at its annual Aspire Gala on Feb. 22, 2013 at the Waterfront Marriott, the group announced Monday. Ali and his wife, Lonnie, will be presented with the Aspire Award. Founder and...
  • McFadden sisters did Howard County proud at 2012 Paralympics

    Tatyana McFadden put on a remarkable performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Competing in "athletics," which is what we call track and field, she had nine races from Sept. 3-9. Five were finals. Over that span the 23-year-old from Clarksville...
  • As training camp nears, Flacco not stressing about potential contract extension

    As training camp nears, Flacco not stressing about potential contract extension
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will report to training camp Monday, and he said that it doesn’t matter one bit whether his contract situations is resolved quickly or not. “If it happens, it happens,” Flacco said tonight. “I see...
  • Flacco talks about fatherhood, support of Special Olympics

    Flacco talks about fatherhood, support of Special Olympics
    For those of you who are worried that Joe Flacco might be overwhelmed and overtired after the birth of his first child, the Ravens quarterback wants you to know that he's sleeping just fine these days. "My wife does a great job. I can't complain....
  • After months of rehab, Cary Williams is ready for training camp, challenge from Smith

    After months of rehab, Cary Williams is ready for training camp, challenge from Smith
    When the Ravens get together Thursday for their first full-team practice of training camp, Cary Williams knows exactly where he’s going to be, and it’s certainly not on the sideline with his helmet in hand.    “I plan on just going...
  • Polar Bear plungers raise record amount for charity

    Polar Bear plungers raise record amount for charity
    A man dressed in a head-to-toe Dalmatian suit, complete with fireman's hat and boots. A shirtless middle-aged fellow in swim trunks, with a lime-green fedora on his head, gyrating to the beat of rock music. A dozen young women hula-hooping in the winter...
  • Flacco won't be attending Polar Bear Plunge Saturday

    Flacco won't be attending Polar Bear Plunge Saturday
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco won't be attending Saturday's 16th annual MSP Polar Bear Plunge, citing personal reasons. "We're disappointed he won't be coming this weekend, but we certainly understand," said Kelly Schniedwind, a spokeswoman for Special...
  • A year after slaying, Giddings family still coping with loss

    A year after slaying, Giddings family still coping with loss
    It took almost a full year for Karen Giddings to come out of the fog that surrounded her after her daughter Lauren's death. As the numbness ebbed away, pain flooded in. Now, Giddings is trying to turn that pain into a focus — to keep the memory of...
  • Volunteer briefs

    Hospice of the Chesapeake A "Volunteer Information Night" for prospective volunteers will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 445 Defense Highway in Annapolis. Staff will discuss the many opportunities available. Light refreshments...
  • Community Sports Hall of Fame: Bob Falk

    Community Sports Hall of Fame: Bob Falk
    Most dedicated hockey players started skating almost before they could walk, but Bob Falk came to the sport a little later in life. Once Falk became a fan as a student at St. Francis (Pa.) College, though, hockey would never leave him and that interest...
  • Fund to help Special Olympics set up in the memory of North Laurel's Lauren Giddings

    Many people in North Laurel want to know if there is anything they can do to support the Giddings family after the loss of their daughter, Lauren. The Giddings family has created a fund in Lauren's name. It will support Special Olympics and a great way to...
  • Take the plunge, then party with Pauly D

    Take the plunge, then party with Pauly D
    It's time to take the plunge with Pauly D. Relax, now, because I'm not talking about moving to New Jersey or having to bunk down between J-Wow and Sammi Sweetheart. What I'm talking about is the annual Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park. Bare it...