| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley appointed the national head of the Special Olympics as chairman of a new committee that will determine how well law enforcement officers are trained to handle encounters with people with disabilities.
Timothy Shriver, CEO and...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Thank goodness that we have local sports to watch and that we can enjoy them free of all the stuff that has brought down so many professional athletes and colleges.
I answered without hesitation years ago when someone once asked me why I like to cover...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:05 AM
A five-kilometer walk and run event organized by the Special Olympics of Maryland will close one of two northbound bores of the Fort McHenry Tunnel over the weekend, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
The righthand bore, Bore 4, will be...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:09 AM
Melissa Otterbein never has thought of herself as a world-class athlete, just someone who was persistent and worked hard to achieve her goals.
At Towson University, where she was a member of the swimming team, Otterbein made the Colonial Athletic...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:11 PM
I have to give the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association a "well done" for trying to bring parity to our varsity athletic programs. Every two years, a reclassification committee at the MPSSAA sits down to see if the system has to be...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:17 PM
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| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:19 PM
It had been just two hours since Damond Williams Sr. heard from his 16-year-old daughter, and he knew something was wrong. The girl was a homebody, a standout student. She was rarely out after dark.
Diamond Williams' family launched a search of their...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:13 PM
I celebrated the Fourth of July one day early at Gettysburg on July 3. I was one of several thousand people allowed to walk the route of Pickett's Charge as part of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
As I walked on the day and the hour...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Lauren Giddings' final resting place in the Emmanuel Methodist Cemetery on Scaggsville Road still doesn't have a gravestone.
It's been two years since Giddings, then 27, disappeared from her Macon, Ga., apartment on June 25, 2011. Her body —...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:57 AM
Police officers, both sworn and retired, from the Harford County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police and Aberdeen Police and Aberdeen Proving Ground police departments carried the Flame of Hope on an 18-mile journey through Harford County last week to...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Towson University's new arena opens to the public Wednesday night when the Harlem Globetrotters tip off the first of three games in three nights.
The traveling basketball troupe is making a special stop — it usually tours in the United States from...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 11:21 AM
More than 1,200 athletes assembled on the campus of Towson University recently for the 43rd Annual Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games. The three days of competition included events in aquatics, bocce, cheerleading, softball and track and field, making...