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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • O'Malley names Special Olympics CEO to lead new panel

    O'Malley names Special Olympics CEO to lead new panel
    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...
  • Bits & Pieces: Local youth sports scene worth sticking around for

    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...
  • Special Olympics event to close northbound bore of Fort McHenry Tunnel over weekend

    Special Olympics event to close northbound bore of Fort McHenry Tunnel over weekend
    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...
  • Towson alum pedaling to get a women's version of the Tour de France

    Towson alum pedaling to get a women's version of the Tour de France
    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...
  • School classifications shaken up to level playing field

    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...
  • Sports notices: Fifth annual 24 Hours of Booty is coming this weekend

    Submitting sports notices Email sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. on Monday. Golf The First Tee of Howard County's fall session is almost here. Registration is open at http://www.thefirstteehowardcounty.org. Athelas...
  • Girl, 16, dies after throat cut in Northwest Baltimore

    Girl, 16, dies after throat cut in Northwest Baltimore
    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...
  • UMBC grad Cook signs pro contract in Bosnia

    Basketball UMBC grad Cook signs pro contract in Bosnia Former UMBC guard Ryan Cook (St. Vincent Pallotti) has signed a professional contract with OKK Sloboda Tuzla in the Bosnian Liga I in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to the school. Cook finished...
  • Bits & Pieces: Fourth of July is a day to celebrate, and remember

    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...
  • As Tiger Arena opens, Towson searches for return on investment

    As Tiger Arena opens, Towson searches for return on investment
    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...
  • 15 from Harford compete in Maryland Special Olympics 2013

    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...
  • Athletes, officers bring Special Olympics Torch Run through Laurel

    Athletes, officers bring Special Olympics Torch Run through Laurel
    Laurel Police and local Special Olympics athletes braved the afternoon heat and ran more than 8 miles northbound on Route 1 Wednesday during the 28th annual Maryland Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. The run, which took the participants from...