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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • 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...
  • Richard E. 'Dick' Hug, Republican fundraiser and civic leader, dies at 78

    Richard E. 'Dick' Hug, Republican fundraiser and civic leader, dies at 78
    Richard E. "Dick" Hug, a prominent businessman and prolific fundraiser for Republican candidates, died Saturday. He was 78. Mr. Hug was the finance chairman for three Maryland gubernatorial campaigns — Ellen R. Sauerbrey in 1998 and Robert L....
  • In EagleMan Triathlon, Ellicott City man 'just happy to finish'

     In EagleMan Triathlon, Ellicott City man 'just happy to finish'
    Steve Otten does not think about qualifying for the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Not this Sunday, when the 30-year-old financial adviser from Ellicott City participates for the second straight year in the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3...
  • 25 local law enforcement officers carry Special Olympics torch 18 miles through Harford

    25 local law enforcement officers carry Special Olympics torch 18 miles through Harford
    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...
  • Special Olympics Torch Run heads to Laurel June 5

    Special Olympics Torch Run heads to Laurel June 5
    Laurel Police, area law enforcement officers and community members will run Wednesday from College Park American Legion Post 217 to Laurel American Legion Post 60 in the 28th annual Maryland Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. The College Park to...
  • Special Olympics ambassador carries flame with can-do attitude

    Special Olympics ambassador carries flame with can-do attitude
    When Michael Heup trotted down the hill from the World War II Memorial to Jonas Green State Park in Annapolis, he was beaming. By his side was Anne Arundel County police Cpl. Mike Shier, and more than 100 police officers jogged behind them. In his right...
  • Special Olympics torch run passes through Westminster

    Special Olympics torch run passes through Westminster
    Taneytown resident Tammy Holibaugh has participated in the Special Olympics for 17 years, competing in basketball, bowling, soccer, swimming, and track and field. The 24-year-old said the games have introduced her to friends and experiences she...
  • Rec sports: Wegner family headlines Remembrance Run

    Rec sports: Wegner family headlines Remembrance Run
    The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the...
  • Baltimore County officers escort torch for Special Olympics closer to finish line

    Baltimore County officers escort torch for Special Olympics closer to finish line
    Baltimore County Police officers, relatives and friends created a slight traffic jam earlier today on Joppa Road while running three miles in the 27th annual Law Enforcement Relay for Special Olympics to the Public Safety Building in Towson. Clad in...
  • Flacco signs 'r-word' pledge for Special Olympics

    Flacco signs 'r-word' pledge for Special Olympics
    In the days leading up to the Super Bowl, Joe Flacco was criticized for saying at a news conference that the idea of a cold-weather Super Bowl was “retarded,” something the Ravens quarterback apologized for a day later. This past weekend,...
  • Coppin is a valuable asset for students and the community it serves

    Coppin is a valuable asset for students and the community it serves
    Letter writer Gary Bohlke suggests that Coppin State University has failed and should be closed ("Admit Coppin is a failed institution and close it," May 7). I disagree strongly. The outreach programs at Coppin State receive high marks. As a current...