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Special Olympics

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  • Phelps holds keys to his future as corporate pitchman and swimming advocate

    Phelps holds keys to his future as corporate pitchman and swimming advocate
    They streamed into the Speedo-sponsored party, world-class athletes set free after four years of training and one week of competing on their sport's biggest stage. Now that their Olympics were over, swimmers from around the world would spend this night...
  • What Michael Phelps can learn from Cal Ripken's example

    What Michael Phelps can learn from Cal Ripken's example
    John Maroon is uniquely positioned to offer an opinion on the superstar athlete turned businessman. His firm, Maroon PR, represents Cal Ripken Jr. He’s worked with the former Orioles star on and off since 1995, in the process ushering perhaps the...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Special Olympics announces new leader in Harford County

    Special Olympics Maryland has named Stacy Alford as an area, county director team. Alford was born and raised in Baltimore County. She moved to Harford County in 2008 and lives in the Forest Hill area of the county. She is a professional with a national...
  • Police are 'up on the roof' for Special Olympics of Maryland

    People looking for Westminster Police Chief Jeff Spaulding on Sunday, Sept. 30, might try Dunkin' Donuts. That's not a gag. Spaulding and two Maryland State Police officers —Capt. Jim DeWees and Lt. Rob Stryjewski — were scheduled to spend...
  • 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...
  • Old Town: Fire Prevention Week open house at Laurel VFD

    As communities across the nation mark Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13, the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual open house on Sunday, Oct. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. at the station, 7411 Cherry Lane. Light refreshments will be served by 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...
  • 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...