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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • 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...
  • Westminster Fallfest flexes its muscle in aid of nonprofits

    Westminster Fallfest flexes its muscle in aid of nonprofits
    When the 2012 Westminster Fallfest celebration kicks off on Thursday night, Sept. 27, with the annual parade, Woody Higgs will be right at the front. Higgs, along with five other residents representing Special Olympics-Maryland, Carroll County, will...
  • 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...
  • Laurel cops to sit on roof of Dunkin Donuts for Special Olympics fundraiser

    Laurel cops to sit on roof of Dunkin Donuts for Special Olympics fundraiser
    If you visit or drive by the Laurel Dunkin' Donuts on Route 1 between 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, don't be alarmed if you see police officers on the roof. Laurel Police officers will be posted on the roof of the Dunkin' Donuts...
  • 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...
  • Laurel Cops hit the roof for Special Olympics Maryland

    Laurel Cops hit the roof for Special Olympics Maryland
    Four years ago, Laurel Police Cpl. Beth Thomas thought it would be a good idea to make use of the popular jokes about cops-and-doughnuts. Instead of stepping away from the stereotype of police officers being such enthusiastic doughnut consumers, Thomas...
  • Athletic cuts handled poorly by Towson University administration

    We knew that the cuts were coming, but it was through the execution of the whole thing that Towson University showed how to do things the wrong way. The President of the University, Maravene Loeschke, gave members of the men's soccer and baseball...
  • 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,...
  • DeWalt, Livingston are Patuxent Council Knights of Columbus public safety officers of the year

    DeWalt, Livingston are Patuxent Council Knights of Columbus public safety officers of the year
    A Laurel Police captain and a Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad fire fighter/emergency medical technician were honored as this year's outstanding public safety officers by the Patuxent Council Knights of Columbus March 5. In his nomination, Laurel Police...
  • Politicians need not worry about girls lacrosse head gear

    With all of the problems that our state legislature faces, why in the world would they be concerned about protective head gear for girls lacrosse? Many, who probably have never been to a lacrosse game, equate girls lacrosse to boys lacrosse. They see...