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  • Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco apologizes for insensitive remark

    NEW ORLEANS -- Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco apologized Tuesday for what he called a bad choice of words when responding to a question about cold-weather cities hosting Super Bowls. "Yeah, I think it's retarded," Flacco said on Monday. "I guess I...
  • Flacco learned from insensitive remark

    I have been a special needs teacher for 43 years. I have had administrators in the Baltimore City public school system use the word "retarded" when speaking to my students. When I said that their words were hurtful, I was told I was too sensitive. So...
  • Carroll residents among thousands to take the plunge

    Despite weather conditions which proved much more challenging than last year, more than 9,000 participants took part in last weekend's 17th annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Maryland Special Olympics. The weather did not match the...
  • Joe Flacco faces criticism for insensitive remark

    Joe Flacco faces criticism for insensitive remark
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco apologized Tuesday for what he called a bad choice of words when responding to a question about cold-weather cities hosting Super Bowls. Flacco was asked by a columnist from Denver if he had an opinion on the decision to...
  • Special Olympics World Winter Games to give Marylanders a place on sports' stage

    Special Olympics World Winter Games to give Marylanders a place on sports' stage
    Alpine skiing coach Diane Mikulis watched as the body language of her Special Olympic athletes — including Marylander Jake Reynolds — transformed one day last month from mildly interested to awe-struck. They had just entered Herb Brooks...
  • Recreation and outdoors calendar

    Scuba diving Monday Jan. 21: Scuba instructor John Kiser will explain how to become a certified diver and will discuss local dive sites. The 7:30 p.m. meeting, presented by Broadneck/Magothy River MSSA Chapter 10, will be at American Legion Post 175,...
  • Lansdowne family all in to take the Polar Bear Plunge

    Last year's MSP Polar Bear Plunge off Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis attracted an estimated 11,000 participants. Among those going into the water on that sunny Saturday with temperatures in the 50s were Lansdowne resident Ken Bouchat and his son,...
  • Seton Keough one of Cool Schools for annual Polar Bear Plunge

    Seton Keough one of Cool Schools for annual Polar Bear Plunge
    Last year's MSP Polar Bear Plunge off Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis attracted an estimated 11,000 participants. Among those going into the water on a sunny Saturday with temperatures in the 50s were Catonsville residents Katie Hutcheson and Emma...
  • Like/Dislike with Laura Abel, first-time Polar Bear Plunger

    Like/Dislike with Laura Abel, first-time Polar Bear Plunger
    When Laura Abel was approached to join a Polar Bear Plunge team, she said what most people would say: no. After all, you're diving into water in the middle of winter. "My gut reaction was, 'That's insane. Can I just give you some money!?'" said the 25-...
  • Ravens fever starts its spread in lead-up to Super Bowl

    Ravens fever starts its spread in lead-up to Super Bowl
    Baltimore is coming down with a case of Ravens fever, known to cause purple vision and unbridled joy. And the cure is still almost two weeks away. In the meantime, area florists are ordering extra purple flowers. Babies will be swaddled in purple...
  • Taking the Polar Bear Plunge for a good cause

    A dip in the Chesapeake Bay may seem like the last thing a person wants to do January, but every year thousands gather at Sandy Point Park in Annapolis in the chill of a winter day, don their bathing suits and take to the water. It's all part of the...
  • Polar Bear Plunge draws thousands to frigid bay waters

    Polar Bear Plunge draws thousands to frigid bay waters
    The Pale Knight arrived ready to plunge. Inspired by last year's Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises," Patrick Fink of Baltimore showed up at Saturday's 17th annual Polar Bear Plunge clad in a bat mask, long cape and briefs that exposed much of his...