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Special Olympics

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  • At Polar Bear Plunge, 35-degree water awaits swimmers

    At Polar Bear Plunge, 35-degree water awaits swimmers
    Swimmers at the MSP Polar Bear Plunge are in for a cold one. The event, to support Special Olympics Maryland, will take place at Sandy Point State Park, with plunges as early as 11 a.m. NOAA National Data Buoy Center's buoy near Annapolis registers...
  • Bits & Pieces: Every athlete should read these books on responsibility, respect

    The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association has published a three-book series to promote core values for those who participate and coach. It should be required reading for all athletes at all levels in our school system. The first...
  • Sandy Hook tragedy prompts added safety precautions at Rodgers Forge Elementary

    The safety of our students and the security of our schools has always been a priority but the Sandy Hook incident has certainly put all schools on high alert. To that end, Mrs. Missy Fenshaw, principal of Rodgers Forge Elementary School, has told...
  • Finksburg to host session for Special Olympics Young Athletes

    Carroll County is launching the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program, which helps children ages 2 to 7 build and develop motor and foundational skills through play activities, and a session will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Finksburg Library, Old...
  • Arbutus Ravens Roost ready for AFC Championship

    Arbutus Ravens Roost ready for AFC Championship
    In light of the Ravens' double-overtime playoff win over Denver Jan. 11, Ravens Roost 97 in Arbutus is gearing up for another week of celebration. Jim McCain, president of Roost 97, said he can't wait to watch the Jan. 20 game against the New England...
  • 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...
  • Pica considering try to return to Senate

    Former state Sen. John A. Pica Jr., who has been out of office the past 16 years, is considering a return to the political arena with a possible Democratic primary challenge to Baltimore Sen. William C. Ferguson IV. Pica, a Baltimore County resident who...
  • Muhammad Ali, Under Armour to be honored by Ripken Sr. Foundation

    Muhammad Ali, Under Armour to be honored by Ripken Sr. Foundation
    The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation will honor Muhammad Ali and Under Armour at its annual Aspire Gala on Feb. 22, 2013 at the Waterfront Marriott, the group announced Monday. Ali and his wife, Lonnie, will be presented with the Aspire Award. Founder and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...