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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Mia Loizeaux, advertising account manager

    Mia Loizeaux, advertising account manager
    Mia Loizeaux, whose four-year struggle with a rare form of cancer shaped her determination to become an oncology nurse and help others similarly afflicted, died Thursday of the disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Canton resident was 31. The daughter...
  • Inspired Play: Special Olympians share joy on way to the finish line

    Inspired Play: Special Olympians share joy on way to the finish line
    Drew Van Der Stuyf wants to be a special education teacher. This week the Liberty High School senior had the opportunity to work closely with children with developmental disabilities that he'll serve as a teacher — which made him even more excited...
  • Towson man's Olympic spirit touches many during Summer Games

    Towson man's Olympic spirit touches many during Summer Games
    The Baltimore County Special Olympics swim team begins and ends each of its practices with a cheer. "As a Special Olympian, what's your job?" asks Jay Silverman, the team's coach. "Do our best," the swimmers respond. "As a team, what's your job?" he...
  • Bits & Pieces: Howard County has come a long way

    I have been asked on many occasions to list the most significant changes that I have witnessed in the time that I have been involved in Howard County sports since 1971. Some of the changes are for the good, others are not. Here's a list that I came up...
  • 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...
  • Sports notices: Thunder U-14 girls are holding soccer tryouts

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Soccer Thunder Soccer Club is holding tryouts for its rising U-14 Girls WAGS Division I...
  • Rec sports: Special Olympics Howard County softball tournament is a home run

    The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. 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...
  • Laurel Police honor officers, department employees at awards banquet

    Members of the Laurel Police Department were honored for outstanding service at the department's annual awards banquet May 17 at the Partnership Activity Center. In opening remarks, Laurel Police Chief Richard McLaughlin mentioned the addition of an...
  • Ron Belinko reflects on 46 years in athletics and education

    Ron Belinko reflects on 46 years in athletics and education
    Ron Belinko spent a lot of time at high school games over the last 21 years, despite the heavy load of office work and meetings that came with being coordinator of athletics for the Baltimore County Public Schools. He never could let go of the student-...
  • Highland/Fulton: Preserving summer's bounty calls for 'can-do' attitude

    "Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?" It's probably coming in like gang busters right about now. You probably have more zucchini, string beans, corn, squash, cucumbers and maybe even some vine-ripened tomatoes than you know what to do...
  • 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...