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  • For Towson basketball coach Pat Skerry, autism awareness hits close to home

    For Towson basketball coach Pat Skerry, autism awareness hits close to home
    When his son Owen was diagnosed with autism at 18 months, Pat Skerry did not believe it. "I thought it was way too early," the Towson men's basketball coach recalled. "It could have been other things. I was not really accepting of it." His wife,...
  • Bob Hope Airport event provides pathway to a less stressful flight

    Bob Hope Airport event provides pathway to a less stressful flight
    The whistles of airport security directing traffic, the announcements over the intercom and the strict security procedures can make traveling a stressful experience for anyone. But for individuals with autism, the sensory overload can be especially...
  • Understanding autism -- Mike Royko's son updates his family's experience with its 'greatest tragedy'

     
    (Photo taken by Brad Schade) David and Karen Royko had many advantages, including a steady income, health insurance, a helpful school district and supportive parents. But the cost of dealing with their son Ben's severe autism pushed them into bankruptcy.....
  • Moravian Hall of Fame Class of 2013

     
    Ron Berta, Raymond Reimer, Emily Shertzer and longtime coach, the late Doug Pollard make up Moravian's Class of 2013 that will be inducted into the college's hall of fame on Friday, Nov. 8th in Johnston Hall. The 1995 Greyhound softball......
  • Murder? Yes. But 'cold'? No.

     
    This revised posting is featured in my Sunday print column “The murder was committed in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner,” said Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Maureen O'Brien, speaking earlier this week to reporters about the...
  • A camp for every child

    A camp for every child
    When it comes to booking a specialized camp for your special child, the earlier the better. Some schedules are already filled, such as the unique camp for those with MSUD, a rare metabolic problem known as maple syrup urinary disease, at Vee Bar Ranch...
  • Jim Calhoun Calling It A Hall Of Fame Career; Kevin Ollie To Be UConn Men's Basketball Coach

    Jim Calhoun Calling It A Hall Of Fame Career; Kevin Ollie To Be UConn Men's Basketball Coach
    STORRS — Jim Calhoun sat in the front row of a near-empty Gampel Pavilion on Wednesday and he watched Kemba Walker, now in the NBA, push the ball up and down the court with the current UConn men's basketball players. Calhoun's legs were crossed,...
  • Biketoberfest set to roll into Daytona -- this year with more cowbell

    Biketoberfest set to roll into Daytona -- this year with more cowbell
    This year's Biketoberfest is just around the corner. Starting Oct. 13 and spanning through Oct. 16, the streets and beaches of Daytona will be buzzing with the sound of motorcycles as thousands of bikers hop on their hogs to enjoy the festival. Since its...
  • Sandy Hook's Aftermath: Offering Support, Finding Help

    IF YOU WANT TO HELP: The Newtown Bee reports that Newtown town officials and community leaders asked Wednesday that people "temporarily halt any further dispatching of goods to the community, its schools, churches and nonprofit organizations." They said...
  • Federal workers in Md. won't get coverage for autism treatment

    Federal workers in Md. won't get coverage for autism treatment
    Autistic children of federal workers in 22 states begin receiving insurance coverage this month for a key behavioral treatment, under a decision by the Office of Personnel Management. Maryland, home to the third-largest population of federal workers...
  • St. Pat's Weekend Preview: Bono vs. Bono, brews and Snoop

    St. Pat's Weekend Preview: Bono vs. Bono, brews and Snoop
    So last weekend’s St. Pat’s parades and events were, to quote the bard Allen Iverson, just practice. Practice, man. This is St. Patrick’s Day weekend. A St. Pat’s party featuring the probably-not-Irish DJ Laz and not one but...