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Special Olympics
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  • Bobby Shriver wants to shake things up on Board of Supervisors

    Bobby Shriver on Tuesday will formally jump into the race for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, injecting the Kennedy-family mystique — and possibly some of his own wealth — into the contest to replace termed-out...
  • Like/Dislike: Josh Bronson, Polar Bear Plunger

    Like/Dislike: Josh Bronson, Polar Bear Plunger
    Curious to know exactly how it feels to jump into near-freezing water? Ask Josh Bronson — he's done it as a Polar Bear Plunge participant for the past two years and he's prepping for a third plunge this weekend. "It can feel like anything from...
  • Super plungers brave the frigid waters to kick off Polar Bear events

    Super plungers brave the frigid waters to kick off Polar Bear events
    The air temperature was 14 degrees and the water was 30 degrees, so if state Sen. Allan Kittleman of Howard County had opted to simply plant a toe or two in the Chesapeake Bay on Friday morning, who could have blamed him? Instead, he immersed himself...
  • Polar Bear Plunge canceled amid ice and high winds

    Polar Bear Plunge canceled amid ice and high winds
    Special Olympics Maryland canceled Saturday's Polar Bear Plunge event for the first time in its 18-year history, citing unsafe weather conditions, and officials say it will not be rescheduled. The event, held in partnership with the Maryland State...
  • Emanuel to Fallon: Forget the sunblock

    Emanuel to Fallon: Forget the sunblock
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joked about trying to get out of jumping into icy Lake Michigan this weekend with TV personality Jimmy Fallon and said he told the late-night host not to bother to bring sunscreen. Emanuel pledged to take part in the annual polar...
  • Polar Bear Plunge rescheduled for March

    Polar Bear Plunge rescheduled for March
    The Polar Bear Plunge, which was canceled this past weekend because of safety concerns amid extreme conditions, has been rescheduled for March 8, organizers announced Tuesday. Winds as high as 35 mph and 3- to 4-foot waves that left snow and ice on...
  • Plunge like a polar bear — again [Letter]

    Plunge like a polar bear — again [Letter]
    On Saturday, Jan. 25, Special Olympics Maryland, in consultation with the Maryland State Police, the Maryland Park Service and Natural Resources Police, canceled the MSP Polar Bear Plunge due to a combination of extreme conditions at Sandy Point State...
  • Niles police 10th in Special Olympics fundraising

    Niles police 10th in Special Olympics fundraising
    It may not be gold in Sochi Games, but the Niles Police Department is celebrating a top-10 finish in Special Olympics fundraising. The near northwest suburban police department ranked 10th in fundraising for the 2013 Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run,...
  • This weekend: Bands, Brew at SeaWorld, Polar Plunge at Aquatica, buckyballs at science center, free admission at Bok, more

    This weekend: Bands, Brew at SeaWorld, Polar Plunge at Aquatica, buckyballs at science center, free admission at Bok, more
    Let's go ahead and use positive thinking and assuming that the weather is about to get better. Here are some happenings at area theme parks and attractions to take in before you settle into Super Bowl mode. + As scheduled, SeaWorld's Bands, Brew & BBQ...
  • Baseball: West Ranch players make a difference in their community

    A group of West Ranch baseball players decided to try to make a difference in their community. The four team captains -- Chase Malynn, Ryan Vergara, Jake Spurlin and Addison Jackson -- helped form the West Ranch Action Team last year. They have been...
  • O'Malley names Special Olympics CEO to lead new panel

    O'Malley names Special Olympics CEO to lead new panel
    Gov. Martin O'Malley appointed the national head of the Special Olympics as chairman of a new committee that will determine how well law enforcement officers are trained to handle encounters with people with disabilities.  Timothy Shriver, CEO and...