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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • Virgen: The night's true stars

    Virgen: The night's true stars
    At the "Draft Day" special movie screening at Big Newport Thursday night, the film's stars Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner did not show. But that was OK, there were plenty of other stars, and some who did not have a role in the movie. You could call...
  • 'WrestleMania' Celebrates 30 Years as WWE Pins Down Big Deals, Bright Future

    The deafening roar from a record crowd of more than 93,000 packed inside Pontiac, Mich.'s, Silverdome when Hulk Hogan scoop-slammed the 520-pound Andre the Giant there in 1987 is still music to Vince McMahon's ears. Twenty-seven years after "WrestleMania...
  • Call it Foundation for the Undefeated

    Call it Foundation for the Undefeated
    Paul Salata feels great pain in his hips and legs when he walks. The famous Newport Beach resident tires easily when he goes on an outing, but you wouldn't really know it because of his effervescent personality, unique charm and welcoming sense of...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Two Rivers Athletes Volunteer At Winter Special Olympics

    Students from the CREC Two Rivers Magnet Middle School girls' basketball team spent Sunday, March 2 volunteering at the Winter Special Olympics at the Simsbury International Skating Center of Connecticut. The Special Olympics athletes were competing in...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Pratt & Whitney Hosts Special Olympics Winter Games

    The 32nd Annual Special Olympics Connecticut Winter Games took place March 1 and 2 with Opening Ceremonies held at the Pratt & Whitney Hangar & Museum in East Hartford. The Pratt & Whitney Screamin' Eagles Jazz Band and the Pratt & Whitney Chorus provided...
  • Super Saturday wraps up Via All-Star Basketball Classic

    The Parkland tag-team of Nick Rindock and Justin Zajko combined for 25 points in a 97-96 victory for the Lehigh Valley West team over the Colonial League squad in one of the four games played during Saturday's Via All-Star Basketball Classic at...
  • Freshmen need to be ready to play quickly, Penn State's Franklin says

    After plainly explaining the depth issues his football team faces, Penn State coach James Franklin cut short an interview session to go recruit more players. He could use them sooner rather than later. "As much as I love you," Franklin told reporters,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: The World's Youngest Lion

    Precisely at the stroke of midnight, March 20, at a special meeting of the Willimantic Lions Club held at the Main Street Caf in Willimantic, Tori Simmons and April Burke were inducted by Lions Past Council Chair and Past District Governor Frank Mauro...
  • Tip-A-Cop fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics

    Police will be serving up lunch to patrons who visit California Pizza Kitchen today in an effort to raise funds for a local Special Olympics chapter. Patrons who want to participate in the annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser must present a flier between 11 a.m....
  • Geneva City Council honors police, passes annual budget

     Geneva City Council honors police, passes annual budget
    Three Geneva police officers were lauded Monday night for their over-and-above efforts. Sgts. Dan Kott and Tim Baker, along with Officer Chuck Parisi, received standing ovations from the council and a standing-room-only crowd of friends and family at...
  • Local Voices South: April 3

    Local Voices South: April 3
    Letters to the editor from Palos Park, Tinley Park, Orland Park, Joliet, Lemont, Oak Lawn and Palos Heights. Rauner's wealth I often read about people complaining about how rich Bruce Rauner is. When did it become a crime to be rich and successful?...