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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • How to avoid charity scams

    The charity fraud charges filed this week against TV personality Don Tollefson are a reminder to be cautious when donating to a cause, no matter how wonderful it may sound and no matter how trustworthy the pitchman may seem. Don't become starstruck and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jimmy Fallon, here's how to take the plunge

     Jimmy Fallon, here's how to take the plunge
    Jimmy Fallon needs help. Now that Fallon, the new "Tonight Show" host, has accepted Mayor Rahm Emanuel's challenge to take the Chicago Polar Plunge on Sunday, the least we can do is to offer the poor lad some survival tips. For counsel, I turned to...
  • Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies

    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies
    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
  • Jimmy Fallon to take Polar Plunge with Rahm Emanuel in Chicago

    Jimmy Fallon to take Polar Plunge with Rahm Emanuel in Chicago
    When Jimmy Fallon called himself “Swimmy Fallon” on Twitter Monday, it became official: He had warmed to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's challenge and will join the mayor in taking a charity dip in Lake Michigan Sunday. Hey @jimmyfallon, got this for...
  • Special Olympians from Harford to compete in Winter Games

    Special Olympics Maryland will host its annual Winter Games at Ski Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pa. on Monday and Tuesday. More than 250 Special Olympics Maryland athletes from across the state will take to the snow, competing in alpine skiing and...
  • Chili cook-off in Orlando benefits Special Olympics

    Chili cook-off in Orlando benefits Special Olympics
    The 5th annual Orlando Chili Cook-off is noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 in Festival Park near downtown. Admission is $12 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. Competitors will give out chili samples, and food vendors will be on-site. The event is a...
  • Jimmy Fallon thought he was dead at Polar Plunge

    Jimmy Fallon thought he was dead at Polar Plunge
    Once he heard the bagpipes, "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon thought it was all over.  Fallon detailed his experience at Chicago's Polar Plunge during Monday night's show, a day after he dipped into icy Lake Michigan. "I'm never doing that again,"...