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Special Olympics

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  • Slain Pomona officer known for contagious smile

    Slain Pomona officer known for contagious smile
    The orange hospital visitor's badge had begun to curl away from her black cardigan, but Joy Diamond ran her hand over it, an attempt to smooth it back in place. Hours had passed since her son had been honored by dozens of fellow police officers in a...
  • Pomona SWAT officer killed in line of duty 'loved' his work

    Pomona SWAT officer killed in line of duty 'loved' his work
    The Pomona SWAT officer who was fatally injured while serving a search warrant in San Gabriel was remembered Wednesday as a veteran lawman who was passionate about his job and well-known within the community. Shaun Diamond, 45, died from injuries...
  • Gloucester program treats every child like a 'STAR'

    Gloucester program treats every child like a 'STAR'
    GLOUCESTER – Cheers, giggles and applause filled the Botetourt Elementary School gym as it had every Friday night for the previous 11 weeks. "Every child deserves to have this much fun," said John Coats, director of Gloucester County's STAR...
  • Girls get dolled up for American Girl tea party

    Staff Writer A little girl headed to the front of the Lions clubhouse meeting room to pick up her prize. Taking hold of the box containing an American Girl "Grace" doll, she threw a fist into the air. "Yes!" she cried triumphantly. Grace was one of three...
  • Groveland election features comeback try by former mayor

    GROVELAND — Two City Council incumbents will defend their seats against challengers in Tuesday's election following months of political turmoil, law-enforcement inquiries and employee unrest. Mayor Tim Loucks is being opposed by Mike Radzik, who...
  • WWE joins Special Olympics Florida to attempt world record

    WWE joins Special Olympics Florida to attempt world record
    What do you get when you take 10 WWE NXT professional wrestlers and coaches, 10 athletes from Special Olympics Florida and add a 50-ton jetliner? This Saturday at Orlando International Airport, maybe a world record. That's the hope of WWE NXT Head...
  • Alfa Romeo 4C auctioned for $125,000 at boat show

    Alfa Romeo 4C auctioned for $125,000 at boat show
    The first Alfa Romeo 4C luxury coupe delivered in the United States fetched $125,000 at auction Thursday evening at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The winning bidder for the limited-edition Italian car was Dean DeSantis of Fort Lauderdale....
  • On the Town: Zonta Club names its Woman of the Year

    On the Town: Zonta Club names its Woman of the Year
    An assemblage of close to 150 men and women filed into the Castaway restaurant’s Starlight Room this past Saturday. From representatives of Burbank’s business community, studios and nonprofit organizations to current and former elected...
  • Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5

    Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5
    These are some highlights of events this weekend and beyond in the North and Northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events Corks for a...
  • Vernon Hills ice skating teacher eyes Special Olympics for students

    Vernon Hills ice skating teacher eyes Special Olympics for students
    It was Ryan Chapin's first time ice skating, but if he was nervous, he didn't show it. After getting some help from his mom with his rental skates, he was introduced to instructor Deb Jenssen, a figure skater and certified Special Olympics coach, who...
  • Around Town: Veterans Day Run Saturday in Irvine

    Around Town: Veterans Day Run Saturday in Irvine
    The fourth annual National Veterans Day Run in Irvine will come to William R. Mason Regional Park on Saturday. The event will offer a 5K (3.1-mile) race and a one-mile family walk/run. Racing will begin at 3:11 p.m. Registration for the 5K is $30 for...