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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Obama commemorates Special Olympics anniversary at star-studded White House event

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Stevie Wonder were all there - but the only guest who got to give President Barack Obama a hug during his speech was restaurant owner Tim Harris. Harris has Down syndrome, but he owns his own...
  • Virgen: A different, yet great Irrelevant Week expected

    Virgen: A different, yet great Irrelevant Week expected
    Irrelevant Week is in its 39th year in Newport Beach. But this one definitely has a different feel of all the previous ones. The fun week, celebrating the final player selected in the NFL Draft, is now a part of The Foundation for the Undefeated, the...
  • Camp offers summer fun for children with autism

    Camp offers summer fun for children with autism
    Joshua Johnston would sit alone and cry every day when he first attended a summer camp for children and young adults with autism five years ago. Not anymore. Now, the lanky 12-year-old smiles while playing musical chairs, hitting balls with foam polo...
  • Sky end four-game losing streak with overtime win

     Sky end four-game losing streak with overtime win
    In her first game back from a right leg injury, it was clear Sky forward Jessica Breland was testing herself, taking time to ease back into the pace. By the end of overtime Wednesday afternoon, she was controlling that pace. And a simple step-back...
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  • Learn how Kaká got his name and more about Orlando City's new star

    Learn how Kak&#225 got his name and more about Orlando City's new star
    Brazilian soccer star Kak√° will be formally introduced as Orlando City’s first Major League Soccer designated player Tuesday. He has previously won a slew of international soccer honors and will instantly become one of the top 10 players in the...
  • 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...
  • Brandon Smith elected to Virginia's bowling hall of fame | Community notebook

    One of Brandon Smith's most-memorable moments in bowling came last October when he was inducted into the Virginia Peninsula USBC Hall of Fame. That most-memorable list just got longer. The Newport News resident, 39, has been voted into the Virginia...
  • Emanuel makes book bet with Fallon on 'Tonight Show'

    Emanuel makes book bet with Fallon on 'Tonight Show'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel put the city's schoolchildren on the hook to read a couple of million more books this summer, part of a bet on national TV to get late-night host Jimmy Fallon to visit Chicago again. The mayor's appearance on “The Tonight Show&...
  • New job, new school, new age for Wilson Middle School assistant principal

    New job, new school, new age for Wilson Middle School assistant principal
    The school day was in full swing around 9 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson Middle School as students made their way to second period, and making her rounds with walkie-talkie in hand to prevent tardiness was Assistant Principal Josephine Bixler. It’s...
  • Northwestern will 'Soak the Superintendent' to raise funds for Brett Snyder

    Northwestern will 'Soak the Superintendent' to raise funds for Brett Snyder
    Brett Snyder has been an inspiration to all in the Northwestern Lehigh community. The former Tigers and Lehigh University football standout has been battling ALS for more than a decade. His former schools, as well as many others in the New Tripoli area,...