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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list, barring him from team

    Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list, barring him from team
    Two days after announcing that running back Adrian Peterson could return to practice following his indictment last week on a felony child-abuse charge, the Minnesota Vikings reversed their decision. The Vikings placed Peterson on the exempt/...
  • Plane Pull event to benefit Special Olympics

    Some people pour buckets of ice water over their heads for a good cause. Others drag a 180,000-pound airplane with a thick rope, tug-of-war style, for another worthy cause — to raise money for Special Olympics. The 6th Annual Plane Pull to benefit...
  • Schizophrenic Bethlehem man's sentence for killing mother is upheld at appeal

    An appeals court has upheld the 25- to 60-year sentence a schizophrenic Bethlehem man received for killing his elderly mother and seriously injuring his father during a delusional attack. Michael B. Lindgren was sentenced in November 2013 by...
  • Lehigh Valley health events include run/walk to help Special Olympics, walk in Easton

    Lehigh Valley health events include run/walk to help Special Olympics, walk in Easton
    5K RUN/WALK 1 Bryn Mawr Racing Co. will host a 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Lehigh County Special Olympics on Sunday at the Whitehall Township Parkway, South Church Street in Whitehall. The Fun Run will begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m....
  • Mailbag: Special Olympics are a boon to the area

    Re: "Irvine to Play Host for 2015 Special Olympics," (Aug. 15): I was happily surprised to hear that the 2015 Special Olympic World Games are going to be held in Los Angeles. Thirty years ago, L.A. hosted the Summer Olympics, but no comparable event...
  • Broward Special Olympics surfers prepare for state championship

    Kenny Lawrence spent almost three hours in chest-high water coaching nine surfers about 40 feet from shore. With a gentle push timed to an incoming wave, he launched surfer after surfer. The nine athletes, decked-out in colorful board shorts and spandex...
  • Breanna Stewart Hopes To Become 4th Collegian To Make USA Team

    Breanna Stewart Hopes To Become  4th Collegian To Make USA Team
    STORRS — For as long as people have been watching, Breanna Stewart has played alongside teammates much older. There's a very good reason for it. No calendar has been able to confine her talent. Next week, the UConn junior and reigning Associated...
  • Three Bucks high school students die in Wayne County crash

    Three Bucks high school students die in Wayne County crash
    The deaths of three Council Rock High School South sophomores and student athletes over the weekend has left the Bucks County district devastated and grappling with the loss just days before the school year is to begin. "Council Rock offers its...
  • 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...
  • Special bowling program is on a roll

    Tuesday is a special bowling day at Strikers Family Sportscenter in Sunrise. It's the day when those ages 10 to 25 with developmental disabilities get together as part of the Pins 'n' Pals program, organized by the county parks division's special...
  • Anglers snag top catches at Walk on Water benefit

    Members of the St. Coleman's Church Men's Club of Pompano Beach and their families once again reeled in successful results during the recent Walk on Water salt water fishing tournament benefiting Special Olympics Broward County. A total of $3,500 was...