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  • Deep Creek Dunk draws 850 for icy Special Olympics fundraiser

    Deep Creek Dunk draws 850 for icy Special Olympics fundraiser
    Hundreds of hearty souls waded into icy Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland on Saturday for the annual Deep Creek Dunk to benefit Special Olympics Maryland. The Maryland Natural Resources Police had to cut away a thick layer of ice from the lake to make...
  • Jimmy Fallon to take Polar Plunge with Rahm Emanuel in Chicago

    Jimmy Fallon to take Polar Plunge with Rahm Emanuel in Chicago
    Jimmy Fallon didn't get cold feet after Mayor Emanuel challenged him to take the plunge.  Chicago - I'm wearing a suit and tie for the #PolarPlunge. Show solidarity by wearing a necktie. (I'm not telling you what else to wear.) — jimmy fallon (@...
  • 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...
  • Retail Therapy: A shopping trip to Repeat

    Designer deals: Repeat Boutique is hosting a warehouse blowout sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 3001 Redhill Ave., Building 1, Suite 104, Costa Mesa. Enjoy major savings on the nonprofit resale boutique's already low prices. Information:...
  • Jimmy Fallon brings spike in donations, attention to Polar Plunge

    Jimmy Fallon brings spike in donations, attention to Polar Plunge
    Swimmy, er, Jimmy Fallon's plunge into the lake is about to break some records.  More than 3,000 people have now signed up for this year's Polar Plunge -- which benefits Special Olympics Chicago -- splashing way past last year's number of 2,300....
  • Fallon, Emanuel take the Polar Plunge

    Fallon, Emanuel take the Polar Plunge
    "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon walked into Lake Michigan Sunday morning in the promised suit and tie, turned toward the beach, then fall back into the water, going completely under. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ran in, then sort of laid down on...
  • Emanuel, Fallon ready to take the Polar Plunge

    Emanuel, Fallon ready to take the Polar Plunge
    Jimmy Fallon and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are taking the plunge together--the Polar Plunge. Fallon, new host of the "The Tonight Show," is in Chicago to dip himself into freezing Lake Michigan along with the mayor. I'm here Chicago! It is COLD. You are...
  • 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,"...
  • NFL Pro Israel Idonije talks about Jimmy Fallon and the future of Athlitacomics

    NFL Pro Israel Idonije talks about Jimmy Fallon and the future of Athlitacomics
    After heating things up as a member of the "Hottest Geek Guys of Winter 2014", NFL pro (and former Chicago Bear) Israel Idonije cooled off by taking part in the Chicago Polar Plunge last weekend. This came on the heels of the announcement that his comic...
  • Henry Rieger, Former TV Academy President, Dies at 95

    Henry "Hank" Rieger, former prexy of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, died of natural causes in Oceanside, Calif., on March 5. He was 95. In his 40 years with the TV Academy, Rieger served as prexy of the Hollywood chapter of the National...
  • Scaled-down Polar Bear Plunge set for Saturday

    Scaled-down Polar Bear Plunge set for Saturday
    With sunny skies and temperatures expected in the 50s, a scaled-down Polar Bear Plunge was scheduled at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis on Saturday afternoon after the Special Olympics Maryland fundraiser was canceled in January for the first time...