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  • Texans to pick Mr. Irrelevant

    The Houston Texans are slated to pick Mr. Irrelevant on the NFL Draft's final day, May 10, it was announced when compensatory picks were released Monday. This year will be the 39th Mr. Irrelevant or if you're from the old school, Mr. Irrelevant XXXIX....
  • 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 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...
  • Thousands plunge for Special Olympics at rescheduled Polar Bear event

    Thousands plunge for Special Olympics at rescheduled Polar Bear event
    The first time seemed alarming for Emma Conger, who emerged from the 30-ish-degree water of the Chesapeake Bay with her face flushed, eyes wide, mouth agape, hair soaked, as if she'd been ambushed with a barrel of ice. "Oh my gosh, yeah, I couldn't...
  • Polar Plunge raises more than $1M for Special Olympics

    Polar Plunge raises more than $1M for Special Olympics
    This year’s Chicago Polar Plunge, which featured Mayor Rahm Emanuel and “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon bounding into the icy waters of Lake Michigan, raised more than $1 million, Special Olympics Chicago announced today. The March...
  • By tracking down distant relatives, 'extreme team' places teens in forever homes

    By tracking down distant relatives, 'extreme team' places teens in forever homes
    Tom Prudden jotted the name in his notebook almost as an afterthought. "Uncle Tony." The odds weren't good, but maybe. Maybe this was the relative who would step up and take Charlie, almost 16 and so lost and vulnerable, into his home, ending years in...
  • 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...
  • 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...