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A few months before Ryan Burke became the first student with Down syndrome to attend Notre Dame College Prep in Niles, his father made an emotional plea to his son's classmates. "All we ask is that you say 'hi' to him. Just give him a chance," Kevin...
Off The MarkleyThis may be an unpopular point of view, but why exactly was everyone clamoring for Rush Limbaugh to apologize? I don't understand. When he called Sandra Fluke, advocate of expanded access to birth control, a “slut” and a “prostitute...
Letter writer Gary Bohlke suggests that Coppin State University has failed and should be closed ("Admit Coppin is a failed institution and close it," May 7). I disagree strongly. The outreach programs at Coppin State receive high marks. As a current...
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— As Cal Ripken Jr. watched the news unfold of the sexual abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky at Penn State University, he decided to take on the chief question before the sporting community: "What can we do to make kids safer?" The Orioles Hall...
The Hartford CourantIn one of his most successful fundraisers yet, police Lt. Jack Michaud this spring helped bring in more than $11,000 for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute with his annual Cop on the Roof campout. Michaud and other officers have raised nearly $60,000...
The Spirit of the Eagle Night to award Aberdeen Central spring athletic awards will be today. The honor program for girls’ golf, boys’ tennis, boys’ and girls’ track and field, and Special Olympics track and field and...
The nonprofit Alzheimer's Family Services Center raised $190,000 during its 13th annual "A Gathering of Friends" gala on May 11 at The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. The money was raised through ticket sales, live and silent auctions,...
Thousands of spectators cheered and hollered as track runners bolted toward the finish line in this weekend's Special Olympics Florida's Summer Games. Alex Hernandez's mother and coach watched from the sidelines as the 18-year-old Winter Garden...
In the days leading up to the Super Bowl, Joe Flacco was criticized for saying at a news conference that the idea of a cold-weather Super Bowl was “retarded,” something the Ravens quarterback apologized for a day later. This past weekend,...
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Sunday: Satchel Paige Summer Travel Baseball will hold tryouts for its 11-12, 13-15 and 16-19-year-old teams May 26 and again on June 2. Tryouts will start at 10 a.m. at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center, 11900 S. Loomis. For more...
Lawmakers have passed a bill to strike the word "retarded" from state laws and publications, an initiative taken on by activists across the state, including Mark Swain, CEO and president of The Arc Sunrise of Central Florida located in Leesburg. Swain...
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Special Olympics State Summer Games are getting underway in Spearfish. The Black Hills Pioneer reports (http://bit.ly/107pzk4) that opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Donald E. Young Center...
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