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June 16, 1996
The Olympic Torch Relay will make its way into Maryland from Philadelpphia on Wednesday. It is scheduled to reach Maryland shortly before 3 p.m. and will travel through Elkton, North East, Perryville, Havre de Grace, Aberdeen and Joppatowne before following U.S. 40 into Baltimore. The torch will be carried downtown, then north to John Hopkins University and back to the Inner Harbor, finishing the day at Rash FIeld. The next morning, the Torch Relay will resume ar Pratt And Light streets and will follow Route 2 to Annapolis before continuing west to Washington.
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Staff Reports | June 3, 2014
Law enforcement officers representing the agencies throughout Carroll County will hits the road Wednesday, June 4 beginning at 8 a.m. in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland. Officers will escort the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” as it makes its way toward the opening of the 44th annual Summer Games at Towson University, June 6-8. On Wednesday, runners in Carroll will come from six locations across the county. The schedule is as follows (all times are approximate and subject to change)
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By John M. Glionna and Maria L. LaGanga and John M. Glionna and Maria L. LaGanga,Los Angeles Times | April 10, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO -- What was planned as a celebration of international harmony turned into an exercise in subterfuge and frustration yesterday, as officials staged a cat-and-mouse game to keep the Olympic torch away from potentially violent protests. The flame arrived late for its scheduled 1 p.m. appearance and blazed briefly on an outdoor stage near downtown. Then the torchbearer vanished into a nearby building, only to reappear later across town flanked by heavy security, leaving would-be spectators baffled.
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Staff Reports | June 3, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police participated Tuesday in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, running from Glen Burnie to Annapolis, a distance of about 15 miles. The run helps raise money and awareness for the athletes taking part in the Summer Games being held in Towson June 6-8. County police officers started at Glen Burnie Town Center along Ritchie Highway, and ran through Arnold, Severna Park, Pasadena and Glen Burnie, ending at the Naval Academy Bridge. Police officials said more than 140 people participated, including about 115 runners, five athletes and 20 support people and volunteers.  The Annapolis leg of the Torch Run is Wednesday, June 4, beginning at 2 p.m.  Special Olympics athletes and officers from the Annapolis Police Department will receive the torch from Maryland Transportation Authority Police at the City Dock and run with the torch up Main Street, around Church Circle to West Street.
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By Ching-Ching Ni and Ching-Ching Ni,Los Angeles Times | June 22, 2008
BEIJING - China paraded the Olympic torch through the Tibetan capital yesterday in defiance of critics who called it a provocative move that could undermine the fragile peace in the Himalayan region three months after the government suppressed violent anti-China protests there. Lhasa remained under virtual lockdown as security forces guarded the carefully selected crowds that cheered the scaled-down two-hour-plus relay from Luobulinka, a traditional Tibetan square, to the mighty Potala Palace, the exiled spiritual leader Dalai Lama's former seat of power.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | April 21, 1996
An Olympic torch carried in Annapolis in 1984 got 60 laps around the Mayo Elementary School playground Friday.Nearly 200 children, winners of the school's reading Olympics, ran with their principal's cherished family keepsake -- and nobody dropped it.Older students were honored to hold the unlighted torch."
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1996
There wasn't much of a to-do when some Marylanders staged a practice relay, carrying a replica of the Olympic torch, in the Inner Harbor yesterday, running from Constellation Dock to the Light Street pavilion and back again.Some people took pictures, applauded and waved. Then they realized the torch wasn't lighted and suddenly lost interest.But the runners didn't seem to mind the lack of attention. They were more concerned about not botching things when the torch comes to Maryland on Wednesday.
NEWS
June 21, 1996
A photo caption that appeared in early editions of yesterday's Maryland section incorrectly identified the bearer of the Olympic torch in Elkton, Md. Nancy Estilow of Wilmington, Del., carried the torch from Newark, Del., to Elkton.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 6/21/96
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By McClatchy-Tribune | March 22, 2009
I'm thinking of going to Victoria, British Columbia, for the Olympic torch run. Where will the route be? Are there any promotions? The Olympic torch relay for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver will be the longest such relay in a single country. After being lit in Athens on Oct. 22, the sacred flame will make the trans-Atlantic flight accompanied by a representative of host country Canada. The official relay will begin in Victoria, the charming provincial capital, on Oct. 30. Accompanied by more than 12,000 torch-bearers, the flame will travel by land, air and water (ferries)
SPORTS
June 20, 1996
Days until opening ceremonies: 29.Torch update: Nancy Schultz, the widow of slain Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz, carried the Olympic torch yesterday morning as it left Independence Hall in Philadelphia.Update: Russia's top Olympic official complained about conditions for the Atlanta Games yesterday, citing everything from the heat to a lack of training schedules for swimming and yachting. "There is a big difference between promises of the organizers before the Olympics and real conditions," said Vitaly Smirnov, who said Russian athletes also were concerned about overcrowding at the Olympic Village and poor conditions at the cycling track.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
Those wondering how Russia will treat LGBT rights protesters when the Sochi Olympics begin in February might have their answer. A gay Russian protestor was detained Saturday for waving a rainbow flag as the Olympic torch moved through his hometown north of Sochi, the Associated Press reports. A video uploaded to YouTube appears to show the man, who the AP identified as Pavel Lebedev, running along the side of the road bearing a rainbow flag. Olympic staffers scuffle with him before hauling him to the sidewalk.
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Yvonne Wenger | July 5, 2013
Standing in a crowd with a couple hundred of her Delta Sigma Theta sisters, Ruth Travis watched as a flotilla escorted the sorority's torch to the Inner Harbor Friday for a centennial celebration to honor the women's service to Maryland and the world. From their first march on Washington during women's suffrage in 1913 to their ongoing Park Heights mentoring sessions, the women engage in service activities centered on economic empowerment, education, international involvement, political awareness and physical and mental health.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 10, 2013
Police officers, both sworn and retired, from the Harford County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police and Aberdeen Police and Aberdeen Proving Ground police departments carried the Flame of Hope on an 18-mile journey through Harford County last week to benefit Maryland Special Olympics. Officers carried the Flame of Hope ceremonial torch through Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, Edgewood and Joppa to raise awareness and money in support of Maryland's Special Olympics. Approximately 25 runners took part in the event.
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By Dan Singer | June 7, 2013
Laurel Police and local Special Olympics athletes braved the afternoon heat and ran more than 8 miles northbound on Route 1 Wednesday during the 28th annual Maryland Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. The run, which took the participants from College Park American Legion Post 217 to the Laurel Police Station, was one of many happening across the country to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics events. Following the Laurel leg, the Maryland Special Olympics torch was passed over to the Howard County Police Department.
SPORTS
January 26, 2010
Take the retirement watch Harvey Fialkov, Sun Sentinel Watching 40-year-old Brett Favre getting battered Sunday was painful. It reminded me of that photograph of over-the-hill Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle on his knees with blood streaming down his bald head in his final season. And of 43-year-old Mets center fielder Willie Mays stumbling around in the '73 World Series. I thought of a slow-reacting Muhammad Ali getting pummeled by Larry Holmes, then16 years later shaking from Parkinson's while lighting the Olympic torch.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen | April 30, 2009
Morris William "Bill" Gill Jr., a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. engineering manager and volunteer, died of a heart attack Friday at his Ellicott City home. He was 75. Born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden, he was a 1953 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He worked for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad for a year before enlisting in the Navy, where he served for two years as an electrician's mate aboard the submarine tender USS Orion. Mr. Gill began his C&P career as a repairman in 1956.
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By Lisa Breslin and By Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 21, 2001
Westminster residents Babs Condon and Joan Mason will take part in Olympic history tomorrow morning when they carry the Olympic torch through the streets of Baltimore. More than 11,500 torchbearers are moving the Olympic torch through 46 states to its destination in Salt Lake City, where the Winter Olympics will be held in February. Most of the torchbearers are celebrities, but a small group of people, among them Condon and Mason, will take part in the rite because family members or friends submitted essays about them to a nationwide contest.
TRAVEL
By McClatchy-Tribune | March 22, 2009
I'm thinking of going to Victoria, British Columbia, for the Olympic torch run. Where will the route be? Are there any promotions? The Olympic torch relay for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver will be the longest such relay in a single country. After being lit in Athens on Oct. 22, the sacred flame will make the trans-Atlantic flight accompanied by a representative of host country Canada. The official relay will begin in Victoria, the charming provincial capital, on Oct. 30. Accompanied by more than 12,000 torch-bearers, the flame will travel by land, air and water (ferries)
NEWS
By Ching-Ching Ni and Ching-Ching Ni,Los Angeles Times | June 22, 2008
BEIJING - China paraded the Olympic torch through the Tibetan capital yesterday in defiance of critics who called it a provocative move that could undermine the fragile peace in the Himalayan region three months after the government suppressed violent anti-China protests there. Lhasa remained under virtual lockdown as security forces guarded the carefully selected crowds that cheered the scaled-down two-hour-plus relay from Luobulinka, a traditional Tibetan square, to the mighty Potala Palace, the exiled spiritual leader Dalai Lama's former seat of power.
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