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Word “Retarded” To Be Eliminated From Michigan Law

The term, in its different forms, appears on the books 15 times.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2014

Some of the brave folks taking the Polar Plunge. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Hundreds Take Polar Plunge To Benefit Special Olympics – Michigan

Looking brave and (mostly) fearless, hundreds took a quick dip in some pretty chilly water, all in the name of a good cause.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/15/2014


Torch Run Heads Through Metro Detroit For Friday Rush Hour

“We thank you in advance for your patience and your continued support throughout the year,” said Ken Bennett, Director of Michigan Law Enforcement Torch Run.

CBS Detroit–09/12/2012

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Special Olympics State Summer Games Kick Off Thursday

Nearly 2,600 athletes and 3,400 coaches, chaperones, family members, volunteers and spectators will be traveling from nearly all of the 83 counties in Michigan to compete.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/31/2012

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley takes the Pplar Plunge (Credit: Gov. Office)

Not Cold Enough, Ice Added To Polar Plunge

Lt. Governor Brian Calley took a cannonball jump into the chilly waters to help raise money for Special Olympics.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/24/2012


Special Olympics Michigan Winter Games Start Wednesday

About 800 competitors are heading to the Traverse City area for the Special Olympics’ 2012 State Winter Games.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2012

Polar Plunge

Special Olympics Looking For People To Take The ‘Polar Plunge’

Special Olympics-Michigan is looking for people willing to jump into the Detroit River in February as part of the largest “Polar Plunge” in the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/13/2012


Law Enforcement Torch Run Week Begins Saturday

Join members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for any of two dozen community runs and a 750-mile, 5-day relay run Sept. 10-17.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/10/2011

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Special Olympics Kick Off This Weekend

Let the games begin! The Special Olympics kick off this weekend in Canton and Ypsilanti.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/15/2011

Athletes show-off their medals on the golf course. (Credit:

Let The Games Begin At The Special Olympics

More than 550 athletes from nearly 2 dozen counties will compete during the Special Olympics Michigan 2011 State Summer Sports Classic July 15-16.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/15/2011