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Scranton State School For The Deaf Victorious On the Court

MSNBC - ‎Feb 26, 2009‎
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Faced with a bundle of challenges, the Scranton State School For The Deaf brushed away distraction and advanced in a ...
Deaf Athlete From Maryland Accepts Scholarship, Challenge
Washington Post, United States - Feb 5, 2009
Maryland School for the Deaf football standout Ryan Bonheyo this week becomes one of the few deaf students ever to receive an athletic scholarship to play ...
Scranton Times, PA - Feb 5, 2009
BY SARAH HOFIUS HALL AND DAVID SINGLETON The Scranton State School for the Deaf, the only state-owned school of its kind, may close at the end of this ...
Train hits, kills deaf Bainbridge teen
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA - Feb 5, 2009
AP -- Bainbridge police say a deaf teenage boy was struck and killed by a freight train. The mishap occurred Wednesday around 6 pm on tracks near ...
17 year old Killed by Train
Videophone program for deaf is questioned, VA - Feb 4, 2009
The phones are now a reality - for more than 100000 deaf people. The futuristic phones exploded in popularity when the Federal Communications Commission ...
Deaf woman gets 20 years for murder after sign-language confession, MI - January 12, 2009
MOUNT CLEMENS -- A Macomb Circuit Court judge today sentenced a deaf woman to a minimum of 20 years in prison for killing her live-in boyfriend in 2005 in a ...
Deaf woman gets 20-40 years in boyfriend's slaying The Flint Journal -
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Stadiums/Arenas Beware: Equal Aural Content Required For Deaf And ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration), UK - January 12, 2009
In a case of first impression, a federal court in Maryland ruled that Title III of the ADA required the Redskins to provide deaf and hard of hearing ...
Dilemma for deaf students: Where to attend high school, MI - Nov 23, 2008
DETROIT -- When her teacher looked away in class recently, Autumn Stephens' hands sprang into action to discuss the Miss Deaf Teen Michigan Pageant with ...
Game-Show Winner Declares Bankruptcy
ABC News - Nov 24, 2008
A spokesman for Cox said she will uphold her promise to donate her winnings to two schools for deaf children and a school for the blind, despite declaring ...
Show Winner, Now Bankrupt, Will Keep Vow New York Times
Deaf West to Stage Pippin to Hearing and Non-Hearing Actors
New York City Theater, NY - Nov. 20, 2008
Could the Deaf West revival of PIPPIN transfer to Broadway? After all, Broadway has yet to have any revival of PIPPIN. Deaf West is the company that brought ...
School For Deaf interested in leasing vacant Rhodes School
Warwick Beacon, RI - November 18, 2008
By RUSSELL J. MOORE A proposal to lease the vacant Rhodes Elementary School to the Rhode Island School For the Deaf, which is currently being renovated, ...
Deaf man waiting to hear first sound after successful operation
Scotsman, United Kingdom - November 18, 2008
By Adam Morris A MAN who has been totally deaf since birth is facing an month-long wait to find out if he will be able to hear for the first time. ...
Deaf Short Film Festival gets $6000 grant (press release), New Zealand - Oct. 16, 2008
In May next year, Wellingtonians will have a chance to experience the world from a hearing-impaired perspective when the New Zealand Deaf Short Film ...
Police Association Hosts International Conference Voxy
Deaf Culture and Audism is the Focus for Campus Week of Dialogue
RIT News, NY - Oct. 16, 2008
MJ Bienvenu, chair of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University, opens RIT's Campus Week of Dialogue on Oct. 27. - the best deaf dating site!

Group helps deaf victims of domestic violence
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Oct 15, 2008
Blond, blue-eyed Kristopher is now the youngest resident of A Place of Our Own, the nation's first transitional housing program for low-income deaf and ...

Deaf Las Vegas Football Player Overcomes the Odds
KLAS-TV, NV - Oct. 7, 2008
He will cherish that image forever, because images are all Adam has, "I am completely deaf. I can't even hear a thing." Yet he laces it up every Friday ...
La. Education chief: deaf school to close
WDAM-TV, MS - Oct. 7, 2008
(AP) - Louisiana's superintendent of education says the state School for the Deaf will close temporarily to put new security measures in place after a ...
Former Teacher At American School For Deaf Arrested
Hartford Courant, United States - Sep 27, 2008
By CHRISTINE DEMPSEY | Courant Staff Writer Julie A. Denno, 27, of Ballston, NY, was arrested on a warrant charging her with second-degree sexual assault ...
Teacher For Deaf Charged With Sex Assault WFSB
Former deaf school teached accused of sex assault on student Bristol Press
Teacher At School For Deaf Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student
NTID Students Welcome Deaf Nation Tour
RIT News, NY -
Sep. 23, 2008

... I was clearly not forgotten." While in town, the tour also stopped at Rochester School for the Deaf and the Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf.
Georgia School for the Deaf breaks ground on new gymnasium
Rome News-Tribune, GA - Sep. 23, 2008
By Elizabeth Cady, Rome News-Tribune, staff writer CAVE SPRING — The Georgia School for the Deaf broke ground Monday on a $1.9 million gym in a ceremony ...
Hard to get the word out
Las Vegas Sun, NV - 9/16/08
By Emily Richmond The Las Vegas Charter School of the Deaf launched last week. And so far, the entire student body consists of two students, a kindergartner ...
Time for helping hands Las Vegas Sun
Job fair for deaf and mute held in Makati City, Philippines - Sep 11, 2008
By Thea Alberto MANILA, Philippines—The Makati city government on Thursday held a job fair for the deaf and mute persons. The Lamoiyan Corporation, maker of ...
Laptop with personal data stolen from National Technical Institute ...
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY - Aug 31, 2008
... birth dates and Social Security numbers of about 12700 applicants to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and another 1100 people at Rochester ...
Laptop With Personal Data Stolen From NTID WHAM
Shari Bernius communicates hurricane information to our deaf neighbors
The Times-Picayune -, LA - Aug 31, 2008
Chris Granger / The Times-PicayuneShari Bernius, administrator of the Deaf Action Center, was a presence at every news conference during Hurricane Katrina ...
Software for deaf to see sound
BBC News, UK - August 13, 2008
The BBC went to film pupils at Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children in London testing the equipment for the first time.
Deaf couple win "Top 10 e-Business Champions Competition"
CCTV, China - 1 hour ago
A deaf couple in the southeastern city of Xiamen, have been crowned "e-Business champions," with a total of 2.1 million yuan, or more than 300 thousand US ...
Deaf man ruled fit for trial in killing
Akron Beacon Journal, OH - Aug 30, 2008
Johnson, who was born deaf, never received formal sign language instruction. Instead, he relied on a family-taught method of signing that limited his ...
Deaf People May Soon Hear Again, Scientists Say
New York Sun, United States - Aug 27, 2008
By ROGER HIGHFIELD, The Daily Telegraph | August 28, 2008 London — Deaf people could one day have their hearing restored through a ground-breaking gene ...
Restore your hearing with gene therapy National Business Review
Deafness breakthrough as doctor grows Times Online
Gene therapy 'may repair hearing' BBC News
Deaf Swimmer Defies Limitations
WGRZ-TV, NY - Aug. 13, 2008
"The next thing I knew they told me he was profoundly deaf." Scott's mother Suzanne Williams recalls that fateful conversation with a pediatric hearing ...
Las Vegas Review - Journal, NV - Aug 4, 2008
Caroline Bass, on the board of directors for the new Las Vegas Charter School of the Deaf, interprets a question about the school's creation for board ...
Deaf activist sues county, city over arrest, jail stay
Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN - Aug 2, 2008
Deaf activist Douglas Bahl was held in jail for three days without any means to communicate with family members or to seek legal advice after he scuffled ...
Deaf football player proves dreams do come true
NECN, MA - July 28, 2008
16-year-old lineman Keith Woody is totally deaf in his right ear, and hears just a few, loud sounds in his left. He joined the Cadet's program three years

National Deaf Poker Tour Wraps Season at - July 28, 2008
by Friday, July 25th, marked the final day of the 2007-2008 National Deaf Poker Tour (NDPT) season. The Venetian in Las Vegas played host to ...
Venetian Hosts National Deaf Poker Tour

Five deaf family members arrested
Edmonton Sun,  Canada - Jul 27, 2008
The family members were aged 13 to 62 and all were completely deaf. All were arrested and later released after discussions through an interpreter.


Deaf children find rewarding work at Six Flags
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX - July 7, 2008
Morgan Campbell and Laura Lower, both 16 and of Arlington, are two of 11 deaf employees on staff. Five days a week, they don highlighter-yellow shirts and ...

AG Bell, Tear Down This Wall; Let All Deaf Children Sign; The Deaf ...
PR Web (press release), WA - Jul 6, 2008
During the weekend of June 27-30, 2008, the Deaf Bilingual Coalition (DBC) held its first annual Education Conference. The general public is now invited to ...


Sorenson Communications Offers First-Ever, Live Video-Based ASL ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - July 7, 2008
The program will pair leading deaf ASL experts with Sorenson Communications ASL interpreters who aspire to improve their skills and increase their breadth ...

Deaf to get green light to drive
Jamaica Gleaner, Jamaica - July 3, 2008
THE GOVERNMENT is taking steps to amend the law to allow deaf persons to obtain driver's licences. For years, the issue of whether the deaf should be ...

Deaf Catholics Taught About Benedict’s Encyclicals
Georgia Bulletin, Georgia - 2 hours ago
Father Jeremy St. Martin uses American Sign Language in the deaf track to communicate with his audience. (Photos by Michael Alexander) COLLEGE PARK—The ...
Opening Mass Stirs Faith In Jesus’ Healing Presence Georgia Bulletin


Ex-nursing home to become apartments for deaf adults
The Tennessean, TN - July 1, 2008
Preston ultimately awarded the property to Urban Housing Solutions, which proposed to convert it into a residential community for deaf adults and to provide

Deaf groups disagree on use of sign language
Chicago Tribune, United States - Jun 29, 2008
AP MILWAUKEE - A convention for a deaf-advocacy group elicited a protest from a rival group Sunday over disagreements about whether deaf children benefit ...

Deaf, Teen Intern Teaches Local Police New Communications Tools
FOXNews - Jun 22, 2008
This spring, as the Frederick Police Department's first deaf student intern, the 17-year-old has proven himself more than an eager learner.


For Deaf Rider, Frustration Mars Metro Experience
Washington Post, United States - Jun 21, 2008
By Robert Thomson A Gallaudet University student who is deaf wrote to describe the communications hurdles involved in riding the transit system.
Deaf Residents Are Hit By 8 Home Break-Ins
Washington Post, United States - May 30, 2008
By Allison Klein Deaf people have been victims in a rash of home break-ins near Gallaudet University in Northeast Washington, putting students on edge and - the best deaf dating site!


Va. School for the Deaf, Blind, and Multi-disabled to close
Daily Press, VA - May 29, 2008
The special class the fourth-grader needed was at the Virginia School for the Deaf, Blind, and Multi-disabled in Hampton. After 99 years, the school will ...
Deaf Hero’ of baseball diamond gets loud cheer from Coolidge
Boston Herald, United States - May 28, 2008
A new film about his life is making its Boston debut as part of the Brookline theater’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing film series. “Dummy Hoy: A Deaf Hero” makes ...
Deaf couple wants deaf baby
World Magazine, NC - May 20, 2008
Here’sa twist on the controversy surrounding genetic testing of embryos: A deaf couple wants the right to use the screening process to choose a deaf baby.
Deaf and hard-of-hearing students build their skills
CBS 11, TX - Apr 28, 2008
Funk, who teaches deaf and hard-of-hearing students at Carver Early Education Center, works with students to build their language and communication skills ...
Deaf school student is indicted on rape charge
Baltimore Sun, United States - Apr 27, 2008
A student at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick was indicted on rape charges after an incident reported to have taken place in a dorm basement ...
Group home for deaf to remain open
Winnipeg Free Press, Canada - March 28, 2008
Provincial child welfare authorities said today they've saved the province's only deaf group home for aboriginal kids. Kai Na Quiniget is home to five ...
Deaf Student Has Big Dreams About Football
WTOP, DC - March 28, 2008
Bonheyo, a junior at the Maryland School for the Deaf, has wanted to be a professional football player since he was a child. Born deaf into a deaf family, ...


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