deafweekly

 

January 10, 2007
Vol. 3 No. 10

Editor: Tom Willard

Deafweekly is an independent news report for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community that is mailed to subscribers every Wednesday and available to read at www.deafweekly.com. Please visit our website to read current and back issues, sign up for a subscription and advertise. Deafweekly is copyrighted 2007 and any unauthorized use, including reprinting of news, is prohibited. Please support our advertisers; they make it possible for you to receive Deafweekly at no charge.

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OREGON SCHOOL DIRECTOR’S DISMISSAL ANGERS COMMUNITY

About 40 frustrated parents and deaf community members in Salem, Ore. met with Deputy Superintendent Ed Dennis last Friday to discuss the dismissal of Oregon School for the Deaf Director Jane Mulholland. According to the Statesman Journal, Dennis said he could not comment on personnel issues, angering those in attendance. Oregon Association of the Deaf member George Scheler said Mulholland was respected and supported by the school community and told Dennis, “You have one big battle on your hands.” Another meeting with Dennis is set for next Monday night on the school campus.

SCHOOL CONTINUES TO BAR HEARING DOG

Officials at W. Tresper Clarke High School in East Meadow, N.Y. continue to bar deaf student John Cave from bringing his hearing dog to school. The family’s battle has turned into a daily ritual, reported Newsday, with Principal Timothy Voels telling John the dog, Simba, cannot enter the building and John handing the leash to his mother, Nancy, who takes Simba back to the car. East Meadow Superintendent Robert Dillon said in a statement Tuesday that the district has a policy barring animals for safety and health reasons. With national attention focusing on the case, the New York State Division of Human Rights has stepped in to investigate if the school district is in violation of state law.

TEXAS MAN TESTIFIES ON MURDER OF DEAF BROTHER

A San Antonio man testified in court this week about the murder of his deaf brother, who died in his arms shortly after getting shot, reported KSAT. Angel Rodriguez said he and his brother, Joe Rodriguez, had gathered outside an apartment complex with several other people on July 10, 2005, when a man began waving a gun. The alleged gunman, Jesus Trevino, was mad at his girlfriend and fired into the crowd, striking Joe Rodriguez in the back of the neck. Angel said he tried to warn his brother but “couldn’t tell him to turn around.” Trevino, who fled the scene and was arrested two weeks later, could face a maximum of life in prison if found guilty.

AUTOPSY SHOWS FLORIDA MAN WAS KILLED

A deaf Florida man who died after an altercation outside a bowling alley on December 2 was a victim of homicide, ruled the Jacksonville Medical Examiner’s office. According to The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Doss, 22, was found by police being restrained by three men in a roadside ditch. He wasn’t breathing and his pulse had stopped, and he was pronounced dead later at an area hospital. Witnesses told the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office that Doss was drunk and bothering people at the Nassau Bowling Center in Yulee. The cause of death was not released, and an assistant state attorney said he was still weighing what charges to file and against whom.


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CALIFORNIA MAN CHARGED IN DEATH OF FETUS

A deaf California man was charged with fetal murder after allegedly stabbing his pregnant girlfriend twice in the abdomen on New Year’s Eve to kill her 27-week-old fetus, reported the Sacramento Bee. Danny Ray Poplin, 29, did not enter a plea during his arraignment this week, where he faced charges that include two felony assaults with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. His unidentified 25-year-old girlfriend, who is also deaf, survived the attack. If convicted of the murder charge, Poplin faces 25 years to life in prison.

DEAF, BLIND STUDENT LEFT ON SCHOOL BUS ALL DAY

A school bus driver in Woodsfield, Ohio resigned and apologized last week after leaving a blind and deaf student on the bus all day. The driver, who was not identified in a WTOV-News 9 report, did not realize Dina Prince, 20, was still on the bus and found her six hours later when she returned to take the students home. Dina, who attends the Monroe Achievement Center, is said to have the capabilities of a 2-year-old. Her mother, Paula Jo Prince, said she won’t allow Dina to ride the bus anymore and hopes to see charges filed against the school.

WYOMING MAN LEAVES $750,000 TO MISSOURI SCHOOL

Edwin B. Slye of Cheyenne, Wyo. left more than $750,000 to the Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis, Mo. when he died last year at age 80, reported the Jackson Hole (Wyo.) Star Tribune. Slye, a 1942 graduate, credited the school with setting him on the right path, said Executive Director Robin Feder. He earned a modest living as a plant laborer for 39 years at Dairy Gold Foods in Cheyenne but remembered the school and several other organizations in his estate plans, said friend and lawyer David Uchner. Slye used a life insurance policy to pay for the bequests, and the school used part of the gift to purchase new computers for classrooms, offices and a computer lab.

AIRPORT UPGRADE TO INCLUDE LOOP TECHNOLOGY

Upgrades at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Mich. will allow flight announcements to be broadcast directly into hearing aids and cochlear implants with a special receiver, reported The Grand Rapids Press. The hearing loop technology, widely used in British airports, is said to be a first for U.S. airports. Aeronautics Director James Koslosky came up with the idea after reading about it in a magazine. He invited Vic Krause, a hearing aid user, to speak to the Aeronautics Board, which agreed to add the loop system to a $115,000 planned upgrade to the airport’s public-address software.


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JAPANESE MAN EARNS MASTER’S FROM U.K. SCHOOL

The Manchester (U.K.) Evening News reported Monday on Kenichiro Onishi, a deaf Japanese man who earned a master’s degree in politics from the University of Manchester despite not speaking a word of English. “Ken,” 29, was provided with an audio-typist and laptop computer that let him read what was said during lessons and type back his own response, allowing him to fully participate in classes. He now plans to pursue a Ph.D. in law or international relations and hopes to inspire other disabled people. “So many give up at the first hurdle,” he said, “fearing their disability will get in the way.”

U.K. SCHOOL OPENS NEW DEAF CENTER

Olympic athlete Oliver Monkfield of the Great Britain deaf football team was on hand for the opening of a new deaf center at Caterham High School, reported the Ilford Recorder. The new center includes three classrooms and an audiology room and will serve the school’s 13 hearing-impaired students, who previously had received lessons in two different classrooms. “They’ve got so much more space,” said teacher Lorraine Hutchins, “and it really will improve the teaching for them here.”

BODYBOARDER REJECTS COCHLEAR IMPLANT

Yumie Kouchi made “the ultimate sacrifice,” said the Honolulu Advertiser, when she chose not to get a cochlear implant so that she could continue to pursue bodyboarding. Kouchi, deaf since age 2, was told by doctors that an implant could not be immersed in water and she would have to give up the sport. The 33-year-old Japanese resident, ranked 15th in the world, said she doesn’t regret her decision. “She chose to live without the hearing,” said her friend, Ayako Ancheta, “because she would rather not hear than not be able to bodyboard.”

BOY’S ‘BIONIC EAR’ STOLEN, REPLACED BY DONORS

Michael Murphy, a deaf Australian 4-year-old, ran through the halls of Brisbane Royal Children’s Hospital Monday shouting, “It’s all good now.” The boy had been “living in a world without sound” since thieves stole the speech processor of his cochlear implant during a home robbery four days earlier, said the Gold Coast Bulletin. A newspaper story resulted in numerous offers of help, and Michael’s “bionic ear” was replaced by Australian Hearing and the hospital with funds from the Federal government. “After hearing of the Murphy family’s loss, I made it my priority to get Michael’s hearing back,” said Moncrieff MP Steve Ciobo.

ENTIRE SCHOOL LEARNS TO SIGN FOR DEAF STUDENT

An entire school in Australia has been learning sign language to communicate with a deaf student, reported Seven Network in Pyrmont, Sydney. Sean Rich wanted to go to the same school as his older brother, Owen, but Sean has CHARGE syndrome, meaning he can only hear a little and his face is paralyzed. St. Anne’s Primary School Principal Marg Batt thought it was a good reason to teach the whole school Australian Sign Language. “It was his social context,” she said, “his way of communicating with others.” Sean’s parents, Brian and Madeline, couldn’t be happier. “This has been a big dream of ours and it’s happening, it’s great,” said Madeline.

FORMER CRICKET UMPIRED CHARGED IN ATTACKS

Steve Randell, a former Australian international cricket umpire, was in a Brisbane, Queensland court earlier this week to answer 11 charges of sexually attacking deaf children. Randell is facing five counts of indecent assault, five counts of unlawful anal intercourse and one count of indecent assault of a female. Randell was previously jailed in 1999 on 15 counts of indecently assaulting nine girls, ages 11 and 12, at a Catholic school in Tasmania in 1981-82, said Zee News Limited. He was released after serving almost three years.

YEMENI WOMAN DESIGNS PROGRAMS FOR ‘DEAF-DUMB’

A woman in Yemen has designed an educational program “to help deaf-dumb people,” reported the Yemen Times. Fatma bin Abdul’s program operates in both Arabic and English and contains more than 800 signs from the Arab Union of the Deaf’s sign language dictionary. Abdul, a graduate of Sayun’s Faculty of Applied Sciences, said she plans to continue working on the program – which already includes “live scenes that embody the tragedy of dumb-deaf people” – to include “computer using and prayer performing.”

DEAF-BLIND SPEED SKATER BECOMES AMBASSADOR

A deaf-blind speed skater from Canada who hopes to compete in the Paralympics has signed up as an ambassador for T-Base Communications, an Ottawa-based company specializing in website accessibility, braille, large print, e-Text and audio formats. Kevin Frost, who will compete this weekend at the Long Track Mass Start in Ottawa and later this month at the Jack Shea Sprints in Lake Placid, N.Y., said he is thrilled by the support he receives from T-Base, including communication materials in alternate formats such as braille business cards. The partnership shows “how alternate formats meet diverse needs for access to information,” said T-Base president/CEO Sharlyn Ayotte.


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NEW HEARING AID SAID TO BE NEARLY INVISIBLE

Oticon has introduced a new line of hearing aids that is said to be almost invisible. The Delta consists of the speaker/dome that sits in the ear canal, a thin transparent sound wire that looks like a strand of hair, and the triangular amplifier with battery and two microphones that rests behind the ear. The new design “eliminates the eyesore that many people have to endure,” said SlashGear, a website that covers technical and gadget news. According to Oticon, the new hearing aid comes in 17 colors and “blends in beautifully with your skin and hair.” To learn more, click here.

QUILTERS ASKED TO SUBMIT QUILT BLOCK FOR FUNDRAISER

Quilters nationwide are invited to submit one quilt block for the Deaf Unity Quilt, a fundraising project of Oakland, Calif. nonprofit Deaf Hope, which works to end domestic violence and sexual assault against deaf women and children. “Show us what unity means to you,” said Brian Berlinski, who is coordinating the project with co-creators Vikee Waltrip and Billy “Zookie” Barr. Quilt blocks need to arrive by February 14; a quilting team will then assemble the quilt to be auctioned off at Glimmer of Hope 2007, a dinner benefit on February 24 at the Oakland Zoo. Write to brian@deaf-hope.org for more information.

CHURCH SEEKS FUNDING TO REPLACE LEAKY ROOF

When it rains, it pours at the Vallejo Deaf Church, said the Vallejo (Calif.) Times Herald. That’s because the roof of the 56-year-old building leaks, and the damage is so extensive that patching is no longer an option. “The whole roof is too old,” said Olivia Bibb, who manages the 200-seat church with her husband, Oscar. Replacing the roof, a job that will include asbestos removal, is expected to cost around $30,000. “There are other problems with the building,” said Bibb, “but we want to focus first with the roof.” Readers were asked to “assist in the church’s plight” by calling (707) 342-1413.

NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR BEST BLOGS OF 2006

DeafRead.com has announced plans for the 2006 Blog Awards. There are 18 categories and anyone can nominate a deaf-related blog by sending an email to 2006blogawards@deafread.com. Include the blog’s name, its URL, the award category and a sentence or two that explains why you are nominating that blog. DeafRead’s editors will pick the five most nominated blogs in each category and let readers vote on the final selections. But hurry: the deadline for nominations is next Friday, January 19.


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WOMAN IS FIRST DEAF GRAD OF SAMFORD PROGRAM

Suzanne Mattox became the first deaf student to complete the teacher education program at Samford University (Birmingham, Ala.) when she graduated last month with a bachelor’s degree in education. Mattox, who was diagnosed as profoundly deaf at 15 months old, faced many challenges – including a practice-teaching stint with a class of hearing fourth-graders – but “learned to overcome obstacles by having a positive attitude,” said a press release. Set to leave December 18 on a three-week mission trip to Ghana, Africa, Mattox already has a job lined up with the Preschool for the Sensory Impaired in Mobile, Ala.

SORENSON OFFERS INTERPRETING WORKSHOPS

Sorenson Communications said in a recent news release that in 2006 it provided more than 200 workshops and awarded thousands of hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to interpreters nationwide. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based company’s workshops, presented both internally and externally, featured interpreting experts known nationally and internationally. Sorenson, a leading provider of video relay services, raised more than $12,000 from registration fees and donated the money back to local deaf and interpreter communities.

INVESTMENT FIRM HIRES DEAF REP TO OPEN OFFICE

Edward Jones, a St. Louis-based financial-services firm with 9,200 branches worldwide, has hired Tim Riker to open a Rockville, Md. office. Riker, who has a hearing loss in both ears, grew up with deaf parents and attended the Maryland School for the Deaf, graduating in 1998. He completed a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University in 2002 and returned two years later for advanced financial training after his father died at 61 without a will or estate plan. Riker said he’s “not trying to be the special deaf investment broker,” but instead will try to “provide quality service to anyone who needs it.” He can be reached at tbriker@edwardjones.com.

MP3 PLAYER FOR IMPLANT USERS IN DEVELOPMENT

An audiologist with Advanced Bionics is working with Samsung to develop a wireless MP3 system to help deaf people enjoy music. According to CNET Asia, Sandy Mintz hopes to link a Samsung MP3 player to the cochlear implants developed and sold by Advanced Bionics. Mintz, who has an implant herself, is working to fine-tune the pitch and frequency of the music while also dealing with the wireless challenge. One idea, said the report, is to link the external ear piece to the MP3 player through Bluetooth. Samsung is now seeking FDA approval for the system.


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NEW MEXICO THEATER UNDERGOING RENOVATIONS

The James A. Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf has been undergoing its first renovation since it opened in 1980, said the Santa Fe New Mexican. Fund raising for new seats, new carpeting and other needs began in August with a “Take Your Seat” campaign, which encouraged donors to give $250 or more for each of the 388 seats in exchange for a small brass plaque engraved with their names in the armrests. Already more than $77,000 of the $97,000 has been raised for the theater, which was named after the school’s superintendent from 1964 to 1982. “James A. Little knew that our students needed the opportunity to be exposed to theater arts,” said school staffer Keri-Lynn McBride.

TEXAS ACTRESS LANDS FIRST SPEAKING ROLE

Christie Blazer of McKinney, Texas welcomed a film crew into her mother’s house for a week recently and will have a speaking role in the film. Blazer, 40, a substitute teacher who was born mostly deaf, will appear as a friend of Indian actress Parul Bhatia’s character in “Geeta in Paradise,” which will be shown at film festivals throughout Texas. It’s her first speaking role after appearing as an extra in other films. Blazer, who is also blind in one eye, has taken acting classes and continues to go out on auditions though she thinks she’s been turned down for some roles due to her hearing impairment. Her goal this year, said Star Community Newspapers, is “to write a book on understanding able-bodied and disabled-bodied people with disability.”

DEAF WEST PRESENTS NIGHT OF ONE-ACT PLAYS

Deaf West Theatre announced recently that it will present a new production at its mainstage in North Hollywood, Calif. “Contemporary Classics: A Night of One Act Plays” opens this Friday and runs through February 18, with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. The production includes Samuel Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape,” starring Troy Kotsur, and Edward Albee’s “The Zoo Story,” with Kotsur and Tyrone Giordano. Both are performed in American Sign Language and spoken English. Visit www.deafwest.org to learn more.


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SALT LAKE CITY DEAFLYMPICS TO START SOON

There are only a few weeks left to make plans to attend the 16th Winter Deaflympics, which will run from February 1 to 10 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The competition will kick off on Friday, February 2 at 11 a.m. with an ice hockey game between Russia and the U.S.A. Other sports are alpine skiing, cross country skiing, curling and snowboarding. A combo ticket is $168 for adults and $93 for children up to 12 and includes admission to all sporting events, the opening and closing ceremonies and a farewell party. Individual tickets are also available, and admission to the Expo is free. For more information, visit www.2007deaflympics.com.

AUSTINE BASKETBALL COACH LOOKS AHEAD TO CHINA

The basketball court was the only place Nick Lalanne felt equal when he was growing up deaf, reported the Times Argus (Barre, Vt.) this week. “It was the only time I felt good,” said Lalanne, who coaches at the Austine School for the Deaf. “The only time I felt free.” This summer, the 6-foot-3 athlete will be competing against the world’s best deaf basketball players at the World Deaf Basketball Championship in Guangzhou, China. Lalanne, 32, is one of 12 players and five alternates chosen to represent the U.S. among 32 teams competing in China. “I’m nervous, and excited,” he said. “I’m not egotistical, but I’m a good player.”

BASKETBALL REFEREE CLINIC SET FOR STOCKHOLM

The Deaf International Basketball Federation said in a statement that its upcoming clinic for basketball referees will be “the first deaf referee clinic ever in any deaf sports.” The clinic will take place March 16-18 in Stockholm, Sweden with support from the Stockholm Basketball Organization. Participants from Chinese Taipei, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Sweden and the U.S. have already signed up, and they will stay with deaf families in Stockholm to reduce expenses. Those who pass a test will be awarded diplomas allowing them to referee at all levels, including Deaflympics games.


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EDITH B. FRANKEL, 100, FOUNDER OF HEARING & SPEECH CENTER

Edith B. Frankel, who founded the Lexington (Ky.) Hearing & Speech Center in 1960 with her husband, the late James. S. Frankel, died at her home in Lexington last Wednesday, January 3, one day after her 100th birthday. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Mrs. Frankel was known as “Ms. Edie” to students and staff at the center, which began as the Lexington Deaf Oral School in a wing of Temple Adath Israel. Mrs. Frankel lost much of her hearing at age 8, and she and her husband, who was born deaf, wanted to teach young deaf children to lipread and speak. She served on the center’s board from the time it was founded until her death. “Every time I went to see her,” said Glenna Tackett, the center’s executive director, “her main question was ‘How are the children doing?’” Mrs. Frankel, who earned a biology degree from Wellesley College in 1928, is survived by a daughter, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

PATT RUBANO, 77, RETIRED TEACHER OF THE DEAF

Patt Rubano of Applewood, Colo., who spent 20 years teaching deaf students, died of leukemia December 13 at the age of 77. Born Patricia Ward in Sterling, Mrs. Rubano lived in several states as a child because of her father’s job transfers, said the Denver Post. She graduated from high school in Seattle, where there were four other Patricias in class and thus she became Patt, a spelling she continued to use all her life. Mrs. Rubano hoped to be a stockbroker but was inspired by her deaf daughter, Ann Marie, to become a teacher of the deaf. She was also a “chronic volunteer,” said daughter Carolyn Krawszyk of Austin, Texas, and was instrumental in planning and raising money for Forward House, Colorado’s first group home for deaf developmentally disabled adults, which opened in 1986. In addition to her daughters, she is survived by two sons, four grandchildren, a sister and a brother.


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JOB OPENING

RHODE ISLAND OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for “Rhode Island Outreach Coordinator”.

Location: Rhode Island Area

Position summary: Position is responsible for Outreach, marketing, and gathering information which will help improve the quality of the relay service and the number of customers served by Hamilton. Individual will be required to travel.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

-- Communicates fluently through the use of American Sign Language and written English.
-- Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience along with a minimum of three years public relations experience.
-- Experience in public relations activities.
-- Direct work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service preferred.
-- Deaf and hard of hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.
-- Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
-- Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills.
-- Hold a driver’s license and ability to travel alone.

Interested individuals may send all inquiries and/or resumes to www.hamilton.net/employment.html
to the attention of Cindy Blase in Human Resource Department by January 26, 2007.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage. Contact our HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831 or at: www.hamilton.net/employment.html

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD

GLAD is an Affirmative Action Employer with equal opportunity for men, women and people with disabilities. For more information on the following positions, please go to: www.gladinc.org. The status of all positions is: Regular, Full-time, Non-Exempt, Full Fringe Benefits unless otherwise noted. All positions are open until filled.

Building Manager – Los Angeles, CA
Regional Director – Riverside, CA
Community Interpreter – Los Angeles and Riverside, CA
Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk and West Covina, CA
Community Health Educator – Los Angeles, CA
Grant Writer – Los Angeles, CA
Accounts Receivable Specialist – Los Angeles, CA
Program Assistant/Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Specialist
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041
V/TDD: (323) 550-4207
Fax #: (323)550-4204
E-mail: jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Director of Client Support Services Position Announcement
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency - San Leandro, CA


This position directs and supervises all aspects of outreach and specialized services in San Leandro, San Jose, Fremont, Eureka, and Santa Cruz. Represents agency in educational, advocacy, and social service contexts; coordinates program development and evaluation; monitors department budget; and performs direct services to clients and workshops. DCARA offers extremely competitive benefits such as 4-day work week schedule (40 hours), 13 days of holiday leave plus one week paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life insurances. Available employment at www.dcara.org.

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JOB OPENING
OUTREACH COORDINATOR (ARIZONA)


Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for “Outreach Coordinator” for the state of Arizona.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Position summary: Position is responsible for Outreach, marketing, and gathering information which will help improve the quality of the relay service and the number of customers served by Hamilton. Individual will be required to travel.

Applicants with the ability to communicate through the use of American Sign Language are preferred. An Associate or Bachelor's Degree or comparable work experience along with a minimum of three years public relations experience is preferred. Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills as well as a driver's license and ability to travel alone are required. Direct work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service is also preferred. Deaf and hard of hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals may send all inquiries and/or resumes to www.hamilton.net/employment.html to the attention of Cindy Blase in Human Resource Department by January 19, 2007.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage. Contact our HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831 or at: www.hamilton.net/employment.html

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