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June 30, 2010
Vol. 6, No. 35

Editor: Tom Willard

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Washington, DC
FCC TAKES ACTION TO PROTECT AND SUSTAIN VITAL SERVICE
The Federal Communications Commission has taken two actions to protect and ensure the sustainability of Video Relay Service (VRS). The Commission’s two unanimous votes – one to begin a fresh look at the VRS program, and another that sets out how VRS companies will be compensated during the next year while the review is underway – will protect a program that has developed through two decades of work initiated by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). / Deaf Network of Texas

Los Angeles, CA
REWARD OFFERED FOR INFO ABOUT FATAL SHOOTING OF DEAF COACH
A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the fatal shooting earlier this year of a deaf Fairfax High School basketball coach, police said. Eddy Hernandez, 30, was killed by a single gunshot around 10:40 p.m. Jan. 26 as he walked along the 3700 block of South Main Street in South Los Angeles, LAPD Det. Louie Calzadillas said. Hernandez, who was deaf and mute, coached a basketball team for deaf students at the high school, Calzadillas said. / Los Angeles Times

Rockville, MD
EX-WORKERS' SUIT AGAINST DEAF SERVICES COMPANY PENDING
As a trial in the federal criminal fraud case involving John T.C. Yeh and Joseph Yeh, executives with Rockville deaf services company Viable, has been delayed until the fall, a class-action lawsuit involving 140 former Viable employees seeking back wages has been active with motions to delay proceedings. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt seeks back wages of a total of some $500,000 owed as of a year ago, according to court documents filed in late May. / The Gazette

Alexandria, VA
DEAF COUPLE SUES HOSPITAL AFTER BIRTH
A deaf couple claims a hospital refused to provide a sign language interpreter for them when their baby was born in need of life-saving surgery. The couple claims that Inova Health System violated a court order requiring it to have interpreters. Maribel and Stephen Heisley claim that doctors at Inova Fairfax Hospital had to use "rudimentary drawings and written notes" to explain that their baby would die without surgery. The Heisleys say they repeatedly requested an interpreter, but were provided one only for a few hours at a time, and that hospital staff refused to allow a sign language-fluent relative to help. / Courthouse News Service

Orlando, FL
GRAND JURY INDICTS CHURCH VOLUNTEER IN CHILD-PORN CASE
An Orlando federal grand jury last Wednesday indicted a man associated with the deaf ministry at a local church who is accused of telling FBI agents he had sexual contact with at least seven boys, court records show. Jerry Nickelsen, 45, of Orlando was indicted on charges of distributing and possessing child pornography. He was arrested June 4 and is being held at the Orange County Jail without bail. / Orlando Sentinel

Aurora, CO
DEAF AURORA PETCO GROOMER GETS HARASSMENT SETTLEMENT
A deaf pet groomer who worked in Aurora will receive payment in a harassment case. The former staffer at a PETCO Animal Supplies store in Aurora claimed she was victimized by other PETCO employees because she was deaf. She will be paid $145,000 as part of a settlement between PETCO and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the EEOC said in a news release today. The woman, Nancy Buchner, was born deaf. For more than three decades, Buchner worked as a pet groomer and communicated primarily by sign language, according to the EEOC. / The Denver Post

Freeport, TX
FAMILY: COP SHOT DOG, FREEPORT POLICE DEPT. WON'T PAY VET BILL
For 14 years, Rascal has been Barbara Khoury's constant companion. She also relies on his bark to keep her safe. But last month, it almost killed him. "Boom! My ear rings," she said. It is a sound even Barbara didn't have trouble hearing, even though she's been deaf since birth. She had called 911 because she felt dizzy and couldn't breathe. She just wanted help. Instead, there was a second emergency. "Next thing she knows, she heard a loud shot, and then she thought the cop done killed her dog," said her son, Don Donnelly Khoury. / KTRK

Sacramento, CA
MENDOZA AB2072 SUPPORTERS TAUNT AND INSULT THE DEAF ON BLOGS
Deaf advocates celebrated a qualified victory last week when they succeeded in amending controversial California legislation AB2072 proposed by that state’s Assemblyman Tony Mendoza. The legislation has been dubbed “Mendoza Eugenics” by critics who accuse it of seeking to subtract the generation-to-generation deaf community by steering parents of deaf newborns to controversial cochlear implants, and nudge the state back to its dark eugenic legacy. The deaf have openly charged Mendoza’s office with exhibiting a denigrating attitude toward them. / The Cutting Edge

See Also DEAF ADVOCATES RALLY AGAINST MENDOZA SCREENING BILL / Capitol Weekly

Bryn Mawr, PA
PARENTS WANT HEARING SCHOOL TO GET STATE FUNDING
Olivia Lampley of Wayne was born with a moderate to profound hearing loss, which was not discovered until she was 2 years old. Olivia received an oral and auditory education at the Clarke School for Hearing and Speech in Bryn Mawr. But children after the age of 3 who need financial support from the state cannot get it for the Clarke School because it is not on the state’s list of 40 or so Approved Private Schools (APS). Parents at the school have launched a campaign to get the school APS status. / Main Line Media News

New York, NY
DESCENT INTO SLAVERY, AND A LADDER TO ANOTHER LIFE
More than a decade ago, Jose Gutierrez was part of the nameless, unseen cast of a horror story. Lured from Mexico on promises of prosperity, he and 56 other people lived as prisoners in two row houses in Queens. By day, they sold key chains and miniature screwdriver kits in the subways, at airports, on roadsides. At night, they turned over every penny to the bosses of the houses. All of the peddlers were deaf. Last Tuesday morning, Mr. Gutierrez was honored for his diligent work as a janitor at the Statue of Liberty. / The New York Times

New York, NY
CITY ASKS COURT TO ALLOW END OF STREET ALARM BOXES
The Bloomberg administration has asked a federal court to clear the way for a plan to eliminate 15,000 emergency-help boxes on New York streets, setting aside concerns that it might discriminate against deaf residents. The city argues that the boxes, which have buttons or a lever that alert fire and police dispatchers of an emergency, are costly to maintain and obsolete in an age of cellphones. But advocates say the red stand-alone boxes provide an essential service to deaf and hearing-impaired residents, who otherwise do not have a reliable means of reporting emergencies on the street. / The New York Times

Washington, DC
LEGISLATION ENSURES INCLUSION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
The Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT) is very pleased that Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) has introduced the "Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009" (H.R. 3101). The bill would modernize the Communications Act by ensuring that new Internet-enabled telephone and television services are accessible to and usable by people with disabilities, and closes existing gaps in federal laws governing telecommunications access. / PR Newswire


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Mondeor, South Africa
DEAF EMPLOYEE SUCCUMBS TO TOXIC AMMONIA
For an hour-and-half, relays of specially trained firefighters fought toxic gas to reach the one employee who didn't make it out of the building. He was left behind because he was deaf and didn't hear the alarm. The man was eventually found under a table. He was rushed outside, but paramedics pronounced him dead. / Independent Online

Toronto, ON, Canada
DEAF MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING COPS NOT PROTESTER, FRIENDS CLAIM
Deaf restaurant kitchen worker Emomotimi Azorbo was granted bail Saturday after being charged the previous day with assaulting Toronto Police at a downtown G20 protest. Friends claim he was not a demonstrator. Azorbo, 30, was taken into custody at College and Yonge Sts. for refusing to obey police orders to leave the street. Outside a Finch Ave. courthouse, members of two leading organizations for the hearing impaired said they are protesting against police for not providing proper interpretive services during and after the arrest. / Toronto Sun

See Also DEAF MAN RELEASED ON BAIL: EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS OF G20 ARREST / The Ubyssey

Greymouth, New Zealand
BODY CONFIRMED AS MISSING MAN
Police are unsure how long the body of Greymouth man Peter Bell lay in the Arthur's Pass bush where it was found late yesterday afternoon. The 54-year-old partially deaf, well-known surfer and environmental campaigner was last seen on June 3, when he discharged himself from the Grey Base Hospital mental health unit, taking only his surfboard and bike. On Sunday, his distinctive van was found hidden behind bushes off a side road at Klondyke Corner, and about 3:30 p.m. yesterday searchers found his body only a few hundred meters away. / Stuff.co.nz

Kabul, Afghanistan
SCHOOL FOR DEAF IN AFGHANISTAN BREAKING GROUND, BARRIERS
There are 10,000 children in Afghanistan who have no communication with the world. These children have committed no crime, they have nothing to be ashamed of — they are deaf. The deaf community is treated much like the female community in Afghanistan. It is not fully believed that these groups deserve to be educated. Together with the Afghan National Association for the Deaf (ANAD), Mountain2Mountain broke ground Tuesday on a new school for the deaf in Kabul. / Tonic

Linlithgow, Scotland
HELP FOR HARD OF HEARING AS TOWN BECOMES DEAF-AWARE
Linlithgow is to be made Scotland’s first deaf-aware town under an innovative new project run by the national school for the deaf. Tourist attractions, shops and businesses across the West Lothian town are being encouraged to become more aware of the needs of the deaf under the new initiative. Staff who deal with the public will be taught basic sign language as well as simple tips on how to make their premises more welcoming to deaf people. Organizations which complete the training will be given a sticker to display in their shop window or office to show they have staff who have been trained to deal with the deaf. / The Herald

London, England
GENEVIEVE BARR: THE DEAF STAR OF THE NEW BBC THRILLER 'THE SILENCE'
Sitting cross-legged on a stool in the garden of the north London home she shares with her boyfriend and four friends, Genevieve Barr is lip-reading my questions before answering them. She is talking about playing the lead in BBC One’s new four-part thriller The Silence. It is an impressive achievement for Barr, 23, and not least because her first major acting role is on primetime television opposite established stars such as Gina McKee, Douglas Henshall and Hugh Bonneville. Barr was born deaf. / Telegraph

Glastonbury, England
SIGNING ALONG FOR DEAF GLASTONBURY-GOERS
What music does a deaf Glastonbury-goer listen to? You could find the answer at the Deaf Zone, founded by self-styled "deaf hippy" Paddy Ladd, who provides translators to sign from designated locations on site. The 40 to 50 deaf people who made it this year were asked who they wanted translated. Dancier acts such as Snoop Dogg, Gorillaz, Faithless and Stevie Wonder were popular as many deaf people can feel the reverberations of the bass and rhythm. / The Guardian

London, England
MICHAEL PARKINSON: THE DEAF ARE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST
As a boy growing up in a South Yorkshire pit village, Michael Parkinson would sit and play dominoes with his redoubtable grandparents after school. There was very little else he could share with them – no family anecdotes, no wartime memories, no tales from school – because they were profoundly deaf. "They had no connection with the outside world," he says. "The sadness was that my grandfather was a fascinating character but you couldn't get to him. They were so cut off by their affliction that my grandmother used to talk to herself. / Telegraph


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Maui, HI
CROWN BRINGS DEAF ISSUES INTO THE SPOTLIGHT
Wailuku girl Lena Merrill may not have been able to hear the applause, but she felt the love when she was crowned Miss Hawaii's Outstanding Teen earlier this month. And when the 14-year-old travels to Orlando, Fla., in August, she will be the first deaf person to compete for the national title of Miss America's Outstanding Teen in the pageant's history. Merrill, who was born profoundly deaf, said she entered the pageant to compete for scholarships and to have a new experience, and that it was a "dream" to win. / The Maui News

Potsdam, Germany
THE WRIST BAND THAT INTERPRETS SOUND FOR THE DEAF!
What if you fail to hear the signal? You could still see them. And after all, seeing is believing. Isn’t it. You looked at your wrist to know the time. All thanks to the clock in your mobile and computer screen you don’t even need to do this. But for the deaf this wrist band conceptual design will prove to be a blessing. / Walyou

Rome, GA
GEORGIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF USING SEARCH ENGINE TO RAISE FUNDS
The Georgia School for the Deaf has registered with www.goodsearch.com, a new, free search engine powered by Yahoo! GoodSearch donates 50 percent of its revenue, approximately a penny per search, to the charities designated by its users, according to a press release. Georgia School for the Deaf recently registered with the site, giving its supporters a chance to raise money for the cause every time they search the internet or shop online. / Rome News-Tribune

York, PA
AFTER YEARS OF PAIN AND FRUSTRATION, LAURA GREANEY ENTERS THE HEARING WORLD
Laura Greaney sat in a soundproof booth at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. On the other side of the glass partition, audiologist Regina Presley chatted into the microphone to help Laura relax. Presley said most patients don't like the stuffy booth. They get used to waiting inside the shed-sized cube in silence, never being able to press the button to signal that they heard a tone. Many leave in tears. But that February afternoon, Laura was ready. / The York Daily Record

See Also PROUD TO BE DEAF: A COUPLE TAKES ON LIFE'S CHALLENGES / The York Daily Record


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Sioux Falls, SD
KAISER TO ASSUME LEADERSHIP AT SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
The long-time superintendent of the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired has a new role. Effective immediately, Marjorie Kaiser will become superintendent of the South Dakota School for the Deaf as well. The Board of Regents, which oversees the two schools serving special student populations, approved expanded duties for Kaiser at a regular meeting this week in Brookings. / KDLT

Friendswood, TX
RELATIONSHIP COACH HELPS PARENTS OF WORLD'S ONLY DEAF-BLIND TRIPLETS
Julie Nise, a straightforward marriage and family therapist, was acknowledged in her sixth appearance on the Dr. Phil Show which aired on May 31 and is tentatively scheduled to air again on August 13, 2010. Julie was thanked for her assistance with George and Liz Hooker, the parents of the disabled triplets. The situation with the couple, who are the parents of the world’s only deaf and blind triplets, was causing tremendous stress on their relationship just at the point when they needed to pull together. / PRWeb

Frederick, MD
TEACHER TRAVELS FOR MORE THAN JUST FUN
For many educators on their spring or summer break, travel is strictly a leisure activity. For Maryland School for the Deaf social studies teacher Martin O'Brien, it is a way to make a difference in the world. For the last few years, O'Brien, 58, has spent part of his free time overseas working on service projects designed to help children in those places, as well as his own students. For the third consecutive summer, he will go to Senegal along with a group of students as part of an effort to assist the deaf community. / The Frederick News-Post

Minneapolis, MN
DEAF COMMUNITY EXCITED FOR IPHONE 4'S NEW FEATURE
Every couple months, the geeks go wild. Last Thursday, they lined up to get the newest iPhone. There is a certain thrill to having the latest, greatest gadget, but for Alicia Lane-Outlaw and her partner Susan, the thrill is much more substantial. For them, the newest iPhone could actually change their lives. "A lot of deaf people are really excited to get this," according to Alicia, who is deaf. "This is the first time that we've had a smartphone that can do video calls." / WCCO


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Iowa City, IA
AUTHOR TO READ FROM BOOK ABOUT RAISING TWO DEAF DAUGHTERS
According to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, roughly two to three children out of 1,000 are born deaf or hard of hearing. Both of author Jennifer Rosner’s daughters became part of those statistics when they were born deaf. After the birth of her first deaf daughter, Sophia, doctors told Jennifer Rosner the likelihood of her second child having the same disorder was rare. Little Juliet proved them wrong. “I started writing [If a Tree Falls] initially because I was trying to process what was happening,” Rosner said. “I had experienced a lot of grief over the loss but also joy.” / The Daily Iowan

Fayetteville, NC
SYMPHONY MUSICIANS SHARE LOVE OF MUSIC WITH DEAF AND HEARING STUDENTS
Musicians from the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra spent Wednesday afternoon sharing their love of music with a group of deaf and hard-of-hearing students from Mary McArthur Elementary School. The students were among 33 school-aged children taking part this week in a summer camp sponsored by the St. Ann Neighborhood Youth Center. / The Fayetteville Observer

Shreveport, LA
FIRST DEAF MISS LOUISIANA CONTESTANT
The 47th annual Miss Louisiana Pageant is this Saturday, and it will be the first time a deaf contestant takes the stage. Miss Louisiana Jazzland Andrea Sonnier was born deaf, and can hear slightly with the help of a hearing aid. Sonnier can read lips, but she also has an interpreter by her side. Sonnier says she is in this competition not just to win, but to show others with physical challenges that they can achieve anything. / KTBS


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Willmar, MN
LOCAL AUTHOR SPEAKS ABOUT LIFE, CAREER OF 19TH-CENTURY DEAF BASEBALL PLAYER
He never heard the crack of the bat or the cheers from the crowd, but that didn’t stop him from earning a reputation as a strikeout pitcher. Esten “Dummy” Hanson, a deaf baseball player from western Minnesota in the early 1900s, was the focus of a presentation last week by author Jim Johnson at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society. Johnson, whose 2008 book ‘“Dummy’ Hanson: A Deaf Baseball Pitcher’s Life in the Hearing World” details the career of the amateur player, spoke about the research he did for the book and his experiences interacting with the deaf community. / West Central Tribune

Frederick MD
ICSD NAMES BENEDICT TO BOARD
The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) has announced the appointment of A. Dwight Benedict to its Board. Benedict brings a wide range of experience with him to ICSD, which organizes the Summer and Winter Deaflympics—bringing deaf athletes from all around the world to compete against each other in a variety of sports and disciplines. Currently the Dean of Student Affairs at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC; Mr. Benedict is uniquely qualified to serve on the ICSD Board. / ICSD


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