GRAPELICIOUS NEWS 08.30.2013

Whatcom Co. settles with handcuffed deaf man for $62500
KOMO News
(AP) – Whatcom County has reached a $62,500 settlement with an elderly deaf man who was handcuffed for at least a half-hour by sheriff’s deputies, rendering him unable to communicate. The Bellingham Herald reports that 76-year-old Donald Pratt was 
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First Anambra Deaf Sports Festival Begins In Onitsha
Daily Times Nigeria
Obi, who was represented by his Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Dr Edozie Aroh, made the call while opening the maiden Deaf Sports Festival in the state at the Chuba Ikpeazu Mini-stadium, Onitsha. The governor said the state government was 
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‘Being deaf opened my eyes to the world’
Times LIVE
“For a while I wondered why I had become the black sheep of the world. But losing my hearing opened my eyes to the world,” Makgobi said. The 40-year-old from Dobsonville, Soweto, lost her hearing while receiving treatment for multidrug-resistant TB
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Deaf Tutor Calls on UK Hotel Industry to Help Hearing Impaired Travelers
HotelChatter
A deafness awareness tutor in the UK is calling on the hotel industry to step up its game in terms of accommodating deaf and signing travelers. Consultant Ruthy Fletcher claims that hotels are unprepared in this manner and has set out to shed some 
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Deaf group forced to rely on donations
Irish Examiner
A leading Irish deaf group has warned Government cutbacks mean it must rely on charitable donations and the bequeathed wills of supporters in order to keep its services running. Daniel O’Donnell presents Roisin Ormond from Cork with the Youth Award at 
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Deaf but determined, man helps neighbors escape fire
KWCH
Deaf but determined, man helps neighbors escape fire. Email · print. Comments. 0. by Marielkis Salazar KWCH 12 Eyewitness News KWCH 12 Eyewitness News. 11:30 p.m. CDT, August 28, 2013. (WICHITA, Kan.)—. Donnell Williams takes the concept of 
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Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind enters 100th football season
St. Augustine Record
When the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind football team takes the field today, it will mark the start to its 100th season. Coach Eric LeFors said the achievement was another positive reminder of the school’s storied history. “I don’t know how 
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Faribault Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf volleyball wins thrilling opener
Southernminn.com
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf’s Jessica Rademacher goes up for a tip in the second set of the Trojans’ home opener against Hmong Academy on Wednesday. MSAD won 3-2. (Josh Berhow/Daily News). Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 9:38 pm 
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