| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:36 AM
On his two deployments to Iraq with the 18th Airborne Corps, Spc. Jon Michael Cripps spent more time keeping the Army's computers running than he did in combat, but he can't forget what he heard.
The constant roar of generators, along with the hum of...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Del. Neil C. Parrott stirred up the state last year by creating a website to collect signed petitions, forcing laws such as the ones on same-sex marriage and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants onto the ballot in the November election.
| Jan 2, 2013
| 12:15 PM
While most theater practitioners gravitate from show to show, venue to venue, a few may be found putting in years of artistic labor on behalf of one specific producing organization. Two such individuals are spotlighted this week.
The Costa Mesa...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Raymond Smith Jr. has been trying for nearly two decades to make the movie industry listen to the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing.
This month, the senior executive at Regal Entertainment Group will come closer to his goal.
His company, the...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 8:01 PM
It might be hard to duplicate the anticipation and publicity that greeted the inaugural season in Everyman Theatre's inviting new home on West Fayette Street, but that hasn't stopped the company from trying.
"I want next season to be even more...
| Apr 27, 2013
Former Baltimorean Katherine Bouton abruptly lost the hearing in her left ear at age 30. One minute she could hear, and the next, she could not.
Over the decades, her impairment worsened. By the time she was 60, she was functionally deaf. But her...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:46 AM
There has been a lot of news about medical tests lately. Physicians are coming out against unnecessary testing and screenings to save patients time, money and health risks.
As a senior, how do you know which tests or screenings you should have done, and...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 2:17 PM
There were no deaf children where I grew up, no deaf children where I went to school.
There was no hearing impairment I can remember in my family, no deaf personnel serving in the military where I was assigned.
So it's no surprise that I was also...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Toys "R" Us, alleging the company broke the law when staff at its Columbia store refused to provide a sign-language interpreter for a job applicant who is deaf.
The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:14 AM
A few dozen pennies, shiny and perpetually floating in a clear brick of plastic sit on Herman Shooster's desk. Given as a gift celebrating the 1968 initial public offering of his first entrepreneurial venture, a frozen food company, it wasn't long...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 3:26 PM
It's not uncommon in life to hear — but not actually listen. Ask any long-married couple. Or the parent of a toddler. Or, for that matter, the parent of a teenager.
Humankind, in fact, has made rather an art of communication in which the true...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Verizon Wireless customers can now send a text message to 911 for emergency help.
A 9-1-1 text alert pilot program will be launched today throughout Frederick County and six other counties across the Northeast. The service is designed to enable those...