| Oct 29, 2011
Who wrote Shakespeare? Sounds like "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?" Yet about 150 years ago, people on both sides of the Atlantic began asking how an otherwise obscure William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon could have crafted the most brilliant works...
| Sep 2, 2011
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Miss Illinois made the first of her expected 300 appearances as pageant royalty in Tinley Park Friday. Hannah Smith, 20, stopped in at Helen Keller …...
| Aug 24, 2011
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The halls of Helen Keller Junior High in Schaumburg were filled Wednesday morning with students, some frustrated, some excitedly yelling, “I did it!” On the …...
| Jul 15, 2011
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Geraldine “Jerrie” Lawhorn is one of God’s miracles. The 95-year old woman is both blind and deaf.
“My sight and hearing was normal before seven but in school, the teacher noticed that I was having trouble trying to read,”...
| Jun 28, 2011
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As a senior at Western High School, Nancy S. Grasmick imagined becoming a pediatrician, but a near-fatal reaction to penicillin left her deaf and altered her life.
In the first few months of adjusting to her new world, she became obsessed with Helen...
| Jun 27, 2011
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Bristol Palin lived a fairly ordinary childhood until the national spotlight/pregnancy thing. But is it enough to write a memoir? Apparently so....
| Apr 15, 2011
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Question: I'm divorced and never remarried. My parents are deceased and my two children are grown. I recently relocated and am trying to make connections, but that's much harder to do later in life. I'm lonely and have even started thinking this will be...
| Mar 16, 2011
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National Deaf History Month, which began Sunday and runs through April 15, highlights historic and current contributions of the Deaf community to American society by commemorating milestones in deaf history. Thursday, Kentucky School for the Deaf and...
| Feb 10, 2011
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Did you know that in 1929 Kentucky School for the Deaf purchased a custom-made school bus to take students on outings and to ball games? It had seats along the sides to allow the students to communicate with each other across the aisle. Did you know that...
| Jan 7, 2011
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Three years ago, after losing his legs to a roadside blast in Iraq, Mike Fradera lay in a Texas Army hospital bed, going stir-crazy.
He craved the freedom that a new set of government-issued limbs promised.
Three years later, padding around on his...
| Nov 28, 2010
It's hard to imagine that the reading of picture books could be controversial, but this fall saw a considerable kerfuffle over a story in the New York Times that declared picture books to be in decline. In the midst of a perfectly respectable news story...