| Nov 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Some Jarrettsville area residents are concerned about parking problems at the local Rutledge Park, especially when vehicles block their driveways during large events – or when police officers park there while on duty.
About 17 people were in the...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:44 AM
Amtrak has launched a new "Txt-A-Tip" program that allows riders and employees to report suspicious or criminal activity on the rail service via text message, the company announced Wednesday.
The program adds a new option, accessible to those with...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:19 PM
The National Association of the Deaf said it has filed suit in federal court to compel the University of Maryland to provide captioning on scoreboards during athletic events at Byrd Stadium and Comcast Center.
The association said on its website that the...
| Sep 15, 2013
Sometimes it's the simplest ideas that have the biggest impact, and Dan Simon is hoping his will prevent the hearing damage suffered by thousands of military personnel — the top reported service disability in the war on terror.
| Sep 2, 2013
| 5:31 PM
It was McCay Vernon, a former Baltimore-area psychology professor, who put to rest a myth that caused incalculable damage to deaf people over the centuries.
Dr. Vernon, who was known as "Mac," proved that intelligence is distributed as equitably among...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 3:10 AM
January is drawing to a close. Those of us who celebrate birthdays in the dead of winter should not be ignored.
Lexie Ayer was 10 years old on Jan. 4. Neighbor Patty Higgs' birthday was on Jan. 15. Margaret Walton and Joyce Ludy never fail to...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Adults who lose their hearing later in life also are more likely to have a hard time concentrating on a book or remembering a simple conversation, Johns Hopkins research has found.
The same brain functions that affect hearing also may cause problems...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:05 AM
It's always nice to hear from former editor Connie Ballenger. Connie recently shared information about the Family 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Glen Mar United Methodist Church to be held April 20.
The event is a benefit for the Howard County Food Bank....
| 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 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...