Listen to the Deaf


When Heather Whitestone signed "I love you" after she was crowned Miss America in Atlantic City last week, she also signaled the distinction she brings to her year of travel and promotional appearances. The new Miss America is deaf, and her selection is one more indication that for deaf people, these are heady days.

Sara Engram is editorial-page director of The Evening Sun.

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