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March 10, 1988 | PAUL HOUSTON, Times Staff Writer
The confrontation at Gallaudet University, the nation's only liberal arts college for the deaf, escalated Wednesday as students closed the institution for the second time, and the faculty voted overwhelmingly to endorse their demand for a deaf president.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1990 | MARCI HANOVER
High school senior Debbie Hughes of Fountain Valley has goals much like other teen-agers: She wants to go to UC Davis and become a veterinarian. But for Debbie, pursuing them means traveling the many miles to University High School in Irvine. Debbie, who is deaf, is one of 67 Orange County teen-agers enrolled in the county's only program for the hearing-impaired that allows them to attend regular classes with their hearing peers.
NEWS
June 27, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
A legally blind and deaf graduate student was killed in an alleged attack by four men who apparently picked him up hitchhiking, authorities said Sunday. Ernie King, a 38-year-old father of two, died Friday night at Santa Cruz Community Hospital after suffering multiple skull fractures. He was pushed or fell from a pickup truck, Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies said.
NEWS
March 14, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Gallaudet University's board of trustees Sunday chose I. King Jordan to be the first deaf president in the 124-year history of the school for the hearing impaired, and announced that board Chairwoman Jane Bassett Spilman has resigned. Jordan, dean of the school's college of arts and sciences, was chosen to replace Elisabeth Ann Zinser, a hearing woman, who resigned early Friday after protests from students seeking a deaf leader had virtually paralyzed Gallaudet's campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1994 | THOM MROZEK
Concluding an unusual and complicated case, a hearing-impaired judge on Thursday convicted a deaf man of second-degree murder in the shooting of another deaf man during an apparent gang-related dispute. Stalling what promised to be a lengthy trial with a host of sign language interpreters, Val Lamar Smith, 23, of South-Central Los Angeles agreed Tuesday to waive his right to a trial and let a judge decide his fate.
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June 30, 2000 | CHRIS CEBALLOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The planning of a new school on Bloomfield Street for students who are deaf and hard of hearing is underway. The School of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is being forced out of its current location at San Marino Elementary School in Buena Park because of class-size reductions, ending its 30-year tenure in the Centralia Unified School District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1993 | ED BOND
Burbank police have set up a special phone line that will allow hearing-impaired callers to communicate directly with dispatchers using a keyboard and a small computer screen. "When you're talking about an emergency situation, a couple of minutes will make a difference," said Judie Sarquiz, who trained Burbank police dispatchers to use the telecommunications device for the deaf, known as a TDD. The program was set up to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
NEWS
November 8, 1997 | From Reuters
A deaf Mexican admitted Friday that he was an "enforcer" for the group that smuggled other deaf Mexicans into the United States, where they were forced to sell trinkets and turn over their earnings. Ivan Gomez Sanchez, 23, pleaded guilty to the most serious charge in a multi-count indictment before Brooklyn Federal Magistrate Roanne Mann.
NEWS
December 1, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, said Monday that they have developed an improved type of ear implant that is giving deaf people the ability to hear and recognize at least some human speech. Earlier success with the four-channel cochlear implant led the UCSF team to begin working with an even more sophisticated eight-channel model, Dr.
NEWS
August 16, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
In the latest blow to an alleged international smuggling network built on the exploitation of deaf Mexicans, federal agents in Dallas have arrested a Mexican immigrant couple and found 10 more people who were forced to peddle trinkets. The arrests brought to 24 the number of suspects who have been arrested in the U.S. and Mexico.
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