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January 23, 2001
Tonya Killam, 30, of Laurel, an elementary school teacher of the deaf at Kendall Demonstration School, Gallaudet University, is the latest Maryland Lottery winner of $150,000 in the Big Game. She plans to use the prize money to help buy a home and take care of her family. The winning tickets, which matched all five Jan. 16 numbers correctly, was bought at the Giant Foods store in Laurel.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
A federal judge in Washington has dismissed the high-profile discrimination lawsuit of a Gallaudet University official who claimed she was unfairly demoted for signing a petition to put Maryland's same-sex marriage law to referendum. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg ruled April 14 that Angela McCaskill, Gallaudet's former chief diversity officer, had failed to show she had been discriminated against under the D.C. Human Right's Act -- whether for her religion, political beliefs or identity as a straight woman -- or that the university had acted negligently.
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January 6, 1995
BALTIMORE -- The Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Organization of Schools has received a $250,000 grant to install one of its programs, "Roots and Wings," in three elementary schools in Miami.The project will be a national field test for the program, which is designed to restructure schools to assure that all students achieve world-class academic standards.The Hopkins-Miami project will be funded by the Knight Foundation of Miami, which also announced yesterday that the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick will receive $250,000 to collaborate with Gallaudet University in a project to strengthen the teaching and learning of deaf students.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
Due to the government shutdown, progress on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) -- which would ban discrimination in hiring based on gender identity or sexual orientation -- has stalled. But when things get back to normal in Washington, LGBT rights advocates seeking to get the act passed by the end of the year now have numbers on their side. A poll conducted by a former Mitt Romney data guy Alex Lundry and released Monday by Politico shows a firm majority of Americans support a federal law that would protect LGBT employees in their workplaces.
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By From Staff Reports | December 11, 1994
Sophomore guard Kwana Williams scored 17 points and Kesha Camper added 16 as Maryland held off Rutgers, 76-73, in a women's college basketball game yesterday in Piscataway, N.J.Maryland (4-2) built a 64-52 lead late in the second half before Rutgers (2-5) went on a 10-0 run to close the gap to 64-62 with 4:13 remaining.Forward Stephanie Cross added 13 points for the Terrapins.* Frostburg State 55, Lebanon Valley 45: Shelly Ridgeway scored 23 points as Frostburg State (4-3) defeated Lebanon Valley (3-4)
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by Annie Linskey | October 22, 2012
Two of the state's most visible supporters of Maryland's same-sex marriage law will lead weekly rallies at the Gallaudet University campus starting Thursday to urge the reinstatement Angela McCaskill , who was suspended from her job there for signing a petition to put the law on the ballot. "It is the height of hypocrisy for an institution that claims to support individual choice and freedom of expression to deprive that freedom to someone they assume has a different opinion with respect to this policy issue,” said Delman Coates , of Mt. Enon Baptist Church in Prince George's County and Donte Hickman, of Southern Baptist Church in Baltimore in a joint statement.
NEWS
December 24, 2002
R. Orin Cornett, an educator honored as the inventor of cued speech and former vice president at Gallaudet University, died of heart failure Dec. 17 at his Laurel home. He was 89. An Oklahoma native, he held a doctorate in physics and applied mathematics from the University of Texas, and taught at Oklahoma Baptist, Penn State and Harvard universities. In 1959, he became director of the Division of Higher Education at the U.S. Office of Education, and while reviewing Gallaudet's funding was appalled to learn that most deaf people had sublevel reading skills.
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by Annie Linskey | October 10, 2012
Gallaudet University's diversity officer has been placed on leave for signing a petition to put Maryland's same-sex marriage law on the ballot, The Washington Blade has  reported . The official, Angela McCaskill, could not be immediately reached for comment. In a statement to The Blade, Galleudet president T. Alan Hurwitz said: “It recently came to my attention that Dr. McCaskill has participated in a legislative initiative that some feel is inappropriate for an individual serving as Chief Diversity Officer; however, other individuals feel differently.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,Sun Staff | October 28, 2001
Elizabeth Folsom and Edward Garcia almost ended up on opposite ends of the country, but when circumstance brought them to Gallaudet University in 1998, they knew right away that they were meant to be together. Elizabeth, who is hard of hearing, was living in High Point, N.C., earning her bachelor's degree in psychology and working full time when she became interested in deafness issues and deaf culture. "I started doing some research," she says, and found "there were other people like me."
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
Opponents to same-sex marriage are airing a new television commercial that claims passing question 6 will generate intolerance for those who do not support gay marriage. What the ads say: The commercial highlights four cases where penalties have been meted out for opposition — or perceived opposition — to same-sex marriage. "When marriage has been redefined elsewhere as Question 6 does, people who believe in traditional marriage have been punished," according to the commercial.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2013
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 deaf people as it is among the hearing population. During his two decades at Western Maryland College in Westminster - later renamed McDaniel College - Dr. Vernon was the driving force that made that institution a leader nationally in deaf education.
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by Annie Linskey | October 22, 2012
Two of the state's most visible supporters of Maryland's same-sex marriage law will lead weekly rallies at the Gallaudet University campus starting Thursday to urge the reinstatement Angela McCaskill , who was suspended from her job there for signing a petition to put the law on the ballot. "It is the height of hypocrisy for an institution that claims to support individual choice and freedom of expression to deprive that freedom to someone they assume has a different opinion with respect to this policy issue,” said Delman Coates , of Mt. Enon Baptist Church in Prince George's County and Donte Hickman, of Southern Baptist Church in Baltimore in a joint statement.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
Opponents to same-sex marriage are airing a new television commercial that claims passing question 6 will generate intolerance for those who do not support gay marriage. What the ads say: The commercial highlights four cases where penalties have been meted out for opposition — or perceived opposition — to same-sex marriage. "When marriage has been redefined elsewhere as Question 6 does, people who believe in traditional marriage have been punished," according to the commercial.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
Gallaudet University is asking the group opposing Maryland's same-sex marriage law to take down a new commercial that features a university staff member who was suspended for signing a referendum petition. The new commercial, funded by the Maryland Marriage Alliance, shows footage of Angela McCaskill, the diversity officer who was removed from her post because she signed a petition to put the same-sex marriage law on the November ballot. "The video they are using, the ad, is actually copyrighted by us," said Katherine Murphy, executive director of communications and public relations at Gallaudet in Washington.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
The Gallaudet University diversity officer who was suspended from her job after signing a petition to put Maryland's same-sex marriage law to referendum said she wants her post back and is owed compensation for the emotional toll caused by the firestorm. "This has been a tremendously horrific time for myself and my family," Angela McCaskill said at a news conference Tuesday outside the Maryland State House. "The university has allowed this issue to escalate out of control. They have attempted to intimidate me. They have tarnished my reputation.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley and other supporters of the law to allow same-sex marriage in Maryland called Thursday for the reinstatement of a university administrator who was placed on leave for signing a petition aimed at overturning the measure. "Everyone has a right to their opinion, and everyone has a right to participate in the political process," O'Malley said. The legislation, he said, "is about treating everyone fairly and equally under the law. " Opponents of same-sex marriage, meanwhile, described the decision by Gallaudet University to suspend chief diversity officer Angela McCaskill as part of a larger climate of "intimidation" against those who argue for keeping marriage between a man and a woman.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
Gallaudet University is asking the group opposing Maryland's same-sex marriage law to take down a new commercial that features a university staff member who was suspended for signing a referendum petition. The new commercial, funded by the Maryland Marriage Alliance, shows footage of Angela McCaskill, the diversity officer who was removed from her post because she signed a petition to put the same-sex marriage law on the November ballot. "The video they are using, the ad, is actually copyrighted by us," said Katherine Murphy, executive director of communications and public relations at Gallaudet in Washington.
SPORTS
By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | February 22, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Two minutes to tip-off, the women's basketball team huddles for final instructions. The coach does not speak but moves her hands furiously, as if conducting a Sousa march.At Gallaudet University, a liberal arts college for the deaf, the coach shouts with her fingers; the players listen with their eyes.The message: Play our game, give 100 percent and have fun."They get my drift," says Kitty Baldridge, Gallaudet's coach.The team that cannot hear is making quite a racket. Gallaudet (20-4, 12-2)
NEWS
October 11, 2012
Finally, something both sides in Maryland's gay marriage debate can agree on: Gallaudet University should not have suspended its chief diversity officer for signing the petition that put Question 6 on the ballot this November. The heads of the campaigns both for and against the marriage equality law have condemned the university president's decision, and they're right. Angela McCaskill should not face punishment in her job for political activity in her private life, even if signing the petition might seem at odds with her official duties.
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by Annie Linskey | October 10, 2012
Gallaudet University's diversity officer has been placed on leave for signing a petition to put Maryland's same-sex marriage law on the ballot, The Washington Blade has  reported . The official, Angela McCaskill, could not be immediately reached for comment. In a statement to The Blade, Galleudet president T. Alan Hurwitz said: “It recently came to my attention that Dr. McCaskill has participated in a legislative initiative that some feel is inappropriate for an individual serving as Chief Diversity Officer; however, other individuals feel differently.
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