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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | July 2, 1996
As the show begins, 9-year-old Amanda Bory's small hands are folded in prayer. Suddenly, hymnlike piano and voice give way to rockin' R&B, and those hands are sweeping and circling and jabbing.Her hands are singing. Her hands are signing.She's part of Children Around the World, a group of Baltimore-area children who perform to recorded music, signing the lyrics with hand signals that speak to the deaf.Their act has played on Broadway and at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., to the hearing and to the hearing-impaired.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 8, 2003
WASHINGTON - The North Korean fighter jets that intercepted an unarmed American spy plane over the Sea of Japan last weekend were trying to force the aircraft to land in North Korea and take its crew hostage, a senior defense official said yesterday. One of the four North Korean MiGs came within 50 feet of the Air Force RC-135S Cobra Ball aircraft, and the pilot made internationally recognized hand signals to the American flight crew to follow him, presumably back to his home base, the official said.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Staff Writer | December 24, 1992
Max Chibundu, professor of law, paces at the front of a smal room, his hands clasped behind his back.He's doing his best to lead his 24 first-year students through the complicated world of civil pleadings.It's a typical scene at the University of Maryland Law School -- the students looking overworked, the teacher in a tweed jacket.Except for one student who has moved his coffee cup aside and rests his head on the table. Another student flashes hand signals to help a beleaguered friend who has no idea what answer Mr. Chibundu is waiting for.Mr.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2003
A foreman with Danis Environmental Industries Inc. used to point a finger at each eye to remind his Spanish-speaking crew to wear safety goggles. Inspectors at the Maryland State Highway Administration would draw diagrams in the dirt at construction sites to give instructions to workers, many of whom hail from El Salvador, Guatemala and other Latin American countries. At Chevy's Fresh Mex, a Mexican restaurant in Arundel Mills mall, the managers once communicated with its mostly Hispanic kitchen staff by using hand signals and gestures.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | December 22, 1995
TC At first glance, Joonyur is an active, 8-month-old Australian shepherd mix who likes to chase tennis balls and plastic disks.But clap your hands while his head is turned, and he will not respond. Joonyur is deaf.His owners overcame the problem by bringing him to Debi Hutchinson and Terry Wright, co-owners of Kinderpup. In the past six years, the two women have used hand signals and body gestures to train about 35 deaf dogs at their center at 8399 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Pasadena. They also train normal dogs.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2003
A foreman with Danis Environmental Industries Inc. used to point a finger at each eye to remind his Spanish-speaking crew to wear safety goggles. Inspectors at the Maryland State Highway Administration would draw diagrams in the dirt at construction sites to give instructions to workers, many of whom hail from El Salvador, Guatemala and other Latin American countries. At Chevy's Fresh Mex, a Mexican restaurant in Arundel Mills mall, the managers once communicated with its mostly Hispanic kitchen staff by using hand signals and gestures.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer | December 16, 1991
Pulling her winter coat tight against the wind, Mildred McClure marched into the middle of the street with a jaunty wave to the parents at the curb."Hi, how you doing?" she called out to one of the volunteers leaving Brooklyn Park Elementary School. Then, checking her watch, she assumed her post just as the bell rang.On cue, a swarm of children raced out the school doors and headlong across the street. With a stern hand motion and a toot on her whistle, McClure, 63, kept the traffic at bay.Two little boys stoppedto give her a hug. Another pupil wanted to show her a picture.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 8, 2003
WASHINGTON - The North Korean fighter jets that intercepted an unarmed American spy plane over the Sea of Japan last weekend were trying to force the aircraft to land in North Korea and take its crew hostage, a senior defense official said yesterday. One of the four North Korean MiGs came within 50 feet of the Air Force RC-135S Cobra Ball aircraft, and the pilot made internationally recognized hand signals to the American flight crew to follow him, presumably back to his home base, the official said.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,SUN REPORTER | January 25, 2008
When the Institute of Notre Dame and Mercy hit the basketball court tonight, the noise will be so deafening that coaches will have to resort to signs or hand signals, and the players will struggle to calm butterflies the size of turkeys. The 42nd annual meeting between the schools at the Towson Center at 7:30 is expected to sell out for the 16th time in 17 years, with more than 4,300 fans creating a boisterous, pulsating sea of blue on IND's side and of red on Mercy's. Mercy vs. IND Tonight, 7:30, Towson Center
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March 30, 1994
Baltimore County legislators aren't adverse to micro-managing the local school system. It's bad enough when their actions are destined to cause more hassles than they would solve. It's another matter entirely when proposed legislation could jeopardize the safety of children. Such a possibility would result if the delegation approves a proposed bill to change the way school buses pick up and drop off students.The county's long-standing practice requires children to be waiting at their stops before the bus arrives in the morning and after it pulls away in the afternoon.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | July 2, 1996
As the show begins, 9-year-old Amanda Bory's small hands are folded in prayer. Suddenly, hymnlike piano and voice give way to rockin' R&B, and those hands are sweeping and circling and jabbing.Her hands are singing. Her hands are signing.She's part of Children Around the World, a group of Baltimore-area children who perform to recorded music, signing the lyrics with hand signals that speak to the deaf.Their act has played on Broadway and at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., to the hearing and to the hearing-impaired.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | December 22, 1995
TC At first glance, Joonyur is an active, 8-month-old Australian shepherd mix who likes to chase tennis balls and plastic disks.But clap your hands while his head is turned, and he will not respond. Joonyur is deaf.His owners overcame the problem by bringing him to Debi Hutchinson and Terry Wright, co-owners of Kinderpup. In the past six years, the two women have used hand signals and body gestures to train about 35 deaf dogs at their center at 8399 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Pasadena. They also train normal dogs.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Staff Writer | December 24, 1992
Max Chibundu, professor of law, paces at the front of a smal room, his hands clasped behind his back.He's doing his best to lead his 24 first-year students through the complicated world of civil pleadings.It's a typical scene at the University of Maryland Law School -- the students looking overworked, the teacher in a tweed jacket.Except for one student who has moved his coffee cup aside and rests his head on the table. Another student flashes hand signals to help a beleaguered friend who has no idea what answer Mr. Chibundu is waiting for.Mr.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer | December 16, 1991
Pulling her winter coat tight against the wind, Mildred McClure marched into the middle of the street with a jaunty wave to the parents at the curb."Hi, how you doing?" she called out to one of the volunteers leaving Brooklyn Park Elementary School. Then, checking her watch, she assumed her post just as the bell rang.On cue, a swarm of children raced out the school doors and headlong across the street. With a stern hand motion and a toot on her whistle, McClure, 63, kept the traffic at bay.Two little boys stoppedto give her a hug. Another pupil wanted to show her a picture.
NEWS
August 22, 2001
VOYAGE OF THE VIKINGS Set sail to the Smithsonian Institute's Web site Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga. You can discover this great site at www.mnh.si.edu / vikings / . Take the guided tour and trace back the Vikings' dramatic journey from their roots in Northern Europe and Greenland to their discovery and settlement of North America. Hop aboard your own ship and take the Viking voyage, making stops at Iceland, Finland and the Land of Legend. You can learn about the history, archaeology and environment of every place that you drop anchor with video and audio multimedia.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Staff Writer | October 19, 1992
All eyes are fastened on teacher Mary McKnight-Brown. It is quiet in the first-grade classroom at Dasher Green Elementary.But when she moves her hand slightly, 24 first-graders suddenly erupt into fierce whispering. As she makes another signal, the children become quiet, eager to share answers.One doesn't hear many verbal reprimands from Ms. McKnight-Brown, who will be featured next month on a national program about innovative teaching.Instead of commanding her students to "sit down," or "be quiet," the Columbia teacher uses hand signals to communicate.
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