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Legally blind archer
Aug 14, 2008
That world champion Im Dong-Hyun can even hit the target is a minor miracle. Not many Olympic archers are legally blind. The South Korean has no idea where his arrow lands on the target, and from 70 meters away all he has to aim at is a blob of color. "When I look down the range at the target all I can do is try to distinguish between the...

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Jun 23, 2008
About 24 area Boy Scouts, fathers and staff started a 75-mile, 10-day hike over the weekend called the Philmont Expedition at the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M. It is a treacherous hike that takes campers between elevations of 6,500 feet to more than 12,000 feet, all while carrying up to 50 pounds of hiking and camping gear. It’s...

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Mary Chappell
May 21, 2008
Mary Chappell goes to work every day and does her job as if little has changed in her life in the past two years. But her life is very different. About two years ago, Chappell, director of recreation services at Kansas University, became blind. It was caused by a water skiing accident in 1995 combined with an unsuccessful surgery a couple...

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Nat Gleason
May 20, 2008
Students became doctors during Monday's graduation at the University of California San Francisco Medical School. Nat Gleason, one of the graduates, is legally blind. Dr Gleason states that he is able to care for his patients as well as any other doctor dispite his vision loss, and often does not even find it necessary to inform them of his...

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Bowling Pins
May 9, 2008
A 78-year-old legally blind man nicknamed "The Hammer" has bowled a perfect game. Dale Davis of Alta, Iowa, nailed 12 consecutive strikes Saturday night during league play. "It's a great sport. It's something the young, the old and the handicapped can do," Davis said Thursday. "I guess I count as the old and handicapped." Davis has...

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Volunteer Charles Paul Dailer of St. Clair reaches for a paper clip Tuesday while assembling information packets for Occupational Health inside the emergency entrance at River District Hospital in East China Township.
Apr 23, 2008
With his white cane by his side, Charles Paul Dailer has worked to brighten the days of St. John River District Hospital patients and their families for the past three years. "I've got this goal thing: if I can make one person smile a day, at least I've done something because there are a lot of depressed people in the world, especially in...

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Army Staff Sgt. Brian Pearce rests in his hospital bed
Apr 21, 2008
Army Staff Sgt. Brian Pearce came home from Iraq with 20/20 vision — and a diagnosis of legal blindness. It has taken Pearce much of the last 18 months, since he arrived home on a stretcher with severe injuries from the blast of an improvised explosive device, to make sense of that paradox. He didn't fully understand the visual...

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Apr 15, 2008
As the deadline for filing federal income tax returns approaches, many Americans are poring over their IRS Form 1040s. On line 38a, they must check a box for a special deduction if they're blind. (They can take another deduction on the same line if they're over 65.) This leads some to ask: Why do the blind get a special tax break? It's a...

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