Former North Lincoln Knight Now Cheering for Charlotte Bobcats
July 7, 2012 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

By Seth Mabry
LCV Staff
DENVER- While in high school, Ashley Rhyne was a cheerleader for the North Lincoln Knights. Now she cheers for the Charlotte Bobcats, as she was recently chosen to be part of the …

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Submitted by on November 16, 2010 – 7:45 amNo Comment

Profile AmericaProfile America — Tuesday, November 16th. There was good news for the hard of hearing this week in 1901 — as Miller Reese Hutchinson of New York patented the first portable electric hearing aid. Called the “Acousticon,” the device was a smaller version of previous tabletop units. While portable, it still had three components and used batteries that only lasted for a few hours. But it was far superior to ungainly hearing trumpets or simply cupping a hand behind the ear. Now, tiny digital hearing aids that users can program for maximum effect help millions to hear normal conversations. In the U.S., there are more that 8 million people who have difficulty hearing and a million who are unable to hear at all. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at <www.census.gov>.

Sources: American Speakers Calendar of Events
U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB10-FF.13
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ff13.html.html

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