Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on October 2, 1988 · Page 118
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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page 118

Rochester, New York
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Sunday, October 2, 1988
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611 SUNDAY DFMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE. ROCHrSTFn. NY. OCTCWn 2. 1088 If you can't read paper, listen to it John E. O'Neill is the eyes for those with ears for news By Jonathan Saltzman Democrat ana Chronicle John E. O'Neill seems well suited for his role reading the newspaper to 2,500 visually impaired and phvsicallv disabled listeners of WXXI Radio Reachout. He reads crisply in the same relaxed voice he uses when he chats with friends on the golf course. If he stumbles over a word, he doesn't dwell on it; he keeps going. And he ends his 30-minute readings on Friday and Saturday on a cheery note: "A smile is very easy to wear; one size fits all." Only one thing throws the 70-year-old volunteer: pronouncing the name of United Nations Secretary Genera Javier Perez de Cuellar. "I always want to say, 'Deshooler.' I have no idea where that comes from. That's my nemesis." O'Neill, a bespectacled man who often wears a cowboy hat atop his snow-white hair, became a Radio Reachout reader in January 1985. His wife of 38 years, Catherine, had died of kidney failure the previous April and he immersed himself in volunteer work. "This keeps my mind occupied, keeps me busy and gives me a purpose," said O'Neill, a retired Rochester Telephone Company worker who lives at 110 Morncrest Drive in Gates. Sitting in the studio of Reachout Radio's mocoa-colored building on French Road, O'Neill reads the Canandaigua Messenger every Friday at 2:30 p.m. for 30 minutes and the front section of the Democrat and Chronicle every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. for 30 minutes. He is one of about 200 vol unteer readers. "I love it, every minute of it," he said. "I like to talk." Listeners of Radio Reachout pick up the broadcasts in 11 counties in western and central New Food is the fuel (or your metabolic furnace. YOU MUST EAT TO LOSE WEIGHT. 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York on special radio receivers that they borrow from the station. The service is free. But when they listen to O'Neill live broadcasts, they get a somewhat sanitized news report. He seldom reads stories about rape, preferring public service articles on such topics as nursing-home care. Before a recent broadcast, he scanned a brief story about sex-oriented newspapers. "Of what value is that to the blind people I'm reading to? The handicapped people?" He shook his head and furrowed his brow. "I don't think they're interested in it." Outside the radio studio 'Neill participates in at least eight other volunteer activities. As co-chairman of the Public Awareness Program of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, he speaks about the problems of the hearing-impaired to groups from Batavia to Rochester to Naples. 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Some lost adults or children walk home on their own while others never make it. Rescuers seem to remember each one. "I could picture my grandfather," said Massasauga member Audrey Blount, 53, of Byron-Hol-ley Road, Clarendon, as she recalled a 1981 search in which she stumbled upon the body of an elderly man. He had fallen in the woods south of Lc Roy, Genesee County. "It is a whole different thing seeing someone in a casket and seeing someone in a situation like that where you know he had struggled to get up," she said. The horror is rare, 12-year veteran Blount and other members agreed as they sat one evening around Blount's dining room table. "That's something that you just accept," said member Kenneth Stephens, 31, of Hamlin Parma Townline Road, Hamlin. The team, part of the state Fed I Wins B B B B 1 I I Sharing Our Best b Q The Famous Watkins Products you g remember: Vanilla, Cinnamon, Lini- m mem, spices, just as Derore, "The Store At Your Door." 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