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Woman records the news for people who can't read

12:04 AM, Jan. 3, 2013
Ruth Kulis records the news for people who can't read it themselves. She said she particularly enjoys reading the obituaries.
Ruth Kulis records the news for people who can't read it themselves. She said she particularly enjoys reading the obituaries.
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Ruth Kulis takes a week-old newspaper and reads it out loud. When she finishes, she'll turn on a digital voice recorder and read the newspaper once more, her third time in a week reading the very same words.

Kulis is a reader for News on Disc, a program of the Volunteer Caregivers of Portage County that brings the news to people who can't read. Kulis, a Stevens Point resident, voices the week's news on either Friday or Saturday night, and she reads them over before recording to get it all correctly.

"If there are tricky words, I'll look them up in the dictionary," said Kulis, a former homemaker. "Any ...

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