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Subject: Interesting News
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 18:01:38 EDT

Blind Beauty Contest Judge Sees Inner Beauty -------

EDMONTON - The Miss Alberta Beauty Contest selected a blind
judge in order to fulfill their new emphasis on personality,
and intelligence over bathing suit aesthetics. Harold Grace
who had lost his vision some fifteen years earlier was just
as surprised to be asked, but he felt he could sense their
personalities based on how they sounded. "When a contestant
was answering a question I would listen to how they would
project their answer, the emphasis in their voice and the
firmness of their tone," he replied. Bathing suits and evening
gowns were replaced by interviews, and written exams. Grace
currently works at the Canadian National Institute for the

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