I can see the floodlights at RFK stadium from my dormitory on the Gallaudet campus whenever the Washington Redskins are playing. I remember one of the Theta Nu Tau (ONT) brothers receiving a scholarship from their coach, George Allen. Political correctness has no place in sports, so why all the controversies. it's only a game, we don't scalp our opponents. Let's keep our football traditions alive.
A Deaf driver was pulled over for what apparently was a defective rear red brake light, the driver immediately gave the officer a card which explains that he's Deaf and request a sign language interpreter. The officer radioed in and the interpreter arrives on the scene within fifteen minutes. The cop asked the Deaf driver for his driver's license, and issue him a warning that he needs to get that rear red light fixed within thirty days. The Deaf, noticing that the interpreter wasn't fluent in ASL, complained to the officer of the fact. She was arrested on the spot and taken into custody for impersonating an ASL interpreter and failure to have an interpreter license from the state.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 20:46
When you golf, you wouldn't want your concentration on the game interrupted, but here you got an intruder, a playful cub who probably thought the flagpole on the 7th tee is a tree to scratched his back on. Life is stressful enough already but here a little unexpected entertainment will lighten you up a bit until he tries to steal your ball.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 20:34
An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale has shaken the nation's capital once again. There were no reports of injuries or damages. Seismologists has located the epicenter on the Gallaudet football field where they are testing a new drum the team has bought. The coach quipped, "that's how we win games!"
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 15:27
The decommissioned USS Nautilus is the world's first nuclear powered submarine to patrol our oceans, including a historic trek to the North Pole under the Arctic icescape. The museum in Groton, Connecticut is open to the public and there is no admission charge. It's open daily, except Tuesdays.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 09:47
The judge declared a mistrial in a case of an ASL interpreter, accused of murder, because there were no Deaf among the jury. It's a controversial decision in favor of the defense team who argued that his client has a right to an impartial jury of peers. The Judge rejected the state prosecutor's argument that selecting a Deaf juror will be somewhat be biased in this particular case. The defense reaffirm the rights of the Deaf, under the Constitution, to serve on a jury. The ASL interpreter is now out on bail awaiting a new trail.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 17:53
I think Deaf children should be given the same assignment writing an essay, "I wish my teacher knew...," a project similar to that of an elementary teacher in Denver.
These are just a few samples from her classroom:
"I wish my teacher knew I don't have friends to play with me."
"I wish my teacher knew sometimes my reading log is not signed because my mom not around a lot."
"I wish my teacher knew that I don't have pencils at home to do my homework."
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 12:55
This is Mike Remington, my friend from Phoenix, Arizona and son and student from Ethiopia, Africa. They stayed with us, giving a PowerPoint presentation of their mission to Benin and Togo on the western coast of Africa, before leaving for the Everglades.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 18:43
My Deaf son, a pizza deliveryman, came home in a Ferrari after his shift. At first I doubted him when he told me he bought it with the tips he earned that night, which is twenty dollars. Impossible, how can one afford it, living paycheck to paycheck, on minimum wages and practically no savings. We went to the woman who sold the car; she explains that her husband left her and went off with her secretary to Hawaii and just got an e-mail to sell the Ferrari and wired him the money.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 09:00
My late Aunt, Esther, in Massachusetts was a beekeeper harvesting delicious honey from hives in the backyard and canning them into jars. I had an opportunity to take a free basic class locally that teaches us how to set them up, and what to expect such as costs and maintenance, etc. We also discuss legal issues, realizing that there's a lot of responsibilities involved.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 08:32
An old man just arrived, after an overnight flight, into Paris. An impatient French customs officer asked him where his passport and if he ever been to France before. The old man still searching his American passport replied that he been here once before. The French customs officer, disrespectable, reprimanded him not having his passport ready. The old man, a WWII veteran, then pointed out that he didn't need one on D-Day.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 07:56
A Deaf Wisconsin farmer written a letter to his son in prison; "I'm heartbroken that you're not here to assist me planting seeds and harvesting the crops. I can't afford to hire the migrants so got to do these backbreaking chores alone just to keep the bread on the table."
The son, convicted of murder, written back begging the father not to dig; not explaining why?
At dawn, a team of FBI agents arrives on the scene, searching victims that are buried in the field. They were acting on a tip they received from the warden, but no bodies were found.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 10:39