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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 30, 2011
— A deaf couple lost money to an evil hearing neighbor
In England, a deaf husband and wife became friends
with Jacqueline Taylor, a hearing neighbor. They asked to
have their mail delivered to her house because their dog
was always tearing up the letters. Instead of bringing
the mail to the deaf couple’s house, Jacqueline opened
the mail herself and took out checks and new credit cards.
With forgery she spent nearly $24,000 on stuff
(vacations, booze, hair styling appointments, etc).
She is now in jail. Said the angry judge:
They trusted you; you were one of the family
— A surprise with the Dallas cheerleader that was
“tackled” by a Dallas Cowboys player?
We know that Melissa Kellerman, the Dallas Cowboys cheerleader,
was accidentally tackled by a Cowboys player while on sidelines.
She is a college student, and her minor is Sign Language Studies!
She says she can use sign language, and her goal is to
become a Special Education teacher after she finishes college.
— USA better off than China with captions
We watch movies on TV with captions. We also complain about
Netflix not captioning their videos. But we are lucky to be
Americans. In China, the government gives away 10,000 captioned
videos free for the deaf. But this is a joke. The government
produces 10 to 20 new captioned films per year. In USA, many
of us watch 10 to 20 new captioned films per month!
— A harmless deaf man on bicycle was tased and killed
A 61-year old deaf man in Scotland Neck, NC, a small town of
just 2,000 people, was stopped by a rookie police officer. The
cop saw him falling off his bicycle Suspicious, the cop walked
over to him, and saw the deaf man reaching for something in
his pocket. It was food that he wanted to eat. The cop, panicking,
tased him. After being tased, the deaf man fell down again,
his head hitting the pavement. Taken to the hospital, the
deaf man died. This cop has been placed on administrative
leave while the police department investigates this tragic
— Shocking incident at World Deaf Indoor Soccer championships!
Last week the World Deaf Indoor Soccer championships took
place in Sweden. The Iranian deaf team defeated the Turkish
deaf team 4-2 in the championship game. During the post-game
ceremony, an angry Turkish fan stabbed an Iranian fan in
the neck, and then escaped. They were taunting each other
throughout this emotional game. And when Iran won, the
Turkish fan lost his temper and pulled out his knife.
At this point, additional details are vague and there
have been no arrest.