DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 21, 2013
— Gallaudet football team practicing at New York Giants facility
The Gallaudet football team, getting ready for their big NCAA
national playoffs game on Saturday against Hobart, is practicing
at the New York Giants facility. There is a link! NY Giants
coach Tom Coughlin, as a young man in the seventies, coached the
RIT club football team. Three or four players on the club football
team were NTID students. One of them said Coughlin was a tough,
but treated his players fair (RIT no longer has a football team).
— a bullied deaf girl in a comic book
Shoko, a deaf girl, is being bullied by Masaya, who is not deaf.
This is a story of fiction that is being published in a comic
book called “The Form of Voice”. This comic book is part of
Kodansha, a Japanese weekly magazine. It revolves around the
deaf girl and the hearing boy that grew up through school years.
Eventually, at the end of the comic book story, Masaya, the bully,
has to deal with his own problems. Did Shoko, the deaf girl, have
this last laugh? Don’t know because the comic book is in Japanese,
not in English.
— a deaf woman of influence in Washington, DC?
Heather Whitestone, a deaf woman, was the 1995 Miss America.
She married John McCallum, and they have four sons. They live
in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Her husband, a Republican, is
in the running for the House of Representatives. If he wins,
will Heather try to influence her husband on deaf issues
and deaf policies? Heather wears a CI and while she is fluent
in ASL, has supported oral education of the deaf. Will be
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