Justine Pasek Issue


Special Olympics – An All-Inclusive Sports Complex in NJ

An experience shared. One which will stretch the borders and reach beyond, to enrich not only those directly involved but to have a lasting impact on the community. “I once played unified sports-baseball-with this guy. We turned seven double plays that year. I never saw it as: He was retarded and I was normal; ... Read more

Justine Pasek – Interview With Miss Universe 2002

Circa 2002 “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” we’ve been told our entire lives, a rather subjective view at the very least. What about, “True beauty lies within?” Have we now addressed our subjective ideologies with a more, perhaps, objective approach? Okay, we may not always believe it, but we accept it. ... Read more

Erik Weihenmayer – Climbing The Seven Summits

The seven summits, Seven of the tallest peaks in the world. Many have talked about daring the bold adventure, some have set forth on the quest, but only a relative few will be able to tell their children tales of Everest, Aconcagua, McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson Massif or Kosciuszko. As they embark on their ... Read more

Black, White & Read – Community Support By Verizon

A s the old riddle goes, it would be the newspaper. However, with their black, white and red logo and a strong commitment to literacy and diversity issues, our answer is: Verizon. Many companies talk about a commitment to diversity. Some take the time to write it into their policies and procedures, but few ... Read more

Media Access Awards – 20th Anniversary Celebration

Circa 2002 The 20th Annual Media Access Awards united some of the top names in Hollywood on November 5, 2002. to honor media and entertainment productions, and individuals who promote the employment of, and the accurate portrayal of people with disabilities in the industry. Robert David Hall from CBS’s hit drama, CSI, served as ... Read more

A Wave Of Life – A Solo Sail Around The World

John Dennis harnessed himself to the safety line of his boat as it was tossed by the rising swell. A storm brewing in the Atlantic had already claimed the mast of a larger boat in the global sail race, and John was heading for the safety of an unscheduled stop in Spain. He was ... Read more

Health – The Aids And HIV Epidemic

A vaccine for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) may be as little as five years away, VaxGen announced at the XIV International AIDS Conference in Barcelona this past August. That’s the good news. The bad news: the HIV/AIDS pandemic remains in its infancy and is rapidly becoming drug resistant, according to reports by the ... Read more

Don Iwatani – Chairman And CEO Of Panasonic

Very few television viewers have ever sat on their couch prepared to begin an undetermined amount of time channel surfing, and instead gazed intently on the remote-appreciating its accessible design highlighted by nibs specifically placed on the SAP, power and “5” buttons. While its strategic features promoting accessibility will go unnoticed by many, but ... Read more

Jim Mcgreevey – Interview With New Jersey’s Governor

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly… who ... Read more

Humor Therapy – Living Large In L.A.

After years of watching my rent jump like a poodle on fruit loops, I decided to consider buying a con a dominium in Los Angeles. A condominium in Los Angeles costs as much as a house in other parts of the country, yet offers all the comforts of an apartment, My accountant approvingly noted ... Read more