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Did You Know?- Reeve Paralysis Act/EIF Helping Hunger

Circa 2003 THE CHRISTOPHER REEVE PARALYSIS Act of 2003 The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Act of 2003 is the first-of-its-kind federal legislation that will find research, rehabilitation and quality of life programs at the National Institutes Of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Deportment of Veterans Affairs. The legislation ... Read more

Recipes – Fruit Dishes For Healthier Eating

Circa 2003 DIETARY CHOICES PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN REDUCING CANCER RISK The foods you choose each day are one of the most important factors in protecting you against cancer. Most Americans eat a diet that is far too high in fat and calories. Even more important is what the average U.S. diet lacks: ... Read more


Circa 2003 When we think of hungry children the images are almost always the same, African children squat ting in squalor, the vacant look of hunger in their eyes In reality, hunger and malnutrition are not problems isolated to third-world countries. In fact, 13 million children in the US live in households that do ... Read more

Rolling In The Aisles Media Access Comedy Contest

Circa 2003 On a warm June evening in Holly wood the world famous Improv on Melrose Avenue was filled to capacity. The crowd included several well-known celebrity comics: Kevin Nealon, Bob Saget, Norm Crosby. Judy Tenuta and Damon Wayans, Director John Landis and writer/director Barry Blaustein were also in the crowd. KABC entertainment reporter ... Read more

George Covington – Photography: A Tool For Seeing

Circa 2003 Photography can be used to create art or record history. It can also be used as a visual aid. Most people see to photograph; I photograph to see. For decades. I have created images in order to fight the negative stereotypes of people with disabilities. When I discovered that you do not ... Read more

E-Government – What’s Happening & What’s Not

Circa 2003 E-Government is a policy designed to make government more centered on the citizen, more focused on getting results and more innovative in the market. This strategy will utilize modernized information technology (IT) investments to help eliminate extravagant federal spending, consolidate redundant investments and to facilitate communication with the government. E-Government is being ... Read more

Youth Tech Camp – Sponsored by IBM

Sparkle lip gloss, peanut butter sandwiches, laser optics and circuit board technology? Times have changed. Women are driving trucks their boyfriends aren’t allowed to touch. holding political office and managing multibillion-dollar companies. Despite this progress, the percentage of women in the overall IT workforce fell from 41 percent to 34.9 percent in the last ... Read more

Jamie Diaferia – Putting His Best Foot Forward

Circa 2003 My mom claims that during my pregnancy she was concentrating so hard on giving me intelligence and good looks that she neglected some of the finer points, like two feet and a full set of fingers. Unlike the game of football, however, where coming up a foot short often means the difference ... Read more

United Nations – Human Rights For People W/ Disabilities

Circa 2003 Notes from the Second Session of the Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities More than 100 delegates from dozens of countries are debating (in at least 30 languages) the specifics of a resolution address Ling the need for a ... Read more

Headlines Verizon & The 13th Anniversary of the ADA

Circa 2003 THE ADA: CELEBRATING ITS 13TH ANNIVERSARY July 26, 2003 marked the 13th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. “Since becoming law, the ADA has helped to improve the quality of life for more than 50 million Americans with physical and mental disabilities. As a result, it is easier today for people ... Read more

Humor Therapy – Bridging The Budget Gap

Circa 2003 Leave it to California to have a special recall election for the Governor. This state takes diversity very seriously. It’s great to see multiple candidates competing for votes from both the thespian and pornography communities. I don’t recall as much as I did when I was in college. I thought only things ... Read more