Joely Fisher Issue

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Recipes – Healthy Eating

Circa 2004 DIETARY CHOICES PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN REDUCING CANCER RISK Thinking about cancer is something most of us would rather avoid, but today we know that paying more attention to our cancer risk is something that can yield real dividends. Researchers tell us the majority of cancers we face are preventable—not through ... Read more

United Nations Update – A Right To Be Different

Circa 2004 The Labor of a New International Convention: Notes from the United Nations Working Group on the International Convention on the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities The super-charged air of excitement, reunion and purpose was impossible to miss. In January 2004 official and unofficial members of the Working Group from around ... Read more

Deaf West Theatre – Production Of Big River

Circa 2004 It’s easy to be captivated by the soulful words of Huck in the musical, Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. But the reason these days might be different from what you’d think. The Big River of recent Broadway success is an adaptation of the 1985 Broadway musical hit that won seven ... Read more

Dream Foundation – Making Adults’ Dreams Come True

Circa 2004 Ten years ago Timothy Scott Palmer was a young man dying of a catastrophic illness who had one wish. His wish wasn’t for a new Rolex, the latest BMW or an extreme African safari, but very simply, the opportunity to see Mrs. Doubtfire, Robin Williams’ hit comedy which was then out in ... Read more

Joely Fisher – Dream Foundation’s Wild Card

Circa 2004 Her father is Eddie Fisher and to most, no introduction is needed. A 50s heartthrob, Fisher boasted a number of Top 10 hits including Wish You Were Here, I’m Walking Behind You, Oh My Pa-Pa and I Need You Now. As his career was booming, Fisher was called to serve his country. ... Read more

Under Cottonwoods – Chapter 1

Circa 2004 In the early summer, when the swollen rivers of spring had lowered and cleared, I invited Walter to go fishing with me. “Can’t leave my job,” he said when I mentioned the trip to him over the phone. “They need me. If I go, the boxes won’t get emptied, and stuff won’t ... Read more

Stephen Grace – Finding Humanity In Everyone

Circa 2004 While at CES, Stephen taught the clients how to take, develop and print black-and-white photos. One client in particular loved taking photographs and would shoot an entire roll of film. During one session the camera jammed, resulting in multiple exposures. The images were interesting so they began doing it on purpose—rewinding the ... Read more

Traumatic Brain Injury – Learn How To Prevent One

Circa 2004 In the movie Total Recall Arnold Schwarzenegger recovers his memory and finds he has been reprogrammed as a completely different person, with a different life, different interests, and a different personality. Daelynn Olson often feels the same way. Daelynn was an academically-gifted, self-motivated, outgoing teenager. Toward the end of high school she ... Read more

CES – Celebrity Extravaganza

Circa 2004 You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips.And there’s no tenderness like before in your fingertips.You’re trying hard not to show it, (baby).But baby, baby I know it….You’ve lost that lovin feelin,Whoa, that lovin feelin,You’ve lost that lovin feelin,Now it’s gone…gone…gone…whoooooa. Sound familiar? It should. You may remember these ... Read more

CSUN – Accessing Independence Through Technology

Circa 2004 At one time or another we have all received an email highlighting the paradoxes of American culture. Why is it that we drive on parkways and park in driveways? Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way it sounds? Why is traffic at a stand-still during rush hour? And the stand-up comic’s favorite: Why ... Read more

Emergency Preparedness – It’s Your Responsibility

Circa 2004 ‘’In this post-9/11 world, people with disabilities must take responsibility for their own safety,” said Brenda Premo, director of The Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions (CDIHP) at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. “There is a universal human tendency to avoid thinking about possible emergencies. This avoidance ... Read more

Homeland Security – Employment Tips

Circa 2004 Employing approximately 180,000 people across the country, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to become a model for government employment of people with disabilities. Appearing live on internet TV channel, Daniel Sutherland, officer for civil rights and civil liberties at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, recently announced ... Read more

Headlines – Medtronic, Eukanuba & Dfw Airport

Circa 2004 DIABETES: MEDTRONIC SUPPORTS RESEARCH Approximately 18.2 million Americans have diabetes, which continues to be the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has identified the development of a closed-loop artificial pancreas as one of six top priorities in improving diabetes management over the next five ... Read more