Thirteen Years of Independence

In Here's the Spin, News by David D. GoodLeave a Comment

In a July 25 statement, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson issued a statement regarding the 13th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In part, he said: “Only 13 years after it was signed into law, it is difficult to imagine our country without the Americans with …

Freedom to Choose

In Columns, Life With Laura by Laura StinsonLeave a Comment

It doesn’t really matter who you are: dating is hard. Really, really hard. First, you have to meet someone. Once you finally find a person, you have to get him (presuming you are female, like me) interested. Then, there’s the first date, which may be the most difficult thing a …

How Lazy Are They?

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How lazy are people? I mean, really, how lazy are they? When people see those crossed out portions of parking lot between parking spots reserved for the disabled, what do they really see? A sign that says, “Hey you! It’s a secret, but you can actually park here!” That is …

Wheelchair Wrongs

In Everyone has one, Features, Opinion by Laura StinsonLeave a Comment

Being in a wheelchair is not easy. There are obstacles to contend with, among them, other people who do not understand what it means to be disabled. Those people who think that is all right to touch or handle a chair without the permission of the person in it, for …

Salsa Here, Salsa There

In Domestic Bliss, Wheel Delicious by Nathasha AlvarezLeave a Comment

Nowadays, everyone wants to eat healthier but they want to spend less time in the kitchen. Parents worry that their children are not eating enough vegetables. No need to worry. Here is a simple food that has been around forever but perhaps you may have over looked it at a …

Desserts

In Domestic Bliss, Wheel Delicious by Nathasha AlvarezLeave a Comment

EZ Fruit Salad In a large serving bowl, place chopped up fruit. Any fruit that you would like to have in your fruit salad. ach department phone I prefer 4 bananas, one pound of grapes, one pint of strawberries, 2-3 apples, one cantaloupe, 3 oranges, and 4 slices of chopped …

Are You Talking to Me?

In Columns, Just My Bellybutton, Opinion by Nathasha Alvarez2 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, I am not a gimp or a crip. I detest those words. What I really loathe is when I hear those words come out of disabled people in public! What are they trying to prove? That they are disabled? I think we know that already. If …