Gently Gathering Dust
5th Anniversary Seal posted on
the home page for 5 months,
August to December, 2006.
One small step for a man,
one GIANT step for mankind
July 20, 1969
August 5, 1930 - August 25, 2012
Gary Hunnings is
home from the hospital and is
Deuel is Champion of the 2012 Florida Deaf
Golfers Association Tournament
Merry Christmas from Jim Gibbs
Go to this
fb page and click on the video link
above the title "Caroling from DEAF of LA"
Happy 50th Birthday to The Bugler!
The Bugler on the front page from the winter to spring 2006
NCSD Museum Receives Large Donation
Banner celebrating the
Simpson's donation on the front page from December 2005 to spring
NCSD President of Student Body Government, has Open Letter
From Morganton's The News Herald
Regarding Budget Woes Over the Closing/Merging of
NCSD, ENCSD & the
Governor Moorhead School for the Blind
Posted May 26, 2009 - June 14, 2009
Congrats to Classmate Randy for the 40th Anniversary Football
Banquet being featured in a four page spread in The Bugler!
Way to go, Bugler!
Above note posted
mid-December 2008 thru mid-February 2009
Deaf, Blind Schools Could Get Funding Back
May 14, 2010
DHHS Says School May Have to Close
April 27, 2010
The Fight to Save NCSD Roars On!
April 20, 2010
The below items were pulled from other areas of the website and placed here in
no specific order.
VRS is now threatened,
part by studying the issues
before sending your comments
to the FCC. The FCC is asking
for comments from the Deaf
community, which must be sent
by June 30, 2007. So, please,
make your comments nice and
Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Relief 2005
mentioned twice in
DeafDigest's Gold Edition April
SITTING ON VALUABLE PROPERTY
Either by design or by accident, some residential schools for the
deaf sit on valuable property, coveted either by private developers
or by government zoning planners.
An example would be the 454-acre tract belonging to North Carolina
School for the Deaf, but unused by the students but which sits next
to a watershed that is part of the
South Mountain State Park. This
issue was brought up by the state legislators - discussing ways to
protect the school property.
The article DeafDigest received this information was from the
January/February 2004 issue of The Bugler.
This same DeafDigest issue also mentioned the infamous Main Building
ghost story from the same Bugler issue.
Kudos to the DeafDigest editor!
Congratulations to Harold Deuel!
Retiring after over 30 years of coaching and
refereeing in wrestling. Not only was he featured in two pages in
the January/February issue of The Bugler, he was also mentioned in
the May 16th issue of the
The NCSD Class of 1970 extends kudos to Mr. Deuel.
to Steve Warren!
The NCSD Alumni Association, Inc. has inducted Steve
Warren to the NCSD Athletic Hall of Fame for 2003. He was awarded
a plaque for his past contribution to NCSD Athletics. The award
presentation took place during the Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
at the Community House on Kings St. in Morganton on Friday,
October 3rd, 2003.
is one of these several ways.
It is a name that combines rear window for the deaf and
audio description for the blind. Do keep in mind there are different
ways of showing movie captions. And
March 24, 2003 was a special day honoring the deaf-blind.
bears the portrait of the world's most famous deaf blind woman Helen
Keller. She was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in 1880.
The state of Alabama started distributing the 2003 Alabama
quarter coin for every day use. This
The soldier, above all other
people, prays for peace, for
he must suffer and bear the
deepest wounds and scars
-- Douglas MacArthur
Aggressive conduct, if
allowed to go unchecked
ultimately leads to war.
-- John F. Kennedy
'In any moment of decision,
the best thing you can do is
the right thing.The worst
thing you can do is nothing.'
"Let every nation know,
whether it wishes us well or
ill, that we shall pay any
price, bear any burden,
meet any hardship, support
any friend, oppose any foe,
to assure the survival and
success of liberty."
--John F. Kennedy
Were the Wright brothers the real pioneers of powered flight oris
Richard Pearse the real pioneer aviator? Click
and decide for yourself.
TASTE FOR LOUD MUSIC
Former president Bill Clinton has a hearing loss, and wears a hearing
aid. What caused his hearing loss? His fondness for loud music,
cultivated over years of listening to these tunes.
Would his induced hearing loss serve as warning for teenagers that crave
loud music? Sad to say, the answer is no.
ACCOMMODATING THE NEEDS OF THE DEAF
There is a movie house in Annapolis that shows open captioned films on a
regular basis (though on a Sunday/Monday schedule that many deaf patrons
do not like). The movie house, after trial and error, has learned to be
accommodating. What this means is that the lights are turned on to allow
the deaf to congregate and chat with each other before the movie starts.
Also, that there are no commercial lead-ins on the screen. All so
pointless since chatting deaf will ignore what is being shown on the
And lastly, the movie house manager solicits email addresses of these
deaf moviegoers to establish a mailing list to announce future captioned
DEAF HISTORY - LOOKING BACK:
Q. Why were the first two bricks
laid on May 16,
1892 to build the
new North Carolina School for
the Deaf campus in Morganton,
A. Superintendent Col. Samuel
believed that the
school mission was to educate
the deaf - and to stress his point
he picked two
deaf children from
the old Raleigh campus to lay
down the first two bricks of the
DEAFDIGEST GOLD Edition - JANUARY 18, 2004
A note to
Everyone! October 5, 2004
I want to take this opportunity
everyone for their
website during the
It makes doing
I'm on the road this week, but
get back, I'll be adding
that I received
from Richard Glover
visit with him last night.
Stay tuned and thanks again for
us in our little corner in
NCSD to Receive Funds for Renovations.
Click here to read article from The News
Deaf Digest is an excellent weekly e-mail
newsletter concerning current deaf events and issues. It also
has Deaf history, sports, and mini-profiles of Deaf people who
has contributed to the Deaf and public culture. They
produce two issues a week, a Gold and Blue editions. I have
culled a few interesting articles and posted them below for
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A DIFFERENT GUBERNATORIAL PRIORITY
North Carolina governor Mike Easley hit the newspaper
headlines but for an interesting reason - he crashed a race
car into the wall at a race track. He was driving to solicit
funds from sponsors, earmarked for the Communities in Schools,
an anti-drop out program.
Nothing wrong with that program - but remember North Carolina
has two residential schools for the deaf, and only closed up a
third school few years ago. These schools and other programs
for the deaf in the state are starved for state funds. Yet
these race track sponsors do not hesitate to donate money for
other causes, but not for deaf-related causes. This is what
troubles the DEAFDIGEST editor.
Sat, 17 May 2003 22:44:13 -0400 (EDT)
WISH LIST OF THE WEEK:
That federal government would set up a new funding
program for TV programs for the deaf - same as with funding
for captions and for captioned films.
Sun, 20 Apr 2003 22:16:39 -0700 (PDT)
A COMMON DENOMINATOR PLAGUING DEAF TV SHOWS
At one time we had three thriving Deaf TV shows - "Hey,
Listen", shown in Rochester, NY, "Deaf Mosaic" produced by
Gallaudet University and the "Kaleidoscope", not really
all-deaf but a program for the disabled which included the
deaf and shown on a cable network.
No more. Lack of money needed to keep these programs going is
the reason. Moaned one director "it costs my department too
much money to keep the program going. Said another director
"the audience was huge, the need was so great, but the bills
couldn't be paid."
DeafDigest Blue - April 6, 2003
A LEVEL WIRELESS PLAYING FIELD FOR THE DEAF
What is a level wireless playing field for the deaf?
Look at a walkie-talkie, a 2-way radio and a cell phone. These
three devices are not the same - but they're all wireless.
A walkie-talkie is a small 2-way radio that operates on a
battery. A 2-way radio has a transmitter and a receiver and
may or may not be portable, and may be based in a house or a
vehicle. A cell phone is a telephone that is operated by radio
and is connected to a normal land-line telephone system.
Any of these adapted and modified for use by the deaf? This
what is meant by we needing a level wireless playing field for
DeafDigest Blue - March 30, 2003
A LANGUAGE JOKE
IN MULTNOMAH COUNTY
Last week's DEAFDIGEST mentioned Klingon as one
of the languages the Multnomah County (Oregon) officials were
requesting interpreters for. It was supposed to accommodate
mentally ill patients fluent in Klingon.
It was learned that Klingon was taken off the language list,
the county officials being duped by this joke of a request.
Point continues to remain the same - if the county officials
would immediately recognize Klingon as a language in need of
interpreters, then they should also immediately recognize ASL.
What about KSL - Klingon Sign Language? We have many deaf
people that love to watch Star Trek programs on TV.
Sun, 25 May 2003 05:50:42 -0400 (EDT)
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A SIGN LANGUAGE IRONY
More young hearing children are learning sign language, as a
way to help develop their communication skills. This is a
great way of recognizing the value of sign language. But there
may be an irony, especially if the sign-language learning
hearing child goes deaf in later years.
The parents may then feel that while sign language learning is
great for a hearing child, they may forbid their deafened
child to continue with sign language!
Would sign language then be considered good enough for the
but not good enough for the deaf?
From: DEAFDIGEST GOLD - MAY 11, 2003
Mon, 12 May 2003 01:43:11 -0400 (EDT)
Remember the blackout of the northeast USA in August? Well, here's
what it looked like from
DEAF HISTORY -
Year 1965 - Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf at
Wilson opens its doors to admit its first student.
DEAFDIGEST GOLD - AUGUST 17, 2003
What's interesting here is that my brothers, David and Kim were two
of the many first students entering ENCSD that year. This was also
the same year that your webmaster entered NCSD.
Around about 1967-1969, we had a class day trip
to a battleground as part of our history class. Do ya'll remember
which battlefield we went to?
The answer is from
The name of battleground that Mrs.
Taylor took us for history class -
Kings Mountain Battleground. By
the way, we sort of were part of
Class of 1970 until we skipped 8th
grade to high school (9th grade)
Class of '69'.
Remember NCSD's Saturday Night at the Movies?
Who determined the movies to be shown? Does anyone know?
Sunday Morning Chapel Services....what ever
happened to the monies after the plate was passed around? No one
could tell me where the money went, so I left my money in my
Q. What football team, in the 1986 season, was featured on the
ESPN TV network?
A. Eastern North Carolina SD, off to a 4-0 start,
was featured on the national cable program. Then the team cooled,
losing next 4 games while the athletic director quit for a new job
and injuries and suspensions forced them to play one game with
just 11 players and no subs. The team righted themselves, winning
the last two games.
And came the shocking news, the superintendent, who didn't like
football, closed up the program without consulting with the
coaches and the athletic staff.
DEAFDIGEST GOLD Edition - JULY 27, 2003
Investigation Continues into the
History of the space shuttle
the oldest orbiter
in the Shuttle fleet...
Accident Investigation Board
CNN Special Report -
Shuttle Columbia has an extensive
amount of links to various reports. Be prepared to spend some time
on these links.
In the middle of this page,
you will see a Special Report containing 10 links concerning the
demise of the Space Shuttle Columbia, again, be prepared to spend
some time on these links.
NASA Human Space
And finally, do you know what happened just over 30 years
ago? Find out the surprising
we passed in December.
NTID FOUNDED BY A PREVIOUSLY FIRED FILE CLERK
Deaf History can be interesting. High ranking individuals start at the bottom
and then work on their way up over the years.
Mary E. Switzer, who was not deaf, graduated from college and began her long
career in the federal government. Her first job - as file clerk, did not start
off well; in fact she was fired for incompetence. Refusing to give up, she found
another job as mimeograph operator (equivalent to today's photocopy operator).
She worked her way to the top over the years and became the administrator of the
old Social and Rehabilitation Service at the Department of Health, Education and
Welfare (HEW). She worked closely with associate Boyce Williams and they came up
with an idea of a National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID).
The rest is history, thanks to that one-time fired file clerk. She passed away
Sun, 4 May 2003 22:51:44 -0700 (PDT)
ALMOST A 1.000 BATTING AVERAGE IN NEBRASKA
An almost 1.000 batting average in the state of Nebraska, which suffers from the
dubious distinction of being one of the few states in USA without a residential
school for the deaf.
The newsletter distributed by the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing printed a listing of local TV stations which provide closed captioning.
Of the 17 TV stations polled, 16 of them responded, saying that closed
captioning is provided.
The 17th TV station, in the town of Gering, did not respond. Either the Gering
station has closed captioning but did not respond, or that this station does not
have closed captioning and did not bother to respond.
Hence, the almost 1.000 batting average.
DEAFDIGEST GOLD - APRIL 6, 2003
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.'~Braveheart
Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest
summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and
Reality is merely an illusion; albeit a very
persistent one. - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
I don't want to achieve immortality through my
work; I want to achieve immortality through not
dying. - Woody Allen (1935-)
Do; or do not. There is no try. - Yoda (The Empire
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. -
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what
you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy
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