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Day: July 28, 2005

Joseph Lekuton: A Teacher of Life

Joseph Lekuton: A Teacher of Life

I originally heard of Joseph Lekuton from Reader Digest (Readers Digest, June 2005, “Lessons Under the Acacia Tree” By Brooke Lea Foster & Cindy Rich [Washingtonian] page 153-158). His story is an inspiration to all… The students in Joseph Lekuton’s seventh grade social studies class learn more than your average student. Oh, they learn the usual things social studies teachers teach and then they get some real life experiences in a country far from their American homes. Their teacher, Lemosolai…

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Basketball for the Blind

Basketball for the Blind

I have never really thought about it, but people who are blind cannot play catch or any other physical activity that involves seeing a object coming towards them. Without seeing the ball one would be hard pressed to know what direction it was coming from or to chase after it when it rolls away. Three undergraduates at John Hopkins University have come up with a solution. They have designed an audible basketball and backboard system. The ball gives off an…

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The Cowboy Rapper

The Cowboy Rapper

There’s a new kid in town and he’s trying to shake up country music. Troy Coleman is venturing where no rapper or country music star has ventured before. He’s blending rap and country music to come up with a brand new style. It may be strange to hear rap music with fiddle and banjo. Or, to hear country music leaning towards rap. Coleman’s musical influences are many– from country to rock to rap, ranging from Kiss to Kenny Rogers to…

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