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Month: January 2008

First Power Soccer Championship

First Power Soccer Championship

In October, there was a special soccer championship. The game was between United States and France. It was the first ever Power Soccer World Cup held in Tokyo, Japan. What is Power Soccer? It’s soccer played in power wheelchairs. These are easy athletes, but all are disabled. All are wheelchair-bound. The sport first started in France. It has yet to gain recognition as wheelchair sport. Who knows how many people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities will find inspiration…

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Co-workers Become Mother and Son

Co-workers Become Mother and Son

For months, Steve Flaig often greeted Christine Tallady at work. What a shock it was to find out Tallady was his birth mother. The 22 your old always knew he was adopted. Early in his life, he wanted to find his first mother. When he turned 18, he gained access to his adoption records. Four years of searching brought them to the realization that he was spelling his birth mother sore name wrong. He began his search over. When he…

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Chris Haley Carries the Torch for Uncle Alex

Chris Haley Carries the Torch for Uncle Alex

Alex Haley wrote a wonderful book Roots. It was probably the reason why many people began their family tree research. Although Haley has passed away, his research lives on in his nephew, Chris Haley. Haley is 40 years old. He’s the research director of the Legacy of Slavery Project worked works out of the Maryland State Archives. Haley decided to take a DNA test to see what else he can learn about his heritage be gone what his uncle had…

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Whole Foods Gives Away Food for Free

Whole Foods Gives Away Food for Free

On December 13 the computers crashed at the Whole Foods Market in West Hartford, Connecticut. The managers had to decide what to do. There were many customers in line a more milling around the store. Assistant manager, Ted Donaghue, conferred with the other managers. They decided to give all customers their food for free while the computers were down. They lost about $4000 during that period, but it has probably earned them a whole lot of satisfied customers. Manager, Kimberley…

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Dog Maul Victim Turns 17

Dog Maul Victim Turns 17

In June of 2001, Shawn Jones was 10 years old. One day while riding his bike, he was attacked by three pit bulls. He had the fight of his lying on the operating table. Doctors repaired damage to his head and upper body. Then he spent 11 months in the hospital and went through multiple reconstructive surgeries. After he was released, he had to go through intensive rehabilitation. Jones faced emotional trauma as well as physical pain. His mother was…

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