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Sign1News 8.10.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News. I’m Crystal Cousineau. Here are your top stories for today. In Southern California at least four people
are dead and two others have been left wounded after a known gang member, thirty-three-year-old
Zachary Castaneda, went on a violent stabbing spree in the cities of Santa Ana and Garden
Grove. Two men were found dead in an apartment in
Garden Grove, another man was stabbed to death at a Subway in Santa Ana and the fourth victim
was killed at a 7-Eleven in Santa Ana. Police say Castaneda then attacked a man pumping
gas, severing his nose off of his face and stabbing him in the back. Then he walked into an insurance business
and stabbed a woman several times. The attacks all happened one right after another
over a span of about two hours. Police say the man savagely attacked at the
gas station is expected to survive. He is undergoing surgery to try to reattach
his nose to his face. The woman attacked at the insurance office
is also expected to live. Police say this was not a hate crime, just
a random act of violence committed by a “guy who unleashed evil across to counties.” Castaneda has been charged with four counts
of murder and two counts of attempted murder. He pleaded not guilty to all the charges. The district attorney says Castaneda could
face the death penalty. This Georgia school superintendent is donating
his bonus pay to help college-bound seniors in his district. Forty-four-year-old Grant Rivera has been
the superintendent of Marietta City Schools since 2016 and has a base salary of $190,136. Rivera overseas approximately 8,900 students
across eleven schools. He says he is donating his first ever $10,000
bonus to pay for application fees for every student who applies for college ahead of regular
application deadlines. Rivera said the donation will go to the Marietta
Schools Foundation, which will distribute the money to students. If the costs of college applications exceeds
$10,000, Rivera says he’s committed to paying the rest with his own money. If it’s less, any remaining money will go
to funding bus tours for Marietta high school students to visit in-state colleges. Rivera wrote in an email that he is hoping
to “motivate and support students who might not otherwise have the opportunity for college
access.” Six-year-old Vivian Lord of Little Rock, Arkansas
took matters into her own hands when she discovered there were no female toy soldiers to play
with. When her mom started looking around, she says
she only found pink male soldiers. So Vivian began writing letters to toy companies
across the country asking that they start making female toy soldiers. Vivian wrote: “Please can you make Army girls
that look like women. I would play with them every day and my friends would too!” Vivian and her mom have contacted three toy
companies and one has responded. Jeff Imel of BMC Toys told Vivian that he
would love to make it happen if he could gather enough support. Vivian’s mom says no matter what happens,
she’s just happy her daughter is speaking up! Way to go Vivian! Do you need another good reason to eat your
fruits and vegetables? Recent studies show eating blueberries every
day can help your blood pressure and cognitive function. Researchers found that blueberries can help
the brain work better in children and adults over 60 years old. They noticed improvements in multitasking,
flexible thinking and remembering information after a period of time. A separate study found that eating a cup of
blueberries every day improves blood flow and blood pressure in adults. Researchers found while blueberries can help
control high blood pressure, eating them regularly may also keep people from ever developing
hypertension. They say high levels of phytochemicals in
blueberries, like anthocyanins and flavonoids, are likely would make them good for you. So next time you grab a smoothie, make
sure you throw in a handful of blueberries. You can find the study in the Journals of
Gerontology. We have an update to the story we brought
you yesterday. Twenty-year-old Dmitriy Andreychenko walked
into a Walmart in Missouri wearing body armor, a handgun, a rifle and over 100 rounds of
ammunition. Understandably panic ensued with alarms going
off and people yelling “Get out now! Get out now!” An off-duty firefighter detained Andreychenko
until officers arrived. No shots were fired and no one was injured. Here’s the update: Andreychenko told authorities
the whole incident was a social experiment. He just wanted to know if Walmart honored
the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. Missouri is also an open carry state. It is not against the law for people over
19 years old to openly carry guns so long as the firearms were obtained legally. Andreychenko was recording the entire time
in case someone stopped him or asked him to leave the store. He says he did not intend to cause a panic. His wife and sister told him beforehand that
the idea was not smart especially considering the recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton. Missouri authorities say Andreychenko will
be charged with making a terrorist threat. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Crystal Cousineau. Thank you for watching Sign1News. Remember to follow us on all of our social
media platforms and be sure to download our app too. Sign1News. Your life. Your language.

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