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Sign1News 8.17.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News. I’m Candace Jones. Here are your top stories for today. Nearly two weeks ago Tony Basco’s wife Margie
Reckard was one of the twenty-two people killed during the mass shooting at the Walmart in
El Paso, Texas. Because he has no other family and Reckard
had just a few family members, Basco was worried attendance at his wife’s funeral on Friday
would be minimal. So he invited the entire city of El Paso to
join him. Incredibly hundreds of people showed up and
flower arrangements came pouring in from around the world. At one point, 700 people were said to have
been waiting outside during the funeral. The church only holds 400 people. When Basco arrived at the funeral, he was
met with thunderous applause. Basco stood at the front of the church and
received hugs from everyone. And nearly 1,000 people have donated to a
GoFundMe campaign to help Basco with expenses. So far the campaign has raised $25,000. Basco says his wife was the only person in
the world that he loved and now that she’s gone he’s trying to figure out how to face
life alone. But at least for one day, at Margie’s funeral,
he knows he’s not alone. President Trump has reportedly, on multiple
occasions, expressed interest in buying Greenland from the Danish government. The President’s interest in buying Greenland
was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. According to the Journal, he has raised the
issue during meetings and dinners with varying degrees of seriousness, questioning aides
about the possible advantages of purchasing the autonomous Danish territory. It’s home to the US military’s northernmost
base, some 750 miles above the Arctic Circle. Greenland officials immediately released a
statement saying “Greenland is not for sale.” One member of Parliament said: “This must
be a joke. It’s an insult against the people Greenland. It’s 2019. You don’t sell islands,
countries or people like this. It’s a grotesque idea. It’s not going to happen under no circumstance” America tried to acquire Greenland in 1867
and then again in the 1940s during World War II and failed. Many people believe Trump is expressing an
interest in buying Greenland because it has a lot of natural resources and China has been
trying to get in on that lucrative business. Have you ever just bawled at work? Then you are not alone. Letting your emotions out through a cry of
work is much more common than you might think. According to a new study from job search company
Monster, eight out of ten people have cried at work. 45 percent of those who say they shed tears
say their bosses or coworkers were the reason. About a fifth of people surveyed said their
cry was due to nonwork, personal issues. A career expert with Monster says in many
cases shedding tears at your job can be a sign of a toxic environment I’m a teacher and a Sign1News anchor. I have
never cried at work. I just hold it in. But when I get home, I let it all out. What about you? Have you ever cried it work? If so, what was
the reason? Share your story on our Facebook page and
we will read some of your responses during the show. The Federal Communications Commission is recommending that Congress designate a three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. The FCC recommends the use of the digits 988
because it’s a shorter number and easier to remember. Currently calls to the 11-digit suicide hotline
number are routed to the closest certified crisis center. That number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Last year, counselors with the hotline answered
over 2.2 million calls and over 100,000 online chats. If you are Deaf, there is a national hotline
in the US, Canada, the UK and England. It’s available 24/7 and it’s free. Just text “DEAF 741 741.” Tyson Foods announced a recall of one of its
chicken products. The USDA says more than 39,000 pounds of the
company’s Weaver brand frozen chicken patty product is under the recall. The fully cooked chicken could be contaminated
with extraneous materials. The potentially affected chicken product
was produced on January 31 of this year. The recall covers 26-ounce resealable plastic
bags of the chicken with the “Best If Used By” date of January 31, 2020. No illnesses or injuries have been reported. If you have the chicken in your freezer, you
are urged to throw the product away or return it to the store for a refund. Listen to this! Online retailer Frontier Communications is
offering one “Friends” super fan $1,000 to watch twenty-five hours of the hit NBC show
including commercial breaks. The winner will be required to live tweet
during the marathon and post selfies with their actual friends. Along with the money, the fan will get a twelve
month subscription to Netflix. Frontier Communications is currently accepting
applications. If you you think you’re up for the job, go
to Frontierbundles.com/friends-dream-job. The application deadline is September 3. The winner will be notified by email on September 10. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Candace Jones. 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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