Tuesday, March 14, 2006

[Death_Of_A_Beauty_Queen]

Well, I'm once more back to work after having a wonderful Spring Break. After one week and two weekends of doing nothing (including not updating my blog) I'm ready to take on the rigors of academia once again. Farewell to the house-boyfriend and welcome back to the stressed out college professor living alone in Little Big City.

I just got done teaching a class and decided to read a little bit of the CNN headlines that flash on the campus website on a daily basis. I was saddened to see that the reigning Ms. Deaf Texas, Tara Rose McAvoy was tragically struck and killed by a train yesterday. Apparently, the youngster (she was only 18) was walking near railroad track when a train came up behind her and struck her, killing her instantly. Apparently the operator had been blowing the horn up until the accident; however, she was unable to hear the approaching vehicle. A sad, sad end to a young life. My condolences to her family and friends.

{Nuff Said}

7 Comments:

At 7:25 PM, Blogger Mad Bull said...

That is sort of rough yes!

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger Dr. D. said...

Horrible.

Were it not for this blog I would never have known.....

Back to work bwoy!

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger Campfyah said...

sad indeed, I saw the story last night on CCNI But ah wonder howcomes she din feel the vibrations of the approaching train, and wha she doing walking on train tracks

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger Jdid said...

i wid camp on dat, dat soun strange, ya wud figure she know she deaf she wud be a bit more cautious

 
At 6:24 PM, Blogger Abeni said...

sad way to go

 
At 2:30 AM, Blogger Stunner said...

That's sad. I have to agree with JDid and Campfya, it's weird that a deaf person would in their right mind walk on a train track!

 
At 7:31 AM, Blogger Scratchie said...

Sad for true... Just passing through AD.

 

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