[nfbmi-talk] a lion roars on boone affair

Christine Boone Christine_Boone at comcast.net
Thu Apr 15 13:26:22 UTC 2010

I would love to meet Ken Karakula!  I wonder how a Lion would like a Bear


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March 19, 2010, 8:00AM


Written by: Ken Karakula, Norman L. Kramer, Jon O. Flegel & PDTC students


Blind Training Center director was thinking 'outside the box'


I was totally dismayed to read about the firing of Christine Boone as
director of the Michigan Commission for the Blind Training Center in
Kalamazoo for

creating supposed "firearms" classes for blind students.


These spring-loaded rifles are not firearms. They can be purchased in the
toy department of any store and shoot rubber or plastic pellets and are safe

for children to use.


I suspect there is another agenda that Patrick Cannon has against Boone. As
a previous longtime Lions Club member, I had the privilege of knowing fellow

member Norm Backon who was blind and worked for the Commission for the


Norm would encourage both sighted and non-sighted persons to think "outside
the box" in helping the blind. We created a memorial scholarship in his

after his death to help those wanting to work with the blind.


I would suggest that Cannon resign and stop discriminating against and
hindering creative people like Boone from thinking "outside the box" when

to help the blind.


Ken Karakula/past president, Portage Lions Club


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