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Kasem children seek control of his health care
Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2013 7:03 PM EDT | Linda Deutsch

Posted on 10/08/2013 11:11:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The three adult children of radio host Casey Kasem have filed a legal petition to gain control of his health care.

The filing says Kasem is suffering from advanced Parkinson’s disease and is being isolated from his children, friends and family members by his wife.

The petition for conservatorship filed Monday brought a long-running family feud into the courts. The applicants, Julie, Kerri and Mike Kasem, contend that Kasem’s wife Jean refuses to tell them the name of their father’s primary care physician and they are unable to check on his condition. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: caseykasem; conservatorship; healthcare; parkinsons; radio

1 posted on 10/08/2013 11:11:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Kasem children seek control of his health care

They're going to have to fight Obama for it!

2 posted on 10/08/2013 11:18:24 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Olog-hai

“...Kasem....was also the voice of Shaggy in the cartoon “Scooby Doo.” “

I did not know this. And I can’t picture it, Shaggy just did not sound like Kasem. Which means he did a good job, I suppose....


3 posted on 10/08/2013 11:18:34 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: JoeDetweiler

Yes. I was going to post something about Shaggy, but you best me to it. :(


4 posted on 10/08/2013 11:24:14 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Olog-hai

Too bad his kids have to have long-distance dedication.


5 posted on 10/08/2013 11:25:24 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Whenever Batman and Robin were guest characters on that cartoon, Kasem would pull double-duty as Robin’s voice.


6 posted on 10/08/2013 11:28:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Oh, sad. My very first job was for him. I actually didn’t know he was still alive. I have great memories of his countdown and my meager contribution to it. Prayers up that his loved ones can be with him at this time. I’m sure he must be missing them.


7 posted on 10/08/2013 11:31:08 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Olog-hai

Ponderous man!


8 posted on 10/09/2013 12:23:27 AM PDT by mindburglar (Karl Rove will call Ted Cruz a "white hispanic".)
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To: Olog-hai

The children are calling her a, “trophy wife,” but they’ve been married for at least 25 years. She’s not some Jane-come-lately.


9 posted on 10/09/2013 12:34:36 AM PDT by nickcarraway (They should call it a government shut up, not a government shut down)
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To: Still Thinking

I guess Kasem will be a test case for the death panel. With Obama as Soloman, they will decide since the kids and the wife dispute who should have custody, the government with euthanize him to resolve the debate.


10 posted on 10/09/2013 12:40:34 AM PDT by nickcarraway (They should call it a government shut up, not a government shut down)
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To: nickcarraway

You forgot the sarcasm tag.


11 posted on 10/09/2013 12:49:05 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: JoeDetweiler; JennysCool; Cowboy Bob; Olog-hai; Yaelle
Casey Kasem Snuggles Rant (WARNING: Mamet-level profanity


I couldn't find the audio for the U2 rant, but here it is: (expurgated)

That's the letter U, and the numeral 2. The four-man band features Adam Clayton on bass, Larry Mullen on drums, Dave Evans, nicknamed "The Edge", on --this is (redacted)! Nobody cares!

These guys are from England, and who gives a (redacted)?

It's a lot of wasted names that don't mean diddly-(redacted)!

This is (redacted). This is (redacted). Who gives a (redacted)?

Diddly-(redacted). Diddly-(redacted). Diddly-(redacted). Nobody cares!

12 posted on 10/09/2013 12:52:28 AM PDT by nickcarraway (They should call it a government shut up, not a government shut down)
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To: nickcarraway

She was great on Cheers but as a stepmom doesn’t ever seem to have had a relationship with the kids. Stress can have a large influence on Parkinsons symptoms so they need to get together on a conservatorship for Casey and allow him to leave out these final years in peace if for nothing else.


13 posted on 10/09/2013 1:53:56 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: Olog-hai

Hopefully Casey can keep his feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars


14 posted on 10/09/2013 2:38:39 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: mindburglar

It’s sad that that snippet will probably be the most memorable few seconds of a great career but it is still very funny.


15 posted on 10/09/2013 3:28:31 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Olog-hai

Nothing like the $$$$ of a large estate to tear a family apart.
The person doesn’t have to even be dead before they start
circling like vultures.

I tell anyone with any assets of significance to put
what they wish to leave to people in trusts held for
those particular people and to be very specific about
who gets how much, what and why. And to make a
recording of them reading these decisions. Such declarations
are about as ironclad as our current capricious judiciary
system allows.

Using a will is sometimes worse than no will.
Intestate laws for estates with no will are pretty
much law and not subject to much fighting.

Wills on the other hand are like prenups....they are
constantly being ignored and altered by judges with
agendas. Wills can easily dissipate 50% or more of an
estates assets if ANYONE contests in any way.
If the fighting goes on long enough the entire estate and
more can be spent on legal fees and court costs.
Contested wills are big business for greedy shysters and
their evil comrades on the bench.....every bit as lucrative
as the contested divorce industry that allows so many soul
less lawyers to live like robber barons.


16 posted on 10/09/2013 3:38:30 AM PDT by nvscanman
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To: JoeDetweiler
Casey Kasem as Shaggy - MDA Telethon Plea
17 posted on 10/09/2013 3:47:45 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Olog-hai

One of my few brushes with fame was getting my Long Distance Dedication on American Top 40 on April 6, 1983. By the way, they schedule those things many months in advance (I mailed it in August, 1982).


18 posted on 10/09/2013 4:18:01 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Olog-hai
But they said they are unable to fulfill their duties because Jean Kasem, his wife of 30 years, refuses to provide access to Kasem or the name of his doctor.

wife of 30 years, sounds to me like the kiddies are sticking their noses where they don't belong.

19 posted on 10/09/2013 5:04:56 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Olog-hai

I did not know till relatively recently that Casey was an Arab American of “palestinian” origin.


20 posted on 10/09/2013 5:28:29 AM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: Paradox

Why do you put the term Palestinian in quotes?


21 posted on 10/09/2013 5:40:59 AM PDT by stormer
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To: mindburglar

“See, when you come out of the those goddam up-tempo numbers, man, it’s impossible to make those transitions.”


22 posted on 10/09/2013 5:58:26 AM PDT by Oratam (Thank you St. Jude!)
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To: Olog-hai

I think the Kasem children are seeking control of his money


23 posted on 10/09/2013 6:25:23 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Uncle Chip

I have to agree. Wife of six months, that would be one thing but three decades? Unless they have proof that she is doing something to him they should butt out.


24 posted on 10/09/2013 6:31:27 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: yldstrk

I love the kids demanding to know who his doctor is —

Are they being deliberately obtuse regarding the law in that respect???

And even if they knew the doctor it is against the law for him to even acknowledge that he is his doctor much less talk with them.


25 posted on 10/09/2013 6:37:07 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: nvscanman

Trusts are not ‘all that’ either. We have been in court going on 3 yrs now about one.
Once father in law started getting dementia hubby’s sister took FIL down and had him change the trust putting her in charge of everything. She then had him declared incompetent and stole every dime. We got her last accounting the other day. Over $700 thousand dollars and she says that the estate is broke except for a $150k house and when that is sold the estate owes her $7200. In 2 1/2 years.


26 posted on 10/09/2013 8:02:20 AM PDT by sheana
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To: nickcarraway

Sad but too true.


27 posted on 10/09/2013 9:31:14 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: nickcarraway

Gotta love that. Dublin is in England?


28 posted on 10/09/2013 9:37:33 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: sheana

No legal instrument can guard against undue influence over
a confused elder. Unless a trust is set up as irrevocable the
person creating it can always change it....and NO method
of transferring wealth and assets is guaranteed perfect.
Trusts however are usually superior to wills.


29 posted on 10/09/2013 11:24:26 AM PDT by nvscanman
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