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  • The Fuzzy Gray Place in the Killing Zone

    08/12/2006 5:32:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 376+ views
    The Pernicious NY Times ^ | August 13, 2006 | DENISE GRADY
    NO one with a heart would deny painkillers to a suffering patient whose death was near. But what if the drugs, besides easing pain, could also hasten death — could make “near” closer to “now”? It is a question the doctors and families of dying patients face every day. Much of the time, they are generous with drugs. The practice is generally considered acceptable, even if it does help end a life — provided that the intention is strictly to relieve pain, not cause death. Basically, it’s O.K. if you happen to grease the skids for poor old uncle as...
  • Deer in peril by Coachellla CA aqueduct fencing work

    07/10/2006 1:05:29 PM PDT · by spectr17 · 17 replies · 1,021+ views
    Outdoor News Service ^ | July 5 2006 | JIM MATTHEWS
    OUTDOOR COLUMN -- matthews-ONS -- 05jul06 Deer in peril by aqueduct, fencing work By JIM MATTHEWS Outdoor News Service A portion of the burro deer herd in Imperial and Riverside counties is being denied water during the scorching summer heat because of work being conducted by the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) on the Coachella Canal, located on the east side of the Salton Sea and Imperial Valley. The canal, which has delivered Colorado River water to farm fields in the Imperial Valley for decades, is being replaced with a concrete lined canal to eliminate leakage. This will increase the...
  • The Dying Priest

    06/30/2006 12:27:48 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 14 replies · 2,010+ views
    Unknown | June 30th, 2006 | Unknown
    The old priest lay dying in the hospital. For years he had faithfully served the people of the nation's capital. He motioned for one of his aides to come near. "Yes father" said the aide. "I would really like to see Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton before I die", whispered the priest. "I'll see what I can do, father" replied the aide. The aide sent the request to the Senate and waited for a response. Soon the word arrived. Kennedy and Clinton would be delighted to visit the priest. As they went to the hospital, Clinton commented to Kennedy, "I...
  • A Dying Al-Zarqawi Tried to Get Away

    06/09/2006 5:54:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,043+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/8/06 | Patrick Quinn - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi could barely speak, but he struggled and tried to get away from American soldiers as he lay dying on a stretcher in the ruins of his hideout. The U.S. forces recognized his face, and knew they had the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq. Initially, the U.S. military had said al-Zarqawi was killed outright. But Friday new details emerged of his final moments. For three years, al-Zarqawi orchestrated horrific acts of violence guided by his extremist vision of jihad, or holy war — first against the U.S. soldiers he considered occupiers of Arab lands, then...
  • Suspected shoplifter runs into squad car

    05/24/2006 9:39:03 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 11 replies · 688+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-24-06 | EMILY GURNON
    Rather than running away from the police, an alleged shoplifter ended up running into them — with grave results. Scott Everette Blake, 46, of Mounds View allegedly tried to steal more than $200 in men's accessories Saturday night from a Marshalls store near the Northtown shopping center in Blaine, said Anoka County Sheriff's Detective Jeff Rokeh. Store security guards watched as he removed watches, wallets and key chains from their packaging, bit off the security tags and stuffed the items in his pockets, Rokeh said. The guards called Blaine police and asked them to stand by as Blake prepared to...
  • Unbundled Media Content Poses A Challenge (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    04/05/2006 11:53:57 AM PDT · by abb · 232+ views ^ | April 3, 2006 | Staff
    Media content is increasingly becoming "unbundled" from its physical distribution medium, such as CDs. This "disruptive" technology has led to different pricing models and lowered barriers to entry for content authors, creating a challenging business environment for publishers and media companies. Historically, information and entertainment content were captive to their physical distribution medium or distribution time. Given the technology of the past, consumers were forced to purchase and access content using the physical medium or schedule dictated by the content distributor. This resulted in "appointment-based" consumption. Today, this old model of consumption is vanishing, due to changes in three significant...
  • Buchwald's Goodbye: Writing, Reminiscing (His Opus from Life)

    04/05/2006 8:14:38 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 160 replies · 1,891+ views
    Examiner ^ | 04/04/2006 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE,
    WASHINGTON - Columnist Art Buchwald is dying and enjoying every minute of it. Death was expected within weeks of his decision to reject blood-cleansing treatments that could prolong his life, yet he lives on. Neither Buchwald nor his doctors know why, he says. But it doesn't matter. The Pulitzer Prize-winning political satirist says he's not afraid of death, isn't depressed and is, in fact, having the time of his life. He spends his days writing columns from his room at a local hospice and reminiscing with friends from all stages of his storied life who visit daily. "It's a great...
  • NYC Kindergarteners To Be Taught About AIDS

    03/21/2006 6:45:25 PM PST · by Melissa 24 · 24 replies · 753+ views
    CBS TV New York ^ | Mar 20, 2006 12:40 pm US/Eastern | Kerri Lyon
    NYC Kindergarteners To Be Taught About AIDS Image Kerri Lyon Reporting Save It Email this Article Email It Print this Article Print It (CBS) GLENDALE HIV and AIDS have been taught in New York City classrooms since 1987 with the lessons mandated by the state. But this year, the city has revamped the curriculum, and parents said that it was without their input. Parents have now seen what their kids will be learning, and they have a lot of questions about whether its appropriate in the classroom. Susan Petschauer's third grade son Andrew is getting his first lesson in the...
  • When Moviegoers Vote With Their Feet (Hollywood Extinction Alert)

    03/17/2006 4:52:43 AM PST · by abb · 50 replies · 1,435+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 16, 2006 | Sharon Waxman
    In a loud corner of the Bally's hotel convention floor, a dozen beefy, bare-chested men wearing chicken masks and black Lycra tights leapt from a wrestling ring onto the exhibition floor. It was a welcome distraction at the annual ShoWest convention this week, where the aim is to whip up enthusiasm among movie theater owners for the coming summer blockbusters. Theater owners and studios fret about smaller audiences, like this one for a 7 p.m. show of "The Hills Have Eyes" in Las Vegas on Monday. Readers Forum: Movies Deftly stepping to avoid a flying wrestler (part of the promotion...
  • Probe launched after hospital separates dying woman, husband.

    02/25/2006 8:35:04 AM PST · by M203M4 · 53 replies · 1,549+ views
    CBC ^ | Wed, 22 Feb 2006 | CBC News
    Probe launched after hospital separates dying woman, husband Last Updated Wed, 22 Feb 2006 17:51:11 EST B.C. health officials are investigating after a woman died alone two days after being forcibly separated from her husband of 70 years, despite the family's pleas that she be allowed to spend her remaining time with him. Fanny Albo, 91, and her husband Al had both been in the acute care unit of Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, a city in southeastern B.C. about nine kilometres north of the border with the United States. "They brought her in on the gurney. They said,...
  • Remembering WWII Vets.

    01/10/2006 11:13:08 AM PST · by tryon1ja · 11 replies · 2,256+ views
    Private Email | unknown | Sam Bierstock & John Melnick
    My Dad will be 84 on the 15th. of this month. He is one of the WWII vets still with us. The following email got me to thinking about him and how unique he has become and ever more so every day. He never talked much about the war and still doesn't until this day. About all he ever told me is that he drove a gasoline truck and that he spent a lot of time in North Africa and Italy. I know he won a bronze star because I saw it once. But other than that, he won't same...
  • End-of-Life forum to be presented at SPC Seminole Campus

    11/09/2005 12:11:36 AM PST · by BykrBayb · 28 replies · 858+ views
    Seminole Beacon ^ | Nov. 9, 2005
    SEMINOLE – Death and dying, hospice, palliative care, advanced directives, living wills and bereavement are among the end-of-life issues to be presented by the Applied Ethics Institute of St. Petersburg College at the college’s Digitorium on the Seminole Campus on Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 to 9 p.m. The free forum will be moderated by Mary Tittle, Ph.D., RN, College of Nursing, St. Petersburg College and begin with presentations from David A. Weiland, M.D., The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast; Patricia Thieleman, Ph.D., RN, College of Nursing, St. Petersburg College; and Hanna Osman, Ph.D., College of Public Health, University of South...

    10/05/2005 7:39:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 1,002+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Oct. 05, 2005 | DAVID BROOKS
    Let me tell you how we’re going to die. Twenty percent of us, according to a Rand Corp. study, are going to get cancer or another rapidly debilitating condition, and we’ll be dead within a year of getting the disease. Another 20 percent of us are going to suffer from some cardiac or respiratory failure. We’ll suffer years of worsening symptoms, a few life-threatening episodes, and then eventually die. But 40 percent of us will suffer from some form of dementia (most frequently Alzheimer’s disease or a disabling stroke). Our gradual, unrelenting path toward death will take eight or 10...
  • Bretons Speak Up To Save Their Dying Language

    09/30/2005 6:10:46 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 876+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-1-2005 | Colin Randall
    Bretons speak up to save their dying language By Colin Randall in Brest (Filed: 01/10/2005) They have their own schools, bilingual road signs, vibrant festivals and dubbed Perry Mason repeats on television. But even the most passionate champions of the Breton language admit that its survival is in question. A pupil in Relecq Kerhuon reads Tintin in Breton Native speakers are ageing, their numbers falling by 15,000 a year. And among those remaining, there is anger that the French government does more for Brittany's large influx of British settlers than for those campaigning to save Breton from extinction. Along the...
  • News Flash -- New Orleans Left to the Dead and Dying

    09/03/2005 4:14:36 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 35 replies · 1,891+ views
    Nola.Com ^ | 3 September 2005, 5:28 p.m. CDT | By ALLEN G. BREED (AP)
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands more bedraggled refugees were bused and airlifted to salvation Saturday, leaving the heart of New Orleans to the dead and dying, the elderly and frail stranded too many days without food, water or medical care.
  • The Rural War

    07/20/2005 1:08:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 67 replies · 2,451+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 20, 2005 | ROBERT CUSHING and BILL BISHOP
    WHICH American communities pay the highest price for the war in Iraq? A look at the demographics of soldiers killed reveals that Iraq is not the war of any one race or region. Rather, it is rural America's war. Altogether, a nearly equal percentage of Americans aged 18 to 54 live in counties with a million or more inhabitants as live in counties of 100,000 or fewer. And yet, of the soldiers who have died in Iraq, 342 came from densely populated counties while 536 came from smaller ones. Derived from Pentagon and census data, this chart shows the Iraqi...
  • Sergeants fulfill Raider's dying wish (WET EYEs For All that Read this)

    05/20/2005 5:44:29 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 28 replies · 1,195+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | May 20, 2005 | Cpl. Edward R. Guevara Jr.
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 20, 2005) -- Four depot sergeants in dress blues came to the bedside of a dying Marine Raider Monday afternoon at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Chula Vista, Calif. Color guard members Sgts. Machel M. Messias, Edgar I. Villa, Koami Fedy and Alejandro F. Galvez went to the center to fulfill the dying wish of Wallace Reid. Reid, who now has several life-threatening medical issues, has lived at the Veterans Home of California, near the center since 2001. Known as paratroopers of the sea, the Raiders were an elite World War II...
  • There's a Crack In Our Foundation - (Terri Schiavo; America betrayed her)

    04/11/2005 3:54:53 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 200 replies · 2,887+ views
    Wake up America . . . the alarm clock just went off and we keep turning over and going back to sleep. There's an "uprisin' on the horizon" and we refuse to face it. Sleeping through it might make it easier, but the end result will be devastating. We've had a lightning bolt cut through the very core of our foundation forming a crack so deep we could topple by our weight of indifference. This ship is listing badly; so tilted we may never be uprighted again. Our love affair with America is "breaking apart" because our foundation is cracking....
  • National Hospice Work Group - Expanding Boundaries

    04/02/2005 12:31:18 AM PST · by Liberty Reigns · 26 replies · 758+ views
    National Hospice Work Group ^ | March-April 2003 | Bruce Jennings, et al
    Access to Hospice Care: Expanding Boundaries, Overcoming Barriers, a report drawn from a three-year study of hospice access and values issues conducted by The Hastings Center and the National Hospice Work Group, a voluntary association of progressive hospices, was published as a Special Supplement accompanying the March/April 2003 issue of the bioethics journal, the Hastings Center Report... The report also offers a new vision of hospice, one that holds firm to many of the traditions and values of the past but finds new and more flexible ways to deliver care. The model of traditional hospice care as an independent and...
  • World's Children Dying From Common, Treatable Infections (guess whose fault it is?)

    03/26/2005 9:30:37 AM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 20 replies · 628+ views
    MSN ^ | THURSDAY, March 24 | By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter
    Six easy-to-treat infectious diseases account for the majority of deaths in young children in the developing world, according to a new report by researchers for the World Health Organization (WHO)........... ..........Better treatment would require political action that's just not there right now, however. "There is not yet the global conscience and political will to make it happen," Black said............ .........Moreover, Black noted that "the U.S. is among the worst countries in the world in terms of contributions to foreign assistance."