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  • Health Problems Pose Governing Challenge (US Senators Old and Sick)

    01/25/2007 2:58:03 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 32 replies · 903+ views
    The Politico.com ^ | 25 January 2007 | Jonathan Martin and John Bresnehan
    The average age of members of the U.S. Senate is older than it has ever been, according to Senate Historian Richard Baker. For many senators, advanced age is starting to show, raising questions about their ability to govern. Until his retirement last month, former majority leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., a noted heart surgeon, was being consulted for informal medical advice by two dozen of his colleagues -- more than 20 percent of the Senate, according to a former leadership aide. They went to Frist complaining about a host of illnesses and chronic maladies, most related to aging. Among them were...
  • Armed and Incontinent (Trio of Geriatric Bank Robbers Sentenced In Germany)

    06/11/2005 1:16:51 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 4 replies · 427+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 6/11/2005 | Luke Harding
    Germany's three oldest bank robbers were jailed yesterday after admitting they stole more than €1.2 million ($1.9 million) in 14 raids across a number of provincial towns. The men, who became known as the "Grandpa Gang", started their spree in 1988 and were arrested last year when police set a trap. A court in Hagen sentenced 74-year-old Rudolf Richter - known as Rudi - together with Wilfried Ackermann, 73, and Lothar Ackermann, 64, to between nine and 12 years in jail. Most of the robberies went without a hitch, but the court was told that, on one occasion during an...
  • Woman dies on eve of recognition as oldest Texan

    03/04/2005 2:54:42 PM PST · by Racehorse · 9 replies · 815+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 4 March 2005 | www.thecourier-online.com
    CONROE, Texas — Viva McGary McComb, a descendant of a Battle of San Jacinto soldier and a Texas legislator who helped establish the University of Texas, has died. She was 110. Born in Houston on March 29, 1894, McComb died Thursday, just days before the Conroe Pan American Round Table, which she founded in 1949, planned to recognize her as the oldest living Texan at its state convention in El Paso this weekend. "The Pan American Round Table was one of her great loves," said Jeanette Defee, one of five representatives of the Conroe chapter. "She was a brilliant woman,...
  • Vote For Change Tour Announced [Puke-O-Rama: List of Lefty Music Artists Here.]

    08/05/2004 11:51:21 PM PDT · by familyop · 12 replies · 815+ views
    Net Music Countdown ^ | 6AUG04 | Krista Desens
    Bruce Springsteen, REM, and more tour for political change. SEATTLE, WA.  Friday 8.6.2004  /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- Is political change in the air for the USA? Artists like Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, REM, John Mellencamp, Babyface, John Fogerty, The Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper, Pearl Jam and the Dixie Chicks hope so. These musicians, along with James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Jurassic 5, Keb' Mo', Bright Eyes, Death Cab for Cutie and My Morning Jacket, have formed a coalition of musicians who make up the Vote For Change Tour. Presented by MoveOn PAC, the tour launches October 1, one month before the...
  • Investigations- The Tyrant Within and "Moral Carterism Towards Tyrants"

    12/02/2003 7:10:38 AM PST · by Helms · 10 replies · 171+ views
    Investigations The tyrant withinMost relevant passages have been boldened -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This February Mark Lilla sat on a New York University panel about 9/11 and was shocked to hear a fellow panelist, the French intellectual Jean Baudrillard, "offering his fanciful take on the attack as a [symbolic] suicide by the towers." Lilla recalled the moment recently while keynoting a U of C Women's Board luncheon. "An act of suicide by the towers-because of the evils of capitalism and globalism and despite the loss of life-was actually, according to this respected intellectual, a predictable thing." Lilla, a professor in the Committee on...
  • Number of centenarians expected to double every decade

    05/28/2003 2:03:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 335+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/28/03 | Nancy Weaver Teichert
    <p>Mother Ruby Muhammad had hoped to get her watermelons and summer annuals into her Sacramento County garden before a trip to Chicago. But there hadn't been enough time.</p> <p>And she'd like to write another poem.</p> <p>At 106, Mother Ruby is downright vivacious. She was sad for a friend who confided to her that she was just waiting for the Lord to take her to heaven.</p>
  • FReeper Needs Geriatric Legal Advice (Vanity)

    07/15/2002 9:18:03 PM PDT · by Xenalyte · 15 replies · 474+ views
    me ^ | 7/15/02 | me
    Texas Legal FReepers, I need your help. In very brief: my grandfather's second wife (of around five years; they're in their early 90s) has more or less abandoned him. She misrepresented herself as quite well-off, and after they were married, come to find out she's not all that moneyed. That wouldn't be a problem, except she's bankrupted him. My grandfather retired from Shell in 1976, and between his pension and his investments, he saved up a VERY nice nest egg for him and my grandmother. After she left us and he remarried, everyone thought they'd live inside their income just...