January 19, 2011 |
The Roman Catholic Church has either a very good or a very bad sense of humor. The Vatican has announced that the late Pope John Paul II will be beatified on May 1. Beatification, which requires church certification of a miracle by the would-be saint, is sort of a halfway house on the way to full sainthood, which takes two miracles. JP2's beatification, if it proceeds as scheduled, will have been the fastest on record ? six years, from death to finish, edging out the previous record holder, Mother Teresa, by just a few days.
November 23, 2006 |
FOR PEOPLE with Parkinson's disease, the rest of your life begins on the day of your diagnosis. It's your own Sept. 11 or, if you're old enough, Nov. 22, Kennedy's assassination. It's unforgettable. For me, that day was Feb. 5, 1990. It was like a death sentence with no chance of a pardon. I was told control of my body would slip away. I feared the same would happen to my mind.
August 27, 2013 |
Linda Ronstadt, who recently went public with her diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, will appear in Los Angeles next month to talk about her upcoming memoir. Parkinson's has taken away her ability to sing, but she still plans to talk about her book, "Simple Dreams. " Ronstadt will appear at the literary speakers series Writers Bloc in conversation with Patt Morrison. Tickets to the event, which will be held Sept. 24 in Santa Monica, are $25. "Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir" includes her personal history, stories of her loves and friendships, and the stories behind some of her songs.
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May 5, 2013 |
Mario Machado, a longtime Los Angeles television news anchor and reporter who also played a newsman in a number of films and television shows, has died at a West Hills convalescent facility, said his daughter Michelle. He was 78. Machado, who worked for many years at KCBS-TV Channel 2, its predecessor KNXT and other local stations, died Saturday of complications of pneumonia, his daughter said. He had been ill for some time with Parkinson's disease. Born April 22, 1935, in Shanghai to a Portuguese father and Chinese-Portuguese mother, Machado appeared in such films as “Oh, God!
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March 10, 2004 |
A 75-year-old man who was reported missing over the weekend was found Tuesday when a homeowner in East Long Beach heard moans in his backyard, police said. Kenneth Charles Heilman, who has Parkinson's disease, left his home for a doctor's appointment Friday and disappeared.
November 30, 2005
Re "Hot on Parkinson's Trail," Nov. 27 The Parkinson's disease-afflicted farmer had "long suspected that [weedkillers and other toxic compounds] were somehow responsible for his disease" because he is endowed, like all of us, with sufficient common sense to know that exposure to toxic chemicals will sooner or later have detrimental health effects. The popularity of the more expensive organic produce further attests to the tacit assumption among the public that there are significant health risks associated with conventional chemical-laced produce.
July 13, 2012 |
Nearly 20 years removed from the White House, former President George H.W. Bush, accompanied by his wife, Barbara, sat down for an interview with Parade Magazine . Praising two out of his three presidential successors, Bush saved his critiques for anti-tax ringleader Grover Norquist. Bush, whose campaign for reelection in 1992 was severely damaged by his failure to live up to his pledge “no new taxes,” was asked how he felt about that same pledge becoming the calling card for the current class of Republicans.
May 13, 2013 |
At NBC's Upfront presentation Monday at Radio City Hall in New York City, the beleaguered peacock network was betting big on Michael J. Fox. In a sign of its importance to the network, "The Michael J. Fox Show" was the first new series to be showcased during Monday's 90-minute presentation and was introduced by NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. VIDEO: NBC comedy trailers 2013 It stars the much-loved actor -- who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1998 and left the ABC sitcom "Spin City" in 2000 to spend time with his family and raise awareness of the disease -- as a version of himself: a well-known newscaster afflicted with Parkinson's disease who decides to return to television after several years out of the spotlight.
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March 9, 2004 |
Long Beach police are seeking the public's help in finding a 75-year-old man with Parkinson's disease who has been missing since Friday. Kenneth Charles Heilman left his home on Tevis Avenue for a 4 p.m. doctor's visit near Clark Avenue and Atherton Street. On Monday, police found his Saturn along the route to his doctor's office. Heilman is white, 5 feet 10, with a patch of gray hair and a mustache. He also has diabetes and needs medicine.