April 7, 2013
Redefining night life? That'd be Miami Regarding "For Creatures of the Night" [March 24] on Miami Beach: Jenn Harris needs to step away from Miami Beach, because anything done there is not redefining. Time to cross the bridge and step into the real Miami. Visit such places as Will Call, Space, Grand Central, the Garret, Wood Tavern, Shots Miami and the Electric Pickle Co. These places are a redefinition of typical Miami Beach night life. Marlon DeLeon Miami Wheelchair-friendly cruises Regarding "The Right Questions" by Catharine Hamm [On the Spot, March 24]
March 24, 2013 |
Question: My husband had a stroke two years ago. He can walk short distances and maneuver some stairs, but we always take a wheelchair. I have just retired and would love to do some traveling, and a riverboat cruise in Europe is at the top of my bucket list. Are there trips that could accommodate this situation? Would shore excursions be a problem, or are we restricted to drive-bys? Charlotte Lechlak Encino Answer: River cruising is the hot ticket in 2013, especially if Europe is your destination.
March 14, 2013 |
YOKNEAM ILLIT, Israel - The bullet that tore through Israeli paratrooper Radi Kaiuf's spine during a 1988 Lebanon firefight shattered his dreams of becoming a dentist. Doctors said he'd never again walk or have a normal life. But Kaiuf, now 46, had other ideas. He decided he would not allow the injury to defeat or define him. Over the years he married and had four children. He learned to drive with a specially equipped car, exercised with a hand-powered bicycle and even went skiing in a wheelchair.
March 12, 2013 |
He runs with a cellphone pressed tightly against his hip, but she never calls, so for 26.2 miles he runs with his memories. In the first hour, she is walking again through the German countryside. By the middle of the race, she is dancing again to their classical favorites. At the finish line, she is strolling with their two children into the best years of her life. Then John Creel, 77, towels off, catches his breath, and returns to the marathon that is his life as a full-time caregiver for wife Ingrid, whose body has been rendered helpless by the evils of multiple sclerosis.
January 14, 2013 |
North Carolina State student Will Privette refused to let the fact that he is in a wheelchair stop him from celebrating the Wolfpack's 84-76 victory over No. 1 Duke on Saturday. And he has no regrets, even after being knocked over by a swarm of students who were also celebrating the win. The moment, caught on video, was a scary situation that turned out to have a happy ending. "Two years ago when we beat Duke, I rushed the court," he told radio station WRAL . "But I waited for the first round of people to go. That was my original plan today, just to do that.
December 6, 2012 |
An elderly man was charged with murder in the shooting death of a 65-year-old woman after his motorized wheelchair "made contact" with her car at a Georgia gas station, authorities said. The collision, which occurred as Linda Hunnicutt was pulling in to the station about 1 p.m. Tuesday, led her to step out of her Buick Lucerne and briefly exchange words with the man, a spokeswoman for the Macon Police Department said. The man, identified as Frank Louis Reeves, then shot her in the chest, police said.