April 14, 2011
DEAR ABBY: We have been friends with "The Bickersons" for quite some time. They never have a kind word to say to each other. Mr. B. now has a terminal illness, and you would think they'd be kinder to each other at a time like this. On the contrary, their fights are more groundless and vicious than ever. It is becoming increasingly difficult to be around them. This is when they need friends more than ever, but they're driving everyone away! What can we do? - Love Is All We Need DEAR LOVE: Although you might imagine that when a spouse has a terminal illness it would bring the couple closer together, that is not always the case.
May 25, 2014 |
Veda Showers, 84, often gets lost in time. But she finds herself on familiar ground when Debbie Ganci comes through the door. Both Showers and Ganci are military veterans and women of faith. Showers has congestive heart failure, diabetes, and pulmonary issues; Ganci is a pastoral counselor with Holy Redeemer Homecare and Hospice in Runnemede. They've been meeting biweekly for two years at Showers' Mullica Hill home. "Originally, Veda declined a visit. But when she heard I was military, that was my foot in the door," says Ganci, 55, a Presbyterian minister and mother of two. Ganci's specialty is helping veterans and their families cope with terminal illness - and prepare for its inevitable conclusion.
July 14, 2007 |
An elderly couple were found dead in their Voorhees home yesterday in what the Camden County Prosecutor's Office called a murder-suicide. The preliminary investigation indicated Robert Donald Bryson, 90, shot his wife Ruth, 85, in the chest and then shot himself in the abdomen. A .32-caliber revolver was recovered. Ruth Bryson was terminally ill, according to investigators. Voorhees Deputy Police Chief John Prettyman said there had been plans to have her go into a hospice program.
April 6, 2000 |
When Shirley Scott sleeps, which is often these days, she dreams. Music, especially the bop-based jazz-blues she has traveled the world performing, is the soundtrack to those dreams. When Shirley Scott sleeps, she dreams of happy times, times in which she played her Hammond B-3 in organ trios and larger ensembles with some of the greatest musicians on earth. She dreams of the wonderful times she has had with her three daughters and two sons, of laughs and smiles shared with her large coterie of friends.
June 12, 1995 |
At a family fun day for children with serious or terminal illness and their families, Max Mitchell (left) and John Cepus (center) cover Mathew Billings with sand. Mathew has a brain tumor. The Make a Wish Foundation event was Saturday at Camp America in Chalfont.
March 2, 1991 |
The Social Security Administration has agreed to expedite disability claims made by people with terminal illnesses after a case in which an AIDS patient waited 25 months for his first benefits check but died before it came. Under the new policy - sent to all 1,300 Social Security field offices Jan. 31 but not announced publicly - people claiming a terminal illness will be moved to the front of the line for hearings and appeals, Social Security spokesman Phil Gambino said yesterday.
February 6, 2012
NEW YORK - Ben Gazzara, whose powerful dramatic performances brought an intensity to a variety of roles and made him a memorable presence in such iconic productions over the decades as the original "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway and the film "The Big Lebowski," died on Friday. He was 81. In 1955, he originated the role on Broadway of Brick Pollitt, the disturbed alcoholic son and failed football star in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. " In 1965, he moved on to TV stardom in "Run for Your Life," a drama about a workaholic lawyer who, diagnosed with a terminal illness, quits his job and embarks on a globe-trotting attempt to squeeze a lifetime of adventures into the time he has left.
July 14, 2016
Goran Hadzic, 58, the former leader of rebel Serbs in Croatia, died Tuesday at the hospital in Novi Sad in northern Serbia. He was suffering from brain cancer. Hadzic was arrested in 2011 and faced war-crimes charges for his leadership of a campaign to carve off one-third of Croatia and join it to Serbia. The U.N. war-crimes tribunal in the Hague dropped the case against him because of his terminal illness and released him from jail last year. Hadzic had pleaded not guilty to involvement in the murder of hundreds of Croats and expulsion of tens of thousands more from their homeland during Croatia's 1991-95 war when ethnic Serbs rebelled against independence from the Serb-led Yugoslavia.
August 21, 1987 |
A Seaford, Del., woman apparently fatally shot her husband and elderly mother before turning the gun on herself Wednesday afternoon, Delaware State Police said. Police recovered the bodies of Beverly L. Lloyd, 62; her husband, Walter A. Lloyd, 65, and her mother, Lillie H. Jarrell, 81, from their home about 4:15 p.m., said Cpl. Gerald R. Pepper Jr., state police spokesman. Beverly Lloyd was shot in the chest. Jarrell and Walter Lloyd each had a gunshot wound in the head. Beverly Lloyd apparently was despondent over repeated arguments with her husband and over her mother's terminal illness, Pepper said.
January 25, 2002 |
A chastely erotic teen film in which the high school rebel is rehabbed by the preacher's daughter, A Walk to Remember is an idealistic love story that brings out the latent 15-year-old romantic in everyone. The movie stars Shane West, the moody heartbreaker best known for his role on television's Once and Again, and Mandy Moore, the PG-rated pop singer, a Barbie blonde who plays a subdued brunette here. At a school where the microclimates of hot and not are more clearly defined than the pressure systems in John Hughes movies, Landon (West)