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Parkinson's Disease

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  • The Valley Line: Fall is the time for fundraisers

    The Valley Line: Fall is the time for fundraisers
    On Monday morning, Veterans Day, I was so focused on my computer screen that it seemed that the rest of the world had disappeared. Like a pesky fly, a low but persistent sound penetrated my consciousness. I was taken out of time and place because it...
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech AD Jim Weaver retiring for health reasons

    Teel Time: Virginia Tech AD Jim Weaver retiring for health reasons
    Jim Weaver, who presided over the most successful era in Virginia Tech sports history, is retiring at year’s end because of ongoing health problems. Sharon McCloskey, a long-time associate athletic director at the school, will serve as interim...
  • Carnett: As child gains motor skills, granddad's wane

    I've noticed lately that my 8-month-old grandson has been acquiring a lode of new physical skills. Those skills, enhanced and refined daily, surprise and delight his fawning family. The funny thing is his new skills seem to mirror those that I've...
  • ARCHIVE: Virginia Tech AD has Parkinson's disease (April 27, 2006)

     Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver said Wednesday that he has Parkinson's disease and that doctors believe his goal of working another 10 years is realistic. Weaver, 61, was diagnosed in the summer of 2004 after his sister noticed a change in...
  • Concert Review: Huntington's APA puts twist on Beatles' album

    Concert Review: Huntington's APA puts twist on Beatles' album
    In 1966, John Lennon made an infamous — and, by his reckoning, misunderstood — comment that the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus now." Thursday night in Huntington Beach, the Fab Four met religion again, and it was evident which side...
  • ARCHIVE: Battling Parkinson's disease, Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver finds inspiration in his 5-year-old son (June 18, 2006)

    Her reach was instinctive, like stretching for the snooze button. No need to look. Hold hands as often as Traci and Jim Weaver, and the fingers interlock naturally. Except this time Traci's right hand didn't connect with Jim's left. This time Traci's...
  • Racing lover Jeremy Grim's final lap is funeral procession

    They did the nicest thing for Jeremy Grim at his funeral. You couldn't have imagined a nicer thing, or a more fitting one. As the funeral procession made its way from the funeral home to the cemetery on Monday, it took a detour onto the grounds of the...
  • Adult communities offer brief stays to prospective residents, and to those needing a break

    Adult communities offer brief stays to prospective residents, and to those needing a break
    Whether you are contemplating moving into an adult community or you are a caregiver seeking short-term care for a loved one, area retirement communities offer programs and guidance to address either scenario. In many instances, these short stays turn into...
  • Reeling, Chicago's gay and lesbian film festival, is back

    Reeling, Chicago's gay and lesbian film festival, is back
    The timing feels serendipitous. After a hiatus in 2012 to regroup, Reeling, Chicago's long-running gay and lesbian film festival, is back — kicking off just days after Illinois lawmakers voted in favor of marriage equality. You can't plan that...
  • Ali's battles in, out of ring in 'Trials of Muhammad Ali' ★★★ 1/2

    Ali's battles in, out of ring in 'Trials of Muhammad Ali' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Muhammad Ali has one of the most recognizable faces in the world and is such a beloved public persona that George W. Bush personally presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the ultimate honor awarded to a civilian, in 2005. It would not...
  • Turlock mother guilty of smoking meth as toddler starved to death

    A jury this week found a Stanislaus County mother guilty of second-degree murder after she left her 2-year-old daughter with cerebral palsy alone in a room for days without food or water as she hung out and smoked methamphetamine. "This is a child who...