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Parkinson's Disease

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  • Florida's lone legal pot smoker would love to have company

    Now that the Florida Supreme Court has cleared the way for voters to decide the fate of medical marijuana in November, I called Florida's only legal pot smoker for his toke, uh, I mean take. "We're in for a tough battle," said Irvin Rosenfeld, 60, a...
  • Paul Greenberg: Holden at 65

    (With apologies to J.D. Salinger) It was the end of the day at Caulfield and Caplan on Madison, and time for Holden's daily conference and drink with his junior partner, which over the years had become more drink than conference. Most of the offices...
  • Linda Ronstadt's sweet voice, a rare treat at the Allentown Fairgrounds, has been silenced

    Linda Ronstadt's sweet voice, a rare treat at the Allentown Fairgrounds, has been silenced
    The sweetest voice Allentown ever heard has gone silent because of the ravages of Parkinson's disease. Linda Ronstadt revealed details of the problem to AARP last month, but most people did not become aware of them until a flurry of news stories in...
  • Ali's Convictions, Courage Transcend Boxing

    Ken Norton died last week. Naturally, everyone thought about his three epic boxing matches with Muhammad Ali, including the 1973 bout in which he broke Ali's jaw. Like Joe Frazier, who also lost two of three fights to Ali, Norton is inextricably...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Success, integrity, courage mark Weaver's Virginia Tech legacy

    Success, integrity, courage mark Weaver's Virginia Tech legacy
    The morning after found Jim Weaver at peace and reflective, more convinced than ever of his life-altering decision, and moved by others' response. Weaver announced Tuesday that he is retiring as Virginia Tech's athletic director. His tenure was...
  • Jared Patton: Shaken baby boy 'went with peace'

    Jared Patton: Shaken baby boy 'went with peace'
    They called him a gladiator — locked in the fight of his life. For his life. A battle to breathe in. To breathe out. To take in enough sustenance and medicine to carry his little broken body over one hour to the next. To love and be loved in...
  • Does 'no gifts' really mean 'no gifts'?

    Does 'no gifts' really mean 'no gifts'?
    Dear Answer Angel: I was invited to a wedding shower and the invite explicitly said, "No gifts please." Does that really mean don't bring a gift or should I buy something? What? Thank you! — Empty handed? Dear Empty: "That really means don't bring...
  • Waging heavy cloudiness

    Waging heavy cloudiness
    What do you expect from a rock star? I just closed the back cover of Neil Young's “Waging Heavy Peace,” his big anticipated memoir (of sorts), clocking in at 500 pages (75 shy of the rock star-memoir mountain peak established by Keith...
  • Condition mimics Parkinson's, Alzheimer's leading to misdiagnoses

    Condition mimics Parkinson's, Alzheimer's leading to misdiagnoses
    J.D. and Donna Cain are all smiles these days. It’s amazing, considering what the couple has gone through. For more than a decade, J.D. lived with what he thought was Parkinson’s. “I could think, and I'd know it was in there. But I...