When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had just endured the death of his wife of 51 years and a grim new diagnosis: throat cancer, stage 4. His son and daughter expected him to stay two weeks, tops, before going home to begin chemotherapy. From the start, they were alarmed by the lack of care at the center, where, they said, staff seemed indifferent, if not incompetent — failing to check on him promptly, handing pills to a man who couldn’t swallow. Anders never mentioned suicide to his children, who camped out day and night by his bedside to monitor his care.MORE HEALTH: This dairy-free drink was created to promote healthy agingBut two days after Christmas, alone in his nursing home room, Anders killed himself. He didn’t leave a note. The act stunned his family. His daughter, Lorie Juno, 50, was so distressed that, a year later, she still refused … [Read more...] about Lethal plans: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care
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DES MOINES—The man knows how to make an entrance. During his opening swing through Iowa after declaring his candidacy for president, at his very first campaign stop inside a bustling brew pub here south of downtown, John Hickenlooper arrives to find a crowd of more than 100 voters buzzing about the latest applicant to join the strangest job-interviewing process on Earth. Bending his lanky, 6-foot, 1-inch frame to fit through the crowded doorway of the events room, all eyes on the White House hopeful, the celestial nature of his moment shatters with the pint glass meeting the concrete floor just a few feet away.Story Continued Below It spawns something of a Zapruder film debate: Some attendees say they saw Hickenlooper fumble the glass, others insist he bumped into the man who dropped it, while the candidate himself swears he had nothing to with the accident. Whatever the real explanation, it’s less compelling than what happens next. Hickenlooper instinctively kneels and … [Read more...] about John Hickenlooper Is Running for President As Himself. Uh-oh.
In a year filled with heightened political vitriol, two deaths brought the nation together to remember men who represented a seemingly bygone era of U.S. politics. George H.W. Bush was a president, vice president, congressman, CIA director and Navy pilot during World War II, where he flew 58 missions and was shot down over the Pacific. As a politician, he had his fair share of critics and was voted out of office after one term as president. But the Republican reinvented himself in the years after his time in the White House, becoming a fundraiser for disaster relief and forming an unlikely friendship with the man who ousted him from office, former President Bill Clinton. John McCain was a political giant in his own right. He served as a senator for more than 30 years, ran for president twice and spent five years as a prisoner of war after being shot down during the Vietnam War. In captivity, McCain endured torture and even turned down a chance to be released early, denying the North … [Read more...] about Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2018
Few people outside of Wall Street had heard of Bernard Madoff before he confessed to his epic fraud in 2008. In the decade since, he has become the personification of greed — and a household name. Madoff and his inner circle have been featured in books, movies, even an off-Broadway play. Here is what has become of some of the major players. The defendantBernie Madoff turned 80 in 2018. He apparently marked the occasion quietly at the medium security Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina, where he is in the 10th year of a 150-year sentence. His longtime defense attorney, Ira Lee Sorkin, says he last spoke with Madoff earlier this year. "He's keeping his mind active. He's doing OK," Sorkin said, "as well as one could expect someone to be OK when they know they're going to die in prison." Madoff has cut back on his contacts with the news media, not responding to multiple emails from CNBC ahead of the 10th anniversary of his arrest … [Read more...] about 10 Years Later, Here’s What Became of Bernie Madoff’s Inner Circle
A HEARTBROKEN mum who lost her husband and one-year-old son in the horror crash in Sheffield has paid tribute to her "two beautiful angels". Tahreem Jarral, 32, was cut out of the VW people carrier’s mangled wreckage and remains in hospital with a broken leg and back injuries. Her husband Adnan, 35, died on Friday night along with their son Usman and a married couple, Vlasta Dunova, 41, and Miroslav Duna, 50. Remembering her husband and son today, Tahreem said: "My husband was a kind person with a good heart. He used to love everyone and give everything he had with his special heart. "I will always love you, never forget you, I now know you are in good place with our angel Usman. "Mummy will always remember you and your Daddy will never forget you too. Rest in peace my two beautiful angels, always in my heart." Her heartfelt tribute came as a devastated relative told the Sun Online she is "grasping a photo" of her young son and shouting "my baby, my baby he's gone" as she lies in … [Read more...] about Mum’s agony as she pays heartbreaking tribute to ‘beautiful angels’ husband and son killed in Sheffield crash