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Kennedy Goes Under the Knife

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Posted on Jun 2, 2008

Ted Kennedy was to undergo brain surgery Monday morning as part of an aggressive course of treatment for his recently diagnosed cancer. According to the Boston Globe, the senator met with a panel of experts that included representatives of the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute, as well as his own doctors.


Boston Globe:

Senator Edward M. Kennedy is undergoing surgery for his malignant brain tumor at Duke University this morning, his office announced today.

The surgery is to begin about 9 a.m. and will last approximately six hours.

In a statement released at shortly before 6:30 a.m., Kennedy said he would be operated on by Dr. Allan Friedman at the Duke University Medical Center and expects to recuperate there for about a week.

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By ConRaeHerb, June 2, 2008 at 6:49 pm Link to this comment

DEAF MAN’S DOGS DIE AFTER BEING POISONED WITH PESTICIDE


“Jim Rearick of Meadow, N.C. buried his three dogs Feb. 8, and state officials have confirmed that they were poisoned with Counter, an agricultural pesticide. The deaths come three years after Molly, a Lab who served as Rearick’s hearing dog, died in his arms after being poisoned with the same pesticide. The poisonings were intentionally done, state Pesticide Inspector Ken Crabtree told The Dunn (N.C.) Daily Record. A search of nearby woods revealed the makings of a meth lab, and Rearick is concerned that other dogs may suffer. “If they’re going to do it to me, they’re going to do it to someone else,” he said.”

WHAT GOOD ARE THESE MEN AND WHAT ARE WE PAYING THEM FOR? THEY SPEND A YEAR INVESTIGATING AND THEN CLOSE THE CASE WITHOUT A CONVICTION. EVEN IF THERE IS OVERWHELMING EVIDENT THE CASE IS CLOSED, IN MY OPINION, BECAUSE IT’S ONE OF THE ‘GOOD-OLE-BOYS DOING THE POISONING (KEN CRABTREE’S WORDS TO ME.) AND, IN OUR CASE, IN MY OPINION,  OUR SHERIFF IS ONE OF THOSE GOOD-OLE BOYS.

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By Connie House-Harmon, June 2, 2008 at 10:15 am Link to this comment
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It’s nice that Kennedy is getting the help he needs from Duke. 
It was a different story when I needed help after being poisoned and I’m from NC.
Someone in our neighborhood was putting out pesticide-laced scraps to kill animals. I became sick after holding a dying pet..poisoned by this toxic mixture. I entered the hospital twice and the last time I was diagnosed with pesticide poisoning and Interstitial Lung Disease.
Now, with my joints hurting and my feet and lower legs burning, and find lumps in my breast (pesticide enters the blood stream and is carried to organs and fatty tissues of the body.) NO DOCTOR WILL HELP ME!!  I asked for help at Duke and asked to see a doctor.  The doctor stated, “Oh, I think you’re gonna be ok.” I told him I was NOT ok and he again stated I was going to be fine.. This was over the phone..He would not see me.
I had 2 lumps removed at Chapel Hill and asked the doctor would they test for pesticides. She stated, “Why check for pesticide there because if you have it in your breasts you have it all over your body?” End of story.. No help from Chapel Hill either….
And, in my opinion, all because our local sheriff does not see fit to help all the people of his county. He was in contact with EPA, NCDA, FBI, the hunter putting out the poison, and farmers who found dead animals.. Farmers and hunters wanted these cases to “go-away.” So they were dropped.  HE had the say-so in our county. 
No help for me and none for the dozens of animals that were murdered..

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