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  • Arlen Specter facing another bout with cancer

    August 28, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter reportedly is “battling for his life.”

    Specter, who represented Pennsylvania in the Senate for more than 30 years, was diagnosed with cancer six weeks ago, CNN reported on Aug. 28. He previously overcame a brain tumor and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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  • Ariel Avrech

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Ariel Avrech died of complications from severe pulmonary fibrosis on July 1. He was 22.

    "He was incredibly learned," said Avrech's father, Emmy-winning screenwriter Robert Avrech ("The Devil's Arithmetic"). "I always learned from him. Our roles were reversed. He was also very funny...

  • River of Life

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On Jan. 12, 1995, Valerie Sobel's 19-year-old son, Andre, died of a brain tumor. Exactly one year later, her husband shot himself. His suicide note stated that he did not wish to live past his son's tombstone unveiling. Three months later, Sobel's mother died of a stroke.

    "This kind...

  • Personal Exodus

    By Melissa Minkin

    March 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    When Evan Ross hosted his first Seder five years ago, his headaches had already started. He was growing concerned about other things he couldn't explain: bottles fell out of his hand and sometimes he couldn't hold down the clutch of his car with his foot. "I thought I was just being...
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