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NHL Lockout Ends


The most idiotic labor dispute in sports history appears to have ended.

John McCain’s Melanoma in Perspective


Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for President, and I have a similar medical history. In a recent NY Times article, Lawrence K. Altman, M.D reported, “Mr. McCain has had four (malignant) melanomas.” Until 2007 I was tied with the Senator. I had four of these deadly skin cancers diagnosed in 1993-94. A fifth […]

Ending the Widow Penalty


A bizarre quirk in U.S. immigration law known as the “widow penalty” can effect the lives of legal resident aliens married to U.S. citizens. One such example is Khin Win Mauro, the wife of Donn Mauro. Mrs. Mauro just saw the drunken driver who killed Donn get sentenced to jail. Khin Win was married to […]