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  • Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies at 83; 'Dr. Death' was advocate, practitioner of physician-assisted suicide

    Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies at 83; 'Dr. Death' was advocate, practitioner of physician-assisted suicide
    He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves. In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...
  • Love, disease and a killing

    Love, disease and a killing
    A series of heavy doors slid open, one by one, at the Pima County Jail. And finally I was sitting with 53-year-old Sanford "Sandy" Garfinkel, who had just been sentenced to 16 years in prison for killing his terminally ill wife by holding a pillow over...
  • Dead dog walking: Michigan Rottweiler survives botched euthanasia attempt

     
    A suburban Detroit man whose Rottweiler was given a new leash on life after surviving a botched euthanasia attempt said he has neither the heart nor the money to try the procedure again. Redford Township resident Matt Olivarez, 27, said......
  • Disabilities no longer a death sentence for pets

     
    RALEIGH, N.C. — When Beverly Tucker's dog Tobi ruptured a disc in his back, the veterinarian gave her a stark choice: expensive surgery with little chance of success, or euthanasia. Thanks to medical advances and shifting attitudes about animal care,......
  • Investigators recommend changes at Virginia factory farm where Humane Society alleges abuse against pigs

     
    RICHMOND, Va. — An independent investigative team is recommending changes aftermistreatment of breeding pigs at a Virginia farm operated by a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc., the world's largest pork producer. The recommendations include reviewing...
  • Pet rescue transports give hope, worry to animal shelters

     
    KINSTON, N.C. — Every day, hundreds of animals are taken in trucks, vans and cars from overcrowded Southern shelters, where euthanasia rates sometimes reach 70%, to states in the North, where puppies and kittens are not as plentiful. It's a......
  • Two doctors weigh in on assisted suicide for dementia.

     
    Today's column was about allowing people, while still of sound mind, to include in their living wills an assisted suicide clause should they come down with dimentia. The article was as much about the state pulling Medicaid funding and oversight from...
  • Catholic bishops debate assisted suicide

     
     The Catholic bishops of the United States will debate and vote on a statement opposing physician-assisted suicide at their Spring General Assembly, June 15-17, in Seattle. The document, To Live Each Day with Dignity, will be the first statement on...
  • Tuesday's Highlights

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 5 - 11 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 5 - 11 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • Veterinary concern: “Economic euthanasia”

     
    Ginny Grimsley of newsandexperts.com passes along this article: Do we pay the mortgage or surgery for the dog? That’s the question a lot of pet owners face in this challenging economic landscape, and unfortunately, it’s a question that’s...
  • New season of “The Borgias,” “Dexter,” “Inside Comedy” and the rest of the best of Showtime at TCA

     
    Showtime and The CW were the focus of Thursday's press sessions at the Television Critics Association (TCA) semiannual press tour in Pasadena. Showtime kicked the day off with the casts and writers for two of  their hit series  — Shameless and The...
  • Euthanasia

     
    I wasn't surprised that a couple of the voice mails in response to my Charles Snelling column Saturday complained that The Morning Call and I went too easy on him. Snelling killed his wife, Adrienne, Thursday and then shot himself.......