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By Lisa Pollak and Lisa Pollak,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1997
In yesterday's Today section, criminal charges against Dr. Jack Kevorkian were reported incorrectly. He was acquitted of assisting people to kill themselves.The Sun regrets the errors.ROYAL OAK, Mich. -- Getting to see Jack Kevorkian in person isn't the perverse thrill you might expect it to be. Up close, Kevorkian -- aka Dr. Death -- isn't spooky. He is a little old man, slight enough to blow away in the wintry Michigan wind, with tufty white hair and oversized brown glasses. His 68-year-old face is angular, but not skeletal; his skin glows a healthy pink, and he smiles a lot. Imagine a cross between a sprightly grandfather -- the sort who buys his clothes at the Salvation Army -- and a theatrical college professor -- the sort who hangs out on the quad debating his students.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2011
From a cluttered Baltimore apartment office, Dr. Lawrence Egbert says he has helped direct the deaths of nearly 300 people across the country. Some of his patients, as he calls them, are racked with cancer, paralyzed or staring down Alzheimer's. Others simply want to slip away on their own terms. Sometimes family members gather around the bedside to say goodbye; in other cases, their appointed "exit guides" lock the door behind them and make arrangements for someone to stumble across the body.
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March 20, 1997
In yesterday's Today section, criminal charges against Dr. Jack Kevorkian were reported incorrectly. He was acquitted of assisting people to kill themselves.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 3/20/97
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By New York Times News Service | June 4, 2007
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Jack Kevorkian, the former pathologist once known as "Doctor Death," says he will never again counsel a terminally ill person on how to die. But eight years behind bars and a strict list of promises to gain parole has done nothing to mellow the blunt, passionate, combative advocate for physician-assisted suicide. In an interview here yesterday, two days after his release from prison, Kevorkian, 79, let loose a rush of fierce words about a nation that failed to pass any new laws allowing assisted suicide while he was in prison.
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By Dan Berger | March 24, 1999
Milosevic cannot say he was not warned, and warned, and warned, and warned . . . Roberto Benigni won two Oscars, and he is not even English. The fans want the Orioles to go to Havana, all right, but after the dismal spring training, are divided over whether they should return. Better Jack Kevorkian should be your lawyer than your physician. Pub Date: 3/24/99
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August 28, 1997
Janet Good, 73, an outspoken right-to-die activist and ally of assisted suicide proponent Dr. Jack Kevorkian, died Tuesday in Farmington Hills, Mich., after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.Geoffrey Fieger, Dr. Kevorkian's attorney, said she died peacefully. It was not known whether Dr. Kevorkian was present.Ms. Good had been active in the state's right-to-die movement and founded the Hemlock Society of Michigan.Pub Date: 8/28/97
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By Michael Feldman | July 23, 1998
Newt Gingrich is looking at a trillion dollars in tax cuts -- sounds like a lot of money, but it only goes to seven people.The state of Michigan claims Jack Kevorkian -- by helping 42 people die -- is practicing medicine without a license. They may have him this time.GM has recalled a million cars just to have some stock on hand.Pub Date: 7/23/98@
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By Dan Berger | May 11, 1998
Unemployment is the lowest since the Nixon good times of 1970.Judge Norma Johnson looked in the Constitution and found no executive privilege for matters of the, er, uh, heart.The House and Senate unanimously want you to think that the IRS, not them, makes you pay the taxes. Hah!Although both have made killings lately, Kirk Kerkorian is not Jack Kevorkian.Pub Date: 5/11/98
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By Dan Berger | November 30, 1998
Ignore the moral and legal dilemmas of assisted suicide and euthanasia. Jack Kevorkian is the issue. Just ask him.For the port, it's dredge or die. Deeper channels require deep pockets and clear sailing.Russia has a lot of good, honest, dedicated, democratic politicians, if they don't all get bumped off.Too many hotels are promised, not enough are going up. One would be nice.Pub Date: 11/30/98
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June 12, 1994
Now that Leonard Coleman and Gene Budig have assumed the helms of the National and American leagues, respectively, there is still a giant vacuum in baseball's leadership circle. The commissioner's office has been vacant for over a year, and "Winners and Losers" has assembled a list of serious and not so serious candidates to fill the post.CANDIDATES .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... COMMENTMadonna .. .. .. Winner .. .. Really knows the players... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Really knows the game.DTC Michele McCloud ... Winner .. Never seen, never heard from.
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By Paul McHugh and Paul McHugh,Special to the Sun | March 17, 2002
In 1991, Mary Ann Glendon, the Learned Hand Professor of Jurisprudence at Harvard Law School, wrote a discerning book, Rights Talk: The Impoverishment of Political Discourse (The Free Press, 218 pages, $22.95) in which she noted that contemporary American discourse over such issues as property, sexual activity, abortion, social welfare and the like was deteriorating into sound bites, slogans and the strident language of "my rights." In this process our opinions were becoming hyperpolarized, exaggeratedly absolute, coarsely self-centered and remarkably silent about personal, civic and collective responsibilities.
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By NORRIS WEST | March 5, 2000
JENNIFER Garvey would probably be alive today had it not been for her boyfriend, and he knows it. Both were troubled 15-year-olds when they went to a Crofton storm drain as co-signatories of a suicide pact. The boy brought a gun. Jennifer fulfilled her part of the morbid agreement. She took the death instrument and pulled the trigger. Upon seeing this, the boy blinked. He had no clue that violent death was so horrible. How can anyone know? The strange case raises a number of familiar concerns: Kids and guns -- again.
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By Stephen Vicchio | April 4, 1999
ON A WARM, muggy evening in August 1993, Thomas Hyde, a 30-year-old construction worker, along with his wife and 2-year-old daughter, sat inside a battered and rusted 1968 Volkswagen bus parked behind an apartment complex in Royal Oak, a suburb of Detroit. Hyde suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease. He had come to Royal Oak for one purpose: to end his life with the help of the VW's owner, Dr. Jack Kevorkian. After fitting an oxygen mask over Hyde's head, Kevorkian connected the tubing leading from the mask to a small cylinder of carbon monoxide.
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By Dan Berger | March 24, 1999
Milosevic cannot say he was not warned, and warned, and warned, and warned . . . Roberto Benigni won two Oscars, and he is not even English. The fans want the Orioles to go to Havana, all right, but after the dismal spring training, are divided over whether they should return. Better Jack Kevorkian should be your lawyer than your physician. Pub Date: 3/24/99
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By Richard Roeper | December 14, 1998
UNLIKE the Academy Awards or the Tonys or the Emmys, there's never a shortage of deserving nominees when it comes time for the annual GOOF (Greatly Overhyped and Overexposed Fool) Award.Last year's winner was Jerry Springer. The year before that, it was Dennis Rodman. You get the idea.Before we crown our winner, let's pay tribute to some of the 1998 nominees.-- Oprah Winfrey. For singing her own theme song, for hammering us over the head with her charitable greatness, for making the nearly unwatchable bomb "Beloved," and for the New Age nuttiness on her show that threatened to drive away a good portion of even her most devoted fans.
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By Dan Berger | November 30, 1998
Ignore the moral and legal dilemmas of assisted suicide and euthanasia. Jack Kevorkian is the issue. Just ask him.For the port, it's dredge or die. Deeper channels require deep pockets and clear sailing.Russia has a lot of good, honest, dedicated, democratic politicians, if they don't all get bumped off.Too many hotels are promised, not enough are going up. One would be nice.Pub Date: 11/30/98
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | November 12, 1993
Boston. -- This is too much. Jack Kevorkian may not be my kind of hero. But I don't think he should become this kind of martyr.The maverick and the state of Michigan have been like drivers playing chicken on the highway. You don't have to be clairvoyant to see a head-on collision.Last Friday, the retired pathologist turned ''obitiatrist'' was dragged off to a Michigan jail after he refused to post his own bail. Dr. Kevorkian swore he wouldn't eat in protest against a state law that forbids doctor-assisted suicides.
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | August 4, 1992
Boston. -- This time, Jack Kevorkian is sending out formal invitations. He is welcoming others to be present when he assists his next suicide.''Put a group together -- a judge, a philosopher, a garbage collector, a housewife,'' said the self-described obitiatrist or death doctor last week, ''and have the whole group be with me right there to the end.''He wants a circle of observers to be there for the counseling. He wants an audience to be there for the death day. RSVP, if you please.Nobody ever called Jack Kevorkian shy. A renegade or crusader, maverick or martyr, he has brought the issue of physician-assisted suicide onto the public stage in the most dramatic way possible.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 26, 1998
A Michigan prosecutor brought first-degree murder charges against Dr. Jack Kevorkian yesterday for administering a lethal injection last September to a terminally ill man who wished to die, a videotaped act of euthanasia that was nationally televised Sunday.David Gorcyca, the prosecutor for Oakland County, said Kevorkian's actions clearly fit the definition of premeditated murder and that the consent of the dying man, who had Lou Gehrig's disease, is no legal defense.Kevorkian claims to have presided over more than 120 suicides, but this case was the first in which he took a direct role in causing a death.
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By Michael Feldman | July 23, 1998
Newt Gingrich is looking at a trillion dollars in tax cuts -- sounds like a lot of money, but it only goes to seven people.The state of Michigan claims Jack Kevorkian -- by helping 42 people die -- is practicing medicine without a license. They may have him this time.GM has recalled a million cars just to have some stock on hand.Pub Date: 7/23/98@
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