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  • Exclusive: Lawyer Files Request For Fuddy Autopsy

    12/19/2013 4:28:33 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | December 18, 2013 | B. Christopher Agee
    The continuing saga surrounding Barack Obama’s birth certificate once again moved to the forefront when the woman responsible for authenticating the document died in a plane crash off of Hawaii’s coast recently. She was the only passenger – out of a reported nine total people on board – to die in the crash. Dr. Orly Taitz, an attorney who has filed numerous lawsuits related to the birth certificate issue, is behind an effort to obtain a copy of Fuddy’s autopsy. In an exclusive interview with the Western Center for Journalism, she cited several pieces of anecdotal evidence she believes refute...
  • Federal team will try to lift crashed plane from seafloor

    12/18/2013 5:47:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 66 replies
    Dec. 17--The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday it plans to recover the plane that crashed off Kalaupapa last week with eight passengers aboard, including Department of Health Director Loretta Fuddy, who died after safely evacuating the aircraft. [....] In the Makani Kai case, Maui officials have not yet released an official cause of death for Fuddy,.... An autopsy was conducted Friday. [....] Services for Fuddy have been set for Saturday....
  • Report: Medical Examiner Shiping Bao Claims George Zimmerman Shot Trayvon Martin In The Back

    09/15/2013 3:16:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    Newsone ^ | Sep 13, 2013
    UPDATE 1:38 PM EST, 9/14/13: In response to our inquiry, Alternet reporter Rod Bastanmehr apologized for the “potential inaccuracy” in his report which alleged that Dr. Shiping Bao claimed George Zimmerman shot Trayvon in the back. —————————————– Dr. Shiping Bao, the recently fired Florida medical examiner who performed Trayvon Martin‘s autopsy, is allegedly claiming that George Zimmerman shot Martin through the back, reports Alternet’s Rod Bastanmehr. “According to the former assistant coroner, the results of Martin’s autopsy clearly showed that, despite Zimmerman’s statements regarding their altercation, there was no feasible way for Martin to have been on top of Zimmerman...
  • Judge rules defense can show Trayvon Martin died with marijuana in his system

    07/08/2013 3:55:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 08, 2013 | (Joshua Rhett Miller, Serafin Gomez and The Associated Press)
    Defense lawyers will be permitted to show that Trayvon Martin had marijuana in his system when he and George Zimmerman had their fateful encounter in a gated community in Florida last year, the judge in Zimmerman’s murder trial ruled Monday. Judge Debra Nelson denied a motion by prosecutors to keep toxicology results showing THC in Martin’s system from the jury, paving the way for Zimmerman’s lawyers to argue the drug may have influenced the teen’s behavior. Defense attorney Don West noted that in Zimmerman’s statement to the non-emergency 911 dispatcher that it appeared the person he was observing in the...
  • Trayvon Martin - Medical Examiner Report - Report of Autopsy (link to pdf)

    Pdf linkThought you guys following the trial might want to review this and have the link handy.
  • Man murdered 14-year-old girl, tried to set her on fire because she refused abortion, police say

    05/20/2013 11:37:53 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 21, 2013 | Ben Johnson
    BROOKLYN, NY, May 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 20-year-old man has confessed to smothering a 14-year-old girl, keeping her body in a suitcase, and trying to set her remains on fire because she would not have an abortion, police say. Christian Ferdinand smothered Shaniesha Forbes with a pillow inside his cousin's Brooklyn apartment after she told him she was carrying his baby and refused to abort, according to charges lodged against the Jamaican-born man.
  • Autopsy Boston Bombing Suspect's Brain, Scientists Say

    04/25/2013 7:31:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    Live Science ^ | April 23, 2013 | Tia Ghose
    Autopsy Boston Bombing Suspect's Brain, Scientists Say Scientists are calling for an autopsy of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects to see if he had brain damage. Though brain damage probably didn't play a role in the bombings, it may have contributed to other personality changes, researchers say. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, may have suffered from a type of brain damage caused by repeated impacts called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, researchers say. Scientists believe CTE can cause emotional instability and impulse control. Tsarneev was a boxer for most of his life, and family members and peers described dramatic personality...
  • A jumbo blunder (The autopsy)

    03/20/2013 6:55:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 20, 2013 | Michael Goodwin
    The criticisms flash by in rapid fashion: Poorly timed. Dumb. Out of touch. Suicidal. No, that’s not how a new report describes the flaws of the Republican Party. Instead, those words describe the party leaders who wrote and released the report. They even called it an “autopsy.” Talk about a death wish... --snip-- Is this a plan for the future or a suicide note?...
  • Priebus's GOP Autopsy Misses the Point [GOP Overhaul Needs Proven Sales Principles]

    03/20/2013 8:58:12 AM PDT · by Moseley · 28 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | March 20, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    The Republican Party is violating time-tested, basic principles of sales and marketing. That's why the GOP is failing to communicate its messages. On Monday, the Republican National Committee released a massive reform strategy, whimsically labeled an "autopsy" or "reboot," to completely overhaul the GOP. Like Democrats in 1992, Republicans are growing hungry to win in 2014 and 2016. Here is what is wrong with the Republican Party. This author taught in a sales training seminar firm in Eastern Europe, International Trendsetters. The solutions are overwhelmingly time-tested and proven in real life. This is not theory. Republicans are chronically making classic...
  • 'Autopsy' Is the Right Word: RNC Releases Report on Party's Future

    03/18/2013 10:51:55 AM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 18, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) has released its long-awaited study on the 2012 elections, with detailed recommendations about how the party can improve its future. The report, entitled the “Growth and Opportunity Project,” was compiled by a special committee consisting of former Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, veteran GOP adviser Sally Bradshaw, former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, Puerto Rico committeewoman Zori Fonalledas, and South Carolina committeeman Glenn McCall. For several months, RNC chairman Reince Priebus has referred to the committee’s report on the state of the party as an “autopsy.” It is an apt description, because the 100-page report...
  • Graphic Autopsy Images Released of Woman Dying From Legal Abortion

    01/10/2013 9:41:48 AM PST · by Morgana · 60 replies
    LN ^ | 1.10.2013 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life group has released the graphic images today of a woman who was killed in a botched legal abortion. The group says they are some of the first images ever seen publicly of a woman who was brutalized by an abortion that claimed her life. When 18-year-old Marla Cardamone was killed having an abortion at a Pennsylvania hospital, her mother, Deborah, vowed that she would never let her daughter be forgotten. Then, late last year, she approached the pro-life group Life Dynamics and asked the group’s president Mark Crutcher to help her show the public the risks women face...
  • The Neglect of France's Socialist Welfare State - Skeleton of French Man Found in Bed after 15 Years

    10/20/2012 11:29:18 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Reuters (via Yahoo!) ^ | Fri, Oct 19, 2012 | Pierre Savary; Vicky Buffery
    LILLE, France (Reuters) - Police in France said on Friday they were trying to identify the skeleton of a man believed to have lain undiscovered in bed for more than 15 years. The body, found in an abandoned house in the northern city of Lille, is thought to be that of the elderly owner of the property, who lived alone and appeared to have no relatives. Police said they had found piles of unopened mail at the house dating back to 1996.
  • Autopsy Inconclusive for Obama Campaign Worker Who Collapsed at Chicago Campaign HQ

    07/15/2012 8:04:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 7/15/12 | staff
    An autopsy for an Obama for America campaign staffer who died after collapsing in the Chicago headquarters was inconclusive Saturday. Alex Okrent, 29, collapsed at the Obama headquarters in the Prudential Building on Friday, authorities said. Paramedics gave him emergency treatment before taking him to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. The autopsy requires further studies before a cause of death can be determined, according to the medical examiner’s office.
  • Autopsy Inconclusive for Obama Campaign Worker Who Collapsed at Chicago Campaign HQ

    07/15/2012 7:21:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 89 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 7/14/12 | NBC Chicago
    An autopsy for an Obama for America campaign staffer who died after collapsing in the Chicago headquarters was inconclusive Saturday. -snip- The autopsy requires further studies before a cause of death can be determined, according to the medical examiner’s office.
  • Commentator Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure, narrowing of artery, coroner finds

    05/17/2012 10:03:40 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 72 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 17, 2012 | Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton
    Conservative commentator and website editor Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure and had up to a 60 percent narrowing of a major artery, a Los Angeles County coroner’s office report released Wednesday said. The office ruled that the cause of Breitbart’s death was heart failure and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with focal coronary atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Coroner’s officials deemed the death "natural." Breitbart collapsed near his Westwood home on the west side of Los Angeles March 1. He was 43. Paramedics found Breitbart unable to breath and shocked him with a defibrillator four times. He was in full arrest...
  • Autopsy Results Show Trayvon Martin Had Injuries To His Knuckles

    05/15/2012 3:12:31 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 103 replies
    wftv.com/news ^ | May 15, 2012 | WFTV
    SANFORD, Fla. — WFTV has confirmed that autopsy results show 17-year-old Trayvon Martin had injuries to his knuckles when he died. The information could support George Zimmerman's claim that Martin beat him up before Zimmerman shot and killed him. The autopsy results come as Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O’Mara continues to go over other evidence in the case. O’Mara wouldn't comment on the autopsy evidence, but WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said it's better for the defense than it is for the prosecution. WFTV has learned that the medical examiner found two injuries on Martin’s body: The fatal gunshot wound and...
  • Conservative activist Breitbart died of heart failure: coroner

    04/20/2012 9:20:39 PM PDT · by South40 · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/20/2012 | Dan Whitcomb
    (Reuters) - Conservative activist Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure with no prescription or illegal drugs in his system, the Los Angeles County Coroner's officials said on Friday. There was no significant trauma to the body of Breitbart, who died in March at the age of 43, and foul play was not suspected, a coroner's spokesman said in a written statement.
  • Autopsy for painter Thomas Kinkade

    04/10/2012 12:49:24 PM PDT · by robowombat · 29 replies
    spero News ^ | April 09, 2012 | Martin Barillas
    Autopsy for painter Thomas Kinkade Monday, April 09, 2012 By Martin Barillas The famed ‘painter of light’ Thomas Kinkade once said that his fervent wish was to make people happy. And judging by the numbers of his painters and copies circulating around the world, he indeed made many thousands of people happy with his work. Kinkade passed away on April 6 in Los Gatos, a suburb in the San Francisco Bay area. He claimed to be the nation's most collected living artist, earning him a reported $100 million a year in sales. It is reported that his work is found...
  • Whitney Houston's body ravaged by scars, cuts and burns, autopsy reveals

    04/08/2012 2:38:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 164 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/8/12 | THE SUN/NEWSCORE
    Whitney Houston's body was ravaged by scars, cuts and burns when she died, autopsy details showed. Years of drug and alcohol abuse had left the "Bodyguard" star with a damaged heart and liver, a hole in her nose and 11 front teeth missing. She also had a needle mark on one arm and was high on a cocktail of nine drugs when she died in a hotel bath in Los Angeles on Feb. 11, 2012.
  • Breitbart Autopsy Completed: Medical Examiner “Final Cause of Death Deferred”

    04/07/2012 8:36:20 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 96 replies
    Sinclaire News ^ | MARCH 2, 2012 | Lawrence Sinclaire
    At 7:11 PM Eastern Time Craig Harvey from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiners office returned our call seeking information on the Autopsy of Andrew Breitbart. According to Harvey: “We have completed the autopsy examination, the final cause of death has been deferred. We have ordered additional toxicology and Microscopic test and we expect to have those completed and the cause of death determined in four to six weeks.” According to sources who wish to remain anonymous who are in the Los Angeles area say preliminary results from the LA County Coroner indicate “massive heart attack.”
  • Autopsy conducted on conservative activist Breitbart

    03/03/2012 10:32:19 AM PST · by ColdOne · 50 replies
    reuters ^ | 3/2/12 | Dan Whitcomb
    (Reuters) - Coroners conducted an autopsy on the body of conservative activist Andrew Breitbart on Friday but deferred a formal finding on the cause of his death until toxicology and lab tests are completed, officials said. Los Angeles County Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey said toxicology and microscopic tissue studies were ordered because of Breitbart's death at the relatively young age of 43. They will take four to six weeks to complete, he said. "It's standard procedure," Harvey said. "We have a very young man who died suddenly and unexpectedly, so we want to make sure we cover all the bases."
  • Andrew Breitbart's death to be reviewed by L.A. County coroner

    03/01/2012 9:47:30 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 138 replies · 20+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 1, 2012 | Staff Report
    The Los Angeles County coroner's office will review the death of conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, who collapsed and died Thursday while taking a nighttime walk near his Westwood home. Given his young age -- he was 43 -- and the unexpected manner in which he died, authorities will conduct an autopsy to help determine a specific cause of death. Breitbart's father-in-law, actor Orson Bean, said in an interview with The Times that Breitbart was found collapsed near his home about 12:30 a.m. Paramedics took him to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, but doctors were unable to revive him. "We're devastated....
  • Teen Charged With Killing Hamster in Fit of Rage

    03/13/2011 1:32:45 PM PDT · by B Knotts · 34 replies
    KTLA ^ | 3/10/2011
    NEW YORK -- A Brooklyn teenager is facing two-years in prison for killing her brother's pet hamster. Monique Smith, 19, is charged with one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals for allegedly killing the 4-ounce hamster during a family dispute last June. Witnesses say the girl grabbed the hamster, choked it and threw it outside the house. Authorities say the teenager suspected her brother of killing her own hamster earlier in the day. "Sadly, very often, pets find themselves in the middle of these situations," said ASPCA Assist. Dir., Joe Pentangelo. "A family will have a disagreement and unfortunately...
  • Discovery Pulls Michael Jackson Autopsy Special

    01/03/2011 2:00:04 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 32 replies
    RTTNews ^ | 1/3/2011 2:46 PM ET | RTT
    The U.K.'s Discovery Channel has reportedly pulled its upcoming documentary Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson. The move comes after complaints from the singer's estate and a public outcry from fans. According to a new report from nymag.com, the network yanked the special out of respect for the trial of Jackson's physician Dr. Conrad Murray. "Given the commencement of legal proceedings beginning next week, and at the request of Jackson's estate, the broadcast of the medical documentary has been postponed indefinitely," network reps said in an official statement. Earlier this month, reps from Jackson's estate submitted a heated...
  • Autopsy showed rancher Krentz died of multiple gunshot wounds

    06/10/2010 7:41:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 107+ views
    BISBEE — A rancher who was killed by a suspected illegal immigrant at his 35,000-acre ranch northeast of Douglas earlier this year died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to a recently released autopsy report. On March 27, Robert Krentz Jr., 58, was checking the ranch at about 10:30 a.m. He notified his family he encountered a southbound illegal immigrant and had called the U.S. Border Patrol, according to the report. He was supposed to meet a family member at a watering tank at 12:30 p.m. When he did not show up, the family started a search and then called Search...
  • Sick: Frozen Dead Babies Found During Doctor’s Office Raid

    02/23/2010 7:13:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 80 replies · 1,350+ views
    www.catholicvoteaction.org ^ | 02-23-2010 | Thomas Peters
    Abortion centers are not nice places. How many more horror stories need to be uncovered before America wakes up to this harsh truth? Philadelphia and federal authorities who raided a doctor’s office after allegations a woman died during an abortion made a shocking discovery: more than two dozen frozen fetuses. For the second time in four days, Philadelphia Police, along with State Licensing officials and DEA agents, searched the West Philadelphia office of Dr. Kermit Gosnell on Monday. Sources tell Eyewitness News that the search came after a patient reportedly died during an abortion on November 20. Sources say the...
  • Pathologist: Fox News Producer Helped Perform Autopsy

    02/19/2010 6:28:01 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 6 replies · 693+ views
    TV Newser ^ | Feb. 19, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    Renowned medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden is a familiar face around the cable news neighborhood. He's been called upon by countless news shows to give his opinion on whatever murder case they may be covering. Well today, Baden dropped a bombshell as he testified at a hearing into the 2004 death of Kathleen Savio, the third wife of Drew Peterson. Baden said a producer for "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" helped him with the autopsy on Savio by taking photos and moving the body. Savio's body had been exhumed for examination after Peterson was implicated in the disappearance...
  • Police: Student Is Suspect In Yale Killing [Breaking News]

    09/14/2009 9:45:20 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 84 replies · 5,739+ views
    APReport ^ | September 14, 2009
    Police: Student Is Suspect In Yale Killing Victim believed to be graduate student who was due to be married Sunday NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Police have identified a suspect in the killing of a person whose body was found stuffed behind a wall in a high-security laboratory building at Yale University, law enforcement sources told NBC News on Monday. The suspect, a student, has defensive wounds, and failed a polygraph test, police said. The body found Sunday in the Yale Medical School building is believed to be that of Annie Le, a 24-year-old native of Placerville, Calif. She was last...
  • Second Jacko autopsy stuns family

    07/01/2009 5:29:40 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 38 replies · 3,502+ views
    The Sun ^ | 1 July 09 | VIRGINIA WHEELER
    THE Jackson family were reeling last night after being given the results of a private autopsy they had demanded. Relatives had ask ed for their own report on the singer's body after the LA Coroner's office ruled out foul play. But the second autopsy has confirmed the findings of the first, which were revealed in The Sun on Monday. The news was broken to Jacko's mother Katherine at her home by the coroner who conducted the private examination. Family lawyer Brian Oxman said the findings were consistent and that the star's body bore "a number of unique and significant marks...
  • The Shock Findings of the Michael Jackson Autopsy

    06/28/2009 9:50:00 PM PDT · by tlb · 367 replies · 14,205+ views
    The Sun ^ | June 29, 2009 | NICK PARKER and STEVE KENNEDY
    His hips, thighs and shoulders were riddled with needle wounds — believed to be the result of injections of narcotic painkillers, given three times a day for years. And a mass of surgery scars were thought to be the legacy of at least 13 cosmetic operations. The examination showed the 5ft 10in star — once famed for his on-stage athleticism — had: PLUNGED to a “severely emaciated” 8st 1oz. It is understood anorexic Jackson had been eating just one meagre meal a day. Pathologists found his stomach empty aside from partially-dissolved pills he took before the painkiller injection which stopped...
  • Forensic expert to perform David Carradine autopsy

    06/09/2009 8:15:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 825+ views
    nydailynews.com ^ | June 9, 2009 | Nancy Dillon
    LOS ANGELES - Famed New York pathologist Michael Baden is on his way to California to perform a private autopsy on the body of David Carradine. "Baden is one of the most experienced forensic pathologists in the world. If there's something suspicious, he'll find it," said his friend Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky, chairman of the Department of Forensic Sciences at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Baden, the former Chief Medical Examiner of New York City, confirmed to radaronline.com that he will be examining the body of the "Kung Fu" star.
  • Autopsy inconclusive for adult star's death (Marilyn Chambers)

    04/15/2009 6:54:34 AM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 34 replies · 6,850+ views
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County coroner official says an autopsy has failed to determine the cause of death for adult film star Marilyn Chambers. Los Angeles County coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said Tuesday that 56-year-old Chambers probably died of natural causes, but additional testing will be required. Chambers was found dead Sunday at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Canyon Country. Chambers starred in the explicit 1972 movie "Behind the Green Door," which helped bring hard-core adult films into the mainstream. Her appearance in the film cost the then-aspiring model and actress her job...
  • Field Trips Canceled After Students See Autopsy of Classmate

    12/08/2008 8:25:22 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 91 replies · 3,671+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/8/08 | Associated Press
    PONTIAC, Mich. — A medical examiner's office in Michigan has canceled public school tours after a high school group watched the autopsy of a 14-year-old girl from their district. The Detroit News reports Monday that Oakland County officials decided to stop the tours in Pontiac after they were contacted by the girl's parents, who were very upset about the March tour. Mike Zehnder, the county's director of public services, says it was "a poor decision" to let the tour go on.
  • The Campaign Autopsy

    11/07/2008 6:24:46 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 63 replies · 2,466+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2008 | Charles Krauthammer
    In my previous life, I witnessed far more difficult postmortems. This one is easy. The patient was fatally stricken on Sept. 15 -- caught in the rubble when the roof fell in (at Lehman Brothers, according to the police report) -- although he did linger until his final, rather quiet demise on Nov. 4. In the excitement and decisiveness of Barack Obama's victory, we forget that in the first weeks of September, John McCain was actually ahead. Then Lehman collapsed, and the financial system went off a cliff. This was not just a meltdown but a panic. For an agonizing...
  • Judge: Mother should look at autopsy pictures of her starved baby

    08/22/2008 6:36:42 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 19 replies · 1,616+ views
    ktbs.com ^ | 08/21/08 | CHRIS REDFORD
    Tiffany Woods should one day look at the autopsy pictures of her starved baby, a Caddo District Court judge said this afternoon as she found Woods and her boyfriend guilty of letting their baby starve to death. The child's mother and father, who were Hurricane Katrina evacuees, had money for beer and cigarettes but not money to properly feed their child, the judge added. Judge Jeanette Garrett, who decided the case in lieu of a jury, found Woods and Emmanuel Scott guilty of second-degree murder in the death of their 5-month-old baby. Woods, 28, and Scott, 21, face mandatory life...
  • Body of murdered rabbi's wife won't undergo autopsy

    07/04/2008 9:53:37 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 20 replies · 1,383+ views
    YNet News ^ | 5 July 2008 | N/C
    After MRI reveals woman killed during Ashkelon robbery was strangled, High Court instructs Jerusalem hospital to release body for burial, despite demand made by State Prosecutor's Office that it undergo autopsy. Zaka chairman: This is a great victory to the MRI method The High Court of Justice has instructed a Jerusalem hospital to release the body of Ziona Samin, the murdered wife of a prominent rabbi, so it can be buried. In this ruling, the judges rejected a demand by the State Prosecutor's Office that the body undergo an autopsy, after an MRI revealed that she had been strangled. The...
  • A Search for Answers in Russert’s Death

    06/17/2008 6:03:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 112 replies · 2,418+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 17, 2008 | DENISE GRADY
    Given the great strides that have been made in preventing and treating heart disease, what explains Tim Russert’s sudden death last week at 58 from a heart attack? The answer, at least in part, is that although doctors knew that Mr. Russert, the longtime moderator of “Meet the Press” on NBC, had coronary artery disease and were treating him for it, they did not realize how severe the disease was because he did not have chest pain or other telltale symptoms that would have justified the kind of invasive tests needed to make a definitive diagnosis. In that sense, his...
  • FR EXCLUSIVE::THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: NEW RELEASED INFORMATION CONCERNING THE HAMDANIA INCIDENT

    03/31/2008 8:41:59 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 74 replies · 1,049+ views
    cannot disclose at this time, but not impeachable | 03/31/2008 | Tim Harrington
    The letter below is from one of the Marines whose team I am on who have been involved with the Hamdania Incident, both in fundraising and exposure to the public of information that the media has refused to cover, and that includes all conservative media like FOX News, NEWSMAX, World Net Daily, Ollie North, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Howie Carr. Some of them can be forgiven due to the large amount of e-mails received daily, but others were given extensive telephone interviews, with details, and some of them outright refused to consider this as an issue because it would not...
  • Autopsy: Az. Airport Death Accidental

    11/09/2007 3:51:21 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 23 replies · 191+ views
    ap ^ | 11/09/07 | PAUL DAVENPORT
    PHOENIX (AP) — A woman who died in police custody during an airport layover was intoxicated on a potent mix of alcohol and antidepressants and accidentally strangled herself on her shackles, an autopsy released Friday concludes.
  • Tech gunman shot victims over 100 times

    04/22/2007 2:44:59 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 1,570+ views
    AP ^ | 04/22/07 | KRISTEN GELINEAU,
    Tech gunman shot victims over 100 times By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press Writer 12 minutes ago Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho fired enough shots to wound his 32 victims more than 100 times before killing himself with a bullet to his head, a medical examiner said Sunday. Dr. William Massello, the assistant medical examiner based in Roanoke, said pathologists have sent blood samples for toxicology testing to determine if Cho was on drugs at the time of his rampage. It could take as long as two weeks to get the results of those tests, he said. Cho was not especially...
  • Napoleon's Mysterious Death Unmasked

    01/16/2007 4:07:54 PM PST · by blam · 50 replies · 2,242+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-16-2007 | UT Southwestern Medical Center
    UT Southwestern Medical Center Date: January 16, 2007 Napoleon's Mysterious Death Unmasked Science Daily — A new investigation into Napoleon Bonaparte's cause of death might finally put to rest nearly 200 years of lingering mysteries about the illness that killed the French emperor during his island exile, a UT Southwestern Medical Center scientist reports. Dr. Robert Genta, professor of pathology and internal medicine, helped investigate the cause of Napoleon Bonaparte's death nearly 200 years ago by applying modern pathological and tumor-staging methods to historical accounts. (Image courtesy of UT Southwestern Medical Center) American, Swiss and Canadian researchers applied modern pathological...
  • JonBenet Ramsey Murder Suspect Karr - Case Thread 2

    08/28/2006 9:01:50 AM PDT · by Rte66 · 385 replies · 4,191+ views
    FRee Republic ^ | 8/28/06 | FReepers, et alii
    This is a reference thread with links to previous FR threads discussing the arrest of a suspect, John Mark Karr, in the decade-old cold case concerning the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, plus case resources for continued commentary on investigation of the crime.
  • Hirst's pregnant woman steps up for RA (ART)show

    06/22/2006 6:39:41 PM PDT · by woofie · 45 replies · 1,047+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 23/05/2006 | Nicole Martin
    A Giant statue by Damien Hirst showing the insides of a pregnant woman and entitled The Virgin Mother was unveiled at the Royal Academy of Arts in London yesterday. The Virgin Mother took 18 months to complete The 35ft bronze sculpture, which dominates the courtyard in front of the gallery, reveals the foetus and the woman's skull, muscles and tissue. The work, weighing 3.5 tons, took a year and a half to make and will form part of the Summer Exhibition, From Life, which starts on June 12. "It will be very interesting to see people's reactions," said Edith Davaney,...
  • Zarqawi died 52 minutes after air strike, US says

    06/12/2006 8:51:55 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 115 replies · 2,488+ views
    Guardian ^ | Monday June 12, 2006 | Staff and agencies
    4pm Zarqawi died 52 minutes after air strike, US says · Autopsy finds 'no evidence' of beating or gunshots· Al-Qaida in Iraq names new leader Staff and agenciesMonday June 12, 2006 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi took nearly an hour to die after a US air strike destroyed his safe house, the results of a US autopsy showed today. The spokesman said Zarqawi died 52 minutes after the first of two 500lb bombs hit the building and 24 minutes after US forces arrived at the scene.The leader of al-Qaida in Iraq had been meeting a spiritual leader at the house near...
  • Al-Zarqawi lived for 52 mins. after strike

    06/12/2006 6:29:57 AM PDT · by lunarbicep · 135 replies · 4,356+ views
    kansas.com ^ | Mon, Jun. 12, 2006 | KIM GAMEL
    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi lived for 52 minutes after a U.S. warplane bombed his hideout northeast of Baghdad, and he died of extensive internal injuries consistent with those caused by a bomb blast, the U.S. military said Monday. Col. Steve Jones, command surgeon for Multinational Forces, said an autopsy concluded that al-Zarqawi died from serious injuries to his lungs. An FBI test positively identified al-Zarqawi's remains. Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a spokesman for the U.S. military in Baghdad, said U.S. forces arrived about 28 minutes after a fighter jet bombed al-Zarqawi's hideout outside Baqouba on Wednesday. Medics secured al-Zarqawi's airway but...
  • Al-Zarqawi autopsy over, results withheld

    06/11/2006 3:09:11 PM PDT · by TexKat · 146 replies · 3,210+ views
    AP ^ | 6/11/06 | PATRICK QUINN
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. military autopsy was finished on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on Sunday, but the findings were not immediately released by American officials. "The autopsy is completed. However, we are not releasing results yet," Maj. William Willhoite told The Associated Press. Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said officials were awaiting the results of a DNA test. The examination by two U.S. military forensic specialists flown in specially for the autopsy was part of an investigation to reconstruct the last minutes of the terror chieftain's life before an American warplane bombed his hideout late Wednesday....
  • Autopsy: Man found dead at consulate repeatedly stabbed himself

    02/01/2006 6:24:52 AM PST · by CAWats · 30 replies · 2,185+ views
    Yahoo/Newsday ^ | 020106 | Tom Hays
    NEW YORK -- An Indonesian man found dead in the blood-spattered basement of his country's consulate on the Upper East Side took his own life by repeatedly stabbing himself with various knives in a gruesome fashion, authorities said Monday. The man, identified by officials in Indonesia as Bambang Welianto, 36, of Jakarta, was found Sunday with a kitchen knife in his chest and his left wrist almost severed. Several more knives, including a meat cleaver, were found around him inside the four-story Beaux-Arts mansion on East 68th Street, off Fifth Avenue. A spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office, Ellen Borakove,...
  • The Schiavo Autopsy Results: Terri Dailies July 6

    07/06/2005 10:50:06 AM PDT · by 8mmMauser · 1,731 replies · 18,027+ views
    Accuracy in Media-Media Monitor ^ | July 6, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    Several bloggers have drawn attention to a strange lead in a Washington Post story about the Terri Schiavo autopsy results. The June 16 Post story by David Brown said that "Terri Schiavo died of the effects of a profound and prolonged lack of oxygen to her brain on a day in 1990, but what caused that event isn't known and may never be, the physician who performed her autopsy said…"
  • Dancing on her grave

    06/22/2005 8:28:18 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 12 replies · 689+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 22 | Judi McLeod
    The right-to-life versus dying-with-dignity battle over Terri Schindler Schiavo exploded back into life on Monday, bursting back to life from the unlikely scene of a cemetery. "At the burial site of Terri Schiavo’s cremated remains, Michael Schiavo used a bronze grave marker to list Feb. 25, 1990 as the date his wife died," laments Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, director of the Washington-based Christian Democracy Coalition (CDC). "Feb. 25, 1990 is the date Terri Schindler Schiavo experienced a still unknown event that left her severely mentally disabled. Terri Schiavo actually died March 31, 2005, nearly two weeks after her feeding tube...
  • Physician Who Examined Schiavo for Over 10 Hours Critical of Autopsy Report

    06/20/2005 7:52:12 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 58 replies · 2,150+ views
    Christian News Wire ^ | June 19, 2005 | Staff
    Dr. William Hammesfahr, nominated for a Nobel Prize for his work in Medicine, has been recognized by agents for Medicare, the federal government, and others for new approaches to helping the brain injured. Dr. Hammesfahr has been identified in helping patients with chronic brain injuries from many causes actually leave long term disability, and return to work. Dr. Hammesfahr, was identified by Judge Susan Kirkland, for the State of Florida Department of Health, in her judicial ruling in which, for the State of Florida, Department of Health, found that he was "the first physician to restore deficits caused by stroke."...