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2005-08-26 12:39:51

SEATTLE (Reuters) - August Wilson, an award-winning playwright who focuses on the lives of African-Americans, has liver cancer and may have only months to live, a spokeswoman for Wilson said on Friday. His condition was diagnosed in June and his prognosis was serious, said the spokeswoman, who declined to be named. "It's not like poker, you can't throw your hand in," Wilson, 60 told his hometown newspaper, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which broke the story of his illness. "I've lived...

2005-08-26 09:19:19

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - August Wilson, an award-winning playwright who focuses on the lives of African Americans, has liver cancer and may have only months to live, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said on Friday. Citing an interview with Wilson from his home in Seattle, the newspaper said his condition was diagnosed in June. He was recommended immediate treatment including a liver transplant, but the disease proved too far advanced to be halted. "It's not like poker, you can't throw...

2005-08-26 09:15:14

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - August Wilson, an award-winning playwright who focuses on the lives of African Americans, has liver cancer and may have only months to live, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said on Friday. Citing an interview with Wilson from his home in Seattle, the newspaper said his condition was diagnosed in June. He was recommended immediate treatment including a liver transplant, but the disease proved too far advanced to be halted. "It's not like poker, you can't throw...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.