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2008-07-07 18:00:31

Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., is doing fine midway through his radiation and chemotherapy regimen for a malignant brain tumor, his wife says. The news is really all positive and encouraging, Victoria Kennedy wrote in an e-mail to family and friends that was obtained by The Boston Globe. The only side effect is fatigue, and that word has never been in Teddy's vocabulary before. But he's learning to cope with it. As I have mentioned to many of you, he is tackling cancer with his trademark...

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2008-05-20 17:50:00

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor Tuesday in what could be the grim final chapter in a life marked by exhilarating triumph and shattering tragedy. Some experts gave the liberal lion less than a year to live. Doctors discovered the tumor after the 76-year-old senator and sole surviving son of America's most storied political family suffered a seizure over the weekend. The diagnosis cast a pall over Capitol Hill, where the Massachusetts Democrat has served since...

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2008-05-17 15:26:04

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was airlifted to a hospital Saturday after suffering a seizure at his home, and did not appear to have had a stroke as initially suspected, his spokeswoman said. The 76-year-old Democrat, the lone surviving son in a famed political family, was undergoing tests at Massachusetts General Hospital to determine the cause of the seizure, spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter said. "Senator Kennedy is resting comfortably, and it is unlikely we will know anything more for the next 48...

2006-09-05 16:38:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, a moderate conservative and often decisive vote, was hospitalized for a stent procedure after experiencing mild chest pains, a court spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Kennedy, 70, underwent "a routine procedure" at Washington Hospital Center on September 2. "This was a revision to a stent procedure performed in November 2005," she said in a brief statement. Arberg said there was no evidence of...

2006-06-13 17:16:35

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a member of one of America's most famous political dynasties, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to driving under the influence of prescription drugs when he crashed his car near the U.S. Capitol last month. Kennedy, 38, a Rhode Island Democrat, is the son of Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy and a nephew of former President John F. Kennedy. He has publicly acknowledged a long struggle with drug dependency and bipolar...

2006-06-13 15:38:55

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a member of one of America's most famous political dynasties, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to driving under the influence of prescription drugs when he crashed his car near the U.S. Capitol last month. Kennedy, 38, a Rhode Island Democrat, is the son of Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy and a nephew of former President John F. Kennedy. He has publicly acknowledged a long struggle with drug dependency and bipolar...

2006-06-13 14:32:46

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a member of one of America's most famous political dynasties, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to driving under the influence of prescription drugs when he crashed his car near the U.S. Capitol last month. Kennedy, 38, a Rhode Island Democrat, is the son of Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy and a nephew of former President John F. Kennedy. He has publicly acknowledged a long struggle with drug dependency and bipolar...

2006-06-13 12:53:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a member of one of America's most famous political dynasties, was to plead guilty on Tuesday to driving under the influence of prescription drugs when he crashed his car near the U.S. Capitol last month. Kennedy, 38, a Rhode Island Democrat, is the son of Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy and a nephew of former President John Kennedy. He has publicly acknowledged a long struggle with drug dependency and bipolar disorder and was...

2006-06-13 14:24:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a member of one of America's most famous political dynasties, was to plead guilty on Tuesday to driving under the influence of prescription drugs when he crashed his car near the U.S. Capitol last month. Kennedy, 38, a Rhode Island Democrat, is the son of Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy and a nephew of former President John Kennedy. He has publicly acknowledged a long struggle with drug dependency and bipolar disorder and was...

2006-06-05 20:24:41

Corrects name in seventh paragraph to Chuck Newton from Chick Newtown. By Richard C. Lewis PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (Reuters) - U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, son of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy, has been released from a drug rehabilitation program a month after crashing his car into a cement barrier and seeking help for dependency on prescription drugs. Kennedy, who has acknowledged he suffered from depression and had abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years,...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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