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2006-06-05 17:22:11

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, vowed on Monday to shun all "mood-altering drugs" and insisted he did not...

2006-06-05 09:27:38

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 rehab program a month after crashing his car and seeking help for dependency on prescription drugs. Kennedy, who has acknowledged suffering from depression and abusing alcohol and prescription drugs for years, was to make his first public appearance on Monday after being discharged on Friday from the Mayo Clinic in...

2006-05-05 16:49:15

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One day after he crashed his car near the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Patrick Kennedy, son of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy, said on Friday he would seek treatment for a long-term drug abuse problem. "This afternoon I am traveling to Minnesota to seek treatment at the Mayo Clinic to insure that I can continue on my road to recovery," Kennedy, a Rhode Island Democrat, told reporters. Kennedy said he was a patient last winter at the...

2006-05-05 14:12:54

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, son of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy, on Friday announced he will seek treatment for a substance abuse problem. "I have been fighting this chronic disease since a young man," Kennedy said, adding that he will return to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He said he wanted to continue working for his constituents in Rhode Island. The announcement came shortly after U.S. Capitol Police reported that the younger Kennedy was...

2006-05-04 17:29:29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, son of Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, said on Thursday he was involved in a car crash on Capitol Hill in which he was not injured. "I was involved in a traffic incident last night" near the U.S. Capitol, Kennedy said in a statement. "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident," he added. Spokeswoman Robin Costello said Kennedy was not injured. In a statement on its Web site, the U.S. Capitol Police said it was investigating a traffic...

2006-01-10 12:59:06

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sen. Ted Kennedy is writing a children's book that will explain the workings of government from the point of view of his dog Splash. Publisher Scholastic said "My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C." was a 56-page picture book about a day in the life of a senator and his dog, explaining how laws are made. It will be published in May. "Kids love animal stories and they will be captivated by the tale of Senator Kennedy's extraordinary Portuguese...

2006-01-07 09:47:34

By Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's embattled leader of the centrist Liberal Democrats will make a statement at 1500 GMT prompting speculation that he may announce he is standing down. The Liberal Democrats said leader Charles Kennedy will make a statement at party headquarters in central London. Britain's third largest party was thrown into turmoil on Thursday after leader Charles Kennedy admitted to an alcohol problem but refused to resign despite pleas from party...

2006-01-07 05:23:00

By Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's centrist Liberal Democrats were in suspended animation on Saturday after their leader admitted to an alcohol problem but refused to resign despite pleas from party colleagues. A defiant Charles Kennedy said he would not be driven from office by rebel members of parliament. "I just know from reading and listening to what thousands of party members are telling me, that they think it would be a dereliction of duty for me to walk away from...

2006-01-06 11:24:34

By Andrew Gray LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of one of Britain's three main political parties faced a mutiny by followers on Friday when he refused to resign after admitting he had undergone treatment for alcohol abuse. One senior party figure called Charles Kennedy, leader of the Liberal Democrats, a "dead man walking" and others vowed to resign from party posts next week if he did not go. But Kennedy, 46, who led the historically centrist third party to its best showing in decades...

2005-11-17 18:47:03

By Ben Berkowitz NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Jack Holmes bears an uncanny resemblance to the late Robert F. Kennedy and sounds almost like him. He even wears a tie clip that Kennedy once gave to an associate. So it is little wonder that Holmes has brought the slain former attorney general and younger brother of former President John F. Kennedy to life in an acclaimed one-man off-Broadway show. Holmes doesn't so much act Kennedy in the 99-minute play "RFK," as "channel him," enthused...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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