Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bike race mirrors trends in MS: Annual event raises millions in search for a cure

"Patients arriving at a hospital with symptoms of multiple sclerosis a quarter-century ago presented physicians with a quandary.

'There was controversy among doctors at the time,' recalls Dr. Jerry Wolinsky, a professor of neurology at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. 'We argued about whether we should even tell people they had MS because there was absolutely nothing we could do for it.'”

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Saturday, April 18, 2009 Good News Story

Priest not surprised by Scottish woman's performance on British TV

"The audience snickered and the judges of "Britain's Got Talent" either rolled their eyes or allowed their blank expressions to betray their bemused skepticism as the awkward-looking middle-aged woman told them she wanted to be as famous as the popular British actress and singer Elaine Paige.

Then Susan Boyle began to sing, and they were spellbound and shocked by the beauty of her voice and rose to their feet in applause.

But Father Basil Clark, who watched the show on television at his home in Broxburn, Scotland, was not surprised."

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