From yesterday's Democracy Now!
Molly Ivins Hospitalized
In media news, the columnist and best-selling author Molly Ivins has been hospitalized again in her ongoing battle with breast cancer. She was first diagnosed with cancer in 1999 and has successfully fought it off several times. Her sister said the cancer has back with a vengeance and has spread through her body.
Molly's regular column in the local newspaper had been missing for weeks. Eventually, we learned why. She was taking a leave of absence for treatment for her cancer which had recurred. After the beginning of the year, there appeared one column from Molly before she disappeared again. Sadly, we discovered why from the above story.
I'd like to just take this opportunity to send Molly Ivins our very best thoughts. Over the years, she has given us so much for which I am so very grateful.