| Mar 29, 2010
He's been called the "Grand Wizard of Classic Rock" and a heavy metal icon, but for the past few months 67-year-old Ronnie James Dio has been known as a cancer patient.
"Why come to Houston? It's the best hospital, " Dio said as he got ready for a...
| Mar 8, 2010
Quitting smoking is a no-brainer when it comes to reducing the chances of lung cancer. But did you know that putting down that cigarette for good can also lessen your chances of getting breast, prostate and bladder cancer? There's even evidence that...
| Apr 4, 2010
Trombonist, jazz critic
Mike Zwerin, 79, a trombonist who got his break jamming with Miles Davis and later became the Paris-based jazz critic for the International Herald Tribune, died Friday in a Paris hospital after a long illness, his...
| Mar 1, 2010
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Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk
Bass player for Hall & Oates
Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, 58, best known as the longtime bass player for the band led by pop-rock stars Daryl Hall and John Oates, died Sunday in Pawling, N.Y., of an apparent heart attack, according to the duo'...
| Mar 14, 2010
Riverhead: 472 pp., $26.95
You could say that Chang-rae Lee explores Asian American identity in his novels. You could say he explores the legacies of war, or the roots of betrayal, but none of these grand...
| Sep 28, 2009
Even as Anita Fuentes carefully places pieces of flour-dredged chicken into a pan of hot oil, the mother of three acknowledges she'd like to cut back on such dishes -- family favorites or no. "We don't eat a lot of fried chicken and fish, but we do eat...
| May 17, 2010
Ronnie James Dio, a legendary heavy metal singer who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath and also was lead singer for the bands Rainbow and Dio, has died. He was 67.
Dio died Sunday, according to a statement on his website by Wendy Dio, his wife...
| May 17, 2010
Nearly six weeks ago Ronnie James Dio told 39News: "Cancer, I'll kick the hell out of you."
He was in Houston for a bi-monthly trip to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for chemotherapy to fight stomach cancer.
Sunday, Dio's battle ended. The only thing...
| May 27, 2010
Costa Mesa resident Dave Bunnell was angry at it.
It took his father's life.
Thirty new cases of it are expected each day this year in Orange County.
It is cancer and, according to the American Cancer Society, was the second leading cause of death in...