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Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:03 PM

Levon Helm almost had to sell his house to pay for his medical bills...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-usa-helmpixurgentl2e8fje45-20120419,0,643898.story

Helm was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998. At one point,
the Arkansas native lost his voice to cancer and he almost lost
his Woodstock, New York home due to mounting medical bills.

Instead, he turned his home, better known as The Barn, into
a weekly concert hall that attracted sell-out crowds, big names
such as Emmylou Harris and Kris Kristofferson and ended up both
paying the mortgage and rejuvenating Helm's career.


(Sorry for my initially misleading headline... I was misremembering the article from my iPhone. Anyway, the point remains the same!)

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Reply Levon Helm almost had to sell his house to pay for his medical bills... (Original post)
Puzzler Apr 2012 OP
gateley Apr 2012 #1
spanone Apr 2012 #6
gateley Apr 2012 #7
Arugula Latte Apr 2012 #2
Warpy Apr 2012 #4
Old and In the Way Apr 2012 #3
Beaverhausen Apr 2012 #5

Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:04 PM

1. I bet Dick Cheney didn't. nt

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Response to gateley (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:06 PM

6. i bet you're right. and levon spread joy and love.

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Response to spanone (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:15 PM

7. It is just so WRONG! nt

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Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:05 PM

2. Wow. What a country.

 

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:06 PM

4. Yeah, great place that 44 years of conservative rule have made, no?

And it's not going away any soon as the Republicans go crazier and the Democrats get more conservative, meaning more timid when it comes to cleaning up the mess by doing visionary things.

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Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:05 PM

3. This generation's private health insurance companies...

will be the next generation's property asset management companies.

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Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:06 PM

5. link?

not that I don't believe you, I'd just like to read more. thanks.

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