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Race For The Cure – A Survivor's Story

Thousands of people dressed in all shades of pink hit the pavement for Susan G. Komen’s “Race For The Cure” in Downtown Phoenix Sunday.  Breast cancer survivor Kathi Terrell says she was surprised when several of her friends turned up to the race to run in her honor.  Terrell broke down in tears saying “I   know they’re my friends, but it makes me cry, it’s an honor and I’m thankful that they still care.”  Terrell was 39-years-old when she found a lump in her arm pit that turned out to be Stage 3 cancer.  Her first reaction was to “blow it off” thinking it was just a swollen gland until the lump became red and hard.  A month after initially finding the lump, she went for a mammogram that changed her life forever.  Doctors found four lumps in her left breast and nine cancerous lumps in her lymph nodes under her arm pit.  She “thanks God” she found the lump because it was spreading.    Terrell believes the this race is all about “awareness.”  Be aware of your body and if something is off, get it checked.  She is flabbergasted when friends tell her they won’t have the mammogram due to its radiation.  As a woman who suffered through radiation treatment, she fires back questioning them…”Really?  Getting burned for six weeks, five days a week is a lot of...

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Race For The Cure – A Survivor's Story

Thousands of people dressed in all shades of pink hit the pavement for Susan G. Komen’s “Race For The Cure” in Downtown Phoenix Sunday.  Breast cancer survivor Kathi Terrell says she was surprised when several of her friends turned up to the race to run in her honor.  Terrell broke down in tears saying “I   know they’re my friends, but it makes me cry, it’s an honor and I’m thankful that they still care.”  Terrell was 39-years-old when she found a lump in her arm pit that turned out to be Stage 3 cancer.  Her first reaction was to “blow it off” thinking it was just a swollen gland until the lump became red and hard.  A month after initially finding the lump, she went for a mammogram that changed her life forever.  Doctors found four lumps in her left breast and nine cancerous lumps in her lymph nodes under her arm pit.  She “thanks God” she found the lump because it was spreading.    Terrell believes the this race is all about “awareness.”  Be aware of your body and if something is off, get it checked.  She is flabbergasted when friends tell her they won’t have the mammogram due to its radiation.  As a woman who suffered through radiation treatment, she fires back questioning them…”Really?  Getting burned for six weeks, five days a week is a lot of...

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Law Prof.: Same-sex Marriage Ruling Applies to AZ

A U.S. District Court judge says that a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling declaring gay marriage bans unconstitutional in Idaho and Nevada applies to Arizona. The judge gave both sides in Arizona until Thursday to file briefs in the case. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender says same-sex marriage is now technically legal in our state. “So my view is right now, the law of the circuit is that gay marriage is constitutionally protected. And if Tom Horne wanted to obey the law, he ought to go and tell the people in Arizona who govern this that they ought to start issuing marriage licenses.” “Well I would say gay marriage is legal in Arizona right now, as a theoretical matter.” Bender thinks that once the federal judge hears arguments about gay marriage in Arizona, it could become the law of the land. “My guess will be he’ll say summary judgement in these cases is in favor of the plaintiffs. You have to start permitting gay marriage.”   Mike...

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Law Prof.: Same-sex Marriage Ruling Applies to AZ

A U.S. District Court judge says that a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling declaring gay marriage bans unconstitutional in Idaho and Nevada applies to Arizona. The judge gave both sides in Arizona until Thursday to file briefs in the case. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender says same-sex marriage is now technically legal in our state. “So my view is right now, the law of the circuit is that gay marriage is constitutionally protected. And if Tom Horne wanted to obey the law, he ought to go and tell the people in Arizona who govern this that they ought to start issuing marriage licenses.” “Well I would say gay marriage is legal in Arizona right now, as a theoretical matter.” Bender thinks that once the federal judge hears arguments about gay marriage in Arizona, it could become the law of the land. “My guess will be he’ll say summary judgement in these cases is in favor of the plaintiffs. You have to start permitting gay marriage.”   Mike...

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