Links to a jumble of things to peruse in the press and blogosphere:
"In a surprise move, attorneys representing a La Crosse family asked a judge for a dismissal of their motion to remove a feeding tube from a woman who is not terminally ill and not dying... "
. The New Orleans nursing home deaths trial begins Thursday, and is expected to last 3 to 4 weeks.
. See here to read about Sheila Drummond, a blind woman who has hit a historic hole-in-one. Drummond, blinded by diabetes 26 years ago, recorded an ace on the 144-yard, par-3 fourth hole at Mahoning Valley Country Club.
. A woman sentenced to life in prison for setting the fire that killed her 26-year-old disabled son still insists she is innocent.
. Via the New Times, a story by Paul Rubin about the apparent assisted suicide of mentally ill woman by members of an assisted suicide outfit called the Final Exit Network. To read Wesley-Smith's comments about the case, go here.
. North Texas Behavioral Health Authority investigates "horrific" board and care homes for people with mental illness in Dallas.
. Writhe Safely remembers psychiatrist Ronald Laing, who died 18 years ago today (Sunday 19 August).