It's not getting much ink in San Diego, but last week's "Inside the Beltway" column of the Washington Times had this spicy local tidbit: "A stork tells Inside the Beltway that Shelia Lawrence, the petite, blond widow of Democratic financier and Clinton supporter M. Larry Lawrence, is expecting her first child. The 30-something Mrs. Lawrence, who met her late husband when she worked as a security guard at a casino at Lake Tahoe in Nevada — and became his fourth wife in 1990 — hasn't remarried. She lives at Crown Manor, the family's posh California estate on Coronado Island, just up the street from the famed Del Coronado Hotel and resort her wealthy husband once owned." Lawrence has been sighted regularly with Union-Tribune cartoonist Steve Kelly.
A young cancer patient at a Tijuana "alternative therapy" clinic is making headlines across Canada. Thirteen-year-old Tyrell Dueck, whose parents fought a bitter court battle with the province of Saskatchewan over his medical treatment, was finally allowed to travel last week to Tijuana's American Biologics clinic, where, the Calgary Sun reports, treatment costs $6000 a week. Canadian doctors had wanted to amputate the boy's cancerous leg and continue chemotherapy, but his parents wanted to try the Mexican clinic's laetrile treatment. After tests showed that Dueck's bone cancer had spread to his lungs, the government gave up its fight to keep him in Canada