RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – With his wife’s cancer treatment complete, former Sen. John Edwards and his family plan to move back to Raleigh from Washington this week.

The former Democratic vice presidential candidate had planned to move his family to a new home in Chapel Hill, but it won’t be ready until next spring, spokeswoman Kim Rubey said. They’ll return instead to their longtime home in west Raleigh.

Elizabeth Edwards, who was diagnosed with breast cancer the day after Sen. John Kerry conceded the November election to President Bush, has completed several months of radiation and chemotherapy and has been recuperating from surgery in Washington.

“She is feeling great, and the doctors are incredibly positive and optimistic,” Rubey said.

They have put their home in Washington’s Georgetown neighborhood on the market for $6.5 million. The four-story house they bought for $3.8 million in December 2002 was built in 1830 and has been extensively remodeled.



HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Johnny and June Carter Cash’s lakeside home, where the couple lived for 35 years, is on the market. Asking price: $2.9 million.

The 13,880-square-foot house and 4.6-acre property is on the edge of Old Hickory Lake. Seven pieces of antique furniture, including their bed, are included in the sale.

“No one in the family was in a position to live there,” said Cathy Sullivan, the estate’s co-trustee. “That home has so many happy memories, for anyone to stay there it would not have seemed the same.”

The house needs some maintenance work but is otherwise in “very good condition,” said Johnny Cash’s brother, Tommy Cash, who is the acting real estate agent.

Johnny Cash became a towering figure in American music with hits such as “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line” and “A Boy Named Sue.” Both Cash and his wife died in 2003.

Tommy Cash said that during his impromptu visits to the couple’s home, he met everyone from President Carter to actor James Garner.

“If those walls could talk, it would be the biggest book in the world,” he said.



On the Net:

http://www.johnnycash.com/



WASHINGTON (AP) – Long before “American Idol,” a young Brooklyn boy named Charles Schumer – now New York’s senior senator – listened to the day’s popular tunes and radio DJ “Cousin Brucie” Morrow.

Morrow was dropped from WCBS-FM last week when the nation’s No. 1 oldies station switched to a new format for a younger audience.

Schumer has fond memories of Morrow, a fellow graduate of Madison High School in Brooklyn.

“I idolized the guy when I was a kid,” said Schumer, 54. “I was in the Rockaways one day and people were whispering, “There’s Cousin Brucie,’ like he was Tom Cruise.”

During a recent phone interview, Schumer broke into a rendition of “Book of Love” by the Monotones, a song that he and Morrow talked about the last time they met.

“He is the greatest guy, people love him, and something in New York will be lost if he’s not on the air,” Schumer said.

Morrow has said he’ll make an announcement soon about his career plans.

Like a frantic teenage fan, Schumer is writing New York radio stations urging someone to hire Morrow for a regular oldies broadcast.

He also hopes WCBS-FM might reconsider and give the DJ a weekly slot amid its new format of popular hits from the ‘70s and later.

Schumer’s Senate Web site also urges visitors to vote on whether to keep Morrow on the air.

Sounding like “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest, Schumer implored, “Tell everyone to vote!”



On the Net:

http://www.schumer.senate.gov


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