Monday's American Oddities

The Associated Press

Rush Limbaugh evacuates
studio ahead of Hurricane Irma

NEW YORK (AP) — Rush Limbaugh, who has suggested that the “panic” caused by approaching hurricanes actually benefits retailers, the media and climate change activists, abandoned his south Florida studio ahead of Hurricane Irma.

On his show Thursday from his facility in Palm Beach, the conservative radio host said airing his show Friday would be “problematic” and “legally impossible.” Limbaugh said his show would be back on the air next week “from parts unknown.” He had been criticized for complaining about the hype attached to the storm and questioned some forecasts.

Woman who chose baby over chemotherapy has died

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan woman who sacrificed the chance to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child has died. Nick DeKlyen said his wife, Carrie DeKlyen, died early Saturday. Among the last things he said to her were, “I’ll see you in Heaven.”

Doctors removed Carrie DeKlyen’s feeding and breathing tubes on Thursday, a day after she gave birth to her daughter Life Lynn DeKlyen.

The mother chose to forgo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer, since it would have ended her pregnancy. The couple from western Michigan have five other kids.

State gets more time in alleged sexual-fantasy murder case

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge has given prosecutors more time to secure an indictment of an ex-Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee accused in the fatal July stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago as part of an apparent sexual fantasy. The judge granted a request by Cook County prosecutors for extra time Friday. 

Wyndham Lathem and Oxford’s Andrew Warren were arrested last month on first-degree murder charges. Prosecutors say they stabbed Lathem’s boyfriend 70 times. Lathem, 46, and 56-year-old Warren allegedly chatted online about their sexual fantasy of killing others, then themselves.