- Now You Know May 15
On Monday, America got swept into the family feud between legendary Top 40 radio host Casey Kasem's wife and his children from his first marriage. Kasem — 82 and afflicted with a type of progressive dementia called Lewy body dementia — was declared missing by a Los Angeles judge because wife Jean Kasem had taken him somewhere and refused to tell her children where. The judge appointed daughter Kerri Kasem temporary conservator and ordered a court investigator to track Casey Kasem down.
Found him they have — not out of the country, like Jean Kasem's lawyer said in court, but somewhere in Kitsap County, Washington — across the Puget Sound from Seattle. The Kitsap County Sheriff's office says it "does not believe this is a police issue," and that Jean and Casey Kasem are just enjoying a vacation. Kasem's children disagree, saying in a statement they have "grave concerns about his health and will do everything in their power to bring him back home."- -
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Why Pakistan won't hunt down the terrorists within its borders
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- How academia's liberal bias is killing social science
- Sorry, GOP, tax cuts don't pay for themselves
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- Pope Francis' American problem
- Are there dogs in heaven? Let's hope not.
- Hey, bosses: Stop giving bonuses to your employees
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- Why torture doesn't work: A definitive guide
Subscribe to the Week