Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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'Tides' author is battling cancer

Author Pat Conroy says he has pancreatic cancer, but promises he will fight the disease hard and finish a novel he owes his fans.

The South Carolina novelist, 70, made the announcement Monday on his Facebook page.

Conroy didn't give many details about his prognosis. But he promised to "fight it hard" and told his fans, "I owe you a novel, and I intend to deliver it."

Conroy wrote "The Prince of Tides" and "The Great Santini."

West is deep in debt * Singer Kanye West, who has a knack for getting his name in the news in time for big events, has an announcement.

On the eve of Monday night's Grammy Awards and just after he appeared on "Saturday Night Live" and released his new album West took to Twitter to say he was $53 million in debt.

After he appeared on "SNL" he announced that the album was available on his website and on streaming service Tidal. …

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