Daily Archives: April 21, 2009

No jokes here

Updated: Birmingham City Councilwoman Miriam Witherspoon dies – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

She was just 48. Witherspoon was in a wheelchair due to paralysis, a severed spinal cord. She apparently had an infection her body was unable to fight off, which is not uncommon with those in wheelchairs. She was the president pro tem of the city council.