In 'Dire' Shape, Novak Will Retire

By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2008 2:06 PM CDT
Robert Novak has announced that he will retire immediately, after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.   (AP Photo/Lauren Shay, FILE)
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(Newser) – Robert Novak says his prognosis is "dire," and the longtime political columnist will retire immediately, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "The details are being worked out with the doctors this week, but the tentative plan is for radiation and chemotherapy,” said Novak, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last month.