OREGON: Dark Victory

A big, loose-limbed man with an inbred love of the outdoors and a mustang liberalism, Oregon's U.S. Senator Richard Lewis Neuberger seemed to embody the brashness and youthful vigor of the Northwest. His precocity and eagerness did not make him popular with his fellow Senators, but two years ago Dick Neuberger fought a brave and desperate battle against cancer that changed their minds—and changed Dick Neuberger. He scoffed at the 1-20 odds his doctors gave him, underwent surgery and won the fight—along with the admiration and sympathy of his colleagues....

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