Barnhart on mend

Aaron Barnhart, the respected TV columnist for the Kansas City Star and
proprietor of the popular web
site, says he'll be going into the new year with encouraging reports from his

Barnhart was diagnosed a year ago with hairy cell leukemia, a rare form of
the blood-cancer, and after months of treatment, says things have improved

'This is a little different from tumor-based cancers,' Barnhart told
Broadcasting & Cable, 'so it's impossible to say that the cancer's
completely gone. But I've felt great for months, and now I have some numbers
that back me up.'