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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: 'Rescue Me' to end near 10-year mark of 9/11

PASADENA, Calif. — The FX firefighters’ drama ‘‘Rescue Me’’ will end its seven-year run less than a week before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

FX President John Landgraf said Saturday that the Sept. 6 finale date was chosen intentionally. The series, with Denis Leary as the star and co-creator, is a story about New York firefighters dealing with the grief of losing friends and relatives in the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

‘‘It seemed appropriate not to air it on the day,’’ he said, ‘‘because there are more solemn and appropriate things to do on the day. The weeks surrounding the day seemed to be the appropriate place to do it.’’

Son suggests Reagan had Alzheimer’s as president

NEW YORK — Ronald Reagan’s son suggests in a new book that his father suffered from the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease while he was still in the White House.

The U.S. News & World Report quotes excerpts from Ron Reagan’s book ‘‘My Father at 100’’ in which Reagan’s son says he believes his father would have left office had the disease been diagnosed then.

The younger Reagan recalls how his father became uncharacteristically lost for words and looked ‘‘bewildered’’ during the 1984 presidential debates. He says his father may have suspected Alzheimer’s in 1986 when he was flying over familiar canyons north of Los Angeles and could no longer remember their names.

White House doctors have said they saw no evidence of the disease while he was president. He was diagnosed in 1994, five years after leaving office.

Octomom says she was a baby addict

LOS ANGELES — ‘‘Octomom’’ Nadya Suleman tells Oprah Winfrey she was addicted to having children and was ‘‘self-medicating through babies’’ when she gave birth to octuplets in 2009.

Suleman appeared on ‘‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’’ Friday for a financial intervention from money guru Suze Orman. She has been plagued with money problems and threatened with eviction from her Southern California home.

Suleman says she felt a ‘‘hole’’ after six children and wanted more, but that after 14 kids the hole remains.