Lou Gehrig's Disease http://wunc.org en Basnight Has Lou Gehrig's Disease http://wunc.org/post/basnight-has-lou-gehrigs-disease <p>Former Senate leader Marc Basnight has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease.<br><br><strong>Jessica Jones:</strong> 64-year-old Marc Basnight stepped down after 26 years of service as a state senator last January, citing health reasons. At the time he said doctors hadn't figured out why he was having speech and balance problems. Basnight acknowledged the diagnosis in an interview with the North Carolina Coastal Federation. Manteo mayor Jamie Daniels says it's heartbreaking to know the former Democratic Senate leader has the neuromuscular disease.<br> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 3269 at http://wunc.org