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April 22, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Mike Palmer sits inside his apartment at Oak Towers holding a picture of himself when he was 25 years old. Palmer is known as a jokester: A sign on his door reads, “No rides, insurance reasons.” “I put that up there as a joke,” he said, explaining that he wouldn’t allow anyone to ride on his motorized wheelchair. “I must be a people person,” Palmer said. “Since I lived in here, I like it.”

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