By: Editorial Staff MIKE McALARY HAS returned literally from death's doorstep to his column in the New York Daily News. In his first column since he nearly died in a car crash on the rainy night of Sept. 18, McAlary, 35, recounted his seven-month ordeal, from weeks in a coma to catheter tubes and diapers to his first steps. In a double-truck spread in the tabloid, he said all his feuds and petty hatreds disappeared. He also said hospital staffers refused to believe that he was visited by musician Paul Simon. McAlary joked with friends about seeing Jimmy Hoffa, the long missing and presumed dead labor leader, in a hospital basement.