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Reagan visits Brady,
says 'e's just fine'
From AP and UPI
spent an emotional 16 minutes with
wounded White House press secretary
James Brady at the hospital yesterday
and said his spokesman is "coming
along great" and is "very happy."
It was the president's first visit to his
critically wounded aide since they both
were shot in an assassination attempt
more than nine weeks ago.
"HOW'S JIM?" shouted a reporter as
Reagan left George Washington
University Hospital amid tight
security. "Just fine," said the president
"he's coming along great."
Asked how Brady is doing
emotionally as he recovers from a near-
fatal bullet wound to the brain, Reagan
said, "He's just fine. Very happy."
The right side of Brady's brain,
severely damaged by the bullet that
struck him in the forehead March 30
during the shooting at the Washington
Hilton hotel, controls movement on his
MEANWHILE, Philip Birnbaum,
administrative dean of the hospital,
said the pneumonia Brady contracted
last week is "continuing to resolve."
"He had a peaceful night," Birnbaum
said. "He remains free of fever."
Brady has resumed physical therapy
in his hospital room. The therapy is to
help Brady regain use of his left limbs.
BIRNBAUM SAID Brady did not
have a chest x-ray Tuesday, so it was
uncertain whether he was free of
pneumonia, but he said, "We have
every reason to expect it's continuing to
Birnbaum said he was "not ready to
make firm predictions" as to how long
Brady would have to remain in the
hospital. But there have been estimates
that his recuperation could take up to a
The visit marked the first time
Reagan had seen his wounded aide sin-
ce the March 30 shooting at the
Washington Hilton Hotel, although he
has telephoned Brady on two occasions.
A civil unpleasantness
T HE HISTORIC CHATTAHOOCHEE Commission in Cedar Springs, Ga.
toyed with "That Late Unpleasantness" but voted to go with "the con-
flict between the states" after members revolted against using the term
"Civil War" ina book of letters by Confederate soldiers. W. W. Bill Nordan,
who led the commission's internal civil war, would have preferred the "War
of Northern Aggression." The commission also debated calling it the "War
Between the Union and the Confederacy," "The Conflict" or just avoiding
the issue altogether by not referring to it at all. Finally, it voted 10-1 last
Thursday to refer to the was "in small letters" as "the conflict between the
states" in a book of letters from the ancestors of Chattohoochee Valley
residents, to be published by Troy State University Press. Historian Ray
Matthis, who prepared the manuscript, referred to the conflict as the "War
for Southern Independence." The commission changed it to "Civil War."
Then, Norman set out to prevent "such a dastardly unforgivable error as to
refer to the War of Northern Aggression as The Civil War." Two of Nordan's
ancestors were killed in the conflict and another was captured, he said. o
A Colorado state senator has filed a $300,000 damage suit claiming that a
car accident impaired his hand-shaking ability and therefore hurt his
political livelihood. Sen. Sam Zakhlem's lawsuit, which names Jacob Bott as
defendant, seeks $150,000 in punitive damages and $150,000 in compensatory
damages for injuries suffered in the May 2, 1978 crash near Wiggins. The
suit, filed last week in Greeley District Court, claims the Denver Republican
"now has gret difficulty shaking hands whereas previously he had no
problem with this activity." Zakhem was driving a car on Interstate 76 when
his car was hit head-on by Bott's vehicle, according to the suit. Bott's vehicle
was being pursued at the time by the State Patrol for driving on the wrong
side of the highway, Zakhem said. The State Patrol couldn't confirm
Zakhem's statements Wednesday and Bott could not be reached for com-
ment. Zakhem said the accident left him with a permanent loss of hearing in
his left ear, impaired vision in his right eye, aggravation of a previous knee
injury and restricted the use of his right arm. "It was very painful as late as
last election," he said Wednesday.
Scattered showers and drizzle off and on today with a high around 80.
AAFC - The Girl Can't Help It, 7 & 10:20 p.m., High School Confidential,
8:45 p.m., Angell Hall Aud. A.
C2 - Brewster McCloud, 7:30 p.m., Pumping Iron, 9:30 p.m., MLB 3.
CFT - The Wild Child, 4,7,8:30 & 10 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Ark - Hoot night, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill St.
5Spartacus Youth League - Class, "Trotskyism," 7 p.m., Union Conf. Rm.
Chem. - Organic Seminar, "Cobalt Mediated Acetylene Cyclizations in
Organic Synthesis," 4 p.m., Rm. 1300.
Theater & Drama - Michigan Reperatory, "Misalliance," 8 p.m., Power
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Wednesday, June 3, 1981
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