Pellets Will Remain in Whittington's Face
There's an update tonight on lawyer Harry Whittington's condition:
Millionaire lawyer Harry Whittington's condition continued to improve Monday after Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot him during a quail hunt, but doctors said he would probably live out his days with pellets inside him.
[Hospital Emergency Chief] Blanchard said that in cases like Whittington's, where the number of pellets lodged in the skin were "more than I can count on the fingers of my hand, but less than 100," it was better to leave them there than to try to extract them. "In all likelihood, he will continue the rest of his long life and his longevity with those pellets remaining in place," Blanchard said.
Another update on the "miscommunication" over the request to interview Cheney on Saturday night:
Secret Service spokesman Eric Zahren said at least one deputy showed up at the ranch's front gate Saturday night and asked to speak to Cheney, but was turned away by Secret Service agents. Zahren said there was some miscommunication and that arrangements had been made for the vice president to be interviewed Sunday morning.
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