George Wallace's Condition Improves
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (CNN) -- Former Alabama Gov. George
Wallace's condition has been upgraded from serious to fair,
and the former presidential candidate may be released from a
Montgomery hospital by the end of the weekend, according to a
Wallace, 78, is being treated for a chronic respiratory
condition at Jackson Hospital. The four-term governor was
admitted to the hospital Wednesday, the second time in two
months he has been hospitalized.
Paralyzed from the waist down in a 1972 assassination attempt
and suffering from Parkinson's disease, Wallace has been
beset with a variety of infections and illnesses over the
years. He is legally deaf and has difficulty speaking.
Wallace was a third-party presidential candidate in 1968 and
was running for the Democratic nomination in 1972 when he was