Bush Choice for Rights Panel Has Heart Attack

Associated Press

Arthur A. Fletcher, President Bush's choice to head the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, said Monday that he suffered a mild heart attack last week and he expects to remain hospitalized until Thursday.

Fletcher, 64, said he still wants the Civil Rights Commission job. He would succeed William B. Allen, whose resignation was accepted by Bush last month. Fletcher was in Yakima to participate in a conference. He was hospitalized Friday complaining of chest pains.

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