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Sharons stroke raises big question marks

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Jan. 4, resulting in a severe stroke. Paramedics rushed Sharon from his ranch in the Negev Desert to a Jerusalem hospital for life-saving surgery. Three operations later, things are not looking good for the gruff old general whom the West and Israel naively labeled “a man of peace.” At press time, Sharon’s condition remained stable but serious.