Wednesday, January 21, 2004

This is really odd

Family fears for famous scientist Stephen Hawking

THE world's greatest living scientist, Stephen Hawking, was in hospital yesterday under round-the-clock surveillance.

His family fear he is being earmarked by a deranged attacker who might try to sabotage the equipment and medicines that are keeping him alive.
Professor Hawking has pneumonia and has been in hospital since before Christmas.

Yet it is not the bronchial infection, serious in a 62-year-old man of such physical frailty, that is the chief cause of the terrors his family live with each day.

It is that the person intent on doing him grievous harm - and who appears to have succeeded in doing so already on numerous occasions - will go one step too far if not stopped soon.

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