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Bush to undergo colonoscopy today
“As reported at the time and in subsequent physical exams, absent any symptoms, the president’s doctor recommended repeat surveillance in approximately five years,” Mr. Snow said. “The president has had no symptoms.”
Two polyps were discovered during examinations in 1998 and 1999, while Mr. Bush was governor of Texas. That made him a prime candidate for regular examinations.
During today’s transfer of power, the vice president will be at his home on the Chesapeake Bay in St. Michaels, Md., Mr. Snow said.
Shays to apologize to Capitol policeman
Rep. Christopher Shays said yesterday he will apologize to a Capitol Police officer for his behavior after he became frustrated while trying to locate a family of constituents outside the Capitol building.
“I interacted with a Capitol Police officer in a way that I know was not appropriate,” the Connecticut Republican said.
The congressman said that when he returns Monday to Washington, he plans to apologize in person to the officer.
Mr. Shays had been on his cell phone trying to find the family, caught in a rainstorm Thursday on the Capitol’s West Front.
“The officer took offense to the manner in which the congressman spoke to him and said that the congressman also reached out and touched his name tag,” Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said.
Marine escapes prison sentence