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CHERNOBYL HERO CONTRACTS LUNG INFECTION

A Soviet pilot who was a hero of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster was in critical condition Saturday with a lung infection, said officials at the hospital where he recently underwent a bone-marrow transplant for leukemia.

Anatoly Grishchenko, 53, who had been in stable condition after the April 27 transplant, developed a fever and breathing difficulties late Thursday, and doctors at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center placed him on a respirator early Friday, center spokeswoman Susan Edmonds said.His doctors "say it doesn't look good," she added.