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WALLACE ON SOLID FOOD, STILL WEAK AFTER CLOSE CALL

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Former Gov. George C. Wallace, who nearly died three weeks ago, is on solid food again and nearly ready to go home.

Wallace's condition was upgraded to good on Monday."My father is still weak, but he gains strength in an incremental way every day," said his son, State Treasurer George Wallace Jr.

The 73-year-old was admitted Sept. 25 with a blood infection and given less than a 20 percent chance of recovery.

For part of his stay, Wallace was fed liquids through a tube, and last week, milkshakes and puddings were added to his diet. He is now being allowed to eat solid food, said Vicky Jones, a Jackson Hospital spokeswoman.