Reports of president's demise greatly exaggerated

  • 1998-09-03
  • By Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus probably thought he had left the American-style tabloid journalism behind when he moved into the Lithuanian White House earlier this year.But both he and the public got a surprise when the Lithuanian tabloid Lietuvos zinios reported Aug. 26, that Adamkus is seriously ill with cancer and may not last through October. The president called a special news conference to deny it the same morning. "You see that I'm alive and healthy, and I don't plan on giving up soon," Adamkus told reporters. "This news certainly broke the monotony of my life this mor...
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