Vice premier's wife seriously ill

Sonia Peres, the wife of Vice Premier Shimon Peres, was in serious condition Friday morning after suffering from a lung infection and heart failure. Peres, 84, was anesthetized and attached to a respirator at the intensive care unit of Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, where she had been hospitalized since Thursday night, around midnight. Hospital officials said that the vice premier's wife was undergoing tests and that her life was in danger, Army Radio reported.