SCHULZ ADVISER RECOVERING WELL
''Peanuts'' financial adviser Ron Nelson is feeling ''somewhat lucky to be
alive,'' his doctor said Friday.
In an apparent domestic dispute, Nelson was shot twice in the lower back
last week while at his office in the studio of Charles Schulz, creator of the
internationally known comic strip.
Santa Rosa police arrested Nelson's estranged wife, Shirley, for the
attempted homicide. Nelson shot her husband twice before shooting herself once
in the chest, police said.
Ron Nelson is now able to talk and has told detectives what happened in his
office July 5. Sgt. Brian Davis would not disclose what Nelson said.
Nelson, 53, almost died from the shooting, but has been steadily improving
and could be out of the hospital in a week or so, Dr. Loie Sauer said.