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AUGUST 17, 2006

Da Matta still making slow progress

Cristiano da Matta has yet to regain consciousness at the Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, Wisconsin, but his condition is improving all the time. Da Matta is becoming more alert each day and has been removed from the ventilator that was providing respiratory support since his accident.

It is expected that he will be moved from the intensive care unit within a day or two.