President Clinton, using crutches, leaves the White House briefing room Tuesday, April 1, 1997, after announcing in an April Fools' joke that press secretary Mike McCurry had torn a tendon in his leg and that his job was now in danger. The president, who has been using crutches while recovering from knee surgery, announced that press office employee Chris Engskov, left, would take over McCurry's duties. (AP Photo/Ruth Fremson)

RUTH FREMSON