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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:26 AM
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Sen. Byrd taken to hospital after fall - no indication that he will be admitted
Sen. Byrd taken to hospital after fall
Posted: 11:11 AM ET
By Mark Preston and Dana Bash
CNN

WASHINGTON (CNN) U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia was taken to a Washington-area hospital Tuesday, after falling in his home, a spokesman confirms to CNN.

Jesse Jacobs, Byrds spokesman, said the senator stood up too fast this morning and fell down.

To err on the side of caution his caregiver called an ambulance, Jacobs said in an e-mail to CNN. He was taken to the hospital where he is currently being checked out. At this point in time there is no indication that he will be admitted.

Byrd, a Democrat, was first elected to the House in 1952 and moved over to the Senate in 1958. The 91-year-old Byrd is the longest serving senator in U.S. history.

http://cnnwire.blogs.cnn.com/2009/09/22/sen-byrd-taken-...
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:27 AM
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1. Get Well Old Friend
:patriot:
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GivePeaceAchance Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:34 AM
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2. When he gets back to the senate will other Democratic Senators take care of him if they can...
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 11:36 AM by GivePeaceAchance
I here ginger is really good for staying healthy. Just pamper the guy some, we need our 60 majority all healthy and strong for the months ahead.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:36 AM
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3. We don't have 60 and we actually don't need 60.
And Byrd should retire.
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GivePeaceAchance Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:39 AM
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4. Which is true but the less excuses the wonderful Harry Reid has the better.
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 11:43 AM by GivePeaceAchance
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