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Posted on 08/15/2006 5:08:01 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Gerald Ford in Minn. hospital for tests
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Former President Ford was admitted to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota on Tuesday for "testing and evaluation," his office said in a statement.
The statement gave no details about why the 93-year-old former chief executive went to the clinic in Rochester, about 75 miles southeast of Minneapolis.
"No further releases or updates are anticipated prior to early next week," said the statement issued from Ford's office in Beaver Creek, Colo. Ford also has a home in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Mayo Clinic spokesman John Murphy confirmed the statement but said he had no additional information.
A message seeking comment from Ford's chief of staff, Penny Circle, was not immediately returned.
Last month, Ford spent a few days in Colorado's Vail Valley Medical Center because of shortness of breath. In January, he was hospitalized for 12 days in Rancho Mirage for treatment of pneumonia.
Ford suffered two small strokes five years ago and spent about a week in a hospital.
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I wish him well and hope his health improves quickly.
Prayers for him. Hopefully its not serious.
Prayers for the former President. I hope its not serious. Poor guy has had a rough year healthwise.
At his age, any trip to the hospital is bad news. I hope it's not serious.
Prayers for Pres. Ford!
He's in good hands at the Mayo. They're the best in the world.
Dam shame he couldn't retain the White House fom Carter.
We're still paying for that loss.
Ford's a good man, unfortunately his ties to Nixon were his downfall.
One of my favorites! He laid the groundwork for R. Reagan! (IMHO).
He picked Don Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and many others to fill important spots following the Nixon resignation.
His choice of leaders is remarkable and unchallenged!
Prayers for President Ford.
Yes, we have Ford to thank for Cheney and Rumsfeld. Also, no US ship has been seized by a foreign enemy since the rescue of the Mayaguez.
Oh lord, remember those "Whip Inflation Now" buttons?
And what was the name of his press secretary that hosted "SNL" in early 1976? That was the funniest episode ever, in my opinion.