July 26, 2006

President Ford hospitalized in Colorado

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former President Gerald Ford, 93,
was admitted to a Colorado hospital for shortness of breath but
was expected to be released on Wednesday, a hospital spokesman

Ford was taken to Vail Valley Medical Center in Colorado on
Monday afternoon, spokesman Scott Boie said.

"He was admitted to be evaluated for shortness of breath,"
Boie said. "That has all gone very well and he is being
released as we speak."

A Ford spokeswoman said she was preparing to release a

The former president spent about 10 days at a California
hospital in January, where he was treated for pneumonia.

Ford, who took office in 1974 after Richard Nixon resigned
amid the Watergate scandal, also spent time in a hospital in
December for what his office said were routine tests.

He suffered a mild stroke in 2000, and was hospitalized
briefly in 2003 after suffering dizzy spells while playing golf
in the desert heat near Palm Springs, California.