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2008-07-14 09:00:23

By JIM KUHNHENN By Jim Kuhnhenn The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA For more than three decades, the National Governors Association has assembled on presidential election years as one of its members made a bid for the White House - a Carter or a Reagan, a Dukakis, a Clinton or a Bush. Not this time. With two senators as the presumed nominees of their respective parties, the governors have been consigned to the running-mate heap. There, along with others, they are being picked over...

2006-01-19 20:14:37

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Gerald Ford will not be released as expected on Thursday from the hospital where he is being treated for pneumonia, but his illness was not life threatening, his spokeswoman said. Ford, 92, had been due for release from Eisenhower Medical Center in the California desert community of Rancho Mirage on Thursday but instead was kept overnight again by doctors, spokeswoman Penny Circle said in a written statement. "President...

2006-01-19 15:23:10

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Gerald Ford was being evaluated for release on Thursday after undergoing treatment for pneumonia at a California hospital, his spokeswoman said. Ford, 92, was admitted last weekend to Eisenhower Medical Center in the California desert community of Rancho Mirage. A spokeswoman for the former president said throughout the week that he would likely be released on Thursday. "President Gerald R. Ford remains a patient at...

2006-01-18 15:09:45

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Gerald Ford is responding well to treatment for pneumonia and will likely be released from a California hospital on Thursday, his spokeswoman said. Ford, 92, was admitted last weekend to Eisenhower Medical Center in the California desert community of Rancho Mirage with pneumonia and was being treated with antibiotics. "He is responding to treatment and shows improvement every day," Penny Circle, a spokeswoman for the...

2006-01-17 15:24:13

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Gerald Ford, 92, who was being treated for pneumonia at a California hospital, was "doing well" and will likely be released later this week, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday. "President Ford is responding to treatment and doing well," Ford spokeswoman Penny Circle said in a written statement. "The decision regarding his discharge will be made on a day-to-day basis," she said. "If he continues to improve we anticipate his...

2006-01-16 19:49:45

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former President Gerald Ford, 92, was admitted to a California hospital on Monday for treatment of pneumonia, his spokeswoman said. "President Ford was admitted to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage with pneumonia. He is doing well and resting comfortably," spokeswoman Penny Circle said in a prepared statement. She said she would release no further details on Monday and hospital officials declined to comment. Ford, president in the mid-1970s, was...

2006-01-16 19:23:22

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Gerald Ford, 92, was admitted to a California hospital on Monday for treatment of pneumonia, his spokeswoman said. "President Ford was admitted to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage with pneumonia. He is doing well and resting comfortably," spokeswoman Penny Circle said in a prepared statement. She said she would release no further details on Monday and hospital officials declined to comment. Ford, president in the mid-1970s, was...

2005-12-13 23:08:44

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Gerald Ford, 92, was released from a California hospital on Tuesday after undergoing medical tests during what his office said was a routine admission. "Former President Gerald R. Ford was in Eisenhower Medical Center for medical tests. He was released this evening and he has returned to his home in Rancho Mirage," hospital spokeswoman Elizabeth Wholihan said. Ford suffered a mild stroke in August 2000 and was hospitalized briefly in...

2005-12-13 14:10:58

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Gerald Ford, 92, was in a California hospital for tests on Tuesday but his office said the admission was routine and indicated his stay would be brief. Ford's office said in a statement that the former president "was admitted to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. He is undergoing medical tests and will be released when they have been completed." "It is just routine," a spokeswoman told Reuters. She declined to give...

2005-12-13 13:21:09

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Gerald Ford, 92, has been taken to a California hospital for tests, his spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday. "President Ford was admitted to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. He is undergoing medical tests and will be released when they have been completed," the statement said. It was not clear what health problems prompted Ford's trip to the hospital in the desert east of Los Angeles. Ford suffered a mild...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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