Thursday, August 17, 2006

Gerald Ford Expected To Stay At Mayo Clinic Through The Weekend

Former President Gerald Ford remains at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for unspecified tests today, but officials wouldn't talk about his condition. A Mayo spokesman says Ford was admitted for tests and evaluation. A California friend of the 93-year-old former president, Lee Simmons, says he believes the tests had been planned in advance.Ford spent a few days in Colorado's Vail Valley Medical Center last month because of shortness of breath. In January, he was hospitalized for 12 days in California to treat pneumonia. Five years ago, Ford suffered two small strokes. Ford is the nation's oldest living former president. He became president in 1974, after Richard Nixon resigned amid the Watergate scandal.