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Helms Convalescing

Posted August 1, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT

— U.S. Senator Jesse Helms (R-North Carolina), who had knee surgery last week, will soon be back on his feet.

The 76-year-old has been moved from Rex Hospital to the hospital's Convalescent Care Center for therapy. He underwent a two-hour procedure to replace his knees Monday.

Doctors say the surgery was a success.