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Bad Cold Sends Billy Graham to the Hospital

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The Reverend Billy Graham
RALEIGH — Evangelist Billy Graham is in stablecondition this morning in a Jacksonville, Florida hospital.Graham's daughter, who lives in North Raleigh, told WRAL-TV5's Len Besthoff that her fathercame down with a stubborn cold while the family was on vacationover Thanksgiving. She says when her brother called with the newsof her father's hospitalization Wednesday, Anne Graham-Lotz did not panic.

Graham was admitted to St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville around5 p.m. Wednesday. Doctors say Graham has a form of pneumonia and that theyare treating him with antibiotics and intravenous fluids. Graham isexpected to stay in the hospital for the next three days.

Billy Graham is known around the world for his masterful prayers.

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