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Billy Graham Hospitalized, in Stable Condition

Posted December 4, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Evangelist Billy Graham is in stable condition this morning in a Jacksonville, Florida hospital.

Graham's daughter, who lives in North Raleigh, told WRAL-TV5's Len Besthoff that her father came down with a stubborn cold while the family was on vacation over Thanksgiving. She says when her brother called with the news of her father's hospitalization Wednesday, Anne Graham-Lotz did not panic.

Graham was admitted to St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville around 5 p.m. Wednesday. Doctors say Graham has a form of pneumonia and that they are treating him with antibiotics and intravenous fluids. Graham is expected 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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