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Carter book signing canceled

Sep 29, 2010 11:06:00 AM - thestate.com
The book signing for former President Jimmy Carter, scheduled for Thursday morning at the Sandhills Books-A-Million, was canceled Wednesday.

Carter, who was taken to a hospital Tuesday with an upset stomach, was feeling better but his doctors wanted to observe him for another day, a publicist for Carter told The State.

“We are canceled for tomorrow,” Elizabeth Hayes said. “He’s going to stay at the hospital another day.”

Carter began feeling ill on a flight to Cleveland where he was going to sign copies of his new book, “White House Diary.” Carter, who turns 86 on Friday, is one of four living presidents.

“Former President Jimmy Carter is feeling normal this morning. His doctors at MetroHealth Medical Center recommended additional observation during the day. He looks forward to resuming his schedule as soon as possible,” a statement from the Cleveland hospital, reported by Reuters, said.

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