[UPDATE] Carter Back to Life as Normal

By: AP
By: AP

*** UPDATE 10-3-2010 8:27 AM ***

Washington (AP) --

Former President Jimmy Carter says he's recovered from a "bout with a virus" and has resumed his relatively hectic schedule at the age of 86.

Carter tells CBS's "The Early Show" that "I feel fine." He
says he had "one day of intensive hospital care and I've been out
working hard ever since."

Carter has been among America's most active former presidents,
and he was in the capital Monday to look after a Habitat for
Humanity project. The Democrat was president for one term, losing
to Republican Ronald Reagan in 1980.

The former president, asked about prospects for Middle East
peace, said it's time for Israel to give up its building of
settlements in land the Palestinians claim as their own.

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*** UPDATE 9-29-2010 7:15 PM ***

Cleveland, OH (AP) - Medical staff say a viral infection is the
likely cause of stomach upset that sent former President Jimmy
Carter to an Ohio hospital.

A statement from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on
Wednesday evening says Carter is continuing to recover and that the
viral infection is clearing up.

The 85-year-old Carter was spending a second night in the
hospital Wednesday. Carter became ill Tuesday during a Delta Air
Lines flight from Atlanta to Cleveland, causing rescue crews to
rush him to the hospital after the plane landed. He was whisked
from an airplane to the facility's emergency room on Tuesday
morning.

The hospital statement says, "President Carter thanks all those
who have expressed concern and sent greetings to him."

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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*** UPDATE 9-29-2010 8:10 AM ***

A Cleveland hospital says doctors are recommending additional observation of former President Jimmy
Carter after an overnight stay in an Ohio hospital for an upset
stomach.

MetroHealth Medical Center spokeswoman Christina Karas said
Wednesday, Sept. 29 Carter is feeling normal and looks forward to resuming his schedule as soon as possible.

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*** UPDATE 9-28-2010 4:30 PM ***
Cleveland, OH (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter will remain at an
Ohio hospital for the night after experiencing an upset stomach on
a flight to Cleveland.
Carter became ill on a flight from Atlanta. The Carter Center in
Atlanta issued a statement Tuesday saying that the 85-year-old
Carter will stay at MetroHealth hospital overnight at the
recommendation of his doctor.
Carter was flying to Cleveland to promote his new book. He plans
to resume his book tour Wednesday in Washington D.C.
His grandson, Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter, says his
grandfather is doing fine.
Book signings in suburban Cleveland and Durham, N.C., were
canceled Tuesday.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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[UPDATE] --

Carter was taken to MetroHealth Hospital, where the Carter Center
says he is resting comfortably after an upset stomach.

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Cleveland, Ohio (AP) --

An airport spokeswoman in Cleveland says former President Jimmy Carter was taken off the plane by rescue crews and has been hospitalized.

Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International
Airport, says the 85-year-old former president was a passenger on a
commercial flight to Cleveland on Tuesday morning (9-28) and became ill.

Mayo says she has no information on Carter's symptoms. He was
taken to MetroHealth Hospital, where a spokeswoman said no
information was available.

Carter has been traveling to promote his new book, "White House
Diary," which was released last week. The website for Joseph-Beth
Booksellers in Cleveland says he was scheduled to appear at 1 p.m.
Tuesday to sign and talk about the book.


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