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Laura Bush’s Mother Hospitalized

December 21, 2000

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Jenna Welch, the mother of Laura Bush, was hospitalized overnight after becoming ill, an aide to George W. Bush said. She was expected to be released Thursday.

Welch, who is in her 80s, felt ill Wednesday night and was taken to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Bush spokesman Dan Bartlett said.

Bartlett said he did not know the cause of Welch’s ``discomfort″ or her condition.

``She felt very lightheaded (Wednesday) night, and wasn’t responding very well,″ he said. ``They’ve run tests and everything has come back O.K. They didn’t find anything.″

Bartlett said Welch was ``feeling fine″ at midday Thursday and was expected to be sent home.

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