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Lakers Owner Buss Hospitalized

October 16, 2002

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss collapsed at a fund-raising dinner in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night and was rushed to a hospital.

Team spokesman John Black said Buss was conscious as he was taken away by ambulance. Buss was attending the Carousel of Hope Ball when he became ill at about 10 p.m.

``Apparently he was seated there and he just collapsed,″ Black said.

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