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This Is One President Who Can Stand the Heat

July 15, 1995

WASHINGTON (AP) _ It may raise questions about his common sense, but President Clinton proved Saturday that he can stand the heat.

Clinton braved temperatures in the mid-90s and an official ``excessive heat warning″ to jog and golf on a day when legions of tourists deserted Washington’s sizzling streets or were making detours to walk through lawn sprinklers.

The thermometer hit 94 degrees with a discomfort index of 117 while Clinton jogged along the Potomac River at mid-morning. Looking fit after a three-mile run, he threw in a few stretches and toe touches for good measure.

He was next sighted in a straw hat, black shirt and shorts on the golf course at nearby Army-Navy Country Club, chomping on a cigar as the afternoon temperature inched up to 95, with a discomfort index of 123 degrees. Secret Service agents were making regular water runs to the president and his golfing partners.

The National Weather Service issued an ``excessive heat warning″ about the dangerous combination of high heat and humidity.

The president is known as an all-weather golfer; he’s been spotted on the links during snow and sleet.

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