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Transport. Secretary Hospitalized

October 5, 2001

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta was hospitalized Friday after suffering a nosebleed. His spokesman said Mineta was doing fine.

``It was just a precaution,″ said department spokesman Chet Lunner.

He said the secretary suffered the nosebleed en route to work and was treated at a clinic inside the department. The bleeding was stopped but he was taken to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where his condition was being evaluated.

``They took him out on a gurney as a precaution. He was lying there making cell phone calls on the way out the door,″ Lunner said.

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