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THURMOND FEELING FINE AFTER NIGHT IN HOSPITAL

Sen. Strom Thurmond, at 94 the oldest man ever to serve in the U.S. Senate, was released from a hospital Sunday with a clean bill of health after having been overcome by the heat at the Promise Keepers rally the day before.

Thurmond, R-S.C., said that he felt rested and was raring to get back to his Senate duties today.

He said he had become slightly dehydrated from the heat and overcrowding at the rally of hundreds of thousands of Christian men on the national Mall.

"The decision for me to stay overnight at Walter Reed (Army Medical Center) was a precautionary measure," he said, adding that no medication was administered and his only orders were to drink plenty of water.

"I am in fine health and am eager to continue my duties," Thurmond said.

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