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GOVERNOR HOSPITALIZED BUT REMAINS IN CHARGE

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Gov. Charles W. Turnbull was hospitalized about 10 a.m. Monday with symptoms of general weakness and vertigo.
He is expected to remain under observation at the Roy L. Schneider Hospital for 24 hours.
Government House spokeswoman Rina Roebuck said the governor, although hospitalized, was doing fine and was "lucid and carrying on – you know him."
Turnbull, who turned 68 in February, has been under tremendous pressure in recent weeks trying to get the Legislature to agree to his proporal to borrow $235 million to cover the government's operating costs and to develop capital projects intended to stimulate the economy.
The Senate Rules Committee rejected the legislation at a meeting on Friday.
According to a release from Government House, "Lt. Gov. Vargrave Richards has been informed of the governor's condition." The release also stated that "Further updates will be provided as necessary."
Roebuck said late Monday afternoon that "as of right now, the governor remains in charge."

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