Coble discusses hospital stay
GREENSBORO (AP) ó One of the oldest current members of Congress is talking about his two weeks in hospitals and the illness that put him there.
U.S. Rep. Howard Coble of Greensboro scheduled a news conference Wednesday after his discharge from Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, where he was undergoing rehabilitation.
The 80-year-old Republican was first hospitalized on Dec. 13 in Washington, with what doctors described as a respiratory infection.
Cobleís illness sidelined him during the hotly contested issue of whether to extend a payroll tax break for two months.
Coble has spent 26 years representing the district around the eastern and southern part of the Triad.
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