Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sen. Glenn Howard Also Hospitalized With Unexplained Illness
Almost missing in today's news that Sen. David Ford (R-Hartford City) is listed in critical condition in a Fort Wayne hospital with an unexplained illness is a brief mention in the Star's online edition today reporting that Sen. Glenn Howard (D-Indianapolis) is also hospitalized with an illness. According to the Star, Sen. Howard has missed the entire legislative session to date. "The family really has not informed me, other than that he is in the hospital," [Sen. Richard] Young said. " I don't know what the illness is, and they have been very quiet about it. I do not know when he would return, but I hope it's shortly." The report says messages left by the Star at Howard's home were not returned. Young told the Star that Howard filled out paperwork which allows him to continue to receive his pay, notwithstanding his absence. Well wishes to Sen. Howard as well.