Munson's daughter OK after seizure

January 11, 2007|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

Sen. Donald F. Munson's daughter was taken to an Annapolis hospital Wednesday after having a seizure on the floor of the state Senate chamber.

About 2 1/2 hours later, Munson, R-Washington, reported that his daughter, Xanthy Hoover, was doing well.

Hoover was at the State House to see her father sworn in for a fifth term as senator.

At about 1:30 p.m., while a Herald-Mail reporter interviewed Munson about the swearing-in ceremony, Hoover, seated behind him, fell from a chair to the ground.

The ceremony was over, but the room was busy with lawmakers and others chatting and posing for pictures.

Someone called 911. A man announced over a microphone that everyone had to leave the room quickly.

After several minutes, Hoover was sitting up and appeared alert.

Munson said she was talking at the hospital. He said she had not had a seizure before.

An Anne Arundel Medical Center spokesman said at about 5 p.m. that Hoover had been released from the hospital.

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