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      Evangelist Billy Graham recovering in NC hospital but still weak

      Evangelist Billy Graham / FILE

      ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Doctors say the Rev. Billy Graham is responding well to antibiotics as he recovers from pneumonia, but he is still too weak to leave a North Carolina hospital.

      Merrell Gregory with Mission Hospital in Asheville said Saturday the 92-year-old evangelist remains in fair condition and will spend another night in the hospital.

      Gregory says the overnight nurse who cared for Graham called him sharp as a tack and says they talked about her late grandfather, who once worked for the preacher.

      Graham entered the hospital on Wednesday after suffering from sweating, coughing and breathing difficulty. Gregory says doctors have not determined when Graham might be able to return to his home in the North Carolina mountains.

      (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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