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Office of the Vice President

For Immediate Release December 28, 1999

Tipper Gore, wife of Vice President Al Gore, will undergo surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland today for further evaluation of a thyroid nodule. The nodule was discovered during a follow-up examination for an exercise related injury. The surgery was recommended as a precautionary measure. The Vice President accompanied Mrs. Gore to the hospital and will remain there with her overnight. Mrs. Gore is expected to be released tomorrow.

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