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Shriver Is Hospitalized After Stroke

November 01, 2005|From a Times Staff Writer

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the mother of California's first lady, Maria Shriver, was recovering at UCLA Medical Center on Monday after a minor stroke and stress fracture in her hip, according to hospital administrators.

Shriver, 84, was admitted to the hospital Saturday.

"Doctors anticipate a short hospital stay," a statement from the administrators said.

Dan Page, a spokesman for the medical center, said it would have no further information beyond the statement.

Shriver is the sister of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), assassinated former President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, who was shot to death in Los Angeles in 1968 while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination.

She is a longtime activist on behalf of the mentally retarded, and she founded the Special Olympics for mentally disabled athletes.

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