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November 26, 2001

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Dangerfield recovering

Comedian Rodney Dangerfield remained hospitalized in stable condition Sunday after suffering a mild heart attack on his 80th birthday, his publicist said.

Dangerfield was scheduled to undergo an angiogram, an X-ray of the blood vessels, today, Warren Cowan said. Doctors then will determine what treatment he requires.

Dangerfield was hospitalized Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. The comedian's wife, Joan, expected him to be back home by midweek, Cowan said.

The heart attack came a day after "The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno dedicated a show to the comedian and taped birthday greetings from actors and fellow comics.

Harry gets his kicks

Prince Harry emerged unscathed after participating in the Wall Game at Eton College, an annual contest of murky rules and no scoring.

The ball game, reputedly first played in 1776, pits two teams of 10 in an hourlong battle along a 118-yard wall. The playing area is five yards wide and has goals at either end.

No one has scored in the annual contest since 1909. One death was recorded, in the 19th century.

Wedding bells

Republican Rep. Mary Bono, who took her late husband's seat in Congress, has married a Wyoming businessman nearly four years after Sonny Bono died in a skiing accident.

Bono and Glenn Baxley, an ex-minor league baseball player, exchanged vows Saturday before more than 300 friends and family at Our Savior's Community Church in Palm Springs, Calif.

Guests included the Bonos' two children, Chianna and Chesare, and Sonny Bono's daughters Christy and Chastity. Also attending were Reps. Steve Buyer, R-Ind.; and Ken Calvert, David Dreier, Duncan Hunter and Jerry Lewis, all California Republicans.

Bono, 40, has served in Congress since winning a special election in April 1998 to fill the seat held by Sonny Bono.

Tejano musician dies

Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos Cuatro, died along with his 28-year-old son in a traffic accident.

Hinojosa, 51, who was inducted into the Tejano Roots (Remembering Our Own Tejano Stars) Hall of Fame in Alice in August 2000, died Friday at the scene of the accident near Corpus Christi, Tex. His son, Michael Hinojosa, died at a hospital three hours later.

Department of Public Safety Trooper Gary Light said the men were driving in dense fog toward Corpus Christi on a rural road when their car was hit by another car.

The driver of the other vehicle, Sally Hernandez, 50, suffered several fractures and was in stable condition Sunday. She was expected to be cited for failure to stop at a stop sign, Light said. It was unclear if any criminal charges would be filed.

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