Secretary of Defense Robert Gates slips on ice and breaks shoulder

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  1. Marthatex

    Marthatex New Member

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    Breaking news; MSNBC
     
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    Paladin Former Member

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    I knew a guy who slipped on ice and hit the back of his head and died. His amazing Italian restaurant was closed as a result. This guy should consider himself lucky.
     
  4. Marthatex

    Marthatex New Member

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    Katherine Graham, the editor of the Washington Post died from slipping on ice and hitting her head.

    Gates is younger, but no, I wouldn't consider it lucky to break your shoulder, that can be pretty serious too, and probably very painful.

    But ya know....they get GREAT health care... :)
     
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    panglossian Inactive

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    Boy, that ice is nasty business isn't it?
    Up north here we have a phenomenon called black ice. You can't see it, but when you hit it, you are hydroplaning with no control--in a car or walking.
     
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    What a tragedy that was. She was actually attending my company's annual conference at the time.
     
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    I heard that it was reported earlier that he broke his shoulder, but it turned out to be his arm. (Just FYI)
     
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    Taximom Former Member

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    Of course, I can't find a link, but it was on cable news!
     
  9. Marthatex

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    I remember; wasn't it in Washington State or someplace like that? I read her autobiography; it was interesting. It was sad about her husband, Phil.

    Evidently he (Gates) didn't seek help immediately, but went into Walter Reed today; in bad pain.

    Shoulder injuries can be VERY painful, and sometimes require surgery. CNN says he will continue his work as Defense Sec.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/02/13/gates.arm/index.html
     
  10. Masterj

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    It was Sun Valley, Idaho. Her fall wasn't due to ice though. It occurred in July.
     
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    Didn't Dr. Atkins of the Atkins diet fame die in a similar way?
     
  12. Marthatex

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    Oh well, you know, to us Texans those states just blend together!

    It's been awhile since I read the book, but hmm I thought it was ice for some reason. She was fairly elderly at the time; it's common to fall.
     

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