Harford councilwoman is taken to hospital

July 12, 2006|By JUSTIN FENTON | JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER

Harford County Councilwoman Veronica L. "Roni" Chenowith, who recently received a diagnosis of leukemia, fell ill last night and was taken by ambulance to a hospital moments before the start of the council's July meeting.

Chenowith, 68, was hospitalized for about a month after the diagnosis of lymphocytic leukemia, a blood and bone marrow disease, but she has vowed to run for her fourth term.

Witnesses said Chenowith, who has been undergoing chemotherapy, thought she had had a flare-up from new medication, and an ambulance quietly arrived at the rear of the County Council offices.

Councilman Lance C. Miller, who had proposed a bill that was to be heard in a public hearing last night, traveled with her to the hospital and the meeting began without them. "We would ask for a special blessing on Mrs. Chenowith," Council President Robert S. Wagner said.

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