Jeffords receives stitches after fall

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Vermont’s junior U.S. Senator fell outside his Washington office Wednesday and suffered a cut over his left eye that required stitches. A spokesman for Senator Jim Jeffords says the senator was on his way to a luncheon when he fell in a construction area outside the Senate office.

Jeffords was receiving medical attention during the Senate’s vote to confirm Congressman Porter Goss as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. A spokesman says Jeffords would have voted in support of the Goss nomination.

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