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Carter cancels book signings

Former President Jimmy Carter will remain in an Ohio hospital another night. His medical team continues to observe him, and Carter is in very good spirits, appreciates all the good wishes being sent his way, and looks forward to getting back to his busy schedule, according to a statement from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

Carter, who will be 86 Friday, was admitted Tuesday after developing an upset stomach on a flight to Cleveland while touring to promote and autograph copies of his most recent book, "White House Diary."

He was carried off the jet by paramedics, but a woman who was in the hospital saw Carter up, walking around and talking to others, and a hospital spokeswoman said Carter was alert and participating in his health care decisions and looking forward to resuming his book tour.

Deanna Congileo, Carter's press liaison at The Carter Center in Atlanta, declined comment Wednesday morning.