Senator turns hero

Thursday, February 12, 2004

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state senator quietly turned into something of a hero in his Capitol office Wednesday by performing the Heimlich maneuver on a choking lobbyist.

Sen. Bill Foster, R-Poplar Bluff, came to the aid of Mike Wood, a lobbyist for the Missouri State Teachers' Association, when Wood began choking on a jelly bean.

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