Nation: The Astrowives in Ohio

Astronaut John Glenn launched himself into Ohio politics in January when he decided to run against peppery old (74) Senator Stephen Young for the Democratic senatorial nomination. But four days before he was to retire from the Marine Corps, Glenn, 42, slipped, fell, and cracked his head against the bathtub in a Columbus apartment. He began to hear ringing in his ears. He had dizzy spells and nausea whenever he moved his head. Postponing his retirement, Glenn checked into a San Antonio military hospital.

He is still there—and flat on his back most of...

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