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Barry Released From Hospital




    D.C. Councilmember and former mayor Marion Barry has been released from the hospital following a minor surgery.

    Barry's chief of staff, Joyce Clements-Smith, told the Associated Press that Barry was released as expected early Saturday afternoon from Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. His office had earlier said he was undergoing a procedure involving the urinary tract.

    According to News4's Tom Sherwood, "people who spoke with Barry today said he was in a good mood, was feeling well, and was glad to be going home."

    The 75-year-old Barry has survived prostate cancer and had a successful kidney transplant three years ago. He is running for a third consecutive term as the councilmember for Ward 8. He served as mayor from 1979-1991 and again from 1995-1999.