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Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb hospitalized

Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb.

Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb.

DENVER — Former Mayor Wellington Webb was hospitalized in Denver Thursday afternoon.

Webb was having a business lunch when he got light headed, said an aid.

Webb was taken to Denver Health Medical Center for evaluation, where doctors found high blood pressure but nothing else, the aid said.

Doctors decided to admit him overnight as a precaution.

Webb, 73, was mayor of Denver for 12 years.