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Miller participates in Hillsborough County Commission meeting by phone

Back surgery did not keep Les Miller from participating in Wednesday's Hillsborough County Commission meeting.

Miller participated in the meeting by phone while recovering from the surgery at home. Chairman Al Higginbotham joked that he had heard Miller was lying down on the job, but Miller insisted over the phone that he was seated, but likely would lie down after the meeting.

During moments when he was speaking, Hillsborough County Television aired a file photograph of him during its broadcast of the meeting. Miller is expected back when commissioners hold their next regular meeting in early June, and likely earlier for other county functions.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 4:33pm]

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