Former Senator Gene Stipe doing 'fine' following surgery

Thursday, December 18th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Former state Senator Gene Stipe is said to be doing well after surgery to have shunt placed in his head.

Stipe's office says Stipe is ``fine'' following the surgery at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

The shunt is to control the flow of fluid into his brain.

Stipe faces a January 30th sentencing in Washington, DC, for federal campaign violations.

He resigned from the state Senate earlier this year, shortly before pleading guilty to the campaign violation charges.