Global Affairs Leave Senator in Stitches

Associated Press

When Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) arrived late for a Superfund hearing Thursday, he apologized for “sticking my nose into global matters” that left him with 15 stitches to the nose, chin and neck.

Lautenberg, 69, said he had an accidental encounter with a globe in a brass frame.

According to his press secretary, the senator was being briefed by an aide Wednesday when he tripped on a floor tile in his office and hit the globe head-on. He was treated by the Capitol physician.