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Post’s Graham critical after falling on walkway

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Katharine Graham, who helped build The Washington Post into one of the nation's leading newspapers and won a Pulitzer for her autobiography, was in critical condition following surgery after tumbling on a walkway.

Graham, 84, was in Sun Valley to attend a business conference and fell Saturday afternoon on a path outside a condominium, said Chip Knight, spokesman for the Post.

She was taken first to St. Luke's hospital in Sun Valley, then by helicopter to the St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, hospital spokeswoman Amy Miller said. She remained in critical condition Monday. Her injuries and what type of surgery Graham underwent were not disclosed.

Graham's son Donald E. Graham, chairman of the Post company, was with his mother, along with daughter Elizabeth "Lally" Weymouth.