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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Today's Globe: wounded vets, hospital breakup in court, another Bush stem cell veto, Needham doctor suspended

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Dan Nevins (left) and Sean Lewis, each
of whom lost a limb while serving in Iraq, hit
practice shots at Nashawtuc Country Club in
Concord. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

Soldiers and Marines were part of a golf clinic, held during the annual Bank of America Championship, that promoted the sport as a rehabilitative tool for wounded veterans. It was a partnership between the Wounded Warrior Project and Disabled Sports USA and was sponsored by the bank.

The squabble between Tufts-New England Medical Center and Lifespan Corp., the Rhode Island hospital group that owned Tufts-New England from 1997 to 2002, over who owes what to whom in the wake of their failed merger has spilled into court.

bush150.bmpVetoing a stem cell bill for the second time, President Bush yesterday sought to placate those who disagree with him by signing an executive order urging scientists toward what he termed "ethically responsible" research in the field.

State officials yesterday ordered Dr. Joseph Z. Zolot, 56, of Needham to stop practicing medicine, charging that he provided poor care to at least 30 patients, including improperly prescribing strong painkillers to some who later died of overdoses.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 06:29 AM
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