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Friday, February 16, 2007

Today's Globe: Weis witness, heart disease by state, avian flu tests on birds

A specialist testified that former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis would not have neurological damage to his legs if doctors had performed a second operation more quickly than they did after his initial gastric bypass procedure in June 2002. Defense attorney William J. Dailey Jr. questioned the witness's credibility, saying he had not seen X-rays of Weis until yesterday morning. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is scheduled to testify on Weis's behalf today.

West Virginia and Kentucky have the nation's highest levels of heart disease, according to a first-of-its-kind study released by US health officials yesterday.

Tests on nearly 75,000 wild ducks, gulls, and other birds have turned up no sign of dangerous H5N1 avian influenza in the United States, a federal agency said yesterday.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 06:29 AM
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