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Thursday, January 9, 1997

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  • Lethal Injection and Physicians

    Last night, for only the second time since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty twenty years ago, state officials in Arkansas executed three men simultaneously. Earl V. Denton, 47, Paul Ruiz, 49, and Kirt Wainwright, 30, were killed by lethal injection one right after the other.

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    This week, a presidential committee investigating Gulf War illness released its final report. The 12-person committee praised the government’s response to ailing veterans and concluded that their medical treatment has been excellent. The committee also said that stress is a likely cause for the range of psychological and physiological illnesses that tens of thousands of Gulf war veterans are reporting.