- - Wednesday, June 1, 2011

CALIFORNIA

License of Octomom’s fertility doctor is revoked

LOS ANGELES — California medical officials have revoked the license of the fertility doctor who helped “Octomom” Nadya Suleman become the mother of 14 children through repeated in vitro treatments.

The Medical Board of California said Wednesday that its decision is necessary to protect the public and becomes effective July 1.

The state licensing authority launched an investigation into Dr. Michael Kamrava’s practice not long after Miss Suleman’s octuplets were born in January 2009.

In licensing hearings last year, the Beverly Hills fertility doctor acknowledged implanting 12 embryos into Miss Suleman prior to that pregnancy, six times the norm for a woman her age.

The board says Dr. Kamrava also treated two other patients negligently.

COLORADO

Balloon boy parents say they’ll sell balloon

FORT COLLINS — The former Colorado couple that told authorities their son floated away in a helium balloon have made a video saying they’ll auction off the inflatable to raise money for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief.

TMZ.com posted the video in which Richard and Mayumi Heene say they’ll work with California lawyer Perry Rausher on the auction. Mr. Rausher confirmed to the Coloradoan newspaper that he is working with the Heenes.

The Heenes’ son wasn’t inside the balloon when it floated away in 2009. Mrs. Heene served 20 days in jail for filing a false report. Mr. Heene served 30 days in jail for a felony count of attempting to influence a public servant.

Terms of their probation say they can’t profit from their story until 2013.

FLORIDA

Endeavour lands safely; last shuttle on launch pad

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