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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Endeavor" ...
This series "exposed significant patient-care deficiencies at one of Connecticut's largest nursing home operators, Haven Healthcare." Not only did the Courant's reporters discover neglect and a "deeply flawed regulatory system," the owner of the Haven Healthcare chain was using money to fund personal endeavors even while the chain fell into debt and could not pay for basic things.
These stories are about the Columbia space shuttle accident. They include pieces on the frequency and severity of foam impacts on previous shuttles;a story that Columbia mission engineers had been worried about possible damage by the foam strike but had been dismissed by their superiors; reporting on the behind-the-scenes debate over whether to seek imagery of the damage and about the inadequacies of the efforts to try to predict damage; a story on how accident investigating board members were being paid by NASA in order to get around federal-open meeting requirements; and a look at 6 other chronic shuttle problems that have been accepted as "normal" by NASA engineers, just as foam was accepted.
Tags: Columbia Space Shuttle; NASA; accident investigation; foam; Columbia mission; NASA engineers; Columbia Accident Investigation Board; engineering reports; astronauts; Mission Control; Challenger; Edwards Air Force Base; Atlantis; Endeavor; Discovery; Marshall Space Flight Center; insulation; debris; tiles; United Space Alliance; wing failure
Ruth Ann Norton, executive director of The Coalition, is on a life time crusade to prevent lead poisoning in children. This silent killer has "been used by humans for more than 5,000 years to strengthen metal and to pigment everything from makeup to paint." However, when examining its effects, "children, including those exposed in utero, are more vulnerable to lead poisoning than adults because their systems absorb the element more readily. Once lead has affected the brain, the damage is irreversible." Norton, now with a budget of $2.6 million demands to examine the conditions of older homes and prevent lead hazards. But prior to The Coalition, Norton had other endeavors to assess. "Fourteen years ago, Norton made a series of what she now terms 'bad judgements' that led to 18 months in prison for wire fraud, wrecking her promising investment-management career along the way. The Coalition, she says, gave her a chance to redeem herself. She's not about to let it down."
"This story explored prescription errors, including mix-ups involving look-alike, sound-alike drugs and people who get the wrong dosages of the right drug. We endeavored to show how these medical mistakes, though statistically rare, can have very tragic results."
New Times profiles Andrew Ling, a successful Arizona lawyer, who has lied about such endeavors as being on the U.S. Olympic team, working as a secret service agent, being on a first-name basis with ex-presidents and playing music with Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny. (March 9 - 15, 1995).
CNN Special Assignment finds a $400 million-a-year chain of brain injury rehabilitation clinics may be more of a money-making endeavor than a medical service; uncovers instances of gross neglect in which victims of brain injuries, unable to take care of themselves, are left unattended for hours in abhorrent conditions, Feb. 18, 1992.