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In 2002 October, U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash amidst speculation that the crash was part of a conspiracy. With this investigation, the reporters deduced that the crash was in fact pilot error. The investigation involved extensive collection of FOIA data and interviewing sources who had never spoken about the crash before.
Tags: airplane crash; U.S.Senator killed in crash; U.S.Senator Paul Wellstone; Paul Wellstone; FOIA; FAA; NTSB; pilot error; crashes due to pilot error; crash experts; back box; cockpit; cockpit voice recorder
The Dallas Observer reports on psychologist and author Phil McGraw who dishes up hard-line relationship solutions on Oprah -- but is he following his own advice? His former business partner, Thelma Box says he "sold her down the river" when he sold his interest in their seminar business behind her back. McGraw is also in the buisness of helping lawyers organize their cases and select jury members, for which he charges about $30,000 a day.
"The University of Wisconsin suspended 26 football players -- nearly a quarter of the nation's fourth-ranked team -- for one to three games on Thursday for accepting hundreds of dollars in unadvertised show discounts in violation of NCAA rules." Other athletes, including swimmers, rowers,soccer players, hockey players, runners golfers, and basketball players, rode the pine, too, and were order to pay back the discount difference to a charity. NCAA bylaws, Rule 16.01.2 states "Exception for Benefits Available to Other Students: The receipt of a benefit by a student athlete of his or her relatives or friends that is not authorized by NCAA legislation is not a violation if it is demonstrated that same benefit generally is available to the institutions students of the student body determined on a basis unrelated to athletics ability.
NBC News Dateline asks "Have you ever tried to buy tickets to a hot concert or sporting event, only to end up with bad seats or no tickets at all -- even just minutes after they go on sale? Why is it so difficult to get good seats without using a ticket broker?.... Dateline NBC tracked the ticket sales of a Billy Joel concert, which was sold out in just nine minutes... the story "Front Row" reveals how ticket brokers plot sophisticated strategies, which enable them to monopolize huge blocks of tickets and resell them for as much as $400 a piece... The segment also shows how brokers buy tickets beyond the limit by using sophisticated technology, credit cards with various names and unlisted Ticketmaster phone numbers not available to the general public. .... a huge block of tickets, nearly 3,000 or 20 percent of the seats for the opening night concert were never put on sale to the general public. Instead they were held back for friends of Billy Joel and his band...."