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Resource ID: #15807
Subject: Investigative Reporting
Source: IRE
Date: 1999-07-08


1999 IRE National Conference (Kansas City) Show and Tell Tape #8 is the eighth of a nine-part series. This tape includes: 1.) Diane Charles (WDIV-Detroit) Water drainage system causes high erosion, leaving houses on the brink of a cliff. County refuses to fix the problem...even though the erosion was predicted 30 years earlier. 2.) Mark Lagerkvist (News 12 - Long Island) Questionable campaign finance contributions. Starts at race track and continues horse analogy throughout. 3.) Deborah Sherman (WFXT - Boston Fox) Costa Rican trips for child sex. Actually spoke with girls who used to get paid by American tourists for sex. Focuses on one area man charged with this crime. 4.) Jennifer Krause (WTVF-Nashville) Feed the Children rip-off. employees taking home thousands of food items and boxes filled with clothes that were supposed to go to the needy. 5.) Miguel Sancho (Inside Edition) Carnival cruise ship come-ons. Staff on these cruise ships hitting on passengers and even having sex with them, sometimes consensual. Against policy to interact with passengers this way. Hidden camera of crew coming on to Inside Edition interns. 6.) Rich Fuentes (KVBC-Las Vegas) Safety test of cheaper, replacement after-market auto parts covered by most insurance companies instead of parts made by original car manufacturers. Not as safe and will cost more in the end. 7.) Phil Archer (KPRC-Houston) Employees steal and take home items donated to a local shelter. 8.) Deb Fountain (KSTP-Minneapolis) Another herbal supplement piece focusing on the dangerous ingredients in some products. Metabolife comes up again as a problematic substance known for causing high blood pressure.

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