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:
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 email@example.com) 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 "Garfield" ...
The Record's three-part series "Toxic Landscape: A Neighborhood In Peril" chronicles 30 years of poor decisions, lax enforcement, and bureaucratic indifference by the New Jersey Department of Enviromental Protection that lead to an entire Garfield, N.J. neighborhood becoming a Superfund site last year.
Bob Garfield reports that the "World Business Review" television program hosted by former Secretary of State Alexander Haig was not the business-news magazine it was posing as to colleges and universities in order to keep tapes of the programs on their library shelves. This was rather a weekly infomercial, charging "interviewees" for their appearance and collaborating with those paying clients in fashioning "interview" questions. Garfield also found that the show was using a slush fund, with a fictitious corporate title, to circumvent federal regulations about paying time and advertising on public TV.
Westword reports on drilling-related contamination in the Colorado, and examines complaints of local residents. Conflicts stem from starting more drilling projects on private, instead of public land now. Neighbors vie to protect their so-called "mineral rights" for gas underneath their land, reveals the newspaper. The story examines the overall trend of increasing natural-gas consumption, and points to an estimate that "there are at least tens of trillions of cubic feet of natural gas in the Grand Valley alone."
Doug Most investigates the bizarre circumstances surrounding the death of Ed "Huff" Kotwica, a high school football and basketball coach at Garfield High School in Garfield, N.J. Kotwica, who once coached New York Jets wide receiver Wayne Chrebet, was a town icon, respected by nearly everyone in the community. However, area law enforcement agencies got wind of a rumor that he had criminal sexual contact with two female players on the girls' basketball team. Following a quick investigation, he was arrested by Garfield police and spent a night in jail. Upon his release the next morning, Kotwica went home and waited for his wife to bring him some breakfast. In the meantime, he went walking on the railroad tracks in town and was hit by an oncoming train. Local authorities have ruled his death a suicide, saying that he was so upset about being caught -- or labeled -- as a criminal that he killed himself. However, many locals are saying there is no way that Kotwica would kill himself or have inappropriate contact with his female players. They claim that Kotwica, who had diabetes, went into hypoglycemic shock while he was walking along the tracks and fell into the oncoming train. While he was in jail, Kotwica did not receive his diabetes medicine or any food to eat.