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:
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 "track and field" ...
By tracking gasoline and oil from around the world to a single gas station in the United States, the Tribune tells the story of how Americans have become addicted to oil "at a time when the world's crude production appears to be tipping into historic decline." The Tribune examines the oil fields of Venezuela, Nigeria, Iraq and elsewhere, revealing "how America's gas addiction binds us to some of the most fragile and hostile corners of the planet."
San Francisco Chronicle reporters broke the story that some elite athletes used drugs to "run faster, hit harder, and cash in on the fame that comes only to those at the very top of their games." Fainaru-Wada and Williams used"Federal Grand Jury transcripts and federal investigative reports... court records and state health department records," among other documents. (332 pages)
Tags: steroids; drugs; BALCO; Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative; San Francisco Chronicle; Victor Conte; Major League Baseball; football; track and field; California Public Records Act; Federal Grand Jury; sports agents; trainers; sports doping; Olympics; Justice Department; IRS; U.S. Anti-Doping Agency; USADA
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch found that "a private lawyer for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District went outside agency channels to hire a local company for an erosion and asbestos study, then covered the $151,000 cost by including it among his firm's legal bills to the district. The now-defunct company had no track record in the field of study. Ratepayers ended up paying seven to 15 times what a district engineer says the study should have cost, and according to some MSD officials, the study wasn't needed to begin with.
WBRZ-TV investigates e-mails promising "a degree by mail" and discovers that "more and more people are getting solicited." The report reveals that organizers offer fake diplomas in any field, while "students don't do anything at all" and only pay to get the bogus papers. The story sheds light on the gullibility of some employers who accept fake diplomas without scrutinizing them. The investigation also finds that the organizers of the scam are hard "to track down, because their only trace is a phone number that keeps changing."
CNN's investigation of a secret surveillance operation in Bucharest, Romania, in July 1998 that tracked and caught red-handed a team of Iraqi missile experts trying to buy parts that would allow the Iraqis to build outlawed missiles capable of striking major Middle Eastern capitals. Undertaken with the help of the United States, Romania and one other nation, it was the intersection of an effort, ongoing since the Gulf War, by the Iraqis to maintain an illegal missile program under the nose of the UN inspectors, and the UN inspectors' attempts to prove it.
WESH-TV caught a local septic comapny pumping, and illegally dumping, used motor oil on a field, then cutting the land and selling it as sod. We took samples form the places where the oil was pumped to confirm it was in there, and also learned it contained high levels of heavy metals & arsenic. WESH-TV even tracked some of the sod that was sold: it now lines a bike path to a school, and confronted state regulators who were aware of the problem, but did nothing for a year.