Thursday, July 27, 2006
Star's Library Report Yields First Investigation
Kevin Corcoran's exhaustive investigative piece describing in great detail what went wrong with the Library Board's construction of the new central library has yielded its first criminal investigation. Corcoran reports in today's Star that a Marion Co. grand jury has been convened to look into the ties of former Republican Board member Mark Bowell to the firm he publicly pushed the Board to hire as the project's construction manager. It's funny how it works. This relationship has been publicly known for about four years, but a criminal investigation is only launched after the Star focuses attention on the matter. Is that why the Star is sitting on a story about Eric Miller? Is someone at the Star protecting him from an investigation that would likely ensue if the newspaper reported on what it knows about Miller and his supposed nonprofit organization, Advance America?