Links from the Times: Camp Lejeune cancer cases; Workforce Alliance; serial killer's photos
Camp Lejeune: Times staff writer William R. Levesque has written several stories about Camp Lejuene and cancer, including a report that 40 men from the base have breast cancer; a look at the history of water contamination at the base; a look at how the Marines are using statistics to fight the image war over the base's cancer cluster; and how Florida's senators have called for more study.
Workforce Alliance: As chief executive of the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance, Renee Benton Gilmore approved a lucrative contract for a local construction company whose owner later sold her a $367,540 golf course home. Workforce Alliance policies require competitive bidding for contracts exceeding $100,000. But officials at the embattled agency say they have no documents showing other proposals were sought in 2003 when the agency awarded ATA Construction Co. a contract that started at $250,000 for office renovations. By the time it expired in 2005, the contract had been modified five times, with every change signed by Gilmore. The final payout: $1.1 million.
Killer's photos: Police in Huntington Beach, Calif., have received more than 400 calls since they released more than 100 photos found in a serial killer’s storage locker. To the bereaved callers, the women and girls in the photos look like long-lost sisters, mothers and daughters.