Links from the Times: Camp Lejeune; Obama's visit; Colgan Air; Abraham Shakespeare
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.
Colgan Air crash: Marvin Dean Renslow, 47, was the pilot of Continental Connection Flight 3407, the commuter plane that crashed near Buffalo, N.Y., He was a resident of Pasco County. The Times reported previously that Renslow didn't disclose two failed flight tests when he applied for a job with commuter airline Colgan Air.The Times also looked at pay and work conditions at commuter airlines.Abraham Shakespeare: On Nov. 15, 2006, Abraham Shakespeare was 41 years old, had $5 in his wallet and was making eight bucks an hour. That was the day he bought the ticket that would win a $31 million Lotto jackpot, as Times staff writer Michael Kruse reported in a profile of Shakespeare.