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II-"Payoff Risk Slight Under Policy Terms" - Linda Solomon and Carolyn Shoulders - Nashville Tennessean
"If Charles Sims loses a foot in an accident while riding in a car down a highway, Liberty National Insurance Co. will award him $500. "But if he is riding in a ruck at the time of such an accident, he is out of luck. Liberty National will not pay. . . . "
The Nashville Tennessean 1978-08-21
BBC News 2012-08-06
". . .BBC reporter Russell Sharp spent six months as an infantry recruit at Catterick. He secretly filmed life at the infantry training centre on his mobile phone and recorded his thoughts. He discovered that five instructors, all corporals, were involved in bullying and physically abusing young recruits. . ."
BBC News 2008-09-18
". . .But a months-long NATIONAL ENQUIRER investigation had yielded information that Rielle and Edwards, 54, had arranged to secretly meet afterward and for the ex-senator to spend some time with both his mistress and the love child who he refuses to publicly acknowledge as his own.The NATIONAL ENQUIRER broke the story of Edwards' love child scandal last year, when Rielle was still pregnant and Edwards was still considered a strong candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. . ."
The National Enquirer 2008-07-22
". . .The stunning 'spy photo' shows the former presidential contender holding his infant daughter Frances Quinn Hunter at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles – where the ENQUIRER caught him visiting the baby’s mother, his mistress Rielle Hunter. . ."
The National Enquirer 2008-08-06
"Ah! It's very nice to be a cadet, but it's much nicer to be a cadet's 'cousin.' The West Point cadets and their 'cousins,' with an occasional sprinkling of sisters and mothers had a lovely time last week. I was at the West Point Hotel for a day or so enjoying the closing exercises of our historic military school and the way happiness was booming was enough to coax the sugar-water out of the maple trees that it might mingle with the sweetness which prevailed everywhere. . ."
New York World 1889-06-09
Follow-up: Task Force Vote Fraud Investigation: "Kusper Probers 'Blind' to Fraud" - Unsigned - Chicago Tribune
"The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners pays $84,000 a year for eight full-time investigators who apparently do nothing much more than administrative work. . ."
The Chicago Tribune 1972-09-13
"The Cook Country Republican Central Committee asked the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to prevent 175 allegedly fake G.O.P election judges who served in the March primary from serving again in November. . ."
The Chicago Tribune 1972-09-12
Reaction: Task Force Vote Fraud Investigation: "U.S. to Widen Vote Probe" - Ronald Yates and William Mullen - Chicago Tribune
"United States Atty. James R. Thompson said yesterday his office will widen its investigation of voting irregularities to include all wards and precincts were evidence compiled by The Chicago Tribune indicates fraud. Thompson vowed to end the widespread vote fraud as revealed in The Tribune's investigation of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners."
The Chicago Tribune 1972-09-11
Reaction: Private Ambulance Investigation: "Hearings End In Ambulance Abuse Cases" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune
"The city completed license revocations hearings in the private ambulance scandal yesterday amidst conflicting testimony by officers and employees of Mid America Ambulance Co. and a statement by one of the officers that one of the firm's locations was a "filthy pig pen." Peter Fitzpatrick, deputy city license commissioner, said he expects to make recommendations to Mayor Daley this week regarding possible action against the companies. The three ambulance firms were ordered to answer a total of 22 charges Aug. 5, based on information uncovered by THE TRIBUNE and the Better Government Association. . ."
The Chicago Tribune 1970-09-22
Follow-up: Private Ambulance Investigation: "Left By Ambulance, Prober Says At Quiz" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune
"Mid-America Ambulance Co. deserted a victim of what apparently was a heart attack as he lay gasping on the floor of a North Side apartment because the man could not pay cash on the spot, a deputy city license commisioner was told yesterday. The testimony came during license revocation hearings against three ambulance firms named in a TRIBUNE series last June. The city filed 22 charges against the companies based on information uncovered during a two month investigation by the newspaper and the Better Government Association. . ."
The Chicago Tribune 1970-09-19
Reaction: Private Ambulance Investigation: "Ambulance Firms Denied Funds" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune
"Medicare officials ordered a crackdown yesterday against two Chicago ambulance companies named in a Tribune series for their improper treatment of the ill and injured. The companies, Mid-America Ambulance, 5651 Madison st., and Scully-Walton Services Inc., 15 N. Laramie av., were informed they can no longer transport elderly persons covered by the federal insurance program. . ."
The Chicago Tribune 1970-06-26
Reaction: Private Ambulance Investigation: "City Controls on Ambulance Services Proposed" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune
"The city's top health official yesterday urged a city council committee seeking private ambulance reforms to make the Chicago fire department the clearing house for all ambulance calls. Dr. Murray C. Brown, city health commissioner, proposed a special city-wide ambulance telephone number with fire department personnel answering phones. A caller would be told a fire department ambulance would respond to an emergency call, if he wished, or he could call a private ambulance service. Telephone numbers for private ambulance service would be made available to ta caller. . ."
The Chicago Tribune 1970-06-24
Follow-up: Private Ambulance Investigation: "City Ambulance Firm Linked to Mob Loans" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune
"One of Chicago's controversial private ambulance firms has recieved thousands of dollars in recent weeks from a hoodlum-controlled finance company. The financial dealings between Scully-Walton Service Inc., 15 N. Laramie av., and National Financial Services, 1 N. La Salle st., will be the target of a federal grand jury probe scheduled to begin tomorrow in conjunction with an investigation by postal authorities. . ."
The Chicago Tribune 1970-06-21
Reaction: Private Ambulance Investigation: "City Ambulance Reforms: Daley Vows More Units, Better Care" - William Jones and Edward Schreiber - Chicago Tribune
"Mayor Daley announced a sweeping plan to improve Chicago's ambulance service yesterday that includes an immediate 40 per cent increase in the number of fire department ambulances and the training of private emergency crews under the supervision of physicians and the Chicago fire academy. Daley said the first phase of the plan will begin July 1, and will concentrate on improved ambulance service for the 'poor and indigent' . . ."
The Chicago Tribune 1970-06-18
Follow-up: Private Ambulance Investigation: "Report Urges Control Over Ambulances" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune
"An 18-month study of emergency care in the Chicago area will recommend increased training and control over private ambulance crews and at least 100 per cent increase in the number of fire department rescue units. Organize and directed by the Chicago Hospital Council under a $100,000 grant, the study is expected to be published later this year. . ."
The Chicago Tribune 1970-06-14
Follow-up: Private Ambulance Investigation: "Ambulance Quiz in Senate Urged" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune
"State Sen. John Lanigan [R., Chicago] announced yesterday he will seek a state Senate investigation into disclosures of mistreatment of the ill and injured by Chicago private ambulance crews. Lanigan said he will introduce a resoulution Monday asking that the investigation be conducted by the Senate's public welfare committee. Lanigan is a member of the committee headed by State Sen. Harris W. Fawell [R., Naperville]. . ."
The Chicago Tribune 1970-06-13
VI-Private Ambulance Investigation: "Ambulances' Crews Pilfer Hospital Goods for Their Supplies" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune
"The 79-year-old man had just been pronounced dead in the hospital emergency room, but that was not what was worrying the ambulance driver. A disposable oxygen mask that sells for 60 cents had been used by the Mid-America Ambulance company crew in an unsuccessful effort to revive the victim and now the mask was missing. "What happened to that mask?" the driver asked a nurse. "We threw that away," the nurse replied, pointing to an emergency room waste pail. "We take and sterilize them sometimes and use thm again," the driver told the nurse as he began rummaging thru [sic] the waste container. He located the mask and the crew returned to the ambulance. Then, without even wiping the dead man's perspiration from the vinyl mask, the driver connected it to an oxygen tank to be used by the next patient. . ."
The Chicago Tribune 1970-06-12
Reaction: Private Ambulance Investigation: "3 Ambulance Firms Banned in Aid Cases" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune
"David L. Daniel, county public aid director, yesterday banned three Chicago ambulance companies from transporting public aid patients following Tribune disclosures of sadistic treatment of the ill and injured. Daniel said the order will remain in effect until his office completes a thoro [sic] investigation of the treatment of welfare patients by the companies. The public aid chief said there will be not interruption of emergency transportation of welfare patients because the calls usually referred to the three will be handled by other ambulance companies. . ."
The Chicago Tribune 1970-06-11
V-Private Ambulance Investigation: "Ex-State Official Inflates Costs for Ambulances' Welfare Clients" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune
"Two years ago the director of all welfare payments for the state of Illinois decided "welfare business is good business." He was so convinced that there was a profit to be reaped from the state's multimillion dollar public aid budget that he quit his post in Springfield, formed a company named Welfare Billing service, and began advertising among Chicago area ambulance operators, doctors, and medical clinics. . . "
The Chicago Tribune 1970-06-11
Reaction: Private Ambulance Investigation: "Ambulance Quiz Ordered" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune
"The state director of public aid stopped all welfare payments to Mid-America Ambulance company yesterday and ordered an investigation to determine if the firm should be banned from transporting welfare recipients. Harold O. Swank, the state's top welfare administrator, took the action as the Tribune and the Better Government association disclosed incidents of mistreatment of the ill and injured by employees of the company located at 5651 Madison st. Payments to A-Alamo Ambulance Company, a Mid-America subsidiary, were also halted. The two firms have billed the state for more than $130,000 in welfare fees during the first four months of this year. . ."
The Chicago Tribune 1970-06-10
Reaction: -Von Solbrig Task Force: "Probe started at von Solbrig" - William Gaines and Jay Branegan - Chicago Tribune
"Investigation into von Solbrig Memorial Hospital and two of the doctors who practice there were ordered Monday by city and state agencies in the wake of Tribune disclosures of alleged unsafe and unethical medical practices at the hospital. . ."
The Chicago Tribune 1975-09-09
III-Private Ambulance Investigation: "Heart Victim is left in Flat; Had only $2" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune
"The two-man private ambulance crew stood over the gasping middle-age man in his north side apartment, arguing with a friend of the victim. "That's all he's got is two bucks?" asked one of the attendants. "He's gotta have at least $38 or we can't take him. Ain't he on welfare or medicare or something? We ain't got a chance of collecting on something like this." The friend shook his head and pointed to the $2 on the table. "That two bucks is all I could find," said the friend. "But he's got a job so he'd be good for the money." Both attendants shook their heads and shrugged. One of them called his office, Mid-America Ambulance company, 5651 Midison st., and said the crew had been ordered to leave the premises without the victim. Then they dragged the victim of an apparent hart attack to a kitchen chair where he slumped over the table. Before leaving the apartment, one of the attendants commited the final indignity. He pocketed the victim's last $2. . ."
The Chicago Tribune 1970-06-09
I-"Our Costly Dilemma: Inside Welfare: Close-up of a Staggering Problem" - Ed [Edgar] May - Buffalo Evening News
Every minute your clock ticks, New York State Welfare costs average $1075. Each day, the relief cash register totals about $1,547,945. And when the calendar reached Dec. 31, 1959, the bill for helping the needy in New York State stood at a single-year record of $565,000,000. For three months this writer spent some of that money as a caseworker for the Erie County Department of Social Welfare.
Buffalo Evening News 1960-06-07