- Making News: White House Told about Scale of Katrina Disaster on Day of Storm
The day after Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, President Bush famously said that New Orleans had "dodged a bullet." Today the beleaguered former Director of FEMA, Michael Brown, told a committee of Congress that the White House knew full well what was going on--because he told them. Eric Lipton is covering the hearing for the New York Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: Barry Munitz Steps Down as Head of Getty Trust
After months of revelations that led to rebuke from a US Senator, an investigation by the State Attorney General and probation status from the Council on Foundations, Barry Munitz has resigned as head of the $9 billion Getty Trust. Instead of receiving $1.2 million in severance pay, Muniz will pay the Getty $250,000 to resolve what both parties call "any continuing disputes." Jason Felch is following the dramatic rise and fall in the world of philanthropy for the Los Angeles Times.
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