UVM to investigate improper contract

A top administrator at the University of Vermont has resigned. And an investigation is under way into how a five million dollar consulting contract was agreed to – without proper approval. J. Michael Gower was the university’s chief financial officer. His resigned on Thursday just after the contract problems were disclosed.

Welch grills Rice on Iraqi war contracts

Congressman Peter Welch grilled Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today over what Welch says is the Bush Administration’s failure to address massive corruption by the Iraqi government. Welch says the Administration has done a terrible job overseeing billions of dollars in special war contracts.