Today, the New York Times had this interesting tidbit tucked away in its latest story on Roger Clemens:
In a letter sent to Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said it could not definitively say if Clemens had lied under oath during its investigation into his challenge of accusations contained in the report on baseball and drugs prepared by George J. Mitchell. But the committee said it believed that the Justice Department should pursue the matter.
Part of that pursuit could center on the Houston area, where federal investigators, even before the referral, had begun looking into whether Clemens received performance-enhancing drugs from local suppliers. That effort has led investigators to scrutinize the activities of at least one gym owner in Houston and one or more doctors, according to several lawyers with knowledge of the situation who asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
This story still is not that interesting or compelling to me substantively, save for the fact that we continue to see both the New York Times and New York Daily News breaking stories that involve the Houston area — with the local Hearst daily eventually left to reprint the AP rewrites of those stories.
So much for Jeff Cohen’s little lecture about the name of the local Hearst daily.