Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Higher Education Chancellor Petro To Retire
Chancellor Jim Petro, whose long career in public service has included 12 years as state auditor and attorney general, is retiring.
The 64-year-old Petro planned to announce Monday that he’ll end his run in February after two years as Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents.
Petro, a Republican from outside Cleveland, sought the governor’s seat in 2006 but lost a GOP primary among three sitting statewide officeholders.
In 2005, he became the first state attorney general in the nation to intervene for the use of DNA evidence on behalf of a wrongly convicted inmate. His work helped exonerate Clarence Elkins, an Ohio man wrongly accused of rape and murder.
He and wife Nancy wrote a book on the experience, which will be the center of an international tour after he retires.