Thursday, August 21, 2008

Miller's Last Call Was To Gazette

Miller's Last Call Was To Gazette

In the kind of scoop a reporter can't help but feel queasy about, the Cedar Rapids Gazette has exclusive details on missing professor Arthur Miller. The last call from Miller's cell phone was to the Gazette.

Miller, the University of Iowa political science professor accused of trading grades for sexual favors, was reporting missing Wednesday morning. Iowa City police are searching a park where Miller's car was found, and believe he may have a rifle. Police are openly saying that Miller is likely dead.

A note found at Miller's home was "cryptic enough that it causes us some concern that he may be out to harm himself,” said a police spokesman.

“Not a single university administrator, not even the chairman of my department, came to me and asked me if I were OK" after the allegations went public, Miller told the Gazette. He also said he believed the allegations "were part of a vendetta against him by Linda Maxson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences," after an academic program headed by Miller was closed in 2002, the article stated.

The Gazette states that Miller called the paper between 9:30 and 10:30 Wednesday morning

As of Thursday morning, other state and local media were not yet citing the Gazette article, which was posted at 1:20 a.m. Thursday.

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