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    The Austin American-Statesman investigates the status of hundreds of disabled and chronically ill children living in Texas' nursing homes. The series notes that the children live in desperate and miserable consditions in nursing homes that have been sued by the attorney general's office for failing to safeguard the health and safety of the residents. The series details the reasons why such children end up in such nursing homes and the fact that home care and other options are scarce and expensive. Dec. 12 - 16, 1993.
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    Austin American-Statesman uncovers an illegal gambling ring run by students at the University of Texas, including members of fraternities and the football team, which is a violation of NCAA rules, February 1990.
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    Austin American-Statesman documents close relationship between industries with records of pollution and the Texas Air Control Board, resulting in lax enforcement of environmental standards; former board officials routinely were employed by corporations to assist in circumventing state law; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fails to enforce federal wildlife protection laws against oil corporations, July 22, Sept. 3, Dec. 2, 1990.
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    Austin American-Statesman finds Texas House Speaker owes $157,000 in unpaid taxes, including delinquent state sales taxes, federal payroll taxes, local property taxes; also finds unreported interests in an investment partnership, March 29, Sept. 6, 9, Oct. 15, 1990.
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    The Austin American-Statesman (Texas) exposes a trend of eating disorders among female athletes in Texas; the reporter obtained team medical records with FOIA requests, July 1989.
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    Austin American-Statesman discovers the state Parks and Wildlife Department stocking private land in exchange for implied future political favors; the reporters used expense records and stocking reports extensively, February - November 1989.
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    Austin American-Statesman examines influence peddling in the Texas legislature; discovers a loophole in the state's campaign contribution laws which allowed large contributions during special-session votes,
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    Austin American-Statesman series examines the state of day care and the severe need for quality, inexpensive day care in Texas and in the United States; looks at the cost, availability, regulation, and quality of day care, April 10 - 16, 1989.