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    Columbia Daily Tribune finds Missouri fishermen troubled and confused by warnings that fish from the Mississippi and Missouri rivers are contaminated with the pesticide chlordane, March 1, 1987.
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    WLBT-TV (Jackson, Miss.) looks at human error that contributed to the severity of the 1979 flooding of the Pearl River in Mississippi and finds the weather service and the reservoir management did not inform residents adequately about the flood threat, 1979. (script only)
  • Dirty Business

    WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge) investigates the deliberate polluting of the Mississippi River by companies that clean out liquid carrier barges in violation of environmental regulations, 1979. Tape
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    Clarion-Ledger does series on the state of Mississippi's mental health system; reporters find inadequate funding meant Mental Health Department could not assure minimum care for patients in state's institutions; series resulted in considerable changes in the system, Jan. 15 - 22, 1984.
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    Clarion-Ledger series investigates broad question of justice in racially hostile northern Mississippi; discusses racially motivated murders, resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, quality of law enforcement, and harsh economic realities that both whites and blacks face, December 1978.
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    Clarion-Ledger series on the Mississippi Governor's Highway Safety Program shows that federal bidding regulations have been breached, accounting and monitoring procedures have not been enforced, and services for which the agency paid were never delivered, March 1979.
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    Clarion-Ledger runs story on the handling of federal Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) funds in Mississippi results show political handpicking to receive funds, dollars spent on impossible goals, April 1979.
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    Clarion-Ledger runs series on the Mississippi nursing home industry, including abuses due to little regulation, conflicts of interests with four state senators and the role of politics in the industry, November 1978.
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    Clarion-Ledger series finds Mississippi's Gulf Coast thrives on gambling and prostitution; law enforcement is lax and organized crime has crept into the area, March 1981.
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    Clarion-Ledger finds the Mississippi Surplus Property Procurement Commission unable to account for thousands of dollars worth of equipment as a result of sloppy bookkeeping, mismanagement and apparent corruption, October 1978.