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    Business Week uncovers a pattern of bad management practices at Pittsburgh appliance manufacturer Allegheny International, including low interest loans to executives, lavish spending and risky investments, Aug. 11, 1986.
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    Pittsburgh Press examines cost overruns in Pennsylvania's refurbished capitol building complex, finding allegations of kickbacks and bid-rigging, April 27-29, 1986.
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    Pittsburgh Press series deals with alcohol abuse by national athletes, Dec. 7-12, 1986.
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    Pittsburgh Press looks into the claim that Pittsburgh is one of the nation's ten worst cities for blacks; finds political and geographic fragmentation, aging leadership, lack of jobs for skilled workers in the city and overall economic depression put a tremendous handicap on the black community, Oct 26-28, 1986.
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    Pittsburgh Press discloses flaws in the FAA's drug screening and medical certification program that allow pilots with life-threatening drug habits and medical problems to fly commercial aircraft; patient confidentiality laws forbid medical personnel from turning in pilots with drug problems; FAA examinations are easily rigged, Sept. 21-Dec. 22, 1986.
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    Pittsburgh Press examines the causes and effects of an Ashland Oil storage tank collapse that resulted in millions of gallons of diesel fuel spilling into the Monongahela River; discovers the storage tank was 40 years old and had been relocated from Cleveland; also looks at problems with Ashland Oil's attempts to clean up the spill, January - November 1988.
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    WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh) reporter surreptitiously follows city public works department workers during working hours, finding they are "Loafing on the Job," May 1986.
  • "THE TROUBLE INSIDE"

    Chicago Sun-Times articles examine the problems Chicago schools have in providing quality education; finds low rate of spending per pupil, oppressive bureaucracy, inadequate teacher training; focuses on Pittsburgh's success in improving its public education, May 1987.
  • Law and Disorder in the Pittsburgh California Police Department

    KRON investigates beatings, lies, cover-ups, intimidation, incompetence and criminal activity inside and outside the police department, told by the police officers themselves.
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    KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh) examines the employment agency industry and finds that agencies and employers practice subtle forms of descrimination in screening applicants, 1979.