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    Pittsburgh Press conducts a computer analysis of the police dispatching calls; measures the response time of Pittsburgh police to emergencies throughout the city, and finds that certain neighborhoods receive slow service, Sept. 1, 1991.
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    Pittsburgh Press investigates the U.S. Postal Service's practice of giving executives bonuses and large travel expense accounts while the service loses hundreds of millions of dollars a year, July - December 1991.
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    Pittsburgh Press investigates the American Red Cross; while in most cases the Red Cross response was nearly flawless, in others there were long delays, lack of cooperation, discrimination in providing assistance to minorities and poor people, a cumbersome bureaucracy and other problems, Aug. 5 - 10, 1990.
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    Pittsburgh Press finds the American workplace is growing more and more dangerous for its workers; work-related deaths since the Occupational Safety and Health Act became law in 1970 almost equal American deaths during World War II; three workers are suffering disabling injuries every minute across the country; construction, industry and health care workers are at risk, Sept. 23 - 28, 1990.
  • Surviving St. Claire Village

    Pittsburgh Press depicts life in the projects in a detailed eight-part series; crack and a mobile grocery store are the only businesses; while some civil rights activists, educators and police officers work to improve life there, drug dealing and poverty are winning, March 4 - 11, 1990.
  • Behind the Terminals

    Pittsburgh magazine looks inside Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, set up and funded by the Department of Defense to develop software for weapons systems.
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    Pittsburgh Press Sunday Magazine reporter/photographer spends a year immersed in a murder case from the Hill district of Pittsburgh; a first-offender and father is sentenced to five years for voluntary manslaughter for shooting a man who was trying to rob him, Nov. 6, 1988.
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    The Pittsburgh Press raises doubts about the ethics of the Pennsylvania Ethics Commission, which oversees the conduct of that state's officials; a background check showed one commission member voted for the aquittal of an official with whom he shared past business ties, May 14, 18, 25, 1989.
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    Pittsburgh Press details the ambition, waste and allegations of mismanagement surrounding the bankruptcy of Equity Management Associates, May 8 - 9, 1988.
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    Pittsburgh Press examines the safety practices of U.S. railroads and finds them inadequate; reveals many trains are operating with faulty brakes and cracked wheels on old, deteriorating tracks; also discovers railroad radio communications and electronic traffic signals often fail, Sept. 18 - 25, 1988.