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    Pittsburgh Press details the collapse of Allegheny International and how the company's directors hid severe financial problems from stockholders and employees, Aug. 14 - 20, 1988.
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    Pittsburgh Press looks into questions about the safety of lifeboats a West Virginia contractor was producing for the U.S. Navy; reveals the lifeboats are defective, illustrating possible problems with defense department procurement practices, June 29 - Dec. 11, 1988.
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    Pittsburgh Press reveals the methods an attorney used to gain control of the late Edna Higbee's wealth, money originally earmarked for a foundation for the education of children, July 17 - Oct. 23, 1988.
  • I am homeless

    Pittsburgh Press reporter spends 14 days on the streets as a homeless person, and reports on the people and conditions he found in the world of the homeless.
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    Pittsburgh Press reveals that several boosters committed serious violations of NCAA recruiting rules at West Virginia University; found a football player received money and extra benefits, yet the university sent the NCAA a misleading report from its own investigation, Nov. 27, 1988.
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    Pittsburgh Press reports on financial problems in nearby town, tracing them to bidding violations and diversion of materials and furniture ordered by town, Nov. 1-Dec. 20, 1987.
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    Pittsburgh Press series shows problems in government's new fixed-price payment plan; finds patients deprived of life-saving care; includes exclusive government report that showed state-level Medicare reviewers missed many patients who died after premature hospital discharge, March 29-April 3, 1987.
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    Pittsburgh Press uncovers bribery, payroll abuses, patronage and bad management in Pittsburgh area's largest sanitary authority--the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, September 1986-October 1987.
  • Air Ambulances going under FAA Microscope

    Pittsburgh Press documents safety and operational problems in nation's helicopter medical evacuation system; reporter uses FOIA and computer database and rides with medevac teams, finding poor pilot training, poor aircraft design and competitive pressures on hospitals to send up flight teams in bad weather.
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    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette investigates a growing backlog in cases handled by the state agency responsible for discrimination complaints, with many cases more than 10 years old, July 24, 1987.