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  • Keys to the Vault

    WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge) tells how Louisiana's largest bank made transactions with a fraudulent developer who used his political power for personal gain; the association led to a grand jury probe and the loss of many customers' life savings, Nov. 2, 1982.
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    Dallas Morning News runs special section on the future of water resources in Texas; topics include cities' water supplies and treatment systems, environmentalist/developer conflict over water policy, and water recovery in the Texas plains, Aug. 19, 1984.
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    Common Cause Magazine documents how HUD's Section 8 moderate rehabilitation program was turned into an insider's game enabling well-connected Republican developers and consultants to win hundreds of millions of dollars worth of moderate rehabilitation contracts between 1984 and 1988, July/August 1989.
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    Atlanta Journal and Constitution run articles on the improprieties of an Atlanta city councilman who worked as a zoning consultant to a real estate developer while promoting his zoning proposal before the City Council, June - December 1984.
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    Durham (N.C.) Morning Herald article is the result of research into events that led to hiring of developer to build civic center for the city of Durham; investigation found there was no competition nor much inquiry into the development firm's background, March 11, 1984.
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    Bakersfield Californian series explores soil problems in affluent subdivision; residents discovered homes were on shifting soil and sued developers, who sued soils engineer, who sued city, February 1983.
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    West County Times (Pinole, Calif.) discovers that a condominium developer milked his project for millions in loans to sustain another business--in spite of the fact that the risky site for the condos required costly soils engineering, August - September 1983.
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    Miami Herald issues reprint on illegal activities by developers who sought to make North Key Largo a resort community; avoidance of zoning laws, conflicts of interests, illegally approved developments, July 1982.
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    San Bernardino (Calif.) Sun series examines loss of $21 million by the Adventist Church through the bankruptcy of a developer; close financial ties between church officials and the developer violated church guidelines, May 1982.
  • Columbia City Zoning Commission Favors Developers

    Columbia Daily Tribune shows that city's planning and zoning commission favors developers; reveals possible conflicts of interests on commission.