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    Daily Hampshire Gazette runs articles on abuses by a school superintendent who managed the district as his own private fiefdom.
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    Cleveland Press runs series on the city's historical society and how its trustees and staff members inflate appraisals on donations for tax purposes and use the society's collection of art for private purposes; reporters use price lists for antiques and tax records to expose these practices.
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    Tallahassee Democrat runs article on private consultants, hired by the Florida Department of Transportation, making decisions that benefit themselves.
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    Regardie's profiles Michael Mulford, international lawyer, banana republican, and begetter of banks in the Cayman Islands; his company, International Services Group, creates exotic private banks and idiosyncratic shell corporations where his clients can hide their money.
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    Washington Post article explains how the CIA sets up front companies--airlines, insurance firms, etc.--to hide covert operations behind a mantle of private enterprise.
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    Wall Street Journal article on private investigators centers on one private eye and the techniques he uses to help companies fight takeover bids, lawsuits and white-collar crime; his clients include the Moonies and Iran's revolutionary government.
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    Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City) reports that private detectives hired by a House committee have evidence that Secretary of State John Rogers may have solicited a bribe.
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    Pottsville (Pa.) Republican documents failure of county commissioners' plan to save money by replacing private assessing firm with staff assessors.
  • Unethical practices in private relief agencies

    Plain Dealer (Cleveland) investigation of private relief agencies in the United States finds unethical practices galore.
  • Editorials on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

    Philadelphia Inquirer issues reprint of 11 editorials lambasting the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for being "a dismal swamp of self-protective secrecy, a chaos of indifference to the needs of private citizens and the legal community alike;" among the worst abuses: huge backlog and unaudited slush fund.