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    Georgia Trend investigates Atlanta developer who was able to get financial backing from local banks for restoration projects he never carried out; finds he had built a shaky empire by moving real estate between portfolios, thus getting loans for more than the properties were worth, Jan. 1, 1987.
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    Greenville (S.C.) News looks into how university president used secret $3.5 million fund of public money for gifts and entertainment for public officials; also reports the president used school workers for private chores, used secretive foundations not bound by state bidding rules to finance construction projects, and diverted public funds to foundations, 1987.
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    WLAP Radio (Lexington, Ky.) uncovers public housing system that allows landlords to charge high rent for poor quality housing; banks are unwilling to fund public housing projects; public housing is being replaced by developments aimed at middle-income customers, Dec. 14 and 20, 1987.
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    Chicago Sun-Times looks into why the United States has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the developed world; reporters examine current research projects and interview health authorities to find out why a higher percentage of babies born in the United States have a low birth weight, Aug. 17-20, 1987.
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    Daily Camera looks into the record of a developer who controls a Boulder County ski resort, finding a trail of unfinished projects buried under heavy debts and threats of legal actions, June 1, 1981.
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    Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel finds an ongoing construction shell-game in Florida where developers abandon troubled projects, then switch corporate names and build again elsewhere, leaving homebuyers in the lurch, Nov. 16-18, 1986.
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    Chicago Reporter finds that many tenants of Chicago Housing Authority housing projects are being exposed to crumbling asbestos insulation, June 1986.
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    KVUE-TV (Austin, Texas) received a tip that the city of Austin paid more than $1 million to an Illinois consultant for work that was never done; five-part series looks at two botched city projects intentionally kept quiet by city management for more than two years, April 28-May 2, 1986.
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    WFAA-TV (Dallas) series shows how a Texas millionaire oilman, appointed chairman of Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, uses his post to overrule agency stands on issues affecting his personal property; has performed several illegal, large-scale construction projects on his land without a required permit, no date. *Duncan TX Bass wetlands Parks and Wildlife
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    Sacramento Bee finds that high levels of selenium near federal water projects in the West have poisoned wildlife, livestock and people in 15 western states while the federal Bureau of Reclamation is ignoring the problem, Sept. 8 - 10, 1985.