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  • Last-chance doctor: faith, hope--but death, too

    The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) traces the less-than-sterling records of two physicians who made a bundle of money performing unnecessary surgery on Medicaid patients and dispensing ineffective experimental cancer cures.
  • Potential bidders ask changes in bus pact

    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner series investigates that city's school bus bids and traces bidding improprieties to the state Department of Education--prompting statewide reform of bidding system.
  • The Coal Connection

    Kentucky Post (Covington) series investigates the murder of an international coal company president with ties to organized crime figures. The series details his illicit campaign contributions to Reagan's presidential race in 1976 and also examines his firm's history of swindles and scams. The 20-month investigation relied on FBI, Securities and Exchange Commission and Bureau of Prisons documents.
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    Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.) follows up the fire that destroyed the Arlington Park Race Track; examines the track's fire inspection records; finds hundreds of violations that should have kept the park from opening; the state racing board ignored its own inspection rules and failed to monitor Illinois' tracks.
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    Pasadena Star-News series investigates illegal bookmaking activities at southern California racetracks and the failure of the California Horse Racing Board to investigate those activities.
  • The case against IUDs

    New West article examines the health risks resulting from the use of intrauterine devices including infection and infertility and how health care providers failed to warn women of those risks. The story includes personal accounts from women who used IUDs and experienced devastating effects.
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    Journal-Times (Racine, Wisc.) series on a multiple murderer traces his nine years in the Kenosha area, including murders and incidents of sexual abuse.
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    Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City) profiles the governor's race in Oklahoma with a focus on the scandal-rocked administration of then-Gov. David Hall.
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    Insight magazine article looks at Dallas's predominantly white police force, criticized for poor race relations with minorities; police were being killed by civilians while the department was being criticized for its war on crime.
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    Hartford Courant does article on Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder's gambling with bookmakers associated with some of the nation's leading mobsters; one sophisticated bookmaking operation works out of a Florida racetrack run by former FBI agents.