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  • Her Own Private Tailhook

    The New York Times Magazine reports that "after the Gulf War, the Air Force Academy beefed up cadet training with a mock rape 'scenario.' Elizabeth Saum was the first casualty.
  • Doctors Who Perform Fetal Sonograms Often Lack Sufficient Training and Skill

    The Wall Street Journal reports that "Medical experts say there is mounting evidence that 20 years after ultrasound changed the face of obstetrical care, too may practitioners do it poorly... Many doctors start scanning and billing patients after a week-long course."
  • Hardly Working

    The three-month Dateline investigation revealed what happens to some of the $25 billion a year the federal government spends to help people get jobs by going undercover to show how fragmented job training programs are an easy target for fraud and abuse. The Clinton administration is currently re-examining the effectiveness of such programs, April 26, 1994.
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    The Daily Breeze analyzed the violent deaths of 56 women who police and prosecutors say were killed by current or former husbands and boyfriends in Los Angeles County. The series showed how the women sought help from a legal system poorly equipped to save them, finding that some had previously pressed charges or won restraining orders, Sept. 18 - 20, 1994.
  • Terror Nation?

    A CNN documentary reports that the key suspects in the World Trade Center bombing had one thing in common-the Afghan War against the Soviet Union. The documentary shows that the war brought the terrorists together and strengthened their Islamic extremism. It also found that the training for the bombers was funded indirectly by money from the CIA, which had been supporting the Afghan resistance against the Soviets, Jan. 16, 1994.
  • Law and Disorder

    The Washington Post examines the hiring practices of the Washington, DC Police Department, detailing the disastrous consequences of the hurried hiring. The series found that officers hired in 1989 - 1990 made up only one third of the officers on the street yet half of them had been arrested on charges ranging from shoplifting to murder and rape, Aug. 28 - 31, 1994.
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    St. Paul (Minn.) Pionner Press documents the increase in the number of suspects shot and killed by police officers; the article describes the factors accounting for the increase, including officers with less training, more dangerously-armed suspects inclined to deadly confrontation and, some allege, racism, April 24, 1994.
  • "Cop-Out" on the Beach

    WFLA-TV (Tampa, Fla.) reveals that the police in an area suburb are thoroughly under-equipped and organized; officers frequently work with no backup, unreliable radios, no weapons training and equipment that provides the least protection possible, Sept. 16 - 19, 1993.
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    Newsweek reveals that the military has been training some of Latin America's most despicable military officials since 1946; at taxpayer expense, military strongmen from Manuel Noriega to the head of El Salvadorean death squads were taught military skills and given free perks like baseball tickets, Aug. 9, 1993.
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    Time Magazine traces the life of Mahmud Abouhalima, a key suspect in the World Trade Center bombing; an intricate picture of the underworld of religious terrorism is drawn through Mahmud's revolutionary training and participation throughout the world, Oct. 4, 1993.