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    WVTM-TV (Birmingham, Ala.) reveals that a local for-profit trade school uses high-pressure techniques to get students to sign up for expensive, long term training courses and then doesn't deliver; the school, which has one of the nation's highest student loan default rates, has unqualified teachers and lawsuits against it, Oct. 19 - 21, 1993.
  • Hustlers of Hope

    Cable News Network exposes the practice of Mike Bilbrey, who has not medical training but charges AIDs patients thousands of dollars for his cure for the disease; despite being thrown out of Arizona for misrepresentation and not being able to provide an example of a cured patient, Bilbrey still bilks patients and their desperate families from a clinic in Mexico, March 8, 1993.
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    WCBD-TV (Charleston, S.C.) reports that high school vocational programs are spending large amounts of money for furnishings and equipment that could be purchased more cheaply elsewhere and may not be necessary at all; also found that the program couldn't document that its students found jobs in their area of training, July 7-9, 1993.
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    The Repository (Canton, Ohio) looks at job retraining in the United States and finds that retraining programs are usually a false hope; most factory workers who lose their jobs suffer the ecomonic consequences for the rest of their lives with only a small fraction of laid-off workers being retrained, May 23, 1992. # OH Wynn Keane Defense cuts
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    Toronto Star (Ontario, Canada) documents deep-seated problems in the Ironworkers Union, including bigotry, threats and violence against critics, a mysterious arson, and allegations that a training center was outfitted with stolen equipment, Feb. 2 and 9, 1992.
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    The Oregonian (Portland) finds that the Portland police force is poorly trained in the use of firearms, and the lack of training has led to the shooting of seven individuals in a 13 - month period, April 26 - 28, 1992.
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    Everett Herald (Wash.) investigates the safety of two commuter bus lines in the Seattle area, and finds bad drivers, inadequate training and safety practices by the bus lines, Feb. 23, 1992.
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    Buffalo (N.Y.) News series looks at the American workforce and assesses the skills, education and motivation of the country's managers and workers; reports on the trend of workplace training and the numbers of workers going back to school, with management and unions promoting further education and training, April 12 - 16, 1992.
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    Chicago Sun-Times reports on the number of police chases in the city of Chicago and the lack of training police officers receive to prepare them for car chases; during an 18 - month period, at least 124 chases in Chicago have ended in injuries, and 13 in fatalities--including the deaths of seven innocent bystanders, July 1, 1991.
  • Sex Offender Shuffle

    WFTV-TV (Orlando, Fla.) looks at the cyclical nature of the sexual abuse of children by other children; finds juvenile sex offenders go untreated and unsupervised and often prey on children in foster homes and state training schools, Feb. 28, 1991.