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    San Francisco Examiner looks at the juvenile justice system in California, which has been locking up more youths for increasingly longer sentences, despite a decline in juvenile crime; training schools, which are run like hard-core prisons, are extremely overcrowded, May 14 - 16, 1989.
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    New York Post reveals CBS News aired phony, stolen and inaccurate battle footage and news accounts of the Afghan-Soviet war; asked rebel forces to fake an attack, stole battle footage from a Boston University student and shot scenes of Pakistani training exercises, calling it a war, September - October 1989.
  • Evacuation Plans May be Flawed

    Keene (N.H.) Sentinel exposes flaws in the evacuation plans designed for a major radiation accident at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant; finds a lack of school buses to evacuate students; teachers received little training on what to do in a radiation emergency, and hospitals would be unable to treat many radiation victims.
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    Newhall (Calif.) Signal documents cases where students were sexually and physically abused by school bus drivers; also tells how bus drivers failed to pick up developmentally disabled students, used and sold drugs, and falsified their certification while never completing state-mandatory training; also reveals the buses were mechanically unsafe, Oct. 16 - Nov. 6, 1988.
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    Shreveport (La.) Journal details how trade schools mislead students about the quality of training, job prospects and financial aid, leading to drop-out rates of more than 50 percent and loan default rates that are even higher, Feb. 8 - 12, 15, 24, 1988.
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    Times-Union (Rochester, N.Y.) details the status of emergency medical service in upstate New York; reveals medical services are an unregulated collection of ambulance providers with inconsistent standards, including many volunteer corps which set their own training standards, Oct. 3-5, 1988.
  • "You Won't Believe Your Ears"

    KSTP-TV (St. Paul) airs reports on how the elderly are being ripped off by persons offering free hearing evaluations who also sell hearing aids; finds laws set no standards of training for hearing testing, July 31 and Aug. 5, 1987.
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    Central New Jersey Home News uncovers extreme and abusive conditions at a police training academy after a recruit collapsed and died on the first day of physical training; despite police stonewalling, reporter exposed lack of standards for physical training in New Jersey police academies and flaws in death investigation, February-December 1987.
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    San Francisco Chronicle uncovers a secretive New Age corporate training program used at Pacific Bell with Eastern mystical underpinnings designed to teach employees a new, common way to think and talk; after stories ran, state Public Utilities Commission investigated and asked phone company to stop the program, March-June 1987.
  • Air Ambulances going under FAA Microscope

    Pittsburgh Press documents safety and operational problems in nation's helicopter medical evacuation system; reporter uses FOIA and computer database and rides with medevac teams, finding poor pilot training, poor aircraft design and competitive pressures on hospitals to send up flight teams in bad weather.