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    A WSB investigation finds that school system employees have been stealing materials from the Dekalb County School District warehouse. The story finds that this theft has been going on for years and could have cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. (February 22, 23, 1996)
  • Whistleblower

    A WSB investigation finds that Atlanta's largest public hospital spent $318 million on a major renovation and expansion but did not complete the project. (May 20 -22, 1996)
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    CNN examines the attack by whistleblowers on the tobacco industry, the industry's response and what is ahead for big tobacco. The series covers the attack in court on Jeffrey Wigand, the former Brown & Williamson scientist turned whistleblower. The series also looks at Philip Morris and the whistleblowers attacking it, including Ian Uydess, and on a failed effort by the company to produce no-nicotine cigarettes. (May 1996)
  • The Whistleblower

    Village Voice describes the struggles of Jennie Williams, a New York Police Department administrator who is suing the NYPD for race and sex discrimination. Williams, 52, rose from 911 operator to administrator in One Police Plaza and received three merit pay raises in the first nine years of her career. Now Williams claims that throughout that nine-year period, the NYPD failed to promote her to a position of power because she was a black woman. She also says the department failed to protect her from the racist jokes of her co-workers. (May 28, 1996)
  • Wasteland

    The Spokesman-Review five-part reports that waste isn't just being removed from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, it's also being created. The cost of cleaning up the weapons facility is millions of dollars a day--much of it flowing freely to pay for perks, studies and endless bureaucracy.
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    Legal Times describes a case in which an environmental whistleblower is facing some of the U.S.'s largest oil companies in court; the companies are being sued for invasion of privacy after hiring a detective agency to spy for them, Nov. 15, 1993.
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    Star Tribune (Minneapolis) investigates the business involvements of the University of Minnesota medical school, a leading institution in medicine, and finds a pattern of conflict of interests, research misconduct and other abuses; top officials allowed a surgeon to become a multimillionaire from the sale of an unproven drug; the school violated federal regulations by selling the drug; the university tried to discredit a whistleblower and cover up allegations of falsified research, May 31 - Dec. 31, 1992.
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    Village Voice (New York) reports on Alyeska, an oil pipeline consortium made up of the oil giants British Petroleum, Arco, Mobil, and Exxon, and how the industry attempted to silence a whistleblower who accused them of regularly selling him watered-down crude; finds that Alyeska had falsified tests used to determine the water content of the product, and was polluting the Alaska coastline with toxic hydrocarbons; Alyeska hired a private investigator to go through the man's trash, obtain his phone records, surveil his every move and intercept his mobile phone calls, Nov. 5, 1991.
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    Village Voice (New York) reveals how the Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior wastes tax dollars and environmentally sensitive land through poor management that benefits only ranchers, miners and lumber companies; shows bid-rigging to help favored entrepreneurs, including a major contributor to the GOP; selling public lands for amounts vastly less than their market value; assembling an internal employee spy network to inform on internal whistleblowers, Oct. 6, 1992.
  • The whistleblowers

    Cincinnati Magazine profiles a series of Cincinnati whistleblowers who exposed corruption, fraud and brutality at their places of employment, including General Electric's Evendale power plant, the Veterans Administration Hospital and the Zimmer nuclear power plant, and have in turn been persecuted by their employers.