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    Orange County (Calif.) Register series investigates a "Methodist Church" (no affiliation with any organized Methodist group) a secretive group that requires members to physically abuse each other to exorcise evil demons; members may have relocated to Springfield, Mo.
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    Parade runs article by Jack Anderson who details the elements of greed, deception and political blackmail that led to U.S. oil crisis and the government's failure to deal with situation despite adequate warning.
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    News-Sun (Waukegan, Ill.) investigation finds houses rehabilitated with federal funds were sold to city hall officials and relatives of the housing chief who later sold houses for huge profits.
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    Bakersfield Californian does overview of the Kern County assessor's office; finds improprieties including illegal tax rollbacks before elections.
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    News-Sun (Waukegan, Ill.) uncovers police misconduct and hiring improprieties.
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    Springdale (Ark.) News uses public documents to show that a state senator falsified and covered up information on his residence located outside the district in which he was elected.
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    Mesa (Ariz.) Tribune undercover investigation of nursing home finds abuse of patients, inefficiency of state regulatory agencies.
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    Charlotte (N.C.) News articles uncover fraudulent recruiting practices by area Army recruiters.
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    Courier-Post runs article in which municipal court lawyers rate the judges in three New Jersey counties.
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    Regardie's article probes ties between MCA, Inc., its record company subsidiaries and the mafia; finds the Justice Department has dropped its investigation of those ties, possibly because of Ronald Reagan's long-time connection to the company.