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    Charlotte Observer examines the tactics of a plumbing contractor in deceiving clients and charging outrageous fees, as well as the regulatory gap that allows him to continue doing it.
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    KTVI-TV (St. Louis) exposes a $100 million drug-smuggling ring headquartered in that city whose members are suspected of committing bribery and contract killings.
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    Denver Post issues reprint on the energy industry builders who are changing Denver's destiny.
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    Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City) reports that private detectives hired by a House committee have evidence that Secretary of State John Rogers may have solicited a bribe.
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    Defense Week probes allegations that Raytheon Co. intentionally overcharged the Army by $8.5 million on a 1984 contract for Patriot missile system components.
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    Pottsville (Pa.) Republican documents failure of county commissioners' plan to save money by replacing private assessing firm with staff assessors.
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    Albuquerque Journal explores links between friends of the governor of New Mexico and a company thought by the FBI to be involved with organized crime figures.
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    The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) does article on municipal constables stretching the law and abusing their slim credentials.
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    Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) uses computer to analyze handling of drunk driving arrests in Scott County; study reveals only 55 percent lose their licenses, when 90 percent should have.
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    Daily Olympian (Olympia, Wash.) story gives chronology of a major drug bust.