Stories

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    Philadelphia Inquirer looks into United States Merchant Marine Academy; finds most of the academy's graduates become executives in the shipping industry, never pursuing the career at sea despite the taxpayers paying $42,000 for their education.
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    Wall Street Journal tells how doctors and hospitals are fighting peer-review organizations scrutinizing their Medicare claims; focuses on the South Carolina Professional Review Organization, which lost its government contract after hospitals and doctors filed complaints.
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    Deseret News (Salt Lake City) runs series on effects of radioactive fallout from atomic bomb testing in the 1950's and early 1960's. The fallout was declared low level and non-hazardous at the time, but White discovered that Nevadans and Utahans were reaping a harvest of leukemia and other cancers decades later.
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    Beaver County Times series investigates poor conditions at a local nursing home.
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    Hot Springs (Ark.) Sentinel-Record takes an in-depth look at the failures of the State Medical Examiner's office. The investigation found that the internal organs of the examined were routinely incinerated, without notifying the relatives of the deceased and eliminating any possibility for further examination if the bodies were later exhumed. Non-medical examiners performed the autopsies and the office often failed to detect murders.
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    Tampa Tribune runs articles on how more than 100 people purchased phony medical degrees from two Dominican Republic medical schools.
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    Plain Dealer series investigates criminal courts in Cuyahoga County; uses computer to analyze and evaluate 28,000 felony cases. (Supplement: American Bar Association layman's handbook of court procedures.)
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    Des Moines Register reports on the deteriorating quality of U.S. grain and its economic implications; finds the U.S. grain industry is exporting cracked, dusty grain, some of it infested with insects.
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    Clearwater Sun runs article on the misuse of Klan funds by David Duke the national leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
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    Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, N.Y.) looks at the status of the southern New York area as a center for high-tech and industrial growth; pinpoints obstacles to success.