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  • Landlord homes in on poor

    Plain Dealer (Cleveland) brings down notorious Cleveland slumlord who bought and rented run-down homes in poor neighborhoods, avoided housing inspections, got subsidies fraudulently from public housing authority, and burned down unprofitable structures, April 1987-January 1988.
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    Kansas City Times charges that the Kansas City Fire Department is ill-equipped and unprepared to confront emergencies that arise from spills and blazes involving hazardous chemicals, Sept. 12, 1986.
  • The Getty Goes Global

    Art & Antiques analyzes the impact of the enormous J. Paul Getty Trust ($3.4 billion) on the art world.
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    Wall Street Journal profiles a chronic embezzler who stole from six separate employers for two decades yet repeatedly escaped arrest; report suggests that white-collar criminals typically go unprosecuted, Sept. 19, 1986.
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    Wall Street Journal looks at the National Caucus of Labor Committees, headed by Lyndon LaRouche, and its intricate business network; finds $25 million a year is kept moving between political action/campaign committees and nonprofit organizations to avoid taxes and court judgments and to disguise questionable transactions, May 27, 1986.

    WYOU-TV (Scranton, Pa.) looks at weak safety features of state highways; poor design elements and unprotected bridges make routine travel hazardous on many roads, Nov. 10-13, 1986.
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    Chicago Sun-Times investigation finds Mayor Jane Byrne politicized to an unprecedented degree the awarding of city contracts and handed out financial favors to political supporters, 1983.
  • The Challenge of a Miracle: Selling the Gift

    Pittsburgh Press reprints "The Challenge of a Miracle: Selling the Gift," which explores the transplant system and finds that hope and gratefulness are often joined by greed, corruption and neglect, 1985.
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    New York Times series examines causes and responsibility for the deaths that resulted from the bombing in Beirut; finds mission unprepared, security improvised, lack of guidance for officers, not enough evaluation of intelligence information, December 1983.
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    Multinational Monitor looks at the problems caused by unpredictable amounts of hormonal residues in meat products; reports on the European Economic Community's ban of hormone-treated U.S. meat.