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    Wall Street Journal probes mysterious connection between head of failed HMO and White House, organized crime, and intelligence agencies; HMO received one billion dollars in Medicare payments before business failed and HMO head disappeared.
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    Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin runs a story on a doctor that is implanting unneeded pacemakers; the medical review agencies know it but have not stopped him; also finds a community hospital is performing an unusually high number of Caesarian sections.
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    Arizona Republic finds some agencies offering free pregnancy tests and abortion counseling but using religious arguments and scare tactics to talk women out of having abortions; investigation was done partly with undercover work.
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    Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.) 4-part series imagines what would happen if there were a major oil spill on the North Coast of California by using a computer model and interviewing people from agencies that would be involved in a cleanup; reports on the planning and cleanup at the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska and its impact on the possibility of opening up California's coast to more off-shore drilling.
  • Radioactive Contamination of Idaho's Snake River Aquifer

    Lewiston (Idaho) Morning Tribune found federal agencies had been dumping large volumes of low-level radioactive liquid waste into the Snake River Aquifer, Idaho's main water table; a subsequent probe exposed major accidental spills
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    Valley Advocate (Springfield, Mass.) runs series on hazardous waste in western Massachusetts's Pioneer Valley--how much is produced and monitored, how dumping problems are ignored by oversight agencies.
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    Atlanta Journal and Constitution runs series on independent telephone companies in Georgia that charge high rates for poor service and in turn use those funds for personal gain; series also examines improprieties on the part of watchdog agencies that conducted shoddy, incomplete audits of the firms.
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    Washington Monthly does article on the failure of regulatory agencies to monitor banking activities.
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    Denver Post runs investigation of the federal witness protection program; findings show how witnesses return to crime, lack of supervision, failure of federal agencies to cooperate with local law enforcement, over-expenditures.
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    Mesa (Ariz.) Tribune undercover investigation of nursing home finds abuse of patients, inefficiency of state regulatory agencies.