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    Commercial Appeal reports on the financial troubles of an investor and businessman recruited by the city government to manage and develop an $80 million entertainment facility; finds the city failed to investigate the man's background and that the man was involved with two defunct Texas Savings and Loans and a bankrupt TV station, Jan. 13 - 17, 1991.
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    Common Cause Magazine looks at advertising and how it dominates American life, and outlines how the entertainment and advertising industries are merging efforts to promote consumerism.
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    Oakland Press (Pontiac, Mich.) uses the Freedom of Information Act to obtain records that show school and municipal officials spending thousands of taxpayer dollars on travel, entertainment, dinner parties and posh hotel rooms, May 7-9, 1989.
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    Hoston Post exposes extravagant spending on entertainment by Texas' medical universities as the state's education system suffers a financial crisis, Feb. 4 and 7, Aug. 1, 1989.
  • MCA & The Mob

    KCBS-TV (Los Angeles) shows certain entertainment executives knowingly made deals with mobsters and funneled millions of dollars to mafia-associated companies, May 20 - Dec. 15, 1988.
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    Atlanta Journal-Constitution exposes more than 50 college athletes who signed with agents before completing their eligibility; details how the athletes received money, cars and entertainment to sign prematurely, and say they were threatened with physical violence if they tried to break their commitments, Jan. 12 - Sept. 1, 1988.
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    Greenville (S.C.) News looks into how university president used secret $3.5 million fund of public money for gifts and entertainment for public officials; also reports the president used school workers for private chores, used secretive foundations not bound by state bidding rules to finance construction projects, and diverted public funds to foundations, 1987.
  • America's Richest Entertainers

    Forbes comes up with a list of the top 40 money-earning entertainment stars in an examination of the entertainment industry and its role in the American economy, Sept. 21, 1987.
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    Albany (N.J.) Times Union discloses that the mayor used $6,000 in leftover campaign funds to pay for dinners and entertainment, July 18, 1987.
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    Wall Street Journal runs a profile of an executive officer of an entertainment corporation, showing that, though he has never been accused of a crime, he has done business with men closely associated with organized crime throughout his career, Sept. 15, 1986.