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    The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) points up inadequacies in the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners; the board punishes easy drug-addicted or alcoholic doctor cases while ignoring repeated incompetence complaints, March 28 - April 1, 1993
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    Houston Chronicle reviews the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and its practice of letting dangerous doctors off the hook; of the 1,700 annual complaints received by the board, only 8 percent are acted upon, Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, 1992.
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    News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) investigates why one out of every four work-related deaths is not reported to OSHA or to the state Department of Labor; finds that employers are not reporting deaths and neither are the state's medical examiners, Feb. 26, 1992.
  • Missouri's mysterious deaths; Cause of Death: Unknown

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch investigates Missouri's county coroner system and finds it is haphazard and varies widely from county to county and from case to case; only 10 of the state's 114 counties have medical examiners, and in those counties without one, few autopsies are conducted; most county coroners are funeral directors, which leads to a conflict of interests; autopsies are rarely conducted on small children; the deaths of the state's elderly and of inmates in the state's prison are rarely investigated, Jan. 13 - 18, 1991.
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    Village Voice (New York) reveals how the Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior wastes tax dollars and environmentally sensitive land through poor management that benefits only ranchers, miners and lumber companies; shows bid-rigging to help favored entrepreneurs, including a major contributor to the GOP; selling public lands for amounts vastly less than their market value; assembling an internal employee spy network to inform on internal whistleblowers, Oct. 6, 1992.
  • The Great American Bailout

    "CIR's Frontline documentary on the savings-and-loan bailout calls this the biggest U.S. financial scandal ever. 'This is the mother of all government mistakes,' says William Seidman, former Resolution Trust Corporation, the federal bailout agency charged with managing and selling off failed S&L assets worth hundreds of billions in taxpayer's dollars. This CIR investigaiton shows how and why the government has bungled the bailout, telling the inside story of mismanagement and politics that has doubled the projected cost of the bailout, which is now estimated to reach $700 billion or more. "
  • After the shooting stops

    Chicago Sun-Times looks at the carnage afflicting the streets of Chicago as the city proceeds to break the record of number of murders in one year; reports from the viewpoint of paramedics, emergency room nurses, medical examiners and funeral directors.
  • Murder Without a Trace

    In Health magazine examines the role of medical examiners in determining the cause of death in possible murders; in a case of a serial murderer killing prostitutes, the Dade County (Fla.) medical examiner's office came up with the wrong cause of death, but police still arrested the right man.
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    Wall Street Journal finds that too often, coroners and medical examiners lack training in forensics--the scientific investigation of crime--even though they often play a critical role in examining evidence, Dec. 16, 1988.
  • "A Case of Neglect"

    WSMV-TV (Nashville) reveals the state's board of medical examiners is understaffed, underfunded and inefficient; finds complaints against doctors went unanswered, licensing was mishandled and investigations dragged on for years, November 1988.