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    Capital Times (Madison, Wis.) shows the effect that decades of neglect has had at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, including losses in space, grants, faculty, and the quality of high-tech science teaching and research, 1989.
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    News Tribune (Woodbridge, N.J.) chronicles the pollution of Perth Amboy's ground water; shows a 20 - year history of government ineptitude and industrial neglect, November 1989 - January 1990.
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    Detroit Free Press examines the inadequacies in Michigan's Department of Social Services that contributed to the deaths-by-neglect of several children under its supervision; includes the case histories of 15 children who died, Nov. 19, 1989.
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    The Birmingham News exposes Alabama's practice of warehousing abused, neglected and deliquent children in psychiatric hospitals instead of foster homes; also shows how Medicaid payments encourage innappropriate placement, May 26 - 29, Oct. 1, 1989.
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    The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.) investigates a 1980 fire in which four children died; the reporters discovered ineptitude and conflicts of interest in the original official investigation; despite evidence the mother neglected the children, the fire was deemed an accident, Oct. 29 - 31, 1989.
  • The Crack Legacy

    The Washington Post finds the District of Columbia's welfare system overburdened by child abuse and neglect cases involving drug-addicted parents; utilized FOIA requests of internal agency reports.
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    KSTP-TV (St. Paul, Minn.) investigates 26 neglect-related deaths in Minnesota nursing homes over a three-year period; facilities were not fined; families were not aware of neglect allegations; found nurses not trained in basic procedures like CPR, Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 1989.
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    Des Moines Register examines the case of a boy who died from serious neglect; neither doctors, nurses nor school officials reported the trouble until a few days before the child's death, December 1989.
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    Asbury Park (N.J.) Press investigates home health care workers hired to look after the elderly; some have lengthy criminal records and many senior citizens are robbed, neglected and abused by their caretakers, November 1989.
  • San Diego County Jail Inmate Deaths

    The Tribune (San Diego) investigates each of 82 deaths in the San Diego County Jail between 1971 and 1988; finds that 78 lost their lives due to illness, medical neglect, suicide or mishandling by the jail staff; four of the inmates were killed by other inmates.