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    Jack Anderson Enterprises 10 - part series investigates the involvement between Oregon Senator Mark O. Hatfield and Greek arms merchant Basil Tsakos; series also looks into Tsakos's relationships with other government officials, including CIA Director William Casey, July - October 1984.
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    Miami Herald series examines housing shortage for migrant farm workers in Belle Glade, Fla., where thousands live in run-down shacks; reporter found at least ten public officials owned slum property, Oct. 28 - 29, 1984.
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    National Public Radio covers the case of a young resident on a South Dakota Indian reservation facing life imprisonment for the fatal shooting of a white man; a prosecution informer later says state officials used him in the prosecution to support their political campaign; the judge said the state violated the defendant's right to a fair trial, and the case was thrown out of court, April 29, 1983.
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    Education Week examines the nature of the asbestos problem in schools and what school officials should do after they discover asbestos, Sept. 26, 1984.
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    Advertiser runs series on the illegal dumping of toxic waste by a company headed at the time by two Alabama state officials, July 31 - Aug. 4, 1984.
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    Clarion-Ledger series investigates abuses in leasing of school trust lands originally set aside for the financial benefit of public schools; reporters use public land-lease and deed records and find that much of the valuable land was being leased for pennies an acre, sometimes to the public officials in charge of managing the land, Nov. 11 - 16, 1984.
  • No Place Like Home

    Buffalo News seven-part series on the problems created in upstate New York State by the move toward home health care for the elderly, which is unlicensed and unregulated; finds patient abuse, robbery and neglect. "By the end of this decade, one out of every six of your neighbors on the Niagara Frontier will be over 60 years old," the series begins. "And with the graying of the region goes health-care problems that already have officials in a quandary."
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    Jersey Journal (Jersey City) publishes roundup of all the elected officials in Hudson County who held jobs in the public sector, September 1983.
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    Waterloo (Iowa) Daily Courier shows thousands of dollars of federal funds were fraudulently diverted to private use by tribal officials at the Mesquakie Settlement at Tama, Iowa; accountability for those funds was virtually non-existent, February - June 1983.
  • Investigate the use of federal tax dollars on the Kickapoo Indian Reservation near Horton, Kansas

    Hiawatha (Kan.) Daily World finds extensive misuse of federal money, grants and property on the Kickapoo Indian Reservation near Horton, Kan., including abuse of funds from housing programs, the Native American school operation and Housing and Urban Development projects, 1983.