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    Las Vegas Review-Journal details how Nevada officials ignored years of substantiated evidence questioning the suitability of the David Funk family--linked with organized crime--to run a Nevada racetrack, February 1982.
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    Arizona Daily Star series reports numerous findings of corruption in the University of Arizona athletic department in the area of football recruiting, including paying players for jobs never done and reimbursing staff for flights to nowhere. Results included eight indictments and continued investigations by law enforcement officials.
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    News-Express (San Antonio) investigation of political influence in San Antonio school district reveals pattern of political patronage--job assignments connected to political favor or disfavor, school officials expected to support the board's ruling clique, August 1981.
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    Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City) shows how that state lost about $28 million a year on highway construction because of bid rigging, lack of stiff competition among contractors and failure of transportation officials to get the best deal for the money, June 1983.
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    Willimantic (Conn.) Chronicle article says state officials admit Connecticut's evacuation plans were done backwards; state blames federal government, September 1982.
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    Florida Times-Union/Jacksonville Journal runs series on storage of toxic wastes; officials in Florida and other states don't know where hazardous wastes are shipped; waste monitoring programs are wanting; Florida depends upon industry reports, many of which conflict or are inaccurate, October 1984.
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    Plain Dealer (Cleveland) examines health care empire of the Coury family; finds abuses, illegalities, and state officials in business with those supposed to regulate nursing homes, May 1981. OH Coury
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    Star Tribune (Minneapolis) investigation finds investors expect to lose at least $64 million on a development in St. Paul that city officials admit they did not properly supervise; the development became too large and very costly, July 31, 1988.
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    San Francisco Bay Guardian finds Bay Area Rapid Transit's Berkeley Hills Tunnel a disaster waiting to happen; BART has made dangerously inadequate preparations to deal with fires in underground and underwater sections; officials deny any problem exists, September 1982.
  • Nuclear planning: Waiting for disaster

    Press-Enterprise (Bloomsburg, Pa.) examines whether local officials were prepared for evacuations in the event of a nuclear accident at a nearby plant. The series found that publicly, officials were confident in their evacuation plans, but privately, they had many doubts.