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    Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Penn.) publishes special section on water pollution problems in northeast Pennsylvania following the leakage of sewage into the area's water supply that led to 400 cases of giardiasis; coverage includes state regulatory inadequacies, poor planning by water and sewage officials.
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    New York Times provides the first detailed report of the Abscam probe, in which the FBI investigated high-ranking public officials and the sale of influence in Congress.
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    Commercial Appeal reports on a dispute between sanitation workers in Jackson, Tenn., and SCA Services over the company's compulsory overtime requirement and the firing of high-ranking union officials.
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    Anderson Daily Bulletin series on corruption finds conflicts of interests and ties to organized crime of mayor, former city attorney, police chief and police officials.
  • Anatomy of a Scandal

    San Francisco Bay Guardian examines ties between city officials and utility industry after a city attorney's opinion in favor of a lucrative Pacific Gas & Electric power contract, which bypassed supervisors' and voters' approval.
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    Citizen-Journal finds officials of the Franklin County Mental Health and Retardation Board ran amok and spent county funds on themselves and their friends.
  • Diocese shields child-molester priests

    Plain Dealer (Cleveland) finds officials of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland attempted to cover up incidents of child molesting and sexual assault involving two priests, and were slow to act on parental complaints about a third priest.
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    Anniston Star series examines illegal use of university reserve funds to pay for cars and entertainment for university officials, and the lobbying efforts of the university alumni.
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    Miami Herald article shows how Cuban government and military officials help Colombian drug smugglers get drugs into Florida.
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    Clarion-Ledger series profiles Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc., a giant in the waste disposal industry, which has earned a bad reputation because of poorly run dumps, alleged attempts to corrupt public officials and work-related health problems.