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    Columbus Dispatch finds that state agencies and some employment agencies have devised an elaborate name-and-numbers game to circumvent state bidding laws while spending millions of tax dollars a year, Aug. 12, 1990.
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    KOCO-TV (Oklahoma City) uncovers lavish spending by the Oklahoma State Treasurer's office for furnishings, carpet, a door that opens by remote control, etched glass and a trip to Germany by state treasurer, Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 1990.
  • General Hospital Investigation

    WTVF-TV (Nashville) investigates improper spending practices by director of two Nashville hospitals; the misappropriation involved fake computer purchases, money missing from a hospital volunteer fund, billings to cover personal expenses, unfair and rigged bidding process, and improper corporate donations to his daughter's marching band, Sept. 18 - Oct. 19, 1990.
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    St. Louis Post-Dispatch creates database of college vendors and payments to show lavish spending practices of chancellor of St. Louis Community College and his administration; an abrupt resignation followed and prompted state investigation of the college system, Oct. 21 - Dec. 26, 1990. * MO Michael E. Crawford
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    Oakland Press (Pontiac, Mich.) uses the Freedom of Information Act to obtain records that show school and municipal officials spending thousands of taxpayer dollars on travel, entertainment, dinner parties and posh hotel rooms, May 7-9, 1989.
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    Mother Jones uses a portrait of Rep. Newt Gingrich, then-Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, to examine the influence of PAC spending on congressional ethics, October 1989.
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    Legal Times (Washington, D.C.) uncovers excessive travel spending and dubious reimbursements to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission head Martha Heese, a Reagan appointee, Oct. 30, 1989.
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    Daily Press runs series on excessive spending at the Langley Air Force Base golf courses; work orders, comptroller reports, and financial information obtained through FOIA requests provided the basis for the story, March 1989.
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    Hoston Post exposes extravagant spending on entertainment by Texas' medical universities as the state's education system suffers a financial crisis, Feb. 4 and 7, Aug. 1, 1989.
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    San Francisco Examiner looks into research of biological warfare in the 1980s; despite a 1972 international treaty designed to end such warfare forever, the Reagan administration increased spending by 500 percent over five years, all on the promise of new superbacteria that might even be race selective; the investigation utilized Department of Defense and CIA reports, March 5 - 6, 1989.