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  • Hazzardous Chemicals in the Workplace

    WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo, Mich.) examines industrial chemical regulation; finds chemicals that pose health risks for workers, nearby residents and firefighters are not made public; one in five companies investigated did not file a material safety data sheet; local government can't afford to monitor companies, Jan. 23 - 31, 1990.
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    Milwaukee Journal reports on an overwhelmed criminal justice system; taxpayers pay for people to stay in county jail in violation of bail principles and at greater expense than the crimes awaiting trial; every link in the system, including judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys and county and state legislators, contribute to an overburdened system, July 22 - 24, 1990.
  • Justice Under Siege

    Evansville (Ind.) Courier loaded data from 545 felony cases into a computer and found that only 9 percent of cases were going to trial--the rest were being plea-bargained; race and economic status had an impact on time served, and too many public defenders had caseloads that left them virtually ineffective for their poor clients.
  • Missles in Boomtown

    The Sentinel investigates Florida's biggest industrial employer, the Martin Marietta Corporation. Recent development around Orlando has brough millions of people into close proximity of this missile manufacturer. The newspaper found that nowhere else in America is there the type of weaponry stored at Martin so close to residences.
  • Medicine on Trial

    The Sentinal finds that the malpractice crisis in Florida is fueled by a small group of doctors with multiple lawsuits. Colleagues, hospitals, and medical societies look the other way and state regulators do little.
  • Ground Water: The Crisis Below

    Savannah (Ga.) Morning News studies the aquifer under southeast Georgia and the stress it is under from increases in irrigation and population and from industrial pollution.
  • Travels with Dr. Death

    Vanity Fair profiles Dr. James Grigson, a Texas forensic psychiatrist known as "Dr. Death" for his for-hire professional advocacy of the death penalty.
  • Grinding Slowly

    Wall Street Journal examines the McMartin Preschool sex trial, which dragged on until the assaulted children were teenagers.
  • Kansas City's New Economy

    Kansas City Times studies the city's transition from an industrial and agribusiness-based economy to a service economy; the city's economic development efforts need to be revamped; conservative banks are making it difficult for new businesses, especially those started by minorities.
  • The Illusion of Safety

    Foundation for National Progress and Center for Investigative Reporting look into product testing labs and finds that safety tests are at best a comforting illusion; part two of the study finds that the Underwriters Laboratory label that appears on household and industrial products is no guarantee of safety.