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    News Tribune (Woodbridge, N.J.) chronicles the pollution of Perth Amboy's ground water; shows a 20 - year history of government ineptitude and industrial neglect, November 1989 - January 1990.
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    Easton (Pa.) Express exposes contradictions in a gubernatorial candidate's campaign; using court records and campaign contribution forms, reporters found attorney Jim Courter, a self-described environmentalist who had slammed his opponent for representing drug dealers, had represented heroin dealers and industrial polluters, Oct. 6 - 22, 1989.
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    National Alliance (New York) examines the homicide trials following a 1986 shootout between Abdul-Hakeem and dozens of Bronx police officers; Abdul-Hakeem alleges police wanted to silence him before he revealed a cop-run drug ring, 17 related stories from 1989.
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    The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y) investigates the trial of Richard Knupp, the New York man charged with 2,134 counts of child abuse; the reporter found the emotional fervor surrounding the trial led to evidence being ignored and a questionable conviction; the newspaper eventually contracted an out-of-state lie detector test, which Knupp passed, Aug. 27, Dec. 17, 1989.
  • Every Breath You Take

    Dayton Daily News reports on toxins that are emitted from smokestacks and industrial plants in the Dayton area; many of the dangerous neighborhoods are inhabited by workers and their families, November 1989.
  • Tobacco on Trial

    CBS News 60 Minutes describes the lengths to which the tobacco companies go to avoid losing or settling a lawsuit brought by smokers or their families; the companies try to make the legal struggle so painful and lengthy that plaintiffs will drop their lawsuits, Jan. 3, 1988.
  • Trash-to-Fuel Plant Struggles to Survive

    Express (Easton, Pa.) details the business dealings of a company that converts trash into pellets it says can be used as industrial fuel; finds the company is in financial difficulty and has not yet proven its trash-into-fuel pellets idea is a real alternative to incinerators and landfills, .
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    Beaumont Enterprise details how a man convicted and sentenced to death for murdering a couple was free on bond because of in-trial errors, appellate court rulings and reluctance of prosecutors to retry the case a third time; looks at Texas' law on double-jeopardy.
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    Asbury Park Press details the projects financed by the industrial development bond program in New Jersey; finds new federal regulations will make it tougher for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to use these bond issues to assist private enterprises and to stimulate economic growth, June 5, 1988.
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    Fayetteville (N.C.) Times examines mistakes made when the county purchased swampland for an industrial park; soil report, which officials ignored, said land was too poorly drained for development; after five years most of the park remains empty, June 8-12, 1987.