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  • "Portland's Environmental Bad Boys"

    This report lists the biggest industrial polluters in the Portland area.
  • Gary Tyler Case

    WWL-TV (New Orleans) examines the trial and investigation of a 16 - year - old black youth accused of murdering a white boy, Aug. 6, 1989.
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    The Advocate (Stamford, Conn.) Advocate goes beyond the court documents of a controversial murder trial, raising doubts about the investigation, and giving equal voice to both the accused and the victim's son, April 17 and July 31, 1989.
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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, .