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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.
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    Rocky Mountain News (Denver) tracks 196 persons arrested for felonies through the system; only four were convicted of the crimes for which they were arrested, only five trials were held and almost half were released without being charged, Oct. 11-25, 1987.
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    Commercial Appeal reports on computerized reappraisal of real estate that shifted millions of dollars in property taxes from commercial and industrial property owners onto homeowners; tax rolls rife with errors and inconsistencies, Nov. 1-3, 1987.
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    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists discusses the problems associated with corporations cutting deals with universities; looks at infringements on academic freedom and the case of David Noble, who was denied tenure after criticizing a deal made between MIT and a millionaire industrialist, April 1989.
  • Dumping

    WITI-TV (Milwaukee) airs series that reveals illegal dumping of non-hazardous industrial wastes into Milwaukee sewers; also finds sewer district operating system of open sewer manholes that allowed waste-hauling companies to dump wastes without supervision, July 22-24, 1987.
  • Lost in L.A.

    Los Angeles Times Magazine focuses on the trial of a young Vietnamese accused of killing a police officer, becoming a story of the lost generation of young Vietnamese refugees in southern California..
  • Is Bobby Ray Brown Innocent?

    Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record exposes discrepancies in the trial of a man sentenced to death, including a witness who admitted to lying on the stand, improper actions by the prosecutor, March-October 1987.
  • The Strange Case of Kerr-McGee and the Nine-Legged Frog

    In These Times reports on Kerr-McGee Corp.'s use of radioactive industrial waste as fertilizer near its plants in Oklahoma; area residents report rise in number of birth defects and cancer rates; NRC recommended the company be given permanent permission to spray the stuff.