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  • Local governments missing out on dollars

    The Gleaner (Henderson, Ky.) article finds five local industries had not been paying money required in lieu of taxes under terms of industrial revenue bonds issued ten years before; city officials never set up method for collecting the payments and the companies never got a bill.
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    Roanoke (Va.) Times & World-News looks at the problem of contamination of ground water in western Virginia from old industrial waste dumps, leaking underground gas tanks and failing septic systems, Feb. 21, 1987.
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    St. Petersburg Times 10-part series examines a 1984 murder, the subsequent police investigation, and trial; looks closely at reactions and emotions of family and friends of the victim and the suspect, June 1988.
  • Beyond the Law

    Gannett News Service finds that lawyer discipline is not only a closed and controlled process, but that in many places it is slow, lenient and even non-existent, October-November 1986.
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    Wichita (Kan.) Eagle-Beacon discovers that a man who died of a heart attack in jail could not have committed the crime he was awaiting trial for; story critiques the penal system that can hold a person prisoner without established cause, Feb. 16 and 23, 1986.
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    APF Reporter article on the industrialization of the Maine Woods finds heavy harvesting, recreation pressure and pollution threaten the nation's most heavily wooded state, Summer 1986.
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    Wall Street Journal article illuminates the murky legality of lawyer-client privilege in the case of two Pennsylvania lawyers who thought they were acting within the law by withholding evidence in a murder trial, Feb. 27, 1985.
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    Village Voice (New York) investigates the trial and conviction of Bobby McLaughlin for murder and finds the case rested on one questionable eyewitness; much evidence suggests that McLaughlin is innocent and a police chief has requested the case be reopened, Aug. 6, 1985.
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    Washington Post series examines the hidden cost to America's economy and industrial might of sustained heavy defense spending, Dec. 1, 1985.
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    Fayetteville (N.C.) Times series examines the Cumberland County District Court system; topics include ticket-fixing, judges changing verdicts after trials, and a higher percentage of blacks convicted than whites, March 1983.