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  • Presser & Williams Coverage

    Chicago Tribune publishes details about Jackie Presser, president of the Teamsters Union, and his involvement in the bribery trial of Roy Williams, his predecessor; the FBI attempted to thwart a Labor Department investigation of Presser to protect his role as government informant, July-November 1985.
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    Honolulu Advertiser outlines reasons behind the failure of seven industrial-loan companies in Hawaii; finds insider abuses, regulation ineffective even though the regulators knew the companies were having problems, ties between the businesses and state government and a loss of at least $60 million of tax money.
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    PROD dossier details the corruption and connections to organized crime in Teamsters Local 945, purported to represent warehouse, industrial and sanitation workers in northern New Jersey.
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    Savannah Morning News does series of articles on the threat posed by uncontrolled industrial and agricultural expansion to the city water supply.
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    Bristol Press uses local and state files, interviews and stake-outs to find that city officials were allowing illegal dumping of carcinogenic industrial waste at municipal landfill.
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    Common Cause Magazine runs article recounting the disclosure that the Army secretly conducted germ warfare tests over San Francisco in 1950; uses army documents and trial testimony; article is excerpt from the book "Clouds of Secrecy" on germ warfare.
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    Industrial Research and Development shows U.S. high-tech sales to the Soviet Union have enabled the Soviets to build an awesome war machine.
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    Farm Journal uses trial testimony to show how crooked cattle dealers falsify information about breeding, weight, place of origin and health of livestock.
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    Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, N.Y.) looks at the status of the southern New York area as a center for high-tech and industrial growth; pinpoints obstacles to success.
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    Charlotte Observer finds many abuses by textile companies, including violating safety standards regarding cotton dust, concealing from workers that they had brown lung disease; also, industrial commissions processed compensation claims so slowly that many workers died before being compensated.