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    Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Dallas Morning News publish articles on the Synergetic Civilization, a small "cult of intellectual elitists" who are preparing to forge a new civilization; the group is heavily funded by Edward Bass, one of the four Bass brothers, whose money is used to fund ranches, an art gallery and scientific expeditions.
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    Washington Monthly publishes excerpt from Edward Luttwak's book "The Pentagon and the Art of War" on the problems stemming from bloated ranks of mid-level officers in the military: expense, overly elaborate weapons, hostility toward innovation that doesn't require extensive research, make work.
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    Boston Herald American investigation reveals that dozens of former State Department of Mental Health employees have been awarded no-bid consulting contracts.
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    Insight magazine article looks at Dallas's predominantly white police force, criticized for poor race relations with minorities; police were being killed by civilians while the department was being criticized for its war on crime.
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    Wall Street Journal gives brief history of biological weapons and how genetic engineering makes biological warfare a greater possibility; reports on debate in United States between proponents and opponents of biological defense research.
  • Warner Communications and chairman Steven J. Ross

    Los Angeles Times overview of Warner Communications and chairman Steven J. Ross uses basic documents and peripheral sources to write story despite lack of cooperation from Ross.
  • The Hidden War: the Army Engineers vs. Rural America

    Clarion-Ledger series, "The Hidden War: the Army Engineers vs. Rural America," looks at improprieties and unethical practices of the Army Corps of Engineers in north-central Mississippi and southern Indiana.
  • Dying for Coal

    Courier-Journal investigation shows that despite attempts at reform, the coal industry remains an outlaw industry, rife with illegal practices and unsafe conditions that kill employees in appalling numbers.
  • Oklahoma prison system paints picture of waste, failure

    Tulsa Tribune overview of Oklahoma prison system paints picture of waste, failure.
  • Pulitzer Prize advisory board's frequent overruling of jury selections

    Newsday runs series about controversy surrounding Pulitzer Prize advisory board's frequent overruling of jury selections.