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    Waterloo (Iowa) Courier examines the open heart surgery program at a local hospital, which suffered an excessive number of deaths due to competing surgeons who took on patients too old or too ill to survive the operation, July 27-29, 1986.
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    Washington Post discovers excessive dumping of toxic chemicals into Chesapeake Bay by private industries, military bases and municipal sewage treatment plants, despite the legislative protection of the 1972 Clean Water Act, June 1, 1987.
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    Des Moines Register publishes series on relation of pesticide use to groundwater contamination; experts say the problem is more serious than commonly believed, May 4-11, 1986.
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    Courier-Journal reporter goes down the controversial new Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway on a coal barge; article discusses whether the expensive project will live up to its potential as a quick shipping route to the Gulf of Mexico, Sept. 29, 1985.
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    Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) publishes extensive series on ties between organized crime and New York city government; city commonly does business with companies with mob ties; for instance, city pays the highest price in the nation for concrete for water tunnel project from a firm currently under indictment, 1985-1986.
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    Wichita (Kan.) Eagle-Beacon runs series on the health and environmental problems found in the Tri-State Mining District in southeastern Kansas; mining companies moved on when the lead and zinc dried up, leaving behind scarred land and contaminated water, April 27-30, 1986.
  • Watergate - The Greek Connection

    The Nation puts forth a new theory on the motive behind the Watergate break-in; this theory involves illegal campaign contributions from a Greek-American tycoon who was rewarded with lucrative government favors and contracts, May 31, 1986.
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    San Francisco Bay Guardian finds that despite the "Save The Bay" movement, San Francisco Bay is dying; problems include seafood contamination from toxic chemicals, pollution caused by development, and undrinkable water, Jan. 22-29, 1986.
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    Columbia Missourian series examines chemical exposure of workers at the University of Missouri and the city's wastewater treatment and power plants and efforts being made to protect workers in an era of increasing chemical exposure, July 8-10, 1985.
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    Texas Monthly article details the exploits of a big-league con artist who claims his "chemical reactor block" can change water into fuel, September 1983.