ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 24, 1999
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The weekly look at how the government spends taxpayers' money introduced. [Note: local weather bulletin on screen.]
(Columbia, Missouri: John Martin) How colleges get research funds via the use of political influence examined; example cited of how Missouri Senator Christopher Bond got 12 million dollars for special projects at the University of Missouri by bypassing the examination system. [BOND, LOBBYIST - defend pork.] [Association of American Universities Nils HASSELMO - defends the exam system.] [Pork analyst James SAVAGE - says there is no accountability to the taxpayer.]
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