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Proxmire has squab-ble on other study grant

At a cost of $144, 012, a National Science Foundation project found that pigeons sometimes follow generally accepted human consumer patterns. The study won Sen. William Proxmire's monthly "Golden Fleece" award for the most ridiculous example of waste or loss of taxpayers money. "This is one project that should be pigenholed pronto," the Wisconsin Democrat said.

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