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Inbox of Pain: Grateful Dead Digitizing Costs Taxpayers $615,000

Grateful Dead LogoThe "Bridge to Nowhere" may soon be usurped as the go-to tale of government waste. Senator Tom Coburn's Wastebook 2010, a catalog of big-government pork, highlights $11.5 billion in unnecessary spending, including $615,000 to help the University of California at Santa Cruz create a digital archive of Grateful Dead paraphernalia, including music, photos and t-shirts.

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