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Unformatted text preview: the one before, and hatchbacks practically disappearing from the North American market towards the end of the decade. Local Issues: Rudy Giuliani became mayor of New York City , thus ending the grimy "classic" New York of yesteryear. He was helped greatly by Disney. Disney wanted to adapt Beauty and the Beast into a Broadway play, but Broadway and Times Square were pretty rough at the time. Giuliani knew the amount of revenue that it would bring, so he assured those at Disney that it would be cleaned up by the time they were ready. A particular unit of Los Angeles ' police department underwent a decade of corruption and mafia-style activity in what became known as the Rampart Scandal, later inspiring the television series The Shield ....
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