- Making News: Prison Abuse Report Cites Leadership Deficiencies
New reports are coming out this week on the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. One criticizes the presence of teenagers among the abused, while another confirms the existence of ghost detainees. Both instances comprise violations of international law. Morton Sklar, executive director of the World Organization for Human Rights, says what is noticeably missing is the recognition of leadership failures in the involvement of higher officials.
- Reporter's Notebook: Judging the Olympic Judges In the 2002, it was figure skating. This summer, it-s men-s gymnastics. For 10 minutes last night, all-around gold medalist Paul Hamm waited at the high-bar as the crowd booed, protesting the score of Alexei Nemov, who had just performed spectacularly. Then, two judges changed their scores, though it still wasn-t enough to give the Russian a medal. Diane Pucin, who's in Athens for Los Angeles Times, discusses the judging disputes that have clouded the achievements of some of the world-s best athletes.
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