- Newsmaker: Air Marshal Program in Disarray
The Air Marshal program was vastly expanded after September 11 in order to provide increased security on America-s airlines. But today-s USA Today reports that it-s now in -disarray.- Blake Morrison, who wrote the story, attributes many of the program-s failures to stepped-up hiring and lowered standards instituted to meet increased staffing demands.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Rough Diamonds
In the US, Major League Baseball is preparing to strike, and Little League continues to be plagued by charges of falsifying age and residency requirements. There-s none of that in Cuba, where baseball-s been a hit since the 1860-s. President Fidel Castro, who-s an avid fan, is making sure the next generation of Cubans is too, as Susan Orlean discovered when she traveled to Cuba to write -Rough Diamonds- for The New Yorker.
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