Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Morning News ...

---American Airlines canceled 200 flights today, citing maintenance issues. During a routine audit, American said, "a joint team of AA and FAA inspectors raised questions regarding an already accomplished directive concerning how a certain bundle of wires is secured to the MD80 aircraft. We are re-inspecting the MD80s to make sure the wiring is installed and secured exactly according to the directive." The MD80s will return to service throughout the day, said American, which has a total of about 4,000 flights a day. American is the major operator of MD80s, which are considered to be fuel-inefficient. America flies 300 MD80s in its mainline fleet of a total of 655 aircraft.

---Excited Drudge Headline of the Day: "EARTH DIVIDED ON OBAMA/CLINTON ... Oh, I dunno, some earthlings probably have more pressing matters to fret about in Darfur, Tibet -- oh hell, even Scotland and Greece.


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