Contributed by: filbert Monday, March 14 2005 @ 06:27 AM CST
Somehow I'm not relieved by Wen's concerns for "peace and stability."
NASA gets a new administrator[*6] : Michael D. Griffin, a Johns Hopkins physicist.
Tax on toilet paper[*7] ? Florida legislator Al Lawson thinks it's a good idea.
What made an Airbus rudder snap in mid-air?[*8] The money paragraph:
Despite these and earlier assurances, some pilots remain sceptical. The Observer has learnt that after the 587 disaster, more than 20 American Airlines A300 pilots asked to be transferred to Boeings, although this meant months of retraining and loss of earnings. Some of those who contributed to pilots' bulletin boards last week expressed anger at the European manufacturer in vehement terms. One wrote that having attended an Airbus briefing about 587, he had refused to let any of his family take an A300 or A310 and had paid extra to take a circuitous route on holiday purely to avoid them: "That is how convinced I am that there are significant problems associated with these aircraft."