Headlines or footnotes?
News that the Joint Team still searching for the missing AdamAir flight No.KI 574 have called in psychics should not lead to bemusement or cynicism. After all, it's not as if those charged with the territorial search have had any luck. Mind you, I do think it would help if the search and rescue teams were more focussed.
The commander of the Hasanuddin Air Base in Makassar, Sulawesi, Commodore Eddy Suyanto, is quoted in today's Post as saying, "None of our search efforts on land, sea and air have yielded results
Air? They're still looking in the air? Is that just because he's the local air force chief?
Here are a few more bits of non-news I've gleaned. (One is slightly wrong. Which one?)
- Indonesia imports rice.
- Bush sends Rice to Middle East.
- E-tendering will improve transparency
- Jakarta activates flood warning system
- More Banten councillors arrested for graft
- Oil prices fall to lowest level since last year.
- Saddam execution could have been 'more dignified'.
And here's one for Greenstump
, although to my mind it's really the least important news item.
- England awakes to final Ashes humiliation
And the one slightly wrong news item is the one that should read:
- Oil prices fall to lowest level since mid-2005.
And why? Because the USA has been hoarding supplies for their citizens looking to heat their homes in the winter. Except that global warming, exacerbated by the USA government's refusal to do anything about it, has meant that their cold season is not as bleak as predicted.