Friday, February 10, 2006

It's not the headline, but still...

I assume every journalist by now has heard the old joke. Wouldn't that give somebody pause before writing this?
The standoff between Mr. Fisher and the research service's top leaders comes at a tense time for the agency. Its staffers have been complaining for months about a plan to cut 59 employees, many of them women and minorities, because of budgetary cutbacks. As of last fall, the research service had a total staff of 710, according to its own figures.