COMMENTS: CB Spices up GAO
Normally bureaucracy-monitoring reports by the Government Accountability Office are as dry as dust and have to struggle to get airtime. NBC's Lisa Myers got hold of the latest one on the failure of federal transportation authorities to organize a national database of licensed insterstate truck drivers to allow employers to crosscheck results on the 3%-or-so who fail narcotics tests. How to translate that into a television news story? Go to a truckstop and listen in on the chatter. Myers sent a crew to Ontario Cal last weekend to tune into CB radio as drivers sought to score. Some wanted crack; some marijuana; some "sugar candy cane"--others needed speed to stay awake.
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