This partial transcript of Fox News Sunday, August 19, 2001 was provided by the Federal Document Clearing House. Click here to order the complete transcript.
Let's check out some unheralded political stories we found this week below the fold.
PC strike three
The Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs has been informed it has no authority to call for a boycott of businesses that support Little League teams in Germantown, Maryland. The commission passed a resolution earlier this month, calling for the boycott because some teams bear the names Braves or Indians.
When asked to take sides on the issue, a spokesman for Maryland Governor Parris Glendening balked, saying, "The governor agrees with raising the concern about the team names, but doesn't agree with the tactics." When urged by a reporter to clarify the statement, the governor snapped, "You're the one who has been doing all of these crazy stories."
Officials in Washington, D.C., are under fire for installing surveillance cameras in traffic lights and unmarked cars. While no one questions the goal of nabbing speeders and motorists who ignore red lights, consider the way the program works: A firm called IMS has given the cameras to the city. IMS also processes the film, decides which motorists are guilty, sends out the tickets and keeps nearly one-third of the proceeds.
The city plans to reap $116 million in revenue between now and 2004, with the company getting $44 million. But as a AAA spokesman notes, that would require handing out 960,000 tickets a year, three for every motorist in Washington.
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