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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

News in brief

Some D.C. politicians are questioning the city’s contract with a red-light-camera firm, under which the firm makes more money the more tickets are issued.

Former New England and Buffalo quarterback Drew Bledsoe is close to signing a new contract with the Dallas Cowboys, coached by his old boss, Bill Parcells.

Perot Systems has lost a contract (and what had been thought to be a long-term partnership) with the Harvard Pilgrim HMO—a contact that makes up more than five percent of its business.

With Canada’s national sport already on ice due to a labor dispute, West Indian cricket may follow suit.

There is speculation that the U.S. government may decide to give the whole of its next contract for Navy destroyers to Mississippi’s Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, instead of splitting it with Maine’s Bath Iron Works.

Australian rugby players are concerned about the alcohol-related dismissal of a Newcastle Knights player, suggesting he was not given proper notice and a chance to defend himself before his contract termination.

A Belfast health trust employee who was caught working on a cruise ship while he was supposed to be out on sick leave claims his termination is a breach of contract.

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