Magic plans disappear

WASHINGTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is in hot water because on May 1 it posted a notice seeking a magician motivational speaker for a leadership conference. It comes after the General Services Administration was embroiled in a scandal involving a conference that cost nearly $1 million and included a mind-reader.

Congressmen and senators called NOAA’s plans wasteful. After NOAA’s notice was reported by Government Executive magazine, the agency cancelled the magic gig.

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