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| Sunday, October 12, 2003 12:00 a.m

Major League Baseball is discussing the addition of an extra wild-card team per league to play in a best-of-three series. Winners would advance to an expanded best-of-seven divisional series that’s now the best-of-five. And who said baseball and Christmas carols don’t mix• … That great big new federal bureaucracy known as the Transportation Safety Administration pushed prospective baggage-screeners through training by effectively giving them final exam answers, a Homeland Security review concludes. Feel more “secure”• … The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Work Force says college tuition costs have risen so high so fast because of, ta-da , government subsidies. Such “free” money has emboldened institutions of higher education to jack up their prices. Gee, we’ve been saying this for years. … Not quite three weeks after One of America’s Newspapers issued a Chicken Little editorial page warning about the effects of OPEC’s production cut — the economy “teeters” on it, the Toledo, Ohio, P-G clucked — the Energy Department said heating oil prices could decline by 8 percent. Mr. Little also wrung his hands over potential higher gasoline prices and took a swipe at “affluent” SUV owners. But the Energy Department says gasoline prices, which have fallen markedly in the past month, should remain stable through the winter. These loosey-goosey mud hens must think the public is a bunch of Henny Pennys.

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