TRAVEL ALARM

A CABINET SECRETARY FLIES HIGH. SOMETIMES, TOO HIGH

IN DEFENDING HER AGENCY AGAINST G.O.P. budget cutters, Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary has been an effective warrior. Defending her reputation, however, is becoming problematic. Her congressional critics, who plan to hold another round of hearings next month, may well discover new items to view with alarm. An investigation by the General Accounting Office has found that $255,000 worth of the expenses that O'Leary's delegations billed for trips to India and South Africa have no receipts or records to justify how the money was spent. Energy officials are searching for the records and tightening up accounting procedures. Critics inside the department point...

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