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On the Radar Screen

In the Sept. 17 issue of The Washington Post, Burson-Marsteller took a hit when Al Kamen, writer of the "In The Loop" business feature, aimed some of his sarcasm at the mammoth PR firm. Kamen's cynical mention was triggered by a half-day $325 briefing BM hosted last week on line-item veto briefing for federal agencies. Said Kamen (based on verbiage in the invitation): "This seminar will tell you 'how to protect you and your agency/department before and after [the line-item veto] is used.'.That way, you can override the express actions of the guy who appointed you to your job. Neat."