April 8th, 2010
09:27 AM ET

On the Radar: Miners' search, Tiger Woods, travel fees

A miner puts up a memorial for the 25 people who died in the West Virginia mine blast.

Here’s a look at some of the stories CNN.com reporters are working on Thursday:

West Virginia mine search - Four rescue teams prepared to delve back into a West Virginia coal mine after authorities determined that the air quality was good enough to search for four missing miners. CNN's reporters on the ground will be bringing the latest information on the search as well as reaction from the community that's mourning those who died while trying to keep hope alive for those missing.

Airline disturbance - Federal authorities say a passenger carrying diplomatic credentials was detained after a disturbance Wednesday night aboard a United Airlines flight from Washington to Denver, Colorado. Sources said the incident may have resulted from a misunderstanding after the man smoked on the plane. CNN looks into what happened on the flight after federal investigators decide to let the Qatari diplomat go free Thursday.

Travel fees - Traveler outrage grows with each new airline fee, and this week’s air travel chatter (about paying for carry-on luggage and for going to the bathroom) has fliers wondering how many more ways the airlines can devise to nickel and dime passengers. There will be more fees, travel analysts say, and airlines are creative. “They’re like squirrels. They’ll get to the bird feeder somehow," one expert said.

Tiger Woods and the Masters circus - As Tiger Woods has practiced his drives and putts during pre-Masters preparations, he’s been trailed by gigantic, cheering galleries and a handful of security men. But as the world’s most famous golfer prepares to tee off Thursday in the 2010 Masters in Augusta, Georgia, one group of Woods followers appears strangely absent: the paparazzi and gossip press that’s been chronicling him since his sex scandal broke in November. Said the head of one celebrity-chasing photo agency: “There’s nothing to be gained” by sending anyone to Augusta. “More people are concerned about trying to find Sandra Bullock right now than they are about what Tiger Woods is going to do.” CNN.com's Todd Leopold reports.

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  1. Shayo Mowen

    Tiger and Nikes New commercial, what a shame!

    I am confused by this marketing add.

    If this scandal is to EVER truly end it needs to start with Tiger. He has already apologized. He has already done interviews.

    BUT NOW:

    We see him standing in this add with that look on his face. All the while being grilled by his deceased father. It makes me question his public apology as he had that same look on his face then!

    He is a grown man and now using his deceased father to keep his fame and the scandal alive. Nike and Tiger, I must ask why?

    Is this not again proof that Tiger is a corporation NOT a man! Elin and kids, Im so very sorry 🙁

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