The Associated Press http://kazu.org en GM Puts Volt Into 'Neutral' To Let Sales Catch Up http://kazu.org/post/gm-puts-volt-neutral-let-sales-catch General Motors will suspend production of its Chevrolet Volt electric car for five weeks amid disappointing sales.<p>A GM spokesman said Friday that the company will shut down production of the Volt from March 19 until April 23, idling 1,300 workers at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.<p>"We're taking a temporary shutdown," said GM spokesman Chris Lee. "We're doing it to maintain our proper inventory levels as we align production with demand."<p>GM sold 7,671 Volts last year, below its original goal of 10,000 cars. The company stopped publicly announcing sales targets last year. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:09:00 +0000 The Associated Press 6759 at http://kazu.org GM Puts Volt Into 'Neutral' To Let Sales Catch Up Air Force Mortuary Official Resigns Amid Scandal http://kazu.org/post/air-force-mortuary-official-resigns-amid-scandal One of three officials accused of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/12/08/143334376/report-hundreds-of-troops-ashes-were-dumped-in-landfill">mismanaging the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, Del.</a>, and of retaliating against three whistle-blowers, has resigned.<p>The Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal investigative agency, said Friday that Quinton Keel had resigned and that it is in touch with Air Force officials about their final decisions on disciplinary action against the two other accused officials.<p>The Air Force issued a statement saying only that Keel Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:38:00 +0000 The Associated Press 6758 at http://kazu.org Air Force Mortuary Official Resigns Amid Scandal