But committee records show that officials did manage to buy him something.
But officials managed to correct the problem and virtually stop the sinking - for a while.
In Babylon, officials managed to increase the supply of garbage.
Predicting the behavior of the southern oscillation could help officials better manage forest fires.
In the last 12 months, officials managed to bring only 6,400 megawatts of new power on line, which is hardly enough.
Although the officials managed to escape unscathed, the bombs claimed the lives of seven people and several others were injured.
Both bureaucrats and elected officials manage the city affairs and issues.
Local officials managed to evacuate the town before the water rose too high and no one was killed.
If our elected officials cannot properly manage the country's finances, the least they can do is face the music like adults.
Still, one official insisted tonight that "we didn't stage manage."