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My Turn: A better approach to airline security

I disagree with some opinions voiced in the guest editorial published in Tuesday's Empire.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092801/opE_myturn1.shtml
Opinion
Outside editorial: Use of intelligence data will improve airline security

...data about risky travelers rather than rely solely on "static lists." Abdulmutallab represented a major lapse for airline security. He was allowed to board the plane even though he was on a terror-watch list, bought his ticket with cash and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041110/opi_604641670.shtml
Opinion
Security measures slow Yakutat mail

Mail is arriving in Yakutat only a few times a week due to increased airline security measures imposed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Delivery could improve as soon as this weekend, but one solution under...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110801/Loc_yakmail.shtml
Local
Musarra: Travel a bit easier; but still on FBI list

...considerable media attention last month because his Arabic-sounding name was on an FBI list of suspected threats to airline security says he's still having trouble getting on planes, but can check in at the Alaska Airlines e-ticket kiosks...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092602/loc_musarra.shtml
News
Ex-guardsman on FBI watch list

...Musarra's name, which is Sicilian of Arabic origin, is on a list of suspects who pose a potential threat to airline security. And, at this point, there is no way for his name to be removed. "I'm not the type of person who makes a fuss...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091102/loc_mussarra.shtml
News
We must ask questions, but not these

...reflexive attempt to exploit the incident for political gain, speaks volumes about why Washington cannot seem to fix airline security - or, for that matter, anything else. So polarized has our leadership become that it is incapable of seeing in...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010610/opi_543425763.shtml
The friendly skies where freedom dies

...indispensable right - the right to go - from people who have been accused of no crime. No one disputes the need for tight airline security. If there are certain individuals who should not fly because the government reasonably believes their associations...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070510/opi_665467783.shtml
opinion
This Day in History

...asked the nation's governors to post National Guard troops at airports as a first step toward federal control of airline security. In 2005, former FEMA director Michael Brown angrily blamed the Louisiana governor, the New Orleans mayor and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092706/sta_20060927029.shtml
News
Tibetan monk tells his story

...Egan Library. Gyatso used to travel with some of the same implements that the Chinese used to torture him. But airline security officials misplaced those items this spring in Chicago. Juneau is Gyatso's fourth stop in Alaska. He's visited...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111703/loc_monk.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...knee replacement. They were intrigued at the card I now carry featuring an x-ray of the joint. The card calms airline security people when you trip the alarms. It was about five o'clock and the day was warm enough that both doors of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050500/Com_wiley.shtml
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