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Lost in the 50s

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November 21, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Auto Art

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November 20, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Sanford Airport to opt out of TSA screening

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WDBO Local News

Sanford Airport to opt out of TSA screening


Marva Hinton

@ November 18, 2010 6:25 AM Permalink | Comments (528)

Reporter: Ken Tyndall

The backlash continues over those new TSA screening measures, and now one Central Florida airport has decided to go with a private security screening firm.

Orlando Sanford International Airport has decided to opt out from TSA screening.

“All of our due diligence shows it’s the way to go,” said Larry Dale, the director of the Sanford Airport Authority. “You’re going to get better service at a better price and more accountability and better customer service.”

Dale says he will be sending a letter requesting to opt out from TSA screening, and instead the airport will choose one of the five approved private screening companies to take over.

Congressman John Mica, who’s expected to lead the powerful Transportation Committee next year, says the TSA is crying out for reform.

“I think TSA is overstepping its bounds,” said Mica.

Dale says, if all goes as planned, the private security firm could take over in about 12 months.

The TSA points out that even if an airport decides to use a private firm for security, the screeners still must follow TSA guidelines. That would include using enhanced pat-downs and the full-body scanners if they are installed at the airport.

Is opting out the way to go?
Yes, anything is better than TSA.
No, I would feel less safe.
Maybe, it depends on the company that gets the contract.


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November 18, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Antiques on the Avenue

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Lots of color in this image…

Antiques on the Avenue

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November 14, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Ginger Bread House

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I’ve lived in this neighborhood for almost five years and I’ve passed by this house a zillion times.  On the way home from visiting family this evening, I had my camera with me so I caught this shot.  Did some post processing.  In these parts we call this the “Ginger Bread House” – therefore I used a bit of magic in the post processing.  Enjoy.

The Ginger Bread House

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November 14, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Halloween pose

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This is the formal family-kid portrait with the chosen costumes.  This is one of those photos that go into the memory box, only to be opened on his or her wedding day, at the reception to get the total embarrassing effect.

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November 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm