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Sanford Airport to opt out of TSA screening

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WDBO Local News

Sanford Airport to opt out of TSA screening

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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

Street Beauty

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This baby was waiting for me on Park Ave in Winter Park.  She’s a vamp!  She’s a temptress!  Oh my!

On Park Ave

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May 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Something about boats and sailing

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While on Anna Maria, I ran across this yacht dealer and looked over some of his offering.  This, I guarantee you was just a fantasy adventure.

Cortez 1

Many to pick from —

Cortez 2

Would have made a lovely sail —

Cortez 3

Adeline would suit me well, I’m sure!!  A beautiful sailing vessel.

Cortez 4This love knot would have you in pain very soon!  I couldn’t believe it was still afloat.

Cortez 5And there’s something nice about a power boat too.  Sure looks nice, eh?

I didn’t buy – I’m sure I’ll sleep well.

Like being there (sort of …)

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My younger sister always gets me Cape Cod Life for my birthday.  My second issue came in today’s mail.  I love reading through it, perusing the ads, the photos, the art and antiques.  It brings me back to much earlier times.  The last time I was on Cape Cod was 1984 – we rented a house for a week with the whole family.  We knew then that we’d be moving south to Florida at the new year.  I’ve been back north many times, but never back to “The Cape”.  In high school, we had a house in Wrinkle Point (Bass River).  I had a job (one of the worst!) washing dishes at the Riverview Lobster House in Yarmouth – it was close enough that I could walk to it.  I made enough money to buy a few things that summer (first madras jacket 🙂 ), but mostly what I wanted to do was just loaf – go to the beach – and just hang out (although I don’t think we said “hang out” back then).  Things took a nasty turn economically then (somewhat like these days), and my parents had to sell that house.  After I moved to Florida, my sisters continued to go to The Cape summers with their children and families.  I know they enjoyed it.

As I turn these pages – it brings me back . . .  Thank you M.A.

Cape Cod Life

Cape Cod Life

CCL inside 2

CCL inside 3

This is the tenth anniversary of John F Kennedy Jr’s passing.  I think of the Kennedys and Cape Cod Massachusetts as one.  Once our whole family went to Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis.  As we were leaving the Kennedys were coming in.  We took a photo – but it never came out.  That sure would have been a keeper – but eh – not in the cards.

John F Kennedy Jr

John F Kennedy Jr

When Richard Blow’s book American Son – A Portrait of John F Kennedy Jr came out in 2002 I snapped it up and read it quickly.  I was keenly interested in reading about John Jr.  I truly believe that Richard Blow was wrongly criticized for writing the book.  On the TV interview show The View – those farting hens (who never read the book) ripped Mr. Blow a “new one” and ever since I bash the show and its sagging troupe whenever the show is mentioned – they are a waste of time and airspace and provide little benefit to the public.  I remember writing to Mr. Blow through the publisher – actually thanking him for writing the book.  If he made money from it, so what, it really doesn’t matter does it?  JFK Jr is history, and history needs to be written.  Thank you again Richard!  Its a great book!

American Son - Portrait of John F Kennedy Jr

American Son - Portrait of John F Kennedy Jr

I don’t know why the lion has fruit

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Lion with fruit

Lion with fruit

See, I thought they were carnivours, not vegans.  Maybe it has something to do with the economy.  The economy is the problem, right?

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February 19, 2009 at 7:38 pm