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Now more than ever ...RoyGBiv
Dec 31, 2002 12:08 PM
some levity.
But how many can you use in one sentence? (nm)Spoke Wrench
Dec 31, 2002 1:00 PM
Make no mistake about it,Spoke Wrench
Dec 31, 2002 1:18 PM
the Jets got game and materially breached Green Bay's plans for homeland security on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.
Thats good, But the game was at Giants Stadium ;) n/mAlpedhuez55
Dec 31, 2002 5:17 PM
Better yet.Spoke Wrench
Dec 31, 2002 1:16 PM
How many can you find in a single sentence published by a news source.
I don't know, but I'd start with a Fox outlet (nm)mickey-mac
Dec 31, 2002 1:28 PM
Can't stand: "Weather-wise today..." nmDougSloan
Dec 31, 2002 8:24 PM
re: Now more than ever ...DougSloan
Dec 31, 2002 8:33 PM
At midnight, a new reality dawns in the aviation world, as all bags checked onto passenger planes will be screened for explosives -- the last of 36 mandates set by Congress to ensure airline safety after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

At Fresno Yosemite International Airport, the practice has been in place for about a month, but its reality hit home during the weekend when some passengers had to be booked on later flights because there wasn't enough time to search their baggage.

Those who missed their flights didn't arrive early enough, said airport spokeswoman Patti Miller.

Passengers need to arrive two hours ahead of time. "They think, 'I'm here early enough,' " she said. They think "an hour is good enough, 90 minutes is good enough. It isn't."

Or is it?

While FYI and the federal Transportation Security Administration tell passengers they need to arrive two hours early at the airport, the airlines tell those same passengers to allow 90 minutes, and some travel agents are following that lead.

Hanford resident Gabe Szovati has learned the hard way that two hours probably is the better bet. On a recent trip, he arrived at Philadelphia International Airport 90 minutes early for his return flight to the Valley. He barely made it.

Next time, he will heed the two-hour request. "I don't like to rush," he said. "It doesn't bother me to be here." On Monday, he brought his son to FYI for a flight.

Alaska residents George and Peggy Doty were not happy with the process. They were heading home Monday after a Fresno vacation. "Getting through this line is the worst," George said. And it only took them 25 minutes. Their solution will be less flying in the future.

The FYI problem was caused by the confluence of multiple events: travel volume was up for the holidays, which slowed the process; many travelers don't fly often, and didn't heed the request to show up early; and the TSA screeners still are perfecting the process, said Jason MacDonald, a spokesman for the TSA in Fresno.

Still, most of 11 local travel agents contacted Monday said they didn't know of any major problems involving their clients as airports and travelers adjust to the new baggage-screening requirements.

It will be this way for the foreseeable future in Fresno, MacDonald said. In the future, the TSA may partner with FYI to buy one of the scanning machines, but there are space issues, the machines cost $1.5 million each and only so many are built each year.
That said,moneyman
Jan 2, 2003 7:05 AM
"That said"

Check out THAT phrase on this board. I used to use that a lot, but then it was brought to my attention how unnecessary it really is and how stupid it sounds. Since I stopped using it, I have become acutely aware of its (mis)use in all places, but posters here use it a lot.

That's the first time since...mohair_chair
Jan 2, 2003 8:00 AM
I hate when I read the first time since. It drives me nuts because rarely are there any "firsts" involved. "Next," maybe, but not "first." I really go bonkers when the since value is a very short time period, as in "This is the first time mohair_chair has posted since mid-December, 2003." Wow, that seems like an awfully long period of time. Where has he been?

The other one I can't stand is as good as any. It is the most meaningless and overused supposed compliment in history. Often during games you'll hear "He's as good as any defensive back in the league." Duh! If you use the word "any" that makes it true by definition.