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2008-08-04 18:00:39

By Ina Paiva Cordle MIAMI - Travelers, be aware: Your full-blown image - private parts and all - could soon be visible to a security officer, on- screen, at an airport near you. A dozen airports nationwide have begun pilot-testing whole-body imaging machines, which reveal weapons and explosives concealed under layers of clothing. "It allows us to detect threat objects that are not metallic and that cannot be detected by metal detectors, and items that are sometimes missed even in a...

2008-07-31 06:00:12

By Ken Dilanian WASHINGTON -- In 1991, Sen. Mark Hatfield, an influential Oregon Republican, came under federal investigation into whether he failed to report a series of gifts on his ethics statements. Hatfield wasn't charged with a crime. He admitted his failure to disclose more than $42,000 in gifts, including at least $18,000 from a university president during a time he was helping the university with a grant. He accepted a rebuke by the Ethics Committee, apologized to his...

2008-07-29 09:00:53

MIAMI _ Travelers, be aware: Your full-blown image _ private parts and all _ could soon be visible to a security officer, on-screen, at an airport near you. A dozen airports nationwide have begun pilot-testing whole-body imaging machines, which reveal weapons and explosives concealed under layers of clothing. "It allows us to detect threat objects that are not metallic and that cannot be detected by metal detectors, and items that are sometimes missed even in a physical pat-down, in a...

2008-07-22 06:00:34

By Ina Paiva Cordle, The Miami Herald Jul. 22--Travelers, be aware: Your full-blown image -- private parts and all -- could soon be visible to a security officer, on-screen, at an airport near you. Miami International Airport is one of a dozen airports nationwide that have begun pilot-testing whole-body imaging machines, which reveal weapons and explosives concealed under layers of clothing. "It allows us to detect threat objects that are not metallic and that cannot be detected by...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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