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2008-07-24 09:00:50

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has cleared any impediments to further expansion of Registered Traveler (RT) business opportunities beyond the initial 20 airports. TSA determined that the current security threat assessment largely duplicates the watch list matching that is conducted on all travelers every time they fly. The other parts of the security threat assessment are not core elements in determining threats to aviation security and will no longer be...

2008-07-21 18:00:34

By Jeremy Herb, The Indianapolis Star Jul. 21--Passengers going through security at the new Indianapolis International Airport terminal will be greeted by a mural of flowers, blue-lit panels and ambient music. Families will be directed to separate lines, away from travelers in a rush. The experience will be nothing like the often chaotic, cramped, institutional-feeling checkpoints of old. It's all part of an effort to inject calm into the process of getting passengers to their...

2008-07-21 12:00:53

By John Gillie, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jul. 21--Anyone who has stood in an airport security line and heard a security officer bellow out instructions to the already harried multitude, can likely appreciate what Kip Hawley has in mind for the Transportation Security Administration. As administrator of the 50,000-employee agency, Hawley is implementing changes ranging from new uniforms to new technology to improve the effectiveness of the agency in detecting potential terrorists....

2008-07-17 15:00:45

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today launched crewPASS, a test program designed to evaluate expedited access to secure areas of airports for properly credentialed commercial flight deck crew members. The program is a mandate of the 9/11 bill and will be evaluated at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport and Columbia (S.C.) Metropolitan Airport. Eligible flight deck crew members will enter the secure area of these...

2008-07-17 09:00:52

Alvy Dodson, the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Federal Security Director (FSD) at Dallas Love Field Airport, has joined Chicago-based Priva Technologies, Inc. as Executive Vice President of Priva's Cleared Travel Corp. subsidiary to oversee deployment of its Cleared(R) authentication technology at major airports, Jeff Minushkin, the company's Chairman and CEO announced today. The company says its Cleared technology validates credentials of airport employees through the...

2008-07-17 06:00:33

By Thomas Frank WASHINGTON -- Air travelers may soon be spared the annoyance of airline pilots cutting in front of them at security checkpoints. The Transportation Security Administration today begins testing a new program that lets pilots go to a separate checkpoint where a screener checks ID cards but does no physical search. "It will definitely be a benefit to passengers not having to see someone cut in line," said Capt. John Prater, president of the Air Line Pilots Association....

2008-07-15 12:00:42

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced expanded deployment that will bring Advanced Technology X-ray (AT) and Passenger Imaging to 21 of the nation's busiest airports by the end of 2008. TSA also plans to purchase and deploy approximately 300 additional AT X-rays and 80 Passenger Imagers, bringing the total to 900 AT and 120 Passenger Imaging units nationwide in 2009. "This major step up in technology coupled with our enhanced security training for our officers will...

2008-07-08 09:00:45

By Jacob Schneider, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 8--TAMPA -- TAMPA -- Bob Clark flies nearly 200 times a year, so you might expect that he has airport security figured out. But even he sometimes gets frustrated when facing ever-more-stringent checkpoint requirements. "There are even times that the rules change on what seems like a daily basis," said the Sarasota-based FedEx pilot, who said he sometimes struggles not to get visibly upset. Clark might find solace in the new products of two...

2008-06-24 06:02:41

By Thomas Frank WASHINGTON -- Screeners at the nation's airport checkpoints don't take tips. But they will definitely keep the change. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has collected -- and kept -- more than $1 million in the past three years from airline passengers who forget coins at checkpoints. Passengers must take change out of their pockets and drop it in plastic bins that go through X-ray machines, but tens of thousands of people each year forget to reclaim it....

2008-06-24 02:29:59

Delta Air Lines has teamed up with Verified Identity Pass of New York City to provide quicker lines for passengers, the airline announced. For a $128 fee, passengers will be able join the shorter security checkpoint lines offered through the Registered Traveler program, which is operated by the Transportation Security Administration, USA Today reported Monday. The 125,000 people enrolled in the program have signed up at airports or through foreign airlines, the newspaper reported. Delta...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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