More Airports to Get More Security
Jun. 29, 2002
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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Pressing for improved airline security, the Bush administration says it will begin overhauling more than 130 airports next month.
The Transportation Security Administration, which announced the work Friday, is also beginning to replace private employees with federal screeners at airports.
Federal employees are already screening passengers at:
Federal screeners will be hired at eight more airports next week:
Passenger checkpoints will be redesigned at the following airports:
_Juneau, Nome, Unalaska-Dutch Harbor, Wiley Post/Will Rogers and Wrangell, Alaska
_Birmingham and Northwest Alabama
_Little Rock, Ark.
_Laughlin-Bullhead City, Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.
_Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena, Orange County, Long Beach, Ontario, Redding, Sacramento and San Diego, Calif.
_Colorado Springs, Colo.
_Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Jacksonville, Miami, Sarasota-Bradenton, Southwest Florida, St. Petersburg-Clearwater and West Palm Beach, Fla.
_Bush Field, Ga.
_Honolulu, Kahului and Kona, Hawaii
_Des Moines, Iowa
_Chicago Midway, Peoria and Rock Island, Ill.
_Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, Ind.
_New Orleans and Shreveport, La.
_Salisbury-Wicomico County, Md.
_Cherry Capital, Detroit and Gogebic County, Mich.
_Forney Army Airfield, Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo.
_Billings and Glacier Park, Mont.
_Hickory and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
_Eppley Airfield, Kearney and Lincoln, Neb.
_Newark and Trenton-Mercer, N.J.
_Albuquerque and Roswell, N.M.
_Las Vegas and Reno-Tahoe, Nev.
_New York Kennedy, Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y.
_Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio
_Tulsa and Will Rogers, Okla.
_Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Venango, Pa.
_T.F. Green, R.I.
_Luis Munoz, Puerto Rico
_Joe Foss Field, S.D.
_Mckellar-Sipes and Memphis, Tenn.
_Austin-Bergstrom, Corpus Christi, Dallas Love, El Paso, Houston, Gregg County, Midland, San Antonio and Hobby, Texas
_Salt Lake City and Vernal-Uintah County, Utah
_Charlottesville-Abermarle, Reagan National, Washington Dulles and Roanoke, Va.
_Dane County and General Mitchell, Wis.
At other airports, plans will be developed for installing equipment to inspect checked baggage for explosives:
_Anchorage, Bethel, Deadhorse, Dillingham, Gustavus, King Salmon, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith, Sitka and Yakutat, Alaska
_Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif.
_Orlando and Tampa, Fla.
_New York LaGuardia
_Port Columbus, Ohio
_Seattle-Tacoma and Spokane, Wash.
On the Net:
Transportation Security Administration: http://www.tsa.dot.gov