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+ - 84-year-old claims TSA strip-search

Submitted by mrquagmire
mrquagmire (2326560) writes "NEW YORK — An 84-year-old Long Island grandmother says she was injured and humiliated during a strip search at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

However, TSA said no strip search of Zimmerman was conducted.

Lenore Zimmerman of Long Beach, L.I., said she was on her way to a flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when she was whisked into a private room by security who removed her clothes.

Zimmerman, who is 4'11", told the New York Daily News she is hunched over, walks with a walker, weighs 110 pounds and is going to be 85 years old in July. "Do I look like a terrorist?" she asked."

Comment: Re:How about... (Score 1) 2247

by alwsn (#37778798) Attached to: Ron Paul Suggests Axing 5 U.S. Federal Departments (and Budgets)
The text from his actual plan, cut to highlight some of the bits left out by the summary / article.

Cuts $1 trillion in spending during the first year of Ron Paul’s presidency... abolishing the Transportation Security Administration..., abolishing corporate subsidies, stopping foreign aid, ending foreign wars, and returning most other spending to 2006 levels.


Objections Over Antibiotic Approved for Use in Cattle 253

Posted by Zonk
from the that's-a-human-drug-right-there dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The Washington post reports that the FDA is expected to approve the marketing of the new antibiotic called Cefquinome for use in cattle. This is over objections of the American medical association, the FDA advisory board and the World Health Organization. Cefquinome is from a class of highly potent 'last line of defense' antibiotics for several serious human infections. It is feared that large scale use in cattle will allow bacteria to develop a resistance to these drugs. This news follows complaints from the FDA that it is no longer getting the funds needed to do the research required for the desired level of food safety."

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (9) Dammit, little-endian systems *are* more consistent!