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Three Years after 9/11, NYC Moves On; Pricetag for Security at LAX Soars; Secret Service Cracks Down on Hecklers

Sep 10, 20042 mins
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Three Years after 9/11, NYC Moves On

With the third anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks coming tomorrow, the Boston Globe looks at how some who lost loved ones in New York City are moving on. Charlene Fiore, 48, whose husband, a firefighter, was killed in the attacks has remarried. Others have not found as much peace. A study by Dr. Sandro Galea, associate director of the Center for Urban Epidemiological Studies at New York Academy of Medicne has found that 2 or 3 percent of New Yorkers are not doing well. Not suprising, he says, but still significant because that figure represents thousands of people. “There are going to be people in the health system suffering from the effects of Sept. 11 for a long time,” Galea says.

For more details, read the full article in the Boston Globe.

Pricetag for Security at LAX Soars

Cost estimates for major security overhauls at Los Angeles International Airport are taking longer than expected and expected to cost $132 million more than first estimated. According to a story in the Los Angeles Times, one of the most ambitious projects calls for the addition of truck-sized explosives-detection machines to baggage systems. The estimates on that project alone are off by $110 million. Other upgrades include fortifying eight miles of fencing and adding 1,200 closed-circuit television cameras. Officials blame federal security requirements and red tape for project delays and rising cost estimates. Said Kim Day, interim executive director of the city’s airport agency, “We are designing projects while technology is evolving and [Transportation Security Administration] procedures are evolving. It’s like we’re running after a pickup truck and trying to hop in.”

For more details, read the full article in the Los Angeles Times/b>.

Secret Service Cracks Down on Hecklers

Seven AIDS activists were arrested and detained by the Secret Service after causing a disruption at a campaign appearance by President Bush yesterday near Philadelphia. According to a report by The New York Times, the Secret Service typically leaves such duties to the host committee or local enforcement officers. But in this instance, said the Times/i>, Secret Service officers supervised the arrests and detiontion of the hecklers and then prevented the press from approaching the hecklers.

For more details, read the full article in The New York Times.