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July 19, 2007
John Wayne Airport's new federal security director is Kathleen Roscher, the Transportation Security Administration announced this week. The airport's federal security director is in charge of about 300 administration employees and handles security for all flights coming into John Wayne Airport. Roscher has worked for 30 years in the aviation industry, and for the past three years she has been assistant federal security director at San Francisco International Airport. She replaces Skip Williams, who held the position at John Wayne since the administration was formed in 2002 but was recently promoted.
LOCAL
June 27, 2007
Expect to start seeing more advertising at John Wayne Airport, with the side benefit of less time waiting in security lines. John Wayne is one of six U.S. airports where the Transportation Security Administration recently approved new security checkpoint systems that officials said will save time. The system from Florida-based Security Point Media includes tables for travelers to get organized before and after passing through security, carts to move bins from one end of checkpoints to the other, and new plastic bins for travelers' belongings featuring ads on the bottom.
NEWS
February 21, 2002
Deepa Bharath JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT -- A new federal agency took over security arrangements at the airport Sunday, vowing to provide airports with a higher level of safety. The Transportation Security Administration will now be responsible for security in all of the nation's airports instead of the Federal Aviation Administration. It marks the smooth passing of a second deadline in the new airline security law passed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
NEWS
February 28, 2003
Deepa Bharath The airport's buildings and roadways will undergo tests to see what kind of damage bomb blasts could cause, airport officials said. The engineering report will not only look at the damage that certain types of explosives could cause, but also how such catastrophic structural damage can be kept to a minimum, said Justin McCusker, an airport spokesman. "It'll look at what steps the airport can take to bring down the risks," he said. "That includes checking the condition of the roof, the walls, the floor and glass."
LOCAL
September 10, 2008
Seven years ago terrorist attacks grounded flights and led to heightened security at airports nationwide. This year, though, the Transportation Security Administration says it will not increase staff at John Wayne Airport, according to TSA spokesman Dwayne Baird. “I don’t think people should be worried about traveling that day. It’s like any other day we’re working. We don’t see it as an extra security threat,” Baird said. At John Wayne Airport, there will be a series of four moments of silence, announced over the public address system, at the time of each of the attacks.
NEWS
February 7, 2002
Paul Clinton SANTA ANA -- Orange County supervisors added three additional canine units to John Wayne Airport Tuesday. The board chipped in $222,000 of airport money to match a federal gift of $120,000 to help pay for the additional patrol for one year. The grant money came from the Transportation Security Administration, the newly created federal agency that has been given oversight of a massive effort to button down airports after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | December 29, 2009
Travelers going through John Wayne Airport will not have to go through any additional security measures because of an alleged terrorist threat aboard an inbound international flight to Detroit that was foiled Christmas Day, airport officials said Monday. Because JWA handles domestic flights only, its security services are not clamping down with pat-down searches or other new measures for passengers flying in or out of the airport. “We have our regular heightened security for holiday time.
NEWS
April 29, 2014
Starting this week, airline passengers who want to breeze through security lines faster at airports nationwide can apply for the privilege at John Wayne Airport's new PreCheck enrollment center. The federal Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program lets qualified U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents use special security lanes that allow for lighter screening at more than 100 airports. Expedited security lets passengers through without taking off their shoes, light jacket or sweater, or belt.
NEWS
September 10, 2002
Paul Clinton A year after putting in place sweeping new security measures to guard against terrorist acts, airport managers are counting on the installation later this year of a $29-million explosives-detection system to scan 100% of all checked bags. Optimism is not as high, however, within the newly formed Transportation Security Administration, as officials there say they may have to back away from their original Dec. 31 deadline to install the new machines.
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NEWS
April 29, 2014
Starting this week, airline passengers who want to breeze through security lines faster at airports nationwide can apply for the privilege at John Wayne Airport's new PreCheck enrollment center. The federal Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program lets qualified U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents use special security lanes that allow for lighter screening at more than 100 airports. Expedited security lets passengers through without taking off their shoes, light jacket or sweater, or belt.
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NEWS
By James P. Gray | November 15, 2013
Our short series on classic American patriots continues with a focus on John Adams. Fortunately, with the fairly recent publication of David McCullough's book "John Adams" (Touchstone, 2001), this somewhat crusty but likable American is finally beginning to be recognized as the hero that he was. Tragically, unlike many naturalized citizens who lived under totalitarian regimes, most Americans who were born here take our freedoms for granted. But to the founding fathers like John Adams, freedom and liberty were what our country was all about.
LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | December 29, 2009
Travelers going through John Wayne Airport will not have to go through any additional security measures because of an alleged terrorist threat aboard an inbound international flight to Detroit that was foiled Christmas Day, airport officials said Monday. Because JWA handles domestic flights only, its security services are not clamping down with pat-down searches or other new measures for passengers flying in or out of the airport. “We have our regular heightened security for holiday time.
LOCAL
September 10, 2008
Seven years ago terrorist attacks grounded flights and led to heightened security at airports nationwide. This year, though, the Transportation Security Administration says it will not increase staff at John Wayne Airport, according to TSA spokesman Dwayne Baird. “I don’t think people should be worried about traveling that day. It’s like any other day we’re working. We don’t see it as an extra security threat,” Baird said. At John Wayne Airport, there will be a series of four moments of silence, announced over the public address system, at the time of each of the attacks.
LOCAL
July 19, 2007
John Wayne Airport's new federal security director is Kathleen Roscher, the Transportation Security Administration announced this week. The airport's federal security director is in charge of about 300 administration employees and handles security for all flights coming into John Wayne Airport. Roscher has worked for 30 years in the aviation industry, and for the past three years she has been assistant federal security director at San Francisco International Airport. She replaces Skip Williams, who held the position at John Wayne since the administration was formed in 2002 but was recently promoted.
LOCAL
June 27, 2007
Expect to start seeing more advertising at John Wayne Airport, with the side benefit of less time waiting in security lines. John Wayne is one of six U.S. airports where the Transportation Security Administration recently approved new security checkpoint systems that officials said will save time. The system from Florida-based Security Point Media includes tables for travelers to get organized before and after passing through security, carts to move bins from one end of checkpoints to the other, and new plastic bins for travelers' belongings featuring ads on the bottom.
NEWS
February 28, 2003
Deepa Bharath The airport's buildings and roadways will undergo tests to see what kind of damage bomb blasts could cause, airport officials said. The engineering report will not only look at the damage that certain types of explosives could cause, but also how such catastrophic structural damage can be kept to a minimum, said Justin McCusker, an airport spokesman. "It'll look at what steps the airport can take to bring down the risks," he said. "That includes checking the condition of the roof, the walls, the floor and glass."
NEWS
October 20, 2002
On Wednesday, John Wayne Airport began using federal baggage screeners to further protect passengers and departing flights. In December, the airport, like others nationwide, will introduce an explosives detection system that will further enhance security. Skip Williams serves as the airport's federal security director and works for the nation's Transportation Security Administration, which falls under the U.S. Department of Transportation. On Friday, City Editor James Meier met Williams at the airport to discuss the new screeners, as well as future changes that will benefit airline security.
NEWS
September 10, 2002
Paul Clinton A year after putting in place sweeping new security measures to guard against terrorist acts, airport managers are counting on the installation later this year of a $29-million explosives-detection system to scan 100% of all checked bags. Optimism is not as high, however, within the newly formed Transportation Security Administration, as officials there say they may have to back away from their original Dec. 31 deadline to install the new machines.
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