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TRAVEL
February 24, 1991
I feel I should comment on the letter to the editor from Michael E. Tscheekar (Jan. 6) pointing out that alcoholic beverages brought into the country on common carrier are only subject to federal regulation. His contention is correct, as far as it goes. But Customs enforces state as well as federal alcoholic beverage control laws. In California, where a vast majority of people entering the country are at land border ports and not traveling by common carrier, the state law applies.
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TRAVEL
September 1, 2002
Returning from our first trip abroad after a 14-hour flight, we did not happily anticipate entering Customs in Los Angeles International Airport, but we were greeted with courtesy, patience and a huge effort to see that we understood their procedure with baggage. Customs and security people in the airport deserve a pat on the back for the way they deal with weary passengers. JEAN PORTER NIELSEN Palm Desert
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