April 18, 2003
Re "City Gives Staples Center New Terms for Repaying Subsidies," April 12: The L.A. City Council does not feel it needs security from Philip Anschutz and Ed Roski for their $70-million debt. The council is probably right. They probably won't default. I probably won't default on my home loan either. But the bank still insists on security for my loan. Where public funds are concerned, the need for security should be even greater. Howard L. Ekerling Studio City
January 18, 2007 |
Russia stepped up security in major cities, deploying thousands of extra police a day after officials warned of a possible terrorist threat against public transportation. In Moscow, officials ordered cellphone service shut off in the subway system. The measure appeared to be an effort to avert the possibility of explosives being detonated by the phones.
April 3, 2005 |
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accepted the resignation of a top security chief Saturday and ordered hundreds of senior security officers to retire in a bid to reform his forces and halt violence, an official said. Abbas, who took office Jan. 15 after the death last year of longtime Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, has been under pressure from Israel and Washington to impose law and order in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
August 27, 2003 |
Southern African leaders ended a regional summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with a new mutual security pact that will permit member states to intervene in internal conflicts in other states to prevent them from destabilizing other countries. Officials of the 14-member Southern African Development Community said they hoped the pact would prevent civil wars in the region.
February 9, 2008 |
Egypt boosted security along its border with the Gaza Strip after Hamas allegedly threatened to kidnap Egyptian troops if Palestinian militants arrested in the Sinai are not released, a security official said. Snipers were deployed on rooftops on the Egyptian side of Rafah, a town divided by the border. Egyptian forces were told to move only in armed groups of at least three, the official said. The official said Hamas warned that it would abduct security personnel if Egypt did not release 15 members of the Islamic group arrested last week in the Sinai desert bordering Gaza.
April 12, 2007 |
Buddhist villagers in southern Thailand, outraged over the inadequate security in the area, confronted the army chief with the charred body of a woman killed by Muslim insurgents. The demonstration was the latest sign of fraying tempers among Buddhists in the deep south, the only place dominated by Muslims in overwhelmingly Buddhist Thailand. A Muslim insurgency in the south has claimed more than 2,000 lives in the last three years.
January 23, 2004 |
Israel unveiled a security system designed to keep suicide bombers off buses. The key element of the system is a simple turnstile that the driver can lock if anyone arouses suspicion while boarding. A more sophisticated version includes electronic sensors to detect explosives up to 3 feet away, setting off an alarm near the driver. A bomber could still detonate explosives outside the bus, but fewer casualties would probably result.
February 25, 2004 |
Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, described security preparations for the Summer Games as "unprecedented" Tuesday, adding remarks intended to offer assurance that the Athens Games will be safe. "Everything that is humanly possible has been done," he said. "It is not an easy task to organize an Olympic Games," Rogge added in a speech opening a meeting of the Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1996 |
County Chief Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier wants to study the possibility of using a private company rather than the marshal's office to install and operate an airport-style security system for the Central Courthouse in Santa Ana. The Board of Supervisors will take up her request at its meeting today. Court officials have long pushed for the security system, which they said is needed to detect weapons brought into the courthouse.