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October 15, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S. Coast Guard, the Navy and the Harbor Police will work together to tighten security and improve monitoring of maritime activity on San Diego Bay. The $3-million Joint Harbor Operations Center is slated to begin round-the-clock monitoring in January out of Coast Guard headquarters, where a response to everything from illegal fishing to terrorist threats would be coordinated.
September 26, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Berlin's Deutsche Oper canceled four planned November performances of Mozart's "Idomeneo" out of concern that the production's reference to world religions, including Islam, raises an "incalculable security risk." "To avoid endangering its audience and employees, the management has decided against repeating 'Idomeneo' in November 2006," the opera house said in a press release.
January 29, 2002 | Associated Press
The federal government agreed to send about 50 more security officers to the Salt Lake City Games, the top Olympic security officer said Monday night. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft agreed with local law enforcement officials that more security was needed in one undisclosed area outside the venues, said Robert Flowers, the commander of the Utah Olympic Public Safety Command. "We're talking about enhancing something that is already there, not creating something new," Flowers said.
August 12, 2005 | From Reuters
Admission prices to Italian museums and cultural sites may have to be raised to pay for new security measures. Culture Minister Rocco Buttiglione says Italy is evaluating the levels of risk to determine which sites need metal detectors, stepped-up electronic surveillance, an increase in personnel -- and possibly higher entrance fees. "I don't want to spare any expense on security measures," he said. "And if I don't get money from other sources, then I may have to raise prices of tickets."
March 19, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
City Councilwoman Jan Perry announced plans Thursday to improve safety at the Slauson Recreation Center, where a man was killed last week when someone fired into an afternoon soccer game. Perry vowed to improve lighting and install bulletproof glass around light fixtures, install video surveillance cameras, open a field office for police at the center and immediately remove graffiti. "This ruthless, systematic cycle of violence cannot and will not be tolerated," Perry said in a statement.
August 15, 1988
There's a name for the employees mentioned in the article. It's "throwaway employees." It's the same name used for union workers who go out on strike and are permanently replaced. Years of being a faithful employee don't count. Companies can hardly expect loyalty, high morale, or peak performance from employees who don't feel secure. SUZANNE SCHAFFER San Diego
June 14, 2002
The Bush administration's decision to make homeland security a Cabinet position, after months of denying that any changes were necessary, is a turn in the right direction. But as the slim 24-page draft issued by the administration last week indicates, the department is very much a work in progress.
October 2, 2001
Just how long can American unity, supported by grief and fear, anger and patriotism, persist? Only as long as we understand and respect that the well-being and safety of us all are dependent on the well-being and security of each of us. To recognize, at last, that airport security personnel require decent pay, adequate benefits and training, if we are to expect them to do their work competently, is to begin to recognize our national interdependence....
December 6, 2008 | Reuters
The Indian government acknowledged Friday that the militant attacks on Mumbai had exposed lapses in security, and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the strike originated on a neighbor's soil, a clear reference to Pakistan. The Congress Party-led ruling coalition is facing renewed criticism from the opposition, which accuses it of being weak on security after the three-day rampage by gunmen in India's financial capital last week.
This capital braced itself Saturday for the opening of the seven-nation economic summit conference with the largest security operation for VIPs ever mounted in the British capital. Foreign leaders began arriving Saturday along with about 1,000 staff members and 3,500 journalists who will report the three-day proceedings, beginning Monday, to the world. About 4,000 police personnel will be pressed into service.
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