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June 18, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With their tough metal exterior and high-strength security bars, the subway turnstiles that Cubic Corp. has designed for New York City's least-savory subway stations don't look very user-friendly. The stark design of the state-of-the-art, computer-driven gates is in keeping with a mission: stopping wily "fare beaters" who limbo under, vault over or squeeze through the system's existing turnstiles, cheating the Big Apple's transit system out of an estimated $70 million each year.
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October 11, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
After four days on high alert, New York City police announced that they were scaling back a subway security crackdown prompted by a report of a terrorist plot to blow up trains. City officials said they were still investigating claims by a federal intelligence agency informant that operatives in Iraq had hatched a plot to attack the subways using baby strollers packed with remote-controlled explosives.
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October 11, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
After four days on high alert, New York City police announced that they were scaling back a subway security crackdown prompted by a report of a terrorist plot to blow up trains. City officials said they were still investigating claims by a federal intelligence agency informant that operatives in Iraq had hatched a plot to attack the subways using baby strollers packed with remote-controlled explosives.
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October 7, 2005 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
City officials Thursday increased security in New York's subways, citing what they called a credible terrorist threat against the nation's largest mass transit system. But authorities with the Department of Homeland Security in Washington downplayed the seriousness of the threat, saying it was of doubtful credibility. "We have never before had such a specific threat to our subway system," Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said during an afternoon news conference.
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October 7, 2005 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
City officials Thursday increased security in New York's subways, citing what they called a credible terrorist threat against the nation's largest mass transit system. But authorities with the Department of Homeland Security in Washington downplayed the seriousness of the threat, saying it was of doubtful credibility. "We have never before had such a specific threat to our subway system," Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said during an afternoon news conference.
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May 20, 1996 | JENNIFER WEEKS, Jennifer Weeks is director of the Arms Control and International Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington
Anyone who does a modest amount of channel-surfing these days can't help but notice that there are more "Star Wars" reruns on C-SPAN than on HBO. This week, congressional Republicans will try for the third time in less than two years to enact legislation that mandates swift deployment of a national ballistic missile defense system.
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September 14, 2001 | EDMUND SANDERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reagan National Airport, where incoming passengers are treated to impressive views of the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol, will remain closed indefinitely because of concerns over the facility's proximity to downtown Washington, officials said Thursday. Although the Federal Aviation Administration began allowing most other U.S. airports to resume flights, the agency decided that Reagan National--just three miles from the White House--presented too great a risk of terrorist attacks.
BUSINESS
June 18, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With their tough metal exterior and high-strength security bars, the subway turnstiles that Cubic Corp. has designed for New York City's least-savory subway stations don't look very user-friendly. The stark design of the state-of-the-art, computer-driven gates is in keeping with a mission: stopping wily "fare beaters" who limbo under, vault over or squeeze through the system's existing turnstiles, cheating the Big Apple's transit system out of an estimated $70 million each year.
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