Back in the good "Old Age," we enjoyed home delivery of our beloved Detroit News and /or Detroit Free Press newspapers. That, regrettably, is no longer the case. If we want it we must pick up copies at the dwindling news stand suppliers. Today, I managed to get the last copy before the local IHOP (International House of Pancakes) in my law practice neighborhood. It was the dual ugly headline that caught my eye. The headline convergences may have been accidental, or it may have been from a page arranging employee who wished to send a broader message. These were the side by side headlines that proved to be for two separate stories:
"The Transportation Security Administration wants to know more about who's boarding commercial flights in the United States."Beginning Saturday [August 15], the federal agency will begin collecting additional data from airline passengers at booking time, including [not limited to?] full name, date of birth and gender."That data must match whatever is on the form of government-issued identification . . ."The new requirement will affect all airline bookings made beginning Aug. 15 and is just the first phase of a larger program called Secure Flight.""That program's goal is to vet 100 percent of airline passengers through the TSA's watch lists by next year . . ."