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Advanced Face Recognition Ups Airport Security


The ever-tightening search for and exposure of potential terrorists attempting to board commercial flights continues. Now being tested in several major U.S. airports, Biometric Exit is one way to automatically photo and store faces and personal info in instant-access electronic files.

The system will scan faces of all passengers who go through check-in lines. It will quickly ID those who require further scrutiny. Immediate action by security guards will be able to prevent sabotage or other danger to departing aircraft.

Senior Traveler: Top 10 Free Places to Enjoy Doing Absolutely Nothing PDF Print E-mail
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Old West Still Happening in Tucson AZ PDF Print E-mail
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Should I Take My Tux on a Singles Cruise? PDF Print E-mail

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Q: I’m going on my first cruise since my wife passed away five years ago. We sailed together at least once a year through the 80s and 90s. This will be a senior singles cruise and I’m a bit confused. I’ve been told that passengers can wear anything they want, and it isn’t necessary to dress up. When my wife and I cruised, we always took good clothing, and on at least one night, we wore formal clothing. Just to satisfy myself, should I take my tux on this upcoming cruise?

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Senior Memories: See This Year's Yankee Pre-Season Games at 1923 Tickets Prices PDF Print E-mail

Are you a fan of vintage baseball, a New York resident or will be visiting the Big Apple on April 3 and 4? If so, you may want to be in the stands of the new Yankee Stadium and relive a bit of history. There will be two pre-season games between the Yankees and the Chicago Cubs on those days. Team owners are charging the same prices for tickets as they did for the 1923 season Major League opener on April 18 of that vintage year. A limited number of bleacher tickets will be sold for 25 cents and grandstand seats will be $1.10.

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Senior Destination: See Another Philly - Places Where Movies Were Made PDF Print E-mail

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In publicity photos several years ago for the movie, "Annapolis", the midshipmen were all sharply lined up in front of an imposing building that resembled the Parthenon. Hmmm. In my Navy career I visited the Naval Academy many times and knew there was no such building there. Then it hit me. How could I not recognize Founder's Hall in Girard College? The school for fatherless boys in Philly had been my home from age six to 17, and I spent lots of time near or in the imposing building. The movie’s producers decided that filming at Girard in Philly was more convenient and cheaper than doing it at the real Naval Academy in Maryland.

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