Tri-Cities Airport begins shoe check

From Staff Reports

   Holiday travelers already coping with long lines and strict security rules now face even tighter security. The tighter security comes after a man walked onto an American Airlines jetliner with explosives in his shoes on Saturday.
   The Federal Aviation Administration is calling for passengers to be selected at random for thorough screening. This includes physical inspection of shoes and/or placing shoes on the security scanner at the security checkpoint.
   "We regret any inconvenience the security procedures may cause and hope that passengers understand the necessity for these actions," said TCRA Executive Director John Hanlin.
   "In light of current events, procedures must be in place to make air travel as safe and secure as possible."