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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Monday, July 16, 2007

No it wasn't gunpowder

Why a concourse at Miami airport was closed this morning.

Concourse F was closed about 6 a.m. after a passenger tried to check a bag containing the ashes of a loved one. The luggage turned some heads while passing through a machine designed to check for explosives, Transportation Security Administration officials said. ''Our officers are highly trained to look for what we call IEDs, or improvised explosive devices,'' said Sari Koshetz, a TSA spokeswoman. ``A combination of items in the bag looked suspicious.''

The items, Koshetz said, included ashes in a box.

Hundreds were evacuated from the airport as a bomb squad raced to the scene.

The contents of the luggage turned out to be harmless, Koshetz said.
As I so frequently say- You got to love Florida.

Hat tip- Rick at SOTP
Linked to- Dumb Ox, Leaning Straight Up, Morewhat, Third World County,

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