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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 50

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1999 7A A.I THE PALM BEACH POST NATO commander say Serbian troublemakers-1 Miami airport bolsters security program scrutiny after drug busts not tolerated in Kosovo At and leave restricted areas. Employees will be required to carry see-through bags that will also be subject to search. Workers also will have to log in and out and will not have access to restricted areas when they're off duty. Penelas said the airport already exceeds federal security mandates by conducting criminal background checks for airport employees. The new plan includes expanded background checks for employees seeking unescorted access to the airport's secure areas. Seven checkpoints guarded by airport security and police will include X-ray machines and metal detectors by the end of the year, county officials said. The Associated Press PRISTINA, Yugoslavia NATO's top commander in Europe, reacting to reports of Serbian attempts to disrupt the peace in Kosovo, warned Monday he wouldn't tolerate a return of Serb forces to the province. "I'm increasingly concerned by the evidence that we see of organized Serb efforts to cause a little bit of disruption here and there and to bring increasing pressure on this fragile community," Gen. Wesley Clark told re- Employees under closer 77k Associated Press MIAMI Miami International Airport employees faced new security measures Monday, aimed at stopping a crime wave that came to light when federal agencies busted two drug smuggling rings. ' Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas said Monday it is his goal to make the airport a model of security. "In effect, we will treat airport employees as we treat the flying public," Penelas said. Lauren Stover, associate director of public affairs for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, said the security program WED. SEPT. v: 1 1 aft porters. :ff;pti Clark cited the discoverof -at Serbian military police identified tion card on one of three Serbs shot to death by Russian peace? keepers who tried to stop thepi; from beating an ethnic Albanian? Another of the men was wearing1, a paramilitary uniform, he saic ij "We can't permit this," CJarfc, said. "The reentry of Serb forces is expressly prohibited ," and therefore it would be a violation of , the military technical agreement and the U.N. Security Council resolution." His comments appeirJ meant in part to counterbalance, an increasing barrage of criticism from Yugoslav President .SJo bodan Milosevic and his aides'of the peace- DAY IS TUES. SEPT. 14 "N "N""""! f f f I goes far beyond what most airports do. The measures went into effect at noon Monday. "It's an innovative, aggressive security program that is unique to any airport in the country," Stover said. 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