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World-class Boomerang Thrower Arrested At Airport

Tue Jul 02, 2002 6:13 pm




Boomerang thrower faces criminal charge after dispute with airport security
Mon Jul 1, 6:08 PM ET

WINDSOR LOCKS, Connecticut - A world-class competitive boomerang thrower faces a criminal charge after trying to bring boomerangs through a security checkpoint at Bradley International Airport.


Betsylew Ross Miale-Gix, 43, of Brier, Washington, was arrested Sunday after arguing with a security screener at the airport, state police said.

The screener noticed the boomerangs inside Miale-Gix's carryon luggage and told her the items would have to be checked, state police said.

Miale-Gix became irate, began cursing, and then grabbed her bags from the screener, state police said. She continued to curse and use obscenities as she left the screening area, state police said.

She was arrested on a breach of peace charge, and released after posting a dlrs 500 bond.

"I tried to help him understand that they were delicate and they were breakable," she told The Associated Press Monday.

Miale-Gix is an attorney and a two-time member of the U.S. Boomerang Team. She is secretary of the U.S. Boomerang Association, and she formerly held the world record for Australian round, a top boomerang event.

Boomerangs are not specifically prohibited by the Transportation Security Administration. But any item deemed to present a threat may be prohibited from an aircraft cabin, according to the administration.

"A girl walked by us on the plane with two tennis rackets," Miale-Gix said. "A tennis racket is much more dangerous on that plane than any of our boomerangs can ever be."

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020701/ap_wo_en_po/us_airport_security_boomerang_3
 
Kriske
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RE: World-class Boomerang Thrower Arrested At Airp

Tue Jul 02, 2002 8:25 pm

Maybe it was a security agent with brains  Big grin
Aboriginals used them for hunting .
Only these boomerangs where really heavy wooden ones , not the small plastic ones they use in competitions
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L-188
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RE: World-class Boomerang Thrower Arrested At Airport

Tue Jul 02, 2002 8:45 pm

They must not actually be banned.

So they made up a disturbing the peace charge it looks like.

Pretty sad of the police department.

I for one am still not flying airlines because of the Nazi's they are putting in charge over there.
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jfktowerfan
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RE: World-class Boomerang Thrower Arrested At Airport

Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:50 pm

Pretty sad of the police department.

I for one am still not flying airlines because of the Nazi's they are putting in charge over there.

L-188 it is so sad to see how soon we forget. Yes it is a big hassle to get through these long lines, but do not ever forget why we have to do this. If a screener wants to look through your bag you had better open it up. It also says in the article:Miale-Gix became irate, began cursing, and then grabbed her bags from the screener, state police said. She continued to curse and use obscenities as she left the screening area, state police said. If she was yelling/screaming/cursing she deserves to get arrested. By now it is no secret to anyone what is going with airport security therefore people need to start showing up to the airport earlier(at least 2 hours) and be prepared to stand in line and be prepared to have your belongings searched! I am all for it because I want to make it to my destination....And if I am a little late...Oh well.
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L-188
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RE: World-class Boomerang Thrower Arrested At Airport

Tue Jul 02, 2002 10:00 pm

Forget what??? There is nothing to forget.

What we have fogotten is when flying was fun, and adventure.

It is sad to see so many americans willing to be raped by the TSA.

Those who are willing to give up a little freedom don't deserve any.

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jfktowerfan
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RE: World-class Boomerang Thrower Arrested At Airport

Tue Jul 02, 2002 10:07 pm

The flying part is still fun, but we have to learn to deal with the delays getting up to the flying. And it is people like Betsylew Ross Miale-Gix who are just going to make the process harder.
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L-188
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RE: World-class Boomerang Thrower Arrested At Airport

Tue Jul 02, 2002 10:10 pm

See there is where you are wrong....

It is these scared politicians who enact laws like the one that created the TSA that are causing the problems.

Of course the idiot voters who elect them aren't helping either.



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RE: World-class Boomerang Thrower Arrested At Airport

Wed Jul 03, 2002 2:14 am

L-188,

Go to http://www.klydemorris.com/default.html and scroll through the cartoons. You'll find some satirical ones on airport security, that I wouldn't be surprised if they result in ole Wes's face being up at all security check points with "Wanted - Dead or Alive, Preferably Dead" signs.
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RE: World-class Boomerang Thrower Arrested At Airport

Wed Jul 03, 2002 2:23 am

It looks like her bad behavior boomeranged on her.  Big grin
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brons2
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RE: World-class Boomerang Thrower Arrested At Airp

Wed Jul 03, 2002 4:48 am

L-188,

If that woman hadn't had been such a loudmouth it wouldn't have happened! She could have merely checked them as suggested and been on her way. She's her own worst enemy.
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RE: World-class Boomerang Thrower Arrested At Airport

Wed Jul 03, 2002 5:05 am

Police are overreacting. Her boomerangs are no more dangerous than shoes, those tennis rackets, or a book. I mean come on...

Although I am sure her lawyer instincts and loud mouth got her into trouble too.
 
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RE: World-class Boomerang Thrower Arrested At Airport

Wed Jul 03, 2002 9:31 am

The best thing (and the hardest) is to just shut up and take it until the FEDS take over. Maybe then things will get better.
 
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RE: World-class Boomerang Thrower Arrested At Airp

Wed Jul 03, 2002 9:59 am

If that woman hadn't had been such a loudmouth ....

So being a loudmouth is no longer allowed?

Security should not be making up rules as they see fit. We should be governed by laws, not people.

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RE: World-class Boomerang Thrower Arrested At Airport

Wed Jul 03, 2002 2:57 pm

Heard her on radio show last nite in Boston...only cursing she said occurred was calling a CT state trooper an A**hole...and that was not directly at him...just overheard...and she stated that screener had NO problems with the b-rangs..it was the trooper nearby who did...they ended up the next day putting them into ice-chests (for protection) bought at K-mart and checking them...also, the troopers stationed at airports tend to be the bottom-of-barrel according to most callers to show...
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