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by tpk
Sun Feb 16, 2003 8:23 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo Upload Page
Replies: 3
Views: 719

RE: Photo Upload Page

I hadn't uploaded anything since installing Norton Personal Firewall a couple of weeks ago. When I disabled it just now, everthing was ok. Funny, for some reason, it was only preventing that one section from working properly.

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by tpk
Sun Feb 16, 2003 8:10 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo Upload Page
Replies: 3
Views: 719

RE: Photo Upload Page

Matt,

Thanks for letting me know. I had a feeling it might just be me.

Tim

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by tpk
Sun Feb 16, 2003 5:12 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo Upload Page
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Photo Upload Page

Have any of you noticed that there's something wrong with the "Manufacturer" section of the Photo Upload page? When I go there I don't see the usual pull-down menus, only the manual entry fields at the right. I was just wondering if this was something that was only happening to me or if it was a lar...

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by tpk
Sat Feb 15, 2003 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Viewing Deck To Be Permanently Closed
Replies: 49
Views: 6902

RE: LHR Viewing Deck To Be Permanently Closed

I think it is important to note that while Bush is unfortunately speaking for all Americans in the world arena, there are plenty of people in the US who don't want this war either. I wonder if those who do support the war would still be in favor of it if they had ever been forced to live through a w...

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by tpk
Mon Feb 10, 2003 7:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Flat Panel Monitors
Replies: 8
Views: 1587

RE: Flat Panel Monitors

To upgrade from my 1998 desktop, I purchased a laptop this past November. I've been really happy with it, but found that for photo editing, I still need to use a CRT for all of the reasons you described (color, sharpness, etc.). I recently invested in a ViewSonic 19 inch flat-screen (not <acronym ti...

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by tpk
Fri Jan 17, 2003 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pinal Airpark Tours
Replies: 11
Views: 20037

RE: Pinal Airpark Tours

Scottsdale is pretty big, but my guess would be about 2 hours or so to get there. I'm not sure if you'd be interested, but I believe that Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson has a lot of old military aircraft and I think they offer tours. I'm not too in to military aviation, but if you are, it mi...

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by tpk
Thu Jan 16, 2003 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pinal Airpark Tours
Replies: 11
Views: 20037

RE: Pinal Airpark Tours

I'm pretty sure that they don't offer tours, but it is a public airport, so you can fly in if you are a pilot or hire someone to take you there that way. I've never tried it, so I don't know how they would receive you, but I have a feeling that they might "discourage" you from lingering around the s...

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by tpk
Fri Jan 10, 2003 3:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Trip To LAX Coming Up-Any Good Photo Spots?
Replies: 32
Views: 8082

RE: Trip To LAX Coming Up-Any Good Photo Spots?

Hey Tony, A couple of us are meeting on Saturday morning. It would be great to see you there. Imperial Hill is directly south of the airport. I'm not from LA, but here is my best guess at the directions from San Diego: From the 405 take the 105 West. Then take the Imperial Highway exit and go west o...

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by tpk
Fri Jan 03, 2003 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 744s In Strange Places
Replies: 6
Views: 2077

RE: UA 744s In Strange Places

Yeah, the UA 744 was here for the Fiesta Bowl. The past three days have brought the most interesting traffic to PHX that I've seen since I moved here in May: UA 744s, NW 742s/DC-10, TZL1011s as well as 722s from Planet Airways, a DC-10 from Omni Air, a Sun Country 738 ex Transavia with part of the l...

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by tpk
Thu Jan 02, 2003 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wide Bodies To Lax
Replies: 14
Views: 2097

RE: Wide Bodies To Lax

CO also has a 764 flight (to HNL I think).

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by tpk
Thu Jan 02, 2003 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Screeners To Federal: Bad Choice
Replies: 92
Views: 10969

RE: Private Screeners To Federal: Bad Choice

I agree with B757300. Keep the military as far away from the airports as possible.

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by tpk
Wed Jan 01, 2003 8:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Invitation: PHX Photography - Charters, Charters!
Replies: 1
Views: 2061

RE: Invitation: PHX Photography - Charters, Charters!

I think Sat 1/4 might be a big day too. It would be great to meet some of the local PHX photographers and anyone else in town if you get a chance to stop by. If Rwy 7 & 8 are being used, I'll probably be on the 3rd floor of the T3 garage and if 25 & 26 are in use, I'll be there in the morning and at...

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by tpk
Wed Dec 25, 2002 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Know Where HP Flies The Crj-700 To?
Replies: 25
Views: 3266

RE: Anyone Know Where HP Flies The Crj-700 To?

When I first saw the "Operated by Freedom Airlines" on the planes back in October, I looked up Freedom on the Internet and found the article linked below. Although it goes into a little more detail than is probably required for this board, it does a good job of explaining what Freedom Airlines is an...

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by tpk
Wed Dec 25, 2002 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Know Where HP Flies The Crj-700 To?
Replies: 25
Views: 3266

RE: Anyone Know Where HP Flies The Crj-700 To?

"Also, does anyone the config of these -700 mini-jets? Is first-class being implemented on these?"

The configuration of Freedom's CRJ-700s is 6 first, 58 coach.

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by tpk
Sun Dec 22, 2002 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Latest To Shut Down Viewing Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 3648

RE: IAH Latest To Shut Down Viewing Areas

I think many of us have a lot of pent up anger, concerns, and confused feelings over what has happened over the past year and a half. I know it all too well as I was at Ground Zero on 9/11. I think the important thing is to stick together in our love for aviation and hopefully when all of the dust s...

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by tpk
Sun Dec 22, 2002 1:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Paranoia Comes To IAH.....
Replies: 36
Views: 3366

RE: Paranoia Comes To IAH.....

Interesting (and not quite so friendly) parallel discussion going on in the Civil Aviation forum...

https://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/989524/

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by tpk
Sun Dec 22, 2002 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Latest To Shut Down Viewing Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 3648

RE: IAH Latest To Shut Down Viewing Areas

Just another example of the US's ongoing knee-jerk reactive approach to aviation security - always responding to the last "never-thought-it-could-happen" event instead of taking a pro-active stance on preparing for the next.

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by tpk
Sat Dec 21, 2002 9:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Need Your Help Regarding FLL Viewing Area
Replies: 77
Views: 5434

RE: Need Your Help Regarding FLL Viewing Area

"Were I to sit quietly in the park for a period of days, I could easily obtain specific information concerning which aircraft arrive and depart when"

I could do that without sitting there. It's called reading a timetable.

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by tpk
Thu Dec 19, 2002 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Say Goodbye To Observation At ROC.
Replies: 19
Views: 2263

RE: Say Goodbye To Observation At ROC.

Why not just position a screener at everyone's front door. That would really make sure every area is secure.

Better yet, don't let anyone leave their houses.

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by tpk
Mon Dec 09, 2002 7:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New England Airports!
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

RE: New England Airports!

Sorry, Vasco. I mis-read your post. I didn't see that you said around Logan (probably Castle Island, Winthrop, etc.). As you can see I have a little pent up anger about the fact that Logan was unfairly blamed for the attacks and that photographers and aircraft enthusiasts are no longer welcome there...

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by tpk
Mon Dec 09, 2002 7:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New England Airports!
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

RE: New England Airports!

I think some people would beg to differ about not being bothered at Logan. Sounds to me like it's become a police state (unless you "know" someone).

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by tpk
Tue Nov 26, 2002 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Is The "Boneyard"?
Replies: 15
Views: 4828

RE: Where Is The "Boneyard"?

I'm pretty sure there's also one at Goodyear airport west of Phoenix. Like Marana, you can actually see the planes from I-10.

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by tpk
Thu Oct 24, 2002 8:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Things To Do At Newark?
Replies: 13
Views: 3525

RE: Things To Do At Newark?

I can understand the way you feel. Sometimes I spend more time worrying about who is going to bother me and when someone is going to try to tell me that photography is illegal than I do focusing on which aircraft to photograph. Growing up I used to spend hours taking photos at Newark and Logan in Bo...

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by tpk
Thu Oct 24, 2002 6:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Things To Do At Newark?
Replies: 13
Views: 3525

RE: Things To Do At Newark?

I've never had a problem photographing from inside the terminal - even post 9/11. When I was there last February, I called the Port Authority police ahead of time to tell them what I was doing. I can't say they were the most helpful - basically what they said is that they know that aircraft photogra...

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by tpk
Sat Oct 19, 2002 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Qantas Flew JFK Long Time Ago?
Replies: 11
Views: 1820

RE: Did Qantas Flew JFK Long Time Ago?

I agree, it's a great photo - especially with the old TWA terminal in the background. The fact that it's a night photo with a wet ramp makes it even better!!!

Take care.

Tim

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by tpk
Sat Oct 19, 2002 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Qantas Flew JFK Long Time Ago?
Replies: 11
Views: 1820

RE: Did Qantas Flew JFK Long Time Ago?

Judging by the new control tower in the background, it has to be a relatively recent photo.

I think that may be John Travolta's plane that he took on tour this summer.

Tim

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by tpk
Fri Oct 18, 2002 8:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Remove The Borders?
Replies: 8
Views: 2330

RE: Remove The Borders?

For what it's worth, I've had the same thing happen to me twice. Both of the shots weren't particularly interesting, so I didn't bother re-uploading them.

Tim

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by tpk
Wed Oct 16, 2002 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO All Jet, Or Not?
Replies: 11
Views: 2206

RE: CO All Jet, Or Not?

ExpressJet, which comprises most of Continental's feeder service, is a separate company that was spun off from Continental in an IPO last April. I believe it is ExpressJet's goal to have an all jet fleet. Commutair operates props for Continental Connection, but is not part of ExpressJet. I hope this...

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by tpk
Wed Oct 02, 2002 4:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Hassles At US Airports....on The Decline?
Replies: 5
Views: 3679

RE: Hassles At US Airports....on The Decline?

Re Jeff's post about SEA, it always surprises me that airport employees and people who work in and around the airport (e.g., security) find it so perplexing that someone could have aircraft photography as a hobby and always act as thought they've never seen anyone photographing a plane before. I'm n...

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by tpk
Wed Oct 02, 2002 12:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Hassles At US Airports....on The Decline?
Replies: 5
Views: 3679

RE: Hassles At US Airports....on The Decline?

I've visited LAX twice this summer and am planning to go back this weekend. No problems there at all.

It was a refreshing change from the east coast airports where the police weren't that friendly even before 9/11.

Tim

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by tpk
Tue Oct 01, 2002 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fellow Passenger Pet Peeves
Replies: 61
Views: 2756

RE: Fellow Passenger Pet Peeves

When the person at the window seat in the row in front of you decides to use a pillow (or their jacket as a pillow), they fall asleep and the pillow starts falling through the crack hitting you in the knee. Then you have to spend the rest of the flight trying to push it back up without bothering the...

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by tpk
Mon Sep 30, 2002 4:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Las Vegas Photography
Replies: 3
Views: 3129

RE: Las Vegas Photography

Royal & Jason-

Thanks for the help. It's nice to hear some good news about photography experiences once and a while. Take care and best wishes.

Tim

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by tpk
Mon Sep 30, 2002 11:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Las Vegas Photography
Replies: 3
Views: 3129

Las Vegas Photography

Has anyone had any trouble with the police at LAS recently?

It looks like the last run-in reported here was back in January. I'd appreciate any information anyone might have.

Tim

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by tpk
Thu Sep 12, 2002 5:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Please Help Me With This PS 6 Problem!
Replies: 7
Views: 5110

RE: Please Help Me With This PS 6 Problem!

Sorry, I must have been submitting my post as Jan's was added. I concur with what he said.

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by tpk
Thu Sep 12, 2002 5:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Please Help Me With This PS 6 Problem!
Replies: 7
Views: 5110

RE: Please Help Me With This PS 6 Problem!

Dmitry, Here's my best guess at how to help with your problem. As I understand the concept of scratch disks, when Photoshop opens, it reserves a certain amount of hard drive space on your computer to be able to perform its functions. If you have more than one hard drive, you can solve this problem b...

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by tpk
Thu Sep 12, 2002 1:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: This Delta 764 Pic
Replies: 119
Views: 11540

RE: This Delta 764 Pic

Not to beat a dead horse, but many shots from LAX may not look like that, but I bet that if you look at other shots taken from Imperial Hill on 1 September, you'll see plenty that do. Here's a few of mine from that day - the only difference between mine and Jay's being that I didn't use a polarizer....

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by tpk
Wed Sep 11, 2002 6:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: MAN Spotters Beware...Again!
Replies: 14
Views: 2715

RE: MAN Spotters Beware...Again!

Funny, being from the US, I thought this was going to be a post about how you're getting harassed by the cops in the UK. Nice to see that it's actually a post about some interesting traffic coming into Manchester.

Tim

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by tpk
Wed Sep 11, 2002 6:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon EOD D60 Image Quality W/ Canon USM Is Lenses
Replies: 18
Views: 4793

RE: Canon EOD D60 Image Quality W/ Canon USM Is Lenses

I'm the one with the noise. I've always shot ISO 100 and never had a problem when I had my D30. Then again, I was able to shoot Raw because the file sizes were significantly smaller. I think I've hastily deleted all of the photos that had it really bad, but if I'm able to find one and you wouldn't m...

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by tpk
Sun Sep 08, 2002 6:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: This Delta 764 Pic
Replies: 119
Views: 11540

RE: This Delta 764 Pic

I have to say that I find this entire discussion amusing as I was standing next to Jay taking photos on September 1 for almost the whole day. All of the shots are REAL and were taken from Imperial Hill to the south of LAX in El Segundo. The reason why the clouds are like that is, as Jay pointed out,...

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by tpk
Tue Aug 13, 2002 11:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting/Photography At LAX In December
Replies: 12
Views: 7691

RE: Spotting/Photography At LAX In December

I just returned from a weekend of photography at LAX and I have to say that it was one of the most positive experiences I've had post 9/11. Taking photos from the In and Out Burger, Westchester Parkway, a Burger King parking lot on the approach path to 24, and Imperial Hill, I wasn't hassled once by...

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by tpk
Fri Jun 21, 2002 11:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Your Camera Settings
Replies: 5
Views: 2496

RE: Your Camera Settings

- auto focus
- aperture priority for ramp shots (in the range of f8 to f11 if the lighting is good), shutter priority for motion shots (1/350 - 1/750 with panning)
- no flash
- two lenses: 28 - 80mm and 75 - 300mm
- digital (Canon EOS D30), formerly Kodachrome 64 slide film

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by tpk
Fri Jun 21, 2002 11:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX And PHX Airport Hotels
Replies: 4
Views: 2572

RE: LAX And PHX Airport Hotels

Jeremy, I just moved to Phoenix about a month ago, so I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think there are any hotels that offer good views of Sky Harbor. It isn't so much distance from the airport as it is that most are only a few floors tall. If you have some time and can head to the airport, the Termin...

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by tpk
Fri Mar 22, 2002 12:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography At EWR
Replies: 4
Views: 2203

RE: Photography At EWR

My experience at Newark is you'll get as many answers to that question as people you ask. No one has a clue what the official policy is although everyone tries to police their own version of the "law". Keep on taking photos!

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by tpk
Fri Mar 15, 2002 3:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting Places At SEA, OAK, Boeing, PHX, JFK
Replies: 6
Views: 5250

RE: Spotting Places At SEA, OAK, Boeing, PHX, JFK

PHX has a lot of great spotting locations and you're pretty much guaranteed to see America West Aircraft at all of them, including one or more of the 757s with the special liveries. Here are some of the spots: 1) Terminal 3 Parking Garage facing north: activity on runway 8-26 and taxiways 2) Termina...

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by tpk
Wed Feb 20, 2002 2:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: For The Millionth Time...EWR...
Replies: 16
Views: 3692

RE: For The Millionth Time...EWR...

EWRvirgin-

I just emailed you one of my Singapore 744 pics to the address in your profile. Let me know what you think.

Tim

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by tpk
Wed Feb 20, 2002 1:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: For The Millionth Time...EWR...
Replies: 16
Views: 3692

RE: For The Millionth Time...EWR...

Thanks. Man, I wish I could get a good shot of that 757-300. Mine from Saturday came out awful!

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by tpk
Wed Feb 20, 2002 1:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Much (less) Cropping Should I Aim For?
Replies: 2
Views: 2251

RE: How Much (less) Cropping Should I Aim For?

Based on the photos you have in your post, I'd say you have the right idea. I think a lot of the cropping is personal preference. I like to have anywhere from .5 to about 1 inch on either side for a 1024 X 768 pixel image. For the editing, I usually try the auto-adjustments (contrast and levels), fo...

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by tpk
Wed Feb 20, 2002 1:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: For The Millionth Time...EWR...
Replies: 16
Views: 3692

RE: For The Millionth Time...EWR...

EWRVirgin- With the high rate of rejections recently, I'm not sure if right now if any of them are good enough to upload. The sky in most of the photos from Friday turned out to be mostly overcast, which is a shame since I got some shots of the Singapore Airlines Megatop. I'll see what looks good af...

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by tpk
Wed Feb 20, 2002 1:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: My First 3 Photos On A.net!
Replies: 16
Views: 5361

RE: My First 3 Photos On A.net!

Congratulations, Fernando! I like the photos a lot.

Tim

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by tpk
Wed Feb 20, 2002 1:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: For The Millionth Time...EWR...
Replies: 16
Views: 3692

EWR Last Weekend

Chris, I was at EWR last Friday and Saturday and had the following experiences: I arrived on Friday and immediately called the Port Authority Police (as I had planned to do) to let them know who I was and what I was going to be doing. They said that they would send an officer out to meet me. Two off...

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