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ted kennedy

Clerical error puts Kennedy on "no fly" list

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1. Wide of Senate panel 2. Wide of witness table 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Ted Kennedy, Senator, Massachusetts "Tried to get on the plane back to Washington. You can't get on the plane. I went up to the desk and said, 'I've been getting on this plane for 42 years, why can't I get on the plane?' They said, 'You can't get on the plane back to Washington.' So my administrative assistant talked to the Department of Homeland Security and they said it was some mistake. It happened three more times, and finally Secretary Ridge called to apologise." 4. Wide from behind witness table 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Lee Hamilton, September 11th Commissioner "We believe if you look at our system very carefully, the creation of the national intelligence director has a number of benefits that will strengthen competitive analysis and decrease the possibility of politicisation of intelligence. You can't ever remove the prospect of politicisation of intelligence, but you can decrease it." 6. Wide of room 7. Medium of witness table 8. Senators STORYLINE: The Senate Judiciary Committee heard from one of its own members on Thursday about problems with the airlines' "no fly" lists. The no-fly lists are kept by airlines and list the names of people who are not allowed to board airplanes because they are considered a security risk. Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts says his name showed up on a watch list last April while trying to fly between Boston and Washington. The whole thing turned out to be a mistake, and supervisors at the airport eventually allowed him to board. But Kennedy says it took several weeks before his name was stricken from the list. The Senate committee also heard from members of the 911 Commission. Various committees on Capitol Hill are holding hearings regarding recommendations by the 911 Commission during the month of August while the entire Congress is in recess. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9e66ba35a89a61c43d92acb6b6a57a9c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork