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Missouri Works for Safety

June 6, 2002
By: Julie Kroenig
State Capital Bureau

In the midst of what people are calling imminent future terrorist attacks, Missouri is working to protect the state.

Julie Kroenig has more in Jefferson City.

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Tim Daniels, named Special Security Advisor for the state of Missouri in September, says his office receives information from the FBI about threats.

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Contents: We are prepared to act, but right now I'm not sure how credible these threats are.

Daniels says they have made a good start in preparing for bioterrorism, but still have a long way to go.

Last week, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was removed from state buildings and replaced with a private security agency.

Daniels says this was done because it saves money and is just as effective.

As the liason to the Director of Homeland Security, Daniels plans on meeting with Tom Ridge at the end of the month.

Julie Kroenig, for CBS News, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Date: June 6, 2002

By: Julie Kroenig

State Capital Bureau

After many leaders said that future attacks to America are imminent, Missouri says it is ready.

Julie Kroenig has the story.

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In September, Tim Daniels was appointed Special Security Advisor for Missouri...since then he hasn't slowed down.

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Contents: We are preparing for bioterrorism, we have a long ways to go, but we have a good start.

Daniels receives information from the FBI about threats, but there has been nothing requiring extra security measures.

He says that in any event, Missouri is ready to act.

Daniels calls the replacement of Highway Patrol officers with a private security agency at the Capitol a "smart thing to do."

He says that they are just as effective as commissioned officers.

Julie Kroenig, for CBS News, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Date:June 6, 2002

By: Julie Kroenig

State Capital Bureau

Missouri's Special Security Advisor, Tim Daniels, has been working with Tom Ridge for safety within the state.

Julie Kroenig has more in Jefferson City.

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Since September, Tim Daniels has been preparing for the possibility of more terrorist attacks.

He says that Missouri is prepared to act in any event.

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Contents: We get information from the FBI and so far we haven't received any reasonable threats.

Daniels says they are preparing for bioterrorism.

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Contents: Although we have a long way to go come, we have a good start.

Daniels plans on meeting with Tom Ridge, Director of Homeland Security at the end of the month.

Julie Kroenig for CBS News, Jefferson City, Missouri.