- The nation's 55th presidential inauguration, the first
to be held since 9/11, will take place this month under perhaps the heaviest
security of any in U.S. history.
- Dozens of federal and local law enforcement agencies
and military commands are planning what they describe as the heaviest possible
security. Virtually everyone who gets within eyesight of the president
either during the Jan. 20 inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol or
the inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue later in the day will first
go through a metal detector or receive a body pat-down.
- Other instructions given performers include a warning
NOT TO LOOK DIRECTLY at Bush while passing the presidential reviewing stand,
not to look to either side and not to make any sudden movements.
- "They want you to just look straight ahead,"
said Danielle Adam, co-director of the Mid American Pompon All Star Team
from Michigan, which also performed in the 2001 inaugural parade.