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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Planning for the last attack doesn't make Americans safer
Topic - Don Farnan
As airport officials tried to figure out how a 300-pound arrival-departure panel fell off the wall and onto a family, the mother of a boy who was killed by the sign lay in a hospital with her own injuries, still unaware of what happened.
"Ryan is especially grateful for the amazing support of the people in Birmingham. They even started a fund for the family at a bank there," Father Farnan said. "There are long, loving arms that stretch between Birmingham and Kansas City."
"His dad said he was thrilled. He was an adventurous kid. He loved sports," said Father Farnan, a priest at St. Thomas More Church in Kansas City, Mo.