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September 7, 2012
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Critic of Reno air races safety files suit over ban

RENO — A longtime critic of safety procedures at the National Championship Air Races is suing organizers of the annual event in Reno to try to strike down their ban on his access to the competition where 11 people were killed in a crash near the grandstand a year ago.Mark S. Daniels, a former Army helicopter mechanic and air traffic controller, said in a civil complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Reno this week that he has a First Amendment right to attend the 49th annual races at Reno-Stead Airport Sept. 12-16.Daniels, 56, who considers himself a journalist and …

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