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Secret Service To Investigate Bush Visit Flap

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The U-S Secret Service is investigating claims that three people were removed from President Bush's town hall meeting on Social Security last week after being singled out because of a bumper sticker on their car.

The three individuals says they obtained tickets through the office of U-S Representative Bob Beauprez (BOH'-pray), a Colorado Republican. The three passed through security and were preparing to take their seats when they were approached by what they thought was a Secret Service agent who asked them to leave.

Thirty-eight-year-old Karen Bauer says the agent put his hand on her elbow, then steered her away from her seat and toward an exit.

Lon Garner, the special agent in charge of the Secret Service district office in Denver, says the Secret Service had nothing to do with it and says the incident is being investigated.


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