Private flights restricted around Atlanta on Friday

ATLANTA (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is tightening security around Atlanta's airspace on Friday, when President Bush is expected to visit.

Citing security reasons, FAA officials would not explain the reason for the temporary restrictions on private flying in and around Atlanta.

But Bush is expected to come to Atlanta Friday to discuss the new Medicare prescription drug program with seniors. He also plans to give a speech at a Social Security forum.

Military or police aircraft may intercept any aircraft that violates the flight restrictions, FAA officials said in a statement.