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Byline: Luke Timmerman
Jul. 25--Tom Ridge has a job that forces him to worry about terrorism, but for one beautiful July evening with Boeing executives in the owner's box at Safeco Field, he could relax.
The talk "was just baseball," said John Stammreich, Boeing vice president of homeland security, who also watched from the box Wednesday as the Mariners beat Oakland. "His rules."
Of course, Boeing had more than baseball in mind.
The company is after billions of dollars in homeland-security business, and Ridge, U.S. secretary of homeland security, oversees a $40 billion-a-year budget and a web of 170,000 employees.
Especially during …