SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Federal officials at Lindbergh Field will mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks Saturday with an annual color-guard presentation and wreath-laying at the bayside airport.
The brief ceremony will start at 8:46 a.m., the time of impact of the first of two hijacked jetliners flown into the World Trade Center in New York by al-Qaeda terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001.
A color guard from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration will perform the service at a small memorial in an outdoor area between the two main terminals at San Diego International Airport, said Nancie Carroll, a spokeswoman for the federal agency.
The observation, which has been held each year since 2002, will include a moment of silence throughout the airport, Lindbergh Field information officer Steve Shultz said.
Carroll said she was unaware of any plans for added local security during the anniversary of the attacks, which led to dramatic and lasting increases in oversight at travel centers and government facilities throughout the country.
"It's business as usual," she said.
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A small plane crashed Saturday evening near the El Capitan Reservoir, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department confirmed.
Backers of an initiative that would allow San Diego State University to buy the SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley for campus expansion are scheduled to begin seeking petition signatures Saturday.
Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide."
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The San Diego Police Department announced Saturday that officers will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations.
The San Diego Gulls allowed power-play and shorthanded goals in the first period and an empty-net goal in the third in a 4-2 loss to the Stockton Heat Friday night at Stockton.
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