Sunday, September 9, 2018

Update: I-5 Back Open

Posted By on Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 10:06 AM

Flames from the Delta Fire near an Interstate 5 exit on Saturday. - INTERAGENCY FIRE MANAGEMENT TEAM
  • Interagency Fire Management Team
  • Flames from the Delta Fire near an Interstate 5 exit on Saturday.
Update: Caltrans reports Interstate 5 has reopened between Redding and Mount Shasta.
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The Delta Fire has grown to nearly 41,000 acres and continues to force the closure of a stretch of Interstate 5 this morning with another evaluation of the threat to public safety set to take place this afternoon, according to a Caltrans tweet.

Two “soft closures” have been established in areas of the blaze, now 5 percent contained, affecting the communities of Lakehead and Dunsmuir with certain conditions but the interagency fire management team notes that “visitors and tourists will not be granted access.”

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Flight 93 "Tower of Voices" Memorial to be Dedicated Today

Posted By on Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM

The Tower of Voice memorial to the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93. - NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
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  • The Tower of Voice memorial to the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93.
Encircled by trees and rising above a sprawling Pennsylvania meadow brimming with wild flowers, the 93-foot Tower of Voices is being dedicated today in memory of the 33 passengers and seven crew members who died aboard Flight 93 amid the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Each of them — including former Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Manager Richard Guadagno — are represented by the 40 wind chimes that cascade down the concrete memorial.

The design, according to the Flight 93 Memorial’s website, is meant to allow their silenced voices to continue to resonate with “tones that convey, through harmony and discord, both the serenity of the site and the tragic event.”

The 10 a.m. ceremony will be live-streamed on the Friends of Flight 93 website, which can be found here.
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Guadagno, 38, is believed to have been among the passengers and crew who stormed the cockpit after hijackers took over the flight, bringing down the plane on an empty field rather than its intended target, thought to have been the U.S. Capitol.

Seventeen years later, the pain of his loss is evident as Diqui LaPenta recalls their time together, her voice breaking with emotion as she talks about the man she knew and once thought she might marry.

“It’s a blessing to have loved so deeply to hurt so much,” LaPenta says. “No, it’s something you don’t get over, but you get through it. Over and over again, you get through it.”


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