November 12, 2003

The State Department on Friday reiterated a warning to Americans traveling to Malaysia. Citing concerns over the presence of terrorist organizations in Southeast Asia, the State Department cautioned Americans to avoid travel in Sabah, an area along Malaysia's eastern coast where several people recently were kidnapped from a resort. Americans traveling to Malaysia are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur as well as review the department's most recent travel updates.

The wildfires in San Diego County were 100 percent contained by last Friday, according to the California Department of Forestry. The San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau said areas in the county's outlying rural communities continue to recover from the fires, with some of the most serious damage sustained in the Cleveland National Forest, El Capitan Reservoir, Lake Cuyamaca, Palomar Mountain and Mount Laguna areas.