A possible shutdown of the federal government has already created a casualty: Passport Day in the USA. The event scheduled for Saturday at passport offices across the country, including South Norwalk, has been canceled.

The U.S. State Department issued the following statement: "Because of a possible government shutdown, the Department of State must cancel 'Passport Day in the USA,' which had been scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2011. During this annual event, passport agencies and participating passport acceptance facilities nationwide open their doors for U.S. citizens to receive passport services without an appointment. We regret that we cannot offer this service as planned."

Jamiss Sebert, director of the Norwalk office, said, "I'm sure it will be rescheduled once the budget problem is worked out. I would guess sometime in May." For further updates on the status of Passport Day and other passport issues, check the State Department website.

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