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First lady at World Series opener means stricter security, longer lines

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First lady Michelle Obama, wearing a hat and sunglasses, stands in line at a Target department store in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, after doing some shopping.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) By Charles Dharapak First lady Michelle Obama, wearing a hat and sunglasses, stands in line at a Target department store in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, after doing some shopping. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) By Charles Dharapak

(KMOV) – The gates of Busch Stadium will open for game one of the World Series on Thursday, and security will be tight as many high-profile people will be in attendance.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden will be present, highlighting MLB’s tribute to veterans.

The Cardinals organization says security will be stricter as a result and they should plan accordingly. Officials say visitors should not bring anything they would not take on a plane, and they should expect to wait in long lines for security checks.

Gates open at 4 p.m., and fans should plan on arriving early.

Before arriving at Busch, Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden will visit the V.A. Medical Center. They will also be answering questions about the MLB’s veteran initiative though MLB’s Facebook page or on Twitter (#askmichelle).

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