Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Friday, October 26, 2001

Halloween rules keep kids safe

The Juneau Police Department would like children to have a fun and safe Halloween this year. It has issued the following guidelines to make this a safe Halloween for all:

Trick or treat with a responsible adult. Never go alone.

Go only to the homes of friends or relatives, and only if the lights are on.

Stay on the porch. Never go inside.

Save all treats until an adult can check them. Bartlett Regional Hospital will x-ray your candy if you wish.

Stay in well-lit areas.

Give your costume a safety check: Can you see through your mask easily? Can you hear well? Make sure your ears aren't covered, and wear light-colored clothing or reflective tape so that you can be seen easily.

Wear warm clothes.

Don't forget your flashlight.

There is a 10 p.m. curfew for youth under 16 years of age.

Nov. 9 deadline for applications

Friday, Nov. 9, is the deadline for submitting applications to be considered at the next American Seafoods Community Advisory Board meeting.

The Advisory Board will meet again in early December to review and approve new requests for funding. $30,000 remains in the 2001 budget for the funding of worthy projects in Alaska. Projects previously funded range from support for food banks, community resource centers, boy scouts, public radio and other community needs.

The Advisory Board includes Alaskans from all regions of the state, and meets three times per year to review requests.

Applications must be submitted in writing no later than Nov. 9 to be considered. For more information, contact Kim Lynch, (206)448-0300, or visit www.americanseafoods.com.

Help available on bill payments

If your blood pressure suddenly rose through the roof upon seeing a $73 amount on your Waste Management bill, there's an easy explanation. Waste Management is now billing quarterly, so the amount for container pickup on current bills is for three months - not one.

For details, call 780-7800, Ext. 5.

There's a change for City and Borough taxpayers and consumers, too. You can now make CBJ payments by credit card via telephone by dialing 1-800-272-9829, Jurisdiction Code 12021. Or you can make payments by Internet at www.officialpayments.com.

For details, call 586-5261.

As to Alaska Electric Light and Power Company, browse their Web site at www.aelp.com for information on outages, safety and conservation tips, and a look at their 100-year-plus history.

Beginning this month, click on "My Account Information" to see your bill and transaction history. (Eventually, 12 months of transactions will be available here.) Easy Pay customers can change the payment date and the maximum total bill that will be automatically paid.

Write them at service@aelp.com or call the R.C.A.'s Consumer Hot Line at 1-800-390-2782.

Lodging sought for performers

Housing is needed for 25 drummers and dancers coming to the Mini-Pow Wow that is scheduled for Nov. 23-24. They are coming in from Jemez Pueblo, N. M. and Yakima, Wash. They are expected to arrive on Nov. 23 and leave on Nov. 25. You will not have to feed them.

For more information, call Garfield Katasse at 907-586-8187 after 5 p.m. or write Juneau Pow Wow Club, 326 4th St. Apt. 306, Juneau, AK 99801.



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