Around Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Food needed for Thanksgiving baskets

JUNEAU -- The Glory Hole needs donations of turkeys and trimmings for Thanksgiving food boxes.

The downtown homeless shelter and kitchen has about 75 people on a list for food boxes and expects 25 to 50 more. Director Joan Decker said about 30 turkeys have been donated but more are needed, along with stuffing, canned pumpkin pie filling, rolls, bread and other goods.

Donations can be dropped off at the shelter at 247 S. Franklin St. Staff also will pick up donations; call 586-4159.

The Glory Hole also will serve a full Thanksgiving dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday. That meal follows the midday community Thanksgiving dinner at Hangar on the Wharf restaurant at Merchants Wharf downtown sponsored by the Salvation Army.

Scooter rules to get more discussion

JUNEAU -- The Juneau Assembly on Monday referred an ordinance that would regulate motorized scooters to a committee for more discussion.

As proposed, the ordinance would require motorized scooter riders to follow traffic rules and wear helmets and other safety gear. Riding a motorized scooter at night or with a passenger would be prohibited. Children under 14 wouldn't be allowed to ride motorized scooters. The ordinance wouldn't apply to slower, foot-powered scooters.

Karen Lawfer, coordinator of the Juneau SAFE KIDS Coalition, asked the Assembly to set a 15 mph speed limit and require operators to walk a motorized scooter across the road when making a left-hand turn. Helmets should meet Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines, she added.



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