Northwest NEWS

March 1, 1999

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FEMA issues consumer guide for Y2K preparations

   The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a free consumer's guide to preparing for the Year 2000. The Y2K Bulletin contains answers to questions most commonly asked about Y2K: what to do about consumer electronic products, including personal computers; steps for small business owners; and other topics of interest. Single and multiple copies of the four-page newsletter are available. To order, call 1-800-480-2520. Copies also are available on FEMA's website, www.fema.gov/y2k.

Residential burning allowed

   Residential outdoor burning will be allowed from March 1 to May 31, 1999. Residents who wish to burn yard waste must live outside the "No Burn Zone" as designated by Puget Sound Air Pollution Control and must follow the rules and regulations of the district. A written copy of the rules can be obtained at any fire station or by calling 483-2131, ext. 93, for a recored message.

Cookie sale

   To order Girl Scout cookies, call 1-800-767-6845, or order at their website by credit card only: www.GirlScoutsTotem.org.