September 29th, 2005


Ann Arbor Provides CodeRED Emergency Phone Alert

Ann Arbor Provides CodeRED Emergency Phone Alert:
Register Today for Emergency Notifications

The City's involvement in the CodeRED emergency communication phone alert
program was announced at last night's City Council meeting, September 6,
2005. People may register at any time online and change their information
when they move or get new cell phone numbers.

Ann Arbor residents and businesses are encouraged to register online to be
personally alerted in the event of an imminent threat to health and
safety-such as for a chemical spill, evacuation notice, bomb threat, boil
water notification, or missing child alert-through the CodeRED program
provided by the City of Ann Arbor's new contract with Emergency
Communications Network.

The CodeRED system is capable of dialing 60,000 phone numbers per hour,
making three attempts to connect to any registered number and delivering a
recorded message to a live person or answering machine within a specific
geographic area or for the entire city.

To register your phone number, select the CodeRED option on the City of Ann
Arbor's main web page,, and provide your name, address,
primary phone number and alternate phone number. Those without Internet
access may pick up a free CodeRED registration form from the Customer
Service Center, 220 E. Huron, or from the 24-hour Police Desk in City Hall,
100 N. Fifth Ave. Place the completed forms in the payment deposit boxes at
either location.

CodeRED notification is also recommended for individuals interested in
receiving emergency information related to a specific Ann Arbor address,
such as for nearby relatives of an elderly or disabled Ann Arbor resident,
or managers of rental properties within the city limits. Numbers within the
CodeRED system will not be used or sold for any other application.

(passed on from an update I get as a member of the city neighborhood crime watch)

Another notice: come meet your service people

A family event this Friday

Sponsored by the
Washtenaw County Crime Prevention Officers Association

WHERE: Briarwood Mall Parking Lot

WHEN: Friday, September 30, 2005
from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

FEATURING: Washtenaw County Area Police Agencies
United States Air Force
Detroit Police Blue Pigs
United States National Guard
Special Tactics Unit
Andy the Ambulance
Non-Profit Organizations
A Crafts Table from Michaels

FREE Food, Entertainment and Raffle Prizes
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Brian and Anne

I read banned books

(from tammylc)

In honor of Banned Books Week, a list of the 100 most banned books. Ones I've read are bolded. Like Tammy, I'm quite surprised by some of the titles on the list. A lot of them are taught in American literature classes, which *would* tend to earn them attention. The list is the 100 most challenged books of 1990-2000 from the American Library Association. Certain authors, like Judy Bloom, seem particularly targetted. And of course our female african-american authors...
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