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THE Page 8 OGDEN VALLEY NEWS Volume X Issue X September 1, 2004 Americans save just two percent of their disposable personal income, according to an August 2004 report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. During World War II, the savings rate was 24 percent. Like their parents, children are spending their money instead of saving it. In fact, the average American teenager spends $103 a week, according to Teen Research Unlimited. To help build strong saving habits and financial accountability among young people, Zions Bank has launched the Kidsgreen program. Kidsgreen is a new stepby-step banking system that teaches children the benefits of saving and budgeting, and rewards them for using money wisely. Targeted to children up through the age of 12, Kidsgreen pays Zions Bank’s best interest rate. For balances below $1,000, the rate is one percent higher than the rate for Zions Bank’s Gold Money Market Rate, which is typically given to deposit balances higher than $1 million. There is no minimum opening deposit, and no minimum monthly balance required. “The Kidsgreen program shows parents how Zions is their partner and ally in helping their children learn about good financial habits,” said LeeAnne Linderman, executive vice president of Zions Bank’s retail banking division. When a child opens a Kidsgreen account, they receive a New Account Kit designed to teach them about money management and the fundamentals of banking. The kit features a Where is Waldo-style passbook to help kids get in the habit of recording the reasons for their deposits and withdrawals. Children receive stickers as rewards for keeping their registry book current. Also included in the New Account Kit is a coloring book with definitions of banking terms. “When children walk into Zions Bank with their parents, they are treated individually as young customers, not as kids who are secondary to adults with paychecks,” Linderman said. “Our bankers have been specifically trained to speak directly to children as clients, using words they can understand so that from a very early age they can learn responsibility for their very own account and its activity.” Zions Bank is Utah’s oldest financial institution, and has been serving the communities of Utah for 130 years. Additional information is available at <www.zionsbank.com> UDOT Area Construction Please note, an expanded copy of this report is available on the UDOT Web site: www.udot.utah. gov WEBER COUNTY In the period from May through July of 2002, calls to 1-866-TIP-A-COP line nearly doubled resulting in the discovery of a Methamphetamine lab, the seizure of ten pounds of marijuana, six pounds of Methamphetamine, a half-pound of cocaine, and dozens of arrests for possession of various illegal drugs. “The overwhelming response to this program is an affirmation that our communities are full of people that care about their neighborhood and the environment in which they live and raise their children,” said Mike Ashment, Commander of the Weber Morgan Narcotic Strike Force. The Weber Morgan Narcotic Strike Force and Ogden City Operation Weed & Seed program have teamed up for a community safety fair to be held September 2, 2004. This event will include a press conference to kick off the booster TIP-A-COP campaign organized to help take back the streets of Ogden. From 6 8:30 p.m., Central Middle School, located at 2563 Monroe Blvd., will be bustling with activities and games designed to reduce the abuse of drugs and criminal activity on the streets. Last year over 500 people attended the event and this year more than 1,000 are expected to participate. More than 20 booths will be available from sponsors like the Marshall White Center, Treehouse Children’s Museum, and the American Red Cross, with activities designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for the Tip a Cop program, strengthen neighborhood spirit, build a stronger police-community partnership, and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are fighting back. Representatives from the Weber Morgan Narcotic Strike Force and Ogden City Mayor Matthew Godfrey will speak from 6:30 — 6:45 p.m. Law enforcement demonstrations will begin at 7:00 p.m. “This community safety fair is a unique opportunity for law enforcement personnel to interact with residents on issues that concern the public in promoting safe neighborhoods,” said Karen Thurber, Ogden City senior project coordinator and director of Operation Weed and Seed. “We want to send a strong message that criminals aren’t welcome in our neighborhoods, and law abiding citizens, who greatly outnumber criminals, are not going to take it anymore!” The goals of Tip a Cop and Operation Weed & Seed are to increase community awareness and participation in Neighborhood-Watch programs, maintain an intelligence database of criminal activity, and create a partnership—to share leads and information—between all law enforcement agencies in Weber and Morgan Counties. “The information provided by citizens is truly a key factor in our ability to impact the drug problem in our community. That’s why we’ve adopted the slogan ‘It’s Your Neighborhood’ to emphasize the importance of ownership and collaboration between the community and the police,” said Ashment. Of specific concern to the Strike Force are Methamphetamine or “meth” labs, which have proliferated in residential areas in recent years. Because of the ease of creating Meth, the Strike Force has compiled a list of behaviors, chemicals, and waste items associated with the manufacturing of Meth. In order to discover more about this community issue, Weber Morgan Narcotic Strike Force and Weed and Seed partnered with Weber State University faculty, staff, and students in the psychology department to conduct an undergraduate pre-post research study to uncover information needed to benefit community efforts. “It gives the students a great opportunity to take the concepts and theories they learn in class and apply it to the real world,” said John Kowalewski, university Communication Director. This insightful data gathered by Weber State University helped the Weber Morgan Narcotic Strike Force and Ogden Weed & Seed realize that citizens of Weber County and Ogden City are unaware of the noticeable signs of drug use, distribution, and manufacturing. For this reason, we have included a few tell-tell signs: o Numerous matchbooks with strike plates removed, a ao a a 2700 N., I-15 in Farr West to Washington Blvd. in North Ogden, roadway reconstruction, widening, and new alignment The project will provide a key freeway connector for the cities of North Ogden and Pleasant View and make needed capacity improvements through Farr West. Project scope includes reconstruction and widening of 2700 N. between Interstate 15 in Farr West and U.S. 89 in Pleasant View to two lanes in each direction with a center turn median. Sidewalk placement is now in progress on 2700 N. between I-15 and U.S. 89. Roadway signing and landscaping are underway. Traffic signal installation is in progress on 2700 N. at U.S. 89. Reconstruction of 2600 N. between 300 E. and Washington Blvd. is in progress and traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction in this area. 2700 N. is closed to traffic from 1000 W. to Washington Blvd. Law enforcement is Report patrolling this area and violators will be ticketed for trespassin, 2550 S. has re-opened to traffic. Due to a modified intersection configuration, U.S. 89 access has changed for westbound 2550 S. traffic. Motorists are advised to follow existing signing. The project’s public information hotline can be accessed at 801-940-2402. Expected completion: Fall 2004. North Ogden Divide Work on the North Ogden Divide continues. The road is scheduled to be reopened by the end of September 2004. S.R. 39 at intersection of S.R. 158 (Pineview Dam), Intersection Improvement Project Intersection safety improvement in progress. Adjustments will be made to the vertical curve to improve motorist sight distance. S.R. 39 is closed just east of Pineview Dam from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly through early September. One lane in each direction will be maintained between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. daily. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds and use caution in the work zone due to gravel surfaces. Expected completion: September 2004. Residents Fight for Safe Neighborhoods at Community Safety Fair a Zions Bank Launches “Kidsgreen” Banking System to Educate, Reward Young Clients for Savings (801)745-4221 Na Prestigious Victorian Ranch $1,100,000 12.78 ac. Horse Ranch w/100’ x120’ heated indoor riding arena. 4,800 sq.ft. home, 7 BD, 4 BA. Great retreat. Call Joan 675-0444 Eden Office 2405 Highway 158 a ; BRANCH BROKER a We Cree (801)745-1538 firstname.lastname@example.org a Equestrian Estate $1,200,000 Custom 5,462 sq.ft. country home, with wonderful "GREAT" room. 10.92 acres 7,500 sq.ft. of barns. 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Labs collections of discarded striker are often found in garages, tool sheds, and house trailers on the property. Late night or all night activity may be observed in the home of these structures. Cooks and associates are very secretive, very paranoid and protective about the lab. If asked about activities they may become very defensive, even hostile. Up of long periods of time (several days) without sleep, followed with long periods of “crash” sleep. Kids in home are often neglected, left unattended for long periods. High volume of short-term visitors, often all night. Some visitors will park down the street and walk to the house, stay for brief visit, then walk back to vehicle. The vehicle may have several passengers; usually one person only will go to the home. There will often be many vehicles in the yard and parked on the street. Many users claim to earn their money by working on cars, but few are legitimate mechanics. No one in the home has a real job. Run down houses and yards. Utilities are sometimes shut off due to non-payment. Surveillance cameras. Windows of the house covered, sometimes with blankets or sheets. Hand-to-hand exchange of packages and cash. Some homes offer curbside business to cars that pull up out front. Discarded items such as syringes, Ziploc bags, glass tubes with burn residue in your yard or around the home of the suspects. hemicals or other products used: Muriatic Acid Acetone/Drano Lighter fluid Hydrogen Peroxide/Rubbing Alcohol Cases or boxes of matchbooks Coffee Filters Cold/allergy remedies that contain ephedrine or pseudoephedrine Now is the time as citizens, neighbors, and family members to take an active role in creating a healthy, safe and drug-free community for the children and families. Q LOTS & ACREAGE LIBERTY & NORDIC | 1 AC wooded, stream & a OPEN HOUSE 1-5 p.m. August 14 & 15 Victorian-5,0000 Sq. Ft. on lacre. 3-car gar.. 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(may contain dangerous waste products) Vinyl gas cans or plastic garbage bags with duct taped hoses/tubing sticking out (extremely dangerous) Multiple discarded bottles or boxes of over the counter cold/allergy remedies containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine or discarded blister packs that contain these products. Coffee filters with dark red or brown stains. Residents do not use curbside garbage pickup. House garbage will be stored in garbage bags, and hauled away from the home. Vents blowing from inside the home to the outside. Vents are often makeshift and homemade. There may be a chemical smell from this vent.