The container ship MV American Tern has pulled into Naval Station Everett and will stay until the end of the month. The ship, one of seven container ships operated by the Military Sealift Command, is the main supply vessel for Americans stationed in Antarctica and is also used to take cargo to Greenland. The 521-foot vessel, which was built in Germany in 1990, is operated by a civilian crew of about 20.

According to Snohomish County Assessor Cindy Portmann, low-income seniors and disabled folks may qualify for a reduction in their 2004 property taxes.

Property tax bills were mailed this week by the county treasurer’s office. Information on exemptions is on the back of the bill, and people are already calling Portmann’s office to apply.

Brochures and application packets are available at the Snohomish County Assessor’s Office. For more information, call 425-388-3433.

Children entering grades two through 12 who have suffered the loss of a loved are invited to register for a summer session at Camp Killoqua’s Camp Willie.

The one-week camp near Stanwood gives children the opportunity to be with people their own age who have experienced similar losses. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

For more information, call 425-258-5437.

After losing an hour of sleep on April 4 when daylight-saving time begins, how about getting a wake-up call from Robin Leach, the man who did the TV show “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” so you don’t oversleep the following Monday morning?

Maxwell House coffee is offering the deal. To register for the free call, call 866-MH-CALLS.

By the way, you have to register from the same phone that will receive the call on April 5.

If you have an item for FYI, call Kristi O’Harran at 425-339-3451. If you have a news tip or an idea for a local story, call the city desk at 425-339-3428, or e-mail

Other numbers to call:

Everett, 425-339-3200

425-339-3470, after 4 p.m.

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