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Get ready for a gross-out at library

How strong is a teen’s stomach? Do you have guts of steel?

Go to the Mountlake Terrace Library today and prove you can’t be grossed out.

Eat weird food, evil milk shakes and creepy crawly munchies. There will be prizes for the most daring.

You need to register and bring a permission slip at 4 p.m. today at 23300 58th Ave. W.

For more information, call 425-776-8722.

Make it a safe Halloween night

AAA urges revelers of all ages to stay safe Friday night when celebrating Halloween.

The number of vehicle fatalities on Halloween increases when Oct. 31 is on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In Washington, from 1997 to 2006, there were 17 vehicle fatalities on Halloween, nine of them occurring on a Friday or Saturday.

Here are some tips:

Make plans to get home safely. If you intend to drink alcohol, make plans to get home safely by selecting a designated driver or arranging for a cab.

Stay overnight. If attending a party at a friend’s home, consider asking to stay overnight. If you’re in a downtown or commercial area, get a hotel within walking distance.

Have safe transportation options ready. If hosting a party with alcohol, make a list of cab companies and groups offering designated driver services.

Plan a travel route carefully. Avoid cutting through residential areas that could have a large number of trick-or-treaters.

Take care of designated drivers and offer alternatives to alcohol.

Mill Creek family wins while saving

The Sun family of Mill Creek took the grand prize in Snohomish County PUD’s “Capes on Tape” video competition.

Customers shared their best conservation stories on video. The family won an LCD Energy Star TV donated by Judd &Black.

The winning 30-second video features a young boy tackling various energy-saving measures throughout the family’s home.

A.J. Roberts of Edmonds won the second prize, an iPod Nano, for his “Captain Conservation” video. Bev Gardner of Everett won third prize, a PUD energy audit, for her “Bright Idea” video. To watch the videos, go to www.snopud.com.

Correction

Sunnycrest Elementary School in Lake Stevens was honored as a Washington school of distinction. The school was incorrectly identified in a story on Page B1 on Tuesday.

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