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Sunday, Jan. 1, and Monday, Jan. 2, all liquor stores will be closed. On Saturday, Dec. 31, Main Street’s liquor store at 524 Main Street will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., while Sidewinder Drive’s liquor store at 1901 Sidewinder Drive will open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Levine earns divorce planning degree

The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts announces that Noah Levine of Wachovia Securities in Park City recently completed a specialized educational program in professional divorce planning and is now a certified divorced financial analyst.

Levine works with the client’s attorney to help provide guidance on financial issues which surface during divorce. According to the institute, Levine is one of three analysts to receive certification in the state of Utah. Applications for Inc. magazine’s 500 fastest growing companies available

Inc. magazine and have started the search nationwide for the 2006 award winners for the publication’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies list.

Last year, Utah ranked No. 3 on the list of metropolitan areas with the most Inc. 500 companies per million residents.

A preliminary qualification form is available at Inc. com, and it will only be there through Jan. 15. In late January and February, Inc. staff will contact the companies that have a chance at making the list and ask them to fill out a more detailed application.

Independent, privately-held companies, based in the United States, with four full years of operating history are invited to apply. Companies must provide their revenue figures for 2002, 2003, 2004 and an estimate for 2005 to qualify for consideration.

Winners will receive coverage in the Inc 500 issue scheduled for next summer and will be featured guests at the 2006 Inc. 500 conference, the nation’s most important gathering of rapidly growing companies.

AAA offers free tow for drinking drivers New Year’s Eve

This year, AAA Utah is launching a new program called "Tipsy Tow." If you have too much to drink, just call AAA and you and your car will be towed home for free. The program is open to everyone. You do not need to be a AAA member to take advantage of this service to the community.

AAA will offer the service to drinking drivers from 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until 6 a.m. on New Year’s Day in Utah, Nevada and Northern California. Drivers, potential passengers, party hosts, bartenders and restaurant managers can call (800) 222-4357 for a free tow home of up to seven miles. Just tell the AAA operators "I need a Tipsy Tow," and a truck will be on its way.

The service will provide a one-way ride for the driver and vehicle to the driver’s home. If there are additional passengers who need a ride, they will be taken to the driver’s home as long as there is sufficient room for them to be transported safely in the tow truck. You cannot make a reservation.

Despite the decline in alcohol-related crashed in the last decade, alcohol is still a factor in more than 16,000 vehicle crash deaths each year in the United States. Drunk-driving crashes also account for about 60 percent of highway deaths of young people age 16 to 24 each year, according to AAA.

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