The Manassas City Council has asked City Attorney Turner Smith to prepare an ordinance setting a $15 fine for motorists ticketed for parking in a fire lane. In a letter to the council, a shopping center manager said that police officers do not ticket people who park in fire lanes because it costs more to process the paper work than the amount of the $8 fine. The council accepted the recommendation of new City Manager Macon Sammons and Police Chief Sam Ellis in setting the $7 increase.

Preschool children may still register for an evening story time at the Central Library at 8601 Mathis Ave. in Manassas. The free program for 3- to 5-year-olds will be held through Nov. 26 from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The wood carvings of Nokesvile resident Carlton Harris are featured at the Manassas library through today, along with several books about the craft of carving, termed "America's rural heritage" by the library.

Registration forms for the annual Manassas Health Run, slated for Saturday, are available in the lobby of the Prince William Hospital, 8700 Sudley Rd. The fee for the 10-kilometer run, which will begin at 8:30 a.m., is $7. There is a $5 fee for the fun walk/run at 9 a.m. with a $3.50 fee for senior citizens and children. All participants will receive T-shirts and refreshments and will be eligible for prizes after the race. The race is sponsored by the hospital's Wellness Program and the Greater Manassas Jaycees, which will share the proceeds.