Y2K Readiness

A panel of professionals will address a number of issues related to the so-called Y2K computer problem on Nov. 15 to help senior citizens understand and address the computer glitch.

Speakers include representatives from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Social Security Administration, Virginia Power, the City of Alexandria Fire Department and Consumer Affairs Office, the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority and the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Project.

The panelists also will address possible Y2K scams targeting senior citizens.

The free event, sponsored by the Alexandria Office of Aging and Adult Services, will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St.

A reception will follow the discussion. For information, call 703-838-0927.

DMV Goes Online

Car owners can now check the Web site of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to determine the best time to visit a customer service center.

The department's Web site, www.dmv.state.va.us, has information on the current wait times in all 73 offices.The site also gives information on what time of day, week or month is the best to visit each office.

"Typically, the least busy times are in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week, in the middle of the month," DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb said in a written statement.

Directions, office hours and exact location information about each office are also available.